In-Person Event

Mind, Birth & Baby Essentials: In-Person (7/8, 7/15, 7/22, 7/29/24)

In-Person Class Series

In Mind, Birth & Baby Essentials: In-Person, a four-class series, Meriter’s team of dedicated educators will help expectant parents learn a mindful and intentional approach to birth and parenting. The program will include the basics of childbirth, newborn care and breastfeeding education. In addition, you and your support person will learn and practice mindfulness-based relaxation techniques and explore responsive parenting. This class is designed to support all births (un-medicated, medicated, planned or un-planned cesarean). You will leave with tools that help you have an empowered birth experience and develop meaningful, connected relationships as you begin your parenting and breastfeeding journey.


For your comfort during relaxation practice, please bring 2 pillows and a blanket or mat to the first class.


To add to your learning, you will receive three InJoy app cards:

“Understanding Birth", “Understanding Breastfeeding”, and “Understanding

Your Newborn”. The information found here is available to you for 18-months.


This class series will meet at the Jeff Levy Education Center, 2180 W. Beltline Hwy, Madison, WI

Mondays - July 8, 15, 22 & 29, 2024, 6:00-8:30 p.m.


Some important information about attending this in-person class (or group):

Any time you are around other people, you may be exposed to illness.


Please only choose in-person classes or groups if you meet all of the following: 

You are comfortable with the risk of being exposed to illness, and

You are up to date with your vaccinations, and

You do not have an illness that makes it easier for you to get sick (immunocompromised)

You may not attend class in-person if:

You test positive for COVID within 10 days of class, or

You have been in close contact with someone who tested positive for COVID or the Flu within 10 days of class, or

You have cold or flu symptoms like a fever, stuffiness, runny nose, sneezing, coughing, sore throat, headache, nausea/vomiting, diarrhea, body aches or chills.

Please note that masking at the Jeff Levy Education Center is optional but strongly encouraged, especially when in crowded spaces where 6’ distancing cannot be maintained.


Please take our classes between weeks 24 and 35 of your pregnancy.


Class Cost

$140.00 (Cost includes the registrant plus one adult support person – due to class content and partner specific activities)

Accepted credit cards: Visa, MasterCard & Discover


A week before the class, registrants will get an email with:

*some handouts for your class

*directions to our location


Along with this class series, we recommend:

Breastfeeding: Home, Pump and Work - Virtual

Meriter Baby Hour - New Parent Group

Read more about these classes at Childbirth & Parenting Classes in Madison, WI (


Refund Policy

For a full refund, registrants must contact us a week or more before the class. If we must cancel a class, the registrant will be given the chance to reschedule to another class date. If the registrant cannot reschedule, a refund will be given.


If you have any questions or need to cancel or change your class, please reach out to the Family Health Education Department at (608) 417-8446 or email:


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