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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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.