Private Birth & Newborn Classes

In Portland, Oregon

Birth First Doulas is the premier destination for personalized birth and newborn classes in Portland, Oregon! We understand that every family is unique, and that’s why our classes are tailored to your specific preferences, concerns, and goals. Our instructors will come to you, creating a relaxed and intimate learning environment where you can ask questions and practice techniques at your own pace. Your personalized education experience awaits!

Private Classes
Private Classes

In-Home Postpartum Prep & Newborn Care Essentials

3 hour class for $275

This in-home private class can be personalized to your specific needs, questions, and home space and will be taught by an experienced postpartum doula and newborn care educator. You will gain the knowledge and tools needed to support your postpartum recovery and create confidence in your parenting abilities. Topics can include, but are not limited to:

• Postpartum planning

• Understanding the essentials of caring for newborns

• Interpreting common newborn behaviors

• Knowing your feeding options

• Creating safe sleeping environments for your newborn

• Tools for soothing your baby

• Helping you to set up feeding and changing stations in your home

• Holistic postpartum healing for the birthing parent

• Mental and emotional wellbeing for the non birthing parent

• The best ways to utilize your available support systems

Hands-on demos for things like: 

• Chest/breastfeeding

• Bottle feeding

• Diapering

• Swaddling

• Burping baby

• Soothing techniques

• Baby wearing

• How to use a breast pump

• And much more!

In-Home Labor & Birth Preparation

3 hour class for $275

This in-home private class can be personalized to your specific needs, questions, and home space and will be taught by an experienced birth doula and childbirth educator. You and your partner will gain the knowledge and tools needed to prepare for your upcoming childbirth experience. Topics can include, but are not limited to:

• Birth anatomy

• The hormones of birth

• The stages of labor and what to expect

• Understanding contraction patterns

• When to go to the hospital

• Common hospital interventions

• Pain relief medication options

• Using the BRAIN acronym to help you ask questions of medical providers

Hands-on practice of things like: 

• Comfort techniques

• Coping strategies

• Optimal fetal positioning

• Labor positions

• Birth positions

• Hydrotherapy

• And much more!

Kind Words From Our Lovely Clients

My partner and I couldn’t be happier with our doula experience! Our Birth First Doula was a fantastic support person. We are first time parents and her calm, grounded demeanor and extensive knowledge and experience was incredibly valuable. She gave us support without judgement and it meant the world to us to have such a wonderful person on our birthing team before, during and after delivery. 100% would recommend!

Kelly, Portland, Oregon

We loved our experience with Birth First Doulas! The initial matchmaking call was fantastic and all the doulas we spoke with were wonderful. The doula we ended up working with was so gracious, empathetic and intuitive! She provided the compassionate support we needed as we entered into parenthood! We also took two wonderful classes through Birth First Doulas in preparation for birth and parenthood. I would highly recommend working with Birth First Doulas!

Marina, Portland, Oregon

I would highly recommend Birth First Doulas! It was my first pregnancy and I did not know what to expect from labor, but our Birth First Doula was super supportive every step of the way. She was incredible during the actual labor, and I am so happy with my birth experience thanks to the support she gave me and my husband. We ended up booking a few postpartum sessions with her as well, which took a lot of stress off our plates in the early weeks.  I would absolutely recommend the team at Birth First Doulas!

Jill, Portland, Oregon