All on-site classes meet in the MyBirth Community Studio at 1726 Altamont Ave. Suite 2, RVA 23230
My Birth Class
Four week series, three hours each class, totaling 12 hours
A doula's guide to empowered, supported, evidence based birth practices, our original curriculum was created by the doulas of MyBirth and reflects our 20+ years of combined childbirth experience. With the MyBirth childbirth education class, you will gain a thorough understanding of the mechanics of birth, comfort measures for pregnancy and labor, how to remain active and be your own advocate, breastfeeding basics, what to expect postpartum, and adjusting to life with a new baby.
Though geared towards achieving an unmedicated birth, we will also thoroughly cover common interventions/medications, family-centered cesareans, and how to be flexible when confronted with a new direction in your birth's trajectory.
Class One: Your birth goals, nutrition and health, how our babies grow, how our bodies open, the stages of labor
Class Two: Comfort measures for labor, helpful tips for laboring at home and in the hospital
Class Three: Common interventions/procedures in pregnancy and birth, finding flexibility in birth, labor with an epidural, and family centered cesareans
Class Four: Life with your newborn, feeding your baby, the physical and mental recovery after birth
A fun, interactive class with multiple approaches to learning. We pride ourselves on engaging our students and insuring that the information is interesting, accessible, and easy to remember.
Approach your birth with calm and confidence.
Educational materials provided.
Taught by Joy Brock, LCSW; Professional toLabor Doula, MyBirth Childbirth Educator
$250 for the pregnant person plus the partner of their choice
June 3, 10, 17, 24 from 5-8pm - Sunday evenings
July 10, 17, 24, 31 from 6-9pm - Tuesday evenings
August 5, 12, 19, 26 from 5-8pm - Sunday evenings
September 4, 11, 18, 25 from 6-9pm - Tuesday evenings
October 7, 14, 21, 28 from 5-8p - Sunday evenings
November 6, 13, 20, 27 from 6-9pm - Tuesday evenings
December 4, 6, 11, 13 from 6-9pm - Special Holiday Express series on Tuesday and Thursday evenings
My Breastfeeding Class
One day, three hour class
A doula's guide to breastfeeding success. Taught by Melissa Yeager, a doula and CAPPA Certified Lactation Educator, this course was designed with the doulas of MyBirth to help avoid the "booby traps" of breastfeeding, with a large focus on the first three days, three weeks, and three months of nursing.
The class will cover: mechanics of nursing and milk transfer, how to prepare for breastfeeding, getting a good start, steps to a good latch, how to protect against interruption/interference, breastfeeding booby traps, realities of breastfeeding, common problems, the benefits of nursing.
Educational materials provided.
$60 for the pregnant person plus the partner of their choice
Offered the first Saturday of each month from 9am-12pm
My Nourished Baby
Learn how food and a healthy lifestyle can nourish your growing baby, and support a healthy pregnancy!
In this class, we will talk about key nutrients for baby’s development, and how to avoid specific conditions during pregnancy. We will also address questions about what’s ok to eat and what you should limit.
During class you’ll enjoy some yummy snacks, and walk away with some meal planning tips and recipes to prepare at home.