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Preparing couples in the metro KC area for an amazing birth

© 2019 by Blossom + Bloom Birth Services. Proudly created with Wix.com

"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

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 two year old daughter and our fur baby, Lilly. We have fallen in love with Kansas, which is something I never thought I would say! We are now expecting our second baby girl who is due to join our family in December! 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 childbirth education business, 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. 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 there is a class for you! I would love to be apart 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 with me, please contact me! If you are not local to Kansas City, reach out to me and we can find something that works for you. 

 

RK Arts Studio

 

Class Descriptions

Birth Boot Camp
Comprehensive: Complete Preparation for an Amazing Birth

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 week period

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

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

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

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

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 week period

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

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.

 

Community Resources

Doulas:

Monica Drake
DONA, StillBirthDay (Still a Birthday, birth in any trimester)  
Monica Drake Birth Doula

Mariam Self

Placenta Encapsulation 
Perfect Peace Doula Services