2020 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.  If you are planning a natural birth, this class is the one! Complete training  packet provided.
            January      11
            February    22
            March         28         

         May         02
         June        06
         July          11
        August      22          
        September      19
        October           24
         December      05   
                                    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. Complete packet provided.  
                January     18
                February   29  
                April           04
                May            09     
         June            13  
         August         29
         September   26

    November      07
    December       12   
                                                     Fee:  $120 a family
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 packet included.
            January        25
            March           07
            April              18                  May                16
         June             20 
         July               25
         September   05
         October        03         

       December 07
                                        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 


                                                      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: