Posts Tagged ‘childbirth education’

Preparing For Birth Has Moved!

Monday, May 12th, 2014

We are still at the same address, but we have moved upstairs into a new, more spacious office suite. We are now in Suite 201, just at the top of the stairs. The very first door. We now have three midwives working out of this office, and five doulas, all of whom are a joy to work with. Classroom space is bigger, too, which excites me to no end!

As I grow in my business, I am learning so much, and I am grateful to be a part of Preparing For Birth as it grows to better serve our community with more options for women during the perinatal period. From Early Pregnancy classes, to Essentials for Childbirth, to Life With Baby, Pregnancy Fitness, and Breastfeeding classes, we really are covering a wider range of needs at an affordable price.

Stay tuned for more information!

Grace & Peace,
Tiffany

At Preparing for Birth: A new blog post for dads!

Monday, September 30th, 2013

Beso-EmbarazadaI wrote my first post for the blog at Preparing for Birth, and it’s up today! Go check it out, and come back for more when you can!

“Many men in our culture are fairly apprehensive about birth. Most have never seen a real birth, or talked about it outside of sex ed. They are often nervous about birth itself, seeing their partner in pain, the what-ifs, and all that may come after. They doubt their ability to support their partner in her journey, and wonder if they’ll be strong enough.”

CLICK HERE to read more at the Preparing for Birth blog.

Grace & Peace,
Tiffany

One Small Goal

Tuesday, January 17th, 2012

Today marks Week 3 of teaching yet another childbirth education series as a volunteer at our local crisis pregnancy center. I can’t even begin to describe the blessing that this ministry is! To be a part of what they do is such a joy to me.

Serving women who are often abused in the system is a privilege and an honor. My goal for each woman who leaves my class – no matter how young she may be – is that they would feel confident, equipped, and ready to make adult decisions reflecting the adult nature of their responsibilities as mothers.

One of my goals for the year 2012 is to take the Teen Educator training through CAPPA, in order to be even better equipped myself to minister to this under-served population of young women.

I can’t wait to have enough saved up to get started!

I’m hoping to share more of my 2012 goals by the end of this month, but I’m taking my time to sort them out and pray over them carefully before I do. What are some of your goals for 2012?

Grace & Peace,
Tiffany

Homebirth Preparation Classes are Open for Enrollment in 2012!

Saturday, January 14th, 2012

I have been blessed to join the team of educators at Preparing for Birth, in order to take advantage of a wonderful opportunity to be mentored by Desirre Andrews.

Under the Preparing for Birth name, I am offering classes in my personal specialty: homebirth. As a mother who has only birthed out of hospital, I feel a strong pull to equip and prepare women to birth in this non-traditional setting. Many women aren’t quite sure just what typical homebirth looks like, or how to prepare well for it. I aim to fill in that gap, and supplement the education your midwife is probably already doing with you.

The home birth preparation class is based in the evidence of healthy birth practices using a variety of techniques and tools for successful real life application by class participants.

  • Connect more deeply with your labor partner(s) and baby.
  • Learn how your body works and why during pregnancy through postpartum.
  • Understand how you and baby labor, birth and bond together.
  • Utilize tried and true techniques.
  • Be encouraged and grow in confidence for the entire process.
  • Practice role-playing of common scenarios.
  • Solidify your birth and parenting philosophies.
  • Sharpen communication and consumer skills for real life application.
  • Gain strategies and techniques for the postpartum period.
  • Apply knowledge and information into life skills.

View the complete class outline HERE.

Tuesday Evening Homebirth Prep 4-week Series

  • February 7th-28th
  • April 3rd-24th
  • June 5th-26th

What does it cost?

  • Homebirth Prep Class: $100
  • Homebirth Prep Class (military): $85
  • Homebirth Prep Class (community discount): $60
  • Ask about other options when you call.

Call or email me now to reserve your spot:
tiffany@prepforbirth.com
791-432-9712

Or register and pay online HERE.

I am also volunteering my childbirth education services at the Colorado Springs Pregnancy Center.

Grace & Peace,
Tiffany Miller CLD, CCCE

Now Taking July Registration!

Thursday, June 2nd, 2011

Registration is open for July childbirth education courses at Preparing for Birth.

6-Week Comprehensive Courses are available on Monday and Thursday nights, for $125.

A 4-Week Comprehensive Homebirth Preparation course is available on Saturday afternoons, for $100. This is the course I will be teaching! (Can you tell I’m excited?)

To see class outlines/topics, available dates, or to register for either, follow this link: Preparing for Birth Group Classes.

I hope to see you there!

Grace & Peace,
Tiffany Miller, CLD

Announcement!

Friday, May 27th, 2011

As of the beginning of May, 2011, I have become an official part of Preparing For Birth here in Colorado Springs. Desirre Andrews, the founder and owner, has a passion for mentoring other birth professionals, which I am now taking advantage of.

I am not really very fond of diving into something head first, and hoping I make it. I am much more the “read-every-instruction-then-proceed-with-caution” kind of person, so having a mentor is actually quite important to me. I have so many gaps in my birth work that I desire to fill, and I know I cannot do it alone. I am still finding my voice in the birth community, and I only have glimpses of what that will be in the future, but I don’t yet have the whole picture.

So, in an attempt to go about this career choice in some semblance of order, I have chosen to learn from those who are farther along in their journey than I. I fully intend to blunder about for awhile as I find my feet, but with such women to learn from, I’m confident it won’t take as long as I feel like it will!

To start, I will be teaching a specialized Homebirth Preparation class! This coming week, I will be calling and speaking to several of our local homebirth midwives in order to garner support and gain a better understanding of what the homebirth community needs. Much of the curriculum is the same as traditional classes, but there are definitely some things specific to homebirth that many birthing families would benefit from.

I cannot tell you how excited I am to become part of a team like this!

Grace & Peace,
Tiffany