We will soon begin to teach this class in Athens. We are excited to offer a hybrid type class- BOLD techniques, rebozo work, a little bit of Dancing for Birth and a smidgen Spinning Babies rolled into a full day. This is a women only workshop.bold-method-action-header

If you like this workshop you are bound to love the BOLD Wisdom for Birth offerings. And if you want a little bit more focus on the alignment and psoas release, be sure to add the Aligned and Ready workshop to your schedule as well.

This is a circle to learn some wonderful tools that may accompany  your regular childbirth series that you may have chosen, whether it is the BOLD Series, the FUNdamentals, a hospital class or a hypnobirthing/baby class.

 This is also a great refresher class to get a woman refocused for her next birth.

The More BOLDness class is one of the BOLD Wisdom for Birth offerings that is usually offered quarterly

Natural birth takes a lot of preparation. What are you doing to prepare? Taking a childbirth class, but need more tools? Want to add to what you already know or refresh yourself for this next birth? We have a six hour workshop that packs in the tools to help prepare for a more gentle and natural birth to become a reality. Come together  to be BOLDTM and move with us toward your birth vision. You can come alone or with a partner.

To register for this class- click on this link.

  • Mind and Body preparation to find your heartfelt desires
  • Movement to help align the baby for a gentle birth
  • Birth planning and preparation
  • Pain coping tools to practice for preparation to use during labor
  • A little Dancing for BirthTM, Rebozo and Birth Ball work and much more!

Teresa will be taking her 25+ years in childbirth preparation and birth work to help you achieve your goals for your birth.

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The female body is designed for childbirth. Today’s lifestyles often inhibit this perfect design. By being active and aware of your body you align with your body’s innate wisdom. What steps are you taking to take charge and prepare your body for birth? This workshop is FULL OF TOOLS to aide you in having an easier time during your pregnancy and birth.

2014-03-01 11.35.59Movement and Optimal Fetal Positioning are key factors. During these few hours we will explore how movement directly improves pregnancy and labor. We will use a birth ball to prepare for labor and how it can support before during and after. We will explore the ways to support a healthy pelvis for OFP and easier labor and birth. Many of the techniques and moves you will learn have been proven in studies to shorten labor. You will walk away with your personal plan for a healthier pregnancy and safer birth. Healthier mamas and healthier babies are our goal!

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We cover:

  • Birth Anatomy and Optimal Fetal Positioning – Where is baby?
  • The Power of the Pelvis – What can you do?
  • Conscious Movement – Being proactive to aide an easier birth.
  • Labor Readiness – preparing your Birthing Body including a sampling of Dancing for Birth™
  • Use of a birth ball and rebozo for pregnancy and labor support.

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Taught by Charlotte Scott, licensed body worker, labor doula, yoga instructor, and women’s wellness provider. Having a passion for helping women have a healthy birth and recovery. Among her skills she is trained in The Arvigo Techniques of MAYA ABDOMINAL THERAPY®, Dancing for Birth™ and the work of Spinning Babies®.

This class is taught in Atlanta. Cost of the workshop is $130 and is for women only.

View the class schedule on our CALENDAR

Register for Aligned & Ready HERE!

 

Breastfeeding Couple Class, taught by Renee Wymer is to prepare you prior to the birth of your baby in understanding the whys, hows and whens to breastfeeding to insure success.

This is a unique class with new approaches to learning positions and latching techniques. Studies indicate that taking a prenatal breastfeeding class was the best way to avoid problems with breastfeeding. We feel the support of the partner by learning techniques to support the new mom is essential.

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We cover the “whys”, “how tos”, “when” and “whats” that go with breastfeeding. A must class for anyone considering breastfeeding whether for a few weeks or longer… working or staying home… come pregnant but open to new parents as well.

This is not a lecture only class- we offer video- hands-on practice with dolls for positioning and lots of interactive discussion. You will receive a link of handouts to take home to help. If you have any problems after the baby comes, we offer three months of FREE on-call support for any couples who attended this class.

Evidence-based studies showed the number one thing that helped diminish nipple trauma in new moms was prenatal education on the proper latch! An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure!

This class is taught in Roswell, GA.   View the class schedule on our CALENDAR

Register for Breastfeeding class HERE!

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infant massage 3Infant Massage Introductory Class taught by Charlotte Scott. Learn how to sooth your baby with some basic techniques that you may find invaluable. Come with your baby to have some fun! Better digestion, happier baby, longer sleep and great bonding times!

infant-massage-2Want to come to a fun class with your baby? This is a fabulous time to watch a short video on infant massage- then grab a small blanket and your baby and learn some hands on techniques that will help you bond with your baby more, help the baby with sleep and digestion and even more benefits that you will learn!

Although we believe that the group interaction is something that helps not only solidify the information, but also makes our classes more fun, we offer private classes in our childbirth class locations or your home for those whose schedules don’t allow a group interactive class setting. We offer these classes in our childbirth class spaces and ocassionaly in your home. We prefer our class spaces so we have full access to our teaching materials but also so you will not be distracted in your home environment. There are four modules that last about 2.5- 3 hours each that can be selected ala carte to tailor them to your specific needs. For a full class you would need to take all four modules. Each module can be individually priced or the set of four modules are available at a discount.

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We teach our private modules to meet your needs, so you help to taylor them for what you are seeking. We try to make each class have some component of Body- Voice and Action. Birth is a mind, body connection- so you have to expand the way you think about birth. A good childbirth class is not just one that teaches you pain coping but does not address concerns and fears that can interfere with you body unfolding in labor. A good childbirth class does not just teach you positions to try in labor and not address interventions that may happen and how to ask good questions to find answers for your birth options. We teach four segments that make this a fully comprehensive class.  Look at the couples class for Wisdom for Birth and you can get an idea of some of what is taught in these private classes.

 

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This is a comprehensive childbirth education series for couples. This is an 8-hour class, taught on a Sunday. During the course of a FUNdamentals series, you will

– Join an intimate group of parents-to-be in a cozy, informal setting
– Prepare your mind for birth
– Discover your options for childbirth and how to get what you want
– Explore the physiology and stages of labor
– Learn how to make decisions when faced with the unplanned
– Arm yourself with several pain coping techniques
– Try out some effective positions for labor and birth
– Pepare for baby’s first weeks
– and much more!

FUNdamentals is just that–FUN! The class is open-discussion format, and the curriculum is guided by the goals, questions, and respectful discussion of the participants. Couples should feel free to share as much or as little as they’d like. The room is safe and free from judgement, and we also respect those who wish to remain a bit more private.

Renee Wymer is a CAPPA- trained childbirth educator with several years of experience as a labor and postpartum doula.

Classes are taught in Roswell, GA. Cost of the workshop is $155. See the class schedule here: CALENDAR

Register for the FUNdamentals class HERE!

 

 

We offer 3 types of childbirth classes, with different times and locations to best meet your needs.

  • We offer the BOLD Wisdom for Birth class for couples in Atlanta and Athens. It can be taken by those who want more than a basic class teaches as an add on to a basic class. It is taught in one full day. Teresa, the instructor, has been a childbirth educator for over 15 years and focuses on the holistic stages of labor to walk expecting couples through what to expect from the birthing experience.
  • We offer the FUNDamenatals for an Empowered Birth class in Roswell. It is taught every six weeks on a Sunday. This is a couples class which offers much more than the basic childbirth class with an emphasis on the fundamentals that most couples feels is essential for an informed birth experience.
  • We offer private classes. Although this is not our preference, we understand that some couples need this. So we offer this in our class locations based on your particular needs. Let us know if you need this. We personally think that the dynamics of a group class offer many benefits for everyone involved.

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We recently had a student say that although her friends told her it was a waste of time and money to take a childbirth class, she felt she learned things that would be helpful for her preparation for labor and birth that she did not even know she needed to know before taking the classes. Her friends told her the classes they took- more than likely the wham bamm classes that hospitals feel compelled to teach since that is what folks say they want- were full of what the hospital required of them and the medication options they had. I laugh when I hear this and say, “Oh you took the how to be a good patient classes!”

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