VBAC Prep Workshop
Feb
21
6:00 PM18:00

VBAC Prep Workshop

$35

Are you planning a Vaginal Birth After Cesarean in Orange County? This workshop covers the evidence based information available about VBACs! We cover the risks vs benefits, the medical statistics and safety, building your support team, processing fears, standard policies and procedures and common scenarios that arise during pregnancy and labor. The curriculum in this class will help you to build a plan to physically, mentally and emotionally prepare for your VBAC. 

Attendees:  Parent & one support person
3rd Wednesday of every month

VBAC Workshop
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Toddler Play Group
Feb
22
2:30 PM14:30

Toddler Play Group

FREE!

Toddler and Parent Play Group


Our weekly Toddler Play Group is a gathering held every Thursday 2:30-4:30pm for kids aged 12months - 24 months for the whole family.  

PARENT LIFE SOLIDARITY
Come meet other moms and dads on this journey we call #parenthood

TODDLER PLAY TIME
Play mat with natural wooden toys and books provided in a large toddler proof room with a door. Time to get those wiggles out! 

COFFEE & TEA BAR
Organic coffee and teas available onsite 

Free to Attend; donations towards drinks + snacks welcome
Moms, Dads & Grandparents all welcome
Meets Weekly on Thursdays! 
2:30-4:30pm (drop in anytime)
Group is for toddlers ages 12-24 months 

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New Mama Cafe:: Coffee + Conversation
Feb
27
11:00 AM11:00

New Mama Cafe:: Coffee + Conversation

New Mama Cafe is a weekly meet up for those with babies 0-18 months of age. Join us every Tuesday 11am-1pm for coffee + conversation while the little ones play, snooze and feed.  

At Doulas of Orange County, we believe that you deserve to flourish in motherhood! We have created this group for new mamas as a safe place to come build community, encourage one another and chat about the ups and downs of this amazing #momlife. All parenting lifestyles are welcome and this is a place you can be you! Boobs will be seen, babies will cry and lots of coffee will be consumed. 
 

BUILD COMMUNITY
Connect and make lasting friendships with local moms

BREAST & BOTTLE FEEDING SUPPORT
Postpartum Doulas provide support on your infant feeding journey

MAMA TO MAMA ENCOURAGEMENT
Chat about the joys, struggles & triumphs of pregnancy, birth & mom life

BABY PLAY TIME
Play mat with natural wooden toys and books provided

COFFEE & TEA BAR
Organic coffee, pregnancy teas and herbal blends 

The Details: 

  • Free to Attend; donations towards drinks + snacks welcome
  • Meets Weekly on Tuesdays! 
  • 11am-1pm (drop in anytime)
  • Group is for babies ages birth-18 months 
  • We suggest leaving your stroller in the car if possible as the only stroller parking is outside the community space. Infant car seats are welcome.  
  • Expectant moms are welcome to join as well! 
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Baby Care Basics
Feb
28
6:00 PM18:00

Baby Care Basics

$45

The ABC's of Newborn Care

This 2.5 hour class provides interactive education on how to care for your newborn. You will learn about swaddling, bathing, & diapering, bottle feeding and bonding. We will discuss reading your baby’s cues and using the 5 S’s as a comfort and calming technique. We will also cover normal newborn appearance and health, playtime and safety tips. 

Attendees: Parent & one support person
Class Day: 4th Wednesday of every month
*unless otherwise noted

Baby Care Basics Class
45.00
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Toddler Play Group
Mar
1
2:30 PM14:30

Toddler Play Group

FREE!

Toddler and Parent Play Group


Our weekly Toddler Play Group is a gathering held every Thursday 2:30-4:30pm for kids aged 12months - 24 months for the whole family.  

PARENT LIFE SOLIDARITY
Come meet other moms and dads on this journey we call #parenthood

TODDLER PLAY TIME
Play mat with natural wooden toys and books provided in a large toddler proof room with a door. Time to get those wiggles out! 

COFFEE & TEA BAR
Organic coffee and teas available onsite 

Free to Attend; donations towards drinks + snacks welcome
Moms, Dads & Grandparents all welcome
Meets Weekly on Thursdays! 
2:30-4:30pm (drop in anytime)
Group is for toddlers ages 12-24 months 

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Confident Birth One Day Workshop
Mar
4
9:00 AM09:00

Confident Birth One Day Workshop

$150

One Day Childbirth Education Workshop

Doulas of Orange County offers 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 parents in preparing for their birth with confidence, by providing them with the tools needed to make informed decisions every step of the way. In this One day, 7 hour workshop, 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 of their options. The class 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 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!  

1 day workshop : 7 hours of class education, with 1hr lunch break (you're welcome to bring your lunch or we can make recommendations of nearby places)

Students will: 
•    Understand the Stages of Labor and emotional/physical markers
•    Develop their ideal vision and desires for labor and birth
•    Learn comfort through Massage, Visualization, Meditation and Relaxation
•    Practice properly paced breathing
•    Explore Non-Medicated and Medicated Pain Relief Options
•    Discover Labor and Birthing Positions for comfort and progression
•    Review Optimal health and nutrition during pregnancy
•    Expectations for "The Welcoming Hour" including routine newborn procedures
•    How to facilitate bonding in those first hours after birth
•    Utilizing Tools: Birth Ball, Distraction, Breathing, Counter Pressure, Massage, Hot/Cold Therapy, and more

Attendees: Parent & one support person
Held on the 2nd Sunday of Each Month

Confident Birth - One Day Workshop
150.00
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New Mama Cafe:: Coffee + Conversation
Mar
6
11:00 AM11:00

New Mama Cafe:: Coffee + Conversation

New Mama Cafe is a weekly meet up for those with babies 0-18 months of age. Join us every Tuesday 11am-1pm for coffee + conversation while the little ones play, snooze and feed.  

At Doulas of Orange County, we believe that you deserve to flourish in motherhood! We have created this group for new mamas as a safe place to come build community, encourage one another and chat about the ups and downs of this amazing #momlife. All parenting lifestyles are welcome and this is a place you can be you! Boobs will be seen, babies will cry and lots of coffee will be consumed. 
 

BUILD COMMUNITY
Connect and make lasting friendships with local moms

BREAST & BOTTLE FEEDING SUPPORT
Postpartum Doulas provide support on your infant feeding journey

MAMA TO MAMA ENCOURAGEMENT
Chat about the joys, struggles & triumphs of pregnancy, birth & mom life

BABY PLAY TIME
Play mat with natural wooden toys and books provided

COFFEE & TEA BAR
Organic coffee, pregnancy teas and herbal blends 

The Details: 

  • Free to Attend; donations towards drinks + snacks welcome
  • Meets Weekly on Tuesdays! 
  • 11am-1pm (drop in anytime)
  • Group is for babies ages birth-18 months 
  • We suggest leaving your stroller in the car if possible as the only stroller parking is outside the community space. Infant car seats are welcome.  
  • Expectant moms are welcome to join as well! 
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Confident Birth 4 Week Series
Mar
6
6:00 PM18:00

Confident Birth 4 Week Series

$215 / Series

Unbiased Education for All Birthing Types

Doulas of Orange County offers 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 parents in preparing for their birth with confidence, by providing them 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 of their 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 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. 

4 week series: Each group session is 2.5 hours in length

Students will: 
•    Understand the Stages of Labor and emotional/physical markers
•    Develop their ideal vision and desires for labor and birth
•    Learn comfort through Massage, Visualization, Meditation and Relaxation
•    Practice properly paced breathing
•    Explore Non-Medicated and Medicated Pain Relief Options
•    Discover Labor and Birthing Positions for comfort and progression
•    Review Optimal health and nutrition during pregnancy
•    Expectations for "The Welcoming Hour" including routine newborn procedures
•    How to facilitate bonding in those first hours after birth
•    Utilizing Tools: Birth Ball, Distraction, Breathing, Counter Pressure, Massage, Hot/Cold Therapy, and more

Attendees: Parent & one support person
Class held Tuesdays 6:00-8:30pm
Series Run approximately every 6 weeks 

Confident Birth - 4 Week Series
215.00
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VBAC Support Group
Mar
7
6:00 PM18:00

VBAC Support Group

$10 donation
*Pre Registration Required 24hrs prior to Group - No Walk-Ins*

The mission of this monthly group is to support mothers in our community who have given birth by cesarean and are interested in learning more about VBAC options in Orange County. This is an open and safe space for birthing people to talk about their VBAC and Cesarean birth experiences and get evidence based information about Vaginal Birth After a Cesarean. We offer discussion on local and national resources, VBAC friendly care providers, and other wellness practitioners who can contribute to a positive pregnancy no matter how you choose to birth. Hosted by women with personal experience with VBACs as well as Doulas who are well-versed in supporting all births, we welcome you into this non-judgmental forum. Non-mobile infants are welcome. 

Attendees: Expecting or New Moms
Meets on the 1st Wednesday of every month.
Pre-Registration Required 24hrs prior. 3 sign-ups needed to hold the group -- so please register early! 
 

VBAC Support Group
10.00
Date & Time:
Quantity:
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New Mama Cafe:: Coffee + Conversation
Mar
13
11:00 AM11:00

New Mama Cafe:: Coffee + Conversation

New Mama Cafe is a weekly meet up for those with babies 0-18 months of age. Join us every Tuesday 11am-1pm for coffee + conversation while the little ones play, snooze and feed.  

At Doulas of Orange County, we believe that you deserve to flourish in motherhood! We have created this group for new mamas as a safe place to come build community, encourage one another and chat about the ups and downs of this amazing #momlife. All parenting lifestyles are welcome and this is a place you can be you! Boobs will be seen, babies will cry and lots of coffee will be consumed. 
 

BUILD COMMUNITY
Connect and make lasting friendships with local moms

BREAST & BOTTLE FEEDING SUPPORT
Postpartum Doulas provide support on your infant feeding journey

MAMA TO MAMA ENCOURAGEMENT
Chat about the joys, struggles & triumphs of pregnancy, birth & mom life

BABY PLAY TIME
Play mat with natural wooden toys and books provided

COFFEE & TEA BAR
Organic coffee, pregnancy teas and herbal blends 

The Details: 

  • Free to Attend; donations towards drinks + snacks welcome
  • Meets Weekly on Tuesdays! 
  • 11am-1pm (drop in anytime)
  • Group is for babies ages birth-18 months 
  • We suggest leaving your stroller in the car if possible as the only stroller parking is outside the community space. Infant car seats are welcome.  
  • Expectant moms are welcome to join as well! 
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Grandparent's Class
Mar
14
4:00 PM16:00

Grandparent's Class

$45

Uniting Generations and Grandparents

Becoming a Grandparent is an exciting time! It's been a long time since you've had a child and we know you want to be the best grandparent you can be. This workshop will give a refresher on all the baby care basics - from diapering to swaddling to bottle-feeding and nap time.  We'll share the up to date information regarding health and safety standards, along with the latest gear and gadgets.  You will learn all about today's birth choices, modern parenting and ways to support your child and bond with your grandchild.   

2nd Wednesday of Every Month
Includes 2 attendees
 

Grandparents Class
40.00
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Milk Mama: Breastfeeding 101 Class
Mar
18
2:00 PM14:00

Milk Mama: Breastfeeding 101 Class

$60

This interactive class is taught in a group setting by Luka Johnson, a Lactation Educator & Counselor with Doulas of Orange County. 

In this 3 hour class, you will learn everything you need to know about breastfeeding your sweet newborn. Your CLEC will discuss proper latch and positioning, feeding frequency and duration, the first golden hour after birth, common concerns, establishing a supply, pumping and storing milk and how to tell if baby is getting enough. Helpful resources will be provided to get you and your baby off to the right start. Informative videos and demonstration dolls will be used. Time will be given to go over your questions as well! 


Attendees: Parent & one support person
3rd Sunday of every month; 2:00-5:00pm, *unless otherwise noted
 

Milk Mama: Prenatal Breastfeeding 101
60.00
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New Mama Cafe:: Coffee + Conversation
Mar
20
11:00 AM11:00

New Mama Cafe:: Coffee + Conversation

New Mama Cafe is a weekly meet up for those with babies 0-18 months of age. Join us every Tuesday 11am-1pm for coffee + conversation while the little ones play, snooze and feed.  

At Doulas of Orange County, we believe that you deserve to flourish in motherhood! We have created this group for new mamas as a safe place to come build community, encourage one another and chat about the ups and downs of this amazing #momlife. All parenting lifestyles are welcome and this is a place you can be you! Boobs will be seen, babies will cry and lots of coffee will be consumed. 
 

BUILD COMMUNITY
Connect and make lasting friendships with local moms

BREAST & BOTTLE FEEDING SUPPORT
Postpartum Doulas provide support on your infant feeding journey

MAMA TO MAMA ENCOURAGEMENT
Chat about the joys, struggles & triumphs of pregnancy, birth & mom life

BABY PLAY TIME
Play mat with natural wooden toys and books provided

COFFEE & TEA BAR
Organic coffee, pregnancy teas and herbal blends 

The Details: 

  • Free to Attend; donations towards drinks + snacks welcome
  • Meets Weekly on Tuesdays! 
  • 11am-1pm (drop in anytime)
  • Group is for babies ages birth-18 months 
  • We suggest leaving your stroller in the car if possible as the only stroller parking is outside the community space. Infant car seats are welcome.  
  • Expectant moms are welcome to join as well! 
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VBAC Prep Workshop
Mar
21
6:00 PM18:00

VBAC Prep Workshop

$35

Are you planning a Vaginal Birth After Cesarean in Orange County? This workshop covers the evidence based information available about VBACs! We cover the risks vs benefits, the medical statistics and safety, building your support team, processing fears, standard policies and procedures and common scenarios that arise during pregnancy and labor. The curriculum in this class will help you to build a plan to physically, mentally and emotionally prepare for your VBAC. 

Attendees:  Parent & one support person
3rd Wednesday of every month

VBAC Workshop
35.00
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Sip & See - "When the Bough Breaks"
Mar
23
6:00 PM18:00

Sip & See - "When the Bough Breaks"

Free! Potluck Style Gathering. 

Gather with other local birth professionals for educational growth, community and delicious food! This month we'll be watching "When the Bough Breaks" followed by a Q&A with local mental health professionals that specialize in supporting women and mothers. 

There will be time for mingling and noshing on delicious potluck-style food. RSVP below to reserve your space and confirm which potluck item you plan to bring. 

When The Bough Breaks is a feature length documentary about postpartum depression and postpartum psychosis. Narrated and Executive Produced by Brooke Shields, this shocking film uncovers this very public health issue which affects one in five new mothers after childbirth.

The film follows Lindsay Gerszt, a mother who has been suffering from PPD for six years. Lindsay agrees to let the cameras document her and give us an in depth look at her path to recovery. We meet women who have committed infanticide and families who have lost loved ones to suicide.

Babies are dying, women aren’t speaking out and the signs are being missed. When The Bough Breaks takes us on a journey to find answers and break the silence. This film also features stories from singer Carnie Wilson, actress Tanya Newbould, celebrity chef Aarti Sequeira and Peggy Tanous of The Real Housewives of Orange County.

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Baby Care Basics
Mar
28
6:00 PM18:00

Baby Care Basics

$45

The ABC's of Newborn Care

This 2.5 hour class provides interactive education on how to care for your newborn. You will learn about swaddling, bathing, & diapering, bottle feeding and bonding. We will discuss reading your baby’s cues and using the 5 S’s as a comfort and calming technique. We will also cover normal newborn appearance and health, playtime and safety tips. 

Attendees: Parent & one support person
Class Day: 4th Wednesday of every month
*unless otherwise noted

Baby Care Basics Class
45.00
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Comfort Measures Workshop
Apr
1
6:00 PM18:00

Comfort Measures Workshop

$45

Your Toolbox for Labor

In this 2.5 hour workshop you will explore breathing techniques, visualizations, affirmations, yoga ball positions, vocalization, rebozo support, labor positions, massage, music and more! You will have hands on practice with each method to see what resonates most with you and have a bag of tools to draw from during your birthing time. Partners or support person are encouraged to participate! This class is equally beneficial for those planning a natural or medicated labor and birth. 

Attendees:  Parent & one support person
Held on the 1st Thursday of every other month
 

Comfort Measures Workshop
45.00
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VBAC Support Group
Apr
4
6:00 PM18:00

VBAC Support Group

$10 donation
*Pre Registration Required 24hrs prior to Group - No Walk-Ins*

The mission of this monthly group is to support mothers in our community who have given birth by cesarean and are interested in learning more about VBAC options in Orange County. This is an open and safe space for birthing people to talk about their VBAC and Cesarean birth experiences and get evidence based information about Vaginal Birth After a Cesarean. We offer discussion on local and national resources, VBAC friendly care providers, and other wellness practitioners who can contribute to a positive pregnancy no matter how you choose to birth. Hosted by women with personal experience with VBACs as well as Doulas who are well-versed in supporting all births, we welcome you into this non-judgmental forum. Non-mobile infants are welcome. 

Attendees: Expecting or New Moms
Meets on the 1st Wednesday of every month.
Pre-Registration Required 24hrs prior. 3 sign-ups needed to hold the group -- so please register early! 
 

VBAC Support Group
10.00
Date & Time:
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Confident Birth One Day Workshop
Apr
8
9:00 AM09:00

Confident Birth One Day Workshop

$150

One Day Childbirth Education Workshop

Doulas of Orange County offers 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 parents in preparing for their birth with confidence, by providing them with the tools needed to make informed decisions every step of the way. In this One day, 7 hour workshop, 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 of their options. The class 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 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!  

1 day workshop : 7 hours of class education, with 1hr lunch break (you're welcome to bring your lunch or we can make recommendations of nearby places)

Students will: 
•    Understand the Stages of Labor and emotional/physical markers
•    Develop their ideal vision and desires for labor and birth
•    Learn comfort through Massage, Visualization, Meditation and Relaxation
•    Practice properly paced breathing
•    Explore Non-Medicated and Medicated Pain Relief Options
•    Discover Labor and Birthing Positions for comfort and progression
•    Review Optimal health and nutrition during pregnancy
•    Expectations for "The Welcoming Hour" including routine newborn procedures
•    How to facilitate bonding in those first hours after birth
•    Utilizing Tools: Birth Ball, Distraction, Breathing, Counter Pressure, Massage, Hot/Cold Therapy, and more

Attendees: Parent & one support person
Held on the 2nd Sunday of Each Month

Confident Birth - One Day Workshop
150.00
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Grandparent's Class
Apr
11
4:00 PM16:00

Grandparent's Class

$45

Uniting Generations and Grandparents

Becoming a Grandparent is an exciting time! It's been a long time since you've had a child and we know you want to be the best grandparent you can be. This workshop will give a refresher on all the baby care basics - from diapering to swaddling to bottle-feeding and nap time.  We'll share the up to date information regarding health and safety standards, along with the latest gear and gadgets.  You will learn all about today's birth choices, modern parenting and ways to support your child and bond with your grandchild.   

2nd Wednesday of Every Month
Includes 2 attendees
 

Grandparents Class
40.00
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Milk Mama: Breastfeeding 101 Class
Apr
15
2:00 PM14:00

Milk Mama: Breastfeeding 101 Class

$60

This interactive class is taught in a group setting by Luka Johnson, a Lactation Educator & Counselor with Doulas of Orange County. 

In this 3 hour class, you will learn everything you need to know about breastfeeding your sweet newborn. Your CLEC will discuss proper latch and positioning, feeding frequency and duration, the first golden hour after birth, common concerns, establishing a supply, pumping and storing milk and how to tell if baby is getting enough. Helpful resources will be provided to get you and your baby off to the right start. Informative videos and demonstration dolls will be used. Time will be given to go over your questions as well! 


Attendees: Parent & one support person
3rd Sunday of every month; 2:00-5:00pm, *unless otherwise noted
 

Milk Mama: Prenatal Breastfeeding 101
60.00
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VBAC Prep Workshop
Apr
18
6:00 PM18:00

VBAC Prep Workshop

$35

Are you planning a Vaginal Birth After Cesarean in Orange County? This workshop covers the evidence based information available about VBACs! We cover the risks vs benefits, the medical statistics and safety, building your support team, processing fears, standard policies and procedures and common scenarios that arise during pregnancy and labor. The curriculum in this class will help you to build a plan to physically, mentally and emotionally prepare for your VBAC. 

Attendees:  Parent & one support person
3rd Wednesday of every month

VBAC Workshop
35.00
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Apr
20
6:00 PM18:00

Doula Self Care Soirée

Doula work is HARD work! We are constantly giving our selves full to the clients we serve and it's time to relax and fill your cup. Come out for an evening of self-care, conversation and rejuvination with other local Doulas in the community. 

We'll be starting the evening off with a gentle 30 minute Yoga flow led by Elizabeth Clark, followed by an offering of services including mini acupuncture sessions, chiropractic adjustments, an eco-luxe facial and chair massages. Come mingle and unwind with other birth and postpartum doulas.  Appetizers, desserts and drinks will be provided. 

Each ticket includes attendance, yoga flow and two 20 minute service sessions.   

Sessions provided: 

  • Chair Massages 
  • Acupuncture 
  • Chiropractic Adjustments 
  • Facials 

Additional details and registration will be posted soon! 

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Baby Care Basics
Apr
25
6:00 PM18:00

Baby Care Basics

$45

The ABC's of Newborn Care

This 2.5 hour class provides interactive education on how to care for your newborn. You will learn about swaddling, bathing, & diapering, bottle feeding and bonding. We will discuss reading your baby’s cues and using the 5 S’s as a comfort and calming technique. We will also cover normal newborn appearance and health, playtime and safety tips. 

Attendees: Parent & one support person
Class Day: 4th Wednesday of every month
*unless otherwise noted

Baby Care Basics Class
45.00
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VBAC Support Group
May
2
6:00 PM18:00

VBAC Support Group

$10 donation
*Pre Registration Required 24hrs prior to Group - No Walk-Ins*

The mission of this monthly group is to support mothers in our community who have given birth by cesarean and are interested in learning more about VBAC options in Orange County. This is an open and safe space for birthing people to talk about their VBAC and Cesarean birth experiences and get evidence based information about Vaginal Birth After a Cesarean. We offer discussion on local and national resources, VBAC friendly care providers, and other wellness practitioners who can contribute to a positive pregnancy no matter how you choose to birth. Hosted by women with personal experience with VBACs as well as Doulas who are well-versed in supporting all births, we welcome you into this non-judgmental forum. Non-mobile infants are welcome. 

Attendees: Expecting or New Moms
Meets on the 1st Wednesday of every month.
Pre-Registration Required 24hrs prior. 3 sign-ups needed to hold the group -- so please register early! 
 

VBAC Support Group
10.00
Date & Time:
Quantity:
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Grandparent's Class
May
9
4:00 PM16:00

Grandparent's Class

$45

Uniting Generations and Grandparents

Becoming a Grandparent is an exciting time! It's been a long time since you've had a child and we know you want to be the best grandparent you can be. This workshop will give a refresher on all the baby care basics - from diapering to swaddling to bottle-feeding and nap time.  We'll share the up to date information regarding health and safety standards, along with the latest gear and gadgets.  You will learn all about today's birth choices, modern parenting and ways to support your child and bond with your grandchild.   

2nd Wednesday of Every Month
Includes 2 attendees
 

Grandparents Class
40.00
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Confident Birth One Day Workshop
May
13
9:00 AM09:00

Confident Birth One Day Workshop

$150

One Day Childbirth Education Workshop

Doulas of Orange County offers 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 parents in preparing for their birth with confidence, by providing them with the tools needed to make informed decisions every step of the way. In this One day, 7 hour workshop, 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 of their options. The class 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 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!  

1 day workshop : 7 hours of class education, with 1hr lunch break (you're welcome to bring your lunch or we can make recommendations of nearby places)

Students will: 
•    Understand the Stages of Labor and emotional/physical markers
•    Develop their ideal vision and desires for labor and birth
•    Learn comfort through Massage, Visualization, Meditation and Relaxation
•    Practice properly paced breathing
•    Explore Non-Medicated and Medicated Pain Relief Options
•    Discover Labor and Birthing Positions for comfort and progression
•    Review Optimal health and nutrition during pregnancy
•    Expectations for "The Welcoming Hour" including routine newborn procedures
•    How to facilitate bonding in those first hours after birth
•    Utilizing Tools: Birth Ball, Distraction, Breathing, Counter Pressure, Massage, Hot/Cold Therapy, and more

Attendees: Parent & one support person
Held on the 2nd Sunday of Each Month

Confident Birth - One Day Workshop
150.00
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VBAC Prep Workshop
May
16
6:00 PM18:00

VBAC Prep Workshop

$35

Are you planning a Vaginal Birth After Cesarean in Orange County? This workshop covers the evidence based information available about VBACs! We cover the risks vs benefits, the medical statistics and safety, building your support team, processing fears, standard policies and procedures and common scenarios that arise during pregnancy and labor. The curriculum in this class will help you to build a plan to physically, mentally and emotionally prepare for your VBAC. 

Attendees:  Parent & one support person
3rd Wednesday of every month

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New Mama Cafe:: Coffee + Conversation
May
20
11:00 AM11:00

New Mama Cafe:: Coffee + Conversation

New Mama Cafe is a weekly meet up for those with babies 0-18 months of age. Join us every Tuesday 11am-1pm for coffee + conversation while the little ones play, snooze and feed.  

At Doulas of Orange County, we believe that you deserve to flourish in motherhood! We have created this group for new mamas as a safe place to come build community, encourage one another and chat about the ups and downs of this amazing #momlife. All parenting lifestyles are welcome and this is a place you can be you! Boobs will be seen, babies will cry and lots of coffee will be consumed. 
 

BUILD COMMUNITY
Connect and make lasting friendships with local moms

BREAST & BOTTLE FEEDING SUPPORT
Postpartum Doulas provide support on your infant feeding journey

MAMA TO MAMA ENCOURAGEMENT
Chat about the joys, struggles & triumphs of pregnancy, birth & mom life

BABY PLAY TIME
Play mat with natural wooden toys and books provided

COFFEE & TEA BAR
Organic coffee, pregnancy teas and herbal blends 

The Details: 

  • Free to Attend; donations towards drinks + snacks welcome
  • Meets Weekly on Tuesdays! 
  • 11am-1pm (drop in anytime)
  • Group is for babies ages birth-18 months 
  • We suggest leaving your stroller in the car if possible as the only stroller parking is outside the community space. Infant car seats are welcome.  
  • Expectant moms are welcome to join as well! 
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Baby Care Basics
May
23
6:00 PM18:00

Baby Care Basics

$45

The ABC's of Newborn Care

This 2.5 hour class provides interactive education on how to care for your newborn. You will learn about swaddling, bathing, & diapering, bottle feeding and bonding. We will discuss reading your baby’s cues and using the 5 S’s as a comfort and calming technique. We will also cover normal newborn appearance and health, playtime and safety tips. 

Attendees: Parent & one support person
Class Day: 4th Wednesday of every month
*unless otherwise noted

Baby Care Basics Class
45.00
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VBAC Support Group
Jun
6
6:00 PM18:00

VBAC Support Group

$10 donation
*Pre Registration Required 24hrs prior to Group - No Walk-Ins*

The mission of this monthly group is to support mothers in our community who have given birth by cesarean and are interested in learning more about VBAC options in Orange County. This is an open and safe space for birthing people to talk about their VBAC and Cesarean birth experiences and get evidence based information about Vaginal Birth After a Cesarean. We offer discussion on local and national resources, VBAC friendly care providers, and other wellness practitioners who can contribute to a positive pregnancy no matter how you choose to birth. Hosted by women with personal experience with VBACs as well as Doulas who are well-versed in supporting all births, we welcome you into this non-judgmental forum. Non-mobile infants are welcome. 

Attendees: Expecting or New Moms
Meets on the 1st Wednesday of every month.
Pre-Registration Required 24hrs prior. 3 sign-ups needed to hold the group -- so please register early! 
 

VBAC Support Group
10.00
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Comfort Measures Workshop
Jun
7
6:00 PM18:00

Comfort Measures Workshop

$45

Your Toolbox for Labor

In this 2.5 hour workshop you will explore breathing techniques, visualizations, affirmations, yoga ball positions, vocalization, rebozo support, labor positions, massage, music and more! You will have hands on practice with each method to see what resonates most with you and have a bag of tools to draw from during your birthing time. Partners or support person are encouraged to participate! This class is equally beneficial for those planning a natural or medicated labor and birth. 

Attendees:  Parent & one support person
Held on the 1st Thursday of every other month
 

Comfort Measures Workshop
45.00
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Confident Birth One Day Workshop
Jun
10
9:00 AM09:00

Confident Birth One Day Workshop

$150

One Day Childbirth Education Workshop

Doulas of Orange County offers 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 parents in preparing for their birth with confidence, by providing them with the tools needed to make informed decisions every step of the way. In this One day, 7 hour workshop, 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 of their options. The class 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 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!  

1 day workshop : 7 hours of class education, with 1hr lunch break (you're welcome to bring your lunch or we can make recommendations of nearby places)

Students will: 
•    Understand the Stages of Labor and emotional/physical markers
•    Develop their ideal vision and desires for labor and birth
•    Learn comfort through Massage, Visualization, Meditation and Relaxation
•    Practice properly paced breathing
•    Explore Non-Medicated and Medicated Pain Relief Options
•    Discover Labor and Birthing Positions for comfort and progression
•    Review Optimal health and nutrition during pregnancy
•    Expectations for "The Welcoming Hour" including routine newborn procedures
•    How to facilitate bonding in those first hours after birth
•    Utilizing Tools: Birth Ball, Distraction, Breathing, Counter Pressure, Massage, Hot/Cold Therapy, and more

Attendees: Parent & one support person
Held on the 2nd Sunday of Each Month

Confident Birth - One Day Workshop
150.00
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Grandparent's Class
Jun
13
4:00 PM16:00

Grandparent's Class

$45

Uniting Generations and Grandparents

Becoming a Grandparent is an exciting time! It's been a long time since you've had a child and we know you want to be the best grandparent you can be. This workshop will give a refresher on all the baby care basics - from diapering to swaddling to bottle-feeding and nap time.  We'll share the up to date information regarding health and safety standards, along with the latest gear and gadgets.  You will learn all about today's birth choices, modern parenting and ways to support your child and bond with your grandchild.   

2nd Wednesday of Every Month
Includes 2 attendees
 

Grandparents Class
40.00
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Comfort Measures Workshop
Aug
2
6:00 PM18:00

Comfort Measures Workshop

$45

Your Toolbox for Labor

In this 2.5 hour workshop you will explore breathing techniques, visualizations, affirmations, yoga ball positions, vocalization, rebozo support, labor positions, massage, music and more! You will have hands on practice with each method to see what resonates most with you and have a bag of tools to draw from during your birthing time. Partners or support person are encouraged to participate! This class is equally beneficial for those planning a natural or medicated labor and birth. 

Attendees:  Parent & one support person
Held on the 1st Thursday of every other month
 

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Peanut Ball & Belly Binding Workshops
Aug
11
10:30 AM10:30

Peanut Ball & Belly Binding Workshops

BELLY BINDING WORKSHOP

Learn about the potential benefits of Bengkung, explore using a belly bind within DONA’s scope of practice, and get hands-on with practical techniques. This workshop will provide you with a new service to provide your doula or midwifery clients during pregnancy and postpartum!  

AUGUST 11TH 10:30AM -12:00PM

PEANUT BALL WORKSHOP

The newest, most exciting tool for doulas, midwives, and childbirth educators. This hands-on workshop presents the benefits of using a peanut ball during labor.  With a focus on technique and positioning, you’ll get hands on instruction and practical guidance. When your client chooses epidural pain relief, would you like to provide her with the means to significantly shorten her labor and increase her likelihood of a spontaneous vaginal birth? Then you you need to learn how to use the peanut ball. Heather is a Premier Birth Tools Authorized Peanut Ball Trainer, a Lamaze Certified Childbirth Instructor, and U.S. Navy veteran with over 20 years experience in instructional design and facilitating adult workshops and trainings.

AUGUST 11TH 1:00-4:00PM
 

REGISTER FOR BOTH WORKSHOPS AND SAVE!
EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION IS GOOD UNTIL JULY 10, 2018
Lunch break from 12-1pm for attendees of both workshops

DONA CEUs available for both workshops (bring cash or check for Heather on August 11th to receive CEUs)

Peanut Ball & Belly Binding Workshops - 8/11
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New Mama Cafe:: Coffee + Conversation
Feb
20
11:00 AM11:00

New Mama Cafe:: Coffee + Conversation

New Mama Cafe is a weekly meet up for those with babies 0-18 months of age. Join us every Tuesday 11am-1pm for coffee + conversation while the little ones play, snooze and feed.  

At Doulas of Orange County, we believe that you deserve to flourish in motherhood! We have created this group for new mamas as a safe place to come build community, encourage one another and chat about the ups and downs of this amazing #momlife. All parenting lifestyles are welcome and this is a place you can be you! Boobs will be seen, babies will cry and lots of coffee will be consumed. 
 

BUILD COMMUNITY
Connect and make lasting friendships with local moms

BREAST & BOTTLE FEEDING SUPPORT
Postpartum Doulas provide support on your infant feeding journey

MAMA TO MAMA ENCOURAGEMENT
Chat about the joys, struggles & triumphs of pregnancy, birth & mom life

BABY PLAY TIME
Play mat with natural wooden toys and books provided

COFFEE & TEA BAR
Organic coffee, pregnancy teas and herbal blends 

The Details: 

  • Free to Attend; donations towards drinks + snacks welcome
  • Meets Weekly on Tuesdays! 
  • 11am-1pm (drop in anytime)
  • Group is for babies ages birth-18 months 
  • We suggest leaving your stroller in the car if possible as the only stroller parking is outside the community space. Infant car seats are welcome.  
  • Expectant moms are welcome to join as well! 
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Milk Mama: Breastfeeding 101 Class
Feb
18
2:00 PM14:00

Milk Mama: Breastfeeding 101 Class

$60

This interactive class is taught in a group setting by Luka Johnson, a Lactation Educator & Counselor with Doulas of Orange County. 

In this 3 hour class, you will learn everything you need to know about breastfeeding your sweet newborn. Your CLEC will discuss proper latch and positioning, feeding frequency and duration, the first golden hour after birth, common concerns, establishing a supply, pumping and storing milk and how to tell if baby is getting enough. Helpful resources will be provided to get you and your baby off to the right start. Informative videos and demonstration dolls will be used. Time will be given to go over your questions as well! 


Attendees: Parent & one support person
3rd Sunday of every month; 2:00-5:00pm, *unless otherwise noted
 

Milk Mama: Prenatal Breastfeeding 101
60.00
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Toddler Play Group
Feb
15
2:30 PM14:30

Toddler Play Group

FREE!

Toddler and Parent Play Group


Our weekly Toddler Play Group is a gathering held every Thursday 2:30-4:30pm for kids aged 12months - 24 months for the whole family.  

PARENT LIFE SOLIDARITY
Come meet other moms and dads on this journey we call #parenthood

TODDLER PLAY TIME
Play mat with natural wooden toys and books provided in a large toddler proof room with a door. Time to get those wiggles out! 

COFFEE & TEA BAR
Organic coffee and teas available onsite 

Free to Attend; donations towards drinks + snacks welcome
Moms, Dads & Grandparents all welcome
Meets Weekly on Thursdays! 
2:30-4:30pm (drop in anytime)
Group is for toddlers ages 12-24 months 

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Mama + Baby Valentines Party
Feb
13
11:00 AM11:00

Mama + Baby Valentines Party

Join us for love filled Valentines Day Party for all the mamas and babies! We'll have playtime, a craft, yummy snacks, and an add on option to reserve a themed photo session with Classic Kids Photography during the event.  

Mamas with littles aged 0-24 months old are welcomed to attend. Dress your baby up in all the hearts and come have a good time with other OC mamas. 

DETAILS: 
When: February 13th; 11am-2pm
Location: Doulas of OC, 17985 Sky Park Circle Suite A Irvine CA  
Price: $10 event admission or $20 with a photo session. The photo session includes one digital image provided. 

PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. 

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