CHILDBIRTH & BABY CARE CLASSES

CHILDBIRTH & BABY CARE CLASSES

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You invested in your education before and it always paid off. The pay-off has never mattered as much as it does right now. Buddha Belly classes help you get prepared and confident to make empowered choices on your birth and baby journey.

For all of our classes we offer a range of options to meet your needs including: in-person group classes, virtual classes and private in-home classes.

Why Should You Take a Childbirth and Baby Care Class?

More than knowledge being power, knowledge is literally the key that unlocks empowerment. As you embark upon your birth and early parenting journey the two things that do more to set you up for success than anything else are support and education.

In life we often tell ourselves that we can't do something because we don't know how to do it. Having a baby and caring for one are things that parents must do whether they know how to do it or not. And... you will get through it.

But at Buddha Belly Doulas we don't want you to "just get through it." We want you to feel confident and in control. We want you to have the information that leads you to the ways that you choose to birth and parent your baby. We want you to base this on facts, and personal philosophies and our educational classes set you up to do exactly that!

COVID-19 & CHILDBIRTH CLASSES

Our in-person classes have a limited number of attendees. Additionally we have virtual and private class offerings so that we can meet the needs of different families in our community. Contact us if you have any questions. 

Let's find the right class for you below >

GROUP CHILDBIRTH CLASS: PREPARING FOR BIRTH

Price: $300 (includes you and one partner) 

This four-week group childbirth class sets you up for success as you prepare for labor and birth. In a relaxed and comfortable setting, evidence is presented, options are discussed, and personal philosophies are developed. As each topic is explored, attendees benefit from the questions asked by their peers and the conversations that naturally evolve.

Topics presented and discussed include: 

  • Understanding Labor & Birth: The anatomy, and process of labor and birth, medical interventions, common variations and birth preferences.
  • Comfort Strategies: Understanding how your mind and body work together to cope, comfort techniques, breathing, medical options and positions for maximum relaxation.
  • Life with Baby: Postpartum expectations, recovery, newborn care, soothing baby, feeding, sleep patterns, bonding and more.
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Upcoming Class Dates:

IN PERSON September 1, 8, 15, 22
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Location: Navigate Chiropractic
11669 W Hillsborough Ave
Tampa, FL 33635

IN PERSON October 6, 13, 20, 27
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Location: Navigate Chiropractic
11669 W Hillsborough Ave
Tampa, FL 33635

VIRTUAL October 4, 11, 28, 25
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Class will be hosted over Zoom

IN PERSON November 3, 10, 17, 23
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Location: Navigate Chiropractic
11669 W Hillsborough Ave
Tampa, FL 33635

GROUP CHILDBIRTH CLASS: BIRTH ESSENTIALS

Price: $150 (includes you and one partner)

This 4 1/2 hour class equips you with an understanding of the physiology of labor and birth and the tools to make you more comfortable. Through evidence (and humor), our educators open the door to deep and thorough conversations about the mental and physical sides of the birth process. Looking to learn the essential information you need for this journey?  This class is for you!

Topics presented and discussed include: 

  • Understanding Labor & Birth: The process of labor and birth, medical interventions and common variations.
  • Comfort Strategies: Understanding how your mind and body work together to cope, comfort techniques, breathing, medical options and positions for maximum relaxation
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Upcoming Class Dates:

IN PERSON

September 3rd, 1:00pm - 5:30pm
October 8th, 1:00 pm - 5:30pm
November 5th, 1:00 pm - 5:30pm
December 3rd, 1:00pm - 5:30pm

Location: Navigate Chiropractic
11669 W Hillsborough Ave
Tampa, FL, 33635

 

GROUP CLASS: BREASTFEEDING YOUR BABY

Price: $95.00 (includes you and one partner) 

This 3 hour class prepares you for your infant feeding journey by arming you with the fact based information that leads to your success. We know that breastfeeding is as beautiful as it is complex, and that it requires a tremendous amount of support. We also know the realities of infant feeding and will help you set realistic goals and expectations for the early days and weeks of feeding your newborn.

Our certified lactation counselors will present and discuss the following topics: 

  • Latching
  • Positions
  • How often to feed
  • Knowing baby is getting enough
  • Feeding cues
  • Pumping
  • And more!
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Upcoming Class Dates:

IN PERSON

September 17, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
October 22, 10:00 am - 1:00pm
November 19, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
December 17, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Location: Navigate Chiropractic
11669 W Hillsborough Ave
Tampa, FL, 33635

GROUP CLASS: NEWBORN CARE

Price: $150 (includes you and one partner) 

This 4 hour class prepares you for life at home with your baby. By using life sized weighted dolls for hands-on practice, each family acquires a true sense of what holding, swaddling, diaper changing, and baby-wearing will feel like once their baby arrives. This is a special opportunity to build confidence by practicing!

Whether this is a completely new experience, or you just need a refresher - we've got you covered!

Our newborn Care Specialists will present and discuss the following topics: 

  • Post-birth procedures and testing
  • Feeding your baby
  • Bathing, diapering and dressing
  • Soothing and comforting
  • Infant sleep
  • Umbilical cord care
  • Newborn health and safety

This is a great class for partners, adoptive parents, and grandparents too!

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Upcoming Class Dates:

IN PERSON

August 13, 1:30pm - 5:30pm
September 10, 1:30pm - 5:30pm
October 15, 1:30pm - 5:30pm
November 12, 1:30pm - 5:30pm
December 10, 1:30pm - 5:30pm

Location: Navigate Chiropractic
11669 W Hillsborough Ave
Tampa, FL 33635

GROUP CLASS: INFANT CPR

Price: $75.00 (includes you and one partner)

Learn the life saving skills of Infant CPR in order to assure the safety of your baby. This class also addresses what to do in the event of a choking incident or a mild to severe airway blockage.

Skills are taught in a dynamic group environment using the American Heart Association’s research-proven practice-while-watching technique, which provides students with the most hands-on CPR practice time possible. Our instructors strive to create a relaxed learning environment and are committed to building the confidence of each learner.

The class fee covers registration for you and your partner as well as the associated training materials.

*This class is informational for care-givers and does not result in a certification.

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Upcoming Class Dates:

IN PERSON

July 30, 10:30am - 11:30am
August 27, 10:30am - 11:30am
September 24, 10:30am - 11:30am

Location: A New Leaf CPR
6577 Gunn Highway
Tampa, FL, 33625

PRIVATE CUSTOMIZED CLASSES

For families that prefer it, all Buddha Belly classes are available in the privacy of one's own home at a mutually convenient scheduled date and time. 

In this setting, you will receive a completely customized one-on-one experience with our educator who is devoted to your education, questions and concerns. Our expert's knowledge regarding childbirth, the local birth facilities, newborns and infant-feeding are unsurpassed.

In this era of COVID-19 and social distancing, a private childbirth class limited to you and your partner can be a comforting alternative. Our educators follow CDC guidelines and will wear a mask while they are in your home. Private classes are also available via a virtual platform for those who prefer zero contact.

If you are interested in having a private class taught in the comfort and safety of your home, please contact us today!

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Private classes are a great fit for...

  • families with a busy work/life schedule
  • those who prefer the comfort of home
  • when you are on medical bedrest
  • families that want one-on-one time
  • those who’ve had past trauma, or complications
  • Anyone that wants a private class!

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