Childbirth Education Format Options
* Classroom setting (3 sessions/2.5 hours each)
* Private Intensives (5 hours total)
* Refresher Course/Birth Coach Consultation (2 hours)
* Virtual Class/Birth Consults
Whether or not you have a doula, these classes are extraordinarily valuable. We recognize that life circumstances may prohibit the ability to enroll in a lengthy, traditional childbirth education course.
You may enroll in either private or semi-private classes. To meet the needs of these families, Patricia offers a Childbirth Education classes, in variety of methods, to meet your needs and schedule.
Childbirth Prep Intensive, can be held on Saturday or Sunday for five-hours. An alternative option is to split the private class into 2 separate evenings, each 2.5 hours in length. The classes are held in the comfort of your own home or via Skype. Additionally, Patricia teaches group Prepared Childbirth Education classes at Happy Baby in El Segundo.
Additionally, remote accessibility to this course is ideal for those who live in another city or state.Patricia can conduct the class for you via Skype sessions.
Childbirth preparation classes are customized for either Hospital or Home Birth settings. This course is also ideal as a “refresher” for couples who have had prior birth experience and/or preparing for a vaginal birth after Cesarean (VBAC).
The topics covered will include:
• Childbirth Education
• Understanding Hospital Interventions & Protocol
• Creating a Birth Preference List, i.e. “Birth Plan”
• Relaxation, Labor Positions and Breathing Options
• Natural Comfort Measures
• Breastfeeding Overview
• Newborn Care/Procedures
• Immediate Postpartum Recovery
• Other topics include, but are not limited to; Nutrition; Informed Consent; Father’s Role in birth, Aromatherapy, Homeopathy, Epidurals, Home Births, VBAC, and the Doula-Bag-o-Tricks
As Expectant Parents learn about the birth process, this will help build trust and confidence to navigate through the waters of labor and birth.
I accept credit card payments through Pay Pal with a 3% service charge or Venmo. Course materials are included. For a reasonable fee, Patricia is also available for phone or Skype consultations.
Please contact Patricia to enquire about availability and to schedule your Childbirth Prep Intensive.
Clients who have taken Patricia's Clients say:
“My husband and I took a 12-week Bradley Method course to get ready for the birth of our baby. But we finished the course feeling like something was missing. I didn’t feel like we got some important info, such as how to do a hip squeeze or how to push during labor. Patricia came over to the house with detailed birthing information, videos, and handouts. We spent two sessions with Patricia, and after the first I already thought we could have just learned everything we learned in the Bradley class from her in a much shorter and concise way! Patricia is amazing. I’m so happy we had this Intensive course on time! Now we’re ready for baby!”
~Alli F., Hermosa Beach
“We really enjoyed the sessions with Patricia! It gave us helpful birthing techniques that were very useful during labor and delivery. This course helped us to assuage our fears so we knew a little bit more of what to expect when the time came. It was empowering for both mama and daddy, something we would recommend to anyone particularly interested in a more natural birth!”
~Meghan L., Redondo Beach