Lamaze® Certified Childbirth Education

Lamaze® Certified Childbirth Education

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Class Details

Meet once a week, for 8 weeks (16hrs), in a group with other local expectant families. This class is led by a Lamaze® Certified Childbirth Educator who will prepare you for pregnancy, birth and postpartum. You will learn about a wide variety of topics including:

  • Prenatal & Postpartum nutrition

  • Relaxation and mindfulness practices

  • Meet Doulas in-person who serve our area

  • The normal, natural process of labor and birth, and health-care practices that support it

  • The rights of childbearing woman

  • Anatomy and Physiology of Labor

  • Changes during late pregnancy and the stages of labor

  • The important role that pain plays in labor and a wide variety of coping strategies for managing it

  • The importance of labor support (Doula/Partner)

  • Partner’s role in labor, breastfeeding and postpartum care

  • Movement and positioning during labor and birth

  • Medical interventions and their indications, risks and alternatives

  • Cesarean awareness and how to plan for a gentle cesarean

  • How to communicate with your healthcare provider

  • Developing a birth plan

  • Breastfeeding

  • Newborn Care

  • Postpartum expectations and self care

  • Baby Blues & Postpartum Depression

  • Birth Control options and Natural Family Planning (Fertility Awareness)

  • Car seat safety

  • Local resources to support you during and after pregnancy

You will also receive:

  • A canvas tote filled with learning materials and all the information we cover for you to take home with you

  • Access to a Network of Birth Professionals, Lactation Support, a resource library, parenting advocates and volunteers.

  • Access to a private facebook group only for my students, so you can ask questions of each other, gather support and hear birth stories.

Registration Details

Fall 2018 Classes: Classes are 6-8pm CST for 8 weeks (16hrs of education). 

  • Oct 9th - Nov 27th (Tuesdays)
  • Nov 1st - Dec 27th (Thursdays)

2019 Classes: Classes are 6-8pm CST for 8 weeks (16hrs of education). 
Class size is limited to a maximum of 12 couples. There is a minimum of 3 couples required.

  • Jan 3rd to Feb 28th (Thursday 6p-8p)
  • March 12th to April 30th (Tuesday 6p-8p)
  • May 7th to June 25th (Tuesday 6p-8p)
  • July 2nd to Aug 27th (Tuesday 6p-8p)
  • Sept 17th to Nov 5th (Tuesdays 6p-8p)

Location: 408 1/2 E Main Ave, Bowling Green, KY, 42101. All Classes & Workshops are located in beautiful downtown Bowling Green next to Morris Jewelry. Street parking available on the square. Clean, non-smoking, pet free environment.

Register: To attend a class or workshop, payment must be in full prior to the date of the class. Payment plans and multi-service discounts are available, 10% discount for anyone who has hired a network Doula. Contact Mary for more details.
 

Reviews

I had Mary as a private Lamaze educator. In my option she went above and beyond what I was expecting. She gave me all the info on delivery and what was normal about hospital births and then things to think about as well. I was aware of some things but others I had no clue about and would have never thought to ask. She has been a wonderful resource. I have already recommended her to everyone that I know!
— Vanessa Vinson
So glad we took Mary’s Lamaze class. It’s not just a class for people wanting an unmedicated home birth. I knew I wanted a hospital birth and was planning on getting an epidural and still found her class so beneficial. I ended up with the perfect birth and used so many things we discussed in class. From laboring at home as long as I could to the comfort measures and my husband also did such a great job helping me bring our daughter into this world because he was educated and knew exactly what to do and say. I highly recommend everyone taking her class, it doesn’t matter the location or the type of birth you are planning the education is the same and all will benefit!
— Ashley Jones
Learned a lot during Mary’s Lamaze classes in preparation for the birth of our daughter. We also received a lot of support from network providers during pregnancy and postpartum. So thankful I took this step for education!
— themarandashayne