Why Should I Take a Childbirth Education Class?

Let me guess: you’re interested in having a shorter, less painful birth and having the baby come out of your vagina? Great! The Blooma Birth Class offers lots of evidence-based tips and tricks that will increase the odds of all of those things happening. But birth can also be a wild animal, so we want you to be prepared for some unexpected twists and turns that can arise along the way. We have no agenda about whether your birth should be unmedicated, at home, or in the hospital with an epidural. But as childbirth educators, we want you to feel empowered, well informed, and well-cared for during your pregnancy, birth, and postpartum experience.

A lot of my students come into The Blooma Birth Class with a whole host of myths about the childbirth process and what they can and cannot control in the course of their labor, birth, and postpartum healing experience. Much of what we know in our culture about childbirth comes from movies, TV shows, or the horror stories that people tell us when we happily announce our pregnancies. Let’s be real: there is a LOT of misinformation out there, and it is not serving anyone.

Here are the main things that we cover in The Blooma Birth Class:

  •  Does the provider you have chosen fit with your needs and values?
  • Addressing common fears and concerns
  • Making informed decisions in pregnancy, labor, birth, postpartum, and even parenting
  • Phases of labor and how partners can support each step of the way
  • Practicing hands-on comfort measures
  • Medications and interventions—including cesarean birth
  • Postpartum healing
  • Getting breastfeeding off to a good start

We even throw in a few bonuses: community building, local referrals, additional resources, AND for some education classes, 30 days of free unlimited barre and yoga.

Still not convinced?

Here’s what a few of our recent students are saying about our Childbirth Education classes:

“I appreciate the safe environment to always ask questions and that you didn’t feel pressure or judgement that one type of birth is better than the other.”

“After taking this class, I felt more empowered and ready to advocate for our needs.”

“We feel more prepared than we thought we would be by taking this class. It helped to alleviate some of the worries we had.”

Worried about the time commitment? In addition to our traditional 12-hour series that is spread out over 4 weeks, we also offer an express option that is a condensed, one-day format.

We understand that planning for the birth of your baby often comes with financial planning and budgeting.  Typically, HSA payments will work to pay for childbirth education classes, as long as there is enough money to cover the total in your account. Another option would be to ask for a gift card to Blooma as a shower gift. This can be used for Childbirth Education, yoga and fitness classes, Workshops, Wellness or retail!

We hope to see you at Blooma during the course of your pregnancy and beyond. Let us guide you during this transition into parenthood through one of our childbirth education classes.

Written by Mari Melby,  childbirth & lactation (CLEC) educator, doula, intuitive healer, writer, and a mama. Learn more on her website, www.marimelby.com.