Lamaze Childbirth Class
Now taking registration for group classes starting in December and February
Group Classes in Berwick (6 Weeks)
Private Classes in Berwick (4 weeks)
Private Classes in your home
Some insurance companies will reimburse for childbirth classes or you can use your HSA
During these classes you will learn about pregnancy, labor, and birth, postpartum and breastfeeding. Knowledge is power!
We will discuss what is normal, and what is not. I will help you understand what are the best evidence based practices during pregnancy, labor, and birth. You will learn about the hormones of labor and how they help you and your baby. What helps them flow and what stops them. We will watch videos and discuss what labor feels like and how to help the contractions do their job. I will help you learn to listen to and work with your body. You will learn comfort measures, relaxation and other non medical pain management as well as medical options. You will learn about interventions that might come up and the pros and cons of each.
I will help guide you and your partner as you work together preparing to become parents. We will discuss how to plan and prepare for your first few weeks home with your baby.
Classes are fun, interactive, and evidence based.
All those attending classes have access to my extensive library of books and videos.
Lamaze Healthy Birth Practices
Comments from Lamaze class attendees
I always left Virginia's Lamaze classes feeling educated and empowered. She provided excellent visual resources and ample opportunities to practice comfort measures that helped ease the pain of labor. When my water broke at home, I felt calm and prepared because of the Lamaze healthy birth practices. Virginia's class and doula support gave me the confidence to have the natural childbirth that I wanted.
I found myself becoming knowledgeable about the natural process of birth and our rights as both patients and parents. She gave us tools to communicate respectfully our wants and wishes during pregnancy and at the hospital during labor and birth.
Babies R Us Classroom
Wilkes Barre, PA
Get advice and practical tips to help prepare you for a successful nursing experience. Bring all your questions!
1st Wednesday of each month 7pm-8pm
Baby Basics Class
Expectant parents will learn how to prepare and care for baby. Don’t miss out on this great course!
3rd Wednesday of each month 7pm-8:30pm
Bloomsburg Children's Museum
2 W 7th Street Bloomsburg, PA
First Friday of the month 7pm-8pm
Join us for free informational classes
Refreshments and Door
December 1, 2017
Birth Plans- Sometimes need a plan A, B and C!
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Preparing for Birth and Beyond and Bloomsburg Children's Museum
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Please see links up and to the right to learn more!
Virginia S. Rivenbark, CD(DONA), LCCE, CLC
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