EDUCATION IS THE FOUNDATION TO A CONFIDENT BIRTH EXPERIENCE

Doulas of Orange County is proud to offer a comprehensive and unbiased approach to childbirth education focusing on the unique needs of the class participants, along with evidence based information.

Our goal is to assist you in preparing for your birth with confidence, by providing you with the tools needed to make informed decisions every step of the way. In this 4 part series, Orange County families will learn about pregnancy health and nutrition, physiology of labor, relaxation and pain management techniques, birth choices, standard procedures and how to confidently navigate through all your options. Each session will include hands-on activities that will create a deeper bond with your partner and prepare you for the incredible experience of childbirth. Our classes include judgment-free discussion of all birthing options and scenarios including natural birth plans, pain medications VBACs, and cesareans. We encourage our students to share openly and connect with other parents in the class to begin building their community for years to come!  

If your schedule doesn’t allow for regular group classes, we are proud to offer private, in-home childbirth education classes that are personalized to your specific needs, learning style and schedule. 


Confident Birth 4-Week Group Series

Held on Tuesdays 6:00-8:30pm at Doulas of Orange County

 17985 Sky Park Circle Suite A, Irvine CA 92614. 

Students will:

  • Learn optimal health and nutrition during pregnancy

  • Learn the Stages of Labor including emotional/physical markers

  • Develop an ideal vision for labor and birth & begin to create your own unique birth plan

  • Practice comfort through Massage, Visualization, Meditation and Relaxation

  • Practice properly paced breathing

  • Understand common/routine procedures & interventions, as well as policies for OC hospital and birthing centers

  • Explore medicated and unmedicated pain relief options

  • Practice Labor and Birthing positions for comfort and progression

  • Education on the “Welcoming Hour” including newborn procedures

  • Utilizing Tools: Birth Ball, Peanut Ball, Rebozo, Counter Pressure, Massage, Hot/Cold Therapy, Aromatherapy and more