2017 Upcountry Childbirth Retreat & Group Classes


                                  2040 Piiholo Road, Olinda.....just 10 minutes from Makawao town

Our Upcountry classes are held on Saturdays, in a serene and peaceful setting in beautiful Olinda.  It is here that expectant couples can dedicate that day to the rewarding experience of natural birthing and caring for their newborn.  

UPCOUNTRY CHILDBIRTH RETREAT     10:00am - 4:30pm  (lunch break mid-day)
Maui's most comprehensive childbirth preparation course.  This one day workshop will provide training in both the Lamaze and Bradley birthing techniques.  You will learn how to develop these techniques at home and have a thorough understanding of the birthing process and the many choices you can make to make your birth a satisfying "family-centered" experience.  Your labor partner plays an important role in your birth and will also learn how they can contribute to the laboring mother's comfort and take an active role in the birth of their baby.  Complete Training packet provided.
            January      06
            February    24
            April            07         

         May         19
         July          14
         August     11 
        October           13
        November       17    
                                    Fee:  $135 a family -  Discount Available for Kaiser Members 



BASIC INFANT CARE       10:00am - 3:30pm  (lunch break mid-day)
One of our most popular "Hands-On" classes.  Everything you'll need to get off to a good start.  Some topics include:  your baby's hospital stay, coping with crying, the Dr.Karp "No Crying" training, sponge and tub bathing, diapering, and layette and equipment needs. Full resource and topic packet included.  
                January    20
                March        03  
                April           14     
         June            02  
         July              21
         September   08 

    October        20
     December    01
                                                     Fee:  $120 a family

BEYOND THE BASICS - 9:00am - 12:00pm
This addition to our Basic Infant Care class goes over important issues every expectant parent needs to know about.  They are my most requested topics.  We round out the series by covering car seat safety, traveling with baby and introduction to solid foods.  We'll even make your own baby foods!  Prepare to have fun and learn a lot! Supplemental materials included.
        January   27
        March       10
        April         21
          June            23  
          July              28 
          September   15  

        October      27  
        December   08  
                           Fee:  $55 a family - Discount available if taken with Basic Infant Care class

     12:30pm - 2:30pm
Try as we may, every baby becomes ill at one point. Will you know what to do?  This class will walk you through the "ins and outs" of illness care and will help you gain confidence needed to assist your baby.  Topics include the following:  Choosing and communicating with your pediatricians, supplies needed at the home, signs of illness, how to use nasal aspirators, how to take an accurate thermometer reading, and much more. Supplemental materials included. 
                                                          Classes held the same day as Beyond the Basic Classes
                         Fee:  $45.00 a family - Discount available if taken with Basic Infant Care class

BREAST IS BEST    10:00am - 12:00pm
Breastfeeding is a natural part of the childbearing process but also a learned art.  This class is Maui's most comprehensive and will give you skills and information to enhance the success of the nursing family.  Some topics include: getting off to a good start, proper latch-on technique, how to tell if you have enough milk, problem resolution, how to organize your early days, and pumping information and supplies.  Complete resource and topic packet included.
            February     03
            March           17
            April              28       
         June              30  
         August          04
         September    22            

        November   03
        December     15
                                        Fee:  $35 a family - Discount available for Kaiser Members

This topic needs a class all by itself.  Working mothers need to know when and how to collect their milk, how to safely store their milk and feed it to the baby.  You will also learn the best pump for your working situation, how to organize your pumping in the workplace, and supplies needed.  Supplemental materials included.      
                                       Fee: $15 a family -  Same dates as "Breast is Best" class 

Have a new baby coming into the family?  Need a refresher?  Come and learn all the new changes in infant care and how you can create a positive contribution as a new grandparent.  In 2018....it's a whole new world! 

            All sessions are given as private classes. Private classes are scheduled Tuesdays through Thursdays.
                                                                Complete resource and topic  packet included.
                                                                          Fee:  $50 per family

                                                      So many choices......so little time!

                                            All classes can be scheduled as Private Classes.        
      You may register for classes on our website at www.valleyislechildbirth.com or call the office at: