Empowered. INFORMED. SUPPORTED.

The Educated Mama

The birth of your baby is a keystone moment in your life, when you alter your expectations and move forward in hope. 

 Doing this takes preparation because birth isn’t just physical, it’s mental, emotional, and for some, it changes our view of ourselves in this world. You are entering into parenthood. You are testing your body. You are relying on your support team (and they need to be equally prepared and educated).  Let us help you make prepare for this wonderful journey into childbirth. 

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The Educated Mama…. 

Empowered.

The definition of Empowement is  “the process of becoming stronger and more confident, especially in controlling one’s life and claiming one’s rights”. The Educated Mama is all about EMPOWERMENT, simply because this is YOUR experience. Whether this is your first pregnancy, or your thirteenth, You need to know how you can take control of your choices throughout your entire birthing experience. This does not mean that you need to plan to give birth to your child all alone on the side of a mountain (although to me that sounds pretty darn righteous!) but it does mean that you need to know that this is your body and that you have choices regarding your care throught this process. You can be equally empowered having your baby in a hospital medicated with a planned cesarean section as you can be chosing a natural birth with a midwife in your own home.  

 

INFORMED.

The Educated Mama is a collaborative effort of childbirth educators, doulas, midwives, lactation specialists, placenta encapsulators, and birth supporters (ie. birth junkies!). We all live and breathe childbirth related information. We provide reliable information for parents who are looking at many different types of birth options. Some are choosing a medicated hospital birth or a repeat cesarean section. Others are choosing a midwife for a home birth or in a birth center setting. How ever you want to give birth to your child is up to you. You just need reliable and evidence based information as you go.

SUPPORTED. 

Each birth worker has a unique way of providing support. Our team of Birth Educators, Lactation Specialists, Doulas, Yoga Masters, Herbalists, Pediatricians, Midwives, OBGYNs, Nurses, are all here to help you find the information that you need and help ease your transition through your birth experience from the minute you decide you would like to have a baby, are expecting a baby, or even last minute when you are going into labor, there are specialists available to assist you in their own particular and special way.

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Birth Related Education

 

As we enter into this new realm of social distancing, we are having to adapt our education methods. With that, we have created an entire curriculum of online accessible childbirth (and related) classes to meet all of your needs. These classes are available LIVE with teacher interaction, or recorded for you to attend at your leisure. Our Instructors are all accessible for additional classes and also for private sessions. We are all looking forward to a new normal and in person educational interaction. 

CALM Birth Class

Instructors: Jenn Randall/Aelis Rivera
5 week series. Available Live or Recorded, English, Spanish and in ASL

$250.00

Birth Basics with a midwife

Instructor: Emily Maldonado, LM CPM
1 Hour Live Session, available in English or Spanish.

$50

Refresher Class

Instructors: Jenn Randall/Aelis Rivera
2 Hour Class available in English, Spanish and in ASL. 

$100

Pregnancy Yoga

Instructor: Leila Wyatt
60 minute LIVE class.

Donation Based Program

Baby Sign Language

Instructor: Jenn Randall

Breastfeeding 101

Instructor: Brooke Simmons
2 Hour Live Class with IBCLC

$75.00

COVID-19

Due to the current COVID-19 Crisis, all of our classes have been converted to online. We are still offering them live time, so that you can still have that very important interaction with other parents and your instructor. We will also be offering recorded classes that you may take at your leisure, but we do recommend the live sessions for obvious reasons.