CLASSES & SERVICES OFFERED

Decrease Fear & Anxiety
Increase Confidence

This class exceeded my expectations! Sarah was perfect! Energetic and passionate about what she does, we immediately felt comfortable asking whatever questions we had, and learned SO much! We left feeling confident, knowledgeable and prepared.

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CHILDBIRTH PREPARATION CLASS

Class Curriculum Includes:

  • Anatomy of pregnancy and pregnancy changes

  • Stages of Labor

  • Comfort measures - coping without medications

  • Breathing techniques

  • Supporting your partner

  • The psychological side of labor/birth

  • When to go to the hospital

  • What to bring

  • What to expect while in the hospital

  • Working with your care team

  • Common medical interventions that may be offered in the hospital

  • Induction

  • Epidurals & other pain medication options

  • Birth preference (plan) development

  • Pushing 

  • Birth

  • Recovery

  • Going home with baby

  • Sex after baby

  • and more!

Learn  all you need to know to prepare for labor, birth and postpartum (after baby). This is the most comprehensive class. Class is 5-6 hours total time.

Elect for one (5-6 hr) session or two (3 hr) sessions. 

  • Rhythm

  • Normal expectations for appearance of newborn

  • Burping

  • Soothing

  • Sleep

  • and more!

BABY CARE CLASS

           Learn all the basics, expert tips and get all your

questions answered about how to care for your newborn.

Class is 2.5 hours.

Class Curriculum Includes:

  • Picking up, holding and passing baby

  • Swaddling

  • Diapering

  • Baby wearing

  • Bathing

  • Safety tips

  • Environmental concerns

Class Curriculum Includes:

  • Why do women have a cesarean?

  • Discussion of previous birth - birth processing component

  • Empowering you for this next delivery

  • Why do we care about VBAC?

  • History

  • How to weigh your options

  • What makes you more or less likely to have a vaginal birth

  • What are the risks? 

  • What are the benefits?

  • What does the experience look like/how does it compare to someone who has not had a cesarean before?

  • How to prepare 

  • Realistic expectations including pushing and delivery

VBAC 

VAGINAL BIRTH AFTER CESAREAN CLASS

Interested in possibly having a vaginal birth after you've had a cesarean birth?

Learn why it is not "once a cesarean, always a cesarean" and how to make an informed choice about your next birth.

Class is 3 hours. 

  • Anesthesia

  • Birth

  • Breastfeeding (overview only)

  • Recovery

  • Going home with baby

  • Normal expectations for pain/recovery

CESAREAN BIRTH CLASS

Planning a Cesarean Birth? This is the class for you!

Learn all you need to know about how to prepare for

and what to expect for your birth.

 

This class is 2.5 hours.

Class Curriculum Includes:

  • Why do some women have a cesarean?

  • Preparing for your cesarean

  • What to pack

  • Birth preference list

  • Walk-through of what happens in hospital

  • Surgery process (animated not real)

COPING WITH LABOR CLASS

Spend customized time learning hands-on techniques on how to cope

with labor and support your partner in labor. Partners this one’s for you!!

You are essential to her birth experience! Let me help you help her. 

This class is 2.5 hours.

​Class Curriculum Includes:

  • Breathing

  • Partner support- what do you do??

  • Birth Preferences List

  • Tips for keeping labor going

  • Communication tips with partner/team

  • What happens if I get an epidural? - keeping the labor mood

  • Use of birth ball, other "props"

  • Rebozo

  • Massage

  • Aromatherapy

  • Creating a labor mood

  • Counter pressure techniques

  • Position changes

  • Psychosocial side of labor 

HOURLY  ONE:ONE  Q&A

The most customizable of options. Elect to have me come to you for 1+ hours and ask away! Decide exactly what you want to spend time on and get every question answered. A great option for couples who have taken group classes but may still have some questions or need a refresher on some topics.

SUPPORT  SERVICES

Relax & know that you have your very own resource available or on-call 24/7.

LABOR/BIRTH

One:One labor/birth support

Have hands-on, in-person help for you and your support team during your labor and birth (whether that be vaginal or cesarean). Packages and hourly rates available to meet all your needs. Be assured that you are never alone. 

Basic Package Includes:

FREE Interview/Consultation

Unlimited Prenatal Visits

On-call 24/7 starting at 38 weeks until birth

1-2 Postpartum Visits

Planned Cesarean Birth Package Includes:

FREE Interview/Consultation

Unlimited Prenatal Visits

On-call 24/7 starting at 38 weeks (in case you go into labor)

Present from admission to hospital - transfer to mother/baby

(ability to enter operating room depends on hospital)

2 Postpartum Visits

Add-Ons:

All Classes Listed

$500 fee due to book your due date on my calendar

Total balance is due at 38 weeks

All fees are non-refundable once paid

Back-up support provided in the rare chance I am unavailable

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virtual Labor/birth Support

One of my goals is that you and your partner feel so confident in your labor that you CAN do it alone. That may seem daunting, so I will be available to you during your labor and birth via phone call/text or Skype/FaceTime. I can give you tips, reassure and encourage you and answer your questions remotely.

A great option for those not in the Los Angeles area.

 

Basic Virtual Package Includes:

FREE Skype Interview/Consultation

2 Prenatal Meetings (online)

Available 24/7 starting at 38 weeks until 1 week after your birth

for text/phone support

1 Postpartum Follow-up Meeting (online)

 

Add-Ons:

Unlimited Prenatal Visits

In-person Prenatal Visits

Hourly In-person Support

All Classes Listed can be done virtually

$150 fee due to schedule due date

Total balance is due at 36 weeks

All fees are non-refundable once paid

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BIRTH PROCESSING

Your labor and birth is a transformative experience. You likely will feel a spectrum of emotions throughout. Sometimes it goes as planned and other times it feels like nothing went as planned. No matter what the outcome, many women find it helpful and healing to discuss their birth with someone they can trust to listen with a non-biased ear, encourage them and offer perspective. 

My hope for you is that you can heal from the first so that you can step into the second birth with confidence, healing and acceptance. 

Los Angeles, CA, USA

©2018 BY SARAH LAVONNE