childbirth education

Preparing for your birth is more than just taking a childbirth class. Pregnancy classes help prepare you to make important decisions, while childbirth classes prepare you for your labor.

There is a lot involved with pregnancy and birth. Want to feel prepared for it all?

One of the best ways to prepare for an upcoming birth is participating in childbirth classes. Knowing what to expect and what is normal can take away many anxieties associated with birth.

From choosing your provider and birthplace, to navigating birth and postpartum, Doulas of Bellingham has a variety of class options to fit your needs so you can feel confident going into the unknown.

specialty classes

These short, topic focused, classes fill in the gaps of what is not usually covered in childbirth classes.

you’re pregnant, now what?!- early pregnancy class

A class for those who just became pregnant (or are trying to conceive) and don’t know where to begin. Discover your options for care providers and local birthing places. Learn how to pick the provider who is just right for you. This discrete group or private class is perfect for those who have not yet announced their pregnancy.

when baby comes- sibling  class

Want to prepare your children for what birth is all about, and how they can help after the baby comes? This age appropriate play-centered class is geared for those who want their children involved in the birth at any level. This class can be done privately in home.

cesarean birth class

Feel prepared and assured for your upcoming c-section. This one of a kind birth class will help you prepare emotionally and physically for what to expect before, during and after your birth in this 2 hour class. Take it as a group or privately.

childbirth classes

Comprehensive childbirth preparation with a variety of options to fit your needs.

4 week comprehensive full series

Be prepared for whatever comes your way in pregnancy and birth after taking this comprehensive childbirth education class. This wealth of information is covered in either a one day 9 hour class, or a 4 week group series.

3 hour condensed class

Get familiar with how the birth process works and options for how to cope, with or without pain medication. At 3 hours long this condensed class can fit easily into most schedules.

labor pain management class

This 2 hour hands on class focuses on coping techniques to help you work through labor. Partners also get a chance to explore their thoughts and expectations about birth, so everyone is on the same page.

custom private childbirth education class

Design your own class! Pick and choose what topics you want to go over and learn them in the comfort of your own home. This option is effective, efficient, and convenient.

All classes are held in our classroom, located in Bellingham, WA. Families located in Whatcom & Skagit County, as well as surrounding areas, are welcome to attend. Our educators have experience in a variety of birth locations in the area.

upcoming classes

september

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october

2oct6:00 pmPregnancy & Childbirth: The How, When & Why (October)A 4 week comprehensive childbirth series.

10oct6:30 pm- 8:00 pmAromatherapy for Pregnancy & Birth (evening class)Christi Banks, CA PBP, is the certified aromatherapist with Doulas of Bellingham.

11oct10:00 am- 11:30 amAromatherapy for Pregnancy & Birth (morning class)Christi Banks, CA PBP, is the certified aromatherapist with Doulas of Bellingham.

21oct10:00 am- 1:00 pmLabor Pain: Communication, Comfort & Positions - Group Class (October)Labor Pain Class - Group Class

november

4nov10:00 am- 12:00 pmCesarean Birth Class (November)This class is specific to cesarean birth at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Bellingham, with our local providers.

18nov10:00 am- 1:00 pmcondensed birth class (November)This 3 hour condensed class is perfect for those who want a quick overview or refresher.

december

2dec9:00 amPregnancy & Childbirth: Weekend Series (December)A weekend comprehensive childbirth series.

16dec10:00 am- 1:00 pmLabor Pain: Communication, Comfort & Positions - Group Class (December)Labor Pain Class - Group Class

january

2jan6:00 pmPregnancy & Childbirth: The How, When & Why (January)A 4 week comprehensive childbirth series.

20jan10:00 am- 1:00 pmcondensed birth class (January)This 3 hour condensed class is perfect for those who want a quick overview or refresher.

february

10feb10:00 am- 12:00 pmCesarean Birth Class (February)This class is specific to cesarean birth at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Bellingham, with our local providers.

17feb10:00 am- 1:00 pmLabor Pain: Communication, Comfort & Positions - Group Class (February)Labor Pain Class - Group Class