Modern Childbirth Education for Modern Families

You’ve already watched the videos and read the endless blogs…At Doulas of Baltimore, we understand that videos and opinions are not what modern families are seeking from childbirth education. With your interests in mind, we have redesigned our Childbirth Education program to offer you a more personalized experience! We seek to help all expecting parents cut through the static, identify their unique birth and parenting philosophies, and confidently navigate this life experience.

Our new classes recognize the value of your time. They are taught by educators you can connect with and provide a trusted source for guidance as well as answers to your questions.

Our updated childbirth education classes offer Baltimore families many helpful tips and techniques! In addition to the knowledge of what to expect, we know that relaxation, breathing techniques, and comfort measures are major factors needed to meet the challenges of childbirth; therefore these are the primary components of our classes.

We have a variety of classes and workshops for you to choose what will best work for you. Our classes are held in north Baltimore city, near Sinai Hospital and beautiful Cylburn Arboretum, just off of Northern Parkway and I-83.  Learn more and register below!

 (View our list of classes and sign up below)

Communication & Comfort


This workshop focuses on physical comfort during labor and birth. Couples learn hands on techniques and positions for coping and comfort during labor as well as medical options for pain relief. There is also a focus on communication between partners and how to identify and communicate birth preferences.

This is a great refresher for experienced parents as well.

Hands on techniques for coping and relaxation!

Contact us for upcoming dates.

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Birth Basics


This one-day childbirth prep is designed for those families who would like to be well-prepared for the birth of their baby but prefer a condensed class. Couples will learn about the process of labor and birth, basic comfort and relaxation techniques, medical pain relief options, potential interventions, and how to create and communicate birth preferences.

Due to the condensed nature of this class it is recommended that you schedule a class near 28-35 weeks of pregnancy.

Get the need-to-know information to prepare to welcome your baby!

Upcoming Basics classes will be on:

  • July 15th, 10:00am-3:00pm

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How, When, & Why


Our two-session expanded childbirth education! This course provides expectant women and couples with the tools and information they need to make the decisions that are right for their family and this birth.  We will cover tips for staying comfortable in late pregnancy, the process of labor and birth, interventions and medication options, hands on coping and relaxation techniques, and more. 

Plan to register for a series that will complete by 36 weeks.

Feel prepared and ready to navigate the third trimester and the birth of your baby!

  • July 9 & 16, 1:00pm-5:00pm

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Private Classes


Private sessions in the comfort of your home for those who prefer individualized education or cannot attend a group session. The classes can be tailored to meet your needs – childbirth education with or without comfort measures, preparation for an anticipated induction or cesarean birth – the possibilities are endless! We typically meet for at least one 4-hour session or two 2-hour sessions, whatever works best for you. Infant care, infant CPR, and breastfeeding can also available.

Semi-private classes with other expectant friends is always a fun option!

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Baby 101: The 4th Trimester


This workshop focuses on the care of baby during the “fourth trimester”, the first three months of a baby’s life. A must-have for first time parents, even those who have cared for newborns in their lives! Topics include:

  • infant CPR, including choking skills
  • diapering, bathing and dressing

  • fussiness and crying

  • sleeping patterns

  • common concerns

This class can be taken anytime between 28-37 weeks.

Feel confident about bringing your baby home!

Upcoming classes are:

  • May 17th, 2017, 6:30-9:00pm
  • July 12th, 2017, 6:30-9:00pm

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Breastfeeding: Getting Started


This introduction to breastfeeding is led by a lactation educator with years of experience in teaching and counseling about breastfeeding to both new and experienced parents. We will cover frequently requested information – latching and positioning, how to tell baby is getting enough, frequency and duration of nursing, pumping tips and more.

In addition, we will discuss setting and reaching your breastfeeding goals and will leave plenty of time for answering your questions. Partners are encouraged to attend.

This class is generally taken anytime between 30-37 weeks.

Start your breastfeeding relationship with confidence!

  • February 16th, 7:00pm-9:00pm
  • April 12th, 7:00pm-9:00pm

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