childbirth class schedule 

classes are currently held online. 

December 7 - February 8 (Monday nights)

January 12 - February 23 (Tuesday nights)

February 15 - April 5 (Monday nights)

March 2 - April 20 (Tuesday nights)

April 12 - May 31 (Monday nights)

May 4 - June 23 (Tuesday nights)

Monday and Tuesday night classes run from 6-7:30 pm.

Saturday morning classes are from 9-10:30 am.

The cost is $295 and you can pay by venmo

@amy-brooksmurphy, cash or check.

Please note, because of the online format we might not need as many weeks to get through all the information. You'll watch films and practice exercises and labor positions outside of class.

Also, classes will be held in my living room in Des Moines when it's safe to meet in person again. Summer classes are sometimes held in or around my backyard, uterus shaped swimming pool!



postpartum playgroup schedule 

We currently meet Tuesday mornings online at 9:00. Please contact Amy for more details. It's free and everyone is welcome. Here's our upcoming schedule. The weeks with speakers are listed, other Tuesday's we talk about whatever is on your mind. XO

9/22 Amanda Hardy, PhD, LMHC and author of the new book “Dear Mama, You Matter”

10/6 Zakariyah Hill from The Supply Hive will speak about collecting donations for local families in need.

10/13 Jamie Nelson Kirby marriage and family therapist 

10/20 Amy Palajian from Yummy Toddler Food and author of the book “Busy Little Hands: Food Play: Activities for Preschoolers” (comes out in November)

10/27 Jenn Riggs from Wander Women Iowa. She’ll talk about hiking, camping and loving nature even in the winter.

11/3 Jenny Kline from Movement Yoga will help us relax on election day.

11/10 Kara Simons from Joyful Resonance will discuss how nature and the universe are always communicating with us and offer tools to help tune into the messages using your own intuition and belief system.

11/17 Gail Hardinger McCarthy will talk about chakras and how keeping them opened and balanced can help us deal with change and stress.

12/1 Breathe Physical Therapy

12/8 Monika from Sweet Tooth Farm

12/15 Kari from the Cheese Shop/Cheese Bar will teach us how to pair cheese and wine and make a cheese board for the holidays!

12/22 and 12/29 no group

1/5 goals and topics for 2021

When it's safe to meet in person again, postpartum playgroup will be held from 9-10:30 back at the Clive Public Library. Sometimes we have a specific topic/speaker and sometimes we just hang out. Everyone with little ones are welcome (of course dads, pregnant people, nannies, grandma/pas...too) and it's totally okay if you're late. It's free, super fun, non-judgmental, relaxed, casual, safe and all good. The dates with a speaker/topic are listed. Other Tuesdays we meet and talk about whatever is on your mind. Breastfeeding support is always available. XOXO

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