Fruit of the Womb Birthing Services
Childbirth Classes and Doula Care

Childbirth Classes

Nets Manela

Childbirth Educator

Certified Doula,
ALACE, toLabor

Serving families
in the Baltimore region
and beyond

For more information, contact
Reisterstown, MD
Childbirth Classes
Interactive and empowering 
  group & private classes offered

Nets and Jakir in 2007 with our first baby, Lev

Where, When, and How Much
I teach group classes from our home in Reisterstown, Maryland 
(Northern Baltimore County,  North of Owings Mills) 
And private classes in my clients' homes.  
Contact me at or 240-997-5319
to find out when the next series begins and for pricing information.

I believe:
•The knowledge of how to give birth already exists within every woman
•A woman labors best where she feel safest,
•A woman in labor deserves an environment in which her privacy, autonomy, and emotional security are protected, and her mobility is encouraged
•Mother and baby form a unit whose well-being is intertwined
•Nutrition, exercise, relaxation, and loving support are fundamental to Motherbaby health and development
•Pregnancy, birth, and parenting make up a continuum
of enormous growth and learning
•Birth is a crucial rite of passage during which women are both
incredibly powerful and vulnerable
•Mother-led care leads to empowered parenting
•Homebirth is a safe option for those who choose it
•Less intervention leads to fewer complications
•Beliefs and emotions influence birth
•Women deserve access to good information in order to exercise informed consent

Stay tuned - this section will be updated soon to more accurately reflect the latest version of my classes.

Materials and Activities 

Whole and small group discussions; question & answer sessions;

Relaxation techniques, breathwork, stretches and exercises drawing on yoga and qigong

Hands-on instruction and practice with partner including massage, rebozo, craniosacral release, positions for labor and birth, acupressure, and comfort measures; visualization; affirmations;

Videos, writing, drawing, playdough, workbook activities, games, role plays; 

Class in the woods, on the farm, and/or around the campfire;

Comprehensive workbook, supplementary handouts, take-home activities, lending library access, special guests, wholesome snacks;

And more!

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