Prepare your body and mind for the incredible experience of childbirth and parenting that will offer you tools to reduce the effects of stress, create a sense of peace, and provide an optimal growing environment for your baby. The earlier you start these practices, the more benefit you will receive throughout your pregnancy. In this four class series you will learn:
The anatomy and physiology of a normal birth
How to reduce the effects of stress
Meditative techniques that will help you prepare for birthing and parenting
How to cultivate a deeper connection to your body and your growing baby
To trust your body’s innate ability to give birth
How to envision your own birth environment to support the experience you desire.
Incorporating mindfulness-based techniques such as yoga, meditation and relaxation during pregnancy have been shown to be the best way to prepare for birth both physically and mentally, even if your pregnancy and labor require a higher level of intervention. These techniques help you and your baby’s immune systems and reduce stress which can affect a growing fetus—leading to complications and a more difficult birth.
This class series is appropriate for any gestational age and is for first time and repeat moms-to-be. 100% payment is due at time of registration.
Registration is required and a full payment must be made at the time of registration. Please note that if there are less than 5 people enrolled in the class, the class may be cancelled. You will be notified before the class if this occurs. No refunds are given for this class, unless it is cancelled by us or a medical condition prevents you from attending class. Otherwise, you may transfer to another class within six months of the original class date.
If you are a St. Luke's employee, please do not register online. To get your employee discount, call St. Luke's Connect at (208) 381-9000 to register. No refunds will be issued if you continue to register online.
Please wear loose, comfortable clothing suitable for relaxation, easy yoga poses, and birth position practice. Please bring two bed pillows. The information provided in our Birth and Parenting classes is designed for general educational purposes only. Please bring a snack to enjoy during the break, as food and drinks are limited. This class is conducted in the St. Luke's Plaza 1 building, located at 400 Broadway Ave. This facility is directly across Broadway from Whole Foods and directly across Myrtle from the Ram restaurant. There will not be a St. Luke's sign that you will see. Free parking is available on the north side of Plaza 1. Use the far left lane on Park Blvd and turn left onto Morrison Knudsen Plaza Dr (before the apartment buildings). Follow Morrison Knudsen Plaza Dr around the Plaza to the last parking lot on the North side of the Plaza (across Front from the Marriot). Use the building entrance located on the Northwest side of the building that faces Broadway.
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