COMMUNITY-BASED BIRTH & NEWBORN CARE CLASSES IN MADISON, WI
with Madison’s MOST thorough preparation series for birth, breastfeeding, infant care, and navigating the transition into parenthood. Lumos classes draw on options, evidence, and experience, and cover everything from childbirth and feeding to care and postpartum planning.
$400 $347 FOR THE ENTIRE COURSE
The Lumos Series community-based live birthing and baby care classes consists of two parts.
(WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND YOU TAKE BOTH!)
If you are outside the Madison area or if live courses do not work with your schedule, feel free to explore our online course.
COVID-19 UPDATE Fall 2021 - We are assessing in-person vs Zoom on a series-by-series basis; reach out with any questions.
Learn the fundamentals of the birth process and what is happening physically and hormonally during the birth process. We will go over the stages of labor, positions for labor, options for your care team, interventions, and writing a birth plan.
We go a step further and assume you want to learn more about how to actually get through labor both as a laboring person and as a partner. We discuss maximizing the odds for birth you’ll feel good about, how couples can work together, and comfort measures for labor.
Wednesdays October 13, 20, 27 & November 3
Sat & Sun 9:30a-3p January 8 & 9
Wednesdays January 19, 26, February 2, 9
Sat & Sun 9:30a-3p March 5 & 6
This course covers the early hours and days of what to expect for both infant and mother, the basics of breast-feeding, the important role of partners, local resources, as well as basic info on pumping, storing, and bottlefeeding.
Thinking about actually having a baby come home with you after the birth and wondering what in the world you’re going to do with it beyond breastfeed? We also cover nighttime parenting and infant sleep, soothing, the important role of partners in early parenting, postpartum healing, self-care, relationship care, babywearing & more.
* Community-based class with discussions *
* Questions encouraged and answered during class * Madison-focused *
Oct 13 - Dec 8 (skipping Thanksgiving week)
January 19 - March 9
Saturdays & Sundays
9:30am - 3:00pm CST
January 8 & 9 and Jan 22 & 23
March 5 & 6 and March 19 & 20
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"It is an open, evidence-based course where everyone's birth desires are honored. It feels like a community. Nothing is glossed over. Nothing is pushed on you. It's a grounding way to prep for birth & the 'fourth trimester'."
Parents to S
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"We liked how they covered a very wide variety of perspectives and topics, but kept everything grounded in research. We liked the relaxed, casual atmosphere and the feeling of community. Compared to the birth classes we took through the hospital, the Lumos classes were far more helpful and enjoyable. We appreciated the stories and perspectives of the doulas and learning from their experiences. The Lumos classes were the best thing we did to prepare for having our child."
Parents to N
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“The birth and after-baby classes were great - just the right amount of information to digest and feel well prepared for the arrival of our baby. The teachers did a good job engaging the class and helping to build a sense of community even though we were participating virtually.”
Parents to A
We liked how they covered a very wide variety of perspectives and topics, but kept everything grounded in research. We liked the relaxed, casual atmosphere and the feeling of community. Compared to the birth classes we took through the hospital, the Lumos classes were far more helpful and enjoyable. We appreciated the stories and perspectives of the dulas and learning from their experiences. The Lumos classes were the best thing we did to prepare for having our child.
Annette & Ryan
If you’d like to learn more about The Lumos Series class, check out this intro vid that Lea and Alli recorded.
Why put off preparing for childbirth and your transition into parenthood? Gather information, evidence, and options to make this enormous transition with more confidence.