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. Many of our classes over the past few months have been transferred to a virtual platform due to the current environment. All in-person classes listed here are subject to change to a virtual platform. In the event that your class is transferred to a virtual platform, you will be provided with a link to join the class each week. Our virtual classes are still taught by a live childbirth educator, with the same informative, fun and interactive curriculum that we always use!

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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.
group childbirth classes

Upcoming Class Dates:

VIRTUAL CLASS January 5, 12, 19, 26, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

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

IN PERSON May 4, 11, 18, 25
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

February 20th, 1:00 pm - 5:30 pm
April 17th, 1:00 pm - 5:30 pm
July 17th, 1:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Location: Cherry Family Chiropractic 620 S MacDill Ave, Tampa, FL 33629

GROUP CHILDBIRTH CLASS: HYPNOBIRTHING (™)

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 will 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
hypnobirthing class

Upcoming Class Dates:

IN PERSON Feb 2, 9, 16, 23, Mar 2,  6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Community Roots Collective 2746 N Florida Ave, Tampa, FL 33602

IN PERSON Apr 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 6:00 pm - 8:30pm
Location: TBA

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:

Wednesdays, 6:30 - 8:30pm. VIRTUAL.

November 18th
December 16th
January 20th
February 17th
March 17th

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.

Newborn-Care-Class

Upcoming Class Dates:

IN PERSON

January 16, 1:30 - 4:30 pm

Location: Cherry Family Chiropractic 620 S. MacDill Ave, Tampa, FL 33629

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!

private childbirth and baby care classes

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!

Why work with us? Our clients share their stories...

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