“Embracing Birth” is a four week childbirth class designed by experienced birth doula, Chelsea Bryan. The goal of the class is to gain understanding, wisdom and trust in the birth process in a friendly, fun and intimate group. Every week, we watch films, discuss, practice movements, massage, positions and breathing, have a guest professional and have plenty of time to for questions to make sure you are getting the information you need to feel confident and prepared for birth.
“Ready, Steady, Birth!” is a big class in a shorter amount of time on Saturday mornings. Distilling the essentials from “Embracing Birth”, RSB is a perfect refresher class or for busy, working folks.
“The childbirth class at The Nest with Chelsea was the best thing my husband and I could have done in preparation for the birth of our son. It gave us time to be together to focus on the upcoming birth, tools to connect with each other and great information that was easily digestible and usable,” says new mama, Emily. “Chelsea went above and beyond to make sure everyone felt supported and was more than willing to give any additional tools that might help couples on their journey to parenthood.”
Both classes are limited to 8 couples so you can get the personal attention you deserve. Due to popular demand, Chelsea often hosts additional “movie night” and a class reunion.
Our prenatal program offers a host of classes for pregnant moms! Come check out the Early Pregnancy Class, Newborn Care and Basic Breastfeeding, Prenatal Fit, Prenatal Yoga, Yoga Relaxation, Belly Dance, Movie Nights, Birth Stories and Ongoing Support Groups. Springtime Feature: Yoga for Birth Partners We are featuring a new yoga workshop this spring, Yoga for Birth Partners. This class will prepare the pregnant woman and her birthing partner with effective tools to handle the intensity of labor and to transform your birth into an empowering and enjoyable experience. Explore ways to make your birth experience easier. You will learn:
-Poses and positions to use during active labor
-Use of movement and gravity assisted positions
-Massage and pressure points to support mother and relieve pain and discomfort
-Breathing, visualization and relaxation techniques to calm the mind and help cope with pain and stress
-Best ways a birth partner can confidently assist and support the laboring mother
In addition to preparing for a powerful birth, this class is also a great opportunity to connect more deeply with your self, your baby and your partner.