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Bloom Yoga Studio- Childbirth Prep 8 Week Series

March 16 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Friday, repeating until April 27, 2018

| $300

Childbirth Prep with Natalie Evans

Join Natalie in this fun, creative workshop that will empower you to have a family-centered birth in the hospital or home setting. Birth is neither an illness nor a traumatic ordeal that one must get through in order to get a healthy baby. Everyone’s birth can a beautiful, poignant event. Natalie will provide you with the resources and support your need to confidently and consciously prepare for birth and your transition to parenthood. Each week’s class will focus on a particular topic such as comfort measures for labor, how to address fears and concerns, and how to care for your beautiful newborn. Included in this series is our comprehensive Breastfeeding Basics class. The final session will be a potluck celebration and time to ask any remaining questions. Childbirth Prep is appropriate at 20 weeks and beyond.

First class
Welcome and introductions
Cultural birth exercise
A brief history of birth in the Western world
Touch relaxation exercise

Second class
Dealing with pregnancy aches and pains
Optimal fetal positioning and working with back labor
Learn how to do the hip squeeze, counter pressure on the tailbone and tricks for getting a posterior baby to turn.

Third class
Understanding the process of birth
Comfort measures and tools for labor and birth
Psychological aspects of birth
Breathing/position exercise

Fourth class
Partner support and communication at the birth
Working with birth plans
Induction of labor
Affirmation and position exercise

Fifth class
Common hospital routines and interventions
Cesarean birth
Visualization and position exercises

Sixth class
Working with common fears about the birth process and becoming parents
The shadow side of birth: working with unexpected outcomes
Extend hands on comfort measures: more on breathing, touch, positions and sound

Seventh Class
Becoming a family in the 4th trimester, what to expect out of the first 4-6 weeks
Tips on getting off to a good start with breastfeeding.

Eighth Class
This final class is used for a celebration of pregnancy and birth. There will be a birth blessing ceremony and potluck dinner with couples and their babies from past classes. Please bring pictures of your family and a dish to share with everyone!

Workshop cost: $300/couple. Pre-registration is recommended and space is limited.

Some insurance companies will reimburse the cost of childbirth education classes. We encourage you to check with your healthcare provider, and Bloom can provide you with an invoice to submit upon request.


March 16
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Bloom Yoga Studio
(773) 463-9642 (YOGA)


Bloom Yoga Studio
4663 N. Rockwell Street
Chicago, IL 60625 United States
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773-463-9642 (YOGA)