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Childbirth Ed to Build Confidence, Reduce Fear

February 20, 2013

Interactive, fun, and supportive of your choices — that’s what Blooma’s Complete Childbirth Education promises for your childbirth ed experience.

An example of the result of a confidence exercise we do during Blooma's Complete Childbirth Education. The affirmation labels are messages from the moms' partners that they will say during pregnancy, birth, and postpartum to to remind mamas of their strength and love. 

Not only that, our three educators (also certified doulas) make it their mission to stomp out fear and build confidence.

“I LOVED this class! I think it helped so much to erase a lot of my worries and fears that surround pregnancy and birth.  It was great because I was forced out of my comfort zone to stay open and feel supported. Absolutely AMAZING experience… Thank You! Thank You!” – expectant Mama

Offered at both Blooma locations (Mpls + St. Paul) monthly, Blooma’s Complete Childbirth Education is just that — complete. Nicole, Amber + Liz guide a comprehensive class with topics that include:

  • pregnancy nutrition + wellness
  • normal birth
  • comfort measures (with lots of hands-on practice)
  • coping techniques
  • partner connections + affirmations
  • common medications + interventions
  • navigating difficult or unexpected bumps in the road
  • Blooma_ChildbirthEducation_0337_900breastfeeding (with a live demo!)
  • postpartum baby + self care

Sign up online or call Blooma (612.223.8064) for any of the upcoming sessions:


• St. Paul – Saturday Mornings – SIGN UP
• Minneapolis – Sunday Afternoons – SIGN UP


St. Paul – Thursday Evenings – SIGN UP
Minneapolis – Sunday Afternoons – SIGN UP


Alisa, Sarah & the women of Blooma

What People Are Saying About “Blooma’s Complete Childbirth Education”

December 12, 2012

Moms and partners who’ve taken this 4-week childbirth prep series say it best!

Amber Kay, childbirth educator

Amber Kay, childbirth educator

“I LOVED this class! I think it helped so much to erase a lot of my worries and fears that surround pregnancy and birth. It was great because I was forced out of my comfort zone to stay open and feel supported. Absolutely AMAZING experience… Thank You! Thank You!” —Expectant Mama

Blooma’s Complete Childbirth Education is driven by the Lamaze philosophy of birth — evidence-based, interactive learning — and enlivened by Blooma’s warmth.

Taught by Twin Cities childbirth educators and doulas who’ve supported hundreds of local births at hospitals, birth centers and homes, this workshop  promises to reduce fear, build confidence, and navigate birth choices that make sense for you.

Liz Hochman, childbirth educator

Liz Hochman, childbirth educator

For the first time — this January we’re offering cozy Friday night classes in Minneapolis, Jan. 4-25, 6-9 p.m. (We promise you’ll actually love making this your weekly date night!)

St. Paul’s January classes run Saturday afternoons, Jan. 5-25, 1:30-4:30 p.m., at our beautiful new studio in the Cathedral Hill neighborhood.

“This has been an eye opening experience for both me and my wife.  Your teaching has empowered us to make choices that we feel comfortable with when becoming a new family.” —Expectant Dad

Registration is now open for all 2013 classes, held monthly at both Blooma’s Minneapolis and St. Paul locations. Take your pick of location, class day, and evening or afternoon classes!

“I liked that the info was well rounded and unbiased. I was prepared for the class to be one-sided but I felt educated about ALL my possibilities and options in a really balanced way now.” —Expectant Mama

Nicole Stecker, childbirth educator

Nicole Stecker, childbirth educator

Take a moment amid the beauty and bustle of the holiday season and do yourself a favor: book your spot in Blooma’s Complete Childbirth Education today!


Alisa, Sarah & the women of Blooma

Mama Groups at Blooma

July 5, 2012

Did you know that Blooma has twice weekly Mama Groups?

You’ve come to love your regular time here during prenatal yoga. After baby’s arrival, continue receiving support from Blooma and from other mamas around you. No matter what type of birth you had or what your parenting philosophy, Blooma strives to be a haven for you.

Photo by Emily Rumsey Photography.

Drop into the groups any time at Blooma (Minneapolis), Wednesdays and/or Saturdays, 12:30-1:30. You’re of course welcome to bring baby!

The rotating topics are applicable to first-time moms, fifth-time moms, moms of 4-day-olds and moms approaching the first year.

Here’s a sampling of Mama Group topics, facilitated by Angie Sonrode and Nicole Stecker:

  • Juggling Life After Baby
  • Breastfeeding
  • Maintaining Identity
  • Mama Guilt
  • Out & About With Baby

And more! This is a place where you can come be honest, where you can cry on hard days, and where you can share your joys at mini-milestones.

Check out the schedule and sign up for this Saturday’s Mama Group!


Alisa, Sarah & the women of Blooma

Weekend New Mama group is back!

November 9, 2011

Women have so loved Blooma’s Wednesday New Mama group that we are happy to offer it on Saturdays, too!

It’s held at our Edina/Minneapolis location every Saurday, 12:30-1:30 p.m. after Bring Your Own Baby yoga. Teachers Angie Sonrode and Nicole Stecker will lead discussions on a different topic each week that differ from the Wednesday group topics (in case you plan to attend both!).

A few of the topics include: Out & About with Baby, Separation Anxiety, Body/Mind After Baby, Finding Work/Life Balance, and much more.

Our goal is that moms and babies come to the group to share (or not), support other moms, and feel the support and community of each other. Sign up now or simply show up this Saturday.


Alisa, Sarah & the women of Blooma