BETH HAMMOND DOULA SERVICES
and LOVE TO SLEEP CONSULTING
 
Support, Education and Nurturing for New Families 
(925) 330-4567
Class Schedule and Public Speaking Events
Beth enjoys teaching and public speaking.  She is available to speak on a variety of topics, including:  Becoming a Parent; Newborn Care; Grandparenting 101; Keeping Your Marriage Alive While Raising Children; Siblings, Making a Smooth Transition for Your Older Child; Taking Care of Yourself in the Midst of Motherhood; Establishing Good Sleep Habits and Sleep Solutions for the 4-12 month Old, and many more topics.  Her experience with babies and families, sense of humor and passion for teaching make her an excellent resource for your conferences, classes and parenting groups.  If you are interested in having Beth teach for your group, please contact her directly.


UPCOMING CLASSES AND PUBLIC SPEAKING EVENTS:



Newborn Care:  Birthways, Berkeley, California - www.birthways.org 

August 20, 2017
October 22, 2017
December 10, 2017


This class helps new parents and caregivers understand the remarkable characteristics and abilities of your newborn and to empower you with techniques and information so that you may greet your new baby and begin your new roles of discovery and care with competence and confidence.

  • Videos and visual aids describe the special qualities and characteristics of the newborn.
  • Focus is given to the first 2 hours: meeting your baby; the first 2 weeks: adjusting to your baby; and the first 6 weeks: mother's recovery.
  • Feeding the baby: Breastfeeding pointers and techniques start you out on the right foot; formula feeding also discussed.
  • The care essentials: holding, burping, diapering, massaging, bathing, swaddling and comforting your newborn are taught.
  • Understanding your baby's sleeping and waking patterns.
  • Full encouragement to blissfully and confidently enjoy your "Babymoon".




SLEEP LIKE A BABY - Birthways, Berkeley, California - www.birthways.org

Designed for families of babies newborn up to 1 year old.  The goal of this class is to help parents understand, and encourage, healthy sleep in their babies. 

This class covers a baby's unique sleep patterns, the differences between newborn, baby and adult sleep, realistic expectations for sleep based on the baby's age, and routines that can help establish positive sleep associations and promote good sleep habits.  Tools and techniques will be given to help improve you baby's sleep. 

Included in in the curriculum will be a brief introduction to the different sleep philosophies.  Bedtime routines, nighttime feedings, the family bed, naps and developmental milestones will be covered.

The last 30 minutes of the class will be open for questions from parents regarding their individual sleep issues.

Babies in arms welcome

To register for this class go to www.birthways.org



Establishing Good Sleep Habits (0-4 month old babies)
NONE CURRENTLY SCHEDULED

Designed for the pregnant family and those with babies up to 4 months of age, the goal of this workshop is to help parents understand, and encourage, healthy sleep in newborns.

This workshop covers a baby’s unique sleep patterns, the differences between newborn and adult sleep, realistic expectations for sleep based on the baby’s age, and routines that can help establish positive sleep associations and promote good sleep habits. Time for questions and answers is provided in this popular workshop.

Call (925)330-4567 if interested in organizing a class. 


Sleep Solutions for the 4-12 Month Old
NONE CURRENTLY SCHEDULED

This workshop is designed for families with older babies who want more information and guidance on how to help improve their baby's sleep.  Our sleep consultant will discuss: 

  • Establishing routines
  • Positive sleep associations
  • Dealing with challenges of weaning nighttime feeds
  • Difficulties with naps
  • Changes due to teething, illness, travel,
  • Developmental milestones, such as rolling over and beginning to crawl

The last quarter of the workshop will be devoted to questions and answers

Call (925)330-4567 if interested in organizing a class. 



Grandparenting 101: 

None scheduled at this time - Call for Information


Congratulations on Becoming a Grandparent!
Update your skills and knowledge of the childbirth process, newborn care and infant safety while learning tips from an experienced grandmother and a newborn care specialist.

Topics Include:

  • Updates in childbirth, infant feeding and newborn care
  • Discover ways to create memories for grandchildren
  • Helpful ways to support the new family
  • Ways to stay in touch as a long distance grandparent
    Meaningful gifts you can make for your grandbaby



In Home Education and Consulting: 

Beth also provides individual education and consulting on newborn care and what to expect during the postpartum period, preparation for your newborn, sleep consulting and training, fussy baby issues and Grandparenting 101.  This is a perfect option for those on bed rest, those whose babies arrived before classes could be taken or for those who can't make it to scheduled classes.  These classes are highly valuable because they are one on one and can be tailored specifically to your education needs. 


In-Home One on One Classes start at $100.00

                                          

RESOURCES: 

Birthways, Berkeley, California: www.birthways.org

Contra Costa Breastfeeding Support Warmline:  1-866-878-7767

Nursing Mothers Council:  www.nursingmothers.org

Medela Breast Pumps:  www.medela.com

La Leche League:  www.llli.org

Natural Resources, San Francisco:  www.naturalresources-sf.com

Newborn Connections, San Francisco, California:  www.cpmc.org/services/newbornconnections

Postpartum Depression: www.drshosh.com

Postpartum Support for Dads:  www.postpartummen.com

PARENTING GROUPS: 

Contra Costa Parents of Multiples:  www.ccpom.net

Tri-Valley Mothers of Twins:  www.tvmotc.org

Twins by the Bay, Berkeley, California:  www.twinsbythebay.org

East Bay Moms:  www.eastbaymoms.com

Contra Costa Mothers Club:  www.ccmc.us

San Francisco Mothers of Twins:  www.sfpom.org

Fathers Group:  www.sfdads.org

Tumetime, creative ways to play with your baby.  Classes in Oakland, Alameda, Walnut Creek, San Francisco and Berkeley:  www.tumetime.com

Berkeley Parents Network, an excellent resource for finding anything parent related:  www.parents.berkeley.edu

Stroller Strides:  www.strollerstrides.com

Baby Boot Camp:  www.babybootcamp.com 


                                                        

       
(925) 330-4567                                                              doulabeth@hotmail.com




Website Builder