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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

Natural Childbirth Preparation for MMC Families

3-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. All classes are taught by Melissa Force, experienced certified childbirth instructor, or Natalie Lawrence, RNC-OB, C-EFM. Email Melissa or Natalie with questions.

For due dates between 1/15/18 and 2/25/18
Sundays, December 3 – 17, 1:00pm – 4:30pm w/ Melissa
Mondays, December 4 – 18, 5:45pm – 9:15pm w/ Natalie

For due dates between 2/25/18 and 3/30/18
Saturdays, January 6 – 20, 9:30am – 1:00pm w/ Melissa
Mondays, January 8 – 29, 5:45pm – 9:15pm w/ Natalie (skips 1/15)

Breastfeeding Building Blocks: Part 1

1-time class, 2.5 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, baby-led breastfeeding, and skin to skin care. The class will focus on how to thrive in the first 72 hours to 2 weeks postpartum. 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! Email Katie with questions. Medicaid and CHP+ clients at MMC should contact the front desk for registration instructions.

For due dates between 12/20/17 and 1/15/17
Tuesday, November 14, 5:30pm – 8:00pm

For due dates between 12/30/17 and 1/25/18
Saturday, December 2, 1:30pm – 4:00pm

For due dates between 1/15/18 and 2/10/18
Tuesday, December 19, 5:30pm – 8:00pm

For due dates between 2/5/18 – 3/5/18
Sunday, January 7, 9:00am – 11:30am

For due dates between 2/10/17 and 3/10/17
Tuesday, January 16, 5:30pm – 8:00pm

Planning for Postpartum Success: The First Four Weeks with your Newborn

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 prepares you to create a postpartum environment conducive to recovery.  The class covers logistic and emotional elements of the first few weeks of being new parents and includes discussion and planning of a “babymoon,” in the first few days and weeks.  Normal newborn physiology of the urination/bowel movements, skin care and temperature regulation are included as a guide to parents.   This class is taught by Pia Long, DONA. Partners are required to attend! Email Pia with questions. Medicaid and CHP+ clients at MMC should contact the front desk for registration instructions.

For due dates between 12/15/17 and 1/10/17
Thursday, November 16, 5:30pm – 7:30pm

For due dates between 12/30/17 and 1/25/18
Saturday, December 2, 4:30pm – 6:30pm

For due dates between 1/20/18 and 1/15/18
Thursday, December 21, 5:30pm – 7:30pm

For due dates between 2/5/18 and 3/5/18
Saturday, January 6, 1:30pm – 3:30pm

For due dates between 2/20/18 and 3/20/18
Thursday, January 25, 5:30pm – 8:00pm 

36 Week Midwife Chat

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

The Midwife Chat is a required class for all MMC families that is attended between 34 to 36 weeks in your pregnancy. This class will be coupled with your 36 week appointment. Families are eligible to attend the chat anywhere between 34 weeks to the end of their 36th week.

At the chat, you and your partner will check in for a quick 10 minute 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. Please arrange childcare for your current child(ren)Partners must attend – no exceptions.

We will be collecting the Group Beta Strep (GBS) test sometime in your 36th week (but not earlier or later), so most families find it more convenient to attend the chat in their 36th week. It isn’t necessary to coordinate the two, but if you attend the chat in your 34th or 35th week, you will need to stop by MMC during your 36th week to get the GBS test done. This would just be a quick visit and would not require you to see a nurse or midwife. Click the date with the due date range that your due date falls within.

For due dates between 12/6/17 and 12/27/17
Tuesday, November 14,  8:30am – 10:30am
For due dates between 12/10/17 and 12/30/17
Friday, November 17, 1:30pm – 3:30pm
For due dates between 12/21/17 and 1/10/18
Tuesday, November 28, 8:30am – 10:30am
For due dates between 12/23/17 and 1/12/18
Friday, December 1, 1:30pm – 3:30pm
For due dates between 12/30/17 and 1/19/18
Friday, December 8, 1:30pm – 3:30pm
For due dates between 1/3/18 and 1/23/18
Tuesday, December 12, 8:30am – 10:30am
For due dates between 1/6/18 and 1/26/18
Friday, December 15, 1:30pm – 3:30pm
For due dates between 1/13/18 and 2/2/18
Friday, December 22, 1:30pm – 3:30pm
For due dates between 1/20/18 and 2/9/18
Friday, December 29, 1:30pm – 3:30pm

REQUIRED Classes for Parents Who Have Had a Baby Elsewhere

Birth at MMC Class

1-time class, 3.5 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. Please arrange childcare for your current child(ren). 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!” Email Melissa with questions. Medicaid and CHP+ clients at MMC should contact the front desk for registration instructions.

*3 couples must be registered in order for the class to meet.

Please arrange childcare for your current child(ren).

For due dates between 12/25/17 and 1/20/17
Sunday, November 26, 1:00pm – 4:30pm

For due dates between 1/5/18 and 2/5/18
Thursday, December 7, 5:30pm – 9:00pm

For due dates between 2/5/18 and 3/5/18
Wednesday, January 10, 5:30pm – 9:00pm

 36 Week Midwife Chat

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

The Midwife Chat is a required class for all MMC families that is attended between 34 to 36 weeks in your pregnancy. This class will be coupled with your 36 week appointment. Families are eligible to attend the chat anywhere between 34 weeks to the end of their 36th week.

At the chat, you and your partner will check in for a quick 10 minute 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. Please arrange childcare for your current child(ren)Partners must attend – no exceptions.

We will be collecting the Group Beta Strep (GBS) test sometime in your 36th week (but not earlier or later), so most families find it more convenient to attend the chat in their 36th week. It isn’t necessary to coordinate the two, but if you attend the chat in your 34th or 35th week, you will need to stop by MMC during your 36th week to get the GBS test done. This would just be a quick visit and would not require you to see a nurse or midwife. Click the date with the due date range that your due date falls within.

For due dates between 12/6/17 and 12/27/17
Tuesday, November 14,  8:30am – 10:30am
For due dates between 12/10/17 and 12/30/17
Friday, November 17, 1:30pm – 3:30pm
For due dates between 12/21/17 and 1/10/18
Tuesday, November 28, 8:30am – 10:30am
For due dates between 12/23/17 and 1/12/18
Friday, December 1, 1:30pm – 3:30pm
For due dates between 12/30/17 and 1/19/18
Friday, December 8, 1:30pm – 3:30pm
For due dates between 1/3/18 and 1/23/18
Tuesday, December 12, 8:30am – 10:30am
For due dates between 1/6/18 and 1/26/18
Friday, December 15, 1:30pm – 3:30pm
For due dates between 1/13/18 and 2/2/18
Friday, December 22, 1:30pm – 3:30pm
For due dates between 1/20/18 and 2/9/18
Friday, December 29, 1:30pm – 3:30pm

REQUIRED Classes for Parents Who Have Had a Previous Cesarean Birth

VBAC at MMC Class

1-time class, 3.5 hours, $65

This one time class is required for families who are planning to have a vaginal birth after cesarean.  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 will give  some important time to talk about previous birth expectations, anxiety and possible trauma issues. We ask you to take it before 36 weeks of pregnancy. Please arrange childcare for your current child(ren). Medicaid and CHP+ clients at MMC should contact the front desk for registration instructions.

Partners/birth support person must attend this class with you. Please arrange childcare for your current child(ren).

CHECK BACK SOON FOR DATES AND TIMES

 36 Week Midwife Chat

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

The Midwife Chat is a required class for all MMC families that is attended between 34 to 36 weeks in your pregnancy. This class will be coupled with your 36 week appointment. Families are eligible to attend the chat anywhere between 34 weeks to the end of their 36th week.

At the chat, you and your partner will check in for a quick 10 minute 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. Please arrange childcare for your current child(ren)Partners must attend – no exceptions.

We will be collecting the Group Beta Strep (GBS) test sometime in your 36th week (but not earlier or later), so most families find it more convenient to attend the chat in their 36th week. It isn’t necessary to coordinate the two, but if you attend the chat in your 34th or 35th week, you will need to stop by MMC during your 36th week to get the GBS test done. This would just be a quick visit and would not require you to see a nurse or midwife. Click the date with the due date range that your due date falls within.

For due dates between 12/6/17 and 12/27/17
Tuesday, November 14,  8:30am – 10:30am
For due dates between 12/10/17 and 12/30/17
Friday, November 17, 1:30pm – 3:30pm
For due dates between 12/21/17 and 1/10/18
Tuesday, November 28, 8:30am – 10:30am
For due dates between 12/23/17 and 1/12/18
Friday, December 1, 1:30pm – 3:30pm
For due dates between 12/30/17 and 1/19/18
Friday, December 8, 1:30pm – 3:30pm
For due dates between 1/3/18 and 1/23/18
Tuesday, December 12, 8:30am – 10:30am
For due dates between 1/6/18 and 1/26/18
Friday, December 15, 1:30pm – 3:30pm
For due dates between 1/13/18 and 2/2/18
Friday, December 22, 1:30pm – 3:30pm
For due dates between 1/20/18 and 2/9/18
Friday, December 29, 1:30pm – 3:30pm

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.

The Midwife Chat is a required class for all MMC families that is attended between 34 to 36 weeks in your pregnancy. This class will be coupled with your 36 week appointment. Families are eligible to attend the chat anywhere between 34 weeks to the end of their 36th week.

At the chat, you and your partner will check in for a quick 10 minute 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. Please arrange childcare for your current child(ren)Partners must attend – no exceptions.

We will be collecting the Group Beta Strep (GBS) test sometime in your 36th week (but not earlier or later), so most families find it more convenient to attend the chat in their 36th week. It isn’t necessary to coordinate the two, but if you attend the chat in your 34th or 35th week, you will need to stop by MMC during your 36th week to get the GBS test done. This would just be a quick visit and would not require you to see a nurse or midwife. Click the date with the due date range that your due date falls within.

For due dates between 12/6/17 and 12/27/17
Tuesday, November 14,  8:30am – 10:30am
For due dates between 12/10/17 and 12/30/17
Friday, November 17, 1:30pm – 3:30pm
For due dates between 12/21/17 and 1/10/18
Tuesday, November 28, 8:30am – 10:30am
For due dates between 12/23/17 and 1/12/18
Friday, December 1, 1:30pm – 3:30pm
For due dates between 12/30/17 and 1/19/18
Friday, December 8, 1:30pm – 3:30pm
For due dates between 1/3/18 and 1/23/18
Tuesday, December 12, 8:30am – 10:30am
For due dates between 1/6/18 and 1/26/18
Friday, December 15, 1:30pm – 3:30pm
For due dates between 1/13/18 and 2/2/18
Friday, December 22, 1:30pm – 3:30pm
For due dates between 1/20/18 and 2/9/18
Friday, December 29, 1:30pm – 3:30pm

* The chat is the only required class for families who have had a baby at Mountain Midwifery Birth Center but we strongly encourage you to attend a Birth @ MMC class. This will give you time to review what birth will look like at our center and allow you to spend time in the birth rooms.

Birth at MMC Class

1-time class, 3.5 hours, $65 (optional, but encouraged)

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. Please arrange childcare for your current child(ren). 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!” Email Melissa with questions. Medicaid and CHP+ clients at MMC should contact the front desk for registration instructions.

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

For due dates between 12/25/17 and 1/20/17
Sunday, November 26, 1:00pm – 4:30pm

For due dates between 1/5/18 and 2/5/18
Thursday, December 7, 5:30pm – 9:00pm

For due dates between 2/5/18 and 3/5/18
Wednesday, January 10, 5:30pm – 9:00pm

OPTIONAL Classes & Workshops for Growing Families at MMC

Doula Meet & Greet

$5 for families, $10 for doulas, held every 6 weeks or so

CANCELED Saturday, November 18, 2:00pm – 3:30pm

The next one will be in January. Please check back in December.

Have you ever considered hiring a doula but aren’t sure what they do or how to pick one? We are offering you a low-cost 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 acquainted with their services and meet several doulas. First, we’ll meet in a large group and hear from each of the doulas about the basic services they provide. Then, you’ll get the opportunity to meet individually with each doula to chat about your specific needs and get a few questions answered. There is no obligation to hire a doula. This event is open to all families regardless of their choice of birthing location. Doulas provide services in all locations; birth center, home, and hospital. Snacks provided!

If you are a local doula and want to attend, please email Alison@mountainmidwifery.com for registration instructions. We request that you only request a date if you have not been to a recent Doula Meet & Greet event in order to give all doulas a chance to attend.

Baby Care Basics with Joy Konkle, LPC, CLD, ICCE

1-time class, 2.5 hours, $50, optional, held every other month

Wednesday, December 6, 5:30pm – 8:00pm

Consider this class the “How To” manual that should come with your baby! This class prepares new parents to have a better understanding of normal newborn appearance and behavior. Our time together will help to instill confidence in diapering and bathing techniques, baby wearing, basic infant care, and tips on bonding with your newborn with time for your questions. It is ideal, but not required, for both parents or other caregivers to attend this class together. Additional details and contact information can be found on her website.

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

One-time class, 1.5 hours, $45, optional, held every other month

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.

You must have taken the Breastfeeding Building Blocks: Part 1 class at MMC or have a successful breastfeeding relationship going. If you are struggling to get your breastfeeding relationship up and running, please consider coming at a breastfeeding support group at MMC first. They are on Wednesdays at 10:30 for $10.

Email Katie with questions.

Tuesday, November 14, 3:30pm – 5:00pm

Tuesday, January 16, 3:30pm – 5:00pm

Wednesday Breastfeeding Support Group with Ana Hill, IBCLC

Every Wednesday, 10:30am-11:30am, $10, drop-ins ok

Come in for some breastfeeding support and community building with Ana Hill, IBCLC of Rocky Mountain Lactation. Email Ana to RSVP or just drop in. $10 cash or check at the door. Older kiddos are welcome if they have something to keep them occupied and don’t distract other moms getting help. Ana also does consults. Please email her (or call (720) 394-6995 with urgent concerns).

Wills & Wellness: FREE Estate Planning Essentials for Parents

1 1/2 hours, free

In this educational and informative talk, Wills & Wellness Estate Planning Attorney & Mountain Midwifery 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 how to preserve your insights, values, stories, and experiences as part of your estate plan.  We use the story and life of a fictional family to make this sensitive topic entertaining!

Newborns and non-crawling infants welcome (please leave crawlers and toddlers with a loving caregiver).

RSVP is requested as space is limited. Click HERE to register for the free workshop.

Support Groups & Community

Assemble Birth Kits with Project C.U.R.E. & MMC

Sunday, December 3, 1:00pm – 3:00pm at Project C.U.R.E’s Warehouse in Centennial

You are invited to Deliver Health and Hope to the World! Project C.U.R.E. was founded in 1987 to help meet the need for medical supplies, equipment and services around the world. Project C.U.R.E. builds sustainable healthcare infrastructure by providing the medical supplies and equipment that medical personnel need to deliver healthcare to their communities. Since its inception, Project C.U.R.E. has delivered medical relief to needy people in more than 120 countries.

We will be sorting medical supplies and creating birth kits for those who are in desperate need. This will be a fun, engaging, and hands-on experience. Use the registration instructions below to RSVP!

Please keep in mind the following:

-Volunteers are required to wear closed-toe shoes in the warehouse.
-Wear weather-appropriate clothing as it is colder in winters in the warehouse.
-Please arrive on-time. You will be led by a Volunteer Leader and they will need adequate time to explain to you what will need to be done.
-Their online scheduling system will send an automatic email detailing these requirements three days before the event.

Please use the online registration tool to register for this event. Please follow these instructions:

  1. Visit the Project C.U.R.E. event registration page
  2. Click on the “Register” button at the bottom of the page
  3. Follow the on screen instructions to access the CERVIS registration system. If this is your first time using the CERVIS online registration system, you will be prompted to create a Volunteer Profile.
  4. Once you have successfully signed into the system (or created a profile, if needed) you will automatically be registered for this event and receive a confirmation E-mail.

If you would like to register additional individuals for this event, please select their name from the list and enter the code pduXSd below into the “Event Registration Code” field. Next, click the “Register for selected event” button to complete the additional registration.

For additional Information, please email or call Laraine Guyette at 303-320-1038

The Event Meeting Location is Project C.U.R.E. 10377 E Geddes Ave Centennial, CO 80112

South Denver Red Tent 

Held on the Sunday closest to the new moon each month, 7:00pm – 9:00pm, $5 suggested donation

Join us for a monthly new moon celebration to connect, renew, and support each other in our walk as women. We’ll explore cycles, seasons, loving our bodies, and the transitions of womanhood with ritual, crafts, story sharing, and the company of our sisters.

All women and woman-identified individuals age 15+ are welcome, along with babes in arms. The Red Tent is a safe, inclusive place for all faiths and cultural backgrounds. The Red Tent is not a religious event. It is a celebration of the womanspirit that connects us all and a safe place to talk about the experience of being women.

A $5 donation is suggested. No one will be turned away for inability to contribute.

Find more on their website and Facebook.

Upcoming Meetings and topics:

Sunday, December 17, 7:00 – 9:00pm: Darkness, My Old Friend (Solstice Celebration)

Babywearing International Meeting

Last Monday of the month (unless otherwise noted), 10:00am to 12:00pm, FREE

Carrier demos, safety overview, and one-on-one assistance. Library check-outs available for paid members. Children, dads, caregivers of all kinds are welcome! Please be sure to RSVP to our events by “joining” or “going”. Please also check back on the event page 24 hours prior to the event to make sure there have not been any changes or cancellations. Though we regret that they have to happen, because we deal with a vulnerable population (babies and kids) we sometimes need to make changes or cancellations due to illness. Visit the Babywearing International of Denver/Front Range Facebook page to learn more, connect, and RSVP for events.

 Wednesday Breastfeeding Support Group with Ana Hill, IBCLC

Every Wednesday, 10:30am-11:30am $15 ($10 cash), drop-ins ok

Come in for some breastfeeding support and community building with Ana Hill, IBCLC of Rocky Mountain Lactation. Email Ana to RSVP or just drop in. $15 card or $10 cash. Older kiddos are welcome if they have something to keep them occupied and don’t distract other moms getting help. Ana also does consults. Please email her (or call (720) 394-6995 with urgent concerns).

Thursday Hope 4 Moms Support Group

Every Thursday, 11:30am-12:30pm
Holiday Sanity mini 4-week session starting November 30, 2017, $20 ($15 for past H4M members)
New 8 -week session starts January 11, 2018, $40

Hope 4 Moms is a special support circle uniquely designed for pregnant women and moms. This support circle offers a safe, supportive environment for women to share their challenges with pregnancy and motherhood. Lap babies are welcome. This support circle will be open, ongoing and offer an 11-week rotating curriculum, focusing on topics related to Perinatal Mental Health and Wellness. Older kiddos are welcome if they have something to keep them occupied and don’t distract other moms getting help. The next session will be an 8-week session for $40 in the first part of 2018. Moms with Medicaid/CHP+ can attend for free or leave a donation of their choosing. 

Topics include:
• Myths and Facts of Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders
• Holistic Self Care
• Mindfulness & Diaphragmatic Breathing

For more information or to make a one-on-one counseling appointment:
Integrative Pathways Counseling, LLC | 303-883-7271 | Email Mary Schroeter

Friday Family Community Circle

Every Friday, 10:00am – 12:00pm, Free

Cancelled Friday, 11/24 due to Thanksgiving holiday

You are invited to join in on our informal, educational, and lighthearted conversation group with other parents just like you. This is a parent-led topic group to truly address our day-to-day joys, challenges and questions. We will discover together how to handle sleep deprivation, feeding concerns, family and relationship balance, “me” time, getting out and about, age-appropriate activities, community resources, simplicity, parenting ideas and so much more! We will occasionally have experts visit us to speak about their expertise. Kiddos and friends welcome. Bring a snack to share if you’d like! Email Gretchen Crocker with questions.

Professional Development Workshops

DONA Birth Doula Trainings with Sterling Doulas

2018 Trainings:

April 21-22
June 9-10
September 8-9
December 8-9

By attending this required two day DONA International-Approved Birth Doula Workshop, you will be taking one essential step toward your certification as a DONA Birth Doula. Students will acquire the necessary skills to support all types of families through their labor and childbirth, by receiving a strong educational foundation on Doula duties and responsibilities. You will become familiar with where Doula responsibilities begin and where they end during the birthing process.

For a complete list of certification requirements go to DONA’s website. We will gladly answer any questions you have on becoming a DONA International Certified Birth Doula.

Register here.

Birth Center Support, On-Call, and Volunteer Doula Orientation

Email Alison to let her know you’re interested in a future orientation

Join us to learn about our opportunities for ALL doulas (certified and certifying) at Mountain Midwifery Birth Center. We have several programs that support Mountain Midwifery Center staff and families during birth and labor. The Birth Center Support team supports the MMC staff when they are very busy with lots of families. The on-call doula team supports families that decide they want a birth doula at the last minute or when transferring. The volunteer doula team serves our Medicaid and CHP+ families. Contact Alison to RSVP.

Stay tuned for more professional development workshops coming soon!

Fitness Classes

GroovaRoo Babywearing Dance with Denise Ziegler, AAFA, GroovaRoo Certified

1st & 3rd Thursdays, 10:00am – 11:00am, see prices below

In the womb, mother and baby move to the same heartbeat. Dancing with your baby is a natural extension of this vital rhythmic synchronization. Come enjoy the benefits of GroovaRoo Dance of bonding more deeply with your baby, improving baby’s sensory-motor development, getting a low-impact aerobic workout, socializing with other mamas, and gaining confidence as a new parent.

Groovaroo is a 60-minute beginner dance class that incorporates a fun, energetic workout focused on bonding with your baby and your friends, while also releasing tension and allowing you to enjoy some groovy, soulful line dancing. If you are pregnant, have a squishy baby (at least 6 weeks old) or a toddler, this class is for you. We welcome you to arrive in your own ergonomic, 2 shoulder carrier where baby can face in, heart to heart. (i.e. Soft-Structured buckle carrier, Stretchy Wrap, or Mei Tai) If you need help with your carrier or would like to use a carrier from my personal stash, Please arrive 15 minutes early to get wrapped into the carrier.

Wear exercise shoes and bring baby, water and great attitude.  Previous dance experience is NOT necessary!

Drop-in Pricing: $15

Cash or Venmo Pricing (paid in person before or at time of class): 5/$55 or 10/$100

Email Denise to sign up or ask questions. Check out Denise’s website for more details on the class.

Strong As A Mother: Connect, Align, And Rebuild Your Body From The Inside Out with Zoe Levine, ACE C-PT

Tuesday, September 12 – November 28 (skips 11/21), 11:00am – 12:00pm, $295

Next session will likely start in January 2018. Check back in December.

Strong As A Mother is a postnatal fitness program incorporating strength, toning, flexibility, and core work designed to get your body back into shape and free of the aches and pains of motherhood. Let us make sure your baby stays content, while you build up a good sweat, rediscover your abdominal muscles, strengthen your pelvic floor, open those tight shoulders, relieve those achy back muscles, and tone your whole body. This class is the perfect combination of the lengthening effects of yoga, the detailed core work of Pilates, the intensity of a great gym workout, and the therapeutic effects of a good PT session all designed to rebuild your foundation and help you feel like yourself again. Click here to learn more.

Full 12-week program Includes:

  • One in-person classes each week.
  • Homework supporting the focus each week to speed up your progress.
  • Small class sizes and plenty of attention for you (and baby)!
  • All equipment you will need including a soft foam roller, a theraband, and a soft MELT Foot ball ($65 value)
  • 12 full weeks of support, guidance, accountability, and motivation
  • FREE bonus virtual MELT class and other goodies

Register here