Aware Childbirth Classes

Virtual childbirth education with Gwen Santana, Midwife & Certified Childbirth Educator

Aware Childbirth Classes

Virtual childbirth education with Gwen Santana, Midwife & Certified Childbirth Educator

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With over 20+ years of experience as a midwife and doula, I have designed these childbirth classes to bring you the blend of information, exploration and inspiration you need to birth with confidence. Let me inspire ease in your pregnancy and birth. 

Pregnancy, labor, giving birth, postpartum, breastfeeding, parenting... Let’s talk about it all! Whether you are birthing at home, hospital or a birth center, this class is for you.

Your Pregnancy

  • Prenatal care with doctors or midwives
  • What's your edd?
  • Prenatal care testing schedule
  • Birthing centers & home births
  • Changes during late pregnancy
  • How to care for mind, body and spirit
  • Stages of labor and birth
  • What does birthing feel like?
  • Pain management options
  • Obstetric tools and procedures
  • Your birth support team
  • Comfort strategies with or without epidural
  • Giving birth by c-section
  • Birth affirmations


  • Normal newborn behavior
  • Your postpartum visitor list
  • Meal and food prep
  • Your sleeping baby: What's normal?
  • Newborn care 
  • Self care for new parents

All classes will be held by Zoom in the comfort of your home. Comfy clothes and slippers are allowed, even encouraged! Class size is 4 couples maximum. Digital Student Workbooks will be provided. Classes given by Gwendolyn Santana, DTI Certified Childbirth Educator.

Special discount of 10% off for military active members. We want to show our appreciation for your service.


Childbirth Education Classes are held on 3 consecutive weekends starting on the 2nd Sunday of each month from 10am - 1pm.

Jan 8, 15 & 22

Feb 12, 19 & 26
March 12, 19 & 26
April 9, 16 & 23
May 14, 21 & 28
June 11, 18 & 25
July 9, 16 & 23
Aug 13, 20 & 27
Sept 10, 17 & 24
Oct 8, 15 & 22
Nov 12, 19 & 26
Dec 3, 10 & 17

COST: $300 (9 hours)


Are you having another baby? Our Refresher classes for 2nd timer birthing parents are made for you. As a 3 hour workshop you can easily invest in preparing for this birth and new baby.

COST: $150 (3 hours)


Are you on bedrest or have pregnancy complications? Does your schedule not allow for a weekend class? A private childbirth class is designed for your unique needs.

COST: $480 (8 hours)

Q: Why should I choose your childbirth class?

You will be taught by a caring, fun, compassionate educator with extensive knowledge and experience in the birthing world.

Q: Should I still take your class if I am having a planned C-section?

Yes! C-section information is included in the course.

Q: What if I deliver before the childbirth class?

Payment will be refunded upon receipt of proof of your delivery date.

Whether you want a private childbirth class tailored to your specific interests, or a virtual group class to build community and learn together, you will emerge from your childbirth class with an appreciation for the beauty and natural rhythm of the miraculous birthing process.

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Full Spectrum Doula Services

I also currently offer Full Spectrum Doula services on a sliding scale basis from $1000-$3000.