Classes

Mama Bird Classes

Welcome! I'm so happy you found my classes! My name is Madison Hendry and I am the owner of Mama Bird.  I am a Certified Breastfeeding Educator BEC(BAI), Certified Birth Doula CD(BWI) and Registered Kangaroula Doula in Kangaroo Mother Care (BWI).  I have been teaching classes on physiological birth, breastfeeding and mother infant care for over 5 years and have supported hundreds of families throughout their transition into parenting.

All of my classes are based on the most up-to-date evidence based research from the World Health Organization (WHO) and world renowned researchers.  Most of all, listening to and observing families in their physical, mental and emotional biological needs throughout the perinatal period are the foundation of my classes.  

 

Below, you will see a variety of small group and private classes and workshops geared towards expecting parents, new parents or professionals working directly with moms and babies.

 

It is an honor to teach these classes and I hope you gain the knowledge, confidence and evidence based information to help you in your own journey!

*NOTE* Exciting News for Summer 2022!!!!

Mama Bird is opening her new Home Studio!  This Studio Space will be dedicated to our birth Community - offering classes, workshops and events for families, birth workers and perinatal professionals!  Stay Tuned!

For Parents:

Prenatal Breastfeeding & 4th Trimester Class

Mama Bird is providing Breastfeeding Education from the comfort of your home! 

This virtual class is LIVE with Mama Bird and unlike Hospital Classes, Mama Bird wants to ensure all families are HEARD - SMALL Groups Only :)

Class Instructor: Madison Hendry

Time: 2 hour Class

Investment: $75

When to take this class?

Ideal to take this class during your 2nd trimester, but anytime during pregnancy is wonderful.

Register: Click the date below that works best for you!

Note* Some Breastfeeding Classes are a part of a Resilient Birth 4 week Childbirth Education Series.  If you sign up for this series, my class is included!!!

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Private Breastfeeding Class

Class Instructor: Madison Hendry

Time: 2 hour Class

Investment: Virtual Private Class - $180  In Home Private Class - $250

When to take this class?

Ideal to take this class during your 2nd trimester, but anytime during pregnancy is wonderful.

Register: E-Mail Mama Bird to Schedule! mamabirdhendry@gmail.com

Note* Some Breastfeeding Classes are a part of a Resilient Birth 4 week Childbirth Education Series.  If you sign up for this series, my class is included!!!

Breastfeeding Class Description:

The transition into motherhood is one of the most profound experiences in a woman’s life.  Join us for an evening full of educating your mind, body, and most importantly, your heart.  Learn what your baby expects and how your body works to continue to nourish and care for your baby outside your womb.  This intimate, small group class opens up discussion for expecting families with hands on activities by physically going through the motions of caring for your baby in the early days of parenthood; giving moms (and their partners) the knowledge and confidence that will carry through their motherhood journey.
 

Class includes: Responding to your baby’s needs and hunger cues, understanding how your body makes and maintains milk, how to recognize when your baby is transferring milk, latch and positioning, weight gain & diaper output, maximizing rest, breastfeeding items, creating a safe and practical sleep space, taking time to heal and above all, enjoying your baby!
 

We begin and end each class with a guided visualization- If you have a yoga mat, please bring it.
Partners are encouraged to attend :)


This class is instructed by Madison Hendry, Owner of ‘Mama Bird’ and Certified Breastfeeding Educator.  Madison’s works and teachings on motherhood have been published and exhibited internationally.  She received her Master’s Degree in Fine Art with a focus on women’s studies from Brooklyn College in 2011 and went on to become a Certified Breastfeeding Educator with Birth Arts International in 2017.  She is an Affiliate with Birth Arts Int., BirthWorks Int., Breastfeeding Inc., Ohio Breastfeeding Alliance, Artist Parent Index, and The Museum of Motherhood.  She is on the Advisory Board with non-profit organization, Project NICU and holds many community events to promote, support and celebrate breastfeeding in the Cleveland area.

 

All ‘Mama Bird’ classes and workshops are created and taught by Certified Breastfeeding Educator, Madison Hendry and provide the most recent evidence-based research, accurate information and follow the World Health Organization (WHO) recommendations and policies.

All information is for educational purposes only.  It is not medical advice.  Always contact your professional healthcare provider with any medical related issues.

Hand Expression Class

Class Instructor: Madison Hendry

Time: 30 min.

Investment: Virtual Private Session - $55  In Home Private Class - $180 (1hr)

When to take this class?

38 weeks - anytime postpartum

Register: E-Mail Mama Bird to Schedule! mamabirdhendry@gmail.com


In this private session, Mama Bird Hendry will demonstrate hand expression, help moms with technique, relaxation tools, milk storage and applying hand expression to daily life.  This is perfect for the end of pregnancy, in the early days, or preparing to return to work.
Please: wash your hands before, bring a clean small bowl and/or collection container.

Hand Expression is helpful for:

  • Breast Engorgement

  • Times of Separation 

  • Increasing Milk Supply

  • Gently Removing Milk

  • Clogged Milk Ducts

  • Convenience

  • NO need for an Outlet

  • Removing more Milk with Pumping

  • Relaxation​

For Professionals:

Breastfeeding Education for Professionals!

Do you work with birthing families?  This Workshop is geared towards professionals working directly with birthing families:  OBs, Midwives, Doula, Mental Health Therapists, Nutritionists, Nurses, Professors, Pediatricians  - if you work with birthing families, this workshop is for you!

Mama Bird takes a deep dive in supporting birthing families through providing evidence based lactation & breastfeeding care to protect, support and celebrate the mother infant dyad. 

 

You will gain:

  • How Birthing Practices affect Breastfeeding

  • Society & Breastfeeding

  • Why is Breastfeeding Important

  • Why our Breastfeeding Rates are where they are

  • Breast Anatomy 

  • How Milk is Made & Maintained

  • How to get breastfeeding off to the best start

  • Breastfeeding & Sleep

  • Breastfeeding & The NICU

  • Becoming a Breastfeeding Advocate

Class Instructor: Madison Hendry

Time: 2 hour Class

Investment: $75

When to take this class?

As a student or already woking with birthing families!

Register: next Workshop Coming soon!

Mama Bird Mentorship

Do you want to become a lactation professional or doula?  Do you currently work with birthing families and would like to gain breastfeeding knowledge to do what you do even better?!

Mama Bird Mentorship is an opportunity to chat with Madison Hendry one-on-one as you gain knowledge, experience and evidence based information surrounding birth, breastfeeding, infant sleep, and supporting the mother infant dyad.

Each 1hr session with Mama Bird will help you chat through your own work with families and how you can better support them to reach their breastfeeding goals!

This mentorship is ideal for aspiring lactation professionals, NICU professionals, birth workers, midwives and students focusing on maternal infant health.

 

Class Instructor: Madison Hendry

Time: 1 hr Sessions

Investment: $125/hr virtual  $180/hr In-Person

When to take this class?

Via Zoom or in-person

Register: E-Mail Mama Bird to Schedule! mamabirdhendry@gmail.com

Want to learn more?
Mama Bird will contact you!

What Moms are saying about Mama Bird's Classes:
"Mama Bird made me feel more relaxed about breast feeding. Up until that point I felt I had only heard negative experiences about breast feeding from others. She presented all the information in a very relaxed way and I now feel much better and even excited about breast feeding." - Mom to Be
"The enthusiasm and knowledge. You turned something I feared failing at into something I am excited and confident to do." - Mom to Be