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Looking for ChildBirth Classes in Southwest Florida?
Sacred Knowledge provides childbirth education to expecting parents in a fun, interactive, positive, safe environment. We are committed to preparing families for childbirth with evidence-based information in a simple, nonjudgmental manner. We provide information that will assist you in having a healthy pregnancy. In addition, we will support you on your journey to becoming the best parents you can be.
What types of classes and workshops are offered?
Small Group Classes
Small group classes are a great alternative to hospital birthing classes. They are appropriate for both families planning their first birth or experienced families looking to brush up on birth basics. These comprehensive classes cover topics such as pregnancy, birth, breastfeeding, newborn care, as well as postpartum needs. We encourage sharing information and experiences between families, as we all can learn from each other.
Private classes include the same information covered in group classes, except they are offered in your home and arranged around your schedule. Private instruction allows for more flexibility and individualization. Private classes can also benefit those who may be apprehensive about being involved in group activities. The freedom to ask personal questions that otherwise may not be addressed in a group setting is an additional benefit to private classes.
Comfort Measures for Labor
Hands on, physical preparation for labor and birth makes this our most popular class. This 3 hour workshop is a fantastic addition to your childbirth education, as a refresher, or just a stand-alone class. The central focus of this course is to practice comfort techniques. We demonstrate and rehearse different positions for labor, birth, breathing, vocalization, therapeutic touch, visualization, relaxation and other comfort measures. Learn how to create a peaceful environment, use tools such as a birth and much more. Partners learn ways to be supportive in labor! This class includes a take home packet to help you remember what we covered. We get rave reviews from this class, don’t miss out!
* This workshop is not recommended for first time parents. Instead, we suggest attending Small Group or Private Education Classes to gain a deeper understanding of your baby’s birth. All information in the Comfort Measures Workshop is covered in the Education Classes.
Breast Feeding Classes
Plan to give your baby the best possible start. Come to breastfeeding class and learn about the benefits, getting started and common problems encountered in the first few weeks.
We cover several different birthing techniques. For example, we encourage the Lamaze method of breathing during labor to promote relaxation. We discuss the importance of husband or partner-coached labor support like the Bradley method. We touch on the benefits of ease and freedom of movement, balance, flexibility, and coordination that the Alexander technique encourages. We teach principles that help remove fear and tension that are similar to Hypnobirthing, because severe pain does not have to be part of labor. Learning intense relaxation will enhance natural birthing instincts that lead to a calm and serene birth experience. Rather than seek to achieve a particular birthing process, our curriculum prepares mothers to “give birth in awareness,” similar to the techniques taught in Birthing from Within.