Live, online classes to help you prepare for baby.
We recognize that the parents-to-be that come to us for customized support also prefer classes that are tailored to their lifestyles and particular needs. As good postpartum doulas do, we listened, attuned, and responded.
We discovered that by offering live, virtual classes, we were able to connect with expecting parents locally, nationally, and even internationally. While group classes offer a space to meet your peers, other parents-to-be, private classes provide a space to not only learn, but to openly discuss your personal questions and concerns without fear of judgment. Whichever you choose, you will be leave feeling confident and prepared!
Childbirth Education for Intended & Adoptive Parents
As Intended and Adoptive Parents you want to be as involved as possible in every area of your newborn's life before and after birth, but confusion about where you fit in the birth process can often leave you feeling out of the loop. This 4-hour class is considerate of the sensitive nature of your birth experience and desire to be an integral part of it. It is taught one-on-one, and live virtually with a professionally trained Childbirth Educator.
If committing 4 hours to a live class feels overwhelming, an online modular Childbirth for Intended Parents course is also available. Have access to your course anytime day or night no matter the time zone. This course provides all of the same information that our virtual live course does without the time constraints, giving you the ability to rewind, review, and revisit as needed.
We will teach you about bonding, what to expect during the pregnancy, how to physically and emotionally support your gestational carrier through labor and birth, what will happen immediately after your baby is born, and so much more. This childbirth class will leave you feeling confident about your relationship with your baby inside and outside of the womb.
Group Parenthood Planning and Newborn Care for Intended Parents
Tailored specifically for Intended Parents, this 3 hour long group class brings you together with your peers to prepare to become parents through surrogacy. There are so many unknowns when it comes to having a baby. What do we need to know about transporting our baby home? Are we prepared to bring them home? How do I take care of their basic needs or soothe them when they cry? Do we have the right support systems in place?
These questions don’t always have simple answers, but preparing yourself as best as you can to get clarity around the do’s and don’ts of newborn care will help ease the transition and bring you peace of mind. Whether you’re curious about sleep safety or how to create a routine that works for your family, this group class will answer all your questions about caring for your newborn and planning for parenthood.
Private Newborn Care Class
Knowing you’ll soon be caring for your newborn may bring about a lot of different emotions that might range from being elated, overjoyed, excited, nervous, fearful, or downright terrified - even all at once! Our newborn care class is taught one on one, live, and virtually by one of our Certified Postpartum Doulas.
Over the course of your 4 hour class, we’ll go over parenthood planning, parenting philosophies, and the best newborn care practices. We tailor the feeding techniques portion of our class to your preferences and answer all of your questions to ease your mind and get you ready for the big day.
Private Grandparent Prep Class
Congratulations, your baby is having a baby! Grandparenthood is one of the most wonderful experiences a person can have, but it’s also an entirely new experience! We want to do everything in our power to make sure you’re prepared for the journey.
Our three-hour long course is taught virtually, live, and grandparent to grandparent, providing real-life perspective, as well as, all of the latest safe practices. This class prepares you to provide the best care to your child and grandchild just like the pros.
Experience the Family Tree Difference
What our lovely clients are saying:
It was a gift to connect with Family Tree Doula Services. My partner and I took two pre-natal classes (Newborn Care and Childbirth) that were geared toward Intended Parents, Adoptive parents, and new parenting when you aren't the birthing person. The classes were focused on supporting Intended Parents through the process of birthing, bonding, feeding, care taking, and the like. I would recommend FTDS classes to anyone looking to feel supported, held, and respected in their role as new (but not birthing) parent."