Birthing Basics

Birthing Basics Introduction

Welcome to Birthing Basics, LLC.  Washington DC’s first “Mother-Friendly Nurse”, Lisa-Marie Sasaki Cook is a “Mother-Friendly” birth advocate, an experienced childbirth educator, labor and delivery nurse and doula with 34 years of childbirth experience.  She teaches the most recent evidence-based childbirth and newborn educational information available. You will learn how to have the easiest birth possible and the healthiest baby at home!  With so many books, blogs, and birth stories out there, it can be confusing to figure out what information you’ll need to know for your big day–look no further!  In a concise, information-filled class, you will learn everything you need from your last few months of pregnancy to the first week that you are home with your baby. Thank you for visiting the Birthing Basics  (https://www.birthingbasics.com) website and allowing us to be part of your birth journey…

Our customers love us!

Lisa’s class was so informative and helpful as we geared up for our first child. The ability to watch the training videos online was great for our busy schedule, but mixing it with the Zoom allowed us to have that personal touch and time to ask whatever questions.

– Ben K.
Northwest Washington, Washington, DC

Lisa-Marie was a fabulous teacher. Her comfort measure class was engaging, packed with resources, and tangible for anyone walking through birth with someone or those expecting for the first time. Highly recommend her classes.

– Sarah B.
Northeast Washington, Washington, DC

Lisa covered many contingencies and helpful techniques for our daughter’s birth. Her counter pressure techniques were particularly valuable, but most importantly we felt prepared to work with the doctors and nurses to make the best decisions.

– Jonah B.
Arlington, VA

I’m due to have my first baby in 7 weeks and my husband and I loved Lisa’s class. We feel prepared and supported for the birth of our child. Due to COVID the class was virtual but was really impactful and helpful. Well-produced materials and a supportive Q&A Zoom session capped of the weekend.

– Anita N.
Laurel, MD

Lisa’s wisdom, knowledge, and experience was invaluable!!! we really didn’t know what to expect as first-time, soon-to-be parents and our anxiety and fears were very much put at ease by Lisa throughout her course.

– David M.
Herndon, VA

Lisa gives great amount of knowledge which is really helpful for all The amount of information we get from the class which no one would even tell us 🙂 Super happy with the class and Lisa She is a wonderful person and very helping and knowledgeable

– Jahnvi M.
Vienna, VA