Birth Classes

The next birth class (couple’s retreat) is scheduled for February 3-4, 2018.   If you are already a client of Mountain Midwives, we will cover the cost of lodging, food and this comprehensive class.  Couples who are not clients are welcome, but will be charged $375.

Mountain Midwives’ childbirth classes are amazing! We meet for a full weekend at a mountain resort, enjoying excellent food, friendship and quality education on natural childbirth.  Our focus is on home birth, the safety, the preparation, the possibilities.  Unlike the typical Lamaze classes, we do not teach you how to breathe. You have been breathing quite successfully for a long time.

We emphasize self-determination, learning to make choices about your pregnancy and your child’s birth based on your own values and priorities. You will hear us say many times, “It’s your baby”. This is the most important concept we try to teach. It is a critical step in entering parenthood.

Claim your role as a mom or dad… boldly! You can decide for yourself whether you prefer home or hospital birth, whether you want a medicated or a drug-free delivery, whether you will bottle-feed or breastfeed. There are no wrong or right answers, as long as they are your answers. New parents — even experienced parents — are faced with the opinions of well-meaning , but un-informed relatives, professionals, and peers, right from the start. Be open to the input of those who care for you, and to the wisdom of those you respect. Then make up your own mind. Learn all that you can.

Safety statistics on homebirth, relaxation techniques, birthing anatomy and physiology, setting up the birth environment, natural baby care, and many more lessons are presented in a group format with lively discussions in front of the stone fireplace.  Birth movies are shown, hands-on demonstrations are enjoyed, and new friendships are kindled.  New homebirth parents drop in to share their talk about their new baby’s birth. We offer the seminar four times a year.

Rock Creek Resort

The location of the class is the Rock Creek Resort in Red Lodge, Montana. The setting is perfect for hiking, photography, swimming in the indoor pool, or just relaxing in the hot tub.