The Complete Course
There is no right way to give birth. Supported Birth explores the factors that can influence labor, what are true complications, and when medical intervention is appropriate. However the naturalness, normalcy, femaleness, and primitiveness of birth is emphasized.
Using interactive exercises, candid films, group discussions, and guided relaxations, you will share a journey of self-discovery with other pregnant couples – build confidence, strengthen your relationship, and reduce your fears. Maximum 6 couples.
The complete course is also Part One of the Supported Birth Doula Training. If you would like to become a doula, please sign up for one of the complete childbirth preparation courses.
Scheduled to your convenience.
If you travel, cannot make the group class, or prefer the privacy of sessions tailor-made to your needs & concerns. In addition to the private sessions, you will be given films and Guided Relaxations to take home.
Semi-Private Or Condensed Sessions
Please call (310) 739-4024 to discuss your scheduling issues. Frequently we are able to arrange alternative dates/times for smaller groups with approaching due dates or challenging schedules.
"The wealth of information we gained in your class exceeded any and all expectations that we ever imagined. The relaxations were incredibly effective and we used most of the other techniques including: deep abdominal breathing, visualization, back massage, stroking, using different positions, and getting into the bathtub. We realize that the experience could not have been as wonderful without the knowledge that you gave us."
"This course was invaluable owing to Jana's wealth of knowledge and personal experience. Each class features a combination of activities, group discussions, and helpful videos that educate one regarding labor, birthing methods, pain management techniques, and life with a newborn. Learning these things in a small group setting of 5-6 other couples who are in similar stages of pregnancy and preparation for parenthood is truly ideal - everyone has a chance to contribute, be heard, and learn together in a relaxing and informative setting."
"She creates a very comfortable, open, caring environment. The whole birth class was amazing. It couldn't have been more perfect for us. She tells it like it is and is so well-informed, thorough and attentive, using techniques, props and exercises to demonstrate, including postpartum prep not just labor. She answers questions thoroughly, without judgement. She also has several special films, including ones made by herself, that candidly and unflinchingly explore issues that are underlying an expectant couples' anxieties."
"Supported Birth provided us with the perfect combination of clear honest information and exercises to help us see what birth experience we really wanted. It's easy to feel you can't trust the source of information when it comes to birthing decisions but our teacher's approach, her honesty, and her insight into the birthing community here in LA gently empowered us."
"She not only presents all the information you need in a clear, straightforward manner, she also does so with genuine care and compassion for you in the experience ahead. My husband and I felt informed and prepared, and were able to handle the unexpected thanks to what we learned. Jana creates a warm and open environment where you not only learn about the birth process but are able to discuss your fears, concerns and hopes with others who are giving birth and becoming parents for the first time. Thanks so much Jana - we had an amazing time in your class and are so grateful we found you!!"
"Jana is an empathetic, encouraging, and supportive instructor. Her passion for helping parents prepare for birth is readily apparent and truly wonderful to experience. She was also completely understanding and supportive of everyone's different choices and lifestyles; the class consisted of such a wide variety of people, and all were treated with respect, and there was no bias or judgment towards people for different attitudes towards the birthing experience. I cannot praise her and the course enough and highly recommend both!"
"Jana is a wonderful teacher and doula and I learned SO much from her about the physiology of childbirth. She is very warm and engaging and she is supportive of ALL kinds of births- home, hospital, c-sections, VBAC's. She empowers her students to go into their births armed with knowledge and confidence. And, on top of all that, she is a super-fabulous human being!"