3 Week Childbirth Series

This 3- week comprehensive group childbirth class held in Washington DC provides you with the information and tools you need to prepare for a positive birth experience. The class combines practical, factual information with an understanding of your own needs. By the end of class you will be ready for your birth however it unfolds. Join other parents in your community to discuss and learn all about birth.
This class is designed for all kinds of birth; unmedicated, medicated, home, hospital, birth center, midwife, obstetrician, induced, spontaneous…

Your Birth Experience classes are taught by Kim Hawley (Childbirth Educator, Lactation Educator Counselor, Infant Sleep Educator, MPH, MA)
Next class:
Wednesdays 6:30pm – 9:00pm January 10, 17, and 24

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It’s your birth…

In the Your Birth Experience childbirth preparation course you will be encouraged to envision your birth. You will not be told that every family should or does have the same birthing experience. This unique course appreciates that every family is different and every birth unfolds in a very unique way with aspects that complement some of the family’s own personality traits! You will explore how your personality affects your needs and decision making processes during pregnancy and birth and how to effectively communicate desires to your care providers, family and support team.

You will be prepared…

After this very comprehensive course you will understand the physiological process of birth which will prepare you mentally, physically, and emotionally for your birthing experience. You will gain an immense amount of confidence in the birthing body and the mind’s ability to navigate through your birth. You will learn relaxation and practical comfort measures to aid you during your birth. A labor rehearsal will be facilitated that is designed to put you in “labor mode” so that on the day of this mentality is instinctual.
You will understand your options during birth and discuss interventions (medical and non-medical). You postpartum time is discussed as well which will give you the best step forward into your parenting experience.


Join a class…

Your class includes the Your Birth Experience Parent Guide. This interactive childbirth book/journal will walk you through planning for your birth experience.
Classes are held in Capitol Hill, Washington DC less than 2 blocks from Stadium Armory Metro.

2017 Schedule
    • Sundays March 19th, 26th and April 2
    • Sundays April 23rd, 30th & May 7th
    • Sundays June 4th, 11th & 25th (no class 6/18)
    • Saturdays July 8th, 15th & 22nd
    • Sundays September 10th, 17th & 24th
    • Sundays October 29th, November 5th & November 12th
    • Wednesdays 6:30pm – 9:00pm January 10, 17, and 24

Cost: $275/couple

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