birth prep + birth support
Birth Prep Massage:
This is a gentle, supportive way to work with your body to encourage it to let go and move into labor.
This a blend of massage and acupressure, this treatment focuses on your individual needs as you reach "full term" and supports the natural progression of your body preparing for birth. We take a lot into consideration when scheduling this treatment. If this is your first session, we recommend a 90 minute treatment. If you have been coming in regularly, a 60 minute is great but you can always add time.
We encourage this session for anyone preparing for a scheduled induction, as well as, a surgical birth. It is helpful and supportive for all kinds of births and can be wonderful form of self care the day or (days) before your scheduled date and supports recovery.
We have two treatment rooms at our wellnest so partners will often come in together to be seen at the same time or back to back with one therapist. The rooms can also be opened up to form a partners suite if you prefer to be in the same space. This is often a favorite treatment as you get ready for birth. We also have partners switch off with the baby in our lounge and come in together postpartum or during the first few months with a new baby at home. You may gift one of your discount package sessions to your partner or friend and come in together!
Private Birth Prep Workshop:
Our Private Birth Prep Workshop teaches your partner(s/anyone who will be present at your birth) tools and techniques that are helpful for not only relieving discomforts of pregnancy but specific techniques + comfort measures to support your whole birth experience!
2 hour workshop: $150 (per family)
Birth doula support?
We offer a free Doula Info Night every other month if you would like to find out more details and learn more about the individual birth support and doula packages we offer. You can also contact any practitioner individually to learn more about their doula services. Typically packages include two meetings with families before birth, day of birth and one postpartum visit.
Already have a doula but think you might want some extra hands on support? We can come during early labor, while you're home, maybe before your doula arrives so they can rest up. We can help you relax maybe even help you sleep so you can settle into your labor rhythm. We can join you during active labor as another set of hands for some extra physical support as you work hard through your surges. We can meet you at your home or hospital and give your support team a break. Although many of us are also birth doulas, as certified prenatal massage therapists, we can offer this unique type of support and join you for 2, 4 or 6 hours during your labor (which is different than the consistent, physical, emotional and informational support, before during and after birth that a doula provides). We like to give many options for our clients to help meet everyone needs and find this to be a great addition to other types of birth support.
Labor + Birth Massage
2 hr $200
4 hr $350
6 hr $500
$25 travel fee between hours of 8am-5pm
$50 travel fee after hours
We offer different options for Childbirth Education classes!
Inclusive Childbirth Education (both of our series classes are considered FULL CBE)
KIN: 5 Week Series:
- Pregnancy Support + Childbirth Prep
This class provides evidenced based, non-biased information in an inclusive, integrative and interactive environment. Our main focus is helping to create more positive, supported birth experiences where you feel cared for, informed, powerful and whole regardless of birthing location, birth preferences, decisions or family dynamics. Connect with your support team and other folks and families preparing for birth over the course of your time together and create a support network for your postpartum and parenting journey! Each class is 2 hours long for 5 consecutive weeks.
KIN: 2 Part Series:
- Pregnancy Support and Childbirth Prep
This class covers the same information covered in the 5 week series but in two, 5 hour classes. This class is typically on a weekend with a couple weeks in-between each class. Great option for folks who can't commit to 5 weeks or week day evenings and it's also great for anyone wanting to start putting tools and techniques into practice right away.
1 Day Express Class:
This option is great for those who can't commit to the time/dates or cost of a full CBE series but would still like an in-depth, interactive course in this one weekend day, 9-3pm express class.
Additional Classes and Refresher Courses
* Private Birth Prep Workshop: $150 (per family)
Addition to hospital classes // 2 hr class (option to add second class for more info)
This inclusive workshop is for birthing people + anyone who will be attending their birth and it is a great addition to hospital classes, other birthing methods or as a refresher course, as it covers basic birth education with a deeper focus on tools and techniques:
Massage - Acupressure - Counter-pressure - Hydrotherapy Movement - Positioning and much more!
We offer free info sessions for those wanting to learn more about childbirth education so look out for dates and locations all around San Diego! We also offer payment plans and scholarships. Please reach out if you have any questions.