The Lumos Series
“Where education meets intuition.”
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. The series is taught by the Lumos doula team,
and consists of equal parts childbirth and breastfeeding/feeding/infant care/postpartum planning.
COVID-19 UPDATE – ALL CLASSES WILL HAPPEN AS SCHEDULED, VIA ZOOM
Research shows that families who feel involved in their birth process as active decision-makers talk about their births as “good“; families who feel steam-rolled or ignored in the decision-making process report feeling more trauma about their birth experiences.
And based on our experience as doulas, we find the same dynamic to be true in the early parenting stages as well – finding the “right” answers for your family is much easier when you’ve had the time and space to sit with all of the options.
We teach from the latest research. Not all protocols when it comes to birth and parenting recommendations are rooted in the evidence. We’ve found it is much easier for families to stand behind the choices that they’ve made (as the best decisions for their family) when they have the information and research to support their choices.
We believe you have a right to feel confident about your choices as you navigate these enormous transitions, and knowing the evidence goes a long way towards confident decision-making.
The Lumos team has been teaching for a collective 30+ years. We’ve also been at over 700+ births. Our class reflects our experience and you can feel certain that the information you are receiving will be more than what you can learn through reading and perusing the internet alone.
Our experience has lead us to conclude that families do best when they can make decisions rooted in options, evidence, and their own intuition. You ultimately are the expert on your body, your relationship, and your baby, and that concept is central to how we teach and practice.
THE LUMOS SERIES CLASS DESCRIPTIONS
PART I – BIRTH: THE PROCESS, COPING, & SUPPORT
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.
PART II – BREASTFEEDING & THE 4TH TRIMESTER
This course covers the early hours and days of what to expect for both infant and mother, the basics of breastfeeding, 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, relationshipship care, babywearing, and more.
DATES – 2021 Series Registration
(click the dates to register for your desired series)
ALL CLASSES ARE HELD IN OUR ‘ZOOM-ROOM’
Weeknight Series (6:00-8:30p for 2021):
Wednesdays February 3 – March 24
If needed, reach out if you need to take each part non-consecutively (we don’t recommend breaking up the series if at all possible – the cohort element is really lovely, but we understand busy schedules).