Preparing For Childbirth


This comprehensive class covers everything you need to know to prepare for childbirth, including:

  • The final weeks of pregnancy
  • The birth process, including the different stages and phases of labor
  • Back labor
  • Labor support techniques
  • Basic breathing and relaxation for labor
  • Supportive technologies and induction
  • Cesarean birth
  • Postpartum recovery and the adjustment to parenthood

Parents are encouraged to register in the fourth or fifth month of pregnancy, and have their classes completed by about 36 weeks. Please note that a hospital tour is not part of prenatal classes at Amma. You can contact your hospital directly for information about tours.

Preparing for Childbirth gives parents the fundamentals of intentional relaxation and breath work for coping with labor. If you desire a natural childbirth, or a more in-depth experience of hands-on skills, you will benefit from taking the Labor Skills Workshop in addition to this class. You can also consider Natural Childbirth.

This class can be taken in one full day, or over the course of three weeks. The curriculum in both options is exactly the same.

Tuition: $120 for any option. Tuition covers the expectant parent plus one support person.

We ask that families read our policies before registering for classes. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

Private childbirth classes can often be arranged upon request for a tuition of $300 for a 3-hour session.