Group Childbirth Classes

A Holistic Beginnings® series consists of six two hour classes which cover a specific topic. A different relaxation technique is demonstrated and practiced weekly. Strategies are offered to help minimize pain in labor, to learn to listen to the wisdom of your body, and how to conserve energy in labor so your body will work more efficiently. Classes are interactive and comprehensive, covering everything you need to know to prepare you for your labor and birth. Group class tuition is $350 per couple.

Course Topics Include:

  • Healthy Pregnancy
  • Nutrition in Pregnancy
  • Breastfeeding
  • Physiology of Pregnancy
  • 1st, 2nd & 3rd Stages of Labor
  • Coaching through the Stages of Labor
  • Natural Pain Coping Techniques
  • Preparing for Labor Holistically
  • Preparing for Unexpected Situations
  • How to Write a Birth Plan
  • How to Be an Effective Coach
  • Relaxation Exercises
  • Options in Labor
  • Postpartum Preparation
  • The Newborn: The First Few Days
Group Class Beginning June 27,2017

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Group Class Beginning August 9,2017

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Private Childbirth Classes

Private accelerated classes are offered to those whose schedules preclude a full series and those on bed rest.

Typically, couples will meet for three two hour classes held during their 32nd, 34th and 36th week of pregnancy. Private class tuition is $400 per couple.

Course Topics Include:

  • Nutrition in Pregnancy
  • 1st, 2nd & 3rd Stages of Labor
  • Coaching through the Stages of Labor
  • Natural Pain Coping Techniques
  • Preparing for Labor Holistically
  • Preparing for Unexpected Situations
  • How to Write a Birth Plan
  • How to Be an Effective Coach
  • Relaxation Exercises
  • Options in Labor

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Breastfeeding Classes

This Breastfeeding Course is a comprehensive Breastfeeding class intended for those who have no experience with breastfeeding. The course also meets the 3 hour requirement for those seeking DONA certification as a birth or postpartum doula. Attendees will receive a certificate of completion.

Course Topics Include:

  • Benefits of Breastfeeding
  • How the Breast Makes Milk
  • The First Hour
  • Baby’s Nine Instinctive Stages
  • Feeding Cues
  • Breastfeeding Positions
  • Latching the Baby
  • Early Challenges
  • Milk Supply
SEPTEMBER 16, 2017 Chatham, NJ 9:00-12:30 pm
$75 Breastfeeding Basics. This class is for expectant moms and those birth and postpartum doulas seeking certification through DONA®️. Participants will receive a certificate of completion accepted by DONA.
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October 2nd, 2017 Austin Area, Texas 9:00-12:30 pm
$75 Breastfeeding Basics. This class is for expectant moms and those birth and postpartum doulas seeking certification through DONA®️. Participants will receive a certificate of completion accepted by DONA.
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October 16, 2017 Harrisburg/Hershey,Pa 9:00-12:30 pm
$75 Breastfeeding Basics. This class is for expectant moms and those birth and postpartum doulas seeking certification through DONA®️. Participants will receive a certificate of completion accepted by DONA.
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November 20, 2017 Boston,Ma. 9:00-12:30 pm
$75 Breastfeeding Basics. This class is for expectant moms and those birth and postpartum doulas seeking certification through DONA®️. Participants will receive a certificate of completion accepted by DONA.
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DONA® Birth Doula Workshop

If you have ever thought about being a doula, wait no longer! More and more women are using doulas and the need for more doulas continues to grow!

DONA® International is the oldest and largest doula certifying organization in the world. Why not learn and certify with the best?

Laura’s workshop includes both  the  “Childbirth Course for Doulas”, and the “Birth Doula Workshop” requirement for DONA certification.

Click here for the DONA Birth Doula Certification Guide.

Workshop Topics Include:

  • What is a Doula? What does a Doula do?
  • DONA International Code of Ethics & Standards of Practice
  • Providing Prenatal Support for Your Clients
  • Effective Communication Skills
  • Emotional & Physical Support for all Stages of Labor
  • How to Effectively Support Challenging Labors
  • Postpartum-The Newborn & Breastfeeding
  • How to Run a Successful Doula Practice
  • How to Navigate the Certification Process
Upcoming Workshops:

September 29-October 1st,2017 Austin Area, Texas $475.00
Childbirth Class for Doula’s and DONA®️Birth Doula workshop including snacks & educational materials.
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October 2,2017   BREASTFEEDING FOR DOULAS COURSE Austin Area, Texas $75.00    This class is for expectant moms and those birth and postpartum doulas seeking certification through DONA®️. Participants will receive a certificate of completion accepted by DONA®️.

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October 13-15 2017 Harrisburg/Hershey Pa$475.00
Childbirth Class for Doula’s and DONA®️Birth Doula workshop including snacks & educational materials.
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October 16,2017  Breastfeeding for Doulas Course Harrisburg/Hershey Pa. $75.00

This class is for expectant moms and those birth and postpartum doulas seeking certification through DONA®️. Participants will receive a certificate of completion accepted by DONA®️.

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November 10-12,2017 Chatham Area, NJ $475.00
Childbirth Class for Doula’s and DONA®️Birth Doula workshop including snacks & educational materials. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

November 17-19 2017 Boston,Massachusetts $475.00
Childbirth Class for Doula’s and DONA®️Birth Doula workshop including snacks & educational materials.
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November 20,2017 Breastfeeding for Doulas Course  Boston, Massachusetts  $75.00

This class is for expectant moms and those birth and postpartum doulas seeking certification through DONA®️. Participants will receive a certificate of completion accepted by DONA®️.

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Workshops include the DONA®️ required “Childbirth Course for Doulas”, so the childbirth class certification requirement will also be fulfilled with this workshop.

Laura DePasquale has been a birth worker and educator for over 20 years. In addition to her experience, she brings with her a passion for educating and sharing her love of birth.

Contact laura@holisticbeginnings.net for further information.

Online Childbirth Classes

Interactive, Live Online Classes Coming Soon