Lamaze Childbirth Education - Group and Private Classes
No matter what your plans are for your birth, experts agree that a high-quality childbirth education class is a great idea! Understanding how labor works, learning about medical procedures, and practicing comfort measures are all proven ways to increase confidence and help eliminate fear of the unknown.
A four-week series of Lamaze Prepared Childbirth classes are offered on Sunday afternoons at Hinsdale Hospital every other month. The cost for this class is $175 -- for more information and to register, click here.
Since many parents find it difficult to make time for a series of childbirth classes, Mesa Birth offers an in-home, private option, tailored to your needs and scheduled at your convenience.
All classes include instruction from Melissa Gonzalez, LCCE, CD(DONA) — a Lamaze-certified childbirth educator since 2010, labor and postpartum doula, and placenta encapsulation specialist. There are videos and opportunities to practice different comfort techniques. And, there is a take-home guide for you to keep, Understanding Birth, that includes further reading and access to on-line videos.
Cost for the private class is $75/hour and typically takes about four hours. The class is very customizable, so whether you are planning a scheduled Cesarean birth, hoping for natural childbirth, or just need a refresher, we can go further in-depth to the subjects you need and spend less time on others. For more information or to register for a private class, please fill out our Contact Form.
Upcoming class dates for 2018:
April 8, 15, 22 and 29
June 3, 10, 17 and 24
August 5, 12, 19 and 26
October 11, 18, 25 and November 2
December 2, 9, 16 and 23