Our Childbirth Education Classes Have Moved To Cleveland Natural Birth

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Are you interested in learning more about or enrolling in our amazing Birth Boot Camp childbirth education courses? Our popular childbirth classes have moved. Please check-out our ‘sister-site’ Cleveland Natural Birth to learn more about the prenatal wellness classes, childbirth education courses, and holistic parenting and newborn care workshops available to Cleveland and Akron families.

Alayna Spratley, Ohio Director with The Nurturing Root is still facilitating all Birth Boot Camp – Natural Childbirth Education courses, now via Cleveland Natural Birth. Alayna will also continue to provide in-home placenta encapsulation services through The Nurturing Root.

Free Birth Support Groups In Cleveland

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Pregnancy and birth is quite possibly the most transformative time in a family’s life. Finding and connecting to a supportive network during this joyous, but uncertain time is so important! The Nurturing Root believes that all families deserve access to education and valuable community resources during pregnancy and birth. It is an honor to help connect you with perinatal experts and peers. We have gathered information about several free pregnancy and birth support groups in the greater Cleveland area, to help you find your tribe!

Circle of Life Home Birth Services Birth Group
Meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 7:00pm at Circle of Life in Lakewood.
Circle of Life Co-Founders and Homebirth Midwives, Colleen Kennedy-Schroeder and Rosie Messina facilitate this birth group. Pregnant women, partners, and birth professionals come together, once per month to listen and engage one another, in a supportive and inclusive environment. Some evenings feature a formal birth-related topic to discuss, and other months offer an open-forum style. If you are considering home birth or want to connect to families and birth professionals involved in the homebirth community, this birth group is a great place to start.

Cleveland Birth Village
Meets on the second Wednesday of each month from 6:30 – 8:30pm at Fairmount Presbyterian Church in Cleveland Heights.
Cleveland Birth Village is facilitated by Alayna Spratley, Ohio Director for The Nurturing Root. This group is a welcoming and inclusive community for Cleveland-area parents interested in holistic pregnancy, birth, and parenting topics. Cleveland Birth Village also has a FREE Facebook group. This support group exists to educate and empower families during pregnancy, birth, and parenthood! Cleveland Birth Village believes the following:

    • Pregnancy, birth, and parenthood is a transformational experience for families.
    • Birth is a sacred event, and all families deserve honor and respect during this special time.
    • Pregnancy and birth should be a joyous and empowering experience.
    • Education and support are crucial components to a satisfying birth and blissful postpartum recovery experience.
    • Your heart is a powerful source of wisdom, especially during the journey to parenthood.

If you are interested in learning more about a variety of natural pregnancy, birth, and parenting topics, this group is a perfect fit.

ICAN of Greater Cleveland
Meets on the third Wednesday of each month from 7:00 – 8:30pm at the North Royalton branch of the Cuyahoga County Public Library.
Sunday Tortelli, a childbirth educator, doula, and doula trainer, and Pam Kolanz, a homebirth midwife facilitate monthly meetings for the greater Cleveland chapter of the International Cesarean Awareness Network (ICAN). ICAN provides information and support to women planning for a vaginal birth and wishing to avoid unnecessary cesareans – whether they are healing from cesarean surgery, planning a vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC) or preparing for their first birth experience. ICAN of greater Cleveland has been offering monthly meetings and consumer outreach since 1984! They advocate for women’s rights in childbirth and for babies’ rights to healthy birth experiences, while providing the best evidence on safe maternity care practices. If you are looking for more information about the benefits of vaginal birth, or want to avoid a c-section, this group can provide you with valuable resources and information.

Positive Birth Movement – Cleveland Chapter
Meets on the third Wednesday of each month at 7:00pm at Our Other Living Room, 7405 Detroit Avenue, Cleveland.
Susan Greene, a Certified Nurse Midwife facilitates monthly meetings for the Cleveland chapter of Positive Birth Movement. This group is a place for all pregnant women to come together and share experiences, thoughts, feelings, and insight about childbirth. In Positive Birth Movement groups, women listen to each other, rather than to a teacher. There is usually a theme for discussion, and it is up to the group to talk, share, and learn from each other. This group offers a warm and welcoming place to hear stories and ideas, to consider what you really want from your childbirth experience, and to challenge any fears or negative expectations you might have. This group is a fantastic resource for women looking to engage in collaborative discussion about childbirth.

Home Birth Option of Cleveland Birth Group
Meets on the fourth Monday of each month from 7:00 – 9:00pm at the Pilgrim Congregational Church in the Tremont neighborhood of Cleveland.
Kim French, a Certified Professional Midwife, facilitates monthly meetings for Home Birth Option of Cleveland. Founded in 1988, the Home Birth Option of Cleveland is an advocacy group whose purpose is to support, encourage, and educate women and their families about gentle birth alternatives. This group is devoted to helping women achieve the optimal experience of a safe, empowering birth. If you are interested in learning more about natural birthing options, especially at home, this group is a wonderful resource.

Mother Rising Women’s Studio Birth Story Circle
Meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 7:00pm at Mother Rising in Chardon.
Mother Rising Co-Founders Danielle Breach and Shauna Rich facilitate this monthly meeting, at their studio. Birth Circle is a place for families to share and listen to birth stories! Sharing birth stories is educational, fun and healing. Listening to, and supporting mothers without judgement, is a simple yet powerful gift we can offer to one another. This respectful and inclusive community is an absolutely wonderful resource, especially for families looking to process their births.

The Nurturing Root loves to support and educate families in Cleveland and throughout Northeast Ohio. We offer an exceptional array of Birth Boot Camp natural childbirth courses and holistic newborn care classes, in-home placenta encapsulation, and family-centered postpartum doula and infant care support. We are honored to serve your family. Please contact us for more information, today!

If you are an expectant person, a parent, or wellness professional interested in holistic pregnancy, birth, and parenting topics, we encourage you to join our FREE Cleveland Birth Village Community. Stay updated about all of our events, meetings, and workshops, by signing up for our newsletter!

Upcoming Childbirth Education Classes

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Autumn is a time of fruitful abundance! The Nurturing Root is excited to host several childbirth education classes this October and November. Please join us!

It is no secret that we LOVE to support and educate expectant and new Cleveland families! We offer an amazing array of Birth Boot Camp childbirth education classes, newborn care workshops, and community-based events to help couples plan their ideal birth and parenting experience. We invite you to learn more about our upcoming childbirth education classes.

Thursday, October 26, 2017 6:30 – 8:30pm at She COLLECTIVE in Lakewood

Pregnancy is a transformative time in a person’s life. But this abundant experience is often filled with many questions. Please join us for an engaging, community-based childbirth education workshop, designed to help you understand your options during pregnancy and birth. We will discuss important steps you should take to prepare for your birth, including finding a provider and birth place, caring for your body and mind, your choices in childbirth, educating yourself and your partner, and finding a support network. You will also gain insight on how to evaluate, prevent, and heal Diastasis Recti, and learn several functional exercises to help keep your body healthy and strong throughout pregnancy, birth, and the postpartum recovery period. You will leave this mini workshop with tangible information, resources, and tips to help you confidently navigate pregnancy and birth. Making time to tend to the mind, body, and spirit, as you prepare to welcome your baby, is so important! Please join us for this fun childbirth education workshop. Tickets are free, but we ask that you pre-register for this program. If you are expecting a baby, planning a pregnancy, or are a holistic wellness professional looking to connect, we would love to see you at this awesome event! This workshop is co-facilitated by The Nurturing Root and BIRTHFIT Cleveland.

We are thrilled to present this program at She COLLECTIVE’s lovely new space in Lakewood! She Collective is a meeting place for women and girls to learn about themselves in new ways, so they become the presiding geniuses of their own bodies! She COLLECTIVE was founded by Samantha Walters, an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, doula, and sexual health educator. Learn more about She COLLECTIVE!

Thursday, November 2, 2017 6:30 – 8:30pm at Partners to Empowerment Wellness Center in Beachwood. ($50 per couple)

This workshop is designed for couples that want to know more about how natural pain relief options and labor comfort measures can help them confidently navigate birth! Maybe you are looking to have a natural birth experience? Or perhaps, you plan on getting that epidural as soon as you get to the hospital! No matter what your ideal birth looks like, the majority of families will benefit from learning about natural pain relief options!

During this hands-on class, we explore valuable tools and techniques that can help mom AND her birth partner stay relaxed, comfortable, and positive during labor. We will also address a variety of labor positions and their benefits. Birth partners will leave this class with a deep understanding about how touch and intimacy can impact a person in labor. We will conclude this class with a discussion on the importance of relaxation in labor, and a guided visualization exercise. Partners will approach their baby’s due date with confidence, knowing how to support mom throughout labor and birth. We highly encourage expectant persons to attend with their partner, husband, wife, or other birth support person, but individuals will also benefit from this workshop.

We are thrilled to facilitate this workshop at Partners To Empowerment Wellness Center, in Beachwood. The Partners To Empowerment studio features a wonderfully serene and nurturing space and offers a variety of holistic services for the mind, body, and spirit. Learn more about Partners To Empowerment Wellness Center.

Saturday, November 11, 2017 10:00am – 2:00pm at Hunter Chiropractic and Wellness Center in Lyndhurst. ($75 per couple)

The Holistic Newborn Care Workshop will help you welcome your baby home, with confidence! We are thrilled to offer Cleveland families the very best childbirth education and parenting classes. BIRTH BOOT CAMP is thoughtfully designed for couples planning an empowering pregnancy, birth, and breastfeeding experience! This holistic newborn care workshop, aptly named ‘Homecoming’, is your amazing manual to parenthood! This workshop includes a thoughtfully designed, comprehensive workbook, nearly 4 hours of in-person instruction, a 3.5 hour breastfeeding masterclass download, taught by an esteemed IBCLC, and healthy, light refreshments. Parents leave this training excited, confident, and prepared to meet and care for their sweet newborn.

You will LOVE this Birth Boot Camp class + leave confidently knowing:

  • All about common newborn tests + procedures
  • Normal newborn behaviors + infant characteristics
  • How to comfort + soothe baby
  • Infant sleep habits + safe sleep practices
  • Baby-wearing options and techniques
  • Postpartum planning and recovery strategies
  • How chiropractic care supports mother + baby
  • Essential breastfeeding information + resources

We are thrilled to facilitate this workshop at Hunter Chiropractic and Wellness Center in Lyndhurst. Drs. Valerie and LaMar Hunter have a wonderful, family-centered chiropractic practice, and are thrilled to serve men, women, and children. They have a wealth of experience, are Webster Technique certified, and are exceptionally passionate about caring for the whole person. Learn more about Hunter Chiropractic and Wellness Center.

The Nurturing Root loves to support and educate families in Cleveland and throughout Northeast Ohio. We offer an exceptional array of Birth Boot Camp natural childbirth courses and holistic newborn care classes, in-home placenta encapsulation, and family-centered postpartum doula and infant care support. We are honored to serve your family. Please contact us for more information, today!

If you are an expectant person, a parent, or wellness professional interested in holistic pregnancy, birth, and parenting topics, we encourage you to join our FREE Cleveland Birth Village Community. We have an active and engaged Facebook group and host free monthly gatherings to discuss all things birth! We are so very excited to facilitate these awesome events this Autumn! Stay updated, by signing up for our newsletter!