"I think one of the best things we could do would be to help...families discover their own birth power, from within themselves. And to let them know it's always been there, they just needed to tap into it." ~John H. Kennell, MD

We recommend our group class for most people. It's an amazing way to connect with other like-minded families and our students learn so much from one another. But if you can't make a group class work in your schedule, if you're on bedrest or if you're looking for a short refresher class, we also offer these options: 

Best of Natural Birth - Private Series

This three-class session hits the highlights of our eight-week series. We'll spend time at our office reviewing stages of labor, comfort measures, positions, advocacy, the role of the birth partner, unexpected situations and more. Each class is two hours long, for a total of six hours of private instruction, customized to your needs. This class is helpful for both first-time parents and those with other children. Classes in your home are available for an additional fee. $360/family


VBAC Consultation

If you had a cesarean birth last time and you're planning to VBAC with this pregnancy, we'd love to help! During this two-hour session we will review the circumstances that led to your cesarean and strategize the best way to maximize your chances of a successful VBAC. You'll learn about what to expect for a VBAC (in the hospital or at home) and also how to prepare for a more positive cesarean experience if that becomes necessary. $120/family


Planned Cesarean Consultation

Are you having a cesarean birth? We can help you know all of your options (yes, there are options with a cesarean)! Spend two hours with Jessica talking about how to have a mother-friendly, baby-friendly cesarean. We'll cover tips for both the birthing woman and her partner to help make it a great birth. $120/family


Best of Natural Birth - Refresher

Ready for baby #2 or more? This private class is ideal for families who have already had a natural birth or who have taken a full series of our natural birth class with a previous baby. (If you don't meet those criteria, you're best suited to taking our full eight-week series or the three-class private series mentioned above.) We'll talk about your previous birth and how things typically differ with subsequent births. Families often like to review stages of labor, comfort measures, positions and unexpected situations. This is a great opportunity to spend some time together focusing on the new baby and preparing for your birth! We offer two refresher options: 

One two-hour refresher class: $120

Two-class refresher series (total of four hours): $240

Ready to schedule your private class? Call Jessica at (269) 598-1488 or e-mail jessica@birthkalamazoo.com

Private Classes