Evidence Based Birth® Childbirth Class
Get Empowered with a Childbirth Class you and your partner will LOVE! Evidence Based Birth® Childbirth Class

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Comprehensive classes are available year-round for families in Nashville, Clarksville, Franklin, Pleasant View, and throughout Middle Tennessee

You have options! Choose the class format that fits your needs:

  • the original 6-week series,
  • the 4-week Express (same content, but condensed),
  • virtual group sessions (100% online),
  • hybrid group sessions (in-person + online),
  • or private sessions (virtual or hybrid, on your schedule).

Watch my Interview with Emily Pardy of Ready Nest Counseling

It's all about Comfort, Evidence, and Advocacy

Online and Ready to Go!

The EBB Childbirth Class was created in 2018 with modern young families in mind. From the start, it has been designed as a web-based interactive class with high-quality print and digital materials, lively group video conferences, and recorded lessons from experts like Rebecca Dekker Ph.D. The video lessons and print materials are updated annually. It's fresh, relevant, and up to date. Hear more on the history of the class in EBB podcast episode 19.

Heidi Duncan, CBD(CBI), Evidence Based Birth® Instructor

When I first started hearing my friends share their birth stories years ago, most of them were "war stories" of how awful everything had been. Few expressed joy over their births and even fewer made any mention of having choices in how things turned out. It was all "get your epidural in the parking lot" and "I had to have xyz..." When someone mentioned the idea of homebirth with midwives, I was curious but clueless! That curiosity started me on a search for answers.

What I discovered was a whole new world of options, along with the sad reality that my peers knew nothing of those options. They were simply getting "whatever the doctor ordered." They didn't know things could be different. Neither did they understand what was happening to them during their labors and births. No one was taking the time to educate them, to explain what was going on and why. This made their "war stories" not only sad but misleading. They didn't truly know the details of their own experience.

This all led me to pursue training as a Childbirth Educator. I wanted to help families walk through pregnancy and birth confidently—knowing what was changing in their body, recognizing the choices available to them for their care, and helping them get clear answers about what actually did happen along the way.

Even after many years, teaching families is still my passion! Through the Evidence Based Birth® Childbirth Class, I can 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.

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!
Evidence Based Birth® Childbirth Class - Nashville, Clarksville, Fort Campbell

Don’t you wish you could take a Childbirth Class that includes...

  • Mentorship from an experienced Evidence Based Birth® Instructor
  • Two in-person* interactive classes to practice your labor skills
  • Four weeks of group video chats to explore what you're learning
  • Six 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!

You can be Positive + Prepared: Expecting the Best, Ready for the Rest

My students have been featured on the EBB Podcast!  Listen to their stories and get inspired.

Emily's Birth in a Birth Center

Read the transcript of EBB 76 – Pushing Through Anxiety in Birth with Parent Emily Fleenor

Jenny's Birth in a Hospital

Read the transcript of EBB 114 – Fighting for Birth Needs as a Single Parent with Jenny Russell

Grace's Birth at Home

Read the transcript of EBB 154 – Birthing at Home during COVID-19 with Grace and Roderick Murphy

Clarksville Sessions

Hosted by Clarksville Midwifery in the Dunbar Cave area, this location is convenient for families in Fort Campbell, Clarksville, Springfield, Pleasant View, and Ashland City. (And is an easy drive from Greater Nashville locations as well.)

Clarksville Midwifery is a CNM and CPM team that specializes in low-risk pregnancy, birth, and postpartum care. They offer home birth services to families who live within an hour's drive of Clarksville, TN. Christy and Jenny are nationally certified midwives who have practiced together for more than 10 years.

Upcoming Class Dates
2021 July/August - registration closed
2021 September 19 - October 24
Virtual Experience sessions can be attended from anywhere. New classes begin monthly.

In a hurry? The Express class is for you!

Nashville Sessions

Hosted by Tennessee Integrative Health in the Midtown area, this location is easily accessible from I-40 or I-440.

Lauren VanHooser is a Webster Certified Chiropractor and has received extensive training via the ICPA series. The Tennessee Integrative Health office provides family chiropractic care, massage therapy, acupuncture, nutrition counseling, private yoga training and more.

Upcoming Class Dates
Fall/Winter 2021 dates coming soon

Virtual Experience sessions can be attended from anywhere. New classes begin monthly.

Want to See a Sample 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!


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. And your Mentor will share local insights those online sources can't provide.

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: 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: 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!

Register today! What are you waiting for?

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.