Birth Preparation Class

Attending a birth preparation class is one of the best things you can do as a couple to get ready for the birth of your baby. Whether online, in a blended learning model, or in-person, Doula Darby’s birth preparation classes are an engaging and interactive way for both you and your partner to prepare for the experience of birth. Through a process of both learning and unlearning, with an exploratory approach, class participants ask questions, hold discussions, and build confidence in their innate ability to birth while learning skills to help the body’s process as well as skills to better understand options while giving birth in Germany and communicate choices with healthcare providers.

The sessions in Doula Darby’s birth preparation class as the same across all platforms. Each session has a topic for discussion that I guide and mediate while providing insights and evidence-based information. At the beginning of each session, I provide an overarching concept which serves as a golden thread for thought during our collaborative learning and can be a basis for reflection after the session, either for yourself or to encourage further discussion between partners.

The session topics include:
– Birth Mindset (Concept: Expectations)
– Birth Process (Concept: Change)
– Birth Medicine (Concept: Control)
– Comfort & Relaxation (Concept: Love)
– Immediate Postpartum (Concept: Empathy)

Upcoming Birth Preparation Classes:

  • Birth Preparation Class for Couples – October 2021:     (registration closed)
    live online sessions Monday evenings, October 4, 11, & 18 from 19:00-21:00
    + one full-day, in-person session on Saturday, October 23 from 10:00 – 17:00
    ** please reserve Wednesday evening, October 20 & Saturday, October 30 as alternative course dates in case I need to support a birth at the regular course times!
  • Birth Preparation Class for Couples – November 2021:     (currently three spots available)
    live online sessions Monday evenings, November 1, 8, & 15 from 19:00-21:00
    + one full-day, in-person session on Saturday, November 20 from 10:00 – 17:00
    ** please reserve Wednesday evening, November 17 & Saturday, November 27 as alternative course dates in case I need to support a birth at the regular course times!
  • Birth Preparation Class for Couples – December 2021:    (currently four spots available)
    live online sessions Monday evenings, November 29, December 6 & 13 from 19:00-21:00
    + one full-day, in-person session on Saturday, December 18 from 10:00 – 17:00
    ** please reserve Wednesday evening, December 15 as alternative course dates in case I need to support a birth at the regular course times! If I am at a birth on December 18, I will arrange alternative that will work with the class participants during the holidays.

In-person sessions on Saturdays take place at the Womb Room, a new center for parental well-being:

The Womb Room
Schleißheimerstraße 82
80797 München
(Ubahn U2 Theresienwiese, Tram 20/21 Sandstraße)

To reserve a spot in these classes, please use my contact form here.