Informed & Empowered Learning
Online Birthing, Breastfeeding, and Parenting Classes
Wondering what to expect with birth? What to expect when breastfeeding? Want to learn more about mindful birthing? Interested in normalizing the birth experience or understanding common complications in labor? Whether you’re looking for online group childbirth classes, or prefer private virtual education, you’ll be taught by professional educators with expertise in the childbearing year. Our goal is always to leave you feeling informed, confident, and more at ease where you are now, and for what lies ahead!
Birthways group classes are designed to build your confidence, deepen your knowledge, and build connection with other expectant parents.
Evidence shows that prenatal breastfeeding education, together with follow-up with a lactation expert after birth, and encouragement from partners and family members greatly minimizes early cessation of breastfeeding. Set yourself up for success nourishing your baby!
Celebrate Birth! 1-Day Intensive
Celebrate Birth! 5-week series
Mind in Labor Weekend
A comprehensive birth preparation class AND an introduction to mindfulness practices, this long-weekend course prepares the mind and the body for the experiences of birth. Mindful birthing increases your ability to navigate whatever arises as your pregnancy and labor unfold.
Mindfulness-Based Childbirth & Parenting
Prepare for birth and parenting over the course of 9-weeks in community with other expectant parents. Childbirth education, postpartum preparation, and mindfulness come together in one series to support your birthing and parenting possibilities.
If you would prefer private, customized prenatal education, or group class schedules don’t align with your timeline, then this is a great option for you. Your Educator will connect with you to build your content, which can include:
- Stages of Labor
- Comfort Measures
- Preparing for Induction
- Preparing for Cesarean Birth
- Breastfeeding Preparation
- Newborn Care
- Mindful Birthing tools
Private Education may be particularly helpful for: refreshers, families expecting twins/triplets, preparing to parent through surrogacy or adoption, grandparents’ preparation, or those on bedrest during pregnancy.
Schedule a one-on-one
Birthways Virtual Services
Get the Support, Comfort and Confidence You Deserve!
For over 20 years, Birthways has provided expert support for Chicago-area families during the childbearing year with compassionate, knowledgeable, and affirming care. Founded by renowned postpartum expert Karen Laing, our doulas are carefully screened, trained, supported and experienced to meet your unique needs. With expertise ranging from education to lactation to sleep, Birthways is committed to providing compassionate, affirming support for expectant and new families.
3717 N. Ravenswood Ave. Suite 140 Chicago, IL 60613 888.506.0607