At MLFEd, we strongly believe that a small learning environment is most effective in retaining course content. With that in mind, our class size will never exceed 6 couples (or 12 participants). Many of our classes are capped at even smaller client to instructor ratios, to ensure you receive the most personalized educational experience. There is time built into the end of each class to allow for specific Q&A with the instructor.
Our Childbirth instructors are Labor and Delivery Board Certified Registered Nurses. They have been present for hundreds of births. Attending a small class with them provides you with the opportunity to have your questions answered by professionals who can tell you what the birth experience is really like.
As both Nurses and Educators, we also see first-hand that spending time in a classroom decreases the anxiety surrounding the changes that are expected to take place. Parents then feel more empowered to self-advocate with confidence. Learning about your body and your baby will allow you to make the best decisions for your family when your little one arrives.
Think of any maternity-focused classes as a form of Self-Care. You will learn what to expect when you go into labor, how to actively work with your labor by practicing relaxation techniques beforehand, and plan out your partner’s role for how they can best support you.