Today, there are so many childbirth education methods and classes offered, how can you be sure of the right fit for you?
Our childbirth education team takes the guesswork out of finding the information you need to prepare for your birth and parenting choices. At Maryland State Doulas, we offer a variety of fully customizable birth class options that can be taken in a class setting or privately, accommodating your unique schedule and covering only those topics you wish to explore, and fully preparing you in a way that no other class can.
We extend upon the basics of birth to make sure couples are prepared for every scenario and environment when making choices for their birthing situation. Whether that plan involves a birth team and addition of a doula or the full, trained support of a loved one, our birth class options will leave you feeling confident and prepared for your birthing day!
A-La-Carte Customized Birth Class
Contact us today for your customized, in home birth class template to design a class with exactly what you need to know for your unique birth!
First Hour $150, Additional Hours $50/hr
Childbirth in the "Express Lane"
Need a childbirth class that is completely informative in an all-day setting? This popular course is perfect for preparation for any birth setting and covers comfort measures, medical pain relief, anatomy, stages and phases of labor, induction and cesarean preparation and more! You'll leave feeling confident in your abilities to plan the birth that's perfect for you!
We highly recommend this class for all of our first time laboring clients, or families needing a birth refresher course. Taught at George Washington University Hospital, we specifically speak to medical interventions and procedures at a variety of area hospitals, including GWU, Sibley, Holy Cross, WHC, Shady Grove, and more.
1st Saturdays 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
George Washington University Hospital
Natural Childbirth Preparation
A wonderful way to prepare for a calm, peaceful birth & pregnancy, covering birth partner communication, comfort measures and more. Learn coping and mindfulness that will take you much farther than birth to have a gentler, powerfully supported birth!
4 week series
Thursdays 6-8 p.m.
Breastfeeding Center For Greater Washington
Baby Dream Gear
The first ever baby gear education class
This class launched nationally in 2011 and was sponsored by TheBump.com and WholeFoods Market. It is the only class that delivers unbiased baby product education.
Attendees learn about the functions, features and options presented by all baby products so that they can elect which best meets their personal lifestyle and need. Because the content is not sponsored by any product manufacturer families can rest assured that the information being delivered is truly for their personal benefit.
Brands and products are not endorsed.
The Baby Dream Gear Class is divided into 9 Categories: Strollers, Car Seats, Carriers, Soothing Gear, Feeding, On the Go, Baby Care and more.
Online Webinar Series
January 13th 6-9 p.m.
In person interactive classes coming soon
Webinar, Group & Private Classes
Becoming a grandparent is full of excitement - but also some worries about what might have changed in the past 20 or so years! We go over all of the updates on car seat regulations, infant sleep practices, best products, parenting philosophies and more, so you can be the most confident grannies on the block!
Getting Promoted to Big Brother& Sister
Your little one is getting a promotion! They don't remember much about the baby stage, and might want to be big helpers! Give them the confidence they need to be involved in baby's care and understand that you have room for both baby and them in your heart!
Can be combined with sibling doula care for a great adjustment to new baby!