Private Childbirth Education

Designed and taught by Beautiful Birth's doulas and Lamaze-trained childbirth educators, the goal of our childbirth education classes are to increase your confidence in your ability to give birth. We hope you complete the class:

  1. Believing that childbirth is natural, healthy process that profoundly affects women and their families
  2. Understanding and demonstrating a wide variety of strategies that facilitate natural, healthy pregnancy, birth, breastfeeding, and early parenting
  3. Understanding how complications and interventions influence the normal course of pregnancy, birth, breastfeeding, and early parenting
  4. Understanding and appreciating ways to encourage attachment between the new baby and his/her family
  5. Making informed birth decisions for childbearing
Over the course of six weeks, families will learn and discuss the basics of healthy pregnancy, the connections between mind/body/spirit, images of birth in our culture, the normal course of labor, risks and benefits of common interventions, informed decision making, comfort and coping techniques and the basics of breastfeeding, baby care and newborn behavior.
Classes will be held on Wednesday evenings at Isthmus Acupuncture Center, 890 W. Wingra Dr., Madison.