We're thrilled to be able to work with groups of expecting parents in a new way. These classes don't replace our private childbirth and postpartum preparation options, but offer another way for expecting parents to work with us!
The Empowering Birth series is just one of the wonderful programs Ma Yoga offers to help expecting parents prepare for birth. (They also offer prenatal and mom+baby yoga classes in LA and Orange County, as well as a meditation practice program.)
For 6 weeks, we'll spend an hour on Monday evenings exploring a new topic around preparing body, mind, and heart for birth:
FEEL SUPPORTED: Create Your Birth Team
BE CONFIDENT: A Road Map through Laborland
STAY CONNECTED: Labor Breathing, Movement, & Other Coping Skills
KNOWLEDGE IS POWER: Prepare for the Unexpected
BE PREPARED FOR POSTPARTUM: What You’ll Need (and Want!) after Birth
CO-CREATE THE BIRTH YOU WANT: Birth Plan & Intentions Workshop
The first series runs from October 29 - December 3, 2018. If your estimated due date is in late December or later, we welcome you to join us!
Want to pick and choose your classes instead of signing up for the whole series? You can do that!
If just a couple of these topics are calling to you, you can still participate!
Parents can choose to take the whole series for a discount that amounts to one free class ($140 total) or just select the sessions that sound the most helpful for them ($28 each). Oh, and Hero Birth Services clients get a 10% discount! So if you're working with us for private childbirth classes, birth or postpartum doula support, lactation support, or car seat education, reach out to us to learn how to redeem your discount!
And don't worry if the first set of dates don't work for you! These 6 classes will repeat over and over again with a short break in between. To keep an eye on upcoming sessions, visit the Empowering Birth webpage.
Short, informative classes
These informative one-hour classes include an overview of how to choose a support team for birth, the stages of labor, comfort measures and labor positions, technological and medical support available during labor, communicating with care providers in pregnancy and birth, thinking ahead to life with a newborn, and birth plans 101.
We're excited to be facilitating these classes as an option for parents who want to begin exploring these topics with other expecting parents from the comfort of home. Obviously there's a huge difference between what we can cover in one hour vs. in a 2-3 hour private class, but this is an awesome opportunity for parents to supplement their other learning in a quick, affordable way.