Childbirth Preparation

Bloom Yoga Studio, 4663 N. Rockwell Ave
Fridays, 6:30–8:30pm
$300 per couple
May 12–June 30
July 28–September 15 register
September 29–November 17

This eight week long workshop empowers couples to have a family-centered birth in the hospital or home setting. This class will provide you with the resources and support you need to confidently and consciously prepare for birth and your transition to parenthood. Each week's class will focus on a particular topic such as the stages of labor, how to address fears and concerns of giving birth and becoming a parent, partner support and communication during the birth and how to care for your newborn. Every week couples will learn hands on techniques to help them during labor. Included in this series is a comprehensive Breastfeeding Basics class. The final session will be a potluck celebration where couples from previous classes come back with their newborns to share their birth stories and parenting experiences. Childbirth Prep is appropriate at 20 weeks and beyond.

Call the studio at 773-463-YOGA to register for the class series or use the links next to the dates above to register online.

Childbirth Education at Nature Yoga

Nature Yoga Sanctuary, 2021 West Division St.
Sundays, 4–6pm
$250 per couple
May 14th–May 28th *Special 3 week session* register
July 23rd–August 27th register
November 5th–19th *Special 3 week session* register

This six week long class prepares couples to move through their labor's in an informed way. The classes are designed to help expectant parents understand the birth process, what options are available to them and to help them get ready for parenthood. Every week the couples will learn hands on comfort measures to help the woman through her labor process and will work in small groups so that they get to know the other couples they are in class with. The fifth class will focus on newborn procedures, breastfeeding and what to expect the first 4-6 weeks as parents. The final session will be potluck celebration where couples can spend time enjoying each other's company and meeting families from past classes and their babies.

Call the studio at 773-227-5720 to register for the class series or use the links next to the dates above to register online.

Comfort Measures (one day class)

Nature Yoga Sanctuary, 2021 West Division St.
$75 per couple
Sunday, September 17th, 3pm–6pm register
Sunday, October 22th, 3pm–6pm register

This one day, 3 hour class is designed for pregnant women and their labor support partner. Through both discussion and experiential learning, couples will learn a variety of tools to help them through the birth process. The topics covered are: the stages of labor, what the laboring woman is feeling both physically and emotionally through each stage, when to go to the hospital, hands on ways to help woman through her contractions, ways to manage back labor, how to be a good support person to the laboring woman, massage, breathing, positions for labor and birth, visualization, aromatherapy, the use of heat and cold, and positions and comfort measures for the pushing stage.

To register for this class call the store at 773-227-5720 or visit their website at http://www.natureyoga.com/

Birth Basics: Preparing the Expectant Couple for Labor & Childbirth (one day class)

Bloom Yoga Studio, 4663 N. Rockwell Ave
$60 per couple
Friday, July 21st, 6:30pm–8:30pm register
Wednesday, September 6th, 5:45pm–7:45pm
Wednesday, November 8th, 5:45pm–7:45pm

This one day, 2 hour class will help couples learn the basics of giving birth and some comfort measures to move through the contractions.

Call the studio at 773-463-YOGA to register or go to the links next to the dates above to register online.

Ask the Doula

Bloom Yoga Studio, 4663 N. Rockwell
FREE EVENT
Wednesday, October 11th, 6:30pm–7:30pm
Wednesday, June 21st, 6:30pm–7:30pm

Come learn about what birth and postpartum doulas do. Call the studio at 773-463-YOGA to register or go to the links next to the dates above to resister online.