CHIILDBIRTH & BABY CARE CLASSES

CHIILDBIRTH & BABY CARE CLASSES

Tampa Bay Childbirth Classes

Unsure of where to start? Our childbirth and baby care classes equip you to have a smooth pregnancy, birth and postpartum experience. We offer group and private classes to fit the needs of all families.

You probably invested in your education to launch your career. Now you’re going to have a baby! Do you have the knowledge you need to make empowered choices on this birth and baby journey? Buddha Belly classes help you get totally prepared and confident.

Why Should You Take a Childbirth and Baby Care Class?

You and your partner have been through thick and thin together and now you are on this amazing adventure to welcome your sweet little one to the family.

The bond between you will change. It will stretch to the limits and it will grow. You will be challenged to continue loving eachother as you always did, while also giving everything you have to your sweet little babe. The first few months will teach you how strong your relationship is.

One of the best things you can do before baby arrives is take a childbirth and baby care class together.

Our classes are fun, and funny - because c'mon we are talking about babies, vaginas, placentas, poop and more! But most of all these classes are VERY informative and empowering.

Knowledge is power.

You need your partner to be the best companion, coach and cheerleader they can be for you. Your connection will be stronger than ever as you work together to accomplish the next and probably the biggest milestone in your relationship - bringing a new life into the world and becoming PARENTS together.

What is more beautiful than that?

GROUP CHILDBIRTH & BABY CARE CLASSES

PREPARING FOR BIRTH CLASS

Our four-week group childbirth classes will prepare you to have a positive 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.

You'll learn about:
Understanding Labor & Birth: Much more than you ever learned in Health class about pregnancy, labor (including the stages and phases), medical interventions, common variations and birth preferences.
Comfort Strategies: There are a LOT of options to help you to be more comfortable during your labor. This class will include understanding how your mind and body work together to cope, comfort strategies, medical options and positions for maximum relaxation.
Life with Baby: Are you ready??? This class includes postpartum expectations, recovery, "baby blues", newborn care and procedures and breastfeeding.

Schedule for 2020

April 4, 11, 18 and 25
10am - 12pm
This class is being hosted VIRTUALLY.
A link will be provided to join each week.
June 4, 11, 18 and 25
6:30pm-8:30pm
Location: Hartley Chiropractic Center
2653 Ulmerton Rd, Clearwater, FL 33762
August 5, 18, 22 and 29
10am-12pm
Location: Cherry Family Chiropractic
620 S. MacDill Ave, Ste B, Tampa, FL 33609
October 8, 15, 22 and 29
6:30pm-8:30pm
Location: Hartley Chiropractic Center
2653 Ulmerton Rd, Clearwater, FL 33762

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.

You'll learn about:

Class 1:  Setting the stage for a safe, calm and easy birth

Class 2: Pre-birth family bonding and preparing your mind and body

Class 3: Self-hypnosis visualization and advanced deepening

Class 4: Overview and summary of childbirth

Class 5: Birthing, The final act and bonding

Schedule for 2020:

May 5, 12, 19, 26, Jun 2
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
This class is being hosted VIRTUALLY.  A link will be provided to join.

July 7, 14, 21, 28, Aug 4
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
This class is being hosted VIRTUALLY. A link will be provided to join.

PRIVATE CHILDBIRTH & BABY CARE CLASSES

PREPARING FOR BIRTH 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.

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.

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.

BREASTFEEDING CLASS

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...

"Our childbirth educator was super patient with us both. What I loved about our childbirth classes was that it was both intimate ( in our home and just us,) and customized. She prepared us with information about the possibilities and the options we would be faced with. This approach greatly reduced both of our anxieties as first time parents.” 

- Nora -

Clearwater, FL

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