Childbirth & baby care classes

All of our childbirth and baby care classes are being held at our new office location right next door to the birth center!

LOCATION: 1009 W Randol Mill Rd. Arlington, TX 76012
We are in the second building. The majority of the parking is on the west side of the building!

PAYMENT: All payments for classes are non refundable. All classes are priced per couple.

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TAKE THE 101 SERIES!

We have bundled our most popular 101 classes together into your ideal education for birth and new parenthood. Learn everything you need to know about Nutrition, Labor and Birth, Breastfeeding, Newborn Care, and Postpartum.

COST: $350 for the whole series, or take individual workshops of your choice listed below.

All 101 Series Classes begin at 6:00pm. Feel free to bring your dinner!

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NUTRITION 101

Prenatal Nutrition 101 is a 90 minute class where we discuss the best (food-first) approach to nourishing your body while pregnant. Understanding the importance of real food, how to balance your meals for sustainable energy, and the specific nutrients that build a healthy baby allows you to make the best choices for you and your little one!

INSTRUCTOR: Lindsey Roach, FNTP

DATES: February 15, March 15, April 19, May 17, June 14. VIRTUAL ONLY.

All 101 Series Classes begin at 6:00pm. Feel free to enjoy your dinner!

COST: $65, or take the whole 101 series for $350. All are included with the purchase of one of our add-on pregnancy care packages.

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LABOR AND BIRTH 101

Getting ready for the big day! We’ll talk about female anatomy and how your baby will grow, the signs, phases and stages of labor progression, comfort measures and relaxation techniques and what will happen after birth in the immediate postpartum period. We will also cover interventions and what would happen if you were to need a hospital birth. This class will give you the information you need to prepare for the birth that you desire! Please note - on the 3rd night you will need to bring a yoga/Pilates mat.

INSTRUCTOR: Gail Wooster CD(DONA), CD(SBD), Student Midwife

DATES: February 1, 3 & 8; March 1,3 & 8; April 5, 7 & 12; May 3, 5 & 10; May 31, June 2 & 7 (3 sessions taken together)

All 101 Series Classes begin at 6:00pm. Feel free to bring your dinner!

COST: $200 (3 sessions), or take the whole 101 series for $350. All are included with the purchase of one of our add-on pregnancy care packages.

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POSTPARTUM 101

Postpartum is a wild ride! For most people, postpartum can be the hardest part. In this class we will discuss the best ways to plan and prepare for postpartum, postpartum mood disorders and what signs to watch out for, when to ask for help and more! We’ll hear from midwife and founder of BWCA along with one of our team doulas.

INSTRUCTOR: Meredith Braudaway CPM, LM and Jaunitta Taylor, CD, CCE, CPPD

DATES: Feb 24, March 24, April 28, May 26, June 30

All 101 Series Classes begin at 6:00pm. Feel free to bring your dinner!

COST: $65, or take the whole 101 series for $350. All are included with the purchase of one of our add-on pregnancy care packages.

Newborn Care Workshop

NEWBORN CARE 101

Bringing home a brand new baby can be the most exciting, yet such a vulnerable time in your life. We want you to feel confident with your newborn so this is your training for early parenthood! We’ll be building a strong foundation for you while covering a wide range of topics including a variety of basic newborn procedures, babywearing, safe sleep options, postpartum challenges, tips for comforting your newborn and more to help you and your partner get off to a great start with your new baby!

INSTRUCTOR:  Jaunitta Taylor, CD, CCE, CPPD

DATES: Feb 22, March 22, April 26, May 24, June 28

All 101 Series Classes begin at 6:00pm. Feel free to bring your dinner!

COST: $65, or take the whole 101 series for $350. All are included with the purchase of one of our add-on pregnancy care packages.

Breastfeeding Workshop

Breastfeeding 101

Breastfeeding is a natural and instinctual way of feeding your baby, however it is a learned behavior and will take some practice. This class will help with the basics to give you a great start and boost your confidence. We’ll cover the perfect latch and positioning, how to know if baby is getting enough, keeping a healthy milk supply, when and how to pump, and how your baby will progress into eating food among many other topics.

INSTRUCTOR: Gail Wooster CD(DONA), CD(SBD), Student Midwife

DATES: Feb 10, March 10, April 14, May 12, June 9

All 101 Series Classes begin at 6:00pm. Feel free to bring your dinner!

COST: $65, or take the whole 101 series for $350. All are included with the purchase of one of our add-on pregnancy care packages.

Nutrition pregnancy Workshop

How to Maintain Low-Risk Status through Nutrition

We discuss common pregnancy symptoms and complications and how to manage them through nutrition. We dive into everything from nausea and heartburn to gestational diabetes and preeclampsia. Focusing on how to treat and avoid these issues allows you to stay low risk and have the safe and healthy pregnancy and birth you desire.

INSTRUCTOR: Lindsey Roach, FNTP

DATES: January 25th, February 22, March 22, April 26, May 24, June 21. Begins at 6:00pm

COST: If you are birthing at Birth & Wellness Center of Arlington, this course is included in your facility registration fee. If not, this course is $90.

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Comfort measures for labor (Condensed)

This workshop is designed for families that have already had a baby and it is your first planned unmedicated birth OR it’s been a while since you’ve given birth and you’d like a refresher for labor techniques!

INSTRUCTOR: Jaunitta Taylor, CD, CCE, CPPD

DATES: February 5, March 5, April 2, May 7, June 4. 9am - 1 pm.

COST: $90.

Couples Cupping Workshop (1)

Couples Care Workshop

Would you like to be able to offer your partner or family member relief from tight muscles with simple massage ball and cupping techniques? Learn the ancient healing art of cupping with your loved one you can implement in the comfort of your own home! In this Couples Care Class, you will learn the benefits of cupping therapy, massage trigger point balls, contraindications and basic techniques you can use with your partner. After instruction, you and your partner will take turns giving and receiving care. Each couple will receive an instructional handout. Couples need to provide their own massage lotion/oil (any type will work), towels (one per person), hand sanitizer, and cupping set (link to purchase will be provided).

INSTRUCTOR: Lindsey Wood, LMT

DATES: Friday Feb 11 at 3:30-5:30pm

COST: $60 / couple