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Confident Birth 4 Week Series

  • Doulas of Orange County 17985 Sky Park Circle Suite A Irvine, CA, 92614 United States (map)

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 

Earlier Event: April 17
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Later Event: April 19
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