Education During Pregnancy


Gathering information before your baby arrives is a great way to prepare for your new adventure! Classes on this page include Childbirth Education, Newborn Care, Breastfeeding, Newborn Expectations, and Postpartum Planning.

Taking these classes is a great way to build confidence before your baby arrives. 

Follow the links with each class to their registration pages to sign up.

Click our Google Calendar to find all of the class and groups held in the Milagros Family Room. 

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Childbirth Education:

HypnoBirthing Childbirth Education with Portland HypnoBirthing Center

This class covers the basics of childbirth and dives deep into relaxation for labor. Not only do you learn a skill for the day of your baby's birth, you come away with something you can use for a life time! 

Portland Hypnobirthing Center Website

Link to registration on Portland HypnoBirthing Center's site 


     

    Birthing From Within - Christine D'Esposito

    The Birthing From Within style of childbirth education brings you into a deeper understanding of what birth will mean to you. Christine has been walking alongside her clients well over 10 years and supports them in understanding how their birth will unfold. 

    Christine D'Esposito and Birthing From Within Website

    Eventbrite - Birthing From Within Weekend Immersion

     

    Express Childbirth Education with Rachel & Jenna 

    This class is designed to give you the cliff notes of childbirth education. Join Rachel and Jenna as they walk you though what you need to know. The class covers

    • Anatomy of Pregnancy
    • Hormones of Labor
    • Signs and Stages of Labor
    • Labor Coping Techniques
    • Variations in Childbirth
    • Childbirth Options and Choices
    • Postpartum Recovery

    Super choice in classes for families on a time crunch! 

     

    Postpartum Planning and Infant Care

    Becoming Us - Barbara Buckner Suárez

    How do couples become a family? How you experience the changes in your life might not be the same for your partner. How do you talk about what is most important to you? This class is it.  

    Website of Barb Buckner Suarez and Becoming Us

     Link to registration on the BB Suarez website

     

     Breastfeeding Basics with Key Lactation

    What is the deal with nursing a baby? How can it be so natural for some, but so difficult for others at the same time? To get answers to these questions (and more) come to the Breastfeeding Basics class taught by Krystal Key, IBCLC of Key Lactation.

    Website of Key Lactation

    Eventbrite - Breastfeeding Basics Class with Key Lactation

       

      ItsaBaby! Understanding your newborn

      This class helps new families understand how newborns experience their day. How does a newborn sleep? How many feedings are to bet expected? Do you really need that wipe warmer? Join ItsaBelly for an informative class all about your baby! 

      Eventbrite - ItsaBaby! What are babies really like?  

       

      ItsaPlan! Your tool kit for bringing baby home.

      Someone comes over to see the new baby and asks if there is anything they can do to help ... you draw a blank! Don't let this happen to you. This class is designed to pull all of your tools together, plan for who is cooking dinner, and how to get a shower once baby is home. Make a plan and move smoothly into being parents. 

      Eventbrite - ItsaPlan! Creating Your After Baby Tool Kit

       

      Newborn Care with Key Lactation 

      Having a new baby is exciting, exhausting, challenging, and rewarding all bundled into one adorable package! In our Newborn Care class we touch on key elements of life with a newborn including: diapering, swaddling, soothing, sleep, bathing, and basic baby wearing so you can also have hands free to take care of yourself!

      Website of Key Lactation

      Eventbrite - Newborn Care Class with Key Lactation

       

      Support Groups

      Pregnancy and New moms support group - NE PDX(free) - Every Tuesday 11-12:30

      Pregnancy to 3 months Gathering This group is your launching ground. It is your safety net. It is where you go to see what is next and to gather support in the first three months of your baby's arrival. We know it is a whirl wind of change and emotion. Come and let us support you in your new journey.

      Facilitated by Krystal Key (lactation consultant) of Key Lactation and Erica Matteson Birth and Postpartum doula of Milagros Boutique & ItsaBelly