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CHILDBIRTH EDUCATION CLASSES

For new parents and those who are using a birthing center for the first time, there are classes that you should and must attend, according to Florida State Law.

Our classes are led by an experienced educator who makes these informative evenings fun to attend. You will learn the process of labor & delivery, changes that you and your baby will experience and discuss relaxation/coping techniques to help you through this special event.

CLASSES WE OFFER

All classes are from 6:30 – 8:30pm. There will be a guest speaker each week of the Labor & Delivery series. See Maria or Debbie about scheduling. Anyone needing to cancel must call the birth center. A $25.00 service charge will be applied to your account if you do not call and cancel 24 hours in advance.

Labor & Delivery Series from 28-35 weeks; A five week series required for all first time Moms and Moms delivering in a birth center for the first time (free)

Labor & Delivery – Condensed; A two day condensed version of our 5 weeks series that is scheduled over two Saturdays as required ($60)

Refresher –  from 34-37 weeks; A refresher for previous clients or those who have had a natural birth elsewhere, scheduled as required (free)

Water Birth Class –  For anyone interested in water birth and wanting to learn more about the benefits and how it works. Scheduled as required. Please sign up with Maria or Debbie (free)

Newborn Care Class – A class for first time parents (& any who wants reminding) looking on the specifics of how to care for your newborn and what to expect in the first weeks. Scheduled as required. Please sign up with Maria or Debbie ($30)

Breastfeeding Class – For all interested, a one night course covering preparation for breastfeeding, benefits, how-to, and handling common problems. Introduction to La Leche League. This class will follow the 5th class of the Labor & Delivery series.

PLEASE NOTE!

Childcare is not available, so please make arrangements accordingly.

SCHEDULE FOR LABOR & DELIVERY CLASSES

All classes will be held on a Tuesday evening and will run from 6.30 – 8.30pm. After each class there may be a guest speaker who will talk for approx. half an hour. If you are first time parents, or have NEVER experienced birth outside of the hospital environment, you MUST attend the whole program. Returning moms may schedule a one evening “refresher class”.

ClassSubjectSpeaker
1Preparing for LaborDoula
2Labor & BirthPrenatal Yoga
3Informed DecisionsHypnobirthing
4Post PartumPelvic Floor Therapy
5Emergencies & ComplicationsMidwife
6BreastfeedingWholistic Pediatrics

LABOR & DELIVERY SATURDAY CLASS

Class Fee $60

This class is a **fee based** class offered as an alternative to the 5-week Labor and Delivery Series. Participants will receive all of the same information in this two week class. Class will run from 9:30am to 1:30pm with a short break for lunch.

Please bring your lunch and plan to eat at the birth center so class can resume in a timely manner.

Fees are due at the first class. Cash, check (payable to K Foust), Venmo & Paypal are all accepted.

PLEASE NOTE – This class does not include breastfeeding information. Please do not forget to sign up for a Thursday evening breastfeeding class if you are interested.

* May be subject to change