Birth Freely is thrilled to bring you this comprehensive childbirth class that covers everything from the birth process to partner support and advocacy to bonus breastfeeding and baby basics! If you want to take a class that provides mentorship from an expert, includes the flexibility of online learning, prepares both you and your partner for the birth of your baby and include breastfeeding and newborn care, look no further. Learn the most recent evidence on all birth related topics so you can make your best decisions in a friendly, open, and safe atmosphere. Only 6 couples per class so don't delay! Upcoming series dates are below and new dates will be added soon.
Spring Session: April 11th - May 2nd Fast Track **SOLD OUT
Calls are April 11th 1:30-3:30pm, April 18th 8-9pm, April 25th 8-9pm, and May 2nd 5:30-7:30pm
Due late July or August?
Summer Session A: June 13 - July 11th Fast Track
Calls are June 13th, 1:30-3:30pm, June 21st 8-9pm, June 28th 8-9pm, July 6th 8-9pm, July 11th TBD
Summer Session B: August 1st - August 29th
Calls will be scheduled soon
Investment is per couple. Each ticket level is described here.
$267 for the Basic Ticket
$347 for the Deluxe Ticket
Labor of Love, A Couples' Workshop
Cat LaPlante, founder of Birth Freely Birth Services, and Carrie Randazzo, founder of Holimomma Yoga & Massage, team up to bring you an informative, hands-on workshop that will prepare you and your birth partner for the laborand birth of your child. During this workshop you will:
Gain a deeper understanding of the labor process that includes: the stages of labor, variations during this process, signs of progression and stalling/slowing down.
Learn comfort and relaxation techniques that include: supportive positioning for each stage of labor and ways to help with optimal fetal positioning; massage and counter pressure to reduce stress and discomfort; breath-work to use during contractions; and gain an overall understanding of the mind/body connection.
Discuss how to become your own birth advocate by: learning way to express your individual goals, understanding how to make informed decisions during your labor including if presented with unexpected obstacles/interventions, and ways to create a positive, supportive birthing environment.
*Perfectly compliments Demystifying Your Hospital Birth*. Take alone or bundle with the Birth Basics Bundle at check out.
2021 Dates (remaining) March 21st, 1:30-4:30pm May 2nd, 1:30-4:30pm *in person or live virtual options July 11th, 1:30-4:30pm *in person or live virtual options September 12th, 1:30-4:30pm *in person or live virtual options Investment is $130 per couple
Demystifying Your Hospital Birth
A class for couples giving birth in a hospital who want to know more about the physiology of labor along with how the inner workings of the hospital (policy and procedure) can affect the labor process. This class will empower you to establish a family centered birth environment, decreasing your risk of traumatic birth, after you gain perspective of how routine care effects labor. During this workshop you will:
Gain a deeper understanding of the labor process including interventions .
Learn about the different hospital procedures, polices, and routines at our local hospitals and what this means for your labor.
Discuss advocacy techniques in order to avoid trauma and to truly make YOUR BIRTH, YOUR OWN.
*Perfectly compliments Labor of Love*. Take alone or bundle with the Birth Basics Bundle at check out.
2021 Dates (remaining) April 11th, 4:30-6:30pm July 8th, 6:30 - 8:30pm *in person or live virtual options Investment is $40 per couple
Path to Parenthood
Having a baby can be quite overwhelming. In this interactive two hour workshop we will cover what to expect immediately after birth and the fourth trimester. In the first hour of class we will go over umbilical cord care, diapering, bathing, signs & symptoms of illness, and creating a safe sleep environment. We will also cover the postpartum period, healing emotionally and physically, and how to create a smooth transition to parenthood with time for an open and safe discussion at the end. This workshop focuses on not only your new bundle of joy but also how Mom and Dad are healing and processing the new transitions. *BONUS Q&A with a Board Certified Pediatrician! Take alone or bundle with the Birth Basics Bundle at check out.
2021 Dates (remaining) March 25th, 6:30-8:30pm May 6th, 6:30-8:30pm *in person or live virtual options July 11th, 6:30-8:30pm *in person or live virtual options September 14th, 6:30-8:30pm *in person or live virtual options Investment is $40 per couple. Nurslings are welcome!
The 'Be Ready Bundle' includes your choice dates of the following three classes for a discounted price of $199: - Demystifying Your Hospital Birth - Labor of Love - Path to Parenthood
The 'Birth Basics Bundle' includes your choice dates of the following two classes for a discounted price of $165: - Demystifying Your Hospital Birth - Labor of Love
Looking for a comprehensive Birth Class that provides flexibility and the most recent evidence on birth practices? The Evidence Based Birth® Childbirth Class is for the couple that wants to know it all and have the content at their finger tips while building community relationships and being mentored by Cat, your personal birth expert! Click here to learn more about it.