Private Classes

                                        

 
      Private classes are offered Tuesday through Thursday, on the day and time that 
      is convenient for the expectant family. You can choose to have your sessions                              presented in the privacy of your own home or at the teaching site in Olinda.  
      Choose from any of the following classes or call to have a special session designed 
      to meet your individual needs.
        
 ALL DAY CHILDBIRTH ESSENTIALS - 5 to 6 hrs  
 This is the same course as the Saturday Childbirth Retreat.  This will provide the most comprehensive course, covering                   a wide variety of topics.      
           Fee:  $185.   Includes Packet Material


                                          
                                                  Practice. Practice again. Practice some more.
                                                                   Practice until you hate it. Then, practice again.

LABOR TRAINING COURSE - 4.5 hrs 
              This course focuses on the birthing techniques that will assist the Mother in a natural birth.  
              Topics covered are the following:
        • Description of Labor
        • Lamaze and Bradley Birthing Techniques
        • How to Set Up your Home Practice Sessions
        • Relaxation - The Key to a Good Labor
        • Labor Companion's Role
        • Comfort Measures - Pain Management                                                      
         Fee: $150.  Topic Handouts Included or you can Upgrade to a full Childbirth Retreat Packet for $15.  

                  You can also add additional topics to the Labor Training Course to meet your individual needs.  
                                   Choose from the  following:       
        • Signs of Labor
        • Developing Your Birth Plan
        • C-Section
        • Labor Induction and Prevention Techniques
        • Back Labor
        • Your Hospital Experience
        • Coping with Labor Pain
        • Epidural and Pain Medications
        • Episiotomy Prevention 
        • Postpartum Recovery
                            These additional topics are $10 per topic.


BASIC INFANT CARE - 4+ hrs                                                                                          Peek-a-Boo
     Fee:  $150.  Class Packet Included


BEYOND THE BASICS - 8 hrs
 (Two 4-hour classes)
Includes Basic Infant Care.  Classes are held at the Olinda teaching site only.  
     Fee:  $220.  Handout Materials Included

                                                                                                                            BREAST IS BEST - 2 hrs                                                                
I will teach you the "ins and outs" of successful breastfeeding.  It is especially important to get the baby latched-on successfully and know if you are making enough milk.  I also will provide you successful strategies in breastfeeding management once you bring the baby home.  This is Valley Isle Childbirth's most popular class!
     Fee:  $50.  Class Packet Included


BREASTFEEDING AND WORKING SUPPLEMENT CLASS - 1 hr
Along with your "Breast is Best" class, you can also add this supplement section if you plan on going back to work.  It will provide you practical information on safely pumping and storing your milk, breastpumps, supplies, when to offer the baby a bottle, and time management.
     Fee:  $15.



All private  classes have a mileage fee assessed, to and from the home, to all locations beyond the UpCountry area.  Please call into the office at 572-5237 for a price quote for your area.  If you wish to eliminate this fee, you can request to have your private class given at the Olinda teaching site.