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Classes

Class Schedule & Registration

**All classes on or after June 4, 2015 will be held at the new MMC space**

Early Pregnancy Class

1 hour class, Included in registration fee

Check back soon for more dates

Natural Childbirth Preparation

4-week series, $230

For due dates between 10/01/15 and 11/01/15
Mondays, August 3-24, 5:30pm – 9:00pm w/ Heather (this series skips Monday, 8/10)
Wednesdays, August 5-26, 6:00pm – 9:00pm w/ Melissa
Sundays, August 16- September 13, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm w/ Melissa (this class skips 8/23)

For due dates between 10/15/15 and 11/15/15
Saturdays, August 29 – September 19, 9:30am – 12:30pm w/ Melissa

For due dates between 10/25/15 and 11/25/15

Mondays, August 31 – September 28, 5:45pm – 8:45pm w/ Heather (This series skips Labor Day, 9/7)

For due dates between 11/5/15 and 12/15/15

Sundays, September 20 – October 11, 1:00pm – 4:00pm w/ Melissa

For due dates between 11/15/15 and 12/20/15

Saturdays, September 26 – October 17, 9:30am – 12:30pm w/ Melissa

Mondays, October 5 – 26, 5:45pm – 8:45pm w/ Heather

For due dates between 12/5/15 and 1/10/16

Sundays, October 18 – November 8, 1:00pm – 4:00pm w/ Melissa

Birth at MMC Class

1-time class, $65

For due dates between 9/01/15 and 10/01/15
Sunday, August 9, 1:00pm – 4:00pm w/Melissa

For due dates between 9/15/15 and 10/15/15
Friday, August 21, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm w/Melissa

For due dates between 10/10/15 and 11/5/15
Saturday, September 12, 6:00pm – 9:00pm w/ Melissa

For due dates between 10/30/15 and 11/25/15

Friday, October 2, 6:00pm – 9:00pm

For due dates between 11/20/15 and 12/20/15

Sunday, October 25, 6:00 – 9:00pm

Breastfeeding for Parents-to-Be

1-time class, 2.5 hours, $65

For due dates between 9/15/15 and 10/15/15
Saturday, August 15, 1:00pm – 3:30pm w/ Katie
Tuesday, August 18, 6:00pm – 8:30pm w/ Katie

For due dates between 10/1/15 and 11/1/15
Saturday, September 5, 1:00pm – 3:30pm w/ Katie

For due dates between 10/15/15 and 11/25/15
Tuesday, September 15, 6:00pm – 8:30pm w/ Katie
Saturday, September 26, 1:00pm – 3:30pm w/ Katie

For due dates between 10/30/15 and 11/15/15

Saturday, October 3, 1:00pm – 3:30pm w/ Katie

For due dates between 11/10/15 and 12/10/15

Saturday, October 17, 1:00pm – 3:30pm w/ Katie

For due dates between 11/15/15 and 12/15/15

Thursday, October 20, 6:00pm – 8:30pm w/ Katie

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

1-time class, 2.5 hours, $65

For due dates between 8/30/15 and 9/30/15
Thursday, August 6, 6:00pm – 8:00pm w/ Heather

Tuesday, August 11, 6:00pm – 8:00pm w/ Heather

For due dates between 9/25/15 and 10/25/15
Thursday, August 20, 6:00pm – 8:00pm w/ Heather
Saturday, August 29, 4:00pm – 6:00pm w/ Patience

For due dates between 9/30/15 and 11/1/15

Thursday, September 3, 6:00pm – 8:00pm w/ Heather

Saturday, September 5, 4:00pm – 6:00pm w/ Heather

For due dates between 10/15/15 and 11/10/15

Thursday, September 17, 6:00pm – 8:00pm w/ Heather

Saturday, September 19, 4:00pm – 6:00pm w/ Patience

For due dates between 11/5/15 and 12/5/15

Thursday, October 8, 6:00pm – 8:00pm w/ Heather

Saturday, October 10, 4:00pm – 6:00pm w/ Heather

For due dates between 11/15/15 and 12/15/15

Thursday, October 22, 6:00pm – 8:00pm w/ Heather

For due dates between 11/20/15 and 12/20/15

Saturday, October 24, 4:00pm – 6:00pm w/ Patience

Baby Wearing

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

Thursday, August 6, 4:00pm – 5:00pm w/ Heather
Thursday, September 3, 4:00pm – 5:00pm w/ Heather

Pregnancy and Infant Loss Support Group

Free, held monthly

Check back for the next date soon. In the meantime, if you’d like to connect with one of our group facilitators, please email Alison, Melissa, or Karen.

Doula Mixer: Meet a Doula

Free

Check back for more dates soon!

Coming Soon! Yoga & Fitness classes by Belly Bliss

Check back in August!

Sleep Support Group

$14 drop-in, multi passes available

Groups at MMC on Thursdays from 1:00 pm- 2:30 pm! Check out The Family Room for more info! NOTE: Group is cancelled on August 6, 2015.

Birth of a Sibling

$50 per family

Saturday, August 29, 1;30 pm – 3:30 pm

The Family Room Denver

Learning FAM for Natural Birth Control with Justina Thompson, FAE, RHE

2 session series, 5 hours, 1 workbook, 1 private chart review, $150 per person (+ $25 for partner)

Check back for more dates soon!

Wills & Wellness

1 hour, free

Wednesday September 9th, 5-6 pm
Wednesday December 9th, 5-6 pm

Infant Massage Class w/ Sarah Peters, CMT

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Curious About Cloth

$10 per household

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Natural Birth Control

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

Please visit www.FlowersFertility.com!

About Our Classes

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. 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 required as the attention of all those who attend need to be focused and not distracted.
  • Click on the date to register for your desired class.

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.

Natural Childbirth Preparation

4-week series, $230

This class is a requirement of new, first-time parents at MMC.  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 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. 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

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 partners of breastfeeding moms to know and watch for. All of our classes are taught by certified instructors and IBCLCs. Partners are required to attend!

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

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. Partners are required to attend!

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!

Pregnancy and Infant Loss Support Group

Monthly, 1 1/2 hours, Free

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 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.

Coming Soon! Yoga and Fitness Classes

Get excited! Belly Bliss will be hosting yoga and prenatal/postpartum fitness classes at MMC in August! Stay tuned for dates and details.

Doula Mixer: Meet a Doula

One-time, Monthly, Free

Have you ever considered hiring a doula but aren’t sure what they do or how to pick one? We have teamed up with the doulas from Cocoon Birth and House of Doula to bring you a free event where you get to 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, enjoy good food, 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.

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!

Learning FAM for Natural Birth Control with Justina Thompson, FAE, RHE

2 classes, 5 hours, 1 workbook, 1 private chart review, $150 per person (+ $25 for partner)

The Fertility Awareness Method (FAM) is a form of natural birth control that is 100% free from side effects and over 99% effective when used correctly. 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. Attendance to both classes is necessary. Partners are highly encouraged to attend! Click here to register.

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.

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.

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 visit www.FlowersFertility.com (Yes! You can learn this method while breastfeeding and/or postpartum, and babes-in-arms are welcome in the class!)

Natural Conception 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. To register, please visit www.FlowersFertility.com!

Curious About Cloth with Tiny Chirp

$10 per household

Curious About Cloth with Nicole Edwards and Tiny Chirp 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.

Basic Infant Massage

1 class, 1 1/2 hours, $32.64 for 1-2 caregivers and 1 child

Join Sarah Peters, Certified Massage Therapist, for Basic Infant Massage. Up to two Caregivers are invited with children aged 6 weeks to pre-crawlers. Please schedule with Sarah on her Eventbrite page or call her at (561) 900-4240.