First Memory Midwifery offers flexible, customized private 1:1 childbirth education for pregnant people and their partners, regardless of birth location, & occasional group classes or workshops, both at cost, and as free community offerings. Two-hour private classes covering the topic of your choice cost $75.00. The fee for a full childbirth education series covering 8 hours of private education is $250.00. The full childbirth education series for small groups of 2-6 families may also be arranged upon request, with fees dependent on group size. Clients planning a home birth with First Memory Midwifery may attend any community-offered group class offerings for free, as a part of their midwifery care, and should know that we will cover most of these topics quite thoroughly in our prenatal care. All families are strongly encouraged to take responsibility for researching care options and educating themselves on pregnancy, birth, and the postpartum. Topics may include, but are not limited to:
- General Childbirth Education (including basic anatomy & physiology; comfort measures, normal labor, informed choice, common interventions & setting yourself up for the birth you want)
- Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC) preparation
- Newborn Care
- Sibling Preparation
- Exploring & Preparing for Home Birth
- Specialized topics such as a Healthy Cooking in Pregnancy; Self-Care in Pregnancy; Belly Casting; and Planning Your Postpartum.