Aug 21, 2012

Childbirth Preparation Classes in Evanston!

Childbirth Preparation Classes
now at
Dharma Yoga Evanston
1321 Emerson Street. Evanston. IL. 60201

Birthing From Within: More than your typical birth class! Birthing From Within will prepare you to manage the intensity of the birth process as well as discover what your unique journey is about. We will discuss normal labor and what to expect of the birth process, learn how to flow with the unexpected and make the most of modern medicine. Join us to relax, enjoy creating birth art, and share your experience of pregnancy. Topics covered include: stages of labor, the body in labor, hormones of birth, getting information and making decisions, pain management, epidurals and cesarean in awareness, immediate postpartum, welcoming your baby, and newborn procedures. You will emerge from this class prepared to work together with your support team and able to make choices that best suit your individual needs. 6 week series. with Holly Bharhamand

New Sessions:
Thursday Evenings at 7pm
August 23- September 27
October 11- November 15
November 29 - January 10

Comfort Measures for Childbirth: Join us for a 4-week class to explore variety movement and relaxation techniques for childbirth. The session begins with an exploration into our expectations and fears of labor. During each class expectant mothers will learn and practice movement, breathing, and focusing techniques to help alleviate discomfort during labor contractions. Couples will also engage in activities that deepen pathways of communication to enable the labor partner’s ability to better attune to the expectant mother. This is a perfect addition for parents who have taken our Birthing From Within Childbirth Preparation Class or any other childbirth prep class. A large exercise ball is required for use during the class. They can be purchased at most sporting goods and department stores or on the first day of class through the instructor. 4 week series. with Emily A. Robb

New Sessions:
Sunday 4:30pm to 6pm
August 26 - September 16
September 30 - October 21
November 4 - December 2
January 6 – 27

Baby Care Skills for Expectant Parents: Perfect for first time parents or second-timers looking for a refresher, our Baby Care Skills class covers an introduction to the newborn baby, common hospital procedures for baby’s first 24-hours, techniques for holding and comforting a newborn, swaddling, bathing, diapering (cloth and disposable), baby-wearing, and a brief introduction to breastfeeding and solid foods. Providing much more detail and personalization than most-hospital based classes, parents will be given hands-on activities and plenty of time for questions and discussion. The goal of this class is to increase expectant parents confidence in their parenting skills so they feel informed, empowered and as ready as possible for their baby’s arrival. with Emily A. Robb

New Sessions:
Monday 7:30 to 9pm
August 20 - September 24
October 8 - November 12
January 7-11

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