GROW Prenatal & Family Center

Weeknight Birth Class (37 Lincoln St.)
May 29, 2024 June 12, 2024

Total # of Classes

Class length
180 minutes

Our birth classes have all of the components of a traditional class for hospital birth, with a strong added focus on movement, breath and mindfulness. We believe that understanding how to connect to our body, breath and mind in labor, as well as understanding the birth process and potential medical interventions, sets laboring couples up with the tools needed to make informed decisions when necessary and to open to the mystery of birth with confidence. 

Additionally, all participants of our birth classes can attend an optional free tour of UVMMC Labor & Delivery and the Postpartum Units. Please note, registration for your tour is separate from birth class registration. Please register early - we do our best to accommodate everyone,  but space is not guaranteed. Use code BIRTHCLASS when registering for your tour. See tour dates and register here.

Our weeknight childbirth education series takes place over three weeks, giving you the opportunity to digest smaller amounts of information at a time, connect with your partner around the birth on a weekly basis, and form strong relationships with participants in the class.

Our weeknight series includes:
  • The “how” and “why” of using movement in labor
  • Lining baby up for a straightforward birth
  • Anatomy and physiology of birth
  • Stages and phases of labor, including the power of pushing
  • Connection to breath in all stages of labor
  • Massage and relaxation techniques to reduce fear and invite release
  • Support person’s role throughout labor and birth
  • Birth options including unmedicated, medicated, and cesarean birth
  • Common interventions and how to navigate them with knowledge
  • Virtual video and photography tour of UVMMC labor and delivery
  • Postpartum care
Location: GROW Wellness Center, 37 Lincoln Street, Essex Junction VT

Please note, no refunds/transfers will be given if requested 4 weeks or less from the start date of the class, due to the difficulty of filling the spot at the last minute.

The class takes place on...

  • May 29 at 5:30 pm (Wednesday)
  • June 5 at 5:30 pm (Wednesday)
  • June 12 at 5:30 pm (Wednesday)


This class series has already finished. Please check our schedule for more classes.