Birth MOJO CLASSES help families birth with confidence.

Birth Mojo childbirth classes guide you to trust and work with your body during labor using natural abdominal breathing, education, teamwork with your partner, and relaxation.

We explore the physical and emotional journey of pregnancy and labor, forming a supportive birth community along the way. Birth Mojo families not only gain the tools and skills needed for a natural childbirth, but also come away educated and empowered to make intuitive and informed decisions during pregnancy, birth, and beyond.

Class Topics Include:

  • Nutrition & Exercise for Healthy Pregnancy and Easier Labor
  • Training and Preparation for your Birth Partner/Support Person
  • Comfort Measures for Pregnancy and Childbirth
  • Common Medications & Interventions in Labor
  • Positive Communication with your Birth Team
  • Creating your Birth Preferences
  • Breastfeeding, Baby Wearing, Newborn Care & Postpartum Care

Birth Mojo childbirth classes are interactive, detailed, comfortable, conversational, and fun! Classes typically meet weekly for 10 consecutive weeks and are kept small so students can easily receive individualized attention.  Each week we cover a different topic to help you connect with your body, your baby, and your partner to help you feel more comfortable during pregnancy and prepare for your birth and parenting journey.

The ideal time to start class is between weeks 18 and 26 of your pregnancy.

BRADLEY METHOD PLUS+

Birth Mojo classes take the foundational elements from the Bradley Method and combine them with the most current information on evidence-based care, useful relaxation tools, best practices for labor support, and mindful traditions to honor this time of transition for your family.  

LOCATIONS, TIMES, AND FEES

  • Tuesday classes meet from 7PM – 9:15PM at The Birth Center of Boulder in Boulder, CO.

  • Wednesday classes meet from 6PM – 8:15PM at Sarah’s home in Boulder (Gunbarrel), CO.

  • Express series classes meet Sundays from 5PM - 8PM at Sarah's home in Boulder (Gunbarrel), CO.

Group classes cost $395 per couple, materials included.  A $50 deposit is required to hold your space in class. Included in your class fee is a Birth Mojo Student Workbook and copies of The Birth Partner and Mind Over Labor, which are our main sources of class materials each week. 

Private class location and times can be tailored to meet your individual needs. The fee for private classes is $600 per couple, materials included. 

Upcoming classes

Sundays, September 3, 10, 17 & 24, 2017

4-week express series
5PM – 8PM | Boulder, CO

Private Classes available August & September

* I will be on maternity leave October 2017 thru spring of 2018. *  

Wanted to write to say again what an incredible experience your class was. The knowledge and the confidence we gained from taking your class was evident in our birth experiences and postpartum self-care...THANK YOU!
— Stephanie, mama to Axel and Elliot

Weekly Topics

Each week we cover a different topic to help you connect with your body, your baby, and your partner in order to help you feel more comfortable during pregnancy and prepare for your birth and parenting journey.


Week #1

PREGNANCY EXERCISE

  • Introductions and Class Overview
  • Staying low-risk
  • Relationship between Fear/Pain in childbirth
  • Pregnancy Exercise
  • Golden Breath Meditation

Week #2

PREGNANCY NUTRITION

  • Importance of good nutrition in pregnancy and birth
  • Elements of a healthy pregnancy diet
  • 3 types of relaxation

Week #3

PREGNANCY:  COMFORT MEASURES, COMMUNICATION, & SELF-CARE

  • Comfort measures & comfort resources
  • Teamwork with your partner
  • Positive communications with your birth team
  • Pregnancy + Birth affirmations

Week #4

FIRST STAGE LABOR

  • How your body works in first stage labor
  • Signposts of first stage labor
  • Timing contractions
  • Birth Partner’s role during first stage labor
  • Our first labor rehearsal!

Week #5

SECOND AND THIRD STAGE LABOR

  • Transition – physical and emotional signposts
  • How your body works in second stage labor
  • Positions for pushing
  • Placenta!

  • Common medications and interventions in childbirth
  • B.R.A.I.N. model of informed consent
  • Priorities for your birth
  • Your birth preferences (birth plan)

Week #6

YOUR BIRTH PREFERENCES

 


Week #7

FAMILY-CENTERED BIRTH (even when things don't go as planned)

  • Options for gentle labor induction
  • Discuss family-centered cesarean birth (C-section) and recovery
  • Tools for handling a complication
  • Emergency childbirth

Week #8

ACTIVE LABOR

  • Active labor positions for first stage labor
  • Rhythm and ritual
  • Active labor rehearsal
  • Salt bowl ceremony

Week #9

POSTPARTUM PREPARATION + BREASTFEEDING

  • Postpartum care preparation
  • Packing for your birth day
  • Breastfeeding basics

Week #10

NEWBORN CARE

  • Newborn procedures
  • Newborn behavior basics
  • Holding and soothing techniques
  • Diapering
  • Parenting resources