Los Angeles Childbirth Classes
& Lactation Support
Now offering private in-person & virtual classes!
Are you new to this whole pregnancy and parenting thing? Or, maybe you want to do it differently this time around?
My childbirth classes offer a very balanced approach with content tailored to your unique needs.
How you choose to prepare for your pregnancy, birth, and parenting experience should be as unique as your are. I love getting to know who you are and starting from there. Drawing upon your personal beliefs, goals, strengths and instincts, together we can develop a roadmap that feels right.
Class offerings to prepare you for birth: Lamaze® and Evidence Based Birth®
New Parent Classes
Class offerings to prepare for breastfeeding and parenting
Breastfeeding classes and In-home or virtual lactation consultations
Class offerings for nursing students to meet community experience requirements
Hi, I'm Sharon.
I have been a nurse for more than three decades, having the opportunity to prepare over 2,000 couples for birth through my childbirth classes and assist over 4,000 with breastfeeding. In 2012 I began my own business preparing families for pregnancy, birth, breastfeeding and parenting.
I love working with first-time parents and seeing the lights go on as they start to "know what they don't know". It is heartwarming to feel their eagerness to be informed and sense their confidence build as they prepare for their parenting journey.
My time as a labor and delivery nurse formed my philosophy that as we are all unique in our strengths, perspectives and life experiences, so should the way in which we prepare for this new life adventure.
It is a hugely rewarding and life-affirming role to watch parents and babies grow! The beautiful thing is that there is no one way to create and raise a family.
- Sharon Curtin-Bottomley
Registered Nurse, International Board Certified Lactation Consultant,
Lamaze® and HypnoBirthing® Certified Educator
Evidence Based Birth® Instructor
"Thank you so much Sharon! Your class helped us a ton. I was always excited to be a dad but after this class, I am more excited than I’ve ever been and feel so much more prepared to help Julie through the labor and delivery process and to take on this giant next chapter in our lives. "
"I'm so grateful for Sharon's instruction recently in our private class!I love that she's worked many years in a hospital setting, but she is also very up to date on what are the best practices NOW and has helpful information for natural and birth center as well...she's a wonderful resource for a first time parent."
"Sharon was a LIFESAVER for my husband and I... once COVID hit, all our hospital classes were cancelled... Sharon saved the day! The online classes were fantastic and made us feel so supported and prepared!...I felt like I had SO much great information at my fingertips. She made me feel a lot calmer about giving birth during this pandemic..."
"Sharon went above and beyond in providing us with education, support, and encouragement...
I especially found the breastfeeding education extremely helpful from the moment my daughter was born.
...She has a great energy, is so passionate about what she does..."