Bundle and save! Take all of my classes for $200 for group sessions, or $580 for private sessions.
The most comprehensive childbirth education class available!
I am a certified Childbirth Educator
I don't just teach you how to be a patient, I teach you how to actually have your baby! The class for ultimate childbirth preparedness!
You deserve a supported and empowered birth; and I'll prepare you for that!
No matter how you plan to have your baby, vaginal or cesarean, medicated or non-medicated, this is the class for you!
In this four part class we will explore everything you'll need to know about having a healthy pregnancy, a supported labor and an empowered delivery!
Every class will build your knowledge and understanding of the birthing process. I will teach you breathing and relaxation techniques in each class. I won't just tell you and your partner what to do, I will teach you how to actually do it!
Session 1: Healthy Pregnancy
Learn about the trimesters of pregnancy; how they are different for you, your baby, and how to stay healthy.
Understand how to navigate your relationships, stay connected with your partner, and bond with your baby.
Understand your prenatal healthcare options, and what happens at the appointments with your Care Provider
Learn ways to stay physically and mentally well through nutrition, fitness, and stress coping-strategies
Session 2: Pregnancy, Labor, and Delivery
Understand how the parts of the body work together to deliver a baby
Learn the different stages of labor
Understand what happens during a cesarean section birth
Become aware of possible medical interventions during labor and delivery
Understand your medication options
Session 3: Comfort Measures and Life With Baby
Understand the Fear, Tension, Pain Cycle and how it affects labor.
Learn comfort measures to use in labor and delivery.
Understand how positioning can be used to assist pushing/delivery.
Understand the difference between Baby Blues and Postpartum Depression and who to contact if you need help.
Learn what happens to your newborn after birth in the hospital.
Learn some basic baby care skills like communication, feeding, diapering, and SIDS prevention.
Session 4: Informed Decision Making and Birth Planning
Understand birth risk and statistics/mortality in the United States
Create a list of birth preferences
Learn how to communicate these preferences with your Care Providers
Understand how to use B.R.A.I.N.
Breastfeeding Education Class
Group Session $35
Private Session $100
This class usually runs 2.5-3 hours
A comprehensive look at chestfeeding!
I am a certified Breastfeeding Educator
This class will prepare you for the in's and out's of chestfeeding!
We will explore several topics like:
The anatomy of the breast/how milk production works
Different feeding positions and holds for you and the baby
How to achieve a good latch
What a breastfeeding/chestfeeding relationship looks like with your nursling
Various ways to feed your baby
What's normal for your baby
How to know if you're doing it right
Feeding in public spaces
And everything in between!
This is a very comprehensive class designed to prepare you for breastfeeding. It's made for people who are determined to chestfeed, as well as those who are just curious about if it would be right for them and their baby, and everyone in between! Everyone's vision for a successful feeding relationship is defined a little differently, and I'm ready to help you achieve your goals as new parents! It's your breastfeeding/chestfeeding decision, I'm here to support you in whatever you decide to do!
Newborn Skills Class
Group Session $35 per couple
Private Session $100 per couple
This class usually runs 2.5-3 hours
Ready or not, your baby is on the way!
Never fear, this Doula knows what to do!
This class will teach you the skills you'll need to care for your newborn!
We will explore topics like:
How to care for yourself after delivery
What to take with you when you leave the hospital
How to handle a newborn
How to soothe a baby
How to understand what your baby is trying to tell you
How to swaddle a baby
How to change diapers
How to use a wrap
How to give your baby a bath
Newborn sleep patterns
Car seat usage
And so much more!
I'll have a few parenting supplies to purchase if interested!
If you've never cared full-time for a newborn before, there's bound to be a lot of questions building up in the minds of new parents. Don't let your anxiety get in the way of enjoying the newborn experience! Knowledge is power, and I'm ready to empower you to becoming confident parents!
I will talk a little about feeding, but for a more comprehensive lesson, I recommend you also enroll in the Breastfeeding/Chestfeeding Education Class!
As a Doula, I strive to provide my clients and their partner with Physical, Emotional, and Informational support.
My classes are designed to give you knowledge, tips, and hands-on practice at learning parenting skills before your baby comes!
It's important to me that the parents who take my classes feel prepared, confident, and up to the task of caring for their newborn.
I'm here to answer any questions you have.
Help is only an e-mail away!
Message me any time at TurlockDoula@gmail.com or contact me here.
The cost of classes covers the cost of instruction, the venue, and materials provided. Classes are non-refundable. If you miss your class, contact Doula Stephanie about arranging a make-up time.
Be aware that the Doula will be teaching clients while also maintaining Birth Doula clients.
If a birthing client goes into labor, the Doula must prioritize the birth.
If a birth interrupts a class, that session will be made up at the soonest possible convenient time.