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Classes offered through The Gathering Place are more personal and typically smaller in size than classes offered in hospitals. Our classes are taught by certified, knowledgeable and experienced instructors. You can choose to enroll in our "core" classes - a childbirth education series/weekend instensive, Breastfeeding Basics and Your Amazing Newborn which are each offered monthly. You can also select a la carte from the variety of specialty classes we offer on a quarterly rotating basis. 

Below is a list of classes we offer for parents and soon-to-be parents, as well as those training for certification. Pre-registration is recommended for all classes with the exception of drop-in classes or groups.

Childbirth Education

- Giving Birth with Confidence
- Hypnobirthing
- Preparing for Homebirth
- Preparing for Out of Hospital Birth

prenatal/postpartum classes

- Baby Maybe?
- Choosing a Homebirth
- The Truth About VBAC
- Growing a Healthy Baby
- Becoming a Father
- Eating for Two
- Gearing Up for Baby
- Coping with Fear & Pain in Labor
- Your Amazing Newborn
- Adjusting to Motherhood
- Cast your Belly
- Breastfeeding Basics
- Prenatal Yoga
- Bringing Baby Home
- Cloth Diapering 101
- The Art of Babywearing
- All About Pumping
- Infant Massage 101
- Baby Signs
- All About Doulas


parenting workshops

- Going Back to Work
- Homeschooling 101
- Big Brother, Big Sister
- Benefits of Child Led Play
- Conscious Discipline
- Establishing Good Sleep Habits
- Happiest Baby on the Block
- The Family Bed
- Vaccinations A-Z
- Greening Your Nest
- Finding Quality Childcare
- All About Your Baby's Teeth
- Photographing Your Baby
- Adapting Your Dog to a New Baby
- Growing $mart Kids: From Diapers to Diplomas

- Introducing Solid Foods
- How to Raise an Emotionally Intelligent Child
- Tantrums: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly


- Footsteps (a group for moms)
- Playgroup
- Empty Arms (a group for perinatal and infant loss)

- Bestfeeding (breastfeeding support)

Certification/Training Workshops

- Infant Safety, CPR & Basic First Aid
- Labor & Postpartum Doula
- Childbirth Educator
- Communtiy Breastfeeding Educator
Birth Assistant I, II & III

Cancellation Policy

Our instructors devote quite a bit of time and energy into preparing for their classes and workshops. Please take the time to let us know in advance if there is a reason you are unable to attend a class for which you are registered.

In the event that you need to cancel, our policy is as follows:
If you cancel with at least seven days notice before a class begins, you will receive a refund in the amount that you paid for the class.
No refund or credit will be given for any cancellation with less than 48 hours notice.

In the event that we cancel, our policy is as follows:
In the unlikely event that we need to cancel a class we will refund all monies paid, in full except in unusual and unforeseeable circumstances beyond our control, such as war or the threat of war, riots, terrorist activity, civil strife, industrial disputes, natural or nuclear disaster, fire, flood or adverse weather conditions. In those cases every possible attempt will be made to reschedule the training at a day/time that fits best with the schedule of the majority of registrants. Notification of our cancellation will be made via either a telephone call or an e-mail to you prior to the beginning of a workshop.