Prepare yourself and your partner for one of the most transformative experiences of your life. Now, more than ever, families desire the knowledge and confidence to play an active role in their birth experience. Our class will cover the anatomy and physiology of pregnancy, labor, and birth, as well as comfort measures and strategies for coping in labor. WHO and Lamaze International strongly encourage six healthy birth practices and we will learn them all!
Class runs for FIVE consecutive Thursday evenings from 6-8:30 pm.
Melissa is an experienced birth doula, nursing student, and mother of three. She shares all of her facts, tips, and tricks in this FUN and interactive course!
$300/couple or $280/existing clients
How You'll Learn:
Learning will be from the comfort of your own home! And we will use zoom for education via slides & breakout conversation 💭 Note - all birthing people are welcome and session is limited to 6 couples for your best pre-birth experience.
$280/for existing clients
"The online childbirth classes were just what my partner and I needed to educate ourselves on this new journey we are taking together of becoming first time parents. Melissa, our online birth educator, was amazing. She was knowledgeable, kind, and passionate about empowering us about our pregnancy, birth and postpartum. Both my partner and I learned tons and feel more peace of mind of what is to come.
Thank you Melissa and Cherry Blossom Doula Services!
It feels as if I have always been a nurturer; a big sister to my siblings, a confidante for my friends, a source of knowledge for my students, a mother to my own children. The right way to explain this eludes me, but I feel as if I have been practicing my whole life to become a doula. Throughout my own pregnancies, births, postpartum periods, and parenting experiences, i have run the gamut.
I have been attending births in an unofficial capacity since 2007, and as a DONA trained and StillBirthday certified since 2017. I have experience in hospital birth as an assistant and unit coordinator on our local Women & Infants unit, served as a doula in over 150 births, with my local homebirth midwife in an assistant’s capacity, and with more than 20 families in their postpartum journey. Personally, I have over 7 years of breastfeeding experience, in addition to being a member of the La Leche League and assisting my clients in their breastfeeding careers. With my second pregnancy, I struggled with postpartum depression and anxiety; through this experience I became passionate that all mothers be heard and educate themselves about the normal moods and reactions to new motherhood. I look forward to listening to birthing people of all shapes and sizes: all the little details of pregnancy, each individual birth preference, every unique joy or concern. I would be honored to be even the smallest part of your beautiful family story. Most of all, I hope to bring my heart and hands to help you achieve the birth you are dreaming of and to welcome your newest family member amidst peace and love!
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