Welcome to Beacon Birth
Doula Services
Lamaze Healthy Childbirth Classes
Home and Birth Center Childbirth Classes
Prenatal Yoga | Yoga for Birth
Breech or Overdue?
Placenta Encapsulation
FAQs About The Yoga Birth Method
Yoga Birth Method Childbirth Classes
Breastfeeding and Newborn Care Class
Mommy & Me Yoga | Infant Massage
Red Tent Gathering
Home and Birth Center Childbirth Classes


Our classes offer an integrative approach to creating the birth you desire at home or in an independent
birth center.  We draw upon ancient wisdom and modern science to prepare mind, body and spirit for the significant transitions of pregnancy, childbirth and new parenthood.

This class is uniquely designed to include effective techniques from various childbirth philosophies (Lamaze, HypnoBirthing, Birthing From Within, Bradley, Yoga Birthing, Sacred Birth), medical research and my own experience as a doula to provide you information and support needed for this powerful journey. 

An open forum for peer to peer support is provided to foster community and confidence.  Breathing exercises and practice of labor comfort measures.

We will discuss relevant topics to help you build confidence and to give you and your partner time to practice skills to help you cope with the sensations of childbirth. 


Includes childbirth education, breastfeeding and newborn care.  This 12 hour class is offered as a 4 or  6-week weekday or weekend series and 2-day weekend intensive series available on a continuous basis.  Please email beaconbirth@gmail.com for current schedule or to request a class. 

Class focus but not limited to:

Class 1
  • Discussion: Long term impact of the birth experience on a woman and family
  • Decisions to make: Baby’s doctor; Water birth; Choice of support team (family, friends, doula); infant feeding, etc.
  • Review of anatomy
  • The 3 Rs of coping with childbirth stress: Relaxation, Rhythm and Ritual
  • Comfort Measures, Conditioning exercises, Relaxation, breathing techniques

Class 2

  • The events of late pregnancy leading to birth: for mother, baby and placenta
  • Prematurity (the “unfinished pregnancy”)
  • How to know when you are in labor: the signs to look for
  • What happens during labor: the stages of labor
  • Comfort Measures: More on relaxation (partner’s role) and breathing techniques

Class 3

  • The emotions of labor, the emotional needs of the woman and how the partner and others can meet her needs.
  • Prenatal perineal massage to reduce the chance of a tear at birth
  • Comfort Measures: More on relaxation; massage; breathing techniques; positions and movements for labor; visualizations; Yoga for Birth.

Class 4

  • Emotions of labor
  • Transfer to the hospital: reasons and what to expect
  • Medical interventions: induction of labor; electronic fetal monitoring; intravenous fluids and medications (epidural); vacuum extractor, forceps; cesarean delivery.
  • Setting priorities for care. Bottom line: Healthy Mother and Baby
  • Comfort Measures: Back labor techniques; techniques and positions for pushing

Class 5

  • Postpartum adjustment
  • Comfort Measures: Review of all learned comfort measures and labor progress techniques
  • Role play/rehearsal of all labor techniques in a simulated labor

Class 6

  • Breastfeeding
  • Care of the newborn
Beyond Class 6
  • Invitation to follow-up events
Investment: $175

RSVP using contact form, email beaconbirth@gmail.com or call/text 347-400-8094.

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You and your family deserve caring, skilled support at this special and important time in your lives.  Please do not let fees keep you from getting the support you need.  I am always happy to discuss various payment and bartering options with all individuals including single moms, young moms and low-income families or families with special circumstances such as military, adoption or experiencing a loss.

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