Classes

Lamaze childbirth class

Announcing our Fall 2014 schedule. Please register now to avoid missing out on the class you want, as space is limited to just 10 participants in each class.

Scroll to the bottom of this page to register online. 

Class Offerings:

  • Informed Childbirth Education
  • Preparing for the Postpartum Period
  • The Ins and Outs of Diapering
  • Newborn Basics- The First Six Weeks
  • Comfort Measures for Childbirth  
  • Prenatal Breastfeeding Basics

Informed Childbirth Education Course


The Informed Childbirth Education Course will assist expectant parents with building confidence in their ability to give birth. This evidence-based course gives expectant families the tools they need to make informed decisions about childbearing and the early postpartum period.

Grounded in Lamaze International's Six Healthy Birth Practices which were adapted from the World Health Organization, this Lamaze Informed Childbirth Education Course will explore ways to facilitate healthy pregnancy, birth, breastfeeding, and early parenting.


You will learn about:

  • Birthing options
  • Physiology and anatomy of birth
  • Prenatal nutrition
  • Simple and easy Comfort Measures
  • Relaxation Techniques
  • Breathing techniques
  • Role of the support person
  • Common hospital procedures
  • Cesarean delivery
  • Postpartum preparation

 

Please chose the date that starts when you are 32-34 weeks. Register online now at the bottom of this page. Class size is limited to 8 couples per series. 

Scroll to the bottom of this page to register now. 

$250 per couple. 

Private Classes

 Call if you would like to schedule a private class in the comfort of your own home!

Preparing for Birth and Baby Classes:

Preparing for the Postpartum Period

Preparing for the first days and weeks after baby is born is important. This class will help you get ready for that exciting and exhausting time.
We will tackle questions like:
  • What will the immediate days after birth be like?
  • How can I have a smooth transition into this new phase of my life?
  • What can I do NOW to prepare for after baby is born? 
1 hr, $49/couple


The Ins and Outs of Diapering

Pampers. Huggies. Luv's. GDiapers. Cloth diapers, oh my! Come hear from Main Line Doulas, the Philadelphia area's premier birth and postpartum doula service, about the many choices in diapering. They will present unbiased diapering information to help with your newly arriving baby.
This is an interactive class, so make sure you bring a doll for hands on practice learning how to diaper an infant.  Included in this class is 5 different disposable diapers for our very own leak test to see which diapers hold urine the best.  1.5 hrs, $49/couple

Newborn Basics- The First Six Weeks

New and expectant parents will learn how to care for baby during the first 6 weeks of infancy. Don't miss this great class!
Course topics include:

-newborn appearance
-newborn behaviors
-diapering & dressing
-postpartum preparation

- umbilical cord care
- newborn health & safety basics
- when to call your pediatrician
2hrs, $79/couple


Comfort Measures for Childbirth

Come to this hands on event to learn the simple and easy tips and tricks the experts use to help you have a comfortable birth. This two hour class will be spent learning non-medical comfort measures including teaching you and your partner how to properly use positions, touch and  tools to bring you the most comfort during this exciting time. 
2hrs, $119/couple


Prenatal Breastfeeding Basics

Come ready to learn all the basics of breastfeeding to help get you and your little one off to a good start. Learn techniques to lead you to success as well as common problems and information on how to handle them. Women find it helpful to have their partner come to this class to learn along with them and help each other through this new and exciting time.  
2 hrs, $49/couple