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Comprehensive Breastfeeding Essentials Class

Our breastfeeding class, taught by an experienced lactation consultant, provides essential knowledge and practical skills for successful breastfeeding. This comprehensive course covers everything from the first latch to weaning, ensuring a positive experience for you and your baby.

 

Topics Covered in the Class:

  • Breastfeeding, starting out right
  • How To Increase Milk Supply
  • Breastfeeding positions
  • Effective Latching
  • Hand Expression
  • Infant Feeding Cues
  • Storing your milk
  • Plugged Ducts
  • Mastitis
  • Engorgement
  • Flange fitting
  • Types of breast pumps
  • How To Create a pumping schedule
  • Pace Bottle Feeding
  • Bottle Refusal
  • Weaning

and much more……

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    Preparing for a Positive Cesarean Birth Experience

    Welcome to our class on understanding the process, exploring the options, and preparing for recovery from a cesarean birth. This course will provide you with essential information to help you feel prepared and informed before birth. Join us to gain the knowledge and confidence needed for a positive cesarean birth experience.

     

    Topics Covered in the Class:

     

    • How a personalized birthing approach honors the parent’s journey
    • Understanding emergency cesareans and data limitations
    • Common reasons for surgical births
    • Pros and cons of cesarean births and risk mitigation
    • Step-by-step procedure and first-hour post-birth
    • Options for a gentler process for parent and baby
    • Active birth partner support before, during, and after
    • Creating a cesarean birth plan
    • Physical recovery in the first days and weeks postpartum
    • Postpartum support resources for healthy recovery
    • Processing the birth story for postpartum integration

    and much more……

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    How to Move During Labor for an Empowering Birth Experience

    Welcome to our class designed to teach you how to move effectively during labor to achieve an empowering birth experience. This course will equip you with practical techniques to make your labor smoother and more controlled. Through effective positioning and movements, you will support your baby’s descent and rotation, whether you opt for a medicated or unmedicated birth. Join us to gain the confidence and knowledge needed for a positive and empowered childbirth journey.

     

    Topics Covered in the 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

    and much more……

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    Allison G.

    San Francisco, CA

    "Yana was our birth doula and Shakila helped us with our newborn for three months in the fall of 2017 - they're both amazing and we loved working with them..."

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    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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    Helping families flourish with their newborn is our passion. Contact DOULAS by the BAY today to learn how we can help your growing family.

    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.