All posts by Gillian Foreman

Comprehensive Childbirth Education Series

Virtual Classes:
Thursday evenings, September 10th – October 1st, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM 
Thursday evenings, October 15th – November 5th, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM 
Thursday evenings, November 19th – December 17th, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM*

*skips Thanksgiving

Gillian uses her background of teaching various modalities of childbirth education for the past decade, combined with a strong love for current research, to look beyond method-based approaches and instead bring something completely focused on actual education.

That’s right. Childbirth Education that’s about educating you.

What is a Comprehensive Childbirth Education Series?

In this comprehensive class, we explore the myriad of topics you expect, including: nutrition, positions, labor stages, anatomy, coping skills and strategies, breathing, and partner support.

Then, we also delve into the intricacies of mental imagery, the emotional (i.e. hormonal) component of birth, as well as postpartum preparation and recovery.

This includes exploring what the difference is between an intercession and an intervention. That is, we’ll explore epidurals, inductions and augmentation, and family-centered cesarean births.

Therefore this class is appropriate for homebirthers and planned natural births alongside planned medicated or high-risk births. You’ll make friends in a supportive environment without judgement to birth labels and instead focus on your birth outcome.

You can also add a 5th class, the Breastfeeding Basics Class.

The Breastfeeding Basics class has also been designed based on research into best possible outcomes, with a great amount of input from years of students, by an IBCLC (Internationally Board Certified Lactation Consultant).

Please contact me about pricing, no family should go without education during this time.

Virtual Classes are 2 hours each, and are $150 for the 4 week class. Breastfeeding Basics is an additional $45.

In-person classes are 2.5 hours each, and the $275 price reflects including the Breastfeeding Basics 5th class.


Register for Comprehensive Childbirth Education Series

The four-week Virtual Childbirth Education Series costs $150. (Class #5, Breastfeeding Basics can be added separately, or not at all.) A $50 deposit is due upon registration. You will be directed to Paypal after clicking on "Register" below

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One Day Childbirth Education

This is an in-person class, and is therefore suspended until further notice. Contact me for any custom class you may want instead. 

This is a One-Day Childbirth Education class, six hours total, with a half hour lunch break built in – and is specifically geared towards busy families planning an educated birth. 

Don’t want to go to multiple session classes, or simply don’t have the time in your schedule? Looking for a childbirth education class that you won’t want to skip out on early?

This is the class for you.

This class is designed to help you communicate better as a team with your midwives and OBGYNs, help you understand the stages of birth, and all of your options, in a group based setting, while still answering your individual questions.

*All classes need a minimum of 3 families / couples enrolled, or they will be cancelled. So share online and spread the word!


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The class costs $200. A $50 deposit is due upon registration. You will be directed to Paypal after clicking on "Register" below

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Meet Gillian Foreman

Gillian Foreman, has her Masters in Health and Wellness, with a specialization in Lactation, through Union Institute & University, as well as being an IBCLC, Internationally Board Certified Lactation Consultant. She is currently a certified Labor Doula through ProDoula, and has been serving expectant couples since 2009 as a Certified Childbirth Educator and Doula. Gillian achieved her CLC, Certified Lactation Counselor, status through Healthy Children in 2011, and has been helping families with breastfeeding ever since. *

However, that’s the short version.

Once upon a time, Gillian was an Electrical Engineering student who then overlapped her graduation into the School of Architecture to study Interior Design, both at the University of Texas at Arlington, where she grew up. She professes she not only knew nothing about birth, but was uninterested in the subject! She always knew she’d be a high-rise corporate professional, combining her deep appreciation of math with a genuine desire to make the world a, physically, better space for people. She took that degree to New York City in 2007 and worked at the second largest architecture firm in the world.

However, she’s also a nerd who likes loves reading science journals, and when she was pregnant with her first son, the first few doctors appointments raised red flags on the information she was hearing. She wanted questions answered, specifically in regards to being able to breastfeed – something she wasn’t raised around.

So she started reading, and a little over 10 years later she’s still reading, but delights in “sharing all of the information I can with couples.”

Aside from being a Lacatation Consultant and Counselor, Childbirth Educator, and a Certified Doula, she is also a: Babywearing Educator, trained Postpartum Doula, Hypnobirthing-trained Doula, and currently Neonatal Resuscitation Certified as well as BLS CPR certified. After moving to Cincinnati in 2014, she co-founded LastMinuteDoulas, to answer the need of the community, launching Modern BF+Ed in 2015.

Meanwhile, she’s married to an overly supportive workaholic husband who is an attending physician at the University of Cincinnati, and together have two amazing boys. Shameless photos of the latter can be found all over he social media feeds.

Contact her to meet in person, or join the next upcoming class!

*for a full CV click here. Updated April 2020.

Breastfeeding, Pumping + Bottlefeeding

Held the first Monday of each month – virtually:

Monday, April 13th, 12:00 – 2:00 PM

Monday, May 4th, 6:30-8:30 PM

Monday, June 1st, 6:30-8:30 PM

Monday, July 6th, 6:30-8:30 PM

via Zoom link given after registration

Planning on returning to work, or school? What about a *gasp* date night with your partner?

If you’re worried about how best to pump, milk storage, introducing bottles, teaching caregivers, law regarding pumping – breathe a sigh of relief. This class is specifically designed to help you navigate all of those questions and to address individual needs and concerns about breastfeeding success when away from your baby. Plus, you’ll learn how to make the most of your pumping time by activating the limbic system of your brain!

This class can be enjoyed prenatally or with your baby in attendance, so please attend as a family. You’ll take away more knowledge and answers to your questions, so that when the time comes, either for a night out with friends or for work, you can leave your baby with confidence that your breastfeeding journey won’t be negatively impacted.

This class is taken as a live, online class, with availability to watch the recording for a limited time afterwards. Cost is per family, not per person. 

-OR- Request an in-person class for your group of friends or workplace! Contact Me for Custom Class details.


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Baby & Family Care: Beyond the Basics

Sunday, October 6th, 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM

at 5011 Kenwood Rd

Designed for expectant parents in all walks of life, this family driven class covers topics you anticipate in a typical newborn class such as diapering, feeding, when to call a doctor or LC, even soothing, but really – it’s just so much more . . .

In addition, we discuss sleep as an ever-changing family goal, partners developing confidence and bonding with their baby, and communication between couples seeking their “new normal.” Our all-inclusive approach prepares families for every aspect of the newborn/postpartum time period and assists in creating a realistic postpartum plan for your family as a whole.

We look forward to helping you enjoy your baby AND your new family unit!


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The class costs $45, due upon registration. You will be directed to Paypal after clicking on "Register" below

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Customized Private Class(es)

Looking for something a little more … personal?

Custom classes, in your home, can accommodate just your family, can gather a small, private group of friends, or simply be tailor-made to what you want to learn about – and nothing more, but nothing less.

Register below and we’ll contact you with a full list of possible topics you choose from to create your class.  It is a simple form that breaks down each topic into time slots so you’ll know exactly what you’re selecting and also how much time we’ll need together! From there, the curriculum is specifically broken down into manageable sections, again, just for you.

Private classes are $50.00 an hour. Length and number of sessions are determined by what you want. And they will always be in the location of your choice.


  • 2 hour in-home Prenatal Breastfeeding Consultation
  • 9 hour total private Childbirth Education classes, usually broken into 3 sessions
  • 4 hour Personal Childbirth refresher
  • Or, most common, create your own, as individual as birth itself

Contact me for the topic list, or let me know what you’re looking for!


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In-Home Lactation Consultation

Currently in-home consultations are prioritized by:

  • failure to thrive / insufficient weight gain
  • continued pain and damage with latching

Further, inquiries will be screened for exposure and symptoms before scheduling.

Thank you for your understanding during this time. 

Did you know you can have personalized care in the comfort of your own home? Not only do you need to know this, you deserve to have it.

This is the most common session for people experiencing pain, worried about their baby’s growth, or other acute breastfeeding problems, as discussed with your pediatrician, or birth care provider.

In a detailed 2 hour visit in your home, we discuss your medical history, your birth, and talk about what’s troubling you with breastfeeding. Then we create a personalized care plan to move forward together.

This consultation includes the first month of scale rental if deemed necessary to the care plan, as well as a full month of phone, text, and e-mail follow-up.

Along with your personalized care plan, a receipt for lactation services will be provided for you to be reimbursed by your insurance company, and any appropriate handouts: post-frenotomy care, mastitis care, best pumping practices, etc. Payment is due in full at the time of the visit; payment plans can always be discussed.

Initial in-home visit is $200

In-home follow-up visits, which include another month of follow-up care:

$100, 1 hour in length

$150, 2 hours in length

An additional travel fee of $25 each way applies to 45 miles or greater from the Central Cincinnati area. Contact Gillian directly for details.

Contact Gillian to book your consultation.

In-Office Consultation

Clinic is temporarily suspended with the current stay at home order.

Please contact me for phone or Zoom consultations instead.

Introducing In-Office Consultations: offered Tuesdays and Fridays.

If you have breastfeeding questions, want someone to view a breastfeeding session and offer advice, or discuss what’s going on with you and your baby in a personal, private, and professional setting, we sincerely want to be there to help.

Thus, Modern Breastfeeding + Education is pleased to offer In-Office Consultations. A bridge between full and in-depth In-Home Consultations, yet more resourceful and knowledgable to you than asking social media.

In-Office Consultations come in two forms:

2 hour consultations, that include everything an in-home consultation does for $150. 

– OR –

a 1 hour consultation for $50, without the monthly support package. 

Simply add our Monthly Support Package, which offers a full month of phone, text, and e-mail follow-up, to the latter for $100 total – IF you feel you need it as we talk!

This can also service as an in-person follow-up, as desired, if you have previously booked an In-Home Lactation Consultation.

I look forward to helping your family!

Contact Gillian to book your consultation.

Phone & Zoom Lactation Consultations

Want breastfeeding help?

Ideal for parents with many questions, but who do not feel they need hands on help, especially in today’s climate. 

This consult is treated like a home visit, including:

  • taking a history
  • assesssing needs and concerns
  • troubleshooting root issues
  • teaching you the skills needed to help you and your little one

After the call, a personalized care plan will be emailed to you, as well as a receipt for reimbursement for your insurance company. This also includes a few phone, text, and e-mail follow-up’s to make sure your initial need or problem was answered.

This service is $25 / 30 minutes, or $50/ hour. 

Contact Gillian to book your consultation.

Additional, continuous support for a full month can be added as desired. 

Scale rentals are free for the first 2 weeks, pending you are available to pick-up and drop off from the Madisonville office location. A small $30 fee will be added for porch drop off and pick up. 

Monthly Support Package

Are you a past client of Modern Breastfeeding + Education?
Have questions or need support past a consultation? 
While all lactation services include a few phone / text / e-mail follow-ups, many times clients need help further down the road. Questions include a broad range of topics such as:
  • postpartum blues or mood questions
  • teething
  • going back to work
  • pumping questions
  • illnesses
  • weaning
  • infant development
  • sleep
  • introducing solid foods
  • and many more subjects
The Monthly Support Package is designed with you in mind. It provides continued on-call support to answer questions when you need it, by subscribing! This offer never expires, and can be renewed at any time you wish to have more support. This is Gillian’s way of giving people truly continuous support throughout their breastfeeding journey.
This also includes access to a password-protected area with additional resources, extra handouts, and more, which will be updated monthly with new content just for subscribers. You will be notified before your subscription ends so that you can take full advantage of this service, or choose to renew. The following subscription lengths are available:
1 month of care is $50 per month as desired
3 months of continuous care for $125 (1/2 month off)
6 months of continuous care for $250 (full month free)


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