5 Reasons to Choose Private Prenatal Classes

When searching for childbirth and newborn care classes, our clients want the best! Hospital classes feel rushed, online classes feel impersonal, and not taking a class isn't really an option. For expecting parents looking for the best, most customizable childbirth classes in Long Beach and the surrounding areas, look no further!

At Doulas of Long Beach our educators specialize in meeting you exactly where you're at. Your in-home private classes are unique to your family, your style of learning, and designed to your birth & parenting preferences. Just in case you need a little more convincing, here are some additional bonuses to private prenatal classes. 

Bond With Your Partner

Having designated time just for you and your partner to explore your options can be such a treat in our fast-paced society. Our childbirth educators have fine-tuned the class activities to not only educate you about your options, but to bring you and your partner closer together. Bonding exercises and activities are designed to help establish exactly how involved your partner would like to be and how to include a birth doula or other support member in the mix without compromising your partner's uniquely important role. Our class communication tools provide space for vulnerability, humor, and emotional and physical bonding in an engaging, private environment. 

Receive Hands-On, Expert Advice

Our up-to-date curriculum is taught by birth & parenting experts who's sole purpose it to guide and empower you. Your class will include hands-on activities geared towards building your confidence and teaching you techniques you can use for months or years to come. Your customizable birth classes include comfort measures & relaxation techniques that are modeled and then practiced with personalized guidance from your instructor. In baby care basics you and your partner will learn and perfect swaddling, diapering, and soothing techniques that are sure to make you a pro at parenting. 

Fully Customizable Learning

We love group classes, in fact we teach them regularly in Irvine. But sometimes they don't provide enough time or space to meet all of your educational goals. If you're the kind of person that likes to ask lots of questions and really take time to absorb everything you're learning then you'll love our private classes. Upon registration, we send you an in-depth worksheet that allows you to pick and choose WHAT you want to learn and HOW. Do you like lots of visuals? Do you learn better with hands-on activities? Do you like statistics and facts? We want to know all of these things so that we can uniquely design your private class to meet all of your needs. 

Convenience & Comfort

I'm a big fan of stretchy pants and I'd venture to guess that you are too. With classes held in the comfort of your own home, you will have the freedom to dress up or down, however you like. Want to practice comfort measures for labor in your pajamas? Do you like to snack while you learn? Does your hectic travel schedule prevent you from joining a weekly group class? With Doulas of Long Beach, we give you everything you need and nothing you don't, all in the comfort of your own home. We work around your schedule and bring all of our tools and supplies along with us!

Delve Deeper

Hospital birth classes barely scratch the surface when it comes to what's available to expecting and new parents. Don't get us wrong, we love working with clients birthing in the hospital, but it's been our experience that those classes fall woefully short in truly preparing you for the journey ahead. A hospital class does a great job at educating you on policies and procedures and will tell you how to be a "good patient", but they tend to breeze past the various birth options available to you. With private classes, we have no agenda, other than to fully educate you on all of your options so you have the confidence and the freedom to choose. We dig deep into the physical, emotional, and mental challenges that pregnancy, birth & parenting can bring and help prepare you to meet those challenge head-on when the time comes. 


Rest assured that our private classes will provide the knowledge you are seeking to have an informed and empowered birth and postpartum experience. With Doulas of Long Beach as your guide, you'll enjoy top-notch content, unbiased support, discretion, convenience and expert guidance through your entire journey.