Childbirth Education + Prenatal Yoga=LOVE
Prepare yourself and your support/partner, mind and body, for birth and new parenthood. This series of five childbirth classes/workshops includes prenatal yoga asana for all levels of pregnancy and yoga ability, and childbirth education topics delivered in an inclusive and enjoyable format. If you are expecting a baby, or planning for a pregnancy, and also want to prepare yourself, mentally, physically, and emotionally, these classes are for you. Register for all five workshops for a complete and comprehensive childbirth education class, or select the workshops that interest you. They are spread out on alternating Saturdays and will send you home with partner activities and partner yoga poses to practice and connect in between. Couples will leave this series with tools to help them feel confident and excited about their birth and parenting experience.
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This workshop series is taught by Sarah Romero, a certified birth and postpartum doula, (DTI) and a registered yoga teacher with Yoga Alliance.
Each day will include a 60 minute prenatal yoga asana practice, focused discussion, learning activities and more.
Saturday, September 16, 2-5:30pm– Foundation for Your Ideal Birth- making mindful choices that support your ideal pregnancy and birth.
In this class, we will cover prenatal care providers, (and how to choose one that is right for you), prenatal wellness and testing, nutrition during pregnancy, and managing stress. This workshop is the first in a series of five, and also perfect as a stand alone workshop for people trying to conceive, or in early pregnancy and looking to connect with other couples and learn more about the pregnant body and how to nourish it. You will leave with a blueprint for developing a mindfulness practice that you can use throughout pregnancy and beyond that is specific to your family’s unique needs.
Saturday, September 30, 2-5:30pm- Know your Options: Informed Decisions, Hospital Procedures and Medications
We will discuss how to make informed decisions during pregnancy and birth and why it matters. We will also review routine hospital procedures and the available pain medication options in different birth settings along with the benefits and risks of each. You will leave this workshop with a blueprint for creating a birth “Plan A”, as well as tools to navigate making informed and evidence-based decisions toward your “Plan B”.
Our yoga practice portion will be focused on the core and navigating your changing self while welcoming your new roommate.
Saturday, October 14, 2-5:30pm- All about birth
We will learn about the stages of labor and pain management from a holistic perspective, as we will delve into the physiologic process of birth. We will practice laboring and pushing positions, and have a group “birth rehearsal” where we will discuss how to support a laboring person through the journey. Both pregnant partner and non pregnant partner will leave feeling more prepared emotionally, physically, and mentally for the big day. We will also chat about yoga philosophy with regard to birth and new life.
Saturday, October 28, 2-5:30pm– Exploring The Five Senses & Birth
We will talk about how to create your ideal birth environment, finding comfort through touch, smell, sound, and taste, and of course, movement. We will discuss massage for labor, partner support, oxytocin and connection. This one is a juicy workshop, bring your partner for this one. Our yoga practice will incorporate some partner yoga poses that can be helpful for finding relief and connection during pregnancy as well as helpful birthing poses that keep your partner involved and grounded. This will be beneficial for all three of you.
Saturday, November 11, 2-6pm- Preparing for your Fourth Trimester
Much thought and planning goes into the birth of your new baby, rightfully so, but the time after baby also demands some thought and planning. In this workshop, we will learn all about breastfeeding and infant care, and nutrition for the optimal care of your family following the life-changing event of birth. You will leave this workshop with a blueprint for creating a postpartum plan, including meal preparation, and optimizing your baby-shower gift registry or wish list to create the best possible transition into parenthood. You will feel more confident and knowledgeable about caring for and soothing your baby and what common things to look for with regard to your new tiny human.