Before Baby sessions are currently being offered on a limited basis until further notice.

COVID-19 information: South Bay Baby Care has secured a HIPAA compliant platform for virtual sessions. South Bay Baby Care will continue to provide "Before Baby" prenatal education classes virtually from the comfort of your home for those who prefer to do so. Availability is limited.

Before Baby

In home & virtual educational services

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Before Baby takes place in the comfort and privacy of your own home!  It is a 3 part prenatal educational  consultation that is completed in 2 sessions to help you prepare for the arrival of your little one. Ideal timing is between weeks 32 - 37 of pregnancy.

A personalized folder with supporting documents will be provided. This session is customized to meet your needs and interests.

The topics covered include:

Part 1: Hospital Stay, Labor Basics*, Postpartum Care

- Includes a hospital bag checklist, information about hospital admission, hospital stay, true versus false labor and when to go to the hospital.

- A brief introduction to the three stages of labor, labor interventions, induction/augmentation (including information about Pitocin), pain management and perineal tears.

                   *NOTE: This is not an intensive labor  or birthing course, a brief introduction to the topics mentioned will be provided.

- Extensive coverage of postpartum care. 

Part 2: Breastfeeding, Lactation & Infant Feeding

- This is a comprehensive session that focuses on breastfeeding, lactation and/or infant feeding and nutritional needs. It is tailored to align with your personal feeding plan.  Includes positioning and latch demonstration for those planning to breastfeed.

Part 3: Newborn Care

- A basic + advanced newborn care course covering hospital stay (baby tests, jaundice, bulb suction, legal documents, skin-to-skin & "The Golden Hour") and newborn care at home (diapering, bathing, swaddling, umbilical cord care, sleep safety, SIDS prevention, current AAP recommendations and guidelines) and more. 

I will also cover any particular topic(s) that you would like to discuss.... this is your session!
- I will e-mail the course curriculum to you prior. If there are additional topics that you would like to discuss simply notify me in advance and I will update the curriculum based on your needs and interests.

Duration: Approximately 7 - 8 hours total. This course is offered as two private, in-home sessions.

Click the PDF file for a sample of the Before Baby curriculum! 

Want to modify this session? Not a problem! It can be customized to meet your needs and interests.

Have a friend that is also expecting? This session can also be arranged for multiple couples or a small group.

Please contact for more information.

Before Baby 2.0

the "Cliff Notes" version

Newborn Baby

The Before Baby “Cliff Notes” session broadly covers some of the topics included in the Before Baby comprehensive session. Think of this as a watered down version of the full Before Baby course. The duration is about half that of the comprehensive course.


This session is appropriate for those who want to know the simple and most basic answers to questions such as…“How should I prepare for and when do I go to the hospital? How do I care for myself and my baby’s basic needs after delivery? How will I know when my baby needs to be fed and if they’re getting enough?”

The topics covered include:
Part 1: Hospital Stay, Postpartum Care

- Hospital bag checklist, when to go to L&D, duration of hospital stay

Part 2: General & Introductory Breastfeeding, Lactation & Infant Feeding

- A basic introduction to infant feeding covering topics such as feeding frequency, feeding cues, signs of satiation, and establishment + maintenance of breastmilk supply

Part 3: Basic Newborn Care

- An introduction to basic newborn care including topics such as diapering, sleep safety and umbilical cord care

Duration: Approximately 3.5 hours total covered in one session.

Click the PDF file for a sample of The “Cliff Notes” Curriculum!

Before Baby

for Scheduled Cesarean Delivery

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This modified version of the Before Baby session will solely focus on delivery via cesarean section (rather than vaginal birth as described above). This session includes information about what to expect prior to surgery (pre-op), during the procedure and after the procedure (post-op). This session includes information about pain management  specific to those who are scheduled to have a cesarean birth. It will also cover hospital stay/admission, postpartum care & cesarean recovery, breastfeeding & lactation, and newborn care.

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Before Baby

for Gestational Surrogacy

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If you are expecting a baby through gestational surrogacy, I offer the Before Baby session in a modified version that is related to your particular interests and based on your personal gestational birth and infant feeding plan. The first two parts of the Before Baby session are tailored to your needs and the Newborn Care portion of the session is also included.

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