Childbirth Preparation and Breastfeeding Education

Provided by Melanie Valle, HCHI, HCHD of South Florida Hypnobabies and Alanna Dixon, IBCLC, MA, of Upper Keys Lactation.

Learn how you and your family can feel confident, empowered, and prepared for your birth experience and beyond. These classes are wonderful for any birth in any setting and will help you be prepared for any path your birth takes and will prepare you to begin your breastfeeding journey with confidence. Birth partners are welcome to attend and learn their role in the birth and breastfeeding journey. We look forward to meeting you!  Group classes will be offered in February, May, August, and November. You can choose to sign up for one or both classes. If you need other dates for classes, please contact us, as we would love to accommodate your education needs.

Childbirth Preparation Class topics include: 

  • Birth options, including the benefits, risks, and alternatives of various birth options/interventions
  • Creating a list of birth preferences for any type of birth
  • Communicating with your care provider
  • Birth Rights and Hospital Policy
  • Stages of labor
  • Signs of labor beginning
  • Breathing and relaxation techniques
  • Use of peanut ball and birth ball
  • Upright birth positions
  • Managing discomfort
  • Birth Partner role
  • Baby Care Plan for immediately after birth
  • Physiological cord clamping
  • The Golden Hour/skin to skin
  • Perineal care
  • And much more!

Breastfeeding Education Class topics include:

  • Rooming in with baby
  • Breastfeeding positions
  • The breast crawl
  • Delaying the first bath
  • Establishing & maintaining milk supply
  • Hunger cues
  • How to know if baby is getting enough
  • Common challenges and how to overcome them
  • Getting dad and family involved
  • Bottle and pacifier use, what is best?
  • And so much more!

Class dates: Feb, May, Aug, Nov 2020
Childbirth Preparation: Sunday Feb. 9th from 2-5pm or Monday Feb. 10th from 6-9pm
May: 3rd & 4th
Aug: 9th & 10th
Nov: 8th & 9th

Breastfeeding Education: Sunday Feb. 23rd from 1-4pm or Monday Feb. 24th from  6-9pm

Minimum 2 families needed to have a class. 48 hours notice will be given if class is cancelled, and deposit will be refunded.

Location: CMD Yoga – in the Wyland mural building. (
99222 Overseas Hwy Suite 2, Key Largo, FL

What to bring: Water bottle, any snacks if you wish, and notebook for notes.

Group class
$75 per person/couple per class.  You can choose to take childbirth prep and breastfeeding for $150 total, or can choose to take one class, either childbirth prep or breastfeeding for $75.  You pick which day works best for you when you sign up (Sunday or Monday).

Private childbirth class in your home with birth planning, comfort measures, positioning, birth advocacy, and more.
$125 (Scheduled as needed)

Click here to register for childbirth class:
$25 deposit due upon registration. Remainder due prior to class. (If cost is an issue, please email us, no one is turned away)  

Click here to register for breastfeeding class:
Visit to register and for further information on breastfeeding support.