Birthways understands that having a baby is a time of transition, new ideas, and new experiences, It’s the perfect time to build your knowledge and your support network!
Please register in advance for all Classes & Workshop by calling 941-366-2229
Childbirth Education Series
Our classes (6 week series or weekend intensives) offer an integrative approach to creating the birth you desire. We draw upon ancient wisdom and modern science to prepare mind, body, and spirit for the significant transitions of pregnancy, childbirth, and new parenthood. This class is uniquely designed to include effective techniques from various childbirth philosophies (Bradley, Hypnobirthing, Birthing From Within), medical research, and our own experience to provide you information and support needed for this powerful journey. Instruction includes open dialogue and interactive exercises that foster community through your birth and beyond.
Infant Massage Workshop
In this hands-on interactive workshop you’ll experience connection with your baby through the art of massage. Learn ways to soothe and calm your baby and increase bonding. Bring a blanket and your non-Crawling baby! If you haven’t had your baby yet, you can bring a doll or stuffed animal and be prepared with massage techniques for when your baby arrives. Both parents are welcome to attend.
Baby Care Class
Join us to learn about your baby and how to care for your baby. We’ll tralk about wake-sleep cycles, breastfeeding cues, normal variations for newborns, and when to call your pediatrician. You’ll learn about caring for your baby with bathing, diapering, feeding, & calming techniques.
In this class we’ll discuss the basics of breastfeeding, plus common challenges and how to solve them. Moms are encouraged to bring their primary support person to the class too!
The course’s goal is to prepare parents & care providers for the most unlikely of events. The focus is on simplicity of action to increase the likelihood of a good outcome. Although it follows the guidelines of the American Heart Association, it is not rigid in its approach. You will have plenty of “hands on” time with a life-like mannequin in simulated emergency situations and, with our guidance, be able to respond in a helpful way. RSVP in advance is required, CALL to reserve your spot!
When the weather is fine and the beach is ideal, we meet up at the beach for a day of fun! Bring the kids, bring yourself, your partner, and come hang out with us at the beach! You can even have your prenatal visit while we’re there!
Birth Assistant Workshop
This 1-day workshop will focus on the knowledge & skills necessary to be a birth assistant. Topics include Responsibilities, Charting, Universal Precautions, Sterile Technique, Supplies, Practical Skills, commonly used herbs & medications, Postpartum & Newborn Care, and Birth Emergencies.
“We are so pleased with everything about Birthways. The education and information they provide has been priceless.” ~Mimi