Natural childbirth classes Kansas City

Empowering couples in pregnancy, birth, and postpartum

"Whenever and however you give birth,

your experience will impact
your emotions, your mind,
your body, & your spirit

for the rest of your life."

Ina May Gaskin

Birth Boot Camp: Training for an Amazing Hospital Birth

This class is specifically designed for those planning a hospital birth who wants more. More education. More fun. More relaxation and labor practice. More information on interventions, including medicated + cesarean births. They want to be able to make informed decisions as their birth unfolds.

Workbook included.

2.5 hour sessions over 6 week period

Siblings at Birth

The tone for the growing family starts by the way we approach birth as a family. When children are included in the preparation for childbirth with their own birth class, they see the coming baby as a celebration.

Ages 3+

Workbook included (additional available at discounted rate) 
1.5-2 hour class depending on ages

Homecoming: Life with a new recruit

This is your manual to early parenthood! Topics include:

-Breastfeeding (3.5 hour video course included)

-Newborn procedures

-Babywearing

-Safe sleep
-Postpartum topics

-Baby comfort techniques to Workbook included.
4 hour session

About Me + How I Got into the
Birth Profession

I am married to my college sweetheart, Aaron, and we are still new-ish transplants to the Kansas City area from Virginia. We moved here with our now three year old daughter and our fur baby, Lilly. We added another sweet baby girl, Olive, to our family in December 2019.We have fallen in love with Kansas, which is something I never thought I would say!  I was an elementary teacher for about 4 1/2 years and when I had my first baby, I ended up leaving my position mid-year to be a full-time stay at home mom. It is a decision I never regret! In early 2019, I decided to stop thinking about the what-ifs and fears I had about starting my own business in the birth world, and decided to finally just do it! I trained with Birth Boot Camp and am now certified as a Childbirth Educator to teach a variety of classes. I am also certified through BBC as a doula. Whether you are set on a natural birth, having an epidural, wanting a VBAC, or even completely unsure what you envision for your birth, you are welcome here and I have something that will benefit you! I would love to be a part in helping you prepare for the amazing journey you are about to begin! If you are in the Kansas City metro area and are interested in live classes  or having doula support during your pregnancy and birth, please contact me!  I proudly serve couples all over the Kansas City metro area including: Olathe, Lenexa, Shawnee, Gardner, Lee's Summit, and Spring Hill. If you are not local to Kansas City, reach out to me and we can find something that works for you. 

If you are not able to or do not want a doula at your birth, I also offer birth and postpartum planning support to expecting parents! There are SO many things you don't tend to think about (especially with your first baby) in both your birth and 4th trimester but I am here to go over everything you will need to know to prepare for all aspects! Check out the birth and postpartum tab for more information!

Kelly Lipscomb Natural Childbirth Educator Kansas City
 

Cheri Marie Photography

 

Kansas City Childbirth Classes Descriptions

Preparing couples in Kansas City, Olathe, Shawnee, Overland Park, Lenexa, Gardner, Lee's Summit,  Spring Hill and surrounding areas for an amazing birth

Reboot Refresher
Birth Boot Camp: Training for an amazing out-of-hospital birth
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Birth Boot Camp Comprehensive

If you desire an unmedicated birth, are first-time parents, or are preparing for a VBAC, this class will prepare you on all levels - physically, mentally, and emotionally. Workbook included.

Topics include:

- Fitness + nutrition
-Common tests + procedures
-Assembling your birth team
-Relaxation + comfort measures
& so much more!

2.5 hour sessions over 10 weeks

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Hospital Birth Class

This class is specifically designed for those planning a hospital birth who wants more. More education. More fun. More relaxation and labor practice. More information on interventions, including medicated + cesarean births. They want to be able to make informed decisions as their birth unfolds.

Workbook included.

2.5 hour sessions over 6 weeks

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Homecoming: Life With a New Recruit 

This is your manual to early parenthood! Topics include:

-Breastfeeding (3.5 hour video course included)

-Newborn procedures

-Babywearing

-Safe sleep
-Postpartum topics

-Baby comfort techniques to Workbook included.
4 hour session

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One Day Birth Class

Whether doing a birth center, homebirth, or hospital birth, this is the PERFECT childbirth class for the busy couple who also wants an EMPOWERING birth experience.
We will cover a variety of topics to help you make informed decisions throughout your pregnancy and birth.
Topics include:
Basic nutrition and exercise to stay low-risk
Stages of labor
Labor and pushing positions
Comfort Measures and Pain Management
and so much more!

Class time is 6 hours.

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Out of Hospital Birth Class

If you are planning to have your baby at home or at a freestanding birth center, this class will give you the nuts and bolts of labor. Learn what happens before, during, and after birth, as well as variations of labor and birth videos of out-of-hospital births. While comfort measures and relaxation are taught in this class series, the “Comfort Measures: Amazing Coping Strategies for Labor” workshop compliments this childbirth class nicely.

Workbook included.

2.5 hour sessions over 4 weeks

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Siblings at Birth Class

The tone for the growing family starts by the way we approach birth as a family. When children are included in the preparation for childbirth with their own birth class, they see the coming baby as a celebration.

Ages 3+

Workbook included (additional available at discounted rate) 
1.5-2 hour class depending on ages

Labor of Love Birth Photography and Film

Comfort Measures

This workshop is designed to help both partners build confidence for the big day. You will take in lots of relaxation, comfort measures, massage, imagery for labor, as well as communication skills for labor. This workshop does not replace a childbirth education course. The beautiful workbook that comes with this workshop is one you will want to spend time with for the duration of the pregnancy. Class time approximately 4 hours.

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Reboot Refresher

This class is designed for couples planning their second (or third or fourth) unmedicated birth OR have taken the BBC Comprehensive class in the past. The Reboot Refresher class is tailored just for you to address your particular concerns and needs for your upcoming birth. Workbooks included. 

4 hour session

 

WHAT PEOPLE SAY

"My husband and I did the amazing hospital birth class with Kelly. We are first time parents and this was a great learning experience to better educate ourselves on processes and procedures and what to expect. This class has given us the tools to be able to cope with labor and birthing pains. My husband and I feel way more comfortable going into labor with the tools she has given us. We are seriously so very grateful for everything she has provided us"
-TL

"Kelly is a beautiful soul and so knowledgeable about birth, our options, and comprehensive birth education. She’s kind, professional, and so welcoming. I cannot wait to recommend her to my doula clients, i know they’ll be in fabulous hands!"

-MD

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