Empower yourself with PHA’s holistic pregnancy and childbirth classes…

Discovering you’re pregnant can be quite an emotional experience—shock, excitement…the slow realization that your life is about to change. It can be quite thrilling and terrifying all at the same time!

But, hey, can we be real for a moment? The thought of this whole bringing-a-new-life-into-the-world thing can be a bit intimidating. In fact, it can be downright nerve-wracking! This potent mix of emotions can leave you wondering:

“I’m pregnant! Now, what??? What’s next? How do I have a healthy pregnancy?”


You schedule appointments. You talk to friends. You call your mom. Or you don’t call your mom. You have a million questions. There’s a flood of advice, but it’s difficult to sort through. And we haven’t even brought up the internet yet.

You start with a simple Google search and emerge hours later, head spinning with all the information that’s out there, a lot of which is contradictory!

How do you know what information to trust?

Every pregnancy is unique so, which information is right for you?

You know what? It’s ok. You’re not alone.

There’s a community of women wondering the same things.

Maybe you’re a new mama and have no clue where to begin...


Maybe this is your second journey through pregnancy, and you’re feeling intimidated because the first one felt out of control... 


Maybe you’re a pregnancy veteran and you realize there is a wealth of knowledge available that could help make this pregnancy the best experience yet!

What if you had access to a team of medical and wellness professionals who have not only been in the trenches of childbirth and pregnancy themselves but have consolidated the most relevant information for you?

What would it be like to feel more confident as a mother? 


What would change in your life if you felt more empowered to thrive through pregnancy rather than just get through it?


What kind of friendships could form if you explored your pregnancy journey with women in the same season of life?

We created these pregnancy and childbirth classes with you in mind.


Each pregnancy is unique but all can benefit from the education we provide. In these classes, open to the entire community, we share relevant insights that serve to enrich your prenatal and childbirth experience, increase your confidence, and help your baby to thrive.


PHA’s holistic prenatal education is grounded in the combined expertise of our integrated medical team of MDs, nurse practitioners, our whole food nutritionist, exercise physiologist, nurses, and HolisticHealth & wellness coaches.


PHA’s founders, Drs. Uthman and Susan Cavallo, led a practice-wide collaboration to develop the material we’ll be bringing to you in these classes. 


Integrating over eight decades of traditional medical experience with cutting edge Lifestyle Medicine, we address not only the body but also nutrition, activity and the mind—behaviors, habits, emotions and relationships. Your team of class instructors is specially equipped to tackle a wide variety of prenatal and childbirth subjects.

These pregnancy classes provide a unique blend of medical expertise and integrative HolisticHealth strategies, not offered anywhere else in the community.

What Can I Expect?


Weekly topics on self-care strategies to reduce the discomforts of pregnancy and childbirth, maximize your physical health, help regulate emotions and increase your sense of calm and well-being. (Classes on Thursdays, 1-2pm.)

Check out our rotating class series...

July 13th


Coping with the Discomforts of Pregnancy


Presenter…Shelly Schultz, BSN, RN 


July 20th


Relax and Enjoy the Ride:

Relaxation & Mindfulness Techniques to Help You Through Pregnancy and Beyond


Presenter…Mary Labuzienski, MS, CLL


July 27th


The Basics of Eating for a Healthy Pregnancy (Part 1 of 2)


Presenter…Nancy Strasser, MS, RD


- balancing your macronutrients

- recommended safe and unsafe foods

- meeting your baby’s nutritional needs



August 3rd


Food: Questions and Answers (Part 2 of 2)


Presenter…Nancy Strasser, MS, RD


- An interactive class addressing questions, challenges, recipe ideas, and quick & easy go-tos

(Attendance of Part 1 is pre-requisite for attendance of this class)


August 10th


Baby, Let’s Move!

Exercise and Movement During Pregnancy


Presenter…Mary Labuzienski, MS, CLL


August 17th


All Stressed Up & No Place to Go:

Managing Stress and Anxiety


Presenter…Mary Labuzienski, MS, CLL


August 24th


Lamaze Education PHA Style


Presenter…Diane Griffin, RN


- Preparing for the final push

- Having the environment that works for your labor

- Action plan for Lamaze breathing

August 31st

Setting, Communicating, and Holding Boundaries


Presenter…Suzanne Holmes, BSW, RN


September 7th


Eating- Newborn Style!

Supporting Your Feeding Choices


Presenters…Shelly Schultz, BSN, RN, Diane Griffin, RN


September 14th


Sleep Like a Baby:

Tips for Getting a Good Night’s Sleep


Presenter…Mary Labuzienski, MS, CLL


September 21st


Questions You Might be Afraid to Ask…


Presenter…Shelly Schultz, BSN, RN


September 28th


Embrace the Power of Positivity:

Strategies to Build Your Wellbeing and Help You Thrive


Presenter…Mary Labuzienski, MS, CLL

Empowering you and your baby to thrive through pregnancy and beyond!




Thursdays, July 13-September 28




Physicians HolisticHealth Alliance (PHA)

53800 Generations Dr.

South Bend, IN 46635



Thriving Through Pregnancy Package, all classes included.....299

Individual Class......29



  • Pre-registration required. Call 574-273-3880 to register.



  • Payment is nonrefundable and is due at time of registration.

  • Payment for services canceled with notice of 24 hours or more will be retained as a credit.

  • Cancellations with less than 24-hour notice will result in a forfeiture of payment.



  • These Thriving Through Pregnancy classes are not intended to replace a one-on-one relationship with a qualified health care professional and are not intended as medical advice.

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