Birthing and Postpartum Preparation
Pick and choose your classes. Take one or some or all! Class pricing is available here!
Private sessions available for $50/class or $320/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.
Physiology of Pregnancy
Pregnancy timeline details for mom and baby
Hormonal and physical changes during pregnancy
Foods and beverages to avoid while pregnant
Physiology of Birth
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
Physical Coping Techniques
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
Mental Coping Techniques
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
Build Your Birthplan
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
Postpartum Self Care
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
Safe Sleep, Cloth Diapering, and Babywearing
Nursery vs Room Sharing vs Bed Sharing
Choosing diapers and carriers for your tiny one
Learn to swaddle
Feeding Baby in the First Year
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?
Car Seat Safety
How to properly install a car seat and harness your child
Free individual car seat installation checks with a Certified Child Passenger Safety Technician