Birth Classes

No matter what type of birth you are envisioning, I am happy to help you prepare.  The “Childbirth Essentials” class provides unbiased, evidence-based information to help you make the best possible decisions for you and your family.  Learn about birth in a safe and supportive environment where you can ask questions, reflect, and gain the knowledge and confidence you need to have YOUR best birth experience.  Classes also encourage reflection with your partner about your priorities and wishes for your labor and birth, practice relaxation techniques, and help you feel more prepared as a family.

Topics include:

  • Physical changes during pregnancy
  • Nutrition and wellness for pregnancy
  • Preparing for labor
  • The labor process
  • Comfort measures and partner support
  • Medications, interventions, and procedures
  • Cesarean birth
  • Postpartum care for mom and baby
  • Breastfeeding

Private Classes:

At the moment I am only offering private classes.  A private class is right for you if you would like to learn in the comfort of your own home, and/or have limited availability and would like to schedule a class on your own terms.  I am willing to travel to your home anywhere in San Diego.

The basic private class can be done in 3 or 4 weekly sessions.  I will do a consultation with you beforehand to discuss your needs and priorities, tailor the class and set a schedule that works for you.

Cost: $300

Private classes are also available as a package with doula services – please contact me for rates and scheduling.

Past Participant Testimonials:

“I highly recommend Laura and her childbirth classes. Her demeanor is so comforting and encouraging! I am feeling optimistic about the remainder of my pregnancy and my birth experience, and confident that I will have a successful breastfeeding experience with my newborn. Thank you, Laura, for helping me get to this point – I am so grateful for all you have done to help me get ready!”  

“What I liked most about the class was how comfortable I felt asking questions and covering info. I would not have felt that in a conference room at the hospital. I loved all the info that we covered and felt it was super informative.”

“I walked away feeling much more informed about what to expect during the birth. You guys gave me the confidence to ask lots of questions during labor and to be assertive with what I want. I definitely feel a little less nervous going into childbirth.”

“I definitely feel better informed and my pregnant wife was put at ease with all the great info provided which makes my life easier:).  You guys gave us a lot to think about and really did an amazing job of prepping us for what to expect. Thanks!!!”