Comfort Measures Class

Comfort Measures is a great resource for couples needing extra practice or to learn how to manage labor and birth more comfortably. It's a class for first time parents, those needing a ‘refresher’ in labor coping skills, or couples wanting to expand their knowledge of comfort measures for labor and birth.

Courtney Maloney and Hannah Covington, Serenity Birth Services doulas, are the instructors for this class.

Class location: Birth Center of Baton Rouge, 277 Rue de la Vie

Please bring 2-3 pillows, a blanket or yoga mat, a flat bed sheet (any size), a birth ball (only if you have one), pen/paper for note taking, snacks and anything else you need to be comfortable.

This one session three-hour class is dedicated to learning and practicing:

  • Relaxation

  • Breathing techniques

  • Positions for effective laboring and birthing

  • Use of birth ball, birthing tub, rebozo and other tools

  • Massage, counter-pressure, and acupressure

  • Hands-on comfort measures

  • Managing back pain

  • Visualization, vocalizing, and movement

Class Fee: $55 mom and one support person

Rescheduling & Cancellation Policy Rescheduling A Class - Class participants must request rescheduling of classes by email using the Contact form. A rescheduling fee (NCB $40, CM $25, Private $40), must be paid in order to reschedule a class or series within 14 days before the beginning date of any class. Rescheduling a class is not guaranteed and depends on availability.

Cancellation - Class members must request a cancellation by email using the Contact form. The class fee, less an administrative fee (NCB $40, CM $25, Private $40), will be refunded until 14 days before the beginning date of any class. No refunds will be issued within 14 days of the start date.


"Excellent job!  We learned a lot that we did not know or realize we knew. We knew that we longed for more coached 'practice', and this class is a wonderful resource to give the time necessary for mom and partner to refine those skills.”

2019-2020 Comfort Measures Classes


  • Wednesday, August 21 THIS CLASS HAS FILLED

  • Monday, September 9 THIS CLASS HAS FILLED

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