Pocket Doula – Short Childbirth Education Course

This class was designed, for the families who are looking for a complete childbirth education course, but don’t have a lot of time before the birth of their baby. It is held on 2 consecutive days, and 4 hours each day. Covers all topics before, during, and after labor, as well as early postpartum and breastfeeding. Great for both hospital birth and homebirth families. You can schedule a private one for your house, or join me with a group class that I schedule.

Cost: $250 (group class), or $300 (private in-home class)

Deposit: $25 – To hold your spot

Course Overview

Day 1:

Late Pregnancy, Onset of Labor

  • Preparing for Labor
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Warning Signs
  • Preliminary Signs of Labor
  • Progression of Labor
  • Pain in Labor

Early Labor, Hospital Procedures, Active Labor

  • False Labor
  • Early Labor
  • How to recognize Active Labor, Going to the Hospital/or When to Call the Midwife
  • Hospital Procedures and Birth Plans
  • Comfort Techniques

Variations during Labor

  • Fast Labors
  • Slow First Stage
  • Back Labor

Day 2:

Coping with Pain in Labor

  • Pain Medications
  • Comfort Techniques

Transition and Pushing

  • Transition
  • Second Stage: Pushing
  • Positions
  • 2nd Stage Interventions: Forceps, Vacuum Extraction, Episiotomy, C-section

Post-partum and Baby Care

  • Post-Partum
  • Newborns
  • Breastfeeding
Registration Info

"The art of healing comes from nature and not from the physician. Therefore, the physician must start from nature with an open mind."

- Paraclesus

"The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, in diet, and in the cause and prevention of disease."

- Thomas Edison, Inventor