Virtual Classes

Joyful Birthing offers a series of Virtual 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 Virtual Classes are taught by Ellie Lindenmayer, founder of Joyful Birthing, childbirth educator, birth doula, lactation counselor, mother, and Family Guide at Cleo.

Virtual classes are held through a video-platform (such as Zoom or Hangouts) and include a professionally designed Keynote presentation, video demonstrations, and live on-one-on interaction. Ellie brings 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!

BASICS OF BIRTH

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, virtual offering Basics of Birth is for you!

Joyful Birthing offers a 2-hour virtual class (or in person, if you prefer) catered around your schedule and needs to help you prepare childbirth. Classes are taught by Ellie Lindenmayer- mother of two, certified childbirth educator, birth doula, and lactation counselor. 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.

Basics of Birth 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

Birthing Environment

Coping Techniques

Labor Positions

Transition: As Labor Advances

Pain Management Options

2nd Stage: Pushing & Delivery

Delayed Cord Clamping

The Magical Hours

Selecting Your Provider

The Gentle Cesarean / Family-Centered Cesarean

Prenatal Checklist: Birth Preferences, Optimal Fetal Positioning & Hospital Bag

Natural Ways to Encourage Labor

How to Achieve Optimal Fetal Positioning

Basics of Birth is $175 and includes the 2 hour one-on-one virtual session, access to a variety of documents and resources, and two weeks of follow-up support via email. To register, please submit payment via Venmo to @Ellie-Lindenmayer or use the PayPal button on the Classes page. As soon as payment is received, Ellie will contact you to schedule your class.

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 tecnhniques! 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-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

Understanding the Fourth Trimester

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

Kangaroo Care

Babywearing

Bathing Techniques & Practices Your Baby will Love

Diapering

Understanding Infant Poop

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

Must Have Baby Gear

Newborn Care is $85 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 use the PayPal button (+3% processing fee) on the Classes page. As soon as payment is received, Ellie will contact you to schedule your class.

BREASTFEEDING PREPARATION

This private, virtual class will prepare you for a successful breastfeeding relationship, starting at the time of birth. Learn what to expect in the first few days and weeks, how to optimize your milk supply, how to read your baby’s hunger cues, proper positioning and latching techniques, how to optimize the health benefits of breastfeeding to baby and mom in the first six months, common myths about breastfeeding, and how to avoid common problems, such as sore nipples, engorgement, and early weaning.

Joyful Birthing offers a one hour virtual Precatered 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-information, practical tips, and need-to-know information so that you are ready to meet your newborn’s needs from day 1.

Prenatal Breastfeeding Preparation covers the following content:

Finding the perfect latch, with video demonstrations

Interactive positioning demonstrations, including the football hold, cross-carry, and natural positions

Common myths & misconceptions that you may even hear from hospital staff or your pediatrician regarding pacifier use, jaundice, glucose levels, alcohol & medication use, putting your baby on a schedule, nipple shields, and supplementation.

Identification of hunger cues & the importance of skin-to-skin contact

How to effectively address common troubles, including engorgement, over supply, and nipple pain

The stages of lactation, colostrum, transitional milk, and how to know when your milk has come in

How to safely enjoy a glass of wine without having to “pump ‘n dump”

Recommendations on nipple creams, using the pump, and when to introduce the pacifier

Preparing to return to work with a breastfeeding baby

Feeding solutions to try before considering formula; an overview of the safest formulas available on the market today.

Prenatal Breastfeeding Preparation is $85 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 To register, please submit payment via Venmo to @Ellie-Lindenmayer or use the PayPal button on the Classes page. As soon as payment is received, Ellie will contact you to schedule your class.

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