We could not be more excited to partner with Tender Beginnings Birth and Parenting Services to promote their childbirth education and labor preparation classes to families in the Cincinnati and Dayton area. Offering private classes in the comfort of your own home for Preparation for Birth and Preparation for Baby you will feel confident and prepared for this next chapter. Looking to meet other expectant parents? They also offer workshops for creating a birth plan and comfort measures during labor. What I love most about working with these doulas is their commitment to providing full spectrum non-biased support so their clients can have the best pregnancy, labor and birth possible.

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What is covered in a childbirth education class?

  • Birth Partner Communication

  • Writing a Better Birth Plan

  • Common Pregnancy Complaints

  • Nutrition and Weight Gain

  • Common Prenatal Testing in the 2nd & Third Trimester

  • Anatomy of Labor and Birth

  • Squeeze, Squat, Squirm: The GPS of Birth

  • Fetal Position Overview

  • The Labor Process

  • The Three Stages of Labor

  • Trials of labor in VBAC

  • Homebirth

  • Non-Medical Pain Relief

  • Comfort Measures

  • Medical Pain Relief Options

  • Positions for Labor

  • Common Interventions You May Encounter

  • The Welcoming Hour

  • Infant bathing

  • Diapering

  • Safe sleep

  • Infant soothing techniques

  • Breastfeeding, pumping, and bottle feeding

“It was important to me to feel confident in my pregnancy and labor and it was wonderful to have both doulas as resources. Kate attended my birth and was supportive when my labor didn’t go quite as planned and I needed a C section. After we went home from the hospital Kacey came over for a postpartum visit and helped me develop a plan for breastfeeding and pumping when I went back to work. She is very knowledgeable and relaxed and I felt more confident and organized after the meeting. It’s great to know I have them there for questions still. Overall having a doula made me feel like my husband and I were part of the baby birthing dream team because they brought so much knowledge, positivity, support and calming presence to the whole experience. Thank you for everything!”

- Maggie

Comfort Measures During Labor Workshop


Join the doulas in either Cincinnati or Dayton for an evening of hands-on learning, and an overview of skills that you and your partner can use during labor for added comfort, whether you are getting the epidural, want to go unmedicated, or aren't even sure what you want yet!

Topics include:

  • Creating a relaxing environment

  • Assessment of coping skills you already use

  • Hands-on practice of common comfort techniques and positions

  • Q&A opportunities with the doulas and childbirth educators

“I would recommend clients to take the comfort measures class twice, one earlier in their pregnancy and one later; preferably taught by two different people. That’s what I did and I was so glad we did it that way. It was really cool to get two different perspectives. They said the same main points, but said them so differently. Taking the class twice allowed me to retain more and doing it closer to my due date a second time was so helpful to both me and my husband! I wish I’d had it with my first two.”

- Hannah

Online Birth Plan Workshop

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Looking for help with writing your plans? Needing assistance on how to use your birth plan effectively?

This one-on-one workshop includes access to Tender Beginnings custom birth plan documents as well as a one-hour phone consultation with a doula to help finalize your birth plan sheet before labor!

What’s the benefit of a birth plan?

  • Helps care providers know your wishes for labor, birth and postpartum and newborn care

  • Makes sure everyone involved in the birth process is on the same page

  • Allows couples to talk about choices and options prior to the birth

  • Help you to feel confident and in control of your birth experience

To learn more about childbirth education and guidance on how you can have your most empowered birth contact Tender Beginnings via the button below: