Classes

Luminous Postpartum offers several classes to help ease new parents into their new role and classes for doulas to enhance their training and understanding of the postpartum period. Be sure to check back here often as new classes may be added!

Classes for Parents

Babymoon: Preparing for Baby and Postpartum

ba·by·moon (ˈbābēˌmo͞on/)
noun
informal
1. a period of time following the birth of a baby during which the new parents can focus on establishing a bond with their child. “A babymoon is regarded as a crucial time for a family to establish itself.”

Designed to help you navigate the postpartum, this is 4.5 hour class is taken prenatally, ideally between 30-35 weeks. We will cover postpartum planning and support; changing identity, roles and relationships; breastfeeding; infant needs, cues and soothing techniques; sleep scenarios; and more!

This class is offered at Homegrown Babies Childbirth Education and Doula Services (201 Charlotte St. Asheville, NC 28801).

Register Now!

Breastfeeding

They say the only way to avoid breastfeeding troubles is to take prenatal education on the subject! Join me for a three-hour introduction to breastfeeding class. This class is designed to be taken during pregnancy, but feel free to come after baby arrives if you missed out! Class is geared primarily toward birthing/breastfeeding mamas, but partners are welcome if interested. If your partner would like to come, there is no addisional cost, but please email me to let me know (to be sure we hold enough space in the classroom!)

In this three-hour class we will cover essential breastfeeding information to establish a solid foundation for success! Topics will include

  • normal newborn rhythms
  • feeding cues
  • latch and positioning
  • the physiology of nursing
  • breastfeeding and sleep
  • manual expression and pumping
  • how to store milk
  • going back to work
  • basic problem solving
  • when and where to get help
  • …and more!

This class is offered at Homegrown Babies Childbirth Education and Doula Services (201 Charlotte St. Asheville, NC 28801).

Register Now! 

Classes for Doulas

Breastfeeding for Doulas and Perinatal Professionals

This class is geared toward doulas but open to all birth and postpartum professionals, and fulfills the breastfeeding prerequisite for certification through DONA.

Topics include: benefits of breastfeeding, anatomy and physiology, cue-based feeding, common challenges, the doula’s role in supporting breastfeeding, scope of practice, and much more.

Class is intercative with lots of role playing and activites; please come prepared to engage and move!

Offered Saturday, September 29, 2018; 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Register Now!

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