QUALITY CHILDBIRTH EDUCATION
**an informed pregnancy is an empowered pregnancy**
As a Certified Childbirth Educator, I diligently work to create classes that are engaging, insightful and most of all informative so that you are as prepared as possible for the birth of your new baby. Using the most up to date, evidence based information, classes are available in a variety of settings and sizes for a more tailored approach that will meet your specific needs.
Answers to your Questions
WHEN SHOULD WE TAKE A CHILDBIRTH CLASS?
Classes are generally scheduled around the beginning of the third trimester to allow time for the entire series to be attended. However, with a convenient One Day Class and PrivateLessons also available, Mother's Friend is able to provide quality childbirth education up to the last minute!
WHAT IF I MISS A CLASS IN THE BIRTHING WITH CONFIDENCE SERIES OF CLASSES?
If you have time, you can attend the missed class in the next series provided without extra cost. If necessary, Chris can go over the missed information with you separately for a modest fee.
EVENING CLASSES JUST DON'T WORK FOR US. DO YOU HAVE AN OPTION FOR BUSY PROFESSIONALS?
Mother's Friend Birthing Services provides a variety of class settings in 4 formats and timing options. If the current schedule does not fit with your situation, private lessons are available and Chris will endeavor to find time that works for you.
HOW ARE YOU ADDRESSING COVID-19 CONCERNS?
Walla Walla County is currently in Phase II of opening up the state. This allows groups of 5 to meet, so for group classes, 2 couples are scheduled at this time. Strict hygiene is recommended and masks can be worn during class time. Once we enter Phase III, MFBS will be able to offer on site full classes. (How we long for this day!) If necessary, Chris is able to provide a class remotely to help you feel safe and protected.
A VARIETY OF CLASSES AVAILABLE NOW TO PROVIDE GUIDANCE AND BUILD CONFIDENCE
Customized to meet your individual needs
*UPDATE* DUE TO CONCERNS RELATED TO COVID 19 - IF YOU PREFER A VIRTUAL CLASS EXPERIENCE,
CALL CHRIS TO DISCUSS OPTIONS.
PRIVATE CHILDBIRTH EDUCATION
Choose the topics best suited to your needs and concerns
Conveniently provided according to your schedule, private childbirth classes are offered "a la carte" in 3 hour modules. Choose the modules that will best suit your needs
Ready for Labor & Childbirth ~ Understanding the Basics
Ready for an Unmedicated Birth ~ how to succeed at a more natural experience
Ready for Cesarean Birth ~ be prepared when surgery is necessary
Ready for Infant Care ~ Learn how to care for your new baby
Each model is thoughtfully prepared and supported with hands-on practice and helpful handouts. You'll feel self-assured and excited as you approach the birth of your new baby.
$150 per module
$270 any 2 modules (10% discount)
$380 any 3 modules (15% discount)
$480 all modules (20% discount)
INTENSIVE SINGLE DAY PREPARATION
Ready for birth quick and easy
8 hour class offered one Saturday per month
Presented in a small group setting (4 couples max), this class is perfect for families that want a group experience, but need a more convenient time frame:
Families close to their due date
Families for whom an evening class is not an option
Families who feel unsuited to traditional classes
Using fun, interactive learning, you will become familiar with the facts you need to be prepared for your birth. Topics include basics of labor, comfort & coping techniques, basic infant care, among others.
$165 per couple
BIRTHING WITH CONFIDENCE
A comprehensive 6 week series
2 hour classes on Tuesday evenings
Stacked with in depth discussion and interesting activities, this class takes the time to prepare families for the highs and hard moments of labor and childbirth. This class is best suited for:
Families brand new to childbirth
Taking time to practice labor coping strategies
More dedicated time for partners to learn how to support their loved one in labor
Families who want to get to know other new parents
This traditional childbirth class will take place over 6 consecutive Tuesday nights, each class lasting about 2 hours. Filled with fun and learning this class checks all the boxes and will have you ready when labor begins.
$180 per couple
LABOR & BIRTH REVISITED
A quick refresher for families with previous experience with childbirth
4 hour class offered one Saturday per month
Focused on building upon your prior understanding of labor and childbirth, this class will enhance your readiness for a new experience and provide you with skills and insight you didn't know you needed.
Review the basics of labor and (re)learn comfort and coping options
Look at what worked and what didn't in your last birth and learn how to avoid a repeat
Interesting and relevant discussion is the key to this innovative class. You will leave equipped with up-to-date information that have you prepared for an effective new experience.
$75 per couple