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"We were told before enrolling in Natalie's class that she was "the one" to work with in Chicago, and were not disappointed! The class was informative and we felt empowered to advocate for ourselves at the hospital. At the same time, Natalie helped us develop realistic expectations about the unexpected challenges of labor, without being too idealistic or rigid with our birth plan--a hard balance to strike! It was also helpful to meet other couples going through the same process and we've kept in touch months after the class has ended. Thank you Natalie for sharing your experience and wisdom with us! " -Laura

Kudos from Alderman Ameya Pawar about the Childbirth Prep class at Bloom Yoga Studio: "We took the Childbirth Class by Natalie—and my wife says she learned how to have a baby. The yoga classes are really fun and not intimidating and my wife gives a big thumbs up to their pre-natal and postpartum massages."  -TimeOut Chicago

 

Childbirth Preparation At Bloom Yoga Studio

Bloom Yoga Studio, 4663 N. Rockwell Ave
8 week series, Fridays, 6:00–8:00pm
$300 per couple

September 14- November 2, register here: http://www.bloomyogastudio.com/workshops?options%5Bids%5D=4801&options%5Bsite_id%5D=816

 

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This eight week long workshop empowers couples to have a family-centered birth in the hospital or home setting. This class will provide you with the resources and support you need to confidently and consciously prepare for birth and your transition to parenthood. Each week's class will focus on a particular topic such as the stages of labor, how to address fears and concerns of giving birth and becoming a parent, partner support and communication during the birth and how to care for your newborn. Every week couples will learn hands on techniques to help them during labor. Included in this series is a comprehensive Breastfeeding Basics class. The final session will be a potluck celebration where couples from previous classes come back with their newborns to share their birth stories and parenting experiences. Childbirth Prep is appropriate at 20 weeks and beyond.

Contact Natalie or call Bloom at 773-463-YOGA with any questions.

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4 Week ChilDbirth Ed Series

5333 N. Clark St #2 (in Andersonville)
$250 per couple

Thursdays, August 9th to 30th from 6-8pm-CLASS FULL/REGISTRATION CLOSED

or October 25 to November 15th from 6-8pm

This class series is designed to prepare expectant families to move through the labor process in an informed way. The classes are designed to help parents understand the stages of giving birth, what options are available to them and how to make their own best choices. Every week the class will learn comfort measures to help the mother through the labor process, how to communicate with care providers and work with fears about the birth process and parenthood. The last class will focus on breastfeeding basics and life at home with a newborn.

To register contact Natalie at 773-510-6230 or natalieannevans@gmail.com

Comfort Measures For Labor (one day class)

5333 N. Clark St #2 (in Andersonville) or Nature Yoga Studio (in Wicker Park)
$75 per couple

Sunday, August 19th from 3:30-6:30pm at Nature Yoga, click on the link to register: http://www.natureyoga.com/events-wicker-park/2018/1/21/comfort-measures-for-childbirth-9wyr7-h27lz

Sunday, September 16th from 3-6pm, in Andersonville contact Natalie at 773-510-6230 or natalieannevans@gmail.com to register

This one day, 3 hour class is designed for pregnant women and their labor support partner. Through both discussion and experiential learning, couples will learn a variety of tools to help them through the birth process. The topics covered are: the stages of labor, what the laboring woman is feeling both physically and emotionally through each stage, when to go to the hospital, hands on ways to help woman through her contractions, ways to manage back labor, how to be a good support person to the laboring woman, massage, breathing, positions for labor and birth, visualization, the use of heat and cold, and positions and comfort measures for the pushing stage.

Birth Basics: Preparing the Expectant Couple for Labor & Childbirth (one day class)

Bloom Yoga Studio, 4663 N. Rockwell Ave
$60 per couple

Wednesday, September 19th from 6-8pm, register here: http://www.bloomyogastudio.com/workshops/workshop-schedules?options%5Bids%5D=4803&options%5Bsite_id%5D=816

This one time, 2 hour class will help couples learn the basics of giving birth and some comfort measures to move through the contractions.

Contact Natalie or call Bloom at 773-463-YOGA with any questions.

Ask the Doula

Bloom Yoga Studio, 4663 N. Rockwell
FREE EVENT

Wednesday, October 17th from 6:30=7:30

http://www.bloomyogastudio.com/workshops/workshop-schedules?options%5Bids%5D=4800&options%5Bsite_id%5D=816

Come learn about what birth and postpartum doulas do and get your questions answered in a relaxed setting.

Contact Natalie or call Bloom at 773-463-YOGA with any questions.