Classes & Groups
Inspired Birth Series
Inspired Birth is offered in a three session series (includes the Comfort Measures Intensive session). We are currently hosting our group classes in-person. Virtual attendance can be happily accommodated for those families attending from outside of the Bay Area or those more comfortable with virtual sessions.
This series is designed to connect families while giving valuable and comprehensive information on “what to expect” while laboring and giving birth, partner support, coping techniques and comfort measures.
Our series will focus primarily on natural birth coping plans but will touch base on intervention in the comprehensive curriculum. Click the ‘Learn More’ button on the left side to read about what each week will entail.
3:00 pm – 5:30 pm
$325 per couple, including all class materials
4 families per session
Class Runs for 3 weeks
November 5, 12
This comprehensive breastfeeding class will help you get off to the best start with breastfeeding your new baby.
Partners are welcome to attend and not required to pay an additional fee. When registering, please just register yourself and know that your partner is included.
Limit of 4 Couples
New Mom’s Group
Newborns through young toddlers welcome! Free and ongoing every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month. Open to community, not limited to Casa Natal families. Bring your friends, neighbors, sisters, aunts or any new moms who would enjoy a relaxed, non-judgemental mothers group. We have a loose discussion planned for each meeting.
*Please note masks are required and you will need to bring a blanket with you to sit on.
In-person at Los Gatos location
11:00am – 12:30pm
Every 2nd & 4th Wednesday of the Month
Labor Comfort Measures Workshop
Join us for this stand alone, active & educational, 3 hour comfort measures workshop taught by midwife Sarah Swanson LM, CPM. Bring your partner or labor support person and practice positions and comfort measures to create an easier and more satisfying birth experience. This class is for the pregnant person and a partner or other support person. We welcome all expectant families, regardless of birthing location. This class will cover each stage of labor as well as deep dive into comfort measures and labor positions for each stage. We will practice together so that you and your support person can try out these new skills before your birthing day.
What to expect during your Labor Comfort Workshop:
- The Mind/Body Connection
- Hands-on Comfort Measures
- Overview of the Stages of Labor
- Positions for Progress and Comfort at Each Stage
- Breath work, Relaxation, & Visualization
- Additional Tools for Labor
In-person at Casa Natal Los Gatos
3 hour class $150
**Comfort Measures Intensive will be scheduled privately or as needed beginning in January of 2023
**Comfort Measures curriculum is included in the full Inspired Birth Series
October 21, 2023 • 10:30 AM – 1:30 PM
Wondering what life will look like after your baby arrives? Concerned about how you’ll get enough sleep or find time to eat and shower? Worried that your relationship with your partner will suffer after your baby arrives? This course covers all the information you need to survive and thrive during the fourth trimester. We’ll cover everything from what life with a baby is really going to look like (along with the scientific reasons why!) to the tips and tricks new parents wish they had to survive those early weeks. This class is a must for every expecting family. Offered as a three-hour virtual session.
Postpartum Expectations topics include:
- realistic expectations of the fourth trimester
- postpartum mood disorders
- self-care (exercise, postpartum bleeding, sleep, nutrition)
- returning to work
- resources for postpartum support
- common parent reactions and responses to newborn behaviors
- creating a postpartum plan
- partner support in the fourth trimester
- dealing with realities and disappointments
- expected hospital and out of hospital procedures and visits
$125 – Stand Alone registration for families new to Inspired Birth
$85 – Additional Session Fee for families already enrolled in the Inspired Birth or Bay Area HypnoBirthing Series
Classes will run Sundays 3:00-6:00 pm (unless otherwise noted)
Prenatal Yoga with Cat Gieser
Prenatal yoga offers numerous benefits for both body and mind, from reducing stress and anxiety to improving sleep and circulation. It can also help prepare expectant mothers for labor and delivery by building strength and flexibility in the muscles used during childbirth.
Led by pregnancy and postpartum movement specialist Cat Gieser, our classes are designed to help moms-to-be find strength, balance, and relaxation during this transformative time.
Whether you are new to yoga or an experienced practitioner, we have two weekly classes that are open to all skill levels. We welcome both Casa Natal clients and members of the community to join us for a supportive and empowering practice.
Saturday 9:30 AM
Space is limited – reservation required
Hypnobirthing with Leslie Gunterson
Leslie is a hypnotherapist who loves helping women change easily from the inside out. She uses a number of different tools to help women with all kinds of life improvements from anxiety relief to overcoming post traumatic stress or from improving confidence to career changes. She will help you feel, sleep, think, and perform better.
After becoming certified as a performance coach in 2009, she learned about hypnosis and other tools of change that make small to large life transitions much smoother. She’s recently partnered with a biotech company, BrainTap, to offer even more support for clients to design and create a life they love.
Leslie will be working out of our Morgan Hill Location.
Schedule a complimentary demo or a session with her and begin to easily make the changes you want today:
In-office Complimentary BrainTap Demo on Thurs/Fridays
Full in-office private session
Zoom calendar for days not at the office
Adult, Child and Infant CPR
One of the first steps in becoming empowered parents is learning how to provide CPR for the whole family. Our Family CPR class is fun and informational, and you’ll leave with a certificate valid for two years from the American Red Cross. More importantly, you’ll get hands-on instruction and practice in infant, child and adult CPR, first aid for choking, and the use of AEDs when appropriate.
*Class is not currently running due to COVID-19
Inspired Birth Three Week Group Series
This in-person series is designed to connect families while giving valuable and comprehensive information on “what to expect” while laboring and giving birth, partner support, coping techniques and comfort measures. Our series will focus primarily on natural birth coping plans but will touch base on intervention in the comprehensive curriculum.
$325 per family
Sundays – 3:00-5:30 pm
November 3, 10, 17
January 7, 14, 21
March 3, 10
April 21, 28
July 7, 14, 21
September 8, 15, 22
November 3, 10, 17
Inspired Birth Express
(4 hour intensive – alternates in-person and virtual) $175 per family
Sundays – 1:00-5:00 pm
October 13 – Virtual
December 8 – In-person
February 11 – Virtual
April 14 – In-Person
June 9 – Virtual
August 11 – In-Person
October 13 – Virtual
December 8 – In-person
Virtual Postpartum Express Add-on
3 hour virtual (What to expect in the postpartum class) (**Does not include infant feeding) $100 existing students / $125 new students
2024 Classes will run 3:00-6:00 pm