Pregnancy & Postpartum Education (Live Zoom)

Doulas By The Bay’s Mission is to not only provide exceptional Doula services to expecting and new families but to also to empower families with evidence-based educational resources.

Our Live Zoom classes provide new and expectant families with expert-led education they can trust, so they can feel confident from pregnancy journey to postpartum journey, and beyond.

If you book our Doula services, you will have FREE access to Live Zoom Classes or you can register for the classes below.

Below are classes that you will have an access to and what you can expect to learn:

A. 9 hour Childbirth Education Live-Zoom Class

  • CLASS 1: Understanding pregnancy, Fetal Development, Anatomy, Choosing a healthcare practitioners, Prenatal Care, Nutrition During Pregnancy, Natural birth, Perinatal Mood Disorders, Preeclampsia
  • CLASS 2: Preterm Labor, Labor Pain & Overcoming Fear, Signs of Labor, Stages of Labor, Timing Contractions, Birth stories, Birth Settings, Breastfeeding
  • CLASS 3: Labor Positions & Support, Mindfulness & Relaxations Techniques, Back Labor/Long Labor Medical Procedures & Interventions, Pain Medications during Labor, Inductions & Augmentation methods, Cesarean Birth, Creating Birth Preference Plan

B. 2.5 hour How To Move Your Body During Labor – Live-Zoom Class

  • To Prevent tear, decrease risk of surgery and to shorten your labor
  • To Develop skills to support effective positioning for labor progress
  • To Support the baby’s descent and rotation through appropriate movement in medicated and unmedicated births
  • To Restore your bodily autonomy
  • How to change space in your pelvis with simple movements
  • Explore the baby’s role in labor progress
  • Develop skills for working with your baby in labor
  • Practice positions that keep you in control and improve birth outcomes
  • Learn how to move in labor WITH or WITHOUT an epidural

    C. 2.5 hour Preparing for an Empowered Cesarean Birth – Live-Zoom Class

    • How an individual approach to birthing honors the parent and where they are in their journey
    • The most common reasons for surgical birth
    • Advantages and disadvantages of cesarean birth and mitigating risk
    • The step-by-step procedure through the first hour after birth
    • Your options for making the process more gentle for parent and baby
    • What active support from the birth partner can look like before, during, and after
    • How to create a cesarean birth plan
    • What the physical recovery process entails in the first few days and weeks after birth
    • Postpartum support resources for healthy recovery
    • …and much more!

    if you are interested in taking our Live zoom classes please contact us using the link below.

    "Shakila helped us sleep train our six month old baby back in April 2019. She was wonderful to work with and her methods are very effective!...I would highly recommend her services!"

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    San Francisco, CA

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    Ritu V.

    San Francisco, CA

    "We decided we wanted some night support just a couple of weeks before my due date and I contacted DBB. Shakila was great and quickly found some doulas that could help us..."

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    San Francisco, CA

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    About Us

    DOULAS by the BAY is a collective of Birth and Postpartum Doulas and Newborn Care Specialists who are dedicated to supporting families before, during and immediately after the birth of their baby. We accept the following payments: HSA/FSA, Insurance, Fertility Payments (Carrot, etc.)


    Vision Statement

    Doulas By The Bay’s vision is to offer exceptional doula services to families, while also empowering them with knowledge through the provision of evidence-based educational resources. Our aim is to help families feel confident throughout their pregnancy journey, postpartum journey, and beyond.