I deeply love connecting with people to help guide them and prepare them for childbirth, breastfeeding, the postpartum transition, returning to work, and more. I take a coaching approach to education and tailor my classes and consultations to the interests and needs of the person or couple I am working with. My goal is to help support people to release their fears, tap into their inner strength, gain confidence in their abilities to navigate the unknowns in their journey, and connect with their internal and external resources.
I can help you:
- Prepare for birth and the postpartum period
- Enhance your coping skills
- Explore how to handle intense physical and emotional experiences
- Identify and begin to address your fears about birth, parenting, or work/life balance
- Connect with your partner (if you have one) and your baby
- Develop communication skills to use with your birth team and beyond
- Build and tap into your own internal confidence and strength
- Feel supported making decisions for your family
Private Childbirth Classes: $495
Includes three 2-3 hour classes held in my home office in Glendale. You can register here by selecting the last option from the drop down menu (Private Class) and noting that you’d like me as your educator. Once you have completed your registration and payment for private classes, I will be in touch to figure out your preferred day and time preferences and we will schedule your sessions.
Prenatal Consultation: $200
This 2-hour consultation in my home office in Glendale is designed to support you in making plans for your birth. We can address questions that you have about aspects of the birth process and how to prepare. I’ll also offer you community referrals for hospitals, birth centers, OBs, midwives, doulas, childbirth and postpartum related classes, holistic care providers or bodyworkers, or any other support you feel like you’ll need.
Breastfeeding Preparation Class: $200
This 3-hour class held in my home office in Glendale will explore the ins and outs of breastfeeding. Topics include how to prepare for the change in lifestyle you will confront as a breastfeeding parent, initiating your breastfeeding relationship, handling common issues in the early weeks of breastfeeding, pumping/hand expressing and storing breast milk, and other topics that can be tailored to focus on your individual needs or concerns.
Planning for Postpartum: $200
This 2-hour consultation in my home office in Glendale is designed to support you in making plans for your postpartum transition. We can talk about postpartum recovery, infant feeding, sleep, useful supplies, postpartum doulas, childcare, relationship and identity changes, and work/life balance. I’ll also offer you community referrals and resources for postpartum needs and support.
Returning to Work: $200
This 3-hour consultation in my home office in Glendale is designed to support you in making plans for your transition back to work from maternity leave. We can discuss strategies for supporting a successful return to the working world, daily routines and plans, communicating with your employer, and continuing your breastfeeding relationship if you are nursing.
Natural Family Planning Class: $200
This 3-hour class, conducted in my home office in Glendale, will teach you to use the Billings Ovulation Method of natural family planning. Billings is a natural and safe method of fertility control that can be used to aid in pregnancy prevention or achievement, during breastfeeding and beyond. Classes cover the basics of how to use the Billings Method to chart your cycles and determine your fertility and include ongoing phone and email support until you have mastered the method.
The questions Becca asked me prenatally made me think about things I had not already thought about. Her questions made me go deeper and look at things more in-depth (something I didn't think was possible).
I liked learning the massage techniques and practicing them. I felt confident and well-prepared.
My favorite part was learning the various things my partner could do to thelp during labor and delivery. I felt prepared before the birth and confident. Becca helped prepare us well.
Becca was very informative and experienced. My favorite part of the class was the comfort techniques and body relaxation. I really enjoyed it and was happy to have my husband involved. My questions coming into the class have been answered.
I was terrified of the pain of labor up until we had our first visit with Becca and after that I felt empowered and knowledgeable. Truly, the childbirth classes at the hospital were practically irrelevant after meeting with her.
It's so nice to have somebody to help explain things to you as a friend would.