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Anchorage Alaska Childbirth Classes

Anchorage Alaska Childbirth Classes

group Childbirth Classes
monthly in Anchorage 

Birth With Confidence!

We’ll Cover:

  • ​Anatomy and physiology
  • Birth options
  • Relaxation
  • Positions and breathing
  • Comfort techniques
  • Challenges and interventions
  • Partner support
  • Tools and knowledge for your best birth!
    Cost: $150/couple (pregnant woman and one birth support person)


Class Schedule:

Anchorage Full Classes, 6-hours. $150/couple: Coming soon 

Anchorage Fast-paced Classes, these are slightly abbreviated 4-hour classes, great as a refresher or for expecting parents with limited time who need a one-day class, $100/couple:  2/9, 3/9, 4/6, 5/11, 8/3, 9/14, 10/12, 11/23

Anchorage 3-Class Weeknight Series ($150/couple):

Tuesday evenings, February 12, 19, 26, 6-8(ish) pm
Tuesday evenings, April 16, 23, 30, 6-8(ish) pm





Anchorage, Eagle River, Wasilla

Too busy for traditional childbirth classes?  This is a great option for busy schedules, slope and shift workers, and anyone who would prefer a more intimate, one-on-one experience.  Get all of your questions answered and prepare for YOUR best birth!

Childbirth prep sessions designed to fit your life and your budget! 

These individualized, in-home classes cater to your specific desires for your birth, no matter where you plan to have your baby. 

 We will cover the process of birth and preparing for labor, comfort measures and positioning, breathing techniques and partner support, and postpartum care for mom, baby, and the family.

Birth 101. The anatomy and physiology of the birth process, the stages of labor, labor progress and activities, fear and safety, possible interventions, physical and emotional changes and much more. 

Comfort Measures for Childbirth. We’ll discuss and practice Positioning, Breathing, Massage, Acupressure, Using the Birth Ball and Peanut Ball, Rebozo, Partner Support, and more. 

Postpartum prep. An overview of after birth care for mom, feeding your new baby, the emotional changes in the early postpartum days, baby blues, hormones, newborn care, babywearing, sleep and your new baby, etc.

  • Scheduled at your convenience
  • 3 hour visit to discuss all things pregnancy, labor, birth, postpartum and       baby care. 
  • Customized and individualized to your specific questions and concerns!

$225/couple. Private sessions held at Alaska Birth Services, 2028 E Northern Lights Blvd., Anchorage 





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Meet your childbirth Educator!

As a certified GentleBirth Childbirth Educator, Certified Spinning Babies® Parent Educator, and Evidence Based Birth® Instructor, I absolutely love helping expecting parents learn about their options to help their birth process go more smoothly and comfortably.  
I teach my personally designed childbirth courses, private birth prep sessions, GentleBirth One-Day and Weekend Workshops, various Evidence Based Birth® Educational courses for both professionals and expecting parents, and the Spinning Babies® Parent Education course.
As a little girl, I always dreamed about becoming a teacher, and am delighted that my passions for birth and education have intertwined in such a lovely way.  Please contact me if you have any questions about any of the classes I offer, or would like to register for a class!

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