INTERVIEW THREE DOULAS:
You should interview at least two other doulas, besides myself. This is to ensure that you have had an opportunity to find out which doula would be a perfect match for you. Please see this link for doula names and contact information. 


BOOKS:

You will gain much insight from reading the following books. You may access the link provided to purchase these books which will be a nice addition to your library. Or you may purchase them elsewhere.

 

Reading Suggestions:
The Birth Partner

Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn

Ina May's Guide to Childbirth


CHILDBIRTH EDUCATION:

It is extremely important to take a childbirth class. Below are some suggested courses. 


The following is a current list of childbirth education classes. 


  • Check back here often for updated class schedules


  • Tender Doula Hands offers a 6-hour, Tuesday night childbirth education class which covers traditional            childbirth education with an emphasis on the holistic stages of labor fully incorporating the Rebozo                for relaxation, comfort, and support.



BREASTFEEDING:

Whether or not you will be breastfeeding, a breastfeeding course is highly recommended! 


Below are a some IBCLC's who are teaching private classes. 


Justina Engen IBCLC (2-3 hour class)

http://www.growinglovingfamilies.com/classes.html 

661-238-3066

[email protected]


Julie Huisjen, BS, IBCLC, RLC (3 hours class)
http://happilybreastfeeding.com/
[email protected]
(661) 858-8254