Welcome To BirthLore!
Spend your time effectively when preparing for birth and for baby!
My classes teach a lot in a small amount of time.
I guarantee you will feel more prepared and relaxed for your new adventure!
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.
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
My classes are a small group size, usually 6-8 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.
The journey to parenthood is filled with constant discovery and transformation. Through this journey I encourage parents to listen to their inner wisdom. Trusting your ability to be pregnant, to labor and birth, to parent; trusting your baby to communicate, learn, and grow with you, are all essential in creating a healthy and rewarding experience.
My goal is to provide you with accurate information/resources that may help guide you in discovering, planning, and creating the right birth and parenting style for yourself/family.
Remember that there is no one right way for everyone. Giving birth and parenting is a process of learning, self discovery, and a joyous adventure. I wish you well for this new path you are on!
Contact Heather- firstname.lastname@example.org