Supporting you to feel confident and empowered for whatever is awaiting ahead on your beautiful journey. 

With the overwhelming amount of information and opinions surrounding pregnancy and birth
coming from doctors, friends, family and birth professionals, how do you choose the best path for you?

Each person’s path through birth is not like any other. I believe there is no single right way to prepare for birth, nor one right way to give birth. For each path is uniquely and beautifully different. My goal is to Equip your family with up to date, non-biased, evidenced based information from which you can draw from to make the best decisions for your family. I believe you are the Captain and your partner the Co-Captain. My role is to be your Advisor to help you on this path.

Information covered in classes include . . .

NUTRITION FROM A HOLISTIC PERSPECTIVE

So, What’s for Dinner? Nutrition in Pregnancy

Vegan and Vegetarian Pregnancy

Nutrition for Labor and Birth

Nutritional Needs for Lactation

Relating Food and Bodies to Health at Every Size

Low Impact Exercise During Pregnancy

Stress Reduction

baby, home birth, natural birth, doula

LABOR AND BIRTH INFORMATION

Pregnancy Overview

Anatomy of Pregnancy and Birth

Preparing for Labor

Labor and Birth an Overview

Preparing for the unexpected

Cesarean Section

Vaginal Birth after Cesarean Section (VBAC)

Labor and Birth Preferences

COMFORT MEASURES

Understanding Labor Support

Positioning in Labor

Massage and the Art of Touch

Breathing and Relaxation

Aromatherapy

Hydrotherapy

Water in Labor and Birth 

Birth Balls

TENS

The 3 R’S Rituals, Rhythm, and Relaxation

Imagery and Visualization

Natural Pain Relief

Back Labor

Optimal Fetal Positioning

BREASTFEEDING THE NEWBORN

How Birth Practices Affect Breastfeeding

Importance of Breast Milk

Skin to Skin

The Breast Crawl

Positions in Breastfeeding

Common Breastfeeding Challenges

Nutritional Needs for Lactation

Breastfeeding Resources National and Local

NEWBORN CARE AND POSTPARTUM EXPECTATIONS

Physical Characteristics of the Newborn

Infant Transition at Birth

Skin to Skin Contact

Newborn Procedures

APGAR Scoring

Reflexes of the Newborn

Sleep States of the Newborn

Postpartum Care for Momma

Adjusting to life with a baby
including non-gestational caregivers

Babywearing
postpartum mood and anxiety disorders

Establishing support systems

Types of Classes

GROUP PRENATAL CLASS

This 4-hour prenatal class includes:

  • Email support until your baby arrives
  • Ebook of material covered
  • Packing List
  • Newborn/Breastfeeding Ebook
  • Welcome goodie bag

PRIVATE IN HOME

This 4 hour private in-home class is perfect for the couple that needs the class to work around their busy schedules. It includes:

  • Email support until your baby arrives
  • Ebook of material covered
  • Packing List
  • Newborn/Breastfeeding Ebook
  • Welcome goodie bag filled with organic baby products from local businesses

REFRESHER

This 2 hour in-home shortened class is perfect for the couple needing a little refresher on what to expect. It includes:

  • Email support until your baby arrives
  • Ebook of material covered
  • Packing List
  • Newborn/Breastfeeding Ebook
  • Welcome goodie bag filled with organic baby products from local businesses

GROUP PRENATAL CLASS

This 4-hour prenatal class includes:

  • Email support until your baby arrives
  • Ebook of material covered
  • Packing List
  • Newborn/Breastfeeding Ebook
  • Welcome goodie bag

PRIVATE IN HOME

This 4 hour private in-home class is perfect for the couple that needs the class to work around their busy schedules. It includes:

  • Email support until your baby arrives
  • Ebook of material covered
  • Packing List
  • Newborn/Breastfeeding Ebook
  • Welcome goodie bag filled with organic baby products from local businesses

REFRESHER

This 2 hour in-home shortened class is perfect for the couple needing a little refresher on what to expect. It includes:

  • Email support until your baby arrives
  • Ebook of material covered
  • Packing List
  • Newborn/Breastfeeding Ebook
  • Welcome goodie bag filled with organic baby products from local businesses

Classes are held once a month in the Chicago-land area.
Contact Sister Star for more information and to sign up.

SERVING THE CHICAGO-LAND
FOLLOWING AREAS:

Hyde Park, Bronzville, Woodlawn, Park Manor, South Shore, back of the yards, Englewood, McKinley Park, Pilsen, South Side, Westside Lawndale, Westtown Loop, Logan Square, Archer Heights, Brighton Park, Little Village, McKinley Park, Hamilton Park, Englewood, Marquette Park, South Shore, ect.

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