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 options. Each session will include hands-on activities that will create a deeper bond with a mother's partner and prepare them 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 also offer a private, in-home option that is personalized to your specific needs and learning style.
Confident Birth 4 Week Group Class
New series runs every six weeks. Held on Tuesdays 6:30-9:00pm at The Collective in Costa Mesa: 2850 Mesa Verde Dr Ste. 105
Learn Optimal health and nutrition during pregnancy
Learn the Stages of Labor including Emotional/Physical Markers
Develop an ideal vision for labor and birth
Practice Comfort through Massage, Visualization, Meditation and Relaxation
Practice Properly paced breathing
Understand Routine procedures and policies for 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, Counter Pressure, Massage, Hot/Cold Therapy, Aromatherapy and more