During the COVID-19 Pandemic, every Evidence Based Birth® Childbirth Class will be conducted 100% virtually. Get Empowered With a Childbirth Class You Will Love!
Rebecca Dekker, PhD, RN
Founder of Evidence Based Birth®
When I walked into the hospital to have my first baby, I had no idea what I was getting myself into. My husband and I had read a few books and taken the standard hospital birthing class, but we weren’t prepared to give birth in a broken health care system. I was told to stay in bed my entire labor and pressured into interventions I didn’t need, which led to preventable complications, a traumatic birth, and separation from my newborn baby for hours.
After my birth, I looked up the research on everything that happened to me. I was shocked to find out that most of what was done was not based on evidence, but simply based on the traditions and culture of the hospital staff.
The next time I had a baby, I decided to do things differently. I decided that I wanted an empowering birth, and to do so, I had to actually prepare this time! My partner and I needed to learn the evidence on childbirth practices, how to stay comfortable during labor, and how we could speak up and use our voice
I created the Evidence Based Birth® Childbirth Class to skillfully mentor you and your partner in evidence based care, comfort measures, and advocacy, so that you can embrace your birth and parenting experiences with courage and confidence.
We will be there with you every step of the way!
“I really appreciated how informative it was. I knew a lot about the biology of birth and babies, but what we learned was just very impressive. It was a really good experience—fairly chill, fairly laid-back, and not nearly as awkward as I thought it might be. All the information—I never would’ve thought there was that much information out there! If we hadn’t have taken this class, it would have been significantly more stressful.” –Drew Stoudenmire
“One of the things that was huge for both of us was the research… Not only are we learning things that are evidence based, but this is not one of those things where, ‘Just because someone put it in a research article, it must be true.’ We both really loved that academic aspect of it. Everything we had learned gave us a lot more confidence, and the ability to focus on what we were doing and not have to worry about ‘what-ifs’.” – AnnaMarie Stoudenmire
Take the Evidence Based Birth® Childbirth Class:
Get mentorship, community, and guidance!
Learn about evidence based care, comfort measures, and advocacy
Get prepared, get answers, get empowered!
Don’t you wish you could take a Childbirth Class that includes…
Mentorship from an experienced Evidence Based Birth® Instructor
6 virtual classes with your EBB Instructor and classmates to prepare for the labor process and practice your labor skills
Five weeks of online videos for you and your partner to watch together
BONUS: Breastfeeding and newborn care videos
BONUS: Earn points throughout the class to get prizes at the end!
Ready to get empowered? Register for your class now!
Spots in each class are limited (6 couples per class), so do not wait to schedule!
Want to Watch a Sample Instructional Video?
Watch this short video to get an idea of the types of skills you can learn in the Evidence Based Birth® Childbirth Class! You and your partner will love watching these videos!
“Take this course! I started out nervous but now I’m very excited and looking forward to the birth of our baby! My husband and I feel very prepared!”
– Rachael Fryst
“Sign up! You’ll feel more prepared for your baby and your partner.”
– John Fryst
Hear The Experiences of Families
On the Evidence Based Birth® Podcast, hear about the class from many different perspectives! Listen to the birth stories of parents who have taken the class, Instructors who have taught the class, and doulas whose clients have taken the class.
Don't miss an episode! Subscribe to our podcast: iTunes | Stitcher In this episode, I interview Noel and Joel Smothers, missionaries who gave birth to their first child last fall. They currently live in North Carolina but will be heading back to Brazil soon. Noel...
Don't miss an episode! Subscribe to our podcast: iTunes | Stitcher In this episode, I interview Caley O’Brien about her empowering birth experience and being one of the first parents to take the Evidence Based Birth Childbirth Class. Caley has been married to her...
Don't miss an episode! Subscribe to our podcast: iTunes | Stitcher In this episode, I interview Nichole Croft and Todd Jackson of New Jersey. Their first baby was born in the summer of 2018, and they were among the first parents to take the Evidence Based Birth...
Don't miss an episode! Subscribe to our podcast: iTunes | Stitcher In this episode, I interview Michelle Wilson, one of the first parents to take the Evidence Based Birth Childbirth Class. Michelle has one son, Matthew, and is a stay-at-home mom in Berea,...
Don't miss an episode! Subscribe to our podcast: iTunes | Stitcher In this episode, I interview AnnaMarie and Drew Stoudenmire of Greenville, South Carolina. They are parents to Otto - their first baby - who at the time of recording was only seven weeks old....
Don't miss an episode! Subscribe to our podcast: iTunes | Stitcher In this episode, I interview EBB Instructors Cat LaPlante, Mary Kury, and Cindy Calvano about their experiences being among the first to teach the Evidence Based Birth Childbirth Class. Cat is a...
Frequently Asked Questions
Can’t I just educate myself online using Google and YouTube?
A lot of that info you find online about pregnancy and birth? It’s inaccurate! The benefit of the Evidence Based Birth® class is that we curate all of the best, evidence-based information for you. What’s more, you can ask your experienced Evidence Based Birth® Instructor questions any time– meaning you’ll have someone to mentor you through the 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—how to respectfully speak up for yourself, your partner, and your child. This is 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.
Unfortunately, there are a lot of poor-quality classes out there, which 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 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. Then you get hands-on practice in our Comfort Measures Rehearsal. When labor starts, you and your partner will be ready!
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 email@example.com. Please put “Childbirth Class” in any emails. You can also click on the “Help” button below!
It’s time to register for your Evidence Based Birth® Childbirth Class!
Two things on the next page:
Step 1: Find a class near you
Step 2: Click through to your Instructor’s registration page
Remember: There are only SIX SPOTS available in each class! First-time parents and experienced parents welcome!
Evidence Based Birth® Instructors are independent contractors and distributors of the Evidence Based Birth® Childbirth Class and are not employees of Evidence Based Birth®. You can find our terms and conditions for the class here.