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Lamaze Childbirth Class

Group Classes in Berwick (6 Weeks)

Upcoming Classes
call or email for dates and times

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.  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.  
I will help you plan and prepare for your first few weeks home with your baby. 
My classes are fun, interactive, and evidence based.
I teach classes in our home in Berwick.  I also teach private classes.  
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 
 Babies R Us Classroom
 Wilkes Barre, PA
Call the store to register (570)822-7854 or visit

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

                                   Expecting Parents Resource Class

        Pregnant?  Thinking about having a baby?  Have a new baby?  
 Join us for free informational events 
 3rd Tuesday of each month 
 Refreshments and Door prizes!
Tuesday, July 18 5:30-6:30pm
Come meet Prenatal Yoga Instructors Mara Morell, Julie Broyan, MSN, RN, RYT-200
Music Together instructor Kerry Kenny
Learn about the benefits of yoga and music during pregnancy and for infants and children
Tuesday, August 15 5:30-6:30pm
Come meet massage therapist Jessica Ann and chiropractor Dr. Rachel Leskosky
Learn how they can help as you prepare for and recover from birth.

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                                                      SPONSORED BY

Preparing for Birth and Beyond               and           Bloomsburg Children's Museum
Virginia S. Rivenbark, CD(DONA)                                                                                                                  

                                              Presenters subject to change
Virginia S. Rivenbark, CD(DONA), LCCE, CLC
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