Local Classes

Join our local childbirth classes and develop your own custom birth goals. With our expert insights to all things birth we will help you, as a couple, to navigate your birth options and choices in the DMV area. Together we can help you to achieve the best possible outcome.

Mothers and Their Partners in Local Childbirth Class

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Upcoming Childbirth Classes

New Parents 6 Week Series:

November 17-December 29, 2019-7-9 pm in Bethesda MD

January 5- February 9, 2020 -7-9 pm in Bethesda MD

February 23- April 5, 2020 -7-9 pm in Bethesda MD

April 19- May 31, 2020 -7-9 pm in Bethesda MD

June 28- August 2, 2020 -7-9 pm in Bethesda MD

August 30- October 11, 2020 -7-9 pm in Bethesda MD

Click here to register for a class today!

  • The classes occur weekly.
  • Please note that classes are limited in size for individual attention.
  • These weekly classes do fill fast due to the limited size.
  • The weekly class covers the third trimester through birth, immediate postpartum, and breastfeeding.
  • Weekly practice as a couple in relaxation and visualization.
  • In addition 2 hours of comfort techniques and labor rehearsals are part of the course.
  • Investment is only $500 and include all materials and guest speakers when available.
  • Receipts for insurance or flex spending will be provided.
  • Private classes are available for an hourly fee. 

Birthing Again ™ Refresher Class:

November 16, 2019:  from 1-4 pm in N. Bethesda MD

February 8, 2020:  from 1-4 pm in N. Bethesda MD

May 16, 2020:  from 1-4 pm in N. Bethesda MD

September 12, 2020:  from 1-4 pm in N. Bethesda MD

November 21, 2020:  from 1-4 pm in N. Bethesda MD

Click here to register for a class today!

  • This is a one-day class.
  • Perfect for a refresher after a vaginal birth or a cesarean.
  • This class will cover: the stages of labor specific for the second time, pushing options, emergency childbirth, postpartum recovery, and sibling tips.
  • In addition comfort techniques and a labor rehearsal is part of the class.
  • These classes do fill fast due to the limited size.
  • Investment is only $150 and include all materials.
  • Receipts for insurance or flex spending will be provided.

More Information About Our Childbirth Classes:

Why Take Childbirth Classes?

Women have been birthing babies for thousands of years. In the past, women lived in communities surrounded by family and friends. This community offered love, companionship, support and education. In today’s world, families live relatively detached lives and perhaps even live distant from family and friends. Because of this, childbirth classes are now a necessity for mothers to be and their partners. Childbirth classes are a gateway to a community of support and knowledge that parents need.   BYD childbirth classes help you understand the birth process and make educated choices about what type of birth experience you desire. Today, the majority of women birth in hospitals. However, birth center and home births are attracting more and more healthy and low-risk mothers. Water births, VBACs, and alternative birth experiences are desired by some. Birth you Desire childbirth classes also help the birth team to navigate conversations with your provider once you know what you desire in your birth. Our goal is to help you have the birth that YOU desire.

How Childbirth Classes Prepare You for the Birth You Desire.

Birth You Desire childbirth classes:

  • Educate you on how to make healthy and low risk choices in pregnancy, labor and beyond.
  • Replace fear with knowledge and thus instilling confidence, by teaching comfort measures that will allow you to trust your body and relax in labor.
  • Support the coach in their role as an advocate so that they can more fully supporting you physically, psychologically and emotionally
  • Teach you and your partners how to make educated choices for procedures, understand variations in labor and how to be flexible in unexpected circumstances.
  • Demonstrate a variety of proven relaxation techniques, exercises for stamina, and labor rehearsals, and providing you the opportunity to practice them yourself.
  • Teach real life skills for maternal comfort in labor.
Birthing Again ™ Classes for Repeat Parents.

This is a one-day interactive refresher class customized for expecting parents who have already participated in childbirth class(es) in the past. In this class you will:

  • Explore the mind-body connection as related to birth
  • Address fears and concerns surrounding birth
  • Review the stages of labor specifically for second time parents
  • Learn how pushing can be very different for this experience
  • Review emergency childbirth techniques
  • Dust off your previous pain coping techniques and learn some new ones
  • Practice positions that promote comfort and labor progression
  • Take home tips on preparing big brother or sister for this special day

What Our Clients Are Saying:

Throughout my entire labor at the hospital the nurses kept commenting that we must have taken childbirth classes because we knew what we were doing and were handling things amazingly. I felt prepared going into labor which helped me to be able to relax through contractions. In fact, I had a couple of nurses who came in to help with the actual delivery double check the epidural pump because they couldn’t believe that it was not in use. We cannot thank you enough for everything you taught us!

A & W Norman

Although my labor was nearly twice as long as it was with our first, it felt much gentler and peaceful, and I felt very calm and in control throughout the entire experience. I was so glad that we spent time practicing laboring positions during the class. What I thought I was going to prefer during labor was actually very different from what I needed. I was able to utilized these positions more which definitely helped me prepare for a different scenario this around.

Ellen & Pablo

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