Preparing For Birth and Beyond  - Providing services to families in Central and North East PA

Lamaze Childbirth Class

Group Classes in Berwick (6 Weeks)
$150.00  
Contact me for time and dates of next class 

Private Classes in Berwick (4 weeks)
$200.00

Private Classes in your home
$300.00 


 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.  Ways you and your partner can work together as you become parents.  We will also discuss different support options including how a doula can enhance and improve your birth experience and help your partner best support you.  
We will discuss how to plan and prepare for your first few weeks home with your baby. 
My 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  
 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.



Free Classes 
at
 Babies R Us Classroom
 Wilkes Barre, PA
Call the store to register (570)822-7854 or visit https://reserve.babiesrus.com/events.html#/event_list

Breastfeeding Class
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

 
 Free classes
at
Bloomsburg Children's Museum
2 W 7th Street Bloomsburg, PA

                                   Expecting Parents Resource Class
                            First Friday of the month 7pm-8pm

                          Join us for free informational classes 
                            Refreshments and Door prizes!

                                                       October 6, 2017 
                          Breastfeeding 101- the good the bad and the ugly
                      
                                                      November 3, 2017  
                   Whats Lamaze got to do with it?- Why take a childbirth Class?
            
                                                      December 1, 2017 
                            Birth Plans- Sometimes need a plan A, B and C!                                              


Please RSVP as space is limited preparingforbirthandbeyond@yahoo.com
 
                                                      SPONSORED BY

Preparing for Birth and Beyond               and           Bloomsburg Children's Museum
Virginia S. Rivenbark, CD(DONA)                                         the-children-museum.org                               
Preparingforbirthandbeyond.com                                                             
                                                





                                            
Virginia S. Rivenbark, CD(DONA), LCCE, CLC
    (570)380-0150
                                preparingforbirthandbeyond@yahoo.com
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