Anyone interested in childbirth education with a focus on natural, non-medicated labor and birth is welcomed to attend these classes. You do not have to be a client of Columbia Area Midwives or planning a home birth to attend. Topics covered will encompass: Emotional and Mental Preparation for Birth, Relaxation and Massage, Anatomy and Physiology of Labor and Birth, Possible Complications, Comfort Measures and Coping Techniques, Postpartum and Newborn Care and Breastfeeding Basics. Classes are offered quarterly or as needed. We meet for 6 consecutive weeks for 2 hours. The series is taught by Columbia Area Midwives and the fee for attending is $150 per couple for the 6 class series. Please contact Julie Ferdman for more information or to sign up for the next series.