Sphere Mama - Yoga Classes, Support and Education. Serving Women, Men and Children, all Body Types. Specializing in Classes for Pregnancy, Childbirth and the Postpartum/ Parenting Time. Santa Fe / Los Alamos, NM.

Upcoming Workshops!

Upcoming Workshops!

Childbirth, Labor and Breastfeeding Education

Next Workshop:

Sunday July 13th 1-4pm

at the Blue Sky Pilates Studio in Los Alamos NM


*you must register in advance*


Sphere Mama’s Childbirth Education Workshop-

This pregnancy, this birth, this baby- a once in a lifetime blessing. Childbirth is a right of passage, not something to be feared! Learn how to facilitate an amazing birth experience for yourself and your baby!  You and your partner can take this workshop at anytime during your pregnancy.  It is recommended that you take the workshop early enough to practice the techniques learned in class.  We will be practicing many of the positioning options during the workshop so wear comfortable clothing ! You will receive handouts on everything you learn.

Topics covered in the Workshop:

* Learn the Stages of Labor and what to expect. We will review the first, second and third stages of labor and discuss the signs of each stage.

* Learn positioning options (poses) that will help your body feel more comfort and aid your body in the birthing process.  We will practice a handful of poses that are designed to help labor progress and aid the baby into ideal position.  The most important thing a mother can do during labor is listen to her body and move accordingly.  Learning poses ahead of time helps the mother move with confidence during labor as she listens to the cues from her body. The Birth Partner will learn how to encourage, hold and support the laboring women in the poses.  You will learn specific poses that help speed up a slow labor, poses for back labor, poses for turning a breach baby and many other positioning options for most of labors challenges.  Most importantly, these poses help the mother feel much more comfortable during the contractions.

Comfort Measures for Labor and Childbirth– We will review and discuss many of the easily accessible comfort measures for labor; using heat and cold, acupressure and massage, visualizations, movement techniques, breathing exercises, counterpressure and more….

Breastfeeding Basics– an introduction to breastfeeding.  Learn how to encourage baby to latch to breast properly, breastfeeding positions, how to prepare for breastfeeding and what to expect.  We strongly recommend parents take Sphere Mama’s Breastfeeding Course in addition to this labor workshop.  Were here to help you develop the knowledge and confidence needed for a strong breastfeeding relationship. 

Setting up a Birth Plan – We will discuss and set up an example birth plan. Setting up a birth plan is highly recommended.  A birth plan helps you understand and know your choices ahead of time so you don’t have to make any rushed, fear based decisions.  Making informed decisions is key to your health and the health of your baby. Your OB or Midwife are there to guide you and keep you safe and are a key part of your team.  Sharing your birth plan with your team is one of the main components of open communication and understanding between all involved in the birth of your precious baby.


“A tryly magical experience.  My husband and I tried for 4 years to conceive and once we were finally pregnant we embraced books, shopping and birth classes with full force!  Of all the classes we attended (bradley, lamaze and hospital classes), Christa’s Labor Class was the most informative, the most fun (yes, we had a blast), and the one class that we referred to when in childbirth.  We brought her handouts to the hospital with us and my husband used them to help guide me through a natural labor.  Her suggested positioning options and comfort measures were KEY to my comfort during pregnancy.  I had the confidence to listen to my body and follow my intuition because of Christa and her ability to empower and educate parents.”  – Ava

“Parents will always remember the birth experiences of their children.  Childbirth is imprinted into your mind.  Christa’s Chilbirth Class helped us prepare for this amazing right of passage.  Her guidance allowed us to bring our baby into this world peacefully, safe and stress free.  In today’s world with the drama associated with birth through media, women start to have fear of birth before the event even takes place.  Her class gave me confidence, helped me let go of fear and most importantly helped me work with my OB, Nurse and husband for the perfect birth.”  – Bev and Mitchel

” It was the most important 3 hours of our pregnancy!  The information was invaluable!” – Heather and Mike

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