Mini-classes

Looking to get the low down on a specific early parenting topic?  The Mini-class is designed for you!  O'Nell or Jackie will focus on the material that is most interesting to you and make sure all your questions get answered - in the comfort of your own home.  Our mini-classes are about 2 to 3 hours long and are full of information, products, ideas and practical solutions to help ease you into your parenting journey.  We travel throughout the San Francisco North Bay Area and are available on weekdays, evenings and weekends.  For an additional fee, we can host you at Brigid's Well in Sebastopol.  

 
 
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Twins  

Get ready for life at home with twins!  We will help you prepare for the logistics of feeding, sleeping, nursery set up and more, so you can spend your time falling in love with your new little bundles of joy.   As seasoned postpartum doulas with twins experience, we have seen many families both overwhelmed and overjoyed with raising their little ones.  We want to support your unique parenting style and help you maximize your rest, connection and sanity.  

We'll teach you tricks of the trade about feeding (breast, bottle or both), realistic sleep expectations, schedules/routines, and nursery set up specific to those bringing home two!

We recommend scheduling the class at least 6 weeks before the EDD since twins often come early.  Cost $250.

 
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Sibling Prep 

Expanding your family?  We'll help get you set up to welcome the newest family member with practical advice and guidance to help everyone feel supported, seen and loved through this transition. You didn't think you could love anyone more than your first child, but we promise your heart will double in size as you welcome a new sibling. This transition doesn't also have to double the chaos and exhaustion.

We'll help you assess realistic expectations of the big brother or sister depending on their age and give you tips for helping them adjust emotionally.  If you're in a relationship, we've got plenty of ideas of how to stay connected with your partner even though your attention will be changing.  We'll teach simple self-care routines for parents that will help you stay nourished so you have energy to give your growing family.  Also, we'll help you craft a personalized support plan and schedule/routine so you can maximize rest, connection, and normalcy even in the midst of a big change.   Cost $250.

 
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The Natural Nursery 

Whether you're a minimalist or love your gear, we'll help you figure out a smart and safe set-up to welcome your baby into your home. We'll give you lots of ideas on how to reduce your environmental impact so you can make educated decisions about raising your baby in an earth-friendly family.   

We'll cover safe baby products we've tried and love, diapering choices (including going diaper free!), safe sleep options, and all-natural remedies for common infant ailments.  Cost $250.

 
After taking a private newborn/parenting class with O’Nell Starkey I felt immensely supported and well informed. Heading into the adventure of childbirth and parenthood is such a huge event. She tailored my private class to my specific questions and concerns. It was so easy to talk to her about my hopes and fears regarding these upcoming early weeks postpartum with my newborn son. The information she shared with me both clarified misconceptions I’d had and gave me good information and resources. I wish all new parents could spend some time learning from and being supported by such an intelligent, educated, kind, clear-spoken ally.
Jackie, you are a godsend! We didn’t realize how important this class was until bringing our baby home. We used what we learned within the very first minutes of meeting our baby!
I am a woman in a same sex marriage and my wife carried our baby. Navigating the world of pregnancy and parenthood as a same-sex couple can often feel alienating. When we hired O’Nell, we felt held in the highest regard. O’Nell treated me, as the non-birthing parent, with as much support, honor and respect as my wife. She treated me as an equal, guiding me gently into solidifying my role as a mother.
Jackie, thank you for answering all our questions. I had been so worried about nursing since many of my friends had had problems. I especially appreciated all the breastfeeding information you gave during our class. You were so reassuring and practical. It really helped get our nursing relationship off to a great start. Thank you from one blissed out mama :)
When we thought our baby was going to be delivered early, we felt completely unprepared. O’Nell came to the hospital and spent an entire day teaching us a private class about newborns. We ended up feeling completely empowered in an ultimately powerless situation because of O’Nell’s time, dedication and care.
Thank you so much for our baby care class. We especially appreciate your sensitivity to us and our situation - very adoption-friendly. You brought great resources and taught us the basics in a fun and thorough way. You provided exactly what we hoped for.
 Jackie Davey and O'Nell Starkey are postpartum doulas and mothers and together we have decades of experience supporting families in the transition into parenthood.  We believe in empowering parents to find their unique parenting style.  We look forward to serving your family as you begin your adventure. 

Jackie Davey and O'Nell Starkey are postpartum doulas and mothers and together we have decades of experience supporting families in the transition into parenthood.  We believe in empowering parents to find their unique parenting style.  We look forward to serving your family as you begin your adventure. 

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