Doulas of Long Beach offers a comprehensive and unbiased approach to childbirth education, focusing on the unique needs of the class participants, along with evidence based information. Our goal is to assist parents in preparing for their birth with confidence, by providing them with the tools needed to make informed decisions every step of the way.
Families will learn about pregnancy health and nutrition, physiology of labor, relaxation and pain management techniques, birth choices, standard procedures and how to confidently navigate through all of their options. Each session will include hands-on activities that will create a deeper bond with a mother's partner and prepare them for the incredible experience of childbirth. Our classes include judgment-free discussion of all birthing options and scenarios including natural birth plans, pain medications and cesareans.
Offered in sessions of 5 hours or 8 hours with the parent & partner only. Virtual options also available for those not in Southern California! $395-$550
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Baby Care Basics
This 3 hour class provides interactive education on how to care for your newborn. You will learn about swaddling, bathing, & diapering, bottle feeding and bonding. We will discuss reading your baby’s cues and using the 5 S’s as a comfort and calming technique. We will also cover normal newborn appearance and health, playtime and safety tips.
$165 includes parent + partner. You can add two additional participants for an additional $100 - this is a great class for grandparents too!
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Comfort Measures for Labor
In this 3 hour private class you will explore breathing techniques, visualizations, affirmations, yoga ball positions, vocalization, rebozo support, labor positions, massage, music and more! You will have hands on practice with each method to see what resonates most with you and have a bag of tools to draw from during your birthing time. Partners or support person are encouraged to participate! This class is equally beneficial for those planning a natural or medicated labor and birth.
$165 includes parent + partner. Make it a semi-private class by adding another couple for only $100!
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Baby Wearing 101
Learn the basics about wearing your baby! We’ll discuss the benefits of babywearing, the types of carriers available and proper positioning and safety. Your instructor will demonstrate the basic newborn carry in a ring sling, soft structured buckle carrier & a stretchy wrap. Popular carriers and styles will available for you to see in person to check out the different styles available. This in-home workshop is 2 hours and allows ample time to try on various carriers provided by your instructor.
$105 includes parent + partner.
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Are you ready to learn all you ever wanted to know about getting breastfeeding off to a great start? In our 3 hour private breastfeeding class you will learn everything you need to know about breastfeeding your sweet newborn. Your instructor will discuss proper latch and positioning, feeding frequency and duration, the first golden hour after birth, common concerns, establishing a supply, pumping and storing milk and how to tell if baby is getting enough. Helpful resources will be provided to get you and your baby off to the right start. Informative videos and demonstration dolls will be used. Time will be given to go over your questions as well!
$165 for parent + partner. Make it a semi-private class by adding another couple for only $100.