Lamaze Childbirth Classes
Childbirth Classes based on Lamaze’s Six Healthy Birth Practices! You will learn: What to expect in labor, Evidence-Based practices, How to Advocate for yourself, Comfort Measures, basic Spinning Babies techniques, labor simulation, and more.
Each week, you will gain confidence and feel more empowered about your upcoming labor, birth, and postpartum season.
Group childbirth classes are offered online or in person. $300
When: Sunday Afternoon 2-4:30
Where: Via Zoom
How long: 6 sessions (12-15 hours)
Private classes are also offered. $600 (contact me about scheduling)
“Marcie’s birthing class is very personal and informative.” Kirah
“I truly cannot say enough good things about Marcie and Precious Arrows Birthing. Thanks to the lessons and support Marcie provided me I was knowledgeable, confident, and comfortable going into labor and was able to have the completely unmedicated birth of a 9lbs4oz baby boy that I wanted.” Lindsey
Childbirth Classes the Lamaze Way
Research shows that taking childbirth classes facilitates:
- Increased communication of overall health decisions
- Better communication with your partner
- Better relaxation and stress management skills
- Healthier lifestyle choices
- Increased birth satisfaction, even when the birth didn’t go as hoped
- Feeling more prepared for a second or subsequent delivery when the previous birth was upsetting
“Marcie’s sincerity and warmth made me feel so comfortable. She is very knowledgeable and if I needed help finding information on a topic she was always able to help. She was always sending me great information to help me leading up to the birth of my baby. Her birthing class is very personal and informative.” Kirah
You will learn a brief history of childbirth and how it has changed, and about exercise and nutrition for your optimal pregnancy.
Rights of Childbearing Women:
As an expectant mother, you have rights and choices. In class, you will learn about evidence-based practices and what informed consent means and looks like. Role play reinforces what you are learning. You will also develop a birth plan using your new knowledge, and learn the benefits of labor support.
You will learn about the risk vs benefits of common labor interventions and how to use your
The Labor Process
Labor doesn’t usually follow a textbook, but it does follow a progression. You will learn about the stages and phases of labor and what each might look like, comfort measures for each stage and phase, positions, the benefit of movement, variations of normal, and about challenges.
The last class introduces you to postpartum life, newborn and mother care, beginning breastfeeding/feeding, and how to make the most of all the newborn snuggles.