Natural Childbirth Education


Are you looking for prenatal education that provides everything you need to feel prepared and confident about your birth? I have taken many different birthworker trainings and incorporate all I have learned to present a multifaceted birth preparation course! Your body was built for this! This course is centered on the concepts of relaxation, comfort measures, and a caring coach participating in labor to support the mother-plan to bring your support person. We will help you prepare for the most exciting day of your life!


Comprehensive Childbirth Classes helped us to achieve six wonderful natural births, and we are passionate about sharing what we have learned to help other families.  We teach a broad scope of comfort techniques for you to have confidence in your knowledge and skill at handling different circumstances in birth.  We expand on available options & variations of birth, so you will feel prepared to write out a plan for your birth preferences with the information you need to make decisions you feel good about.  Prenatal health and comfort, pregnancy and birth specific exercises, nutrition, breastfeeding, and postpartum /newborn needs are covered to assist you through the entire process.  It's more than a method, it is a toolbox full of techniques and skills that you can use for comfort in pregnancy & birth!


As cesarean rates skyrocket in Louisiana (currently one of the nation's highest at 39%), we feel that prepared childbirth classes provide the best education for avoiding unwanted interventions and achieving optimal outcomes for mothers and babies. Nationwide statistics show that well educated and prepared mothers have an incredibly low cesarean rate, proven by over 100,000 births!


Our Prepared Natural Childbirth series meets once weekly for 11 weeks. Why so long? Shorter classes don't have time for the scope of information or as much technique practice, and have been shown to be less effective for both pain management and for achieving natural birth. Are you in a rush with due date too soon to complete the full series? Contact us! Private classes are available, and if you have special circumstances or needs, please let me know.


Each class is 2 - 2.5 hours long, the full course is over 24 hours of instruction. Class tuition is $300 and includes all books and reading materials, plus an extensive lending library.  We offer a package discount for childbirth education and doula services.


Space is limited - Reserve your spot today!

Sep 16, 2020

6:00 pm Wednesdays

September - November Course

This class will be best for late October through January babies!  Sign up today to reserve your space.

Jan 12, 2021

6:00pm Tuesdays

January - March Course

Best for late February through May due dates

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