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.
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