Congratulations on your upcoming birth! My name is Cori Gentry and I offer comprehensive natural childbirth courses, concierge maternity services, professional doula support, and private consulting in Monterey, Salinas, and Santa Cruz, California. My classes are a modern, practical approach to preparing for the birth of your baby designed for mom AND her partner--no one will be lost in the midst of flowery exercises. In this eight or six week pregnancy, birth, and newborn care series expecting parents learn strategies for a healthy and comfortable pregnancy, a safe and satisfying birth, a successful breastfeeding relationship, and a gentle transition into parenthood. This is the most comprehensive childbirth class offered in Monterey County.
"Cori's class taught me and my husband everything we needed to know about the technical, physical and emotional aspects of childbirth. From hospital interventions that you may want to avoid, to pain management techniques, choosing the right OB or midwife for the type of birth you desire, the importance of hiring a doula, to nutrition and breastfeeding, it seemed there wasn't a topic that she didn't cover. Cori is sweet, funny, knowledgeable and very professional and the course is worth every penny! I am proud to report that we welcomed our son in August with a natural hospital birth. I felt strong, capable and prepared and that was due in large part to having taken Cori's class. I recommend it to every pregnant mama I know!"
Emilie, Carmel Valley
I offer a natural childbirth series that is appropriate for families birthing in any location as well as a home birth class designed for families planning a home birth. These classes are proven to be effective in lowering the need for epidurals, cesareans, and other interventions that some families prefer to avoid. When interventions are unavoidable, this class helps families navigate their options for a positive birth in any circumstance.
"This class was by far the best thing my husband and I could have done in preparation for our second baby. Baby #1 had many medical interventions which was not only scary but stressful and expensive to boot. We decided we wanted to be more prepared the second time around-- Cori is fantastic at teaching these courses because she is passionate about child birth. She was constantly going above and beyond to get us additional information on anything related to the birthing process. Ultimately we had a pain free unmediated birth and when people ask me how I managed I always reply with Birth Chemistry!" - Sybil, Carmel Valley
My job is to give you the information and tools to achieve your desired birth free of judgement, with the most up to date evidence available.
I specialize in:
I specialize in:
- Natural Hospital Birth
- Home Birth & Water Birth
- Family-Centered / Gentle Cesarean
Vaginal Breech Birthing Plans
- Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC)
- Supporting LGBTQIA Families
- Labor Induction Preparation
- Naturally Managing Gestational Diabetes
- Rebozo Comfort Measures
- Amazing Births
I'd love to talk with you about the plans you have for your birth!