Our hearts are with you!  We understand that birth, doula support, and information are monumentally important right now as we all navigate the changes in hospitals and with our care providers. The Birth Co-op is currently offering hybrid and virtual childbirth classes via Zoom, where we can all come together and learn in innovative ways.  Thank you for your trust and we look forward to connecting with you soon! 

THE BIRTH CO-OP CLASSES

We welcome you to our comfortable, intimate and friendly Birth Co-op. Our goal is for you to walk away with more than just an education. We want your family to establish resources, friends and access to professionals who will assist you from birth to early parenting! 


VIRTUAL CHILDBIRTH WORKSHOP


Our virtual childbirth education classes are a wonderful mix of evidence-based information, hands-on practice and intuitive knowledge. We cover the science of pregnancy and birth, the stages of labor and tools to help with relaxation in each stage, how to use medical interventions judiciously, the needs of your newborn, how to have a successful postpartum recovery, and the early days of breastfeeding. In addition, we devote ourselves to helping you prepare your mind and body for labor with relaxation breathing, positioning and massage.  We emphasize the importance of your relationship with your labor partner and help to prepare them for what to expect. We will guide you as to how to communicate your vision for your birth with your entire support team. Our goal is for you to walk away with useful knowledge, confidence, a deeper connection with your body and the birth process, and a resource list of professionals to assist you with every step of your pregnancy and postpartum recovery. 


Classes will be held on five consecutive Tuesdays, from 6:00 - 8:00 pm. You will receive a manual via email.


Also included with this series is an optional, one-on-one session after you give birth - an opportunity to talk about your birth, your postpartum transition, and any needs you may have.


$350


HYBRID CHILDBIRTH CLASSES


As the world trends more towards normalcy we are so excited to see you back in person for Childbirth Education, sort of!  We have designed a Hybrid Childbirth Education Workshop as a wonderful opportunity to both learn from the comfort of your home and meet in person, which we know you have all been craving. We too have been missing in-person community and the chance to invite you into our warm space. This unique workshop is structured so that we meet virtually for the first two sessions, learning about the anatomy and physiology of pregnancy and birth, stages of labor, medical interventions and when there is room for discussion, what happens to our babies when they first come earth side, and how to plan and provide for your delicate postpartum recovery period. 


After laying the foundation with two virtual classes, WE MEET IN PERSON on one Saturday, practicing hands-on comfort measures for pregnancy and labor, learning how to care for our babies once they are born, and exploring the early days of breastfeeding with an incredible Lactation Consultant.  We pride ourselves on helping you prepare your mind and body for labor and we emphasize the importance of your relationship with your labor partner and help prepare them for what to expect and how to best be present to support you. We will guide you as to how to communicate your vision for your birth with your entire support team. 


Our goal is for you to walk away with useful knowledge, confidence, a deeper connection with your body and the birth process, and a resource list of professionals to assist you with every step of your pregnancy and postpartum recovery. We are excited to be in community with you and other birthing families, helping you to feel safe and connected as you walk into parenthood.


Virtual classes will meet via Zoom, from 5:30-8:00 pm, and in-person class will meet from 9:00 am -1:00 pm.  You will receive a manual via email.  Please bring a lunch for our in-person session and we will provide drinks and light snacks.


$400


BABY & NEW FAMILY CARE CLASS


Connecting, Caring for & Nurturing your Newborn & Family

Taught by:  Rachel Myers and Sarah Olaguez


This hands on class, will give you the tools and knowledge to tackle the newborn stage comfortably and confidently.  The first few days with your newborn is a delicate and sensitive time, as you learn to settle in as a family many questions may arise. In this class we will literally start with how to pick up your baby to postpartum planning. Our goal is to make your transition into parenthood successful and as smooth as new parenting can be!


 Taught by two doulas who between them have five children and over eleven years of experience with newborns.


•Non-toxic Bathing•Family Bonding•Soothing•Umbilical Cord Care•

•Diapering Circumcision Care •Dressing•Nursery Essentials•Swaddling

•Navigating parenthood •Postpartum Care•Safe Babywearing


And so much more!! Be ready to ask questions, learn from each other and get support for this wonderful journey. Also you will get to take home some homemade goodies for both mom and baby!


$150

Contact: 818.636.2223


PARENTING CIRCLE


An open and supportive gathering that covers everything from breastfeeding to sleep deprivation, self-care and going back to work. A light vegetarian meal is provided and sometimes we have guest speakers.


6-week series for all babies up to walkers.


$150

*We want this group to be available to all who need the support, please let us know if this fee is beyond your means at this time.


WE CAN DO THIS...AGAIN!


A Labor Refresher Workshop


Create an expansive toolkit of comfort measures for coping with labor and birth-relaxation breathing, massage, positioning, and use of rebozo for pelvic release. Wonderful refresher class for experienced parents wanting to focus on their upcoming birth. Also great for first-time parents wanting to dive deeper into comfort measures for labor.


Three-hour workshop includes a manual focused on labor review and preparation, comfort measures, and writing a postpartum care plan. We will also make customized massage oil and vegetarian snacks will be provided.


3-hour class

$150



YONI CARE KIT


A DIY Workshop for Postpartum Recovery


Learn to care for yourself physically and emotionally following birth. In this DIY workshop, create these soothing and healing producst to support you during your postpartum recovery:


    - Lavender Rice Sock for Comforting Heat

    - Herbal padsicles to reduce perineal swelling

    - Sitz Bath Herbal Tea Bags for Healing your Perineum

    - Herbal Perineal Spray


Three-hours workshop includes a manual with guidelines for postpartum recovery and self-care, including healing recipes, beneficial teas and oils, simple pospartum exercises, facilitating emotional wellbeing and creating a postpartum care plan. Vegetarian snacks will be provided.


3-hour class

$150



GRANDPARENTS CLASS


Congratulations. You are soon to become grandparents! In this class you will become empowered with the latest evidence-based knowledge to best support and help your children navigate through the joyful and often challenging fourth trimester postpartum period. You will learn about effective communication strategies, postpartum hormonal changes, current changes in infant safety, newborn feeding, baby bonding, baby care, baby soothing and so much more.


3-hour class

$150