What a whirlwind January was. Our calendars and hearts were full as we joyfully prepared to welcome our clients, families, and community for our Open House. And now it has come and gone. Gratitude doesn't begin to describe how we feel. To all of you that supported from near and far, for the hugs, the congratulations, the gifts, and the love; we thank you!
You may have heard by now that Doulas of Orange County has moved to Irvine! Our bigger, more accessible class space provides the perfect setting for Parenting & Childbirth Education, Yoga, Play Groups and more!
We are proud to offer a full schedule for the month of August with additional classes being added to the calendar in September!
Weekly yoga classes are the newest addition to our calendar! Taught by co-owner and yoga instructor, Lauren Jacobs, our weekly prenatal yoga class gives you regular opportunities to relax, stretch, and bond with your baby as your nurture your pregnant or postpartum body. Classes begin late August! Registration is now available!
THE POTTY SCHOOL
Michelle Swaney of The Potty School is now teaching regular classes at our office in Irvine as well! Featured on NBC, ABC, CBS, and MSN, Michelle's expertise and techniques are a must have for all parents looking to gently and effectively teach their children how to potty train. Classes are appropriate for ages from 0-18+ months and include Elimination Communication, Potty Training 101 and Parent+Me Potty Training. Classes begin August 28th!
NEW MAMA CAFE :: WEEKEND EDITION
We've had the joy and delight to meet many of you at our weekly New Mama Cafe gathering on Tuesdays! We always love seeing your smiling faces and watching your sweet babies grow week by week. As the weeks & months have gone by, we know that some of you have returned to work or varying nap times make it a challenge to come to the Tuesday mom & baby group, so we are excited to announce a monthly gathering for new moms in OC. We call it the Weekend Edition of New Mama Cafe!
Held on the 2nd Saturday of the month at 9:30am at Tewinkle Park in Costa Mesa, this group offers an opportunity to meet other new moms and share the ups and downs of mom life! Check out the Dad version held on the 3rd Saturday of the month at Mariners Park in Newport Beach!
PARENTING & CHILDBIRTH EDUCATION
Doulas of Orange County offers the largest variety of prenatal & parenting programming in all of Orange County. Our monthly classes include Babywearing 101, Breastfeeding 101, and Baby Care Basics. Other classes, such as our Confident Birth 4-week series and Comfort Measures workshop are offered every other month.
With curriculums developed by DOC owners, Lauren and Chelsea, these informative and enjoyable classes provide you with all the knowledge and skill you need to walk into your birth & parenting journey with confidence! Group classes are great for those that are interested in creating community and meeting new parent friends, while Private classes are fully customizable for those that want to focus on the topics that matter most to you!
Check out our Classes & Workshops page for more information and to register!
This is just a glimpse of what August holds here at Doulas of Orange County! Stay tuned for more offerings in September like Infant Massage, Infant & Family CPR, movie screenings and more!
It's official, Doulas of Orange County is now located in the city of Irvine! We made the move on Monday, saying farewell to our first office in Costa Mesa and saying a hearty hello to the Airport Business Center!
Saying goodbye to our Costa Mesa office was truly bittersweet. That space holds so many wonderful memories for us...it was where we launched our parenting + community center, where we first taught classes, and where we met so many new parents and parents-to-be. We are honored to have spent two and a half wonderful years as a small business in Costa Mesa!
The growth we've had as a business is encouraging and exciting to say the very least and we are looking forward to the wonderful new memories we'll create at our new office at Sky Park Circle. In the coming days we'll be sharing more sneak peeks of the space via social media - if you don't already follow us on Instagram & Facebook - follow along for updates and fun new happenings!
On a similar note, we have space for one more part-time renter at our new location near John Wayne Airport. This 9x12 office space will be shared with Lauren Slak, Licensed Midwife and includes 3.5 days of use per week. Rent includes use of our warm and inviting lobby, access to our coffee & tea bar, baby changing table, in-suite bathroom and priority access to use of our class and event space.
Additionally, our class & event space is available for weekly or monthly classes as well as pop-up shops, movie nights, baby showers, blessing ways and more!
We are looking for engaging, like-minded practitioners that are eager to serve the pregnant and parenting community in Irvine and surrounding areas. If this is you, we'd love to meet you and provide an in-person tour of the space. Please inquire at firstname.lastname@example.org
Our doors officially open on August 7th with all classes & groups resuming as scheduled. Please note our new address is 17985 Sky Park Circle Suite A, Irvine CA 92614.
We are anxiously awaiting the opportunity to invite each of you to our open house... more details coming soon!
Thank you to everyone for your support, now and always.