LIVE Virtual Birth Classes
You’re pregnant and feeling all the feels! You feel excited, elated and then the reality can set in…how are you going to get the baby out?! How will your partner confidently support you?! How will you know what choices you have? How will you know when to go to the hospital? And just like that the nerves set in.
Fear and anxiety can be common feelings when thinking about childbirth. Even more so, with the restrictions of COVID-19 and new worries that exist. We are here to remind you that birth is normal, and teach you practical things you can do to reduce pain and have an empowering experience together!
Education and preparation is the key to a birth without fear and less pain!
We have created all of our classes to be VIRTUAL and LIVE so parents-to-be can continue to be safe and get ALL the info they need to have their BEST BIRTH!
What You Will Learn to Make You Labour READY!
- Foundations to a healthy labour and how to reduce unnecessary interventions
- Learn practical ways your partner can support you through all stages of labour, even when things get hard!
- Natural comfort measures for pain relief, including acupressure and massage techniques
- What to pack for the birth place
- What you will experience in each stage of labor and learn WHEN to go to the hospital!
- Learn how to experience less pain in birth!
- Ways to help your baby into the best position for birth
- How to shorten your labour
- Creating a calm birth space environment
- Epidurals – The compassionate use of epidurals, side effects etc.
- Learn ALL your choices in birth and how to advocate for your preferences
- Best ways to write a birth plan
- Transform your birth fears and give birth with confidence
- Learn what to do if complications arise
- Best cesarean birth tips
- Practice labour positions and relaxation techniques to reduce pain
- How to work as a TEAM in birth and postpartum!
I didn’t know how uninformed I was until I attended my first class with Sherilee. My husband and I learned SO MUCH. Any fears that we had were calmed and the class made us so confident and excited for ur birth! It was so worth it! I 100% recommend them to anyone looking to take birth classes!
Sherilee Valenta, Birth Educator
Sherilee has taught over 2000 couples how to embrace birth without fear and how to take ownership of their birth experience together. She has been passionately teaching for over 14 years in the Vancouver and Portland areas, accredited with The Bradley Method of Natural Childbirth and Lamaze.
Her goal is to make birthing class fun, interactive and a bonding experience for the parents-to-be. For the past 12 years she has been attending births as a Bradley Certified Doula, creating safe and supported environments for couples as they meet their precious babies.
What to Expect in our Virtual, LIVE Birth Class
Just Like In-Person, BUT….
Upcoming Class Schedule
Childbirth Class on Your Couch!
We are excited to now offer our comprehensive birth class VIRTUALLY!
It will be a LIVE birth class, full of discussions, group activities, labour rehearsals and community (but you eat your own snacks and wear sweatpants!)
Individual Classes - Taken at own pace at home
5 week series | Recorded Classes & Personalized 1:1 weekly sessions| $325
November 10 - December 8, 2020
5 week series | Tuesday Nights | $350
January 19 - February 16, 2021
5 week series | Tuesday Nights | $350
March 9 - April 6, 2021
5 week series | Monday Nights | $350
What Couples Are Saying about Our Bradley Classes
“Sherilee is the most amazing instructor! Her passion about motherhood and the natural birth process was evident in each class and interaction we had with her. I love her approach to learning the material and the environment she created for us. I would highly recommend her to all couples, ”
Christie S. 1st Time Mommy
“I felt like as a man I wouldn’t have much to do or say but this class gave me the confidence to get right in there and be a part of the whole process. The knowledge I gained from your class on how to become a better partner and father has stayed with me. Knowing how to comfort and care for my partner during the birth was a priceless gift you gave us. ”
Chris S. 1st Time Daddy
“Sherilee did a wonderful job of making us feel right at home. By the end of our time together, it was like a little family! Without the skills we learned in this class, I’m not sure how well we would have been able to cope with some of the ups and downs. The class made me feel powerful, during a scary new journey and I’m so grateful and would do it a million times over again. Sherilee was the glue, and we hold her in a very special place in our hearts!”
Stephanie D. 1st Time Mommy
“I love Sherilee. She was thorough, fun, full of life and encouragement and a joy to learn from. We are sad to be moving away from Oregon because this means she can’t be our instructor or doula next time around! ”
Diane M. 1st Time Mommy
“I feel like this class made me a better mom throughout my life not just childbirth. To witness the birth of your child is a once in a lifetime chance and I am blessed to get a second chance. Sherilee’s constant smile and excitement when talking was calming and made me realize its pain but good pain and not to be nervous! This class built my confidence within myself and knowing my body was made and ready to deliver naturally.”
Erin A. 2nd Time Mama
“Our (almost) ideal birth story is due all to what you taught us. Our doula said she didn’t have to do much at all because Matt was such a great coach and we made an amazing team to get through such a long birth. So you taught us well! Thank you for everything. ”
Penelope’s Mama, Rachel C.