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Private Childbirth Classes 

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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. In-person classes are only available for families selecting the Complete series option. No matter the location, 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

Select 1 topic per 90-minute class session.

If selecting the Complete Childbirth Series, your series will be all-inclusive and tailored to your needs!

  • Important Anatomy & Hormones for labor, birth, and the postpartum:  Oxytocin vs Pitocin, Effects of Procedures at Birth on Breastfeeding, + more (whole session)

  • 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!"


                                    ~Jean, Irvine

I cannot say enough good things about doing classes with Amanda. I was utterly terrified of birth when I first got pregnant. I knew I'd need classes but the hospital one I started was awful. I felt like a kid back in high school being lectured at by the nurse and really didn't want to be there. I was referred by a friend to Amanda and chose the complete class series to make sure I was learning everything I needed to know.

Amanda offered a convenient hybrid class. The first 3 were online and by the time she came over for the next class I felt like we knew each other really well. She's super friendly and down to earth and she really allows for a lot of flexibility while teaching. I asked a billion questions and she had an answer for almost all of them. She sent follow-ups after each class with reminders and answers to a couple specific health questions I'd asked. Overall I don't know how this could have been better. I got to hang out in comfy clothes, sit on my own couch, and go through all the topics that were burning my brain. Highly recommend Amanda's private classes!

                              ~Sierra, Long Beach

I wish we'd found Amanda's classes earlier. We went through a Hypnobirthing class and liked it overall, but the group was big and my husband and I felt like things were rushed because there is a set agenda. A friend had told me about her doula doing practice with her during pregnancy and I wanted that before attempting a natural birth.

We hired Amanda for one session and it was the best money spent. She first went over some interesting info about how the brain perceives pain, then taught us a couple things to try. She timed each practice, asked questions that helped me figure out what I liked and what I hated, and she gave us tons of feedback and other options to try on our own after class. I feel like I got so in tune with my body fast during that class and my husband used a bunch of the practical skills in labor!

                               ~Jessica, Newport Beach

My wife and I researched a while before deciding to go with Amanda's classes. We weren't dead set on any style or method but many of the options felt extremely biased toward natural birth.


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!


                               ~Liz, Tustin

Childbirth Preparation Packages

Each childbirth education session is 90 minutes in length

Intro/Refresh ~175
  • 1 Live Session with Amanda

  • Follow-up Handouts

Bundle ~495
  • 3 Live Sessions with Amanda

  • Exclusive Handouts & Resources

Complete ~895
  • 6 Live Sessions with Amanda

  • Exclusive Handouts & Resources

  • Curated Video Playlist for ongoing preparation

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