Simone is crossed certified through Lamaze and Doula Trainings International as a Certified Childbirth Educator and trained in Hypnobirth. Simone brings knowledge of various practices around labor and birth, honoring the partner's involvement as well as the birthing person's autonomy in decision making and advocacy. Simone pulls from meditation, visualization, evidence-based information, and empowering families to make informed decisions. The spirit of family is central to Simone’s mission in life. She has assisted families in the foster system, in shelters, within the LGBTQ community, families with special needs, premature births and families of multiples. Simone has an enduring commitment to provide support, care and education to those from all walks of life.

Full Package
Childbirth Class Fast-Track

3.5 hours at home meetings covering: Stages of labor Signs of labor Laboring positions Pushing positions Relaxation techniques Interventions C-section Birth plan Immediate after birth
Full Package
Childbirth Class Intensive

Three x 3-hour at home meetings covering: Nutrition Physiology and anatomy of labor and birth Stages of labor Signs of labor Laboring positions Pushing positions Comfort measures Relaxation techniques Interventions C-section Birth plan Immediate after birth Hypnobirthing basics Life with your newborn Postpartum Sanctuary Breastfeeding 101

To take a class with Simone Toomer is an experience any doula and/or caregiver should have. As a doula and a mother of two children, I found her breastfeeding class to be magnificent. She explained everything in detail and in a way for everyone in the class to understand and not be overwhelmed. No question was a stupid question, everyone was free to ask anything they wanted! I came out of this class confident and ready to help my current and future clients. I look forward to many future classes with Simone...go and register for a class with with Simone, you won't be disappointed!

Regina H.

I sat in on Simone's breastfeeding class as a certifying doula a couple weeks ago. The class was very relaxed and full of valuable information! She is a great teacher who doesn't just spout information at you. She includes everyone in easeful conversation about the topic which made it easier for me to retain the information given. Highly recommend! Thanks Simone!

Brielle D.

Simone is clearly an expert in that field. I found this class to be very useful, practical and fun to follow.

Maria L D.

Simone's teaching style resonated with me. She was direct and precise with her information but in a nurturing way. She was able to get the points across in an easy-to-understand manner. I thoroughly enjoyed my experience with her. If you need help with anything Breastfeeding, Simone is your gal!

Halle P.

Not necessarily. But we highly recommend it because information is power. Learning what to expect from your birth process is the key to having a peaceful journey. Our childbirth educators will give you the confidence to interface with your clinical team and make sure that you know all your options at every step. Deeply grounding this practice in evidenced based information and conveying it to their clients in a way that is approachable and relatable.
Yes. And whoever else you choose to invite to presence the birth of your baby.
The most optimal time for a childbirth class is between 20 and 30 weeks. It gives you an opportunity to gain knowledge and clarity about the birth process and choices and a postpartum period. Your preferences for birth and postpartum will become more crystallized throughout the class and it will give you more time to plan for whatever your wishes for birth might be. Nevertheless, if you are already past 30 weeks, taking a class will be always beneficial at any stage before labor starts.