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Childbirth Classes

Childbirth Education Classes

Classes are taught locally at Berachah Church in Cheltenham, PA, or in the comfort of your own home. The class format gives time for you to interact with information through hands-on activities and conversation. I incorporate a wide variety of learning styles and know that most people learn best though doing and experiencing, not by merely listening. 

We go deep, and you'll learn much more information than in a shorter, traditional hospital class. 

I want all my expectant moms and their partners to feel very prepared, not just for the birth itself, but for the whole transition into parenthood! 

Classes Offered Routinely: 

Childbirth Preparation: Body, Heart, Mind 

We go in-depth to evaluate our own goals and fears around childbirth and parenting. Learn how fear heightens the perceptions of pain, and how to use knowledge to change how you will experience labor. Learn about the stages of labor, what to expect and what you and your partner can do to help labor progress as easily as possible. This class also covers common medical interventions as well as your choices for pharmacological pain relief, like epidurals. 

Understanding your options will help you make informed decisions and feel empowered.

Comfort Measures

Breathing, relaxation skills, movement, positioning, and advanced techniques including massage, and counterpressure. You will learn all the skills you need to feel comfortable and help labor progress! Partner attendance is always encouraged. This class will also help your partner learn how they can best support you. 

Breastfeeding & Infant Care 

The big secret that many don't know is that breastfeeding is a LEARNING CURVE. Preparing yourself with knowledge can help you if challenges or problems arise. We talk about the mechanics of breastfeeding, supply and demand, and how to overcome common challenges (nipple pain, clogged ducts, latch issues, engorgement, etc). We use dolls and practice positioning and techniques. With the right knowledge and support, most women are able to successfully breastfeed and love the experience!  We also talk about using bottles, breast pumps, pacifiers, as well as swaddling, diapering, bathing, etc.

Bring all your questions and be prepared to have fun! 

Refresher Course / Prenatal Preparation 

Perhaps it's been a few years this time around, and you would like to remember some coping tools for birth! Or perhaps your previous birth was a challenging or traumatic one, and you need space to process and prepare for the next one. After an initial consultation, this 1.5-hour refresher course can be customized to your needs. We can review options for pain relief, comfort measures, tips for preparing your partner... Really, anything...  without the redundancy! 

I am currently offering only private childbirth classes of the listed modules (no group classes) in 2024. Classes can be taken individually. 


Childbirth Prep 101, Comfort Measures, Breastfeeding/Infant Care 

(9 hours education)


If interested, please email me at

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