All families in the birth center community will participate in the following classes held on-site at Denver Center for Birth & Wellness. These classes were designed to be in alignment with the center’s mission and will ground and prepare families for an optimal birthing experience and healthy transition with their growing family. Please contact us with any questions regarding class requirements based on your previous birthing experiences.
Jacie Gonzales, HypnoBirthing® & Breastfeeding Educator and Birth Assistant, combines her experience as an evidence-based birth education facilitator and the center’s unique culture and mission to deliver a comprehensive, participatory and customized experience for families looking to achieve a natural or birth center birth.
Faith McGinn brings years of experience with emerging families, and is delighted to work with families who are choosing low-intervention care. Faith is a certified labor and delivery nurse, doula, childbirth educator and a board certified lactation consultant (RN, BSN, CD, CLD, ICD, IBCLC, LCCE). As a birth and breastfeeding educator, Faith supports the journey to parenthood with accurate, evidence-based information, warmth and humor. Classes are designed to educate and entertain, to form happy memories and set parents up with realistic expectations. Birth and parenting are hard work and totally doable! We want you to have the most enjoyable and personalized birth experience possible.
Jacie and Faith offer these classes independently as educators and fees and payment arrangements are handled directly with them. For questions about class fees or content, you can reach Jacie at firstname.lastname@example.org or Faith at email@example.com. Classes are open to all expectant families, regardless of their intended place of delivery.
We believe it truly takes a village, and we want to be a part of yours. More than just a birth center or care clinic, Denver Center for Birth and Wellness offers classes on topics ranging from childbirth preparation to meal preparation, crafts, and special events. New mama meet-ups provide an opportunity for moms with new babies to get to know and support one-another (or just to get out of the house!), and we are constantly seeking to provide new opportunities to build togetherness and support amongst families. Have an idea for a class or an event you'd like to see?
This class will help families to expand their knowledge of what is within their control and can help them to achieve a healthy, low-risk pregnancy. Educators will provide families with answers to FAQs and nutrition ideas to make thoughtful eating easier. Parents will be empowered through helpful tips for lifestyle adjustments in order to build confidence in their role as health-supporting parents.
*Parents will gather for one, one hour session. Suggested attendance at approximately 8-12 weeks.
A class for all families new to natural birth. This customized class empowers families to be engaged, aware, healthy, and to make their own choices... We strongly embrace the power of partner support and will focus on well-equipping the partner with numerous tools to be a trusted support and comfort to the mother. Your instructor brings years of true to life experience and an evidence-based curriculum helping each couple to gain the techniques which build trust and confidence and release fear.
*Parents will gather for five, three hour sessions. Suggested attendance at approximately 25-30 weeks.
A class for families that have previously given birth naturally, either in or out-of-hospital. This one time class refresher will reignite your confidence in your innate abilities and strength and refresh your toolkit of skills to utilize for the preparation and birth of your baby.
*Parents will gather for one, three hour session. Suggested attendance at approximately 28-32 weeks.
This class will provide parents with tools for gentle infant care to turn to following birth at the center. Educators will emphasize in-home tools for early discharge, recovery in the home environment, baby and parent bonding and early warning signs to report to baby’s caregiver.
*Parents will gather for one, two hour session. Suggested attendance at approximately 32-36 weeks.
This class will normalize breastfeeding, prepare parents for a healthy and exclusive breastfeeding relationship, and empower parents to manage pitfalls that lead to early cessation of breastfeeding, including return to work. Educators will facilitate breastfeeding empowerment and support by drawing from their years of experience and wisdom supporting parents.
*Parents will gather for one, four hour session. Suggested attendance at approximately 32-36 weeks.
This gathering will facilitate a community space for mothers and their babies to rejuvenate their motherhood pride by receiving and providing support to and from their new mama community. Each week mother’s will have the opportunity to receive lactation support, weigh their baby and ask questions. We believe it truly takes a village - this weekly class will build togetherness and support amongst families!
* Mothers and children will have the opportunity to gather for an hour and a half weekly.