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Peaceful Beginning

Birth and Baby Classes

About The Peaceful Birth Class

Peaceful Birth Class

Class includes Breastfeeding and Newborn Care

Instructor - Cheryl Orengo, BS, ICCE

Group Class - I teach one group class each month online.  Pregnancy is a time to nurture yourself and get ready for labor, birth and your newborn baby. This 6.5 hour Saturday afternoon class will give you hands-on practice and knowledge about the entire birth process as well as caring for your newborn. The act of childbirth can seem mysterious for first-time parents-to-be so learning with others can be comforting. The class will help you to be stronger and more confident about working together during labor, birth and with your newborn.

Private Class - I can also provide a 6 hour private class at a time that is best for both of you. If you need a refresher course, you are worried because you have already experienced birth or just have particular needs, a private class will be perfect for you.

For both classes I teach knowledge and skills and help you with hands-on-practice to provide the best birth experience possible.  I can't promise you an easy birth, no one can, I can't promise that you will not have pain, no one can, but I can ease your fear of the unknown, and give you the tools to have a joyous birth no matter what situation arises.

I have been teaching childbirth and parent education for 37 years, led hundreds and hundreds of doula clients through labor and birth for over 33 years and I trained doulas for DONA International for 17 years so I teach my students the methods I taught my doula trainees. 

My peaceful birth and baby class will give you the tools to have a joyous birth and an easier postpartum creating happy memories of your first weeks with your newborn.


To learn more about having a joyous and empowering birth watch a

Normal Birth. 

One Day Peaceful Birth Class - learn to be a strong, confident, laboring woman so you can have the best birth possible with your trained birth partner!

12 - 6:30pm one Zoom Saturday Class each month 

Class Schedule in 2022 for the next few months:

April 30

May 21

June 11

OR schedule a private class by calling me:



My Peaceful Birth Class includes the following:

• important information about late pregnancy

• the process of labor and birth

• practice of labor positions and comfort measures for an easier labor and a labor that progresses well 

• medical procedures explained

• preparing for the day you give birth including: birth preferences (traditionally called a birth plan)

• what to expect at the hospital due to Covid-19

• postpartum and newborn care - breastfeeding, methods to quiet a crying baby, baby wearing lessons and great films.

• your class fee includes: the Saturday afternoon class, a complete 10 page syllabus of the class content and homework you can do with the class book (order on Amazon or purchase at a bookstore in Asheville NC, Malaprops.) 

• Questions? Call Cheryl at 828-776-3327

Fees for the virtual one day group class: 

$90 -  for the one day class per couple 

$50 -  for women with Medicaid or other hardship

The fee includes: 

  • 6.5 hour class
  • A complete 10 page syllabus of the class which includes homework based on the best book available for expectant parents 
  • Group classes are limited to 8 couples so I can see everyone on the Zoom screen and provide assistance when needed.

Fee for the virtual one day class: 

$140  - per couple and other family members that may want to join you.

The fee includes: 

  • 6 hour private class - two 3 hour sessions or one 6 hour class that works for all of us
  • A 10 page syllabus which includes homework
  • Followup assistance


The class book - Pregnancy, Childbirth and the Newborn - Author Penny Simkin 2018. I strongly suggest that you purchase this book for class homework. The book is available from Amazon and at Malaprops in downtown Asheville NC. but it is not necessary to attend the class

Questions about the above class? Call Cheryl at 828-776-3327

Cheryl Orengo

Asheville, NC

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