Comprehensive Childbirth Preparation for Pregnant Families in Silicon Valley and Beyond

COMPREHENSIVE CHILDBIRTH PREPARATION

Prepare for childbirth with our comprehensive series, Zoom in on Childbirth. We cover everything you’ll need to know, from stages of labor to feeding your baby – literally! Check out the series outline below.

We repeat the series so as one ends the next begins. Participants can choose to take as many or as few classes as they like. Our current schedule and online registration is available at Eventbrite

Class 1 - Stages of Labor

We will walk you through the three ways that labor can begin, what to expect emotionally and physically, and when to go (or call) your care providers. With practical information that will help both the laboring person as well as any labor support people.  

Class 2 - Managing Labor

In this class we will dig deeper into the tools that are helpful for each stage. Why are positions important, and when are they important? We will demystify the birth ball: Why does everyone seem to use a birth ball?

Class 3 - Routine Recommendations vs Medical Solutions

What are interventions? When can they be helpful? We’ll also cover how to have conversations about consent and discuss your rights and responsibilities as a patient.

Class 4 - All About the Drugs

Learn when epidurals can be helpful in a labor and how to know when to get one. Familiarize yourself with other medications that are also available and what coping and support looks like when various drugs are a part of a labor.

Class 5 - Cesarean Birth

Learn about the three types of cesareans and how to understand the differences. We will talk about what surgery entails, how to have a family centered cesarean birth, and the small tips that can make a difference. Lastly we will talk about the recovery process and how it can differ from a vaginal birth.

Class 6 - Pushing

It really is like pooping. Get all the info on what to expect from pushing and how to do it.  

Class 7 - AP Childbirth

Learn about the five nuanced things that a doula looks for in birth and how they can effect a labor. We will also talk about how to write an effective birth plan and how to set up an effective birth space.

Class 8 - Postpartum

The TriFecta of Leaking! This class covers what to expect from your body, your mind, and your heart. This is not a class about the baby – It’s all about the grown-ups.   

Class 9 - Newborn Care

This is all about the baby! Diapering, Bathing, the science of sleep, holding, soothing, and how to find your own parenting rhythm.  

Class 10 - Feed Your Baby

A class about breastfeeding/chestfeeding: Learn about the common challenges and the common ways that parents self-sabotage themselves. Set yourself up for success with realistic expectations and what “normal” actually looks like with a newborn.

Serving the South San Francisco Bay Area!

San Jose, Santa Clara, Los Gatos, Saratoga, Cupertino, Sunnyvale, Mountain View, Palo Alto, Menlo Park, Atherton, San Carlos, Foster City, Redwood City, Fremont, Milpitas, Santa Cruz, Morgan Hill, Gilroy, Hollister

We serve families choosing to birth at home or at Casa Natal Birth Center, Full Moon Birth Center, Kaiser San Jose, Kaiser Santa Clara, Kaiser Redwood City, Lucille Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, Sequoia Hospital, El Camino Mountain View, El Camino Los Gatos, Good Samaritan Hospital, Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, O'Connor Hospital, Regional Medical Center, Sutter Maternity Center, Dominican Hospital, St. Louise Regional Hospital, and Hazel Hawkins Hospital.

Upcoming Classes and Workshops

Our workshops are included in our birth packages for Silicon Valley Doula clients. Learn more about how our workshops go beyond basic labor prep and comfort measures to help you Rock Your Birth!

 

Support for Marginalized Communities

Silicon Valley Doulas understands that not all communities are offered the same resources to bring their babies into the world. We want to help bridge that gap. If you are a BIPOC or transgender person struggling to find support within the birth community, please reach out.

Serving the South San Francisco Bay Area!

San Jose, Santa Clara, Los Gatos, Saratoga, Cupertino, Sunnyvale, Mountain View, Palo Alto, Menlo Park, Atherton, San Carlos, Foster City, Redwood City, Fremont, Milpitas, Santa Cruz, Morgan Hill, Gilroy, Hollister

We serve families choosing to birth at home or at Casa Natal Birth Center, Full Moon Birth Center, Kaiser San Jose, Kaiser Santa Clara, Kaiser Redwood City, Lucille Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, Sequoia Hospital, El Camino Mountain View, El Camino Los Gatos, Good Samaritan Hospital, Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, O'Connor Hospital, Regional Medical Center, Sutter Maternity Center, Dominican Hospital, St. Louise Regional Hospital, and Hazel Hawkins Hospital.

Upcoming Classes and Workshops

Our workshops are included in our birth packages for Silicon Valley Doula clients. Learn more about how our workshops go beyond basic labor prep and comfort measures to help you Rock Your Birth!

 

 

Support for Marginalized Communities

Silicon Valley Doulas understands that not all communities are offered the same resources to bring their babies into the world. We want to help bridge that gap. If you are a BIPOC or transgender person struggling to find support within the birth community, please reach out.