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Birth Class with The Family Doc

Updated: Apr 29, 2019

Knowledge is power— Ready to dive in?


Birth Class will prepare you to tackle pregnancy, delivery, and the postpartum period with confidence. Whether you are having your baby in or out of the hospital, cared for by midwives or an OB/GYN: if you want to approach your pregnancy, labor, and the postpartum with smarts, tools, and a healthy attitude in your back pocket, this class is for you!



Birth Class is designed for pregnant women and their chosen labor support people—partner, parent, doula, or friend.

Taught by naturopathic doctor, apprentice midwife, and mommy x2, Darcie Juarez.

Meets for 6 weeks in 90-minute sessions.

Located at Wildhearts Wellness on NE Fremont St in Portland, Oregon.

It’s more than just a birth class.

When I had my first baby I tried to prepare, but there were a lot of surprises! This class was born out of a desire to support women throughout the childbearing year—not just the hours of labor.


  • Learn about staying healthy while carrying your babe.

  • Practice labor coping strategies.

  • Cultivate healthy , flexible expectations for this challenging—but rewarding—hurdle.

  • Birth lasts a day or two—but postpartum is for life!

  • Discover what to expect from your body and your babe in those first days after delivery.

  • Prepare resources and support to ensure you have what you need for the postpartum period.

  • Develop friendships with other expectant moms and enjoy the benefits of community around birth.


All participants receive a professionally printed and bound workbook full of need-to-know details, answers to common questions, and important preparation projects.

All participants are entered to win a Postpartum Basket filled with my favorite mommy-and-baby products!


Ready to Dive In?

I can’t wait to hear from you!

Visit my website to register and find additional information: http://thefamilydocpdx.com


About Darcie

I like to say I was bitten by the Birth Bug in my childbirth education class during my first pregnancy. While I don’t think the class prepared me well for my own transition into motherhood, I’m still grateful because it set me on the path to where I am now! Recognizing the strengths and weaknesses of that class has helped me formulate a class that blends crucial information and practical advice with emotional preparation and a fun, engaging atmosphere.


As a doctor I love working with families at all stages, but pregnancy and early childhood hold a special place for me. My own children are young, so I am at home with the joys and challenges of this period in the family life cycle.

I am nearing the end of my clinical training as an apprentice home-birth midwife on the East side of town. My favorite part of home birth is seeing how powerful a strong relationship between the family and their midwife is in making birth a safe and positive experience, even if unexpected things come up.

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