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While some insurance companies and policies may cover childbirth education as a reimbursable expense, I cannot guarantee what kind of benefits you may receive. However, I am happy to provide an itemized receipt after payment in full if you would like to submit a request for reimbursement. I also have a few tricks for disputing claim denials, including form letters and phone scripts for you to use. Additionally, many families have good luck receiving reimbursement from their Health Savings Plans (HSA).
Occasionally, as I am blessed by others- I have a small amount of funds available to pay-it-forward to those in need and I offer a handful of needs-based tuition reduction allotments throughout the year. If you believe you might fall into this category, please understand that your financial situation will be kept confidential and once enrolled, your student experience will be honored just as any other paying participant.
If you are committed to attending and doing the hard work physically, mentally and spiritually to be ready for birth and baby, please reach out and let's figure out how to make this work for you!
I hear you...I WAS you during my first pregnancy. But that free hospital class I took was BORING. (Sit down, shut up and listen to a nurse read information from her little booklet + watch out-dated VHS tapes). It told me in no uncertain terms who was in charge of my birth and my baby (hint: it wasn't me). It wasn't tailored to my specific birthing priorities...it was one size fits all (and birth is FAR from one size fits all).
Most importantly, it did not prepare me for when birth plans change. I didn't receive any information on baby care, early parenting or postpartum recovery/expectations. I didn't learn how to use my voice to advocate for myself, use informed consent or even that alternatives exist. There was no sense of community among the participants, no shared meals, no comfy couches, no talk of prenatal preparation, nothing to be excited about.
My programs are a combination of:
-"Man, I wish I would have known that"
-PLUS "I SO would have done that differently if I had a redo"
-PLUS "I sure could have used an expert in my back pocket back then"
Short answer, because they're the actual bee's knees and totally worth it (time and money) (But don't just take my word for it, you can read what my previous students have to say about this in my Google reviews here).
Long answer: Because it's a true investment in yourself. Most people spend months or even years planning their wedding day and next to no real time planning their birth. My friend, you will always remember your Birthing Day... make it worth remembering fondly by investing in the experience and your own education.
Because I believe in the power of childbirth preparation so much (and because I believe in YOU so much), I just can't help giving you ALLTHETHINGS you need to be successful in the course, have an empowering birth experience and become the badass mama you're meant to be. The more feedback I get from students, the more I add and tweak a program to benefit future participants. And that usually means adding access to additional bonus content, sneaking more goodies into your birth bag or gifting you my favorite audio books.
I can't help it. I'm a giver like that.
Fortunately for you, that means you'll never have to look elsewhere for anything you need.
So, if you're a bit of an over-achiever, an avid list-maker/note-taker, appreciate punny mom-jokes and won't judge me if I say "what the hell" too much...I've got a giant bag of pregnancy, labor, postpartum and parenting tools and goodies with your name on it.
This is a unique and exclusive birth and baby preparation experience and that means that on top of my ten years of experience and various certifications and trainings to help me serve families like yours, I have also spend hours upon hours writing, designing, recording, improving this course and managing our course community. (One could even say, "gestating" to "birth" this course into the world"
So, while I make it my main goal to serve and spoil my students, your registration costs also includes my expertise, time invested in the online modules, in-person instructional hours and on-going support, class supplies and bonus content, your incredible, beautifully designed student coursebook/journal and quick reference flipbook and nutrient-dense, whole-foods-based, home-cooked meals during each class.
What can I say? It's a whole vibe. You gotta experience it to understand.
The good news is, all the informational content is available through online modules (8 modules with over 40 hours of content) so you can listen to them podcast style or sit down together and watch prior to attending class.
Even though every session includes hypno-relaxation practice, guided meditation, physical fitness, and sharing a class meal together, what makes the birth & baby prep course unique to all other curriculums is that I have separated the "logistical" hands-on partner workshops from the more "intuitive" pregnancy gatherings.
We do all the hard work and foundational learning before class (via holistic, informational online modules, third-party bonus content and expert guest interviews) so we have time for the hands-on, reflection, birth art, demonstrations, small group work, fun games and relaxation/comfort measures practice in class.
Your partner will attend 3 full-day (five hours, including breaks and mealtime) workshops with you, where we will review tangible tools for pregnancy, birth, postpartum, breastfeeding and parenting. These workshops are held every third class in the series and include a 30-minute exclusive partner yoga series.
This is all the stuff you would expect from a typical childbirth class and more. Together you will learn how to spot the various stages of labor and how you to work and rest together as you move through each phase of labor. You will learn not just the tools you need to give birth with confidence but walk away with answers to all your questions about postpartum, breastfeeding, newborn care, and early parenting as well.
PLUS I have added 5 intimate pregnancy-only gatherings (15 hours) that are just for you!
These sessions are more about mental and spiritual preparation, self-exploration, understanding emotional obstacles and offering you a path to your personal power from within. Partners do not attend these sessions (so no need to squeeze them into the schedule or convince them to show up for the whole series) but they are encouraged to watch the online modules with your and help facilitate time/space for you to move through these deeply spiritual concepts as you draw closer to your birthing time.
Included in your course enrollment, is your comprehensive lactation education course, which is completely online (for easier access to refer back to in the middle of the night when Baby just won't latch..) as well as a private prenatal consultation with a Certified Lactation Counselor and attendance if her Breastfeeding Basics class (if desired).
Upon completion of the course, you will be invited back with your partner and Guest-of-Honor for a Birthing Day Celebration and Class Reunion (your new baby) to celebrate your birthing story (with cupcakes and gifts for the whole family). You will pre-schedule your "well-mama checks" for 3, 6, 9 and 12 months postpartum and be granted VIP access to "The Birth of a Mother" 12 month Holistic Matrescence Support program which includes monthly online content modules, live group motherhood coaching calls and private consultations.
So moral of the story is this, YES- I hope that your partner is dedicated, in-tune and willing to support you in every way possible as you experience the transformational awakening known as matrescence, but they don't have to be physically present at every single class because they can't do the work for you, they can't birth your baby for you (nobody can), so in the end- this program is for you. Honor your journey. Allow yourself to dive deeply.
Girl, same. Give me allllthedeets, right? I GET IT... I understand that this series is a big commitment, both in time and finances and you want to make sure it's a *perfect fit"
Since we spend more time together in class than you will see you midwife/OB, I'll treat you to a cup of coffee while we get to know each other via a FREE, no-obligation 1 hour consultation.
I am so invested in my students and your experience, so I want to learn about your specific needs, your birthing goals, your love story, your previous birth stories and answer any questions or concerns you may have before enrolling. But if you're anything like me, you probably want to peek at the itinerary before taking that first step then we are probably more alike than you think. So here ya go, my Type-A Planner Friend:
Session 1 (Partner workshop): Foundational course concepts, prenatal anatomy and maternal positioning, birth values, informed consent, and theories of pain
Session 2 (Pregnancy-only): History of birth and cultural expectations, understanding maternity care, building your prenatal team, prenatal stress & mental health, protecting your birth bubble
Session 3 (Pregnancy-only): Food relationships & traditions, the pregnancy experience, body image & sexuality, reproductive anatomy, nesting, signs of labor
Session 4 (Partner workshop): Pregnancy complications, due dates & inductions, fetal positioning, stages of labor, comfort measures & positions
Session 5 (Pregnancy-only): Confronting trauma & loss, fear release, mothering & maternal figures, self and other forgiveness and finding power within
Session 6 (Pregnancy-only): Holistic postpartum care, lying-in traditions, ayurvedic healing, tracking fertility and moon cycle-syncing
Session 7 (Last Partner Workshop): Labor expectations, variations of labor, emergency management, immediate postpartum, newborn care & The 4th Trimester, reproductive/sexual health, romance and intimacy
Session 8 (Last pregnancy gathering): Rites of Passage from maiden to mother: building your mom village, exploring female lineage, and introduction to matrescence and honoring your innate divine feminine power
Looks pretty bitchin' right? That's cuz it is.(But don't just take my word for...check out what my previous students have to say here.) Don't worry, it's all there. You'll walk away from this course not just peaceful to finish out the last few days of your pregnancy waiting for Baby, but to give birth with confidence and become the badass mama you were meant to be.
Ready to commit to yourself and start your motherhood journey off right?
Send me a note in the form above to join the wait list and schedule your consultation now.
Let's do this motherhood thing together...