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Get empowered with a Childbirth Class you and your partner will LOVE! Start learning evidence-based info today!
A note from Amanda:
If you’re pregnant, you might have a lot of anxieties about birth and some of them perhaps surrounding your birth setting and provider. I can relate—because I’ve been there! When I was pregnant with my first and living in Iowa, we decided to switch from an OBGYN group to a midwife group within the hospital setting. Then, when I was pregnant with my second in Georgia, we decided to do a home birth with a local midwife.
Switching to midwives mid-pregnancy with my first allowed us to be more involved in our care, and overall have a positive and empowering experience. Yet, there were certain aspects of the hospital setting that led me to desire a home birth for our second.
Regardless of where you decide to birth, it is important to be knowledgable about evidence based care and how to find the right provider and birth setting for you.
Both my pregnancies and birth experiences were the catalyst for me to get involved in guiding families to empowering birth experiences of their own. My hope for you is that the mentorship you’ll receive in your Evidence Based Birth® Childbirth Class will give you the tools and the courage you need to walk into any birth setting confident, with the right support team -- totally prepared to have your baby. I cannot wait to work with you towards that goal!
Let's start with your baby now. Let me mentor you. Let the Evidence Based Birth® Childbirth Class empower you. Let the flipped classroom give you the flexibility to learn so that you walk into your chosen birth setting confident and ready to birth your baby.
Take the Evidence Based Birth Childbirth Class!
Get mentored by Amanda, your personal Evidence Based Birth® Instructor!
Learn about evidence based care, comfort measures, and advocacy
Get prepared, get answers, get empowered!
Your Childbirth Class includes:
Mentorship from Amanda, experienced EBB Instructor
Two in-person classes to practice your labor skills
Five weeks of online videos for you and your partner to watch together
Four weekly Zoom discussions with your EBB Instructor and peers
BONUS: Breastfeeding and newborn care videos
BONUS: Four video chats with your Instructor!
BONUS: Earn points throughout the class to redeem for prizes at the end!
Childbirth Class Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Can’t I just educate myself online using search engines and videos?
A: 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.
Q: Shouldn’t I just let the doctors and nurses tell me what to do?
A: 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!
Q: My friends told me that taking a childbirth class is a waste of time.
A: 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!
Q: What will I actually learn in this class that could be of use to me?
A: 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! Advocacy skills are another important part of your toolkit for navigating any birth setting. Learn respectful communication skills while your partner practices how to be your advocate no matter your birth provider or location.
Q: Will I learn how to have a natural birth?
A.: Evidence Based Birth® believes that every person has their own unique path. Instead of focusing on medicated vs. unmedicated birth, we focus on giving you tools and helping you learn the evidence, so that you can be empowered to make your own decisions! We do have a strong emphasis on non-drug comfort measures, because they have no side effects and can be used by everyone, whether or not you plan to use medications.
At the end of this class, you will have all the tools you need to create your ultimate labor and birth experience. If you want a natural birth, this class will give you the relaxation and pain management tools you need to have a natural birth. If you need an epidural or Cesarean, we’ll cover how you can be empowered that way, too!
Q: When should I take this class?
A: Ideally, starting between weeks 24-28 of your pregnancy.