Birthing and Postpartum Preparation

Childbirth Classes

Pick and choose your classes.  Take one or some or all!  Class pricing is a $10/class or $60 for all eight sessions.  

Private sessions available for $35/class or $200/all sessions.  Gift certificates available.  Cash, Check, and Credit Card accepted.  

 

Preregistration is required for access to Zoom code.

Please Contact Sarah Torres at 707 407 9744 NuevaVidaDoula@gmail.com for more information or register by clicking the registration button below. 

 

All classes are held at: 

On Zoom until further notice due to Pandemic.

Family Maternity

Physiology of Pregnancy

Session One

  • Pregnancy timeline details for mom and baby

  • Hormonal and physical changes during pregnancy

  • Foods and beverages to avoid while pregnant

Pregnant

Physiology of Birth

Session Two

  • How the body begins preparing for labor

  • Stages of labor and what is happening inside mom's body

  • Most common reasons for a c-sections and what to expect from a c-section should it be necessary

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Physical Coping Techniques

Session Three

  • Available medication choices and their risks/benefits

  • Movement and body positioning and how things like water, heat, cold, massage, acupressure points, laughter, and dancing can help

  • Breathing during different stages of labor

Pregnant Asian Woman

Mental Coping Techniques

Session Four

  • How visualization, manifestation, and mental escapes can help

  • The importance of the feeling in the birthing space

  • Positive birth affirmations - Some ideas to make your own

  • A partner's role in the emotions of labor

Water Birth

Build Your Birthplan

Session Five

  • Plan for all the possible scenarios

  • Learn about routine procedures for both mom and baby and make choices about those moments before they come to pass

  • Leave the class with a birth plan that you feel empowered by

Newborn Baby with Mom

Postpartum Self Care

Session Six

  • What to expect in the first week home - physically and emotionally - for the whole family

  • Dealing with visitors

  • Sitz bath, peri bottles, and not overdoing it

  • Ideas for how partners can help mom and baby

Newborn Baby

Safe Sleep, Cloth Diapering, and Babywearing

Session Seven

  • Nursery vs Room Sharing vs Bed Sharing

  • Choosing diapers and carriers for your tiny one

  • Learn to swaddle

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Feeding Baby in the First Year

Session Eight

  • Breastfeeding - Frequently asked questions: How long? How often? When does milk come in? How do I know if my baby is getting enough?  What is normal? Who do I talk to if I have concerns?

  • Self care for breastfeeding moms

  • How can a partner help a breastfeeding mom?

  • Pumping and milk storage

  • When do I introduce solids?

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Car Seat Safety

Free Session

  • How to properly install a car seat and harness your child

  • Free individual car seat installation checks with a Certified Child Passenger Safety Technician