What do labor and birth look like?

Find your calm and confidence in any birth. Practice coping tools and working with your birth partner. Build community with other expecting families. Prepare for the emotional and physical experiences of labor, birth, and beyond. Instead of flooding you with information, I believe prenatal classes can meet your personal needs, give you the tools you need to approach your birth and postpartum in a way that’s meaningful to you, and fill you with confidence. Along with Birth Essentials childbirth classes, I also offer private/personalized sessions, refresher classes to seasoned birthing families, and lactation preparation. Whether you are solo or partnered, located in the Missoula area or beyond, please be in touch to chat about your needs.

2022 Birth Essentials -  childbirth preparation series 
2023 Schedule Coming Soon! 

Birth Essentials is a live, online, 5 week series available to families in Missoula, throughout Montana, and beyond. We meet one evening each week from 6-8:30 pm MST. Every week, we explore the emotional and physical challenges of labor and birth, postpartum recovery, and early life as a new family. We practice relaxation, movement, communication and coping techniques that promote active birth and postpartum healing, conscious decision-making, and ease your transition to life after the birth. We create space to build community with other expecting families. Series investment $125 (includes your birth partner/companion + all class materials), sliding scale available. Be in touch for information/registration!

Series Highlights – flyer

2022 New Year Series [complete] – Thursday evenings, beginning January 6, 6:00-8:30 pm. Session dates 1/6, 1/13, 1/20, 1/27, 2/3.

2022 Winter Series [complete] – Wednesday evenings, beginning February 23, 6:00-8:30 pm. Session dates 2/23, 3/2, 3/9, 3/16, 3/23.

2022 Spring Series [complete] – Wednesday evenings, beginning May 11, 6:00-8:30 pm. Session dates 5/11, 5/18, 5/25, 6/1, 6/8.

2022 Summer Series [complete] – Wednesday evenings, beginning July 6, 6:00-8:30 pm. Session dates 7/6, 7/20, 7/27, 8/3, 8/10.

2022 Fall Series [complete] – Thursday evenings, beginning September 22, 6:00-8:30 pm. Session dates 9/22, 9/29, 10/6, 10/13, 10/20.

2022 Late Fall Series [in progress] – Wednesday evenings, beginning November 16, 6:00-8:30 pm. Session dates 11/16, 11/30, 12/7, 12/14, 12/21.

Simply fill out the form below for more information or registration – I’ll be in touch soon to answer any questions you have. Shorter refresher courses, special topics, and private/personalized sessions are also available.