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Mindful Childbirth
Childbirth can be one of the most empowering, life-changing experiences in a woman's life. This course helps parents prepare for childbirth, maintain comfort during labor and make informed decisions around the birth of their child, while respecting that each family's choices and desires are different.

In this 3-week childbirth educational course which meets once a week, expectant moms and their partners will prepare for labor, learn what happens during labor physically and emotionally, and how to nourish and comfort yourselves during pregnancy, labor and postpartum recovery. We practice many different techniques for coping with labor, including labor positions, relaxation, guided imagery, theories of a calm birth, and various comfort measures. The class also includes discussion of Informed Choice, common interventions, pain relief options (pharmacological and non-pharmacological), and hospital birth, birth center birth and home birth.

This fun interactive childbirth education series will prepare expectant parents for birth. Beyond typical hospital procedures and policies, this evidence-based, CAPPA certified class will give you the tools to manage labor and all that comes with it to create the best possible birth experience for your family. Breastfeeding will "briefly" be discussed, but taking a class focused on this specific topic is encouraged.

Expectant mothers should attend with their partners. Handouts and a workbook are included. Class size is limited to ensure all students leave feeling prepared for this important life event!

Sweet Beginnings has crafted and designed the only 3 week childbirth series in Denver and the surrounding area and we are so proud that over the years we have seen this class grow and know that with our hard work and dedication, your family gains the knowledge, education and empowerment to make informed decisions about your little ones upcoming arrival.

  • Class Investment: $125 for our 3 week series.
  • A minimum of 2 couples is required to hold this workshop. If you are unable to attend our 3-week Mindful Childbirth Educational Series, please note that we do provide a one-day intensive Mindful Childbirth Education Express Class.
  • If you are interested in educating yourself on Breastfeeding and Newborn Care, see our Value Packages for class discounts.

* Dates: Monday Evenings from 6:30pm-9:30pm (3 week series)

The Bradley Method
The Bradley Method® is one of the most comprehensive childbirth classes available, covering all aspects of pregnancy, labor, birth, and postpartum. These classes will provide preparation for natural childbirth while cultivating acceptance of all outcomes. I will present to you a consumer-oriented, woman and family-centered approach, which emphasizes meeting challenges and nurturing yourselves and your baby for the best possible start in your child's life.

The Bradley Method® is a 12 week course and is focused toward couples who want to educate themselves about the birth process and whose goal is a natural, gentle childbirth.

Classes focus on:

  • Exercise and Nutrition
  • Stages of Labor Trusting your body during the labor process
  • Relaxation and Visualization
  • Pros, cons, and alternatives to medical interventions
  • Creating a birth plan
  • Preparing for unexpected situations
  • Breastfeeding
  • Postpartum Recovery and Newborn care

Classes are supplemented with videos, visual aids, and hands-on practice.

  • Class Investment : $300 for our 12 weeks of classes.

Bradley Schedule 2014 

January 29 - April 23

April 30 - July 23

July 30 - October 22

October 29 - Feb 11

Birth by Hypnosis

This is not your average "hypnobirthing" class. It blends the best techniques & traditions together to provide a comprehensive hypno-childbirth class. Hypnosis, used during labor & birth, has proven to create a more calm, relaxed, empowered and present birthing experience! If your goal is a more natural & joyful birth experience this class is for you. During this 5 week series we will explore the your expectations & understanding of childbirth, provide you with a clear understanding of the labor & birthing phases, debunk common myths, teach you how to work with and release tension & fear, and most importantly, we will give you the tools to have a more empowered, joyful, pain-free and natural birth.

Benefits of using Birth by Hypnosis include:

  • Increased comfort and awareness during the labor & birth process
  • Greater satisfaction with their birth experience, often resulting in an easier postpartum transition.
  • Reduced requests for drugs of any kind, which means less risk of side effects for you and your baby.
  • Hypno-mothers have shorter labors since there is less resistance of the birthing muscles when pain and fear are minimized or eliminated.
  • Hypno-Moms generally have much more energy throughout first and second stage, due to total relaxation throughout the birthing process.
  • A more calm and peaceful birthing environment.
  • More effective and easy communication during birth
  • Breech and posterior babies can be turned using hypnosis.
  • Blood pressure, heart rate, and temperature can be lowered and nausea, back and hip pain eliminated with hypnosis during pregnancy and labor.
  • Fewer interventions & complications.
  • A deep release of labor, birth & postpartum fears, which helps you feel more calm, confident & comfortable.
  • A deep sense of trust in your body and the birthing process. 

* Class investment: $450 for our 5 week Private Session

Coaches Corner Workshop  (Daddies ONLY)

This is a must for all daddies-to-be!

This one-time INFORMAL class is designed for expectant fathers and is for Daddies Only. An experienced dad (dad of 3) along w/ a newbie dad (little one under a year) co-facilitate this class that emphasizes the important roles of the new dad.

During this class, we touch on the simple basics of your newborn when it comes to feeding, holding, crying and sleeping.

Please note, again this is an informal class setting where there is no handouts, worksheets or homework. It is a class we designed for daddies knowing they are looking for an outlet and needed some empowerment on their own that they are going to be amazing. We as mommas know how important it is to have you by our side and we may not always show it or display it so we would like dads to understand that other daddies are feeling the same and w/o women present, you can be more open w/ your "guy" talk and certain topics. Daddies need an outlet just as much as mommies and we understand!

As a “coach”, you’re going to be educated and empowered more in the understanding of fatherhood to better yourself and your family relationships. We will discuss topics as:

What kind of father will YOU be?

Forming a new family

Birth and bonding for YOU as the dad

Troubleshooting your crying newborn

Work and family balance

Caring for a new mom

Your role as a protector

All is a safe environment.

Please register under the new Dad's name.

* Class Investment: $20 (2 hour class)

   Limited space, so must register early

Date: Wednesday evening from 7pm-9pm

Purposeful Pregnancy Workshop

*How do you know that the care provider your friend recommended is the right one for you? 

*Can you name the best studied herbs for decreasing nausea and relieving heartburn in pregnancy?

*Did you know that the emotions you feel on a daily basis directly impact your baby's brain and development?

*Are you familiar with the specific techniques and positions that a women can use throughout pregnancy to help to create a faster and easier labor? 

This early pregnancy workshop is designed to assist you in the first exciting months of your pregnancy and help you make the most of these precious nine months.  Our one time class provides education that is not always addressed in standard prenatal visits with your care provider.  Smart nutrition beyond the average recommended daily allowances, unique ways to care and nurture your body and baby, keys to establishing a powerful emotional connection between you and your unborn child, relief of minor discomforts, and choosing the best care provider for you are just some of the topics covered in this valuable class.  Recommended for families from pre-pregnancy to 24 weeks.

Cost: $50 per individual or couple

* Fee includes class materials and a copy of one of the best reviewed parenting books, "The Greatest Pregnancy Ever" by Laurel Wilson and Tracy Wilson Peters (a $20.00 value).

Dates: Every Other Month on Monday Evenings 6pm-8pm

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