GET READY FOR ALL THINGS BIRTH & BABY!
Joyful Birthing offers a series of private classes for those families seeking preparation for birth, baby, and/or breastfeeding. All classes are taught virtually by Ellie Lindenmayer, founder of Joyful Birthing & Beyond, and include a professionally designed presentation, video demonstrations, and live-on-one-on interaction. Each class can be catered to your unique preferences, schedule, and situation.
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. She will help to ensure that you feel empowered, prepared, and confident as you embark upon this time in your life.
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 three, 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.
Birthing 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
Transition: As Labor Advances
Pain Management Options
2nd Stage: Pushing, How to Avoid Tearing & Delivery
Optimal Cord Clamping
The Magical Hours
Birthing Basics is $300 and includes the 2-hour, one-on-one session, access to a variety of documents and resources including Joyful Birthing’s recommended “Birth Wishes”, Must-Have Hospital Bag Items, and best practices for the early newborn days for feeding, sleep, and postpartum care.
Prepare for breastfeeding success before baby with this 90-minute private, virtual class catered around the needs of your schedule. Classes are taught 1:1 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
Understanding the Optimal Diet for Breastfeeding
Breastfeeding Preparation is $200 and includes the 90-minute one-on-one virtual session & access to a variety of documents and resources.
ALL ABOUT SLEEP
This 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 $150 and includes the 1-hour one-on-one virtual session & access to a variety of documents and resources.
Cancellation policy: Classes can be canceled for a credit for any Joyful Birthing & Beyond service if cancellation is received with at least a 24-hour notice. Classes canceled with less than 24-hour notice will not be credited or refunded.