Workshops & Classes

How can I make my hospital room more like a magical labor land, and less like a hospital room? Can you help me create a concise birth plan that my care provider or labor and delivery nurse will read and enjoy? Why is my baby making this face at me? And why won’t she stop crying? What are some alternative positions for pushing? How can I best support my partner during labor, when I’m a little bit scared myself? And what the heck is a double hip squeeze? We know you’ve got questions, and we’d love to give you answers. We offer a variety of childbirth and baby care workshops, classes and events for you, your partner and family. Our online childbirth education classes are live, not pre-recorded, which means you have the ability to answer questions and get answers in real time!  These virtual childbirth education classes fill quickly, so register soon to save your virtual space.

Childbirth With A Twist:  Virtual Edition

Anxious and nervous during these times of isolation?  Think online childbirth education is boring and useless? Think again! Be informed of your options, get educated on birth, understand what your body is doing, learn how to cope, and have a lot of fun and laughs all while doing it from the comfort of your couch.  Class is taught LIVE, so you can ask questions and receive answers in real time from an experienced doula and childbirth educator.  This virtual childbirth education class will meet for four instruction times online (See dates and registration links below).  Although we are based in Winston-Salem, NC, this virtual class is open to anyone in the world.  In this class we cover:

The stages of labor
Recognizing the stages and phases of labor
Emotional sign posts of normal labor
Comfort measures for labor (including using a birth ball, using water for labor, massage, positions, breathing, etc…)
Building confidence in your birth partner
What to pack for the birth center or hospital
Common interventions and pain relief choices
Positions for pushing
and more!

If you are birthing at Novant Health in Winston-Salem, Wake Forest Baptist Heath in Winston-Salem, Cone Health in Greensboro, or Natural Beginnings Birth Center in Statesville, we are also able to add specific information relative to each of those hospitals/birth centers.

How about some perks?

How about some perks? Also included is access to our extensive inventory of printable handouts and information in PDF form, AND access to our private group, MomMentous, where you can ask more questions, meet new parents, find friends and community!  Attendees will also receive a discount on our personalized in person birth doula services, if desired.

 This four part series workshop, including instruction, handouts, and access to our ongoing exclusive virtual support group, is $99 per couple.

 The next online childbirth education series dates are:

Tuesday, May 25th 6:30-8 pm
Thursday, May 27th 6:30-8 pm
Tuesday, June 1st 6:30-8:30 pm
Tuesday, June 3rd 6:30-8:30 pm

You can register for the May/June virtual childbirth education class series by clicking here

Tuesday, August 3rd 6:30-8 pm
Thursday, August 5th 6:30-8 pm
Tuesday, August 10th 6:30-8:30 pm
Wednesday, August 12th 6:30-8:30 pm

You can register for the August virtual childbirth education class series by clicking here

(Please note, all times are Eastern)

What Comes Next:  Newborn Care and Postpartum Planning, Virtual Edition

You’ve taken the childbirth classes, you’ve practiced your labor breathing and made your birth plan. What comes next? Why, prepping to bring baby home of course! This online newborn care class and postpartum planning class is designed to help you plan for postpartum, what to expect from yourself after pregnancy, how your partners can assist after birth, and what to do with this adorable but oh so needy little human you’ve just brought home. We will focus on:

The first few hours after birth
Postpartum planning (yes, you should have a postpartum plan too!)
Postpartum products
How you may feel in the first few weeks after birth
Basic newborn hospital procedures
Basic newborn care such as diapering, swaddling, bathing, etc…
Safe sleep for newborns
Just how often that bundle of joy is going to want to eat
Strategies for soothing fussy babies

Also included are lots of education handouts about the postpartum period and baby care, a postpartum planning template, and a printable baby care log that you can print at home.

Class takes place right in your livingroom, via Zoom. Class fee is $50 for two people.  Click here to register for the June session

The next class date is:

Wednesday, June 30th from 6:30 pm to 9 pm

Interested in a class just for you and your partner, or a group of friends?

Contact us to schedule a private online class.  You get to choose the topics you are most interested in, and we will design this class just for you, or for you and your friends.  Cost is $35/hr for one couple, $50/hr for 2 couples, $60/hr for 3 couples.  Please get in touch with us to schedule or for more information.

Please contact us with questions or to register for a class.  You can call us at 336-448-4114, or email us at piedmontdoulas@gmail.com