To truly be with women is to recognize, respect, and trust the wisdom that is integral to each woman and baby and to support them in teaching us how we can best meet their needs. As an important part of meeting their needs, we have opened Sage-Femme Studio. Sage-Femme Studio offers classes, workshops and presentations on a variety of pregnancy, birth, general healthcare and parenting subjects. Classes are offered on a changing schedule and fees vary. Many are free and they are open to everyone.
Sage-Femme Studio Classes
There’s No Place Like Home
Join us for a childbirth education course to help you prepare for having your baby at home. Topics will include the natural physiology of labor and birth, comfort measures in a home setting, labor support for partners, breastfeeding, newborn basics and so much more.
“What if I have to return to work?” “How do I know if my baby is getting enough?” “But my partner/grandparents/sister really want to be able to feed the baby too…” Join us for a course that will address these concerns and discuss the advantages of breastfeeding, the lactation process and the needs of the parent & infant. The class is geared toward those who are anticipating or undecided about breastfeeding. Partners/support person are encouraged to come.
Back To Work – Breastfeeding & Pumping
The US Surgeon General and American Academy of Pediatrics recommend breastfeeding throughout baby’s first year and beyond, with exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months. This course offers mothers information about expressing milk, using a pump, milk storage and how to cope with being away from your breastfeeding baby/child. If you bring in your pump, hands-on skills will be taught, as well as pump demonstrations.
Spinning Babies® Parent Class
Spinning Babies® Parent Class highlights your baby’s active role to rotate (spin!) down and out of the pelvis during birth.
During labor your baby navigates through the three levels of the pelvis. Come learn and practice techniques to help open your pelvis, and balance muscles and ligaments that support the pelvis and your baby.
Together, you and your birth partner will be able to use this knowledge and positional work throughout pregnancy and during labor to help “make room for baby!” Spinning Babies® reveals how to make pregnancy more comfortable and enjoyable, and how your baby can find optimal positions during labor, making birth easier for baby and you!