All group classes are currently being offered online via Zoom. See the individual class info for more details on schedules. All classes remain live, interactive, and hands-on. Private, in-person classes are also available. Be sure to visit IllumiNatal on Facebook to see the latest mini-class online offerings!
See each class page for details on upcoming sessions and to register and pay online!
The Birth Class
The Birth Class guides you through the wide array of options you have in preparing for your child's birth. Whether you're planning a hospital birth or home birth, to use medications or avoid them, to hire a doula or go it alone, you'll learn everything you need to know to make the best decisions for yourself and your family. At the same time, you'll get to know other new parents and enjoy the camaraderie of learning together. Find out more about upcoming classes and register online.
- The Baby Class
The Baby Class covers everything you need to know to get off to a healthy, safe, happy start with your baby. This class is ideal for both new and expectant parents. Beyond simply baby care, The Baby Class arms parents with information on the many options available in parenting today, including hands-on instruction in important safety topics. The range of topics covered includes breastfeeding, babywearing, gear and essentials, car seat safety, baby health and care, and postpartum well-being. Read more about The Baby Class and see when the next classes are available.
- The Breastfeeding Class
A 2-hour component of The Baby Class, The Breastfeeding class is a one-night group class offered twice during the year. You'll learn about breastfeeding including the physical and emotional components, how to tell when things are going well, and what to do if things aren't. You'll be well-prepared to welcome your baby with the very best gift! Check out the next class and sign up!
- The Birth Crash Course/Refresher
Whether you're on a limited schedule, limited budget, or only need a refresher, the Birth Crash Course is a perfect balance of time and content. This class covers labor basics as well as hands-on practice of comfort measures. Schedule your private class!
- The Baby Class 1:1
A condensed introduction to life with a newborn, The Baby Class 1:1 will prepare you for the crucial first six weeks. This private class is a perfect start for new parents and a great refresher for experienced parents, too. Find out more about The Baby Class 1:1 and sign up for an upcoming class.
- The Sibling Class
New babies are a thrilling addition to any family! The Sibling Class is just for the new brothers and sisters as they transition into this exciting role. We cover the basics of pregnancy and birth at a kid-friendly level, as well as the needs of a new sibling with hands-on role play. This private, 3-hour class is $150 for up to 2 siblings. Add $25 for each additional child. Ideal for ages 3-10. Contact Heather for questions and to book.
- Custom Private Classes
Fully-customized, private classes are available to cover any range of topics, specific to your needs. Email Heather for details and to schedule your custom sessions.
These mini-classes may be added to your doula care package. All services are available in the comfort of your own home or other location of your choosing. These services need to be scheduled when booking doula services to allow for scheduling of extra appointments. Please note that these mini-class prices are only available to my doula clients. Please inquire for pricing for non-doula clients.
- Introduction to Cloth Diapers
I will bring an assortment of modern, economical, and easy-to-use cloth diapers to your home,
- Baby-Wearing Workshop
Before the baby is born, I will show you the various styles of baby carriers on the market today, help you evaluate what type of carrier may be best for you, and give you information on safely wearing your little one. Once the baby is born, I will return to give you hands-on help with the carrier(s) you have selected.
- Child Passenger Safety Basics
During our prenatal visit, I will give you a 'crash-course' on child passenger safety, including the hows and whys of using car seats. We may discuss options for a car seat for your baby if you have not already chosen one. I will instruct you on installing your seat in your vehicle and ensure you have the confidence to use it correctly, every time. Once the baby is born, I will return to ensure you are using your seat correctly and answer any questions you may have.
Mini Class Pricing for Doula Clients:
Mini-classes are $50 per package. Choose 2 and save $10. Choose all 3 and save $20.
Mini Class Pricing for Non-Clients:
Mini-classes are $100 per package. Choose 2 and save $10. Choose all 3 and save $20. Follow-up visits will be separate at $25 each visit.