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Classes

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. Most class offerings are open to anyone, not just for families planning to birth at our center. We love supporting the families in our community!

IF YOU ARE PLANNING TO HAVE YOUR BABY AT OUR CENTER, PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING CLASS POLICY:
We encourage all birthing families to take ownership of their own health decisions. Choosing the Birth Center model of care requires you to be informed about the processes for birth, breastfeeding and the postpartum period. For the success and safety of our families, we require you attend some classes here with our instructors. THE PREGNANT CLIENT AND HER CHOSEN SUPPORT PERSON MUST ATTEND CLASS TOGETHER TO BIRTH AT OUR CENTER. THERE ARE NO EXCEPTIONS TO THIS REQUIREMENT. If you are struggling with this requirement please talk to your midwife as soon as possible so we can make arrangements in a timely manner.

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 required as the attention of all those who attend need to be focused and not distracted.

Click on the headings below to find out more about which classes are required or optional.


REQUIRED Classes for First Time Parents

Breastfeeding Building Blocks: Part 1

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. Parents will learn about the health benefits of human milk, babyled breastfeeding, and skin to skin care. The class will focus on how to thrive in the first 72 hours to 2 weeks post partum. Class is interactive, baby dolls will be provided to learn different positions and questions are encouraged! This class also incorporates information that is helpful for partners of breastfeeding moms to know and watch for. All of our Breastfeeding classes are taught by Katie Halverstadt, IBCLC. Partners are required to attend!

For due dates between 3/5/16 and 4/5/16
Tuesday, February 9, 5:30pm – 7:30pm

For due dates between 3/15/16 and 4/15/16
Tuesday, February 16, 5:30pm – 7:30pm

For due dates between 3/25/16 and 4/25/16
Tuesday, March 1, 5:30pm – 7:30pm

For due dates between 4/5/16 and 5/10/16
Saturday, March 12, 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Tuesday, March 15, 5:30pm – 7:30pm

For due dates between 4/30/16 and 5/30/16
Saturday, April 2, 1:00pm – 3:00pm

For due dates 5/5/16 and 6/5/16
Tuesday, April 5, 5:30pm – 7:30pm

For due dates between 5/15/16 and 6/15/16
Tuesday, April 19, 5:30pm – 7:30pm

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

1 class, 2 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. Partners are required to attend!

For due dates between 3/10/16 and 4/10/16
Thursday, February 11, 5:30 – 7:30pm w/ Heather
Saturday, February 13, 4:00pm – 6:00pm w/ Pia

For due dates between 3/15/16 and 4/15/16
Thursday, February 18, 5:30pm – 7:30pm w/ Pia

For due dates between 3/30/16 and 4/30/16
Thursday, March 3, 5:30pm – 7:30pm w/ Pia

For due dates between 4/10/16 and 5/10/16
Thursday, March 17, 5:30pm – 7:30pm w/ Pia

For due dates between 4/15/16 and 5/15/16
Saturday, March 19, 4:00pm – 6:00pm w/ Pia

For due dates between 4/30/16 and 5/30/16
Saturday, April 2, 4:00pm – 6:00pm w/ Pia

For due dates between 5/5/16 and 6/5/16
Thursday, April 7, 5:30pm – 7:30pm w/ Pia

For due dates between 5/20/16/ and 6/20/16
Thursday, April 21, 5:30pm – 7:30pm w/ Pia

Natural Childbirth Preparation for MMC Families

4-week series, $230

This class is a requirement of new, first-time parents at MMC (hospital families, please scroll down for a childbirth series geared specifically to you). 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 partner 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 she is currently a nurse at MMC. All classes are taught by either Heather or Melissa Force, experienced certified childbirth instructors.

For due dates between 3/20/16 and 4/25/16
Mondays, February 8 – 29, 5:45pm – 8:45pm w/ Heather

For due dates between 4/15/16 and 5/20/16
Saturdays, February 27 – March 26, 9:30am – 12:30pm w/ Melissa (skips March 5)
Sundays, February 28 – March 20, 1:00pm – 5:00pm w/ Melissa (three week condensed series, skips March 6)

For due dates between 4/25/16 and 5/30/16
Mondays, March 7 – 28, 5:45pm – 8:45pm w/ Heather

For due dates between 5/20/16/ and 6/25/16
Saturdays, April 2 – April 23, 9:30am – 12:30pm w/ Melissa

For due dates between 5/15/16 and 6/25/16
Sundays, April 3 – April 17, 1:00pm – 4:30pm w/ Melissa (three week condensed series)

For due dates between 5/30/16 and 7/5/16
Mondays, April 11 – May 2, 5:45pm – 8:45pm w/ Heather

36 Week Midwife Chat

The cost of this class is covered by your registration fee.

Schedule your session with our front desk staff. This class will be coupled with your 34 week appointment. This class can be taken as early as 34 weeks, but no later than 36 weeks. You and your partner will check in for a quick 10 min exam with a midwife or nurse, then join the class for discussion. We will review some items discussed in your classes such as when to call the midwife, the birth center rules, emergency rapid childbirth, postpartum visits and more. Prepare to be here approximately 2 hours. The chat is held on Wednesday mornings and Friday afternoons.

REQUIRED Classes for Parents Who Have Had a Baby Elsewhere

Birth at MMC Class

1-time class, 3 hours, $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. 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).

For due dates between 3/25/16 and 4/25/16
Sunday, February 28, 6:00pm – 9:00pm

For due dates between 4/5/16 and 5/5/16
Thursday, March 10, 6:00pm – 9:00pm

For due dates between 4/25/16 and 5/25/16
Wednesday, March 30, 6:00pm – 9:00pm

For due dates between 5/10/16 and 6/10/16
Wednesday, April 13, 6:00pm – 9:00pm 

For due dates between 5/20/16 and 6/20/16
Sunday, April 24, 1:00pm – 4:00pm

36 Week Midwife Chat

The cost of this class is covered by your registration fee.

Schedule your session with our front desk staff. This class will be coupled with your 34 week appointment. This class can be taken as early as 34 weeks, but no later than 36 weeks. You and your partner will check in for a quick 10 min exam with a midwife or nurse, then join the class for discussion. We will review some items discussed in your classes such as when to call the midwife, the birth center rules, emergency rapid childbirth, postpartum visits and more. Prepare to be here approximately 2 hours. The chat is held on Wednesday mornings and Friday afternoons.

REQUIRED Classes for Parents Who Have Had a Baby at MMC

36 Week Midwife Chat

The cost of this class is covered by your registration fee.

Schedule your session with our front desk staff. This class will be coupled with your 34 week appointment. This class can be taken as early as 34 weeks, but no later than 36 weeks. You and your partner will check in for a quick 10 min exam with a midwife or nurse, then join the class for discussion. We will review some items discussed in your classes such as when to call the midwife, the birth center rules, emergency rapid childbirth, postpartum visits and more. Prepare to be here approximately 2 hours. The chat is held on Wednesday mornings and Friday afternoons.

It is not required to take a refresher class to have a subsequent baby at MMC. If you would like to take one, or if it has been more than 5 years since your last birth, we strongly recommend taking the Birth at MMC class.

Birth at MMC Class

1-time class, 3 hours, $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. 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(ten).

For due dates between 3/25/16 and 4/25/16
Sunday, February 28, 6:00pm – 9:00pm

For due dates between 4/5/16 and 5/5/16
Thursday, March 10, 6:00pm – 9:00pm

For due dates between 4/25/16 and 5/25/16
Wednesday, March 30, 6:00pm – 9:00pm

For due dates between 5/10/16 and 6/10/16
Wednesday, April 13, 6:00pm – 9:00pm 

For due dates between 5/20/16 and 6/20/16
Sunday, April 24, 1:00pm – 4:00pm

OPTIONAL Pregnancy & Birth Classes at MMC

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 clients 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.

Thursday, February 25, 4:15pm – 5:15pm with Susan, RN

Childbirth Preparation for Hospital Birthing Families with Melissa Force, CD (DONA)

3-week series, 3 hours each, $240

This class is a 3-week series for hospital birthing families. The participants will discuss and learn a variety of topics including: How to navigate the hospital system to work cohesively with the provider, wise and appropriate use of interventions, optimum fetal positioning, stages of labor and what to expect, tools for partners to help support the laboring woman, relaxation and comfort measures to use throughout the stages of labor, what to expect postpartum, and much more! This class is very interactive and open to questions and discussion. It is open to anyone having a hospital birth, we recommend you complete the class by 35 weeks. There are no children allowed in class. Partners and support team strongly recommended to attend.

The instructor is Melissa Force, CD (DONA). She has been a labor Doula for 5 years and has been teaching childbirth education classes at Mountain Midwifery since 2011. She has a passion for working with families through the journey of pregnancy and birth, and tries to make class both fun and helpful. Email Melissa with any questions.

Wednesday, March 9 – 23, 6:00pm – 9:00pm

Acupressure for Labor and Delivery for Birth Partners w/ Kate Kellogg, L.Ac., Dipl.Ac.

1.5 hours, held monthly, $30

Learn how to provide natural pain relief and promote efficient labor with acupressure. Gain skills that will allow you to be actively involved in your loved one’s birthing experience. This workshop will provide clear instruction and hands-on practice in choosing and finding acupuncture points and applying acupressure effectively. Call or email Kate to register. 303-257-9102. Visit her website for more information about her services.

Sunday, February 28, 10:00am – 11:30am
Tuesday, March 29, 6:00pm – 7:30pm
Tuesday, April 12, 6:00pm – 7:30pm

OPTIONAL Breastfeeding Classes at MMC

Breastfeeding Beyond the Basics: Part 2 with Katie Halverstadt, IBCLC

1-time class, 1 hour, $35, optional, MUST have taken Part 1

This class will cover finding a balance between breastfeeding and pumping/offering a bottle. As well as, information and support for moms who have returned  or will soon return to work. We will be addressing common questions and concerns. Babies, Pumps, and Dads are welcome to attend. Email Katie with questions.
Tuesday, February 16, 4:00pm – 5:00pm
Tuesday, April 19, 4:00pm – 5:00pm

Breastfeeding Support Group

Held four times a month, 1- 2 hours, $10, drop-ins ok

Come in for some breastfeeding support and community building with Katie and Ana, both IBCLCs and our favorite breastfeeding experts! Email Katie or Ana to RSVP or just drop in. $10 cash or check at the door.

Saturday, February 13, 1:30pm – 2:30pm w/ Ana
Tuesday, February 16, 2:30pm – 4:00pm w/ Katie
Thursday, February 25, 1:30pm – 2:30pm w/ Ana

Thursday, March 3, 1:30pm – 2:30pm w/ Ana
Saturday, March 12, 11:30am – 12:30pm w/ Katie (in partner office)
Tuesday, March 15, 4:00pm -5:30pm w/ Katie
Thursday, March 24, 1:30pm – 2:30pm w/ Ana

Saturday, April 2, 11:30am – 12:30pm w/ Katie (in partner office)
Saturday, April 16, 1:30pm – 2:30pm w/ Ana
Tuesday, April 19, 2:30pm – 4:00pm w/ Katie
Thursday, April 28, 1:30pm – 2:30pm w/ Ana

OTHER Parenting, Fitness and Support Classes at MMC

Pelvic Floor Health with N2 Physical Therapy

1 hour class, offered quarterly, $10 per person.

This introductory course that will cover a variety of topics related to your pelvis and pelvic floor muscles. This class will help you understand where and what your pelvic floor muscles are, what happens to them throughout your pregnancy and delivery, and will discuss the most common issues dealt with during and after pregnancy (incontinence, pelvic pain). You will also learn what a pelvic floor therapist is and how we can help! Our main goal is to provided you with the education and knowledge of what is going on with your body pre and post-baby and understand that there are non-surgical options to help you return to your pre-baby self. Email Shelley for registration.

Tuesday, February 23, 5:00pm – 6:00pm
Tuesday, April 26, 5:00pm – 6:00pm

New Mama Nutrition: Good Foods for Good Moods

5 – 1.25 hour sessions, $114

Being a new mom can be exhilarating but exhausting. Your growing baby is likely at the top of your mind, but your own health and well-being are equally important. In this “fourth trimester,” you’re rebalancing your body and moods. This class is intended to help you find your “new normal” and get to feeling like yourself again. The small-group format will allow you to tap into the support of other new moms who are facing the same challenges. Our focus will be on empowerment, self-awareness, and building community while learning about the HOWs, WHYs, and WHAT foods affect the different organs of our bodies, and therefore our physical and emotion states. For any questions, call Christine MacCarroll, NTP: 720-577-5507 or email her.

Mondays, February 22 – March 21,  9:15am – 10:30am

Essential Oil 101 and Safety in Pregnancy with Mattie Tezak

1.5 hours, $10 pre-registration, $15 at the door

In this class, Mattie will provide information on the types of essential oils grades, processing essential oils, proper usage, essential oils that are beneficial for pregnancy, and special considerations. You will learn how to make informed decisions on what oils to use and the safest way to use them. This class is not affiliated with any specific brand of essential oils. Click the date link to email Mattie to sign up.

Friday March 11, 5-6:30 pm

Herbal Medicine 101 and Safety in Pregnancy & Breastfeeding with Mattie Tezak

1.5 hours, $10 pre-registration, $15 at the door

In this class, Matte will provide information on what forms of medicine herbs come in, herbs that are beneficial and safe for pregnancy and breastfeeding, functionality and precautions. You will learn how to make informed decisions on what herbs to use and the safest way to use them. This class is not affiliated with any specific brand of herbs. Click the date link to email Mattie to sign up.

Friday April 15, 5-6:30 pm

Pregnancy and Infant Loss Support Group

Free, held monthly on the 4th Tuesday from 6:30pm – 8:00pm

This group provides a safe space to come and talk about your experiences; cry, be angry or feel whatever you feel AND to hear from others how they are healing and moving forward through and despite the pain of loss. Please do not bring any children. Please share with anyone you think may be interested. This is not only for Mountain Midwifery clients, but for anyone that has experienced a pregnancy loss at any time, be it 4 weeks pregnant or 40 weeks pregnant or an infant loss, whether it’s recent or a long time ago. The group is be led by Karen McClure, Melissa Force, and Alison Gubser and each of them has been through a pregnancy or infant loss or two. We are not licensed or trained professionals in counseling though we are seeking guidance from local resources that are. You can also connect with us and get support from others on our private Facebook group.

If you’d like to connect with one of our group facilitators, please email Alison, Melissa, or Karen or connect with our private Facebook group.

Tuesday, February 23, 6:30pm – 8:00pm
Tuesday, March 22, 6:30pm – 8:00pm

Email Alison to RSVP

Doula Meet & Greet

Free for families, $5 for doulas

Have you ever considered hiring a doula but aren’t sure what they do or how to pick one? We are offering you a free event where you can meet several highly qualified doulas and learn about all about their services. Doulas provide non-medical support services during pregnancy, labor, and the postpartum period. Come get acquianted with their services and meet several doulas. There is no obligation to hire a doula. This event is open to all families regardless of their choice of birthing location. Doulas provide serivces in all locations; home, hospital, and birth center. If you are a local doula, please click the registration link to register.

Saturday, February 20, 3:30pm – 4:30pm

Infant & Pediatric First Aid & CPR with Jessica Nieto, AHA approved instructor

3.5 hours, one time class, $65/person or $115/couple

Jessica is a certified CPR/AED/First Aid instructor for infants, children and adults. She is offering her infant first aid and CPR classes once a month. Other classes are available upon request. Please email her.

Friday, Feb 26, 4:30pm – 8:00pm
Thursday, March 24, 4:30pm – 8:00pm

Email her to register at least one week prior to the class date.

Save a Life CPR Party with Jessica Nieto, AHA Instructor

1-2 hours, $25 per person, family/group discount available, offered when requested

Save a Life CPR Party is for people who want to learn CPR but who do not need a course completion card in CPR. The course is ideal for families with older children, grandparents, babysitters and others interested in learning how to save a life. This CPR course covers new science for CPR, hands-only CPR, child CPR (compressions and breaths), adult and child AED use, infant CPR, and adult, child, and infant choking relief. Email or call Jessica at 720-809-6046 to schedule a party for your family or group at MMC or at your location. You can also follow CPR of the Rockies on Facebook.

Secrets for Stress Free Living with a Young Child AND Raising them to Be their Best Selves by Dr. Ginny Trierweiler

3 – 2 hour session series, $200

This six hour class will be offered over three Wednesday nights in November (4th and 11th) and December (2nd) at Mountain Midwifery Center. The class will cover the qualities of a parent-child relationship that bring out the best in both, as well as increasingly common child-rearing trends parents would be wise to avoid. Participating parents will better understand their young child’s innate intelligence and how best to guide their natural learning drives. The class will cover the keys, and very practical approaches, for raising a child to be intelligent, self-reliant, kind, considerate and emotionally strong. It will also cover approaches for managing some of the challenges of early childhood, such as demanding behavior and tantrums, and will give parents “do’s and don’ts” for raising a child with emotional strength. The break between the second and third sessions allows you to practice the skills at home and report back at the last session. First 10 registrations get a free follow-up call with Dr. Ginny!

Check back for early 2016 dates soon!

Yoga & Fitness classes by Belly Bliss

Your first Belly Bliss class is ALWAYS free, please call them at 303-399-1191 to schedule! If you are a return Belly Bliss client, please use their website to register.

10am-11am BYOB Yoga
12pm – 1pm Belly Yoga
4pm – 5pm Belly Yoga

Power of Pregnancy Prenatal Fitness with Gina Fontaine, CPT

8 week series, $165

Power of Pregnancy is a systematic approach to prenatal fitness whereby the themes for each session progressively build on one another to culminate in a deeper appreciation of your innate ability to give birth.  We will build community each week with a discussion centered on the theme and proceed with a session that includes a warm up, core conditioning, strength training, Yoga, meditation and relaxation. Establish a healthy relationship with your body during pregnancy and your body will work well for you in childbirth. This is your time to thrive, mama!

Check back soon for more dates. Email Gina to inquire about private or group sessions.

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.

At MMC on the third Thursday each month from 1:00 pm- 2:30 pm! Check out The Family Room for more info!

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!

Check back soon for more dates.

Natural Birth Control with FAM while Breastfeeding with Justina Thompson, FAE, RHE

2 hours, 1 workbook, $50 per person or $60 per couple, All Welcome Here, Including Babe-in-Arms.

It’s a myth that a woman can’t get pregnant while breastfeeding–one can! Options for birth control while breastfeeding are limited and things like the low dose Pill and IUD contain synthetic hormones. The Fertility Awareness Method (FAM) can be used as effective & natural birth control while breastfeeding. FAM is based on the observation and charting of scientifically proven fertility signs (cervical fluid, basal body temperature, and cervical position) that determine whether or not a woman is fertile (capable of getting pregnant) on any given day. Partners are encouraged to attend.

Check back soon for more dates or contact Justina for other class options and consults.

Introduction to Fertility Charting with Justina Thompson, FAE, RHE

1 hour, $7 per person or $10 per couple, All Welcome Here, including babes-in-arms

The Fertility Awareness Method (FAM) is a model of fertility charting that can be used for natural birth control that is effective and free from side effects or it can be used to maximize chances of conception via intercourse or insemination. FAM is also a natural health tool that allows a woman to gauge her gynecological health. Common side effects of fertility charting include feeling phenomenally in tune with one’s body! In the intro class, you will learn what FAM is, the pros, cons and benefits, introductory body literacy, and have time for Q & A. All attendees to this intro class get special discount to attend the full FAM Workshop. Click here to register.

Wills & Wellness: Estate Planning Essentials for Parents

1 1/2 hours, free

In this educational and informative talk, Bonnie – Estate Planning Attorney & Organized Mom – will cover what you need to know about making sure your kids are taken care of by the people you want, in the way you want, no matter what. You’ll learn how to protect your children by choosing a guardian, how a will works versus a trust and the benefits and drawbacks of each, and how to preserve your insights, values, stories, and experiences. Bonnie helps you think through these questions using the story and life of a fictional family you’ll come to “know” very well by the end of the talk. Bonnie makes a sensitive topic entertaining!

Newborns and non-crawling infants welcome (please leave crawlers and toddlers with a caregiver). Please RSVP as space is limited. Also, as a talk attendee, you will receive a gift certificate for 10% off any of our estate plan packages, which is potentially $100s in savings!

Wednesday, February 3, 11:30am – 1:00pm

More dates coming soon!

Car Seat Checks by Jennifer Knight, Certified Child Passenger Safety Instructor

By Appointment Only, $20 at MMC or $35 for home visit (within 25 miles of MMC)

Please schedule by emailing Jennifer Knight. Payment is required in advance. She accepts credit cards and paypal.

Financial Empowerment for Growing Families with Lia Baggao, CFP®

Free, one hour

Whether this is your first child or your fifth, planning for the birth of your new bundle of joy comes with a host of financial questions. Join us as we dive into three of the seven Life Priorities and walk through an interactive workbook designed to provide you an actionable plan to help you plan for your new baby, and beyond. Attendees will have the opportunity to schedule a free 1:1 follow-up consultation with Lia. Children welcome. Lia is a Financial Advisor with Merrill Lynch in Cherry Creek. Please RSVP to Lia Baggao, CFP® by email or 720.941.2057.

Check back soon for more dates!

Baby Wearing

1-time class, 1 hour

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!

Check back soon for more dates!

Current Mountain Midwifery Events

Microbirth Documentary Film Screening

Saturday, February 27, 7:00pm – 9:00pm, $10

“Microbirth” is a new 60-minute documentary investigating the latest scientific research about the microscopic events happening during childbirth. These events could have life-long consequences for the health of our children and potentially could even impact mankind. “Microbirth” is an independent production made by Alto Films Ltd. The film has been produced and directed by British filmmaking couple, Toni Harman and Alex Wakeford, the founders of ONE WORLD BIRTH. Their previous birth documentaries include FREEDOM FOR BIRTH and DOULA! The cost is $10 and all proceeds go towards Mountain Midwifery Center’s Research Fund. Light snacks and drinks provided.

Get your tickets!

Professional Development Workshops

Acupressure for Birth Professionals with Kate Kellogg, L.Ac., Dipl.Ac.

Thursday, March 17, 3:00pm – 5:00pm, $35

Acupressure is a wonderful tool for those working with birthing women. In this
Workshop, you will gain an understanding of how to choose points that are appropriate for specific situations that may arise during labor and delivery including: pain relief, establishing labor, re-starting stalled labor, encouraging efficient contractions, turning baby into anterior position during labor, failure to progress in the second stage, after pains and breastfeeding issues. You will learn how to find these relevant acupuncture points on the body and practice applying acupressure techniques to stimulate these points. “In traditional Chinese medicine terms, I see these acupressure points as prompting the body to work more efficiently. From a medical model, they can be viewed as promoting the release of endorphins, blocking the pain receptors to the brain, dilating the cervix, and increasing the efficiency of the contractions.” – Debra Betts, Author of Acupuncture and Pregnancy. Register by calling or emailing.

Kate Kellogg | 303-257-9102 | Email

BLS for Healthcare Providers with Jessica Nieto, AHA instructor

Friday, March 18, 5:00pm – 8:00pm, $55

The Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers (BLS) Classroom Course is designed to provide a wide variety of healthcare professionals the ability to recognize several life-threatening emergencies, provide CPR, use an AED, and relieve choking in a safe, timely and effective manner. This course is for healthcare professionals who need to know how to perform CPR, as well as other lifesaving skills, in a wide variety of in-hospital and out-of-hospital settings. Video-based course ensures consistency but also features instructor led, hands on class format that reinforces skills proficiency. Email or call Jessica to register.

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DONA Initial Doula Training with Ann Pollack and Penny Lyon of Sterling Doulas

Saturday and Sunday, March 5 and 6, 8:00am – 6:00pm, $425

Sterling Doulas offers a DONA-Approved Birth Doula Workshop which is one of the first essential steps one needs to take to become a Certified Birth Doula with DONA International. This workshop is a full 2 days, starting each morning at 8am finishing up between 5:30-6pm. We go over the impact the birth experience has on the mother and family, how to work as a team with the staff, we practice comfort measures, discuss complications in labor, epidurals, postpartum and breastfeeding…among many other topics. The cost is $425 and includes your manual and all handouts. You can register online by filling out the form on our Registration page.

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From Trauma to Triumph: When Survivors Give Birth Foundational and Advanced Trainings with Selena Shelley, MA, CD, LCCE, CHBE

Foundational Training: Saturday, May 14, 9am-1pm, $75

A four-hour training for any professional serving pregnant or laboring women. This training is designed to give nurses, doulas, midwives, social workers, childbirth educators, psychotherapists, chiropractors, doctors, and more the resources and tools they need to serve childhood sexual abuse survivor clients with ease. Topics include impact of childhood sexual abuse on pregnancy and birth, how to inquire/respond to a client’s sexual abuse history, tools for working with survivor clients before & during labor, and how to care for yourself & prevent vicarious traumatization. Register here.

Advanced Training: Saturday and Sunday, May 14 and 15, 9am-5pm both days, $300

A two-day training that includes and then expands on the Foundational Training. This training is especially helpful for doulas, midwives, social workers, and psychotherapists, as it provides the information and skills necessary to facilitate consultations with sexual abuse, sexual assault, and birth trauma survivors. Topics include 27 common maternity triggers for trauma survivors, power differentials and communication skills, birth trauma – prevalence, prevention, and treatment, and the who, what, when, where, and why of trauma consultations. Register here.

Selena Shelley, MA, CD, LCCE, CHBE, has over fifteen years of experience as a social worker, psychotherapist, birth doula, and trauma consultant working with pregnant childhood sexual abuse, sexual assault, and birth trauma survivors. As a certified From Trauma to Triumph trainer, she helps professionals learn how to work more easily and effectively with survivors during this transformative time in their lives.

All classes are held at the new MMC facility in the Frontier Room. We’ve been told we have one of the best class facilities in the Denver area. We have a large classroom space to spread out and get comfy on big pillows and pads. There are comfortable padded chairs, 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. If you would like to host your class or workshop here at MMC, please contact Alison.