WELCOME TO DULUTH CHILDBIRTH EDUCATION
Preparing families for the childbearing year
Duluth Childbirth Education
For the Childbearing Year
We believe in our body's innate ability to birth, and in evidence-based science.
Our classes are designed to give you the confidence that comes with knowledge.
We believe you are the expert on your birth and parenting; we help you refine your instincts.
This is a non-judgement zone class. There are many ways to give birth, and we are all learning.
It takes a village...birth is a community event. Leave with resources and new circles, friends and referrals.
Everyone is welcome--any family, and gender, any color. Everyone.
PREGNANCY & PREPARING
We'll explore prenatal care options and demystify what your caregivers are screening for--and why. Learn how your baby is getting ready for birth. In fact, babies are active participants! Head-down is not the only green light for a successful labor--you'll learn how best to help baby out.
LABOR & DELIVERY
The big show! Our classes go over the stages of labor by exploring the mechanics, but also by showing you how the body and mind are working to keep you safe and laboring effectively. Lots of videos, lots of storytelling. We explore complications, variations, and interventions. And since birth is not always easy, we will learn about unplanned outcomes, birth trauma, and the dark side of this beautiful process.
POST PARTUM & THE NEW NORMAL
Newborns are odd creatures when they land. You'll learn all about newborn sleep, beginning breastfeeding, protecting the microbiome, and how to navigate your own care, both physical and mental. We'll talk about managing family expectations, finding good support, and keeping house when you have a new eight-pound boss.