Childbirth, Parenting, and Sibling Classes in a variety of informative and engaging classes with the entire family in mind.
Every birth and parenting journey is unique! Our classes allow you to fill your toolbox with the best tools available and pull the specific tools you need as you need them. You wouldn’t use a square peg in a round hole. So why commit to just one “method/tool” in birth and parenting? As labor and life unfolds what you need and find most effective will also change. We use current research and evidence as well and proven communication styles so you will learn as much as possible in a way that is best for you!
First Coast Doulas teaches the following childbirth, parenting, and sibling classes:
- Confident Birth & Parenting Class
- The Prepared Parent Childbirth Class
- The Daddy Doula Class
- Cesarean Prep Class
- Feeding Your Newborn
- Sibling Class
- (coming soon) Preparing Your Nest
- (coming soon) Newborn Care Class
Confident Birth & Parenting Class
As you prepare for birth and learn how to care for a new baby there will be a lot of “what ifs” and “how to” questions that come up. Birth and parenting are hard work without all the misinformation that is floating around out there. It seems as soon as your bump started showing everyone has something to say! There will be things you have no idea exist until you learn about them! We help parents learn to navigate uncharted waters more confidently so they avoid many of the pitfalls of birth and early parenting!
The Confident Birth & Parenting Class is only class of its kind offered in Jacksonville!
The Prepared Parent Childbirth Class
At First Coast Doulas we know that parents want a satisfying birth experience and that will mean different things to different people! This is an opportunity to approach birth, parenting and your own intimate relationship with confidence. Be in the know, discover what a “satisfying” birth means to you, and have the tools you need to get there! We’re teaching you what no one else is telling you! Learn about what’s happening within the body, why it’s happening, and how to navigate all of it.
The Daddy Doula Class
Have you considered having a doula by your side during birth, but ultimately you’d like the experience to be just you and your partner (baby daddy or otherwise)? While studies show many benefits to having a professional support person who is not related to the birthing person and is not a staff member of the birthing facility by you and your partner’s side, we understand not everyone will hire a doula.
Planning for an all natural birth? Perfect! Planning for an epidural? Awesome! This class is the class for you!
“The class was packed with great tips. My husband took notes and we practiced the techniques. When I went into labor we didn’t panick. We practiced the techniques several times after class. I was pleasently surprised with my husband’s ehlp in labor and I think this class helped so much.”
Cesarean Birth Prep Class
Cesarean birth presents with it’s own set of challenges. This unique childbirth education class is designed specifically for parents who are preparing to welcome their babies via a cesarean birth experience. We discover the joys, challenges, and common concerns. We go over the birth process from beginning to end.
“The cesarean birth prep class was great. Elizabeth worked with my husband’s crazy schedule and came to us on a day that worked for him. She was really knowledgable and you can tell she cares. We delivered at Baptist Downtown and had fantastic experience. We hired her for some help at home after we delivered. This class helped me feel more calm and happy about my choice. Elizabeth helped me so much after I gave birth. I highly recommend it and her to anyone thinking about having a c-section.”
Feeding Your Newborn Class
Like any new skill, feeding a baby takes some knowledge and practice. The more you know the better prepared you are for the challenges that lie ahead. Our Feeding Your Newborn class offers you and your partner the chance to prepare and get answers to your questions before your baby’s arrival.
” I can’t recommend First Coast Doulas enough! These ladies know what they are doing!! That feeling after baby is born where you wish you could take the L&D nurses home with you- that’s Liz and her team… but you can actually take them home with you! ~ Christina Galway”
Welcoming a baby brother or sister is exciting! It’s also all the other things for an older sibling! In our informational and hands on class was created with children ages 3-12 years old in mind. They’ll take a peek at what life will be like during those first weeks and discover ways to be helpful and express their own feelings. They will also learn about the looks, sounds, and smells that come along with having a new sibling.
“My daughter loved the class. I was surprised she remembered so much. I overheard her teaching her cousin tips for safe sleep. Liz was thoughtful in her approach and I have already recommended the class to two of my co-workers.”
Newborn Care Class
Preparing Your Nest
Contact us to find out more about our classes!