CHIILDBIRTH & BABY CARE CLASSES

CHIILDBIRTH & BABY CARE CLASSES

Tampa Bay Childbirth Classes

Our childbirth and baby care classes equip you to have a smooth pregnancy, birth and postpartum experience. You probably invested in your education to launch your career. Now you’re going to have a baby and it's time to invest in your education as a new parent! Buddha Belly classes help you get totally prepared and confident to make empowered choices on your birth and baby journey.

The situation with COVID-19 is changing regularly, and our childbirth, breastfeeding and baby care classes offer a range of options to meet your needs, including both virtual group classes and private in-home classes.

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

  • 1 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.
  • 2 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.
  • 3 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?

COVID-19 & CHILDBIRTH CLASSES

We are closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation. All of our in-person classes are limited to a small group of couples to allow for social distancing in as much as possible. All class participants will wear a mask. Additionally we have virtual and private class offerings so that we can meet the needs of different families in our community. Please contact us if you have any additional questions. 

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GROUP CHILDBIRTH CLASS: PREPARING FOR BIRTH

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 will learn about:

  • 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 May 4, 11, 18, 25
7:00pm - 9:00 pm
Location: Navigate Chiropractic
11669 W Hillsborough Ave
Tampa, FL,  33635

IN PERSON June 5, 12, 19, 26
10:00am - 12:00pm
Location: Cherry Family Chiropractic
620 S MacDill Ave, Tampa, FL 33629

IN PERSON July 7, 14, 21, 28
7:00pm - 9:00 pm
Location: Navigate Chiropractic
11669 W Hillsborough Ave
Tampa, FL,  33635

GROUP CHILDBIRTH CLASS: BIRTH ESSENTIALS

Looking to learn the essential information you need about labor, birth and comfort? This class takes place over one afternoon, and you'll leave understanding the important aspects of what's going on with your body, your baby and techniques to keep as comfortable as possible. Our educators create a fun, relaxed vibe and you'll join other local expecting families.

You will learn about:

  • 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.
Birth Essentials Class

Upcoming Class Dates:

IN PERSON

May 15th, 1:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Location:  Navigate Chiropractic
11669 W Hillsborough Ave
Tampa, FL 33635

June 19th, 1:00 pm - 5:30 pm 
Location: Cherry Family Chiropractic 620 S MacDill Ave, Tampa, FL 33629

July 17th, 1:00 pm - 5:30pm
Location: Cherry Family Chiropractic
620 MacDill Ave, Tampa, FL 33629

GROUP CLASS: BIRTH CHOICES

This class is perfect for people who are: 

  • Trying to conceive (TTC)
  • Early in their pregnancy and unsure what they want from their birth experience
  • Later in their pregnancy who are unhappy with their current provider / birth facility
  • Planning on having more children but want a different experience than a prior birth

This class focuses on four key areas: understanding the "big picture" about birth, knowing your options and preferences, how to take action on those preferences, and how to communicate your preferences.

We will discuss: choosing your team (doctor, midwife, doula,) choosing your birth facility (hospital, home or birth center). You will learn about the local Tampa Bay resources available to navigate the path ahead of you.

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Upcoming Class Dates:

VIRTUAL

Wednesdays, 6:30 - 8:30pm

May 5
August 4
November 3

GROUP CLASS: BREASTFEEDING YOUR BABY

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 will address:

  • latching
  • positions
  • how often to feed
  • knowing baby is getting enough
  • feeding cues
  • pumping and more!

This is a two-hour virtual class taught live and there will be plenty of time to ask questions. A link will be provided for students ahead of time to join the class.

breastfeeding class

Upcoming Class Dates:

VIRTUAL
6:30 - 8:30pm

April 20
June 15
August 17
October 19
December 14

GROUP CLASS: NEWBORN CARE

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.

We will discuss after birth procedures and testing, feeding your baby, bathing, dressing, soothing and diapering. You will be equipped with knowledge on infant sleep, cord care, as well as newborn health and safety.

One thing that makes our class special is that we use weighted baby-dolls for live practice. Each couple will practice holding, changing a real diaper, swaddling and baby-wearing with the weighted baby-doll.

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

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Upcoming Class Dates:

IN PERSON
1:30 - 4:30pm

May 22 - SOLD OUT
July 24
September 18

Location:
Community Roots Collective
2746 N Florida Ave, Tampa, FL 33602

PRIVATE CLASSES: CUSTOM CHILDBIRTH & BABY CARE

All of our classes are also taught privately. This includes: Preparing For Birth, Birth Essentials, HypnoBirthing, Breastfeeding Your Baby and Newborn Care Classes. 

Private classes take place in the comfort of your home on a schedule that works for you. We combine our expertise in childbirth, local birth facilities and your values and preferences to ensure a completely personalized experience.You get one-on-one, devoted attention to your questions and concerns.

Our certified childbirth educators bring all the learning to you, including books, teaching props and gear.

In this era of COVID-19 and social distancing, a private childbirth class with just the educator, you and your partner can be a good alternative. Our educators follow CDC guidelines and will wear a mask while they are in your home. We can also teach private classes on a virtual platform for those who prefer zero contact. In this case we mail you your workbooks and materials ahead of time so you have everything you need.

If you are interested in having a private class taught in the comfort of your home, please contact us to get your class scheduled!

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Private classes are a great fit for...

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

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