Welcome To BirthLore!
Whether you came to this website on a mission to find fantastic classes and/or outstanding doula support, or just clicked it for fun- Welcome!
This site also includes pages of free information, handouts, links and resources so that you can learn about evidence based birthing, breastfeeding and baby care. I am passionate that every expecting family find the resources they need to have an empowering healthy birthing and early parenting experience.
What makes my classes unique?
ALL my classes are multi-theoried.
That means instead of learning one way of doing things, I will teach you multiple techniques and ideas from the most useful, popular, tried and true birth and baby gurus. No skimming content like shorter courses, classes go beyond the basics so that you leave feeling confident, knowledgeable, and excited to start your journey!
I have been working with children and families since 1992 in multiple capacities- I started as a preschool teacher, director of an afterschool program, and nanny. Then I became a mom for the first time in 2000, and second time in 2003. I have been working in the birth field since 2003 as a childbirth educator, birth doula, postpartum doula, lactation educator and more! (See about Heather for more details.)
Besides having a degree in Child Development, I am also trained and certified as a Childbirth Educator, Birth Doula, and Lactation Educator. I completed training as a Postpartum Doula and I continue to take workshops, read studies and books on all topics I teach. (See about Heather for more details.)
My classes come with free ongoing email support (even after the class is finished!) to answer questions and connect you with top notch resources in the Bay Area.
You will have unlimited access to over 200 handouts, research and resources in the Bay Area for Pregnancy, Labor/Birth, Postpartum, Baby Care and Feeding Baby.
My classes have the best ratings (according to Yelp and to handwritten surveys) in the South Bay Area. Recommended by many doulas, midwives, OB/Gyns, and other health care providers in the Bay Area. Check out what people are saying about my classes! Yelp
Amazing value! My classes have the best prices per hour of instruction in the South Bay, especially when you take advantage of the package deal.
My classes are a small group size, usually 5-6 couples, which allows ample time for questions, practice techniques and create a personal connection.
I am passionate about giving you an entertaining, informative, useful, and empowering class. My agenda is that you (and baby) have a positive and healthy birth experience; that includes physical, mental and spiritual health.
I do not believe there is one way to have a fantastic birth experience! If your dream is having a birth without pain medications, my class is for you, I teach tons of natural coping techniques. If your dream birth includes pain medications, my class is for you, I teach you what you need to know about timing, avoiding risks, and coping techniques before you have it.
Contact Heather- firstname.lastname@example.org