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#1 of 9 Old 01-27-2011, 05:54 AM - Thread Starter
 
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Looking for natural, holistic childbirth classes in south eastern MA.

Any suggestions for a first time mother-to-be?

Thanks!

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#2 of 9 Old 01-27-2011, 07:20 AM
 
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Check out www.briobirth.com  - I just certified with them and the curriculum is awesome, very comprehensive. There are quite a few teachers in your area I believe. :) 

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Unfortunately, there aren't currently any Brio teachers near Swansea -- the closest are in Berlin and Northborough, an hour and a quarter away.  (I'm the one in Berlin.)

 

My next thought was Laura Donnelly, a midwife and childbirth educator in Scituate, but the map says she's also an hour and a quarter away.  Let me think:  oh, Paige Eastman is a midwife in New Bedford, and her site says she teaches classes:  http://www.birthcaremidwifery.com/ .  If that doesn't work, let me know, and I'll investigate other teachers in SE Mass.!

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Here's some people I know in the area, although not all are close to Swansea....

Charlene is in New Bedford and I believe she does childbirth classes as well as doula and other work...  http://belliesbabiesnmore.com/doula-services/

Erin Monast does hypnobirthing in Wareham and Heidi Pelletier does the Art of Mindful Childbirth (based on Birthing From Within) classes in Acushnet. Erin is also a doula and hosted the Birth Circle last week and will be holding others Feb 16 & Mar 16 at 6:30 at Wareham Nurse Midwives on Main St in Wareham.  Heidi is also a doula and postpartum doula.

 

http://www.pregnancybirthbeyond.net/  Erin Monast

http://www.weefolkfarm.com/class.htm Heidi Pelletier

http://mfomnews.wordpress.com/birth-circle-meetings/  MA Birth Circle

 

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Thanks for all the suggestions!

I don't mind a little traveling in the summer since my husband and I are both teachers and have the summer off.

 

Someone recently told me about Lisa Elliot from Fairhaven...has anyone heard of her?

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Drive to Providence and take Kaeli Sutton's class at the Motion Center!  She is a dream.

http://www.motioncenter.com/workshops.html#birthing

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Thank you--looking for a class that will hopefully not break the bank! :)

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If you're willing to make a little bit of a drive, Bellani Maternity in Warwick RI has some awesome classes.  The store sort of rocks too - cloth diapers everywhere!

 

www.bellanimaternity.com

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I'm finishing up a great Bradley class in Pawtucket, RI, with Lauren Amand.  She also has other locations  http://www.gentlebirthri.com/

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