Blooma offers childbirth education in the Minnesota Birth Center’s St. Paul Education Space. Whether you’re planning to birth at a hospital, at home, or at a birth center, our classes are tailored to your specific desires.
Come get educated, inspired and prepared for your birth in a supportive, comfortable environment. Blooma’s childbirth education features a variety of classes and schedules, as well as trained Blooma Educators that teach evidence-based practices. Each Educator is a certified birth doula or nurse, who attends live births every year, which makes them experts in tried and tested comfort measures as well as the latest and greatest birth practices. Bond with your partner, empower yourself, and leave ready for your birth. No matter what type of birth you are planning, you can be assured that Blooma has you covered for your unique childbirth education needs.
Blooma classes offered at our St. Paul location:
The Blooma Birth Class builds confidence and reduces fear whether you are giving birth in a hospital, birth center, or home, and with an OB or a midwife. The Blooma Birth Class will help you and your partner navigate the birth process, while offering hands-on comfort measures to support your birthing body, and pain management techniques. This complete childbirth education class will also cover common interventions and medications offered, breastfeeding your new baby, and more. Connect with other parent-to-be and discuss the initial moments of labor through the first few days with your newborn. Mothers and their partners will leave this 4-week course informed, inspired, and ready for your birth. $294 (includes support person. This class comes with a free month of yoga at any of Blooma’s three locations.)
This one-day, childbirth preparation course gives mothers-to-be and their partners an evidence-based birth education containing the core information needed to birth confidently. This express class will help expectant families navigate the birth process and make informed decisions for their births. It covers common interventions/medications, pain management techniques, and more. This express class is a condensed, information-packed class to fit your schedule. $254 (includes support person.This class comes with a free month of yoga at any of Blooma’s three locations.)
Spinning Babies Parent Class highlights your baby’s active role in birth. During labor, baby needs to pass through “3 Levels” of the pelvis. This class teaches techniques to help expand the pelvis and the muscles that support – or restrict – your pelvic “levels”. Together, you and your partner can use these techniques before and during labor to help “make room for baby”! The goal of Spinning Babies is to create conditions where baby can find the optimal positions for labor, making birth easier, less painful, and even pleasurable! *This class is not intended for birth professionals, but instead provides information for expectant mothers. $150 (includes support person)
This class is a must for all expectant mamas and their partners! Discover the latest evidence-based approaches to get feeding and care of your newborn off to the best possible start. You’ll learn to navigate the stages of breastfeeding from birth to the early weeks at home. Learn to identify a good latch, improve baby’s latch, and ways to avoid common bumps in the road that can prevent you from reaching your breastfeeding goals. We will also discuss positions for feeding, pumping, and going back to work. In addition to breastfeeding, we will cover general newborn safety and care. $95 (includes support person)
This class is perfect as an addition to your hospital birth class or as a refresher for your 2nd, 3rd, of 10th birth! After a discussion on pain and relaxation, this class moves onto hands-on practice of comfort measures. We will practice positions for labor, massage & acupressure, techniques for using birth balls and rebozos, as well as breathing, vocalization, meditation, and visualization. This class also covers the role of doulas, your birth environment, and ways a partner can encourage and affirm you as your birth progresses. Comfort Measures at Blooma is a great addition to our Birth Class EXPRESS, Breastfeeding, or Spinning Babies Parent Class. We do not advise combining with our Blooma Birth Class. $75 (includes support person)
Using movement and partner-based activities, we will help couples tap into the emotional component of labor and delivery. You and your partner will interact and explore your connection and learn how to work together on birthing day. The Couple’s Birthing Intensive will cover the natural rhythm of labor, what to eat and drink, how to breath and move, and a variety of traditional and alternative comfort measures. It is a uniquely powerful, three-hour intensive that goes beyond the traditional childbirth education class. Blooma’s Couple’s Birthing Intensive is ideal as a refresher course for experienced couples having their second, third, or fourth baby, or as a last-minute preparation when a due date is right around the corner. $135 (includes support person)
HypnoBirthing™ is a childbirth education course that embraces birth as a normal, natural, and exciting event for families. Couples will learn relaxation, visualization, and self-hypnosis techniques that help the body birth in a calm and comfortable way. Expectant families are encouraged to release fears surrounding pregnancy, birth, and parenting, and to allow the body to function optimally throughout labor. This course will give mothers the confidence and excitement to trust their bodies’ innate ability to give birth. HypnoBirthing™ moms routinely experience shorter labors and significantly lower induction, epidural, and Cesarean rates. Instructors are affiliates of the HypnoBirthing™ Institute. $350 (includes support person)
Blooma, the Twin Cities’ premier Yoga, Barre, Wellness & Childbirth Education center for new mamas and moms-to-be, has teaching locations in Minneapolis, St. Paul and Plymouth. Learn more about Blooma.