fort collins childbirth class

Childbirth Class & Education

Whether you’re expecting your first child or have years of experience with childbirth, participating in A Woman’s Healing Center’s birthing class can be a fun and educational experience for all!

Who Should Attend Childbirth Classes?

Our monthly birthing classes are designed for expectant parents who would like to learn more about childbirth together.  Each class is offered to mom and her birth partner(s) over two consecutive nights from 6:00 to 9:30 p.m. at our office at 1006 Luke Street in Fort Collins.

Classes are taught by Ali Benjamin, RNC, BSN, who will gently guide you through what you need to know to make your baby’s birth as safe and joyous as possible.  Ali has been an obstetrics nurse for more than two decades. A mother herself, Ali is regarded by our OB-GYNs as exceptionally knowledgeable, friendly, and a down-to-earth communicator. We highly recommend her class to all new parents.

Frequently asked questions

Who is this for?

Our childbirth education class is for all expectant mothers and their birthing partners.  This class is most often attended by first time mothers, but we often have second or third-time mothers attend the class if they need a refresher because it’s been a while since their prior children were born or if they want a different birthing experience this time around.

Who can come with me?

You are welcome to bring any birthing partners to class with you.  Often this means your baby’s father or other mother (in the case of same sex couples), but we have also had grandmothers or friends attend birthing class along with the expectant mother.

Whomever will be your primary support person at the hospital is welcome to attend.

What is covered in childbirth class?

The class will cover the following topics:

  • Understanding the labor and delivery process
  • How to manage pain
  • Relaxation techniques
  • Breastfeeding
  • Navigating the hospital

Participants receive a take-home binder filled with the information presented. Light snacks are provided.

What do other expectant parents think about this class?

We think Ali is a great instructor.  Here are some of the positive comments we have received about her classes:

  • “Dear Ali, I just wanted to say thank you for the wisdom and insight your Birthing class provided. It definitely makes us feel more prepared!”
  • “Great class! We thought a lot of important topics were covered. The videos were good to see! Thank you!”
  • “I felt like the class was worth our time. Ali touched on the major point of labor and delivery. We liked her demeanor and calmness.”
  • “We cannot thank you enough for everything you did for our family! We found your class to be informative and useful. We walked out of there hoping you would be our nurse when we went into labor because you are so sweet!”

How do I register for classes?

To find out when the next classes are scheduled or to enroll, please call Alie at 970 412-0531.