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

Start Learning Evidence Based Information Today!

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.

Listen to what some of the first students of the Evidence Based Birth® Childbirth Class have had to say:

The class allowed me to be educated about what was happening to my body and understand the different options I had. It helped when I was in labor for all of Sunday and into Monday and I was hurting. What we learned about variations in length of labor helped my nurse brain stay focused while my mom brain was freaking out.

Thanks to what we learned in the advocacy part of the class, my husband was able to confidently speak up for me when I needed an epidural but could not speak for myself because of the pain.  He was also there to speak for our baby when I couldn't because of complications after my birth.

This class is a total gamechanger for us. I’d heard negative stories... I was scared and very on edge. Then once we started taking the class, and when we learned about interventions that I was apprehensive about... It brought us together in that [my partner] understood birth more, and I understood it more. And as soon as I went into labor, we were on. We were a team.

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 stressful and awkward as I thought it might be. All the information—I never would’ve thought there was that much information out there!

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 classes to practice your labor skills
  • Five weeks of online videos for you and your partner to watch together
  • BONUS: Breastfeeding and newborn care videos
  • BONUS: Four video chats with your Instructor
  • BONUS: Earn points throughout the class to get prizes at the end!

Don’t pass up this opportunity!

Your birth experience is too valuable, and you and your baby’s health are too important, for you to avoid educating yourself beforehand. Sadly, we’ve spoken with many parents who have major regrets about how they went into birth without preparation—and the health consequences they experienced as a result. Take action, get educated, and find the answers and mentorship you need today!

Listen to what some of the first students of the Evidence Based Birth® Childbirth Class have had to say:

I enjoyed how flexible the class was with our life. There was no way we could take a "traditional" birth class.

Take this course! I started out nervous but I am now very excited and looking forward to the birth of our baby! My husband and I feel very prepared for our baby’s birth day.

Sign up!! You’ll feel more prepared for your baby and your spouse.

One of the most important things I learned while taking this class is that I have the power to say "no" in the hospital.

FAQ

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: 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!
 

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.