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!
Hey all! We are just under 2 weeks away from our grand re-opening at Doulas of Orange County! We can't wait to open our doors and show you our exciting new hub for expectant and new parents in Orange County!!
Our Irvine center is currently offering weekly Mama & Baby meet ups, Toddler Playgroups, Prenatal Yoga and Baby + Me Yoga. Our parenting experts teach recurring classes including Childbirth Education, Baby Care Basics, Breastfeeding 101, VBAC Prep, Comfort Measures for Labor, a Grandparents Workshop and more. We also provide a variety of support groups including a VBAC support and Postpartum Support group.
We invite you to our Open House on January 20th 2018; 1:00-6:00pm in Irvine, California to learn all about our Prenatal, Birth and Postpartum services! We will be having some exceptional guest vendors and pop-up shops as well.
Now that the holidays are over, you may be feeling ready to tackle your birth classes and postpartum planning. Well, don't fret, Doulas of OC has all the best classes that are sure to bring you out of your holiday hangover and get you excited for the arrival of your baby.
In addition to the popular classics like our 4-week Confident Birth series, Baby Care Basics, and Milk Mama 101, we have added a few new unique offerings to our 2018 calendar. With these new classes we seek to include the whole family in preparing for birth and postpartum.
The Greatest 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 private workshop will give a refresher on all the baby care basics - from diapering to swaddling to bottle-feeding and nap time. We'll share 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 in their choices and bond with your grandchild.
Launching January 10th and held at our office in Irvine or the comfort of your own home!
Confident Birth Weekend Intensive
Added to our 2018 calendar by popular demand! You requested a weekend option for our popular Confident Birth childbirth education series and we answered!
This monthly class covers the same information as our 4-week series in a fun, engaging environment. Preparation is crucial for a positive, confident birth experience and this uncensored, unbiased class will do just that!
Held every month, 9am-5pm in Irvine. Launches February 11th!
VBAC Preparation & Support
Planning a Vaginal Birth After a Cesarean requires lots of support, education, and preparation. Our team has put together two options to cheer you on in your VBAC birth choices with our private VBAC preparation consult.
This workshop is designed to assist you in creating a strong vision for your birth as well as to educate you on your options, finding a supportive care provider, creating a strong birth support team, and more. The curriculum in this class will help you to build a plan to physically, mentally and emotionally prepare for your VBAC. We provide education and 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!
DOC Open House
Join us on Saturday, January 20th as we celebrate the new year and our grand re-opening in Irvine!
Refreshments, Raffles, Swag Bags, and Community. What more could you want?
Expecting parents, new parents, current clients, past clients, friends, and family are all welcome! We encourage you to pre-register online as well as pre-purchasing raffle tickets to save! Additional tickets are available for purchase at the event and 50% of the raffle proceeds benefit Postpartum Support International.
We're still accepting sponsors, food vendors, & product giveaways to partner with us in making this an amazing event for OC families. If you're interested in collaborating with us, please visit our sponsorship page.
A full list of all of our January & February events is listed on our website. Pre-registration for classes is always required. We look forward to seeing you at one of our classes or support groups soon!
Is it totally cliche to say that we can't believe the holidays are over and the New Year has begun?! Well, it's the truth! This year has flown by and we are so grateful for all that has transpired.
We'd like to take a moment to give thanks for the path which has led us here. To all the wonderful, memorable, and challenging moments in 2017 which have pushed us to expand beyond our comfort zone. We survived and so did you!
It has been a year of big change for Doulas of Orange County. Earlier this year we said goodbye to one of the founding partners of OC Doula Collective, Jessica Bougie, and welcomed new Co-Owner, Lauren Jacobs. Shortly after, owners Chelsea & Lauren embarked on a branding overhaul and revealed the newly designed and freshly named Doulas of Orange County to our clients, friends, and colleagues.
This summer we said a fond farewell to our original office in Costa Mesa and moved into our new and improved digs in Irvine! What a ride it has been. Our event calendar grew adding more classes, gatherings, & support groups for Orange County families. We added additional professionals to our team: birth doulas, postpartum doulas, educators, & lactation professionals; all who have been eager and committed to serve our growing clientele.
The end of this year brought the launch of our sister agency Doulas of Long Beach and we are proud to provide the same professional and compassionate care to families north of Orange County.
In 2017 we served over 200 families offering Birth & Postpartum Doula support, Childbirth & Parenting Education, and Placenta Encapsulation. It has been an incredible honor to walk beside so many new and growing families during these special moments. We adore each and every one of our clients and are eternally grateful for your patronage and support. This work is a true delight for our entire team.
Doulas of Orange County has some exciting plans for 2018, starting with our Open House on January 20th. We welcome you to join us in celebration of our new offices & education center. We're collaborating with some incredible national & local businesses to make this event truly amazing. RSVP today!
We wish you and yours a very happy new year and hope that the joy and prosperity of 2017 continue in abundance well into 2018!
It is our extreme pleasure to announce that we'll be having our Grand Opening event on January 20th from 1-6pm. This "Open House" style event will be fun for the whole family! We invite you to join us for food, drinks, hourly giveaways, and a raffle in our new and improved space in Irvine, CA.
Friends, family, clients, community members, care providers, and fellow birth workers are all welcome! The first 75 people in the door will be gifted a curated swag bag full of items to support pregnancy, birth & postpartum. Each attendee will be automatically entered into our hourly giveaway and given additional chances to win prizes and gifts during our event-long raffle. Raffle tickets will be available for purchase at and prior to the event and 50% of the proceeds from our raffle with go to benefit Postpartum Support International. PSI provides resources for those struggling with postpartum mood disorders, as well as comprehensive training for therapists and practitioners to better treat new parents. We are honored to partner with PSI to shed light on the importance of mental health and access to resources during the postpartum period.
As we prepare for this special event, we are seeking sponsors, food vendors and giveaway partners. With varying levels of involvement, we invite you to join us in sharing your business or your service with our community.
Not sure what you could contribute? Here are just a few ideas!
- Gift certificate for your service (Massage, Photography Session)
- Tickets to your venue (Symphony, Playhouse, Movie Theater)
- Gift card for an amount of your choosing (Restaurant, Retail Store, Service)
- Pregnancy or postpartum products (Skin Care, Breast/Bottle Feeding Support)
- Baby products (Swaddle/Blankets, Skin Care, Toys)
- Healthy & delicious treats
Whatever your unique product or service, we welcome your collaboration! More information and a sponsor application is available on our website. Please contact us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
We eagerly count down the days to share this joyous occasion with all of you!