A comprehensive childbirth class for expecting parents 

Developed by Rebecca Dekker, Ph.D., RN, APRN

Learn from the comfort of your own home

  • Flexibility of online learning + Support of in-person connections
  • Watch online videos of Dr. Rebecca Dekker and other professionals
  • Learn directly from an experienced Evidence Based Birth®® Instructor in your area
  • Meet others in your community who are also preparing for childbirth

Part Online – Part in Person

 

A 6- Week “Flipped Classroom” Learning Experience:

First class ( in-person )

  • Meet your Evidence Based Birth®® Instructor and classmates
  • Learn all about the stages of labor and building your comfort “toolkit”

For the next 5 weeks  ( online )

  • Watch weekly class videos on your computer or phone
  • Participate in weekly video chats with your own Evidence Based Birth®® Instructor
  • Learn about the evidence on interventions during childbirth
  • Gain practical skills with hands-on comfort measures
  • Partner learns advocacy and communication skills so they can help be your “voice” for you in labor

Last class ( in-person )

  • Rehearse your labor
  • Practice all the skills you’ve learned

 

Part Online – Part in Person

 

A 6- Week “Flipped Classroom” Learning Experience:

 

First class ( in-person )

  • Meet your Evidence Based Birth®® Instructor and classmates
  • Learn all about the stages of labor and building your comfort “toolkit”

For the next 5 weeks  ( online )

  • Watch weekly class videos on your computer or phone
  • Participate in weekly video chats with your own Evidence Based Birth®® Instructor
  • Learn about the evidence on interventions during childbirth
  • Gain practical skills with hands-on comfort measures
  • Partner learns advocacy and communication skills so they can help be your “voice” for you in labor

Last class ( in-person )

  • Rehearse your labor
  • Practice all the skills you’ve learned

Topics Covered

  • How your Partner can be your Advocate

  • Evidence-Based Care

  • Fears & Comfort

  • Stages of Labor

  • Navigating the Healthcare System

  • Providers (Models of Care)

  • Support

  • Doulas

  • Communicating with Hospital Staff

  • Know your Rights

  • Interventions

  • Creating a Birth Plan

  • Pain Relief

  • Labor Rehearsal

  • Postpartum

  • Newborn Procedures

  • Newborn Care

  • Breastfeeding

Topics Covered

  • How your Partner can be your Advocate

  • Evidence-Based Care

  • Fears & Comfort

  • Stages of Labor

  • Navigating the Healthcare System

  • Providers (Models of Care)

  • Support

  • Doulas

  • Communicating with Hospital Staff

  • Know your Rights

  • Interventions

  • Creating a Birth Plan

  • Pain Relief

  • Labor Rehearsal

  • Postpartum

  • Newborn Procedures

  • Newborn Care

  • Breastfeeding

Inclusion Policy:

Evidence Based Birth®® is committed to creating an inclusive and welcoming environment for pregnant persons of any age, religion, race, sexual identity, gender identity, or relationship status.

Find a Class:

We are currently launching the Evidence Based Birth® Childbirth Class in a few select locations. We anticipate opening up more locations at the end of 2018.

Current availablility:

FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

WILL I LEARN HOW TO HAVE A NATURAL BIRTH?

At Evidence Based Birth®, we believe 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!

 

WHAT KIND OF COMFORT MEASURES WILL I LEARN?

We focus on comfort measures such as movement, positioning, water immersion, as well as deep breathing, visualization, and relaxation. Each student will be given tools to practice their relaxation exercises at home. 

IS THIS CLASS APPROPRIATE FOR HOME BIRTH OR HOSPITAL BIRTH? 

We’ve had students from all different birth settings take our class! Our focus on non-drug comfort measures makes it applicable to home birth as well as hospital birth clients. Home birth clients will have a special video to watch about home birth and home-to-hospital transfers 

 

 

WHAT IF I HAVE MORE QUESTIONS? 

If you have questions about taking a class, we encourage you to reach out to the Instructor near you, or contact us by emailing info@evidencebasedbirth.com. Please put “Childbirth Class” in any emails. You can also click on the “Help” button below! 

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