We provide training and support for doulas to enable them to help women have calmer, easier labors so they can enter motherhood with confidence.
Serving Central New Jersey -
Mercer, Monmouth, Ocean
counties and surrounding areas
WHAT PREVIOUS STUDENTS HAVE TO SAY
" If we had not attended your class, I don't think we would have had the confidence to do it as we first planned, naturally without an epidural or pain meds....so thank you so much and I will recommend the class to any friend who is having a baby and is looking for direction." S.C
"we would like to thank both of you for the wonderful classes that you guys had... we really feel that they gave us a lot of knowledge about what we were getting into and gave us the tools we needed to get through the many different obstacles we could have faced. " B.P.
"The class helped us recognize the signs that labor was going quickly, provided useful tools for coping with the pain, allowed us to make an informed decision declining an episiotomy, and helped Robin to get off to a good start breastfeeding. " S.M.
"Thanks so much for being such great teachers! We both really enjoyed and learned so much from your class. Also all the handouts and materials you gave us were very helpful to us when we were reviewing things in the weeks leading up to my due date." S.C.
"The whole experience was rather amazing...very intense. My husband was so great helping me get through the entire birth without any interventions- thanks to your classes! The information and practical guidance from you both made my ideal birth possible. Thank you, thank you!" K.S.
"Thanks to your class, labor wasn't nearly as scary as I had anticipated. As it was progressing I really felt like I understood what was happening... I felt very empowered and informed after taking your class. Thanks again!" S.H.
What makes Your Best Birth (YBB) classes so unique?
*We focus on the topics couples find most useful for birth, and offer you flexibility in scheduling your classes.
*When all four classes are completed, this is a complete Lamaze childbirth series.
*YBB classes can be taken in any order. Each class is independent and doesn't depend on information from any previous class.
*YBB classes allow for flexible scheduling. Want to take all 4 classes in one month? Or do you prefer to spread them out over several months? You can choose the class dates that work best for your schedule.
*Our classes are fun, informative, and practical. You will laugh, learn, and walk away with cheat sheets for partners to help them remember crucial information, as well as some practical tools. With 11 hours of total classtime you have ample time to learn and absorb the information through various teaching methods with less lecture and more fun.
YBB classes receives a high satisfaction rating from past class participants, who often recommend our classes to friends, family, and co-workers. A recent class member says, "Ryan and I both agree that taking your classes was the best money spent preparing for the birth of our daughter. I felt so much better knowing what to expect. Thank you both for giving us the tools we needed to make our birth such an exciting and relatively stress-free experience."
Preparing for your birth is important to you, but at the same time your life is busy, and carving out time fora childbirth series can be challenging. With this in mind, we've developed a series of
4 rotating classes that can be taken in any order, over any amount of time.
Classes coming soon!
Who is teaching these classes? These classes are taught by childbirth experts Jessica and Dorothy. We work in all local hospitals as doulas, and will be giving you current up-to-date practical information. We've attended more than 200 births each and we each have five children. We've each been teaching childbirth classes for over 15 years and are certified Lamaze educators. We don't tell you how to give birth, but help you discover your path to own best birth, as well as help you and your partner know what to do no matter what happens in your labor.
What is covered in each class?
Birth Basics 101 This class reviews the typical progress of labor but also teaches you common variations - including how to recognize them and what coping techniques work best with each variation.
Comfort Measures This class demonstrates and provides practice for various positions, relaxation exercises, types of touch, and use of tools, including use of the birth ball and rebozo, to create effective coping rituals. Partners will learn when and how to apply what they’ve learned.
The Hospital Experience This class will prepare you for what happens at the hospital as well as unexpected circumstances. You will learn the benefits, risks, and alternatives to common interventions as well as how to lower your risk of needing a cesarean and what to do to have a positive cesarean birth. You will also learn effective ways to communicate with your care providers, navigating any detours from your ideal birth while minimizing risk and maintaining birth satisfaction. Putting together a birth plan is also covered in this class.
Life After Baby Classcovers breastfeeding, common newborn procedures, and the postpartum time after birth.