Vicki Elson

Contact Info Childbirth Education Classes since 1982! Also Training and Certification for Childbirth Educators.
59 Gleason Road
Pioneer Valley
Vicki Elson

Professional Qualifications

sliding scale
Baystate Medical Center, Cooley Dickinson Hospital, Home Birth, Other Hospital
Adoption, Anxiety and Phobias, Birth After Loss, Children with Special Needs, Elective Cesarean, Homebirth, Optimal Fetal Positioning, Special Spiritual/Religious Needs, Surrogacy, Twins/Multiples, Unmedicated Birth, Vaginal Birth After Cesarean, Waterbirth
  • Childbirth classes (15 hours total) in downtown Northampton
  • Refresher classes for experienced parents (3 hours)
  • Pregnancy, birth, postpartum, baby care, breastfeeding, parenthood
  • Maximum 5 pregnant people and their partners/supporters
  • Home/hospital, couples/singles, straight/LGBTQ -- all are welcome!
  • Emphasis on confidence, strength, joy, informed choice
  • Content and scheduling can be tailored to the group's needs
  • Sliding scale, scholarships available in special cases
  • Aspiring childbirth professionals are welcome to audit
  • 30+ years experience (and it's still fun!)
  • Childbirth educator training program

It's been my pleasure to teach childbirth classes for 30+ years, and to train childbirth educators for 20+ years. I'm a mother of three, and a grandma of two. I have two college degrees in childbirth anthropology, and I'm a MotherWoman group facilitator.  I'm an experienced doula, and I'm happy to work with all kinds of parents, including those with challenging circumstances.  My class in Northampton includes healthy pregnancy, physiology of birth, a wide variety of tools for labor, informed decision-making, newborn care, breastfeeding, and parenting.  Visit to download a wonderful free ebook about what REALLY works for labor, and to see the trailer for my film, "Laboring Under An Illusion: Mass Media Childbirth vs. The Real Thing."

Training childbirth educators
Vicki Elson