Sweet Pea Childbirth Education
Birth is my bliss.
I have taught as long as I have because I love it, and end nearly every class on a “teaching high.” That said, I have found new energy since choosing to become and independent educator this year. I feel re-invigorated and even more deeply committed to sharing what I know about childbirth with others; I am “fired up” to mentor couples through this amazing process of bringing a baby into the world.
Classes are 10-weeks long, with an 11th meeting in your home with me for a 1-2 hour Whole House Labor Rehearsal, where I apply what we’ve learned in class to your space, showing you how to best utilize your home as a labor tool.
Tuition is $325. A $50 deposit via Paypal, Google Checkout, cash or personal check holds your place in the class. The balance can be paid in installments, due by our 8th meeting.
A Little About Me
I have four children. Caleb was born naturally 3 weeks before his due date in February 1994 in the hospital with an OB as care provider. Anna Claudia, born in December 1995, barrelled her way into our family 22 months after her brother, being born naturally in an hour flat in the same hospital with the same OB. Leo came along in May 2005 and was my first homebirthed baby with a midwife. Phoebe, born in August 2009, is my spitfire caboose. I birthed her at home into my own hands in a tub of water set up in our living room, attended by midwives–an amazing way to end my childbearing “career!”
I am currently working on requirements to certify with CAPPA (Childbirth and Postpartum Professional Association).
I have a degree from the University of Utah in Behavioral Science and Health, with a minor in Anthropology. I am currently working on my pre-requisites for nursing school, so I can then pursue my Certified Nurse Midwife Master’s degree (yes, I am a glutton for punishment!).
I am a Certified Birth Attendant at The Birth Center (www.utahbirthcenter.com), where I assist midwives at births, performing clinical and doula services and care.
Adrianna Costello-Martin, CBA
It wasn’t until baby J was about 12 hours old that it hit me that I had a c-section and I felt devastated. But, what comforts me is that I knew from your class how to prevent having a c-section therefore, I knew I did all I could possibly do to have a vaginal birth and I am part of that 10% of the population that had a necessary c-section. Thank you!” ~LN