Unsure of where to start? Our classes equip you to have a smooth pregnancy, birth and postpartum experience. We offer group and private classes to suit the needs of all families.
You invested in your education to launch your career. Now you’re going to have a baby! Do you have the knowledge you need? Buddha Belly classes are tailored to your needs and provide you with exactly what you want to learn. We will help you to feel prepared and know what to expect.
PRIVATE CHILDBIRTH CLASS
Our complete childbirth class offers you the practical knowledge you need and is taught by certified childbirth educators and doulas. Private classes take place in the comfort of your home on a schedule that works for you. We combine our expertise in human childbirth, local birth facilities and your values and preferences to ensure a completely personalized experience. You’ll feel confident in understanding birth, comfort measures and coping techniques, medical interventions, birth plans and more.
GROUP CHILDBIRTH CLASS
Our three-week group childbirth class will prepare you to have a smooth birth and postpartum experience. In a relaxed and comfortable setting, you will meet other expecting parents, listen and share experiences, create a support network and get reassurance.
Topics include: what to expect in labor, common medical procedures, comfort measures, coping techniques, positions for labor and an overview of newborn care and breastfeeding basics.
PRIVATE HYPNOBIRTHING (™) CLASS
You can labor and birth calmly, gently and safely - aware and also totally relaxed. HypnoBirthing™ is a complete program to help you learn specific techniques, including breathing, visualization and hypnosis, to peacefully welcome your baby without fear or stress.
GROUP HYPNOBIRTHING (™) CLASS
In our five-week group HypnoBirthing classes you will learn the full relaxation techniques of the program along side other pregnant couples. Some laboring women have found the HypnoBirthing method has resulted in a faster and shorter labor, helped them remain calm and resulted in less need for pain medication.
Dates for upcoming series:
Thursdays January 16th, 23rd, 30th, Feb 6th, 13th
Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: Community Roots Collective, 2746 N Florida Ave, Tampa, FL 33602
NEWBORN CARE CLASS
Are you ready for life after baby arrives? Whether it’s all new or you just need a refresher - we’ve got you covered. Learn newborn basics from our newborn care specialists. You’ll feel confident in dressing, diapering, cleaning and feeding your baby. We’ll discuss sleeping, baby wearing, soothing, swaddling and more. This private, in-home class is great for partners and grandparents too.
If breastfeeding is important to you, plan to take this class and learn all of the basics. Once your baby is here you will perfect this skill and relationship together. This breastfeeding class will help you get on track from the start. Our certified lactation counselors and educators provide evidenced-based information that will address: feeding cues, positions, pumping, returning to work, how often to feed your baby, and more.
Why work with us? Our clients share their stories...
Smartphones have brought a great deal of convenience and access to information into our lives. Who doesn’t always have theirs with them, in very close proximity? It’s so handy to look up random bits of info, like how many cups are in a pint, Google the name of that actor or settle a bet with…> Read More
At a childbirth education class recently, a father-to-be asked a very thought-provoking question: If you have a great care provider (OB/midwife), why do we need to know any of this stuff? Why not just trust them to make the decisions for you? While not comprehensive, here are a few ideas why birth education matters. Not Every Choice…> Read More
Candice Enriquez, certified HypnoBirthing Educator, gives us the lowdown on HypnoBirthing: 1. What will parents learn in a HypnoBirthing class series? Parents will learn the highly effective method of deep relaxation for birth and how to assist, instead of resist, their birthing body. The classes include hands on practice with the powerful tools of: hypnosis, breathing…> Read More
Yes – childbirth classes are still a thing! I know we are now accustomed to Googling and using the Internet to find information. And while those are definitely a resource, taking a childbirth class in person is still a great option. I attended a 10-week childbirth class when I was pregnant for the first time.…> Read More