Brainerd Lakes Midwifery partners with several central Minnesota childbirth educators who teach quarterly childbirth education classes for expectant parents and their partners. Each one-day class covers a variety of topics and provides plenty of time for questions and discussion. The course is appropriate for parents planning a home birth or un-medicated/natural hospital birth. Topics include:

  • mechanics of labor and delivery

  • the emotional and psychological aspects of labor

  • stages of labor: what they are, how to recognize them, and how partners can be supportive throughout the process

  • relaxation techniques

  • hands-on practice of counter pressure and massage, labor rehearsals

  • birth videos, games, time to interact with other couples

  • getting a good start with breastfeeding

  • common postpartum concerns and much more!


Classes are typically held in Brainerd, MN or Long Prairie, MN and normally run from approximately 10 a.m. -- 3 p.m.  

Next session: please call the BLM office at 218-454-0909 or email  for upcoming class dates/options.  Upcoming classes include MAY 18,2019, and late summer 2019, both taught by doula, childbirth educator and lactation specialist Felicia Mills.

FEES are determined by each instructor and average  $75/COUPLE