We offer classes, groups, events
The Family Birth Center of Naples offers many classes, workshops, meetings, and events. You do not have to be a client of the birth center to register for any of these, but a small fee may apply.
Birthing From Within- Classes are led by Christine Ghali, Certified Doula and Birth Mentor.
Birthing From Within® is a transformational class for expecting parents, especially if you believe in the power of birth as a natural process. Developed by renown midwife and psychologist Pam England, Birthing From Within classes will teach you skills and tools you can immediately use to cope with the intensity of labor and have a more satisfying birth. Connect deeply with your true self and access what you really need to know to birth in today’s birth culture. Learn about labor stages and what to do during each, pain coping practices, moving beyond your birth worries, and more.
This class is taught as a 5 week series or a weekend intensive course. Please see our calendar for scheduling details. Register and pay for your class by choosing a button below.
$75/Birth Center Couple
$150/Non-Birth Center Couple
Weekend Intensive Series
$100/Birth Center Couple
$200/Non-Birth Center Couple
Cost includes the Breastfeeding Class.
Breastfeeding- Classes led by Cheryl Bernardi, Lactation Counselor CLC.
How you feed your newborn is the first nutrition decision you will make for your child. This course will give you the information that you need to successfully breastfeed your newborn baby, use breast pumps, and transition to returning to work while breastfeeding. We will explain the benefits of breastfeeding, the techniques for positioning and latching-on, timing and frequency of feeds. We will also discuss the challenges, and solutions and resources available.
NOTE–You do not need to pay for this class if you have registered/paid for Birthing from Within. The fee for non-birth center couples who did not sign up for Birthing From Within is $50. Please register/pay for classes.
Nutrition Workshop- We are devoted to teaching healthy nutrition for pregnancy, lactation, and families. This is a very comprehensive nutrition class that not only covers healthy foods to eat during pregnancy, but beneficial supplements to take as well. This information can also apply to everyone as a whole, not just the pregnant woman, so bring friends and family if you wish! A small fee applies to those not delivering at the birth center. Please contact the birth center to register if you are not a patient. fbcNaples@gmail.com
Infant Massage-Classes led by Cheryl Bernardi, LMT (MA 66409)
This class teaches infant massage and techniques to calm a baby during times of distress and discomfort. You will learn skills for helping your baby sleep and enhance bonding while also improving baby’s physical and emotional health. This class is $10 for one hour of instruction and practice, followed by coffee/tea time to connect with other new parents. Newborns to crawlers are welcome! Please email fbcNaples@gmail.com to register.