Lamaze Childbirth Classes in the Seattle Area
I am a Seattle based Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator who believes that birth is a normal physiological process and that women are strong and powerful. I encourage women to learn about their options and be an active participant in the decisions on care for themselves and their baby. I also strongly believe that women birth best in a place that they feel safe, and that women should get to decide what that looks like.
New Moon Birth classes are interactive and fun. My Seattle childbirth classes offer lots of hands on practice, where you can find a community of families who want to learn about birth and babies from the perspective that birth is normal.
I offer series classes in Seattle for first time parents that include childbirth education, breastfeeding, and newborn care, as well as weekend intensives for those who need a more condensed version of the same material.
My classes are based on the Six Lamaze Healthy Birth Practices
Let Labor Begin On Its Own.
Walk, Move and Change Positions.
Have Continuous Support.
Avoid Unnecessary Interventions.
Get Upright & Follow Urges to Push.
Keep Your Baby With You After Birth.
Additionally, I offer a one day VBAC (vaginal birth after cesarean) class for those planning a VBAC. VBAC class description and upcoming class dates can be found here.
One of my favorite childbirth classes to teach is a four hour “Labor YOUR Way: Labor Techniques That Work”, where parents get to do a realistic labor simulation in class, offering participants a chance to try many different methods of coping with labor, focused on natural childbirth. Upcoming Labor YOUR Way: Labor Techniques That Work classes here!
Private or semi-private childbirth classes in Seattle area and the Eastside can be arranged on any topic in your home, especially convenient for those with very limited time or many other obligations. More info on private classes can be found here!
Watch this space for more information about class schedules and dates or send me an email letting me know what you are interested in, and I will see what I can do to help and let you know what I have coming up!
Students are more than welcome to borrow any book or DVD in my lending library.
Recent student comments:
“I just wanted to thank you sincerely for such a productive, informative, and down-to-earth class. You really have a wonderful gift as an educator and its always a privilege to witness someone juxtaposing their vocation with a great calling (particularly when it benefits me!!)
Alex and I couldn’t speak more highly of you or the class and appreciate everything you put into it.”
“Thank you Sharon for all of your humour, encouragement, wisdom and shared experiences. Your classes were informative and enjoyable; and they opened my eyes to my pregnancy and my birth experience in a whole new way. What a gift!”
- Jenny Snyder
“We owe our coping techniques and our largely non-medicated birth to, in addition to good genes, the coping strategies we learned in your class. Thank you!”