Childbirth education at Blooma serves families no matter what type of birth they are planning. All classes present evidence-based information for normal and safe birth, influenced by the Lamaze 6 Healthy Birth Practices. Classes provide information for expectant families, reducing their fear or anxiety while building confidence and preparing them for birth.
Each Blooma Educator is a seasoned birth doula or nurse, up to date on birthing practices and policies.
Childbirth Education Classes at Blooma include you and a support person. At Blooma, we welcome all types of support people that will by your side for birth and as you adjust to life postpartum (grandparents, aunt/uncle, partner, parent, doula, etc.) Please be respectful of our teachers when selecting a support person. If you would like to bring a friend that is pregnant or recently postpartum, please sign them up for class separately.
Blooma Birth Class - 4 week series
The Blooma Birth Class builds confidence and reduces fear, whether you are giving birth in a hospital, birth center, or home, and with an OB or a midwife. The Blooma Birth Class will help you and your partner navigate the birth process while offering pain management techniques and hands-on comfort measures to support your birthing body . This complete childbirth education class will also cover common interventions and medications offered, breastfeeding your new baby, and more. Connect with other parent-to-be and discuss the initial moments of labor through the first few days with your newborn. Mothers and their partners will leave this 4-week course informed, inspired, and ready for birth. $294 (includes support person. This class comes with a free month of yoga)
Blooma Birth Class EXPRESS - 1 day class
This one-day, childbirth preparation course gives mothers-to-be and their partners an evidence-based birth education containing the core information needed to birth confidently. This express class will help expectant families navigate the birth process and make informed decisions for their births. It covers common interventions/medications, pain management techniques, and more. This express class is a condensed, information-packed class to fit your schedule. $254 (includes support person. This class comes with a free month of yoga)
Breastfeeding & Newborn Care
This class is a must for all expectant mamas and their partners! Discover the latest evidence-based approaches to get feeding and care of your newborn off to the best possible start. You’ll learn to navigate the stages of breastfeeding from birth to the early weeks at home. Learn to identify a good latch, improve baby’s latch, and ways to avoid common bumps in the road that can prevent you from reaching your breastfeeding goals. We will also discuss positions for feeding, pumping, and going back to work. In addition to breastfeeding, we will cover general newborn safety and care. $95 (includes support person)
Blooma’s Comfort Measures Class
A perfect addition to your hospital birth class, or as a refresher for your 2nd, 3rd, or 10th birth! We will practice positions for labor, massage & acupressure, techniques for using birth balls and rebozos, as well as breathing, vocalization, meditation, and visualization. This class also covers the role of doulas, your birth environment, and ways a partner can encourage and affirm you as your birth progresses. Comfort Measures at Blooma is a great addition to our Breastfeeding & Newborn Care or Spinning Babies Parent Class. We do not advise combining with our Blooma Birth Class or Blooma Birth Express. $100 (includes support person)
Spinning Babies Parent Class
Spinning Babies Parent Class highlights your baby’s active role in birth. During labor, baby needs to pass through “3 Levels” of the pelvis. This class teaches techniques to help expand the pelvis and the muscles that support – or restrict – your pelvic “levels”. Together, you and your partner can use these techniques before and during labor to help “make room for baby”! The goal of Spinning Babies is to create conditions where baby can find the optimal positions for labor, making birth easier, less painful, and even pleasurable! *This class is not intended for birth professionals, but instead provides information for expectant mothers. $150 (includes support person)
Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC) Class
This class is designed for mothers that have already had a cesarean birth (or two) and want to explore different options for their next birth. Our time will focus on healing from your previous birth, the risks and benefits of a VBAC, common concerns and fears, choosing a provider, and more. This two-hour class can be taken at any point in your pregnancy, but taking it in the second trimester is ideal for birth preparation.
*One-on-one consults are available upon request. Email us at Mari@blooma.com.
$95 (includes support person)
Blooma Childbirth Refresher Course
Using movement and partner-based activities, this class (formerly known as the Couple’s Birth Intensive) is geared towards those who have walked this path before and are expecting another child. During our three hours together, we will guide you through the a deep and meaningful emotional connection while also reviewing the natural rhythm of labor, what to eat and drink, how to breathe and move, as well as a variety of traditional and alternative comfort measures. Potential fears and roadblocks will also be addressed. This complete arsenal of tools will allow you to step away from this date night together feeling closer and connected and fully prepared – and maybe even excited! – to step powerfully into your birth. Empowerment will be yours.
$135 (includes support person)
HypnoBirthing™ is a childbirth education course that embraces birth as a normal, natural, and exciting event for families. You and your chosen companion will learn relaxation, visualization, and self-hypnosis techniques that help the body birth in a calm and comfortable way.
Release fears surrounding pregnancy, birth, and parenting and allow your body to function optimally throughout your labor. This course will give you the confidence and excitement to trust your body’s innate ability to give birth. HypnoBirthing ™ moms routinely experience shorter labors and significantly lower induction, epidural, and Cesarean rates. HypnoBirthing ™ can be taken during the second or third trimesters as a group class taught in five weekly sessions. The class fee includes a manual and relaxation CDs. $350 (includes support person)