COVID-19 update (March 2021):

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

South Bay Baby Care has secured a HIPAA compliant platform for virtual consultations and educational 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.

Before Baby

In home & virtual educational services

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This session will take place in your home and at your convenience!  3 courses will be completed in 1 session to help you prepare for the arrival of your little one. Ideal timing is between weeks 32 - 37.

A personalized folder with supporting documents will be provided.

The topics covered include:

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 course, a brief introduction to the topics mentioned will be provided.

- Extensive coverage of postpartum care. 

2) Breastfeeding & Lactation

- Everything that you could possibly want & need to know about breastfeeding & lactation!
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, SID prevention, current AAP recommendations and guidelines) and more. 
4) 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: Average 6+ hours

Click here             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 lisa@southbaybabycare.com for more information.

                                                

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

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). It 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.

For more information please contact lisa@southbaybabycare.com.

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.

For more information please contact lisa@southbaybabycare.com.

Before Baby

Refresher!

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Are you a second, third or fourth time mama? Has it been awhile since you last were pregnant and cared for a newborn?  This session covers the topics listed above but provides a general overview and reminder of what to expect for your postpartum recovery and newborn care. This session will primarily be focused on breastfeeding to prepare you for those early days of feeding when proper latch and technique are of the utmost importance!

Duration: Approximately 3 - 3.5 hours