Frequently Asked Questions
Where are the classes held?
The classes are held in several San Francisco locations.
Golden Gate Doula Associates 678 Haight Street
Noe Valley Pediatrics Waiting room 3700 24th
The location will be noted on the calendar
Private and semi private classes can be held in your house.
Contact me if you are interested in this option.
How often do you hold the classes?
I try to hold the class for expectant and new parents every month or so
The solids class usually repeats every month or two
The safety, illness class and Parenting workshop are several times a year, but will be scheduled on demand.
Click the calendar link for an updated schedule.
Any of the classes can be scheduled on request for a group of 4 or more.
How much do the classes cost?
Cost of the classes is $40/person or $70/person
sliding scale available for all classes, pay what you can afford.
Payment is cash, check or venmo
How long do the classes last?
The classes range from one and a half to two hours, depending on the open
questions and discussions.
How large are the classes?
Class size can range anywhere from 2-14
Can I bring my baby?
You will probably be able to concentrate better if you leave your baby at home, however if this is not an option, young sleepy babies are welcome! Babies are always welcome at the Baby Boot camp.
The parenting workshop is for adults only.
Do you cover CPR in the safety class?
In my 40 years as a pediatric nurse, I am happy to note that only very rarely has a parent in my practice actually needed do CPR. Choking rescue is much more common. Because time is limited during the class, I focus on skills that are more commonly needed. That being said, knowledge is always a good thing, and I certainly recommend that everyone gets certified for CPR.