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Evidence Based Birth® Childbirth Class - Virtual Experience
Evidence Based Birth® Childbirth Class
Now available in a 100% ONLINE format! Orientation and Weeks 2-5 will continue as original online lessons w/weekly Zoom calls, with Weeks 1 and 6 now also held via live video conference rather than in-person. (Any references to "in-person" sessions noted below have been converted to live online video conferences.)
Are you looking for a childbirth class that gives you the flexibility of online learning, but also the support of personal connections?
By taking the Evidence Based Birth® Childbirth Class, you and your partner will not only learn the evidence for your birth options in an online class, but you’ll also get to meet with an experienced instructor and other parents who are going through pregnancy and birth just like you! This class is limited to only 6 couples.
This Evidence Based Birth® Childbirth Class is taught by Heidi Duncan, CBD(CBI), APBT. Heidi Duncan is a Childbirth Educator and Certified Birth Doula who has been teaching Evidence Based Birth® classes to parents and professionals since 2015!
"In-Person" and Online Class
We will have our first and last classes "in-person" (via live video conferencing for the virtual experience we're now offering), and you will do the rest of your learning independently online!
For the online learning portion, you and your partner will watch class videos on your computer or phone
For every assignment & rehearsal you complete on your own, you’ll earn points towards fun prizes!
You’ll have access to the Instructor during weekly Zoom sessions (video chat). We’ll pick the weekly date/time for our online meetings based on the group’s availability.
UPGRADE: For an additional fee, make this series private, with no other families in the sessions.
A final “birth story” reunion session is included – get a chance to debrief after your birth in a safe space (this is really important!)
What is Included in this Childbirth Class?
Both standard and deluxe registration includes the in-person classes, weekly Zoom video chats with your Instructor, access to your lessons online at the Evidence Based Birth® Academy, a 100+ page workbook (PDF and printed), a PDF library, and a reunion “birth story” class. If you choose the “deluxe” option, you will get 6 months access to the online portion plus a private 2-hour consultation session with your instructor (for birth planning, Q&A, etc).
One ticket is good for both the pregnant parent and their chosen support person. Your doula is also invited to attend any of our in-person sessions, if you have a doula! We will provide incentives for doing the out-of-class work by earning points along the way to qualify for prizes at the end of the series.
In this class, we focus on comfort, evidence, and advocacy. These are the topics we’ll cover that will help you and your birth partner prepare for birth!
How your Partner can be your Advocate
Evidence Based Care
Overcoming Fears and Anxieties
Stages of Labor
Navigating the Healthcare System
Providers (Models of Care)
Communicating with Hospital Staff
Know your Rights
Will I Learn how to have a Natural Birth?
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!
Choose the package that works best for you!
Basic package: Includes 3-months access to the online portion of the class, printed materials, and a reunion.
Deluxe package: Includes 6-months access to the online portion of the class, printed materials, a private 2-hour consultation session with your instructor, and a reunion.
Private classes available upon request (for an additional fee), allowing for flexible class scheduling. Includes 6-months access to the online portion of the class, printed materials, and a reunion.
Doula client discount: Families who have already signed a contract for doula services with me receive a discount on the class fee.