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Childbirth Education Classes

Holistic Family Doulas is proud to offer affordable and accessible options for childbirth education.  Throughout the year, we offer group workshops in the western suburbs of Chicago so we can prepare you for both before and after birth.  In addition we can customize individual options in the comfort of your own home.

Four Hour Customized Childbirth Class

Are you looking for a class on childbirth that is comprehensive and conveniently fits in your schedule? Parents love this option because they can fill in gaps that may have been missing from their own education or classes and YOU name the time, place and content.

Holistic Family Doulas will customize a childbirth education class based on your needs and interests. You will be given a list of topics to rank and a course will be put together just for you.

During these courses, parents will receive education on the pregnant body and physiology and comfort measures, informed consent, how to have a physiologic birth, hands-on work that go over positions and comfort techniques for labor, breastfeeding tips, birth hormones, creating birth affirmations and postpartum and newborn care.

This class is conducted either in downtown St. Charles or in the comfort of your own home.
COST: $225/couple

Group Workshops

Preparing for Labor and Delivery

This 4 hour workshop is designed specifically for the mother and her labor partner to help them enjoy their pregnancy and prepare for labor and delivery.

Through education, discussion and hands-on demonstration, parents to be will gain confidence about what to expect and how to cope with the birthing process.  Topics include:  Exercises to do now to prepare for optimal fetal positioning, common pregnancy complaints and what to do, stages of labor and what to expect at each stage; when to go to the hospital, use of tools like a Rebozo and birthing ball for comfort positioning. meditation and affirmations, bag of tricks (aromatherapy, hot and cold, etc,) , communication skills and positioning for delivery.

COST:  $125/couple

Next Workshop:

June 15th 1-5 PM at Estuary Center for Living and Healing Art- 24W788 75th St, Naperville, IL 60565

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August 11th 1-5 PM at Kryssage Wellness – 201 Cedar Ave in St. Charles Illinois

October 20th 1-5 PM at Kryssage Wellness – 201 Cedar Ave in St. Charles Illinois

December 8th 1-5 at at Kryssage Wellness – 201 Cedar Ave in St. Charles Illinois

Tickets:  Venmo- @Lara-Lasky

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Preparing for Life After Birth

This is such a great workshop to educate and empower yourself to navigate the often forgotten fourth trimester. Surrounded by other pregnant or new moms, you will gain knowledge and tips and create your own products to ease your transition into motherhood.

Workshop includes:
– Education about benefits and uses of herbs that can be used during pregnancy and postpartum
– How to create a healthy self care practice during postpartum. This includes tips for sleep, feeding yourself and baby, dealing with visitors, recognizing postpartum depression, etc.
– Creating your own herbal blend that can be used as a healing bath after birth. (Retail $20)
– Create and take home your own soothing witch hazel and aloe pads (Retail $25)
– Belly binding demonstration. Belly Binding provides increased physical support and helps in the recovery process.

COST: $45/participant

Next Workshop:  April 14th, 2019  2-4 PM Estuary Center for Living and Healing Arts–24W788 75th St, Naperville, IL 60565

I took a class with Lara and Cote on preparing for postpartum. I was very happy for the experience! I loved that the class was hands on and individualized to our group. I even got some goodies to take home. This class really helped me think about the postpartum period and what my needs might be. The ladies are very professional but down to earth and easy to relate to. I felt very comfortable talking about childbirth. I would recommend any of their services.

Angel I

Lara came out to our home for a personalized natural childbirth preparation course. I was happy about the flexibility and willingness to tailor the class to the needs of both my husband and I. She also taught us how to do some helpful labor positions with my birth ball and coached my husband through the process which was so helpful! Lara is also a great listener and addressed some of my biggest delivery fears and questions. We both feel more confident and prepared to expect all of the unexpected with the birth of our first son!

Amanda K

Go to their workshops. I learned so much from Cote and Lara. They truly carry a wealth of knowledge between them and have a genuine passion for supporting families. The postpartum workshop I attended was great because it was specific, covered important topics, and gave us hands-on activities for great postpartum care. Looking forward to future workshops by Holistic Family Doulas!

Isabel G