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!
Choose the package that works for you!
Basic Registration Package ~$270
Mentorship for you and your partner from Laurie Suggs, experienced doula and EBB Instructor
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
Bonuses: ~Opportunity to earn points when you do the homework-- redeem for Amazon gift cards! ~Videos on breastfeeding and newborn care
PLUS-- Free access to the Natural Breastfeeding Program online to get you off to a great start. 92% of women report problems breastfeeding in the first week, including nipple pain, latching issues, and milk supply. Well known IBCLC Nancy Mohrbacher and OB/GYN Theresa Nesbitt have developed this program to give new parents additional guidance right from the beginning. ($97 value, Go to Natural Breastfeeding to learn more about it)
Deluxe Registration Package ~$300
All of the above, plus:
3 additional months access to the Parents' Site (6 months total)
A spiral bound hard copy of the workbook
Available upon request. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule classes that work for your own schedule. Price is $370 for basic and $400 for Deluxe
Birth Professional Audit options:
$120 includes the 6 Zoom calls
$140 includes the 6 Zoom calls plus 7 weeks access to the online materials
$150 includes the 6 Zoom calls, 7 weeks access to the online materials, and a 30 day trial to the EBB Pro Membership
Class Dates for 2020
Class meets every Tuesday on Zoom at 7pm. The first and last classes are about 2 hours, the four in between are about 1 hour.
Class meets every Thursday on Zoom at 7pm. The first and last classes are about 2 hours, the four in between are about 1 hour.
Class meets every Tuesday on Zoom at 6pm. The first and last classes are about 2 hours, the four in between are about 1 hour.
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!