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Birth Classes

Hypno-birthing

4-wk. Series

$165

In-Person: Oct. 6, 13, 20, 27 7-8:30pm

Virtual: Dec. 1, 8, 15, 22 7-8:30pm

In-Person: February 2, 9, 16, 23 7:00-8:30

In-Person: April 6, 13, 20, 27 7:00-8:30

Instructor:

Erica Manto Paulson, CLD, CMA, CCE

Hypno-birthing combines relaxation techniques and breathing exercises into what we call "self-hypnosis."  Jessica Alba did it. Tiffani Thiessen, Kate Middleton, and Angelina Jolie did too, and with celebrity endorsements, it is no wonder that hypno-birthing and guided meditation has gained popularity, but women have been harnessing the power of relaxation as it relates to childbirth for centuries. 

 

Self-hypnosis is a technique that has been used by everyone from Olympic athletes to musicians and represents any time we “get in the zone."

 

This class is for everyone and will meet the needs of all birth plans.  This series is...

• evidence-based 

• supports a positive, rewarding birth experience

• teaches normal physiologic birth

• understand what to expect in labor & birth

• used for epidurals, inductions, and cesareans

• teaches you to use your body’s natural relaxants

• overcome the pain and fear associated with birth

Registration includes you + a support person

Monday Birth Prep.

An Ongoing, Online Series

$20/ea

Livestream:

Mondays 6:00-6:45 pm

Instructor:

Erica Manto Paulson, CLD, CMA, CCE

We pack a lot into this series of every Monday to help you prepare for a happy, healthy, positive birth!

 

• Topics are research & evidence-based

• Gain tips to help you meet your childbirth goals.

• Great as supplemental childbirth education

• Take 1 or all 4 of the classes in this repeating series

• Series repeats every month and supports all childbirth philosophies and methods

• "Fifth Monday" classes available as calendar allows

First Monday: Birth Plans & Partner Support

Second Monday: Positive Positioning

Third Monday: Hydrotherapy/Waterbirth

Fourth Monday: Aromatherapy/Comfort Measures

Fifth Monday: Preparing Your Furbaby for Baby

  

(*These classes follow the guided meditation class at 6:15!)

Natural/Epidural Private

Childbirth Education Class

$550

Instructor: Erica Manto Paulson, CLD, CMA, CCE

If you are planning to get an epidural you do not have to surrender all of your options.  Learn how to...

 

• Prepare for a natural labor until you get an epidural

• Prepare for best time to get your epidural

• Learn the benefits of spontaneous labor and how to avoid an induction

• Learn best positions for pushing with an epidural

This class provides a convenient space for planning and processing.  We will meet twice, over zoom, for 2 hours each time.  

​Dates & Times scheduled at a time that works best for your schedule.

Prenatal Guided Meditation Class

$25/ea or 5 for $100

Hybrid: Online / In-Person Guided Meditation

Mondays, 7:00-7:45 pm

Instructor:

Erica Manto Paulson, CLD, CMA, CCE

Science tells us that the more you practice self-hypnosis and meditation, the more effective it will be during labor.  

 

This weekly guided meditation class, led by Erica, creates a space for you to practice self hypnosis by setting intentions 

and learning how to harness the power of meditation in labor, birth, and beyond.

This class begins with a check-in and presentation of the theme for the particular session, then goes into a guided meditation/relaxation session for about 20 minutes.  

Dress comfortably, bring a yoga mat and pillows and prepare to relax and bond with your baby.

Rainbow Baby

A Private Birth Prep Class

$600

Instructor:

Erica Manto Paulson, CLD, CMA, CCE

If you have experienced prenatal loss, it can be challenging to not get caught up in anxiety when planning to give birth to your Rainbow Baby.  

 

This class will help you prepare for this birth by providing compassionate, evidence-based information, recommendations, and reassurance in a safe environment.  

This is a supplemental class that supports all childbirth philosophies and methods.  

This class provides a convenient space for planning and processing.  We will meet twice, over zoom, for 2 hours each time.  

​Dates & Times scheduled at a time that works best for your schedule.

Childbirth Ed. for Surrogates

a Private Birth Prep Class

$600

Instructor: Erica Manto Paulson, CLD, CMA, CE

These private, one-on-one, sessions will help the surrogate/GC prepare for birth with confidence, surrounded by compassionate and educated support.

 

It will also help the parents-to-be prepare for their baby's birth and know how best to support their surrogate/GC while also placing a priority on their emotional "labor" as well.

This class is one-on-one with Erica.  We will meet twice, over zoom, for 2 hours each time.  

Date and time is scheduled at a time that works best for your schedule.