Our Classes, Workshops, & upcoming Events

All offerings are available to any pregnant person (you don't have to be our doula client!), and partners are encouraged to join for free.

CLASS

Preparing For Childbirth - Lamaze

$175/class

Next class starts August 3, 2021

Our online childbirth education class is 12 hours of instruction, broken up into sessions.  This is a group class, over Zoom. 

This class is taught by Bria (Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator).  The goal is to teach you everything you need to know about birth so that you can create a plan for what you want your birth to look like, and prepare for unexpected changes.  We'll cover all of your options - not just your hospital "policies". 

Agenda:

  • Part 1: learn about pregnancy, and begin prepping for labor and the idea of pain. 

  • Part 2: review physiological birth (what to expect if your body just does its thing - with no interventions), and non-medical comfort measures.

  • Part 3: let's talk about options and possibilities for medical interventions, including inductions, pain meds, and Cesareans.

  • Part 4: what to expect after baby is born - birth of the placenta, newborn procedures, breast/chest feeding, and postpartum.

While class can be taken any time during pregnancy, we recommend trying to schedule it between 26-36 weeks. 

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WORKSHOP

Preparing for Postpartum Workshop

$50/workshop

Our workshops are 1-session, 3-hours long.  Currently, these are offered in person, in Minneapolis.

Everyone prepares for birth, and the baby... but we often forget to prepare for our own postpartum journey!  This workshop is focused on the needs of the parents.

  • Healing: bleeding, cramping, tearing, incisions, and diastasis recti. 

  • Physical needs: an extended rest period, nourishing food, loving touch.

  • Emotional needs: asking for help, postpartum mood disorders, maintaining your relationship with your partner, and new personal identities.

Upcoming Workshop: July 27, 6pm - 9pm CST

WORKSHOP

Lactation Workshop

$50/workshop

Our online workshops are 1-session, 3-hours long.  Currently, these are offered in a group setting over Zoom..

This workshop will go over all of the breast/chest feeding basics, pumping, and bottles.  We will guide you in developing a feeding plan for you and your baby.

Upcoming Workshop: July 14th, 6pm - 9pm CST

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WORKSHOP

Newborn Basics Workshop

$50/workshop

Our workshops are 1-session, 3-hours long.  Currently, these are offered in person, in Minneapolis.

The goal of this workshop is to teach you how to care for a newborn.  We'll cover:

  • Physical needs: sleep, eat, poop, bathe, dress.

  • Emotional needs: comfort, stimulation, etc.

  • Safety: car seats, babywearing, etc.

Upcoming Workshop: July 17th, 9am - Noon CST

EVENT

Parent Group

Free!

An informal space for pregnant or newly postpartum parents to connect, find community, and ask questions of each other or one of our doulas.

We meet weekly, virtually.  Attendees are not required to be Bright Earth Doulas clients.  Join whenever you can!

Schedule: every Thursday, 10am - 11am CST

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