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Childbirth Classes: a 4 week path to an informed and confident birth experience

Congratulations on your pregnancy! Pregnancy can sometimes be a time filled with anxiety and worry, as well as, wonder and excitement. The information contained in this class will help pave the way for a more satisfying, fully informed birth and parenting journey. This 4 week course will incorporate a mixture of lecture, video, and hands-on practice that is rooted in my many years of study in this area.

Your Childbirth Educator

Malika Hook Muhammad, The DC Doula"Hello, my name is Malika Hook Muhammad, and I have been a birth and postpartum doula since 2008. I am in love with the symphony of physiology that occurs in the body as a baby is being born. I strive to empower families with the knowledge and information they need to make informed and confident decisions about the birth of their baby.  Read more of my story…

Each childbirth class includes:

  • Understanding your birth options
  • The basics of labor, including anatomy
  • The stages of labor
  • Comfort management techniques
  • Getting out of your head and into your body
  • What you can expect during birth
  • How to overcome roadblocks that may become present
  • Preparing for Postpartum
  • Feeding and caring for baby

Childbirth Class Dates:

We’re taking a break from teaching group classes! If you need a recommendation for a good class, please feel free to contact me.

Private Childbirth Education Classes

My childbirth classes are taught in the privacy of your own home. I incorporate a mixture of lecture, video, and hands-on practice that is rooted in my many years of study in this area. I am in love with the symphony of physiology that occurs in the body as a baby is being born. I strive to empower the families I serve with the knowledge and information they need to make informed and confident decisions about the birth of their baby.

In my class you will learn the basics of labor, including anatomy, the stages of labor and various pain/sensation management techniques. I’ll guide you on a journey of what you can expect during birth and how to overcome roadblocks that may become present. This class can be catered to your specific learning needs and I’m open to building a curriculum that speaks to your family’s needs.

Cost: $850/family.

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Private Childbirth Classes and Baby Care Workshops DC Metro Area

heartstone“Malika did two childbirth education sessions with us and came for one postpartum visit after our baby was born. She was wonderful and we highly recommend her services. Her childbirth classes were excellent. She tailored the class to our needs and the information and techniques she shared with us were invaluable during the birthing process. I wanted an unmedicated birth and using the techniques she taught us, I was able to make it through a very long labor with that support. The classes also gave my husband a lot more confidence because he felt he had hands on ways to help support me through labor. We chose to have my mom and sister present at our birth but if we had hired a doula to be present for labor, Malika would have been it! During her visit after the birth, she was a reassuring presence and helped us to feel confident in our new roles as parents. She has a calming presence and comes with a wealth of knowledge and experience. We highly recommend Malika!!!”
– Julianne Keller

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