We laughed, cried, and took many deep breathes in the care and comfort of their family bonding series. Thank you, Brave Birth, for offering a space of love and solace during those truly tender months. We’re deeply grateful.
— Brave Family

Family Bonding Series

The Family Bonding Series is a collection of 3 birthing and parenting classes designed to create space for you and your partner to embark on this journey together. Check out our Calendar to see when the next class is scheduled!

The cost for each class in this series $35. As a Brave Birth Family you get to attend each class for $10. Payment is due with check/cash to the instructor the evening of the class. 

1. Connection for Labor & Birth with Barb Buckner-Suarez
What to expect of each other in labor:

  • Identify your partner’s coping style

  • Practice communicating your needs

  • Deepen your relationship

    2. Postpartum Planning with Tasha Clothier
    We spend so much time planning for the “big day” that we often
    overlook what comes next - the postpartum period! It is not just
    about a new baby! In this section of our Family Bonding Series,
    you’ll learn how to plan for your new little one as well as how to
    plan your own, much needed, self care. Your recovery from being
    pregnant and giving birth, no matter how you do it, is essential to
    the health and wellness of your family.  

    3. The First 7 Days: Infant Feeding with Ashley Treadwell
    What to expect in the first seven days after birth:

  • How to get breast/chest-feeding off to a good start

  • How to know if your baby is getting enough

  • When and how your milk will come in

  • Positioning for feeding

  • When to seek additional support

Check out our Calendar to see when the next class is scheduled!

Weekly New Parent Group w/feeding support

Every Monday Morning at 10:30am!

These groups are casual, judgement-free gatherings in which multitasking is the norm. Over cups of coffee and morning snacks, parents are breastfeeding, bottle feeding, changing diapers, exchanging information and resources. The conversations are facilitated by our knowledgable doulas. A Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) is also present to assist with basic feeding support and provide weight checks for your baby.

Check out our Calendar for more info!

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MindfulNest is a childbirth education series offered in a group setting (listed on our calendar) or privately in your own home by our Doula, Nicolette. Using the lens of Mindfulness, this eight hour series will cover all of the traditional material you would learn in a hospital-based class (stages of labor, interventions and pain management, etc). We will introduce basic anatomy and function of the reproductive organs in order to create a visual landscape of what is happening during birth. We will then learn how to create buffers between our responses and the stimulus that is happening in that landscape. Doing so, allows both the birthing person and support person to stay grounded through increased sensations and emotions.

This mindful birth class caps its enrollment at five families in order to individualize the material and provide space for group discussion. We include a mix of lecture, self-study, media, movement and relaxation techniques. It is ideal for anyone who desires a balanced mix of “woo” and science. To Register, click here!

 

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