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Classes and Consultations2017-11-02T15:38:38+00:00

Classes and Consultations | Clases y Consultas

Third Coast’s Guide to Childbirth  |  Guía de Parto

Strengthen your birth support team!  Together with your birthing partner, find out what to expect leading up to and throughout your labor and birth, as well as gain practical knowledge and discuss realistic expectations that will guide you through the early days with your new baby. Get an unbiased, straightforward perspective, and ample time to get your questions answered. Get to know other soon-to-be parents – use this class as a starting point for you to build community as you begin this longest shortest journey through parenthood.

Ahora en español! Fortalezca su comunidad con esta clase! Junt@ con su pareja, aprende sobre los cambios físicos y emocionales durante el embarazo, el proceso del parto, y los cambios que ocurren después del nacimiento de tu bebé. Parejas aprenden cómo manejar esta etapa de vida y cómo mantener expectativas razonables. También tienen la oportunidad de conocer y conversar con otras parejas en la misma etapa de vida.

Upcoming Childbirth Classes

Shawna Mertens teaching childbirth ed

Third Coast’s Guide to Childbirth: 6 Week Series

November 14 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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One event on March 7, 2018 at 7:30pm

One event on June 13, 2018 at 7:30pm

One event on August 8, 2018 at 7:30pm

One event on September 26, 2017 at 7:30pm

One event on November 14, 2018 at 7:30pm

One event on January 2, 2019 at 7:30pm

Guide to Childbirth: A la carte

Prefer to focus on specific topics relating to labor and delivery? This option is specifically designed for you. Register for a private childbirth class, or register to attend specific days of our 6 week Guide to Childbirth. Contact Shawna Mertens to create your individualized class option!

Contact Us

Individualized Consultation | Consulta Privada

In this two hour session, an experienced, professional birth doula will sit down with you and your birth partner and talk through your non-medical and medical options for labor and birth, as well as help you compile a birth preferences list to review with your provider.

En esta sesión de dos horas, una doula, o acompañante profesional de parto, se sentará contigo y tu pareja para hablar sobre las opciones médicas y las alternativas que existen durante el trabajo de parto y el nacimiento de tu bebé, además de ayudarte a compilar una lista de preferencias para que puedas revisarla con tu proveedor de cuidados prenatales.

People Are Saying…

I appreciated the small group, the open attitude, and the complete curriculum
Childbirth Class Participant
I liked how interactive [the class] was and how [the instructor] adapted to questions and specifics for each couple
Childbirth Class Participant
We met Shawna at a birthing class and as we decided to hire a doula, we knew we wanted to work with Shawna. She has a calming presence, is sensitive, intuitive, and knowledgable.
First time mom, Chicago
I think Shawna’s easygoing manner was very stress relieving. I was so anxious about it all, but she explained it in such layman’s terms that it made me feel at ease.
Childbirth Class Participant

Where in the Windy City?

We hold our classes in Logan Square at 2624 W. Fullerton Ave, Chicago, IL 60647. We are on the northeast corner of Fullerton and Talman, just east of the California Blue Line, just west of the Fullerton exit from 90/94. See you soon!

Doula Client Benefits

Thinking about hiring a doula?

Get $50 off when you take our 6 week childbirth classes and hire Third Coast Birth as your doula service provider.

Our brand new Third Coast Family Membership allows our clients to attend weekly, monthly and quarterly events geared towards families with children under 8 years old. For only $99/mo for 6 months, you can access all of the wonderful resources and workshops listed here.

Upcoming Workshops and Events (View All)

Newborn Care Class

Newborn Care Class

July 18 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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One event on July 18, 2018 at 7:30pm

One event on September 5, 2018 at 7:30pm

breastfeeding class

Breastfeeding Class

July 25 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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One event on May 30, 2018 at 7:30pm

One event on September 12, 2018 at 7:30pm

One event on July 25, 2018 at 7:30pm

Family Yoga

Family Yoga

September 4 @ 9:30 am - 10:45 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Tuesday, repeating until November 13, 2018

Newborn Care Class

Newborn Care Class

September 5 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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One event on July 18, 2018 at 7:30pm

One event on September 5, 2018 at 7:30pm

Family Yoga

Family Yoga

September 11 @ 9:30 am - 10:45 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Tuesday, repeating until November 13, 2018

breastfeeding class

Breastfeeding Class

September 12 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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One event on May 30, 2018 at 7:30pm

One event on September 12, 2018 at 7:30pm

One event on July 25, 2018 at 7:30pm

Family Yoga

Family Yoga

September 18 @ 9:30 am - 10:45 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Tuesday, repeating until November 13, 2018

Family Yoga

Family Yoga

September 25 @ 9:30 am - 10:45 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Tuesday, repeating until November 13, 2018

Family Yoga

Family Yoga

October 2 @ 9:30 am - 10:45 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Tuesday, repeating until November 13, 2018