Private Childbirth Classes
About Private Birth Classes
Whether you're planning an unmedicated birth and want to focus on coping skills or intend to utilize pain relief options in a hospital during birth, one-on-one childbirth education provides the opportunity to explore your unique plans for the most important day(s) of your life. Unlike group birth classes, you won't ever spend time listening to discussions that don't apply to you or relearning topics you already understand. Focusing on your needs as an independent person and unique family allows for a more streamlined process for learning.
Private classes are held online via Zoom or at client residences. Classes are highly interactive, tailored to your needs, and include bonus videos and handouts at all levels to ensure you feel supported during this unique time in your life.
Childbirth Education Topics
All class sessions are private, held online, and scheduled based on client's calendar.
Every session includes an emphasis on productive communication with care providers, building birth plans that match your values, and coping with the unknown
Stages of Labor Overview: Early, Active, Transition, Pushing, Birth of Baby, Placenta Release, Immediate Postpartum (whole session)
Coping Skills & Techniques: Live Practice Breath-work/Pranayama, Mindfulness & Meditation, & Hypnosis Skill-Building (half or whole session)
Comfort Measures & Partner Training: Birthing with an Epidural, Nitrous Oxide, or IV Medications & Other External Comforts that Birth Partners Can Provide (whole session)
Nutrition & Exercise: Yoga, Strength Training, Optimal Nutrition, Coping with Cravings and/or Gestational Diabetes (half or whole session)
Partner Intimacy: Finding Alignment & Approaches to Birthing & Parenting as a Team, Working Together to Grow Into the Parents You Want to Be (half or whole session)
Obstetric Tools & Technology: Analysis of the Benefits & Risks of the Most Common Tools/Interventions such as IV fluids, Inductions, Fetal Monitoring, & more (whole session)
What to Expect in a Cesarean Birth: When Surgical Births are Necessary, How to Prevent Where Possible
VBAC: Vaginal Birth After Cesarean; Prior Birth Processing, Preparing for a Vaginal Birth after Labor, Fear Releasing
Postpartum Recovery: Initial & Long Term Healing; Physical & Emotional/Mental Well-Being (whole session)
Breastfeeding/Infant Feeding: Prevent Common Issues in Feeding, learn about baby's needs + breast care for birther (whole session)
Baby Care Basics: Bathing, Diapering, Baby-wearing, Dressing, Soothing, & Baby Sleep (whole session)
Childbirth Education Testimonials
"I loved the personal aspect [of private childbirth preparation] which allowed us the flexibility to dive into topics that were important to us. I enjoyed the various exercises that allowed us to emote and interact with each other, but also appreciated the presentations and videos that covered a myriad of topics including potential complications and recovery. I think the classes helped my husband feel much more prepared, confident and valued. It was extremely helpful to discuss the different scenarios that we might encounter and go through various role playing exercises. The classes were such a positive influence on our relationship. They really made me feel so much more united and closer to my husband and made me appreciate his role so much more.
Amanda is amazing! She is so knowledgable and clearly spends quite a bit of time doing her own research to ensure that she's teaching and sharing the most up-to-date, evidence based facts. I'm so thankful that we were able to takes these classes with her!"
Katie is a gem! She is knowledgeable not only from her own birth experiences, but also from her genuine passion for working with birthing families. She puts 110% effort into everything she does, and her doula activities are no exception. She is positive, encouraging, thoughtful, and truly has her clients’ best in mind.
Additionally, her ability to serve me, a remote client, has been wonderful. Our Zoom sessions have been super helpful and informative and have helped me to better plan and cope with my pregnancy, labor, and birth. She has been great at being available for any questions or just general support and has made me feel much more at ease. Doula care is evidence-based, and you couldn’t go wrong with Katie by your side!
My wife and I did several pre-labor sessions with Katie for our second pregnancy. Katie is a truly gifted and knowledgeable doula! She has an obvious love for the work that she does in guiding moms and partners through pregnancy, labor, and delivery, and it shines through in your every interaction with her.
All of the information she presents is evidence-based, with the best interests of moms and babies at heart! She was super flexible in working with our schedules and was also readily available to answer questions and send resources outside of our scheduled sessions. Highly recommend!
~Scott, Huntington Beach
My wife and I researched a while before deciding to go with Amanda's classes. We weren't dead set on any one path in birth and some classes felt extreme.
I wanted to know the nitty gritty details so I could best prepare to support my family in the moment, and that's exactly what Amanda dives into. Our online sessions were so much better than any birth or parent class we took from the hospital. We did the comprehensive class option and still could have kept talking with Amanda. She made it easy to understand topics and was just fun to be around. We're going to be forever grateful for this time we had with Amanda!
Childbirth Preparation Packages
Each childbirth education session is 1.5-2 hours in length
1 Live Session with Amanda
Exclusive Handouts & Resources
3 Live Sessions with Amanda
Exclusive Handouts & Resources
Access to Private Facebook Support Group