Childbirth Classes

You, or someone you care about, is pregnant.

Where do you go from here? There are so many directions.

Childbirth education classes are super helpful. And can be really fun. 

Next session starts March 2020!

March 1 - April 5, 2020

Sundays, 9:00-11:30 am

The Yoga Tree - 90 Washington Street, Haverhill, MA

Why choose small magic?

My childbirth education classes are different than those you would take at your local hospital. We will, of course, cover the subjects of pregnancy, labor, birthing and early postpartum. In addition, we will focus on a physiological approach to birthing. The way you move your body, both before and during your labor, effects the way you give birth. For all bodies, there are optimal positions to assist in the birth of your baby, regardless of the type of birth that you are having. This class will help you understand your body and the options available to you. Support people will practice alongside, learning the best ways to serve the birther both physically and emotionally.

If you want to learn even MORE about movement and the birthing body, check my Prenatal Yoga class!

Topics we'll cover

  • Anatomy - how pregnancy and labor actually work for both birther and baby
  • Signs and stages of labor - answering, ‘How do I know when I’m in labor and what happens next?’
  • Comfort measures and breathing techniques
  • Pain management choices
  • Possible complications during pregnancy
  • Cesarean birth vs. vaginal birth
  • Tips for support people - how to be awesome for the birthing person
  • Prejudice in maternal health care - how to advocate for care in a biased system
  • Advocacy - supporting the birthing person in their right to make choices about their own body and their own baby(s).

Things we'll do

  • Practicing Labor positions, massage techniques, partner prenatal yoga
  • Breathing techniques and relaxation
  • Enjoying your magical binder!! (I provide you a notebook full of simple, useful info).
  • Engaging all participants, support people included (You rock, we’re so glad you’re here).
  • Discussing worries, things you’ve heard about, that crazy thing your cousin said… and anything else that’s on your mind.

Three simple steps to sign up!

  • 1 Register for the upcoming Childbirth Class! I'll send you an email confirmation and add you to our list.
  • 2 Sign up for my newsletter - this is how to stay up to date with all the details for our upcoming class.
  • 3 Get your insurance to pay for it! Many insurers reimburse for childbirth education classes. I'm and Certified Childbirth Educator and I will supply you with a certificate and a receipt. Check with your provider about exactly what documentation you need and I’ll do my best to help you.
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Pregnant parents, both with and without support people, are welcome.

Busy schedule? Unique needs? I’ll come to you!

Schedule a private prenatal consultation in your own home.

Please note that I offer a FREE one-on-one childbirth ed/prenatal consult to young parents. If you are a low-income birthing parent under the age of 21, I’d love to help you if I can. Click here and select ‘Birth Support’.

NOTE:

Birth support and education are a right and not a privilege.

small magic birth is dedicated to helping all people achieve better birth outcomes. This service is open to birthing people of all family structures, races, and genders, including trans and non-binary folks. If childbirth classes are cost-prohibitive and not covered by insurance, please reach out and we will work together to find a solution.