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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, 6:30–8:30pm
$300 per couple

May 11 - June 29, register here:

July 13 - August 31, register here:

September 14- November 2, register here:



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.


Childbirth Education at Nature Yoga (2 week series)

Nature Yoga Sanctuary, 2021 West Division St.
$150 per couple
June 10th from 3:30-6pm and 17th from 3:30-7pm, register here:

This three week class prepares expectant parents to move through their labor in an informed way. The classes are designed to help them understand the birth process and know what options are available to them. Every week students will learn hands on comfort measures to help the mother through the labor process as well as how to make the best choices for themselves.

Contact Natalie or call Nature at 773-227-5720 with any questions.


Comfort Measures For Labor (one day class)

5333 N. Clark St #2 (in Andersonville)
$75 per couple

Saturday, July 28th from 3-6pm

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.

To register contact Natalie at 773-510-6230 or

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

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

Wednesday, July 18th from 6-8pm, register here:

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

Wednesday, June 27th from 6:30=7:30

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.