Prenatal Classes

January 13, 2020

Childbirth preparation course

Presents an essense of different childbirth preparation modalities, packed in one juicy and informative course. Taught in English, designed for expat women in Russia.

This prenatal course consists of 4 classes, 3 hours each, once a week. Each class contains three sections: exercises, breathing & relaxation techniques and lecture.

Exercises include elements that are ideally suited for pregnant women regardless of gestation period to prepare the body for the birthing process. It also does not matter if you practice sport regularly or not.

Breathing exercises include some of the most commonly used techniques used during labor and birth. It helps greatly if you learn to breathe before the onset of labor, so that your body reacts effortlessly to specific types of breathing. This course will also teach you how to communicate with the hospital staff when you don't speak Russian.

Class 1  January 14th

  • Russian obstetric medical system: How it works?

  • How to choose a hospital and a doctor? 

  • What’s a Birth Plan and why you might need one?

  • What’s important if you want to have a gentle birth?

  • What is a birth team and where to find it?

  • What to expect during the last 2 weeks before delivery

  • Physical changes in your body.


Class 2 January 21st

  • Physiology of the first stage of labor

  • How to know when it’s time to go to the hospital? 

  • How to help yourself (massage, positions, movement)?

  • What can your partner\doula do to help?

  • Routine medical procedures of first stage.

Class 3 January 28th

  • Second and third stages of labor.

  • Positions, help of partner/doula.

  • Routine medical procedures at second and third stage of labor.

  • Golden hour after the birth: getting to know your baby.

Class 4 February 4th

  • Physiology of the postpartum period.

  • Routine medical procedures for you and the baby.

  • Early breastfeeding: secrets and life hacks.

  • First days in the hospital with the baby – what to expect?

  • Your 4th trimester: how to take care of your body after the birth?


On top of that we offer exclusive classes on breastfeeding and infant care in groups or individually. These classes include information on lactation, breast care, breastfeeding after 1 week, 1, 3, 6 months, adding solid food, medical support for mother and baby after birth, life with an infant, bathing, baby massage, swaddling etc., as well as invaluable information for foreign mothers on finding the right pediatrician and other specialists in Moscow.

To register for Newborn Care class contact the instructor.

19 500 RUB (in a group), 32 000 RUB (private sessions)

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Class schedule:
January 14th, January 21st, January 28th, February 4th 
17.00-20.00  (5-8 pm)
Last chance to join the class - January 7th 2010
What to bring for class: Comfortable clothes that stretch, snack and shoes/socks to change into.
Moms are encouraged to bring their birth support person or partner (free of charge).

11A Ulanskiy pereulok, entrance 2, 1st floor.

 Уланский переулок, дом 11А, подъезд № 2, этаж 1

Meet your instructor

Birth Doula, Lactation Consultant, Childbirth Educator,

Certified Midwife

Maria Miroshnikova

© 2015-2019 Ekaterina Mariposa

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