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Online Childbirth Class

Start learning Evidence Based Info Today!

Do you want to

  • feel confident walking into your birth setting?

  • have all the information you need to make informed decisions so you will be able to describe your birth as empowering?

  • know how to speak to your care providers about interventions?


For my own first birth I was sadly lacking all of that and just showed up at the hospital and let the doctor “take care of me”. It took five more births, and a lot of researching on my part, before I felt like I owned the experience. As your mentor I am looking forward to providing guidance as you take ownership of your education so you can walk away with courage and confidence to face your birth journey.

Listen to these testimonials about the class........

When you take the Evidence Based Birth® Childbirth Class, you will:

  • Get mentored by Laurie, your own Evidence Based Birth® Instructor

  • Learn about evidence based care, comfort measures, and advocacy

  • Get prepared, get answers, get empowered!

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Basic Registration~$300

  • Mentorship for you and your partner from Laurie Suggs, experienced doula and EBB Instructor

  • Spiral bound hard copy of the workbook sent to your home, plus an E-workbook you can access from your computer or phone

  • Weekly online videos, presented by Rebecca Dekker, founder of EBB

  • 6 Zoom calls with Laurie and classmates to discuss what you've learned during the week and to ask questions

  • Comfort Measures rehearsal at the last Zoom meeting-- your doula is invited to attend this!

  • 3 months access to the Parents' Site where you will find all the videos for the class; a PDF library of evidence on 21 topics; acupressure quick guide and videos; relaxation audio tracks; 31 videos about natural labor induction, comfort measures, newborn procedures & more; inspiring birth videos; and a podcast of the course videos for a listen only option

  • Includes bonus videos on newborn care

  • Do the homework and show up for calls to earn a special gift from me at the end.

  • Coupon code for the Body Ready Method® programs

  • Option to upgrade to 3 additional months access to the Parents' Site (6 months total)

Private classes available upon request. Contact me to schedule classes that work for your own schedule. Price is $450.

If you are interested in auditing as a birth professional contact me for options!

Class Dates for 2024

January 2- February 6

Class meets every Tuesday on Zoom at 6:30pm (Pacific Time).  The first and last classes are about 2 hours, the four in between are about 1 hour

February 20- March 26

Class meets every Tuesday on Zoom at 6:30pm (Pacific Time).  The first and last classes are about 2 hours, the four in between are about 1 hour

April 23- May 28

Class meets every Tuesday on Zoom at 6:30pm (Pacific Time).  The first and last classes are about 2 hours, the four in between are about 1 hour

July 9- August 13

Class meets every Tuesday on Zoom at 6:30pm (Pacific Time).  The first and last classes are about 2 hours, the four in between are about 1 hour



More dates coming soon!

What couples are saying about Laurie's Evidence Based Birth® Childbirth Class...

I just want to thank Laurie for helping me feel more confident, and more educated to be the best support person I can for my partner. Going into the class I thought I had all the confidence and ability to support my partner and have this baby successfully, but after taking this class I know now that I had so much to learn. Laurie brought us all together as a family to feel comfortable and confident to get through this process the safest and best way possible. I am so grateful that I took her class. I wouldn’t change a thing other than to inform others how important it is to educate yourself as much as possible before the baby is born to learn all the options and obstacles you’ll face. Thank you so much for this experience.  ~Josh

Laurie was fantastic and I really liked our weekly zoom meetings with her. It was nice to be able to go over the material with someone who is experienced in the birth world and could answer our questions in real time based off of real life experience. ~Amanda

Laurie was so incredibly helpful and professional throughout the whole course. She went above and beyond to give us extra information pertaining to our specific situation. I couldn't have asked for a better instructor or a better class. I am extremely pleased. ~Andrea

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Class size limited to 6 couples.  Don't miss out!

This 100% online class is friendly, evidence-based, non-judgmental, and partner-focused. The flipped classroom style enables you to take responsibility for your own learning while being guided by a mentor-- me!

When talking about their births you've probably heard your friends say things like, “I wasn't allowed to eat,” or “I had to be induced because I was overdue,” or “I had to be induced because my baby was getting too big,” or “I needed a c-section because my labor wasn't progressing,” or “My water broke so I had to get pitocin.” They probably felt like they didn't have a choice. In the EBB Childbirth class you'll learn the evidence about all of these situations. Armed with knowledge you will then be able to make choices. You will also learn advocacy skills to speak up for what you want. You will learn about various drug and non-drug comfort measures such as epidural, acupressure, dancing, music therapy, relaxation, and protecting the perineum.


Can’t I just educate myself online using search engines and videos?

 A lot of that info you find online? It’s bad or inaccurate! The benefit of the Evidence Based Birth® Childbirth Class is that we curate all of the best, evidence-based information and get you and your partner engaged in the learning process.

Shouldn’t I just let the doctors and nurses tell me what to do?


 Routine practices in some hospitals are still about 15 to 20 years behind the research, and there is a lot of pressure to conform to traditions that might not be in your best interests. We will teach you and your partner how to be your own advocate—a skill you can use for the rest of your life!

My friends told me that taking a childbirth class is a waste of time.


There are a lot of poor-quality classes out there that have given childbirth education a bad reputation. The founder of Evidence Based Birth®, Rebecca Dekker, PhD, RN, APRN, knows how to make classes exciting for young adults. The end result is a class that is motivating and SO much fun to participate in. You will learn more than you could ever imagine!

What will I actually learn in this class that could be of use to me?


Our students are most excited to learn about the entire toolkit of comfort measures for labor. We cover pain management techniques like massage, water immersion, upright birthing positions, acupressure, music therapy, and deep breathing, just to name a few. When labor starts, you and your partner will be ready!

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