All on-site classes meet in the MyBirth Community Studio at 1726 Altamont Ave. Suite 2, RVA 23230

My Birth Class

  • Four week series, three hours each class, totaling 12 hours
  • A doula's guide to empowered, supported, evidence based birth practices, our original curriculum was created by the doulas of MyBirth and reflects our 20+ years of combined childbirth experience. With the MyBirth childbirth education class, you will gain a thorough understanding of the mechanics of birth, comfort measures for pregnancy and labor, how to remain active and be your own advocate, breastfeeding basics, what to expect postpartum, and adjusting to life with a new baby.
  • Though geared towards achieving an unmedicated birth, we will also thoroughly cover common interventions/medications, family-centered cesareans, and how to be flexible when confronted with a new direction in your birth's trajectory.
    • Class One: Your birth goals, nutrition and health, how our babies grow, how our bodies open, the stages of labor
    • Class Two: Comfort measures for labor, helpful tips for laboring at home and in the hospital
    • Class Three: Common interventions/procedures in pregnancy and birth, finding flexibility in birth, labor with an epidural, and family centered cesareans
    • Class Four: Life with your newborn, feeding your baby, the physical and mental recovery after birth
  • A fun, interactive class with multiple approaches to learning. We pride ourselves on engaging our students and insuring that the information is interesting, accessible, and easy to remember. 
  • Approach your birth with calm and confidence.
  • Educational materials provided.
  • Taught by Joy Brock, LCSW; Professional toLabor Doula, MyBirth Childbirth Educator
  • $250 for the pregnant person plus the partner of their choice
  • August 5, 12, 19, 26 from 5-8pm - Sunday evenings
  • September 4, 11, 18, 25 from 6-9pm - Tuesday evenings
  • October 7, 14, 21, 28 from 5-8p - Sunday evenings
  • November 6, 13, 20, 27 from 6-9pm - Tuesday evenings
  • December 4, 6, 11, 13 from 6-9pm - Special Holiday Express series on Tuesday and Thursday evenings

My Breastfeeding Class: Confident Beginnings

  • One day, three hour class
  • A doula's guide to breastfeeding success. Taught by Melissa Yeager, a doula and CAPPA Certified Lactation Educator, this course was designed with the doulas of MyBirth to help avoid the "booby traps" of breastfeeding, with a large focus on the first three days, three weeks, and three months of nursing. 
  • The class will cover: mechanics of nursing and milk transfer, how to prepare for breastfeeding, getting a good start, steps to a good latch, how to protect against interruption/interference, breastfeeding booby traps, realities of breastfeeding, common problems, the benefits of nursing.
  • Educational materials provided.
  • Taught by Melissa Yeager, Ph.D., CLE, CD
  • $60 for the pregnant person plus the partner of their choice
  • Offered the first Saturday of each month from 9am-12pm

My Breastfeeding Class: Pumping and Milk Storage

  • My Breastfeeding Class: Pumping and Milk Storage
  • If you are breastfeeding and returning to work, this class has everything you need to know. Do you need a freezer stash? How often do you need to pump? What does the law say about that? What about storing expressed milk? What the heck is paced bottle feeding? If your baby reverse cycles, will they need training wheels? What about weekends or days off? How will you feel emotionally about the whole thing? Come to this action-packed class to find the answers to all of these questions and more. 
  • Designed to be taken with or without attending our monthly Confident Beginnings breastfeeding class. 
  • Offered Quarterly on the second Thursday of September, December, March, June from 6:00pm to 7:00pm
  • Taught by Melissa Yeager, Ph.D., CLE, CD
  • $25.00 for you and the partner of your choice

My Nourished Baby

  • Learn how food and a healthy lifestyle can nourish your growing baby, and support a healthy pregnancy! 
  • In this class, we will talk about key nutrients for baby’s development, and how to avoid specific conditions during pregnancy.  We will also address questions about what’s ok to eat and what you should limit. 
  • During class you’ll enjoy some yummy snacks, and walk away with some meal planning tips and recipes to prepare at home. 
  • Taught by Sara Fields, NTP, RWP, owner of Wellness Intentioned,  www.wellnessintentioned.com
  • Class repeats the second Wednesday evening of every month from 6pm-9pm
  • $50.00 for the pregnant person plus the partner of their choice

My Baby Class

  • Find balance with your new baby!
  • Our doula's guide to a smoother transition to parenthood taught by Claire Prendergast, a DONA Certified Postpartum Doula, who has worked with over 20 newborns and their families. This class comes out of her experience with families and their most common questions and concerns about the "fourth trimester" or first 3 months of baby's life (and beyond). 
  • Through My Baby Class, you will learn about baby's cues, sleep cycles/rhythms, breastfeeding basics and 
  • soothing techniques in order to work with your baby's biology to ensure maximum rest and feeding success. Our class will cover what is essential, what can wait, and what you can do without. It will also offer a realistic picture of the the emotional and logistical landscape of life with a new baby and practical advice for how to navigate it more smoothly.
  • This class will provide sources of up-to-date, evidence-based information as well as local community resources.
  • $75 for pregnant person and partner of their choice
  • One time, 3-hour class

Mindful Preparation for Conception - A Holistic Approach

  • Would you like to learn about a more holistic, mindful approach to conception and pregnancy? Want to learn how specific foods may help to naturally boost fertility, and the key role nutrition plays in preconception? MyBirth and Virginia Fertility Associates have the answers.
  • Pregnancy can be one of the greatest joys in life, and nutrition can play an important role in helping couples who are trying to conceive. In the informative session, learn about foods that play an important role in helping women (and men!) naturally boost their fertility for conception, how to optimize your fertility diet, and key tips for a nutrient-rich diet. We'll also sample a few recipes that have been carefully created for prenatal health and wellness and discuss the main nutrients in the recipes that support preconception. 
  • We'll also touch on the potential benefits of:
    • complimentary wellness techniques, such as acupuncture and integrative medicine
    • mindfulness and restorative yoga
    • finding the fitness plan that's right for you
  • Sara Fields of Wellness Intentioned, VFA, MyBirth, and The Women's Hospital at Henrico Doctors' Hospital are proud to offer this unique class the last Saturday of every other month in the MyBirth Community Studio.
  • The cost for this two-hour seminar is $30.00. Enrollment fee includes all educational materials. 
  • You are encouraged to attend with the partner of your choice.

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