Hi, I'm Janis
Birth work is my destiny.
Peace on Earth, one gentle birth and breastfed baby at a time.
I want to empower you and your partner to birth with dignity in the ways you have come to embrace as your birth culture, whatever those parameters may be.
When I read Marjorie Karmel’s book “Thank you, Dr. Lamaze”, in 1975, pregnant with my first child, I was “hooked” on the method. I traveled far (25 miles), paid money ($35) even through my closer hospital class was free and only 2 nights! We took an authentic 6-week Lamaze course and birthed my son Matt joyfully and orgasmically on Cinco De Mayo/May 5, 1976.
We went on to have two more Lamaze babies: Katie on Valentines’ Day 1979 and Spencer, our Leap Day Baby, 2-29-1984. Since I was already teaching adult education for a local college when I had Matt, I knew I had to become certified to teach this class through my college. I did just that and in June of 1977, I established my business in Orange County, CA (1977-1988).
Since then I have taught in Hawaii (1988-2014), I am forever on-call for my daughter’s doula clients in Arizona and now have been teaching back in Orange County (La Habra/North Orange County) since 2014. If you want quality childbirth education and not generic hospital-styled glorified anatomy and physiology… give me a call. I tell no one how to birth. I do cover all the options from home birth to emergency Cesarean.
My class will change you forever!
Authentic Lamaze Classes
I have been a certified (Authentic) Lamaze Instructor teaching over 10,000 expectant and new parent couples since 1977. I teach the actual psychoprophylactic method of Ferdinand Lamaze brought to America in the mid 50’s by Marjorie Karmel.
Infant Instinct Breastfeeding
I created a gentle, flawless breastfeeding method based on the baby’s innate ability to crawl to the breast, find the nipple and self-attach to it perfectly called Infant Instinct Breastfeeding ™.