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Anchorage Alaska Childbirth Classes

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Anchorage Alaska Childbirth Classes

group Childbirth Classes
monthly in Anchorage 

Birth With Confidence!

In all classes and private sessions, 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 challenges and interventions, physical and emotional changes and much more. 

Comfort Measures for Childbirth. We’ll discuss and practice relaxation techqniques including 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.


Class Schedule:

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

Thursday evenings: August 15, 22, 29 6-8(ish) pm
Wednesday evenings: September 11, 18, 25 , 6-8(ish) pm
Wednesday evenings: October 9, 16, 23 , 6-8(ish) pm

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, $125/couple:  8/3, 9/14, 10/12, 11/23

Wasilla One-Day Classes, 6 hours. $150/couple:  9/7 (Held at Labor of Love Midwifery.)

Spinning Babies Parent Classes (See more on the Spinning Babies Page): 

Saturday, 7/20/19 at 2PM
Saturday, 8/17/19 at 2PM
Saturday, 9/21/19 at 2PM
Saturday, 10/19/19 at 2PM
Saturday, 11/16/19 at 2PM

Evidence Based Birth Continuing Education for Professionals (See more on the Evidence Based Birth Page):

Comfort Measures for L&D Nurses: 8/18, 2-5PM, 10/20, 2-5PM
Savvy Birth Pro: October 27, 2-5PM
• Due Dates – September 12, 6-8 PM
• Home Birth Transfers – October 10, 6-8 PM
• Newborn Procedures – November 14, 6-8 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 classes cater to your specific desires for your birth, no matter where you plan to have your baby. 

  • 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 fill out the form below to register for  classes!

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