Classes & Events


Upcoming Events


Cocoa & Comfort Measures Birth Class

Saturday, December 8th, 2-5 p.m. at Bella Vie

Are you interested in gaining practical tools and insight to build confidence and prepare yourself and your partner for your upcoming birth? Join the Cocoa & Comfort Measures for Labor Workshop as we learn tools and techniques to keep mom comfortable during labor, as well as a variety of breathing exercises and labor positions and their benefits. Partners will leave this class with an understanding of how touch and physical support can impact a person in labor. They will gain skills and easy-to-use tools to be able to effectively keep their laboring partner as comfortable and relaxed as possible in labor. We will conclude the class with a discussion on the importance of relaxation and a guided imagery exercise.

Cost is $75 and includes a beautiful workbook that you will want to use through pregnancy as you prepare for your birth. Hot cocoa and a roaring fire make this the perfect “date night” before your baby arrives! Register at or contact the instructor, Valerie Brewer, BBCI at or (425) 247-9062. This class is held at Bella Vie Gentle Birth Center and is open to those delivering elsewhere, too.


January Weekend Workshop Natural Birth Class

Saturday & Sunday, January 12th-13th, 1-6 p.m. at Bella Vie

If you are planning to have your baby at a birth center or at home, this class will prepare you and your partner for what to expect in labor and beyond. Comfort measures, breathing, relaxation, and visualization are all taught during the Weekend Workshop, along with the stages of labor, recognizing the signs of labor, when to go to your birthplace, labor and pushing positions, postpartum for moms, and the basics of breastfeeding. Time will be given to preparing dads/partners with practical tools to effectively support a laboring mom with confidence. For those planning to deliver at a hospital, this class will still provide you will pertinent information and many tools and techniques to use in your natural birth.

Cost is $195 and includes a full-color workbook. This class is held in Salem at Bella Vie Gentle Birth Center and is open to those delivering elsewhere, too. Register at or contact the instructor, Valerie Brewer, BBCI at or (425) 247-9062.