Group classes take place on a Saturday, 9am - 5pm. We take small breaks and a lunch break.
- Private Sessions are 3-4 hours and available weekday evenings or weekend early morning. Please click here to book a private childbirth class.
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 Weekend Intensive Childbirth Education Class 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.
The Weekend Intensive Childbirth Education Class in Orange County 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.
What's the difference between taking this Weekend Intensive and the Labor Skills workshop?
While they both happen in one day, the Weekend Intensive covers more topics than the Labor Skills class. The Weekend Intensive covers labor, as well as baby sleep, bonding with baby, postpartum care and breastfeeding. It's a full spectrum childbirth education class.
Our Childbirth Education Class 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
- Gathering your pregnancy and labor support team
- Preparing for labor and signs of labor
- Stages in labor and what happens at each stage
- Medications: Risks and Benefits
- Partners: Supporting and Comforting the Birthing Woman
- 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 Childbirth Education Class:
"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
When to take the class?
It's recommended to take the class sometime during your third trimester.
Spaces are limited so we encourage you to register soon.
The Weekend Intensive Childbirth Education Class is geared to the pregnant mother and her support person whether it be her partner, husband, wife, boyfriend, family, friend.
About the teacher
Giselle Baumet is the owner of Granola Babies and mother of four beautiful children. She has specialized training and years of experience supporting parents from birth through the first years of parenting. Giselle is a Childbirth Educator, trained with the world-recognized ICEA (International Childbirth Education Association) and Birthing From Within training. She's also a Certified Lactation Educator/Counselor with University of San Diego, a Postpartum Doula with DONA and Birth Doula and a Sleep Coach. In addition, Giselle is a Certified Positive Parenting Educator with Positive Discipline and an American Heart Association Certified CPR Instructor.
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.
Childbirth Education takes place at Granola Babies Studio. 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 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.