Online Classes

Joyful Birthing offers a series of online classes for those families seeking preparation for birth, baby, and/or breastfeeding but don’t have the time or interest in attending a group class. All online classes are taught by Ellie Lindenmayer, founder of Joyful Birthing & Beyond. With a wealth of experience and knowledge in her work as a childbirth educator, birth doula, lactation counselor, sleep consultant, and Family Guide at Cleo, you will leave your time with her feeling informed and empowered for what’s to come.

Online classes are held through Zoom and include a professionally designed presentation, video demonstrations, and live-on-one-on interaction. Ellie brings a wealth of experience and expertise in both the birthing and baby world and has supported hundreds of families during this joyful but also demanding time. Ellie will help to ensure that you feel empowered, prepared, and confident as you embark upon this time in your life.

BIRTHING BASICS

Want to feel empowered and prepared for childbirth but don’t have the time to attend an in-person class or series? Then this private offering of Birthing Basics is for you!

Joyful Birthing offers a live, interactive 2-hour online class catered around your schedule and needs to help you prepare for childbirth. Classes are taught by Ellie Lindenmayer- mother of two, certified childbirth educator, birth doula, lactation counselor, and sleep consultant. Ellie will prepare you and your partner for birth with honesty, humor, and a wealth of experience in the birthing world. You will leave this class with a renewed sense of calm, confidence, and excitement as you anticipate the birth of your baby.

Birth Basics covers the following content:

The Three Stages of Labor

What to Expect from Early Labor

Active Labor & When to go to the hospital

Arriving at Hospital: What to Expect

Cervical Exams: When & Why?

Understanding the Fear, Tension, Pain Cycle

Birthing Environment

Coping Techniques

Labor Positions

Transition: As Labor Advances

Pain Management Options

2nd Stage: Pushing, How to Avoid Tearing & Delivery

Optimal Cord Clamping

The Magical Hours

Birthing Basics is $235 and includes the 2-hour, one-on-one session, access to a variety of documents and resources including Birth Plan Templates, [M]otherboard content, Hospital Bag List, and more! To register, please submit payment via Venmo to @Ellie-Lindenmayer or pay via PayPal below (+3% processing fee).

BREASTFEEDING PREPARATION CLASS

Prepare for breastfeeding success before baby with this one-hour private, virtual class catered around the needs of your schedule. Classes are taught by Ellie Lindenmayer- mother, certified childbirth educator, birth doula, lactation counselor, and sleep consultant. Ellie will provide you with evidence-based information, practical tips, and need-to-know information so that you are ready to meet your newborn’s needs from day 1 and are positioned to meet your long-term breastfeeding goals.

Breastfeeding Preparation covers the following content:

Best Breastfeeding Practices in the first 24 hours of LIfe

How to Establish Your Milk Supply in the First Week of Life

How to Know if Your Baby is Getting Enough Milk

How to Get the Most Comfortable, Effective Latch

Variety of Breastfeeding Positions

Troubleshooting Common Concerns (like sore nipples & engorgement

When & How to Introduce the Breastpump and Pacifier

Breastfeeding Preparation is $125 and includes the 1-hour one-on-one virtual session & access to a variety of documents and resources. To register, please submit payment via Venmo to @Ellie-Lindenmayer or pay via PayPal below (+3% processing fee).

NEWBORN CARE

This private, virtual class is the perfect preparation for first-time parents! Get tips from an expert on bathing, diapering, babywearing, must-have baby gear, newborn sleep, a typical 24-hour schedule, and tried-and-true infant soothing techniques! If you don’t have the time to take an in-person group class, then this 1-hour virtual session is for you!

Joyful Birthing offers a one-hour virtual Newborn Care catered around the needs of your schedule. Classes are taught by Ellie Lindenmayer- mother, certified childbirth educator, birth doula, and lactation counselor. Ellie will provide you with evidence-based information, practical tips, and need-to-know information so that you are ready to meet your newborn’s needs from day 1. Note: this class can also be taken after baby is born (real-time application!).

Newborn Care covers the following content:

The Magical Hours: Welcoming & Bonding with Baby

What to Expect in the First 24 hours with baby

Understanding Infant Poop

Understanding Basics of Infant Feeding: How to tell if your baby is getting enough

Understanding the Fourth Trimester

Infant Soothing Techniques: What Every New Parent Needs to Know!

Babywearing

Bathing Techniques & Practices Your Baby will Love

Diapering

Overview of Newborn Sleep & How to Establish Healthy Sleep Habits

Typical 24-hour Schedule (what to expect from sleep & feeding)

Must-Have Baby Gear

Newborn Care is $125 and includes the 1-hour one-on-one virtual session & access to a variety of documents and resources. To register, please submit payment via Venmo to @Ellie-Lindenmayer or pay via PayPal below (+3% processing fee).

ALL ABOUT SLEEP (0-6 months)

This private, virtual class will set you up for a healthy foundation for all things sleep-related. Did you know that an infant should not be awake longer than 45 minutes at a time? Did you know that your baby’s circadian rhythm develops at 3 months, so this is the optimal time to get baby on a predictable sleep schedule? You will learn about topics like these and so much more in this class.

Classes are taught by Ellie Lindenmayer- mother, certified childbirth educator, birth doula, lactation counselor and certified sleep consultant. Ellie will provide you with evidence-based information, practical tips, and need-to-know information so that you can maximize your family’s sleep from day 1.

All about Sleep covers the following content:

Understanding Newborn Sleep Needs

The Science of Sleep and How Things Change 0-6 months

How to Establish Healthy Sleep Foundations from Day 1

How to Minimize Crying (when it comes to sleep!)

The Ideal Schedule & How and Why It Changes 0-6 months

Safe Sleep Practices

How to Create an Optimal Sleep Environment

How to Bedshare Safely

When & How to Foster Independent Sleep Skills

Overview of 4 Common Sleep Coaching Methods

All About Sleep is $125 and includes the 1-hour one-on-one virtual session & access to a variety of documents and resources. To register, please submit payment via Venmo to @Ellie-Lindenmayer or pay via PayPal below (+3% processing fee).

BOOK YOUR CLASS TODAY!

BIRTHING BASICS

NEWBORN CARE

BREASTFEEDING

ALL ABOUT SLEEP

Cancellation policy: Services can be canceled for a credit for any Joyful Birthing & Beyond service if cancellation is received with at least a 24-hour notice. Services canceled with less than 24-hour notice will not be credited or refunded.