Below are some of the ongoing classes and workshops hosted or facilitated by Art of Birthing Center / Art of Nursing Care, Inc.
Please select a link for descriptions and how to register / pay for the class.
• Essential Oils 101- If you have any interest in natural health and you care about improving your health & that of your loved ones, you won't want to miss it!
doTERRA® harnesses nature's most powerful remedies and provides simple, safe and empowering solutions that enhance well-being. doTERRA®'s pure essential oils are revolutionizing the way families manage their health!
You will learn:
-What essential oils are
-The various grades of essential oils – what’s important?
-How to use and apply essential oils?
-How to incorporate essential oils into your everyday life for optimal health.
-How essential oils can support your body during pregnancy, birth & postpartum with your baby's needs.
-And much much more
• Green Home Cleaning Workshop - Learn about Green Home Cleaning with essential oils and natural ingredients.
• Some women start Prenatal Yoga the moment they find out they’re pregnant, others discover it in their last month. These friendly, strengthening, heart-opening drop-in classes will help you feel great, no matter where you are on your journey. Prenatal Yoga is safe for any trimester, and perfect for any level of yoga experience from raw beginner onward.
• Mom Yoga + Baby is a super fun, small, friendly class where mama gets to start getting her body back in between feeds and changes. Come do what you can and enjoy some time with your breath, your baby and other moms.
Method is a system of movement designed to expand the flexibility and strength of your core and whole body. It uses counterweights and movements that are designed to expand the body’s reach and unwind to relieve stress tension and promote wellness. When used during pregnancy and postpartum it can enhance your body’s ability to give birth naturally as well as heal from the birth process. It uses breath and movement together to achieve strength and flexibility. This is a life enhancing foundation practice that helps you maintain healthy flexibility. To learn more about this method, visit https://www.gyrotonic.com/about/gyrotonic-method/
Contact: (424) 835-4186 or Email: email@example.com
La Leche League's goal is to provide you with current and accurate information on breastfeeding as well as mother-to-mother support. Free monthly meetings are led by La Leche League Leaders -- volunteers who have nursed their own babies and have been trained and accredited by La Leche League International to help mothers and mothers-to-be with breastfeeding as well as matters related to the breastfeeding relationship.
Contact: Susan at 310-454-2251 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Being a doula is such a rewarding career. The satisfaction we get from the work is endless. To help families transition from pregnancy to parenthood, feeling reassured and supported, is part of the doula's job description.
If you are looking for an inspiring career in maternity care or a new professional development to add to your current career, please consider a DONA International postpartum doula workshop with one of the most experienced postpartum doulas in Southern CA. This is a 27 hour (7 week series workshop).
Topics covered include:
· The Role of the Postpartum Doula
· Newborn Care
· Lactation Support
· Postpartum Physical Changes
· Business Management & Marketing
· Effective Communication
· Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders
· Loss & Grief
· Multiples & Preemies
· Resource and Referral List Development
· DONA Postpartum Doula Certification Requirements
Part of your requirement for certification is a prenatal breastfeeding class. HeadFirst is offering a 4 hour breastfeeding class, taught by an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) that meets thatrequirement for certification. For more information about our breastfeeding class for doulas, please visit our calendar page or on our contact page.
Contact: email: Yana Katzap-Nackman Yana@headfirstdoulas.net
To Register: See Calendar event
Price: $450 for workshop or $500/workshop+breastfeeding class, for doulas who want to attend the breastfeeding class only, the fee is $75/participant
Description: In our 4 week class, you will learn the techniques and benefits of infant massage, developing and deepening your bond with your child. You’ll be empowered as a parent, gaining the skills to aid symptoms of colic, teething and constipation, as well as encouraging better sleep for your baby. We offer this class to parents with children up to 1 year of age.
Location: Art of Birthing Center, 3013 Washington Blvd., Marina del Rey, CA 90292 - upstairs studio
Register at: Email: email@example.com
METHOD is a system of movement designed to expand the flexibility and strength of your core and whole body. It uses counter weights and movements that are designed to expand the body’s reach and unwind to relieve stress tension and promote wellness. When used during pregnancy and post partum it can enhance your bodies ability to give birth naturally as well as heal from the birth process. It uses breath and movement together to achieve strength and flexibility. This is a life enhancing foundation practice that helps you maintain healthy flexibility.
During our 3 hour class, parents and caregivers will learn about the golden hours after birth and what to hold sacred with regards to infant care and bonding.
Other topics include holding, feeding and burping, diapering, swaddling, bathing, umbilical cord care, nail care, standard newborn testing and procedures, immunizations, holistic care options, and how to communicate with caregivers about your desires and how to promote newborn wellness.
We believe that preparation is key to getting through labor and birth naturally. We will either provide information or refer you to childbirth education that will help the family prepare for the birth of their new member.
It is important to combine breath work and movement during your preparation. There are many options to accomplish this and you should explore the best option for your pregnancy. Ask us how we can help you find the class that will prepare you for your journey. See our Classes and Workshops for some options we provide.
Our approach to breastfeeding education is based on understanding the newborn’s natural reflexes and the maternal hormonal cocktail that occurs at the time of birth. Anatomy and physiology of the newborn and the breast will be discussed in detail. Ways to support the newborn to self-attach will be discussed. Couples will learn how to know if the baby is latched well and how to know if the baby is getting enough. Couples will learn what to expect in the first days and weeks of breastfeeding.
Topics Covered: How breastfeeding works, latching and positioning, when to feed your baby, self-attachment, and breast care.
Location: Art of Birthing Center
Contact Info: Melanie Wachsman (http://www.doulamellie.com/contact/)
To Register: http://www.doulamellie.com/services/#breast
Price: $60 per couple
Many women choose to have their placenta prepared in order to assist in their recovery postpartum. The results vary from each individual, however, and we cannot guarantee specific results as with any herbal protocol. However, some feedback we have received indicates that it has a tremendous impact on energy levels, feelings of strength and overall well-being, strengthened immune system, restored sex drive, increased milk supply, emotional balancing, halting hair loss, and restoring blood hemoglobin levels back to normal.
A Doula is a person who has education and experience assisting women through the childbirth process. The best Doulas provide emotional support and physical comfort measures during labor and child delivery. We, with our best Doula services, will also help with positioning and movement, which assists in the descent of the baby and pain management for the mother. The best Doulas pay special attention to the woman during labor and will not leave them during the time of baby birth. Doulas are also aware of the memories that a woman will carry with her the child birth experience and promote a positive child birth experience.
Art of Nursing Care, Inc. / Art of Birthing Center Postpartum doulas are women who provide educational and physical support in the home after the birth of your child or children. We provide emotional, physical and breastfeeding support along with practical newborn care. In addition we can assist you in taking care of necessary household tasks such as: grocery shopping; meal preparation, doing the dishes, laundry or tending to the older children. Our postpartum Doulas help ease the transition into motherhood.
We Recommend Doulas for Birth and Postpartum - Please contact Atoosa Benji at: firstname.lastname@example.org