About These Workshops

After educating hundreds of families, Mary Duke, LCCE started to think of new ways to better serve her students. The number one, most common concern for most, was the 8-week commitment. Class length remained the same over the years, as it truly takes that much time to cover the multitude of complex topics Lamaze® Classes are made up of. How could Mary balance what students were asking for with her desire to not leave out an important topic? This question led her to plan a ‘Build Your Own Course’ workshop program. 

Instead of an 8-week class commitment, you can choose the topics that matter to you. Each class is $65 per couple. If you plan to attend 5 or more courses, it may be more advantageous for you to join an 8-week Lamaze® Certified Childbirth Education Classes where we cover all these topics and more for $350.

Have questions? Prefer to pay by cash or check? Contact Mary Duke, LCCE for more details.

Location: 1128 1/2 Magnolia Street, Bowling Green, KY 42103. All Classes & Workshops are located in the beautiful historic magnolia district of Bowling Green next to Lulu’s Fine Home Furnishings. On site parking available. Handicapped accessible entrance available. Clean, non-smoking, pet free environment.

Workshop #1: Anatomy and What is Birth?
65.00

Workshop Description: In this course, you get the building blocks for understanding late pregnancy and labor. When you truly understand what is happening in your or your partner’s body, you remove fear of the process and can make informed decisions. You will learn exactly what is the act of birth.

Date/Time: March 21st, 2019, 6pm-8pm CST.

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Workshop #2: Stages and Phases of Labor.
65.00

Workshop Description: You’ll learn that labor comes in three stages and multiple phases. How will you know which phase you are in? Why does it matter? Partners will learn key signs to watch for when deciding if it is time to head to the hospital. Moms will learn what phases can (and should) be handled at home and what you need to be at the hospital/birth center for.  

Date/Time: March 28th, 2019, 6pm-8pm CST.

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Workshop #3: Cascade of Interventions and Communicating with Health Care Professionals.
65.00

Workshop Description: This course is all about intervention and how to make informed decisions. What interventions might you be offered? How will you discuss these options with your care provider? When are they necessary? At why times might they be used in non-evidence based practices? This is a key course for any family birthing at a hospital or who may transfer to a hospital.   

Date/Time: April 4th, 2019, 6pm-9pm CST.

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Workshop #4: Creating a Birth Plan and How to Use It.
65.00

Workshop Description: You will leave this class with an outline of a birth plan I have used locally with students and clients for the last 3 years. I will help you not only learn how to build a birth plan, but how to use it and present it to your care provider. For home birth and birth center families, this will work as your plan in the case of transfer. (Cascade of interventions is a recommended prerequisite for this class since we will not have time to dig in depth to all the interventions).

Date/Time: April 11th, 2019, 6pm-8pm CST.

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Workshop #5: Comfort Measures.
65.00

Workshop Description: This is easily everyone’s favorite topic that we cover in Lamaze. We will spend 3 hours turning your birth partners into professional labor support! They will learn all my tips and tricks and gets hands on practice. I will also be teaching the birthing parenting relaxation and the skills they need to stay on top of labor pain. This class is sure to fill quickly. 

Date/Time: April 20th, 2019, 2pm-5pm CST.

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Workshop #6: Gentle Cesarean Planning.
65.00

Workshop Description: This class is not just for families planning a cesarean, but for all families. Most students don’t want to consider a cesarean plan, but the truth is, we all need to have these conversations. How family centered do you want you surgery? What are your options? How do we advocate for our needs?

Date/Time: April 25th, 2019, 6pm-8pm CST.

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Workshop #7: Newborn Care, Postpartum Expectations and Breastfeeding Basics.
65.00

Workshop Description: We will touch on the basics of newborn care and help answer the question, “I’m home. Now what?”.  In this class, we will cover the basics you need to know to get your breastfeeding relationship off to a good start and how to prepare for the needs of postpartum life.

Date/Time: May 2nd, 2019, 6pm-8pm CST.

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Class Description: 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. Join the 8 week Lamaze® Certified Childbirth Education Class (next one begins March 12th) where we cover all these topics and more for $350.