Village Birth designed our childbirth classes to give you the information, skills, and confidence you need to have an empowering birth experience. Using a non-dogmatic, practical approach, we prepare you for your baby’s birthday and life with a newborn. Doula educators teach each dynamic, discussion-based series while incorporating their local doula experience.
Our goals are to help you understand the birth process, iron out your birth preferences and coping techniques, and know when to let them go. We will help you develop confidence in yourself, your partner, and your care providers, so you feel prepared to welcome your baby.
Ideal for those wanting a unique, tailored experience or those with hectic work schedules – our private classes can be taught in our cozy office space or in the comfort of your home, at days/times that work best for you! Typically structured in two, four-hour sessions, but other scheduling arrangements can be made.
Start building your village by meeting other expecting parents! Check out our calendar to see when the next weekend intensive or 4-week series is being offered!
Sundays, Jan 12-Feb 2 : 2-5pm @ Village Birth
Thursdays, Feb 13-March5 : 6:30-9:30pm @ Del Mar Birth Center
Weekend Intensive, March 7&8: 1-6pm @ Village Birth
Thursdays, April 23 – May 14: 6:30-9:30pm @ Del Mar Birth Center
In this interactive class you’ll learn everything you need to get ready for breastfeeding your little one in the real world. This curriculum is based on practicality – we spend a bit of time on theory
and cover the basics, then we give more focus to the day-to-day logistics of making this whole “breastfeeding” thing work out. We’ll practice positioning and latch techniques, talk about
building a milk supply, pumping, how to get support if things aren’t going as smoothly as planned, and more! Topics include:
- Making a plan
- Partner support
- Preparing for back to work
- What’s the deal with bottles?
Jan 25th, 10:30am
Feb 19th, 6:30pm
2-ish hour class, $75/couple
Whether you have a million nieces or haven’t held a baby since your brother was born, this infant care class will leave you feeling confident and ready to take on your new parental role. In
addition to diapering and the basics, we’ll talk about sleep and taking care of the most important thing in your baby’s world—you! Other topics include:
- Bonding with your baby
- Babyproofing your relationship
- Car seat safety
- Calming a crying baby
- When to call the doctor
Jan 22nd, 6:30pm
Feb 16th, 10:30am
2-ish hour class, $75/couple
Village Birth offers a private, comprehensive refresher class taught in our cozy office or in your home and crafted to fit your unique situation and needs as your prepare to welcome your second baby and beyond. This four-hour class offers:
- Space to process your first birth experience
- The birth process for second and subsequent births
- Refresher on comfort measures
- Sibling integration
- Time to dive into your specific needs (ie: VBAC, review on breastfeeding basics and/or newborn care, etc)