Join this Saturday Labor Skills Workshop in Orange County! We also cover Postpartum Care for mother as well.
A day of childbirth education.
As a busy pregnant woman wanting to learn about childbirth and postpartum, you and your support person want a thorough birth class, but like many, you would rather not do weeks and weeks of a series. For years, this same class was offered in a weekly series, but due popular demand — it’s now completed in one full day. You will receive the same childbirth detailed information (and more!) you receive in a weekly series class a series, but at the convenience of of a one-time class. Taught by a Giselle, Granola Babies owner, mother of four, Childbirth Educator, Postpartum Doula and Certified Lactation Educator.
Our Labor Skills Workshop is a unique hybrid class of Bradley, Birthing from Within and evidence-based childbirth education that includes:
- Comfort measures during labor
- Labor coping and birthing positions
- Partners: Supporting and Comforting the Birthing Woman
- Relaxation techniques
- Making Informed Decisions
- Healthy eating during Pregnancy (and Postpartum)
- Empowerment of the birth partner
- Creating your birth wishes 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
- Postpartum care and wellness as a new mother
- Babywearing a Newborn
- First decisions after birth
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, this 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 Labor Skills Workshop 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.Group classes take place on a Saturday, 9am - 1pm. We take small breaks as needed.
Private Sessions are 3 hours and available weekday evenings or weekend early morning.
What do our students have to say about the class?
"I didn't realize just how much we would be learning during the class. Thank you!" ~ Jonathan
"I entered the class not knowing what to expect in labor and whether I'd be able to do a natural birth. I ended the class fully confident and excited to birth my baby!" - Stephanie
An OC Register writer and class attendee shares his empowering experience (in this OC Register article) in supporting his wife through the birth she desires as well as his experience of Labor Skills & Techniques.
"Thank you Giselle! This was a great refresher course for us. We actually learned some new things as well. We didn't know about the rebozo techniques last time and I'm excited to try them out. I'm also very glad to know about Womanology. Your class was super helpful!" - Ashley
“Thank you so much for yesterday ! We had such a great time and found the class very informative. It was really great to be able to take a one day class instead of a several week class, and feel armed with tools and things to practice. Thank you for taking the time to help us get more excited about birth!” - Ansley
"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
About the teacher
Class price includes a support person. If you're support is pregnant as well, please pay for two spots. Class includes a gift bag with a birth book as well. Healthy snacks provided during class. For questions please contact us.
Starting in July, CPR and First Aid Class will take place at Laguna Beach OBGYN's beautiful space in Mission Viejo. The address is off the 405 at 26800 Crown Valley Parkway, Suite 460 in Mission Viejo. Parking is at the parking garage and it's free on the day of the class.
May Class takes place at 3730 S Susan Street, Santa Ana.
Childbirth Education 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.