My husband and I are expecting our first child this August. Last weekend we moved to Bellingham from California and, although I grew up here, I haven't had any prior experience being pregnant in Bellingham.
I have been meeting with a few midwives this week and am very excited about how that is going. I'd also like to sign up for childbirth classes and find a birth doula to work with. The midwives have given me a list of options to investigate but I was wondering if anyone has personal experience in either of these areas and could recommend a good place to start.
Here is the list of Childbirth Classes in Whatcom County that I was given:
Natural Birth Experience - Mary Burgess
Bradley Method - Colleen Van Pelt
Natural Childbirth Classes - Beth Arcese
Hypnobirthing - Kathy Wilbur
Childbirth Preparation Classes - Bellingham Tech. College
Birthing from Within
And here is a list of possible birth doulas that I was given (as you can see there are quite a few and most don't have websites so I'd be excited to here recommendations that could steer me to a few to start interviewing with):
Thanks so much for any help/advice you are able to give!