Doulas of Orange County offers a comprehensive and unbiased approach to childbirth education, focusing on the unique needs of the class participants, along with evidence based information. *Spots fill up quickly, register today to reserve your spot! 1 day workshop : 7 hours of class education, with 1hr lunch break February 11th, 9am-5pm March 11th, 9am-5pm April 8th, 9am-5pm May 13th, 9am-5pm June 10th, 9am-5pm July 8th, 9am-5pm August 12th, 9am-5pm Our goal is to assist parents in preparing for their birth with confidence, by providing them with the tools needed to make informed decisions every step of the way. In this One day, 7 hour workshop, Orange County families will learn about pregnancy health and nutrition, physiology of labor, relaxation and pain management techniques, birth choices, standard procedures and how to confidently navigate through all of their options. The class will include hands-on activities that will create a deeper bond with a mother's partner and prepare them for the incredible experience of childbirth. Our classes include judgment-free discussion of all birthing options and scenarios including natural birth plans, pain medications and cesareans. We encourage our students to share openly and connect with other parents in the class to begin building their community for years to come! Students will: • Understand the Stages of Labor and emotional/physical markers • Develop their ideal vision and desires for labor and birth • Learn comfort through Massage, Visualization, Meditation and Relaxation • Practice properly paced breathing • Explore Non-Medicated and Medicated Pain Relief Options • Discover Labor and Birthing Positions for comfort and progression • Review Optimal health and nutrition during pregnancy • Expectations for "The Welcoming Hour" including routine newborn procedures • How to facilitate bonding in those first hours after birth • Utilizing Tools: Birth Ball, Distraction, Breathing, Counter Pressure, Massage, Hot/Cold Therapy, and more The Details: Fee: $200 Instructor: Sarah Marks, Doula & Educator with Doulas of Orange County Attendees: Parent & one support person When: 2nd Sunday of every month; 9am-5pm Minimum: *We require 3 students registered to hold class series. Read our full list of class policies here before registering.