Compassionate Birth Services, LLC
Birth Boot Camp®
Modern evidence-based childbirth education is available in the Rio Grande Valley! Birth Boot Camp® classes are taught in McAllen, Texas. Group classes are held Wednesday night and Saturday afternoon. Private class are also available. Reservation and deposit is required. Don't just hope for an AMAZING birth, prepare for one!
2022 UPDATE: All classes will be private through the year at no extra charge.
Comprehensive Birth Class
If you desire an unmedicated birth, are first-time parents, or are preparing for a VBAC, this class will prepare you on all levels - physically, mentally, and emotionally. Workbook, 3.5 hour breastfeeding video download. This class is a 10-week course with 2.5 hours sessions. Group classes are held Wednesday nights or Saturday afternoons.
Hospital Birth Class
Taught upon request. The hospital class is designed for the couple who wants more. More education. More fun. More relaxation and labor practice. More information on interventions, including medicated and cesarean births. They want to be able to make informed decisions as their birth unfolds. Workbook included. This is a 6 week course with 2.5 hour sessions.
Birth Center/Home Birth Class
Taught upon request. If you are planning to have your baby at home or at a freestanding birth center, this class will give you the nuts and bolts of labor. Learn what happens before, during, and after birth, as well as variations of labor. Workbook included. This is a 5 week course, with 2.5 hour sessions.
Taught upon request. This workshop is designed to help both partners build confidence for the big day. You’ll take in lots of relaxation, comfort measures, massage, imagery for labor, as well as communication skills for labor. This workshop does not replace a childbirth education course. The beautiful workbook that comes with this is one you’ll want to spend time with for the duration of the pregnancy. This is a 1 workshop, 3-4 hours.
Homecoming: Life With a New Recruit
Taught upon request. This is your manual to early parenthood! Topics include breastfeeding (3.5 hour video course included), newborn procedures; baby-wearing, safe sleep, postpartum topics, and baby comfort techniques to help you and your partner get off to a great start with your new baby. Workbook and 3.5 hour breastfeeding video download included. This is a 1 day workshop, 3-4 hours.
Taught upon request. Have you taken a childbirth class before? This class is designed for couples planning their second (or third or fourth) birth and have taken a previous class (doesn't have to be a BBC one). The Reboot Refresher class is tailored just for you to address your particular concerns and needs for your subsequent births. Workbook included. This is a 1 day private workshop, 3-4 hours.
Siblings at Birth
Fee: $45 ($10 for each additional child)
The tone for the growing family starts by the way we approach birth as a family. When children are included in the preparation for childbirth with their own birth class, they see the coming baby as a celebration. Workbook included. Appropriate for ages 3-11. This is a 1 day class, 1-2 hours long, taught in your home. Milage fee may apply.