THESE CLASSES NOW AVAILABLE IN THE CROSSROADS AREA
BIRTH BOOT CAMP COMPREHENSIVE If you desire an unmedicated birth, are first-time parents, or are preparing for a VBAC, this class will prepare you on all levels – physically, mentally, and emotionally. Workbook included. This class series runs 25 hours and is typically taught over a 10-week period, or ten 2.5 hour sessions. Maybe you noticed this class isn’t new, and you’d be right. When we started this company, the 10 week, comprehensive class was our one and only. The original class however, has undergone improvements for both the in-person and online versions. Online, we have broken up the classes into more bite-sized portions that work for your busy life. In-person, we have revamped our instructor manual and teaching tools so that your local childbirth educator can present information in a manner that is fun and engaging. We are committed to continually improving our curriculum and materials!
BREASTFEEDING: THE ULTIMATE MRE (Included in Birth Boot Camp Comprehensive) This downloadable video, taught by IBCLC Mellanie Sheppard, includes: expert advice, specific instructions on how to breastfeed, tips on how to properly latch and prevent nursing pain, how to know if your baby is getting enough milk, stories from other moms, troubleshooting problems, returning to work and pumping your milk, nursing in public with confidence, and much more! Running time: Approx. 3.5 hours
FOOD AND FITNESS PROGRAM Being healthy and low-risk through nutrition and exercise will not only help you in the delivery room, but you will feel better during pregnancy and recover more quickly postpartum. Birth Boot Camp has designed a program especially for you. Build a great physical foundation for your pregnancy, birth, and baby. The Food and Fitness workbook helps you prepare for a fit and fabulous pregnancy, birth, and postpartum. Read the 50+ page workbook cover to cover, or use it as a reference. Class time approximately 3 hours.
REBOOT REFRESHER Available only in person, our childbirth educators offer a Reboot Refresher childbirth class designed for couples planning their second (or third or fourth) birth. The Reboot Refresher class is tailored just for you to address your particular concerns and needs for your subsequent births. Workbook included. Class time approximately 4 hours.
SIBLINGS AT BIRTH The tone for the growing family starts with the way we approach birth as a family. When children are included in the preparation for childbirth with their own birth class, they see the coming baby as a celebration. Workbook included; Ages 3+. Class runs 1.5-2 hours, depending on the ages(s) of the child(ren).
HOMECOMING: LIFE WITH A NEW RECRUIT This is your manual to early parenthood! Topics include breastfeeding (3.5 hour video course included), newborn procedures; babywearing, safe sleep, postpartum topics, and baby comfort techniques to help you and your partner get off to a great start with your new baby. We know there is lots of information out there about caring for your baby. In fact, it is too much for a new parent to sift through. Beyond that, you need more than a book to learn about caring for your precious new baby. This class arms you with more than skills, it gives you comfort, community, and confidence.
BIRTH BOOT CAMP: TRAINING FOR AN AMAZING OUT-OF-HOSPITAL BIRTH If you are planning to have your baby at home or at a freestanding birth center, this class will give you the nuts and bolts of labor. Learn what happens before, during, and after birth, as well as variations of labor. While comfort measures and relaxation are taught in this class series, the “Comfort Measures: Amazing Coping Strategies for Labor” workshop compliments this childbirth class nicely. Workbook included. Class time 10 hours, typically broken up into four 2.5 hour sessions.
THESE CLASSES COMING SOON!!!
BIRTH BOOT CAMP: TRAINING FOR AN AMAZING HOSPITAL BIRTH Our hospital class is designed for the couple who is planning an amazing hospital birth but wants more than your typical hospital class. More education. More fun. More relaxation and labor practice. More information on interventions, including medicated and cesarean births. If you want an amazing hospital birth and you want to be able to make informed decisions as birth unfolds, take this class! Workbook included. This class is 15 hours in total, typically taught over six 2.5 hour sessions.
COMFORT MEASURES: AMAZING COPING STRATEGIES FOR LABOR This workshop is designed to help both partners build confidence for the big day. You’ll take in lots of relaxation, comfort measures, massage, imagery for labor, as well as communication skills for labor. This workshop does not replace a childbirth education course. The beautiful workbook that comes with this workshop is one you’ll want to spend time with for the duration of the pregnancy. It contains artwork and many relaxation and imagery scripts for you to practice. We truly believe that our comfort measure class is valuable far beyond labor. This workshop is about life skills that you will use over and over again. It is also a great add-on to our other classes. Even if you take the 10-part series, these comfort measures and unique relaxation scripts will add to your birth experience.
Preparing couples in Victoria, Texas and the Crossroads area for their best birth possible! Contact Cristi for more information at 915-345-7201 or email@example.com.