Evidence Based Birth® Childbirth Class
Are you looking for a childbirth class in Long Beach, CA, that gives you the flexibility of online learning, but also the support of in-person 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 in-person with an experienced instructor and other parents in the Long Beach, Ca. area 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 Meredith Bowling, AAHCC, CD, PCD, EBB® Instructor. Meredith is a Certified Childbirth Educator, Birth Doula, and Postpartum Doula who has been teaching Evidence Based Birth® classes to parents and professionals since 2018!
In-Person and Online Class
- We will have our first and last classes in-person, and you will do the rest of your learning online!
- For the online learning portion, you and your partner will watch class videos on your computer or phone
- For every video you watch 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
- Premium & Deluxe Registrants get one additional 45 minute zoom call to discuss their Birth Plan.
- A final “birth story” reunion class is included– get a chance to debrief after your birth in a safe space (this is really important!)
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 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 45 minute private zoom call with Meredith to discuss your birth plan.
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.
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
- Comfort Measures
- Stages of Labor
- Navigating the Healthcare System
- Providers (Models of Care)
- Communicating with Hospital Staff
- Know your Rights
- Pain Relief
- Labor Rehearsal
- Postpartum Discussion
- Newborn Procedures
- Baby Care
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!
Ticket Options per Couple:
Standard Package: Includes 3-months access to the online portion of the class, printed materials, two in-person classes, and a reunion.
Premium Package: Includes 6-months access to the online portion of the class, printed materials, two in-person classes, an extra 45 minute private and individualized zoom call to go over your birth plan, and a reunion.
Deluxe Package: Includes everything in the Premium Package plus your choice of a professional grade birth ball or an authentic handwoven rebozo to use during pregnancy, birth, and beyond.
Your payment reserves a spot in the class and is non-refundable, but tickets are transferable with adequate notice and approval from Meredith.
If the dates don’t work for you please contact me and we can work to meet your individual needs. I happily offer private in-home sessions as well.