In my 15 years as a birth and postpartum doula, I have helped many families welcome their twins home from the hospital and find their footing as new parents. One of the things I have seen to be the most important is to have a basic knowledge of what to expect before they have their babies are born. In 2010, I started teaching newborn care to all my birth doula clients prenatally and to the public. What I saw was that it improved their confidence as new parents, cut down on the anxiety of "what if I'm doing it all wrong" and drastically cut down on the phone calls I would get from anxious new parents wondering if what they were experiencing was normal. Parents expecting twins have concerns that don't affect people having singletons and really need a class of their own to be able to ask all of the questions that pertain to them.
Private Online Newborn Care Class - $120
Private classes are conducted over Zoom. This is not a pre-recorded class but rather an interactive one where you can ask questions along the way and we can tailor it to the specific things you would like to learn. Because you are in your own home, you can also show me things like where your baby will be sleeping if you wish as well as get instruction on whatever swaddles, carriers or baby equipment you might have questions about.
In this private three hour workshop we discuss everything to do with life with two newborns. This is your chance to get all your questions answered and feel prepared and ready to welcome your babies
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Small Group Online Newborn Care Class - $50
Classes are conducted over Zoom. This is not a pre-recorded class but rather an interactive one where you can ask questions along the way.
All times listed are Pacific Time. Please adjust for your particular time zone.
Get $5 off the price of the group class for you and a friend if you both sign up for the same class and use the code FRIENDS5.
In this small group three hour online workshop we discuss everything to do with life with your newborn. This is your chance to get all your questions answered and feel prepared and ready to welcome your baby. Groups are no more than four couples so that everyone can have their questions answered.
Subjects covered include:
Our clients say:
"A short perspective from a Dad's point of view: Emma was a phenomenal support to both my wife and I during both pregnancy and delivery. I credit the pre-birth conversations and tutorials for making us both feel more comfortable with what to expect, and how to prepare. And when the big day itself came, Emma was a champion. Emma was calm, collected, thoughtful and supportive throughout the process. She gave me great tips on how I could support my wife, in addition to directly helping with massage and other activities to ease the pains of the labor process. I think the thing that I appreciated most about having Emma there was I was able to discreetly ask questions about what was happening when the birth started to get a little dicey towards the end. Having her there allowed me to decrease my anxiety and get my questions answered without bothering the doctor or distracting my wife. And of course, that is to say nothing of the coaching and support that she gave my wife, which was also invaluable. All in all, we really, really appreciated having Emma's help with the birth of our first child" ~ Jacob