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Class Schedule & Registration

Early Pregnancy Class

1 hour class, Included in registration fee

Thursday, September 25, 10:00am – 11:00am
Tuesday, October 21, 5:00pm – 6:00pm

Natural Childbirth Preparation

4-week series, $230

For due dates between 12/1/14 and 1/1/15
Sundays, September 28 – October 26
1:00pm-4:00pm w/Melissa (**skips 10/12**)

Mondays, October 6 – October 27
5:45pm-8:45pm w/Heather

Saturdays, October 11 – November 1
9:30am-12:30pm w/Melissa

For due dates between 1/1/15 and 2/1/15
Mondays, November 3 – November 24
5:45pm-8:45pm w/Heather

Saturdays, November 8 – November 29
9:30am-12:30pm w/Melissa

Sundays, November 9 – November 30
1:00pm-4:00pm w/Melissa

For due dates between 2/1/15 and 3/1/15
Mondays, December 1 – December 22
5:45pm-8:45pm w/Heather

Saturdays, December 6 – December 27
9:30am-12:30pm w/Melissa

Sundays, December 7 – December 28
1:00pm-4:00pm w/Melissa

Birth at MMC Class

1-time class, $65

For due dates between 11/15/14 and 12/15/14
Friday, October 10
6:00pm-9:00pm w/Melissa

Wednesday, October 22
6:00pm-9:00pm w/ Melissa

For due dates between 12/15/14 and 1/15/15
Wednesday, November 19
6:00pm-9:00pm w/Melissa

Breastfeeding for Parents-to-Be

1-time class, 2 hours, $65

For due dates between 11/15/14 and 12/15/14
Saturday, October 18, 1:00pm-3:00pm
Tuesday, October 21, 6:00pm-8:00pm

For due dates between 12/1/14 and 1/1/15
Saturday, November 1, 1:00pm-3:00pm
Tuesday, November 4, 6:00pm-8:00pm

For due dates between 12/15/14 and 1/15/15
Saturday, November 15, 1:00pm-3:00pm
Tuesday, November 18, 6:00pm-8:00pm

Birth Recovery and Early Newborn Care for Parents-to-Be

1-time class, 2.5 hours, $65

For due dates between 11/15/14 and 12/15/14
Thursday, October 16, 6:00pm-8:30pm
Saturday, October 18, 4:00pm-6:30pm

For due dates between 12/1/14 and 1/1/15
Saturday, November 1, 4:00pm-6:30pm
Thursday, November 6, 6:00pm-8:30pm

For due dates between 12/15/14 and 1/15/15
Saturday, November 15, 4:00pm-6:30pm
Thursday, November 20, 6:00pm-8:30pm

For due dates between 1/1/15 and 2/1/15
Thursday, December 4, 6:00pm-8:30pm
Saturday, December 6, 4:00pm-6:30pm

For due dates between 1/15/15 and 2/15/15
Thursday, December 18, 6:00pm-8:30pm
Saturday, December 20, 4:00pm-6:30pm

Reflexology for Families

1-time class, 1 hour, $10 per family

Call for scheduling.

Baby Wearing

1-time class, 1 hour, $25 for a couple

Thursday, October 16, 4:00pm-5:00pm
Thursday, November 6, 4:00pm-5:00pm
Thursday, November 20, 4:00pm-5:00pm
Thursday, December 4, 4:00pm-5:00pm
Thursday, December 18, 4:00pm-5:00pm

Sleep Support Group

$14 drop-in, multi passes available

Thursday, October 16, 1:30pm-3:00pm
Thursday, October 30, 1:30pm-3:00pm
Friday, November 7, 6:00pm-7:30pm

Birth of a Sibling

$50 per family

Friday, October 17, 6:00pm-8:30pm

Essential Oils in Pregnancy

Free

More Classes Soon!

Cloth Diapering 101

Free, donations accepted

Thursday, November 13, 5:30pm-6:30pm
Sunday, December 7, 4:30pm-5:30pm

Curious About Cloth

$10 per household

Wednesday, October 29, 10:00am-11:00am
Saturday, November 8, 4:00pm-5:00pm

Car Seat Check

$40 per household

Sunday, October 26, 10:00am-11:00am

Natural Birth Control

1-time class, 2.5 hours, $50/person

Wednesday, October 1, 6:00pm-8:30pm
Call 303-274-3606 to register.

Wills & Wellness

1 hour, free

Wednesday, November 5, 6:00 pm
Tuesday, November 25, 6:00 pm

About Our Classes

All classes are held at MMC in Suite 500. We’ve been told we have one of the best class facilities in the Denver area. We have 500 square feet of class room space to spread out and get comfy on big pillows and pads. There is a plush couch, mod seats, yoga balls and a widescreen TV for films and presentations. Two roomy bathrooms are available as well. Free WiFi is available so you can twitter/blog/email friends and family from the class. All our instructors are highly qualified or directly certified in the classes they teach. Mountain Midwifery Center considers education to a critical component of birth and wellness and we take pride in the strength and value of our class offerings. First-time parents are required to take a Natural Childbirth Series, Breastfeeding Class, and Newborn Care Class.

  • Schedule your classes between 24 and 28 weeks in your pregnancy to ensure that you have completed your required classes by the start of your 36th week.
  • There is NO waitlist for FULL classes. Please choose another date.
  • Payment is due upon registration.
  • Parents with CHP+ or Medicaid please call for registration instructions.
  • Getting childcare prior to a class is strongly advised as the attention of all those who attend need to be focused and not distracted.

Early Pregnancy Class

1 hour class, Included in registration fee

A one time, one hour class, price included in the registration fee. The Early Pregnancy class is for expecting parents in their first trimester. This class can be taken at any time, even prior to your first visit, but should be taken before the second appointment. It is good information for both mothers and partners, but it is not a mandatory class. This class will cover topics such as: maternity billing and birth center financial policies, discomforts of early pregnancy and self help remedies, diet and exercise in in the first trimester, screening and diagnostic tests.

Natural Childbirth Preparation

4-week series, $230

This class is a requirement of new, first-time parents at MMC. Please note, at this time these classes are closed to the general public. We apologize for the inconvenience, but we must meet the needs of our MMC families first. Thank you for your understanding. Participants will learn and discuss a variety of topics including: how to ease late pregnancy discomforts, optimal fetal positioning in both pregnancy and labor, the progress of labor and navigating the “what-ifs” of birth. This class will also spend time reviewing a variety of various relaxation and comfort measures including the importance of breath in labor and positioning. Content will also review what birth at MMC can look like in addition to discussing the importance of the partner at the birth, what they can expect and how to best support a laboring woman through a variety of techniques. We recommend starting the class between 28 and 32 weeks of pregnancy (to complete by 36 weeks).

When we ask MMC parents-to-be to take a childbirth preparation class, this class gets our highest recommendation. The class was created by Heather Scott, a certified childbirth instructor and doula for over seven years in the community and currently works at MMC. All classes are taught by either Heather or Melissa Force, experienced certified childbirth instructors.

Birth at MMC Class

1-time class, $65

This one time class is required for families who are having their second to fifth child and are planning their first out-of-hospital birth. This class can also be taken by first-time families transferring care to us and have taken a hospital based class series or a class series outside of MMC. This class is recommended but not required for families whose last birth has been over a year at MMC. This will be a time to review the progression of labor, what birth at MMC is like; what is normal birth for MMC and what falls outside of normal and how it is supported. This is also a time for couples to practice comfort measures and coping techniques for labor in the birth rooms. Content is also directed at partners regarding how to support mom during the early labor phase at home, what to look for while laboring at home, and when to be calling the midwives. We ask you to take it before 36 weeks of pregnancy. A recent participant said, “We really found this refresher class to be useful information. We came in feeling like it was just a requirement but came away with new information and questions answered that we didn’t even know we had! Thanks!”

*3 couples must be registered in order for the class to meet. Please arrange childcare for your current child(ren).

Breastfeeding for Parents-to-Be with Amanda Ogden

1-time class, 2 hours, $65

This is a required class for first-time parents. We ask that you attend it between 32 and 36 weeks of pregnancy. A time to learn and discuss various aspects of breastfeeding including: how to establish a good latch, baby-led latch, positioning, how to tell if you baby is feeding well and ways to overcome common challenges. This class also incorporates information that is helpful for dads and partners of breastfeeding mom to know and watch for. All of our classes are taught by certified instructors and IBCLCs. Dads or partners are required to attend!

Birth Recovery and Early Newborn Care for Parents-to-Be with Heather Thompson

1 class, 2.5 hours, $65

This is a required class for first-time parents. We ask you to attend it between 32 and 36 weeks of pregnancy. This class covers care for baby and mother in the immediate post partum period, basic newborn care (bathing, dressing, diapering) as well as logistical and emotional elements of the first few weeks of being new parents. In addition to discussing the importance of a “babymoon,” recruiting help with household chores after baby arrives in order to make the transition easier, parents will be taught warning signs in various health areas including cord care, urination/bowel movements, skin care and more. Dads or partners arerequired to attend!

Reflexology for Families with Mattie Tezak, Certified Reflexologist

1 class, 1 hour, $10 per family (one child per caregiver)

Mattie is a Certified Reflexologist through the Healing Hands and Feet program at Red Rock CC and mom of two. This hands-on course introduces you to basic Reflexology massage techniques. You will gain another skill to calm, comfort, and bond with your infant, toddler, and child. Reflexology focuses on pressure points on the ears, hands, and feet, which correspond with body systems and cause them to relax and rebalance. You will go home with hand-outs for future reference and a happy child! Call for scheduling.

Baby Wearing with Heather Thompson

1 class, 1 hour, $25 for a couple

Learn how to wear your baby! This class will help you choose a baby carrier that fits your lifestyle and personality as well as improve the use of carriers you may already own. You can take this class before your baby is born, when you’ve got your teeny one in your arms, or when that little one is not as little. Heather will help you find the right carrier for every stage of baby/kid-wearing!

Sleep Support Group

$14 drop-in, multi passes available

Feeling sleep deprived? You are not alone. This group is to help bring to light the reality of sleep when you have an infant or toddler. Our culture puts too much emphasis on infants sleeping though the night. When your child is still waking, a sense of shame and guilt can make it difficult to get the help and support you want or need. Offered by Mountain Midwifery Mamas group.

Birth of a Sibling

$50 per family

How do you make sure your child is ready to be a sibling and welcome new baby? Becoming a big brother or big sister is a big transition. Without good preparation new big sisters and brothers can struggle with regression, acting out, aggression, and jealousy. Join Patience Bleskan, MA in this class to learn the few simple things that make a big difference in the happy growth of your family. We will go over information on preparing for the birth, changes to schedule, meeting the needs of more than one child, and on supporting healthy sibling relationships.

Patience Bleskan is a child development specialist who has been working with families for over ten years. She highly respects the uniqueness of every parent and child and strives to help each family find the parenting approach and style that works for them. Please RSVP here. Check out The Family Room for more great community gatherings!

Essential Oils in Pregnancy with Summer Tenney

Free

Learn about natural ways to optimize your health and lower the risk for complications in pregnancy and childbirth. There is no charge for this class. Please RSVP by email.

Cloth Diapering 101 with Amanda of Bundle Baby Shop

Free, donations accepted

Learn the ins and outs of using a variety of cloth options to diaper your little one! There is no charge for this class, but donations are accepted. Please RSVP by email or call 303-443-9416. Check out her Bundle Facebook page for more info.

Curious About Cloth with Nicole Edwards

$10 per household

Curious About Cloth with Nicole Edwards, previously with The Giggling Green Bean and now with Denver Natural Mom and Tiny Chirp, Nicole will be hosting a cloth diaper class to go over all the basics of modern cloth diapering. This class will cover:
– 6 different styles of cloth diapers including demonstration of use, unique characteristics and tips, and pros/cons of each style
– cloth diapering accessories
– care and wash instructions
– recommendations on how to get started
This is a great opportunity to get all your questions answered by an expert. Get your hands on all the different styles of diapers and accessories, and even try them out on our demo baby! Also a great way to connect with other parents or caregivers interested in cloth diapering. RSVP here.
The class is $10 per household. Parents, caregivers, and babes in arms are welcome.

Car Seat Check

$40 per household

Learn about the latest car seat regulations, the safe ways to install seats in your vehicle, different types of car seats which would suit your needs PLUS set up an optional individual car seat “safety check” with a tech. RSVP here through denvernaturalmom.com! **SPECIAL PRICING IF YOU SIGN UP BEFORE OCT 10!**

Natural Birth Control with Colleen Flowers

1 class, 2.5 hours, $50/person (your non-charting partner is encouraged to attend with you for free!)

The Sympto-Thermal Fertility Awareness Method (also known as FAM or Natural Family Planning – NFP) allows a woman to confidently and effectively avoid pregnancy without using synthetic hormones or devices by recording and interpreting the changes in her cervical fluid, morning temperature, and cervical position. To register, please call Colleen at 303-274-3606. (Yes! You can learn this method while breastfeeding and/or postpartum, and babes-in-arms are welcome in the class!)

Preconception with Colleen Flowers

1 class, 2.5 hours, $60/person (your non-charting partner is encouraged to attend with you for free!)

Colleen, a Fertility Awareness Educator certified by Justisse as a Holistic Reproductive Health Practitioner, will teach you how to chart your cycle with the Fertility Awareness Method when trying to get pregnant! Now you’ll be able to know which days of your cycle will lead to a pregnancy and which days won’t, receive suggestions for naturally improving you and your partner’s fertility, and learn more information about alternative fertility methods and practitioners.

Wills & Wellness with Bonnie Bowles

1 hour free information session with registration

Bonnie is a Personal Family Lawyer and Mountain Midwifery mom who focuses on estate planning for growing families. In this class you’ll find out in an approachable and friendly way about making a will, choosing your child’s guardian for both long-term and short-term, and ensuring your assets are protected for from probate and fees. Please register with Bonnie by calling 720-266-8190 or email.

Doula Training: Advanced Practice Birth Support

This program is designed and implemented in partnership with Mountain Midwifery Center. It includes hands-on training with birth center families, advanced practice topics for trained birth professionals, and orientation specific to Mountain Midwifery Center. Participants will engage in classroom, on-site, and online activities. For more information please visit Cocoon Birth or email Heather.