Holistic Family Doulas is proud to offer mothers and families 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.
Holistic Childbirth Immersion
We are offering an all new experience for childbirth education: Holistic Childbirth Immersion! Including the Physical, Mental, Emotional, and Spirtual aspects of birth. Our first class will be July 29th from 10:00 to 5:00. Please click the box below for more information!
Birthworks Childbirth, Breastfeeding, and Newborn Care Class
2 Part Group Class
Take a deep dive into accessing your inner knowledge of how to give birth and your transition to postpartum in this 2-part childbirth class. You’ll learn from doula and childbirth educator, Jenny Showalter-Miller, as she share information to prepare you for your big day, leaving you confident and ready to make decisions for your birth. Make new parent friends!
Here are some of the topics:
- Understand how your baby, body, and hormones are working for you
- Trust that your body was meant to do this through an integrated approach of mind, body, and spirit
- Learn extremely helpful exercises to do daily in pregnancy
- Practice hands-on coping/comfort mechanisms to work through labor waves
- Learn all the stages of labor and what to expect
- Practice meditation and breathing
- Bond over similar fears and how we can overcome them
- How to navigate the hospital and birth centers through informed consent
- Natural and Medical Pain relief options
- Postpartum Preparation
- Newborn Care
Cost: $295 per couple/$270 per couple for birth clients
Wednesday, October 11th 6:30-9:00pm AND Friday, October 13th 5:30-8:30pm Hanson Family Chiropractic, Batavia, IL
Let’s Talk about Birth, Baby!
This 4.5 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 will gain confidence about what to expect and how to cope with the birthing process. Topics include: Pregnancy exercises and stretches for comfort and optimal fetal positioning, common pregnancy symptoms 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: $200 per couple
July 21st, 2023 12-4:30 PM, St. Charles, IL
Customized Childbirth Class
4 hour, private, in-person workshop
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 topics we discuss.
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, 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 per couple
Your Safety is Our Priority
We host CDC compliant workshops; our class size is super limited, masks are required, we provide frequent sanitizing, and the class is held outdoors (weather permitting). Ready to enroll in a childbirth education class?
It Takes a Village
In previous eras, pregnant women and their families had the support of their entire communities. Today, we are often geographically separated from our families and disconnected from our communities. At Holistic Family Doulas we want to create a bridge between the conveniences of the modern world and the interpersonal connections of forgotten eras. We seek to provide a safe, relaxing, and nurturing experience for women and their families. Whether you’re pregnant and preparing for birth or navigating the challenges of infertility, we’ll be your village.
Our Gift to You
Affirmations for Fertility, Pregnancy, Birth, and Postpartum. Feel better with our curated collection of affirmations to help ease pain, calm stress, and promote wellness. Every once in a while, you’ll also receive helpful insight and information to help you along your motherhood journey.