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* classes usually fill up so we do encourage you to register as soon as possible to reserve your spot.*
- (Class is full) Weekend Intensive August 27-28 Saturday and Sunday @ 9am - 4pm
- Weekly Series September 8 - October 13 Thursdays 7pm - 9pm (Last Birthing Baby Childbirth Class of 2016)
- Weekend Intensive January 14-15 2017 Saturday and Sunday @ 9am - 4pm
- Weekly Series January 26 - March 2 2017 Thursdays 6:30pm - 8:30pm
- Weekend Intensive March 11 - 12 Saturday and Sunday @ 9am - 4pm
- Private Sessions are 4 hours and available weekday evenings or weekend early morning.
Every birth is unique. Learn about birthing and labor skills for birthing your baby.
Whether it's in a hospital, a birthing center or home you'll learn about birth and labor skills to use during your own unique and amazing birth.
More than a method class, the Birthing Baby Childbirth Education teaches you evidence-based pregnancy and labor skills. You'll learn and practice many techniques and coping measures so that at your birth you'll have relaxation, meditation, positioning and other comfort measure to choose from to birth your baby.
Learn the beauty of holistic pregnancy and birth, be fully supported in your journey and be empowered during pregnancy and birth.
Birthing Baby is a childbirth education class in Orange County that is applicable in any birthing location (hospital, birth center or home) and goes far and beyond to truly prepare you to birth your baby with empowerment. We will focus on natural birthing while also covering birthing options.
Birthing Baby Childbirth Education is a complete childbirth education class in Southern California that covers ~
- Comfort measures during labor
- Labor and birthing positions
- Relaxation techniques
- Making Informed Decisions
- Healthy eating during Pregnancy (and Postpartum)
- Empowerment of the birth partner
- Creating your birth plan
- Holistic wellness in pregnancy and labor
- Gathering your pregnancy and labor support team
- Preparing for labor and signs of labor
- Stages in labor and what happens at each stage
- Postpartum care and wellness as a new mother
- How to breastfeed your baby
- Life after birth and becoming new parents
What students have to say about Birthing Baby Childbirth Education
"I now feel that I'm ready to birth my baby naturally! This class is exactly what my husband and I needed to get prepared for labor. Giselle was wonderful! I feel confident because I got all the tools and information I was looking for." ~ Marcela
"The Birthing Baby Naturally Weekend Intensive was incredibly helpful and unique. It provided a wealth of information to me and my partner in a short amount of time that fit our schedules. Giselle provided an array of tools, techniques and practical decision-making skills ranging from birth positions and breathing to how to feel empowered in birthing in a hospital. I would recommend this course to anyone interested in birthing natural, but wishing to be educated and prepared for all possibilities that can happen during the birth of their child." ~ Diana
"This class sure helped me wrap my head around the intense process that is about to happen. We would never have been as prepared as we are after completing this class. Thank you!"
"Very safe, friendly environment, empowering couples/moms to make their own informed decisions. Thank you!" ~ Julie
"This is not only a great class for expecting mothers, but also soon-to-be fathers! It provided me a real appreciation for what my wife has to go through and how I can be helpful during this amazing event." ~ Jason
"We learned so much about every aspect of delivering naturally and we really appreciated it. You gave us a more realistic view of what would experience than we have gotten before. I also thought your advice was on ways to cope and postpartum care were valuable beyond words." ~ Jasmine
It's recommended to take the class sometime during your third trimester.
Spaces are limited so we encourage you to register soon.
What's the difference between the 6 week series and the weekend intensive class?
Both our 6 week series and our weekend intensive class are both full childbirth education courses and cover the same exact information. However, the 6 week series meets on weekday evenings and our weekend intensive is during a Saturday and Sunday for full days. Both options are available because some couples enjoy the relaxed pace of the weekly series, while others prefer to finish their childbirth education class over a weekend.
The Birthing Baby Childbirth Education is geared to the pregnant mother and her support person whether it be her partner, husband, wife, boyfriend, family, friend.
Learn more at our FAQ page for Birthing Baby Childbirth Education
About the teacher
Giselle Baturay is a Childbirth Educator, trained with the world-recognized ICEA (International Childbirth Education Association) Childbirth Education Program and Birthing From Within training. She brings her experience as a Childbirth Educator, Lactation Educator, Postpartum Doula, Aromatherapist/Herbalist and Reiki Practitioner. Giselle has studied holistic wellness for over 15 years including studies at the University of San Diego, The Institute of Integrative Aromatherapy, Healing Hands of Holistic Health, Sage Mountain, North American Institute of Medical Herbalism, Impart Wisdom and Wellness Center, DONA International and International Childbirth Education Association. She is the mother of four and is the owner of Granola Babies.
The cost is $250 for either the weekly series or the weekend intensive. Cost includes a support person. If you're support is pregnant as well, please pay for two spots. And healthy snacks provided during class. You will also receive a manual full of resources.
Both Birthing Baby Childbirth Education and Labor Skills Class are available as a private class as well. Please contact us to schedule a private class.
Birthing Baby Childbirth Education takes place at Granola Babies Annex, 2 blocks from Granola Babies Children's Boutique. Please click here for location details.
Birth Class Cancellation Policy
Childbirth education classes may be cancelled for refund via payment made up to 14 days before class. After this time, no refunds will be issued. Any cancellation or class date change within 14 days of of class will be issued store credit (to use towards a new registration, if changing dates or for products at Granola Babies) minus $75 which is retained by Granola Babies.