Get prepared, get answers, get empowered to make the choices that are right for you!
- Get mentored by your personal Evidence Based Birth® Instructor, Sharon!
- Learn about evidence based care and some challenges in getting it
- Master beginning to advanced comfort measure skills
- Learn how to advocate for yourself and as the birth partner
Your Evidence-Based Birth® Class includes:
Pregnant people and expecting families really appreciate the variety in the opportunities for learning, from instructor presentation and mentoring, to private video viewing, reading, skills practice with your partner, group discussions and labor rehearsal.
The wealth of current, in-depth, well-researched resources provide you with a solid foundation to feel well prepared and looking forward to your journey into parenthood. Upon completion of the class you will be a more informed consumer with skills to confidently navigate our maternity care system for a more positive birth experience.
- What is evidence based care
- Types of OB providers and each's model of care
- Navigating the heathcare system
- Overcoming fears and anxieties
- Kowing your rights
- Birth during COVID
- Doulas roles
- How your partner can be your advocate
- Communicating with providers and hospital staff
- Beginning and advanced comfort measures
- Accupressure technique videos
- Music playlist
- Physiology of stages of labor
- Medical intervention pros and cons
- Pharmacologic pain relief options
- Labor rehearsal
- Postpartum review
- Newborn procedures
- Infant care
- Getting a strong start with early breastfeeding
I encourage you to take a listen to one of the close to 200 Evidence Based Birth podcasts that include interviews with various birth workers and parents about topics that are so prevalent and impactful in our current maternity care system. Listen here. You are sure to learn something that surprises you or that you had no awareness of!
Two Evidence-Based® Packages to choose from!
Upcoming Evidence-Based® Birth Childbirth Classes
April Class Dates
Tuesday evenings 6-8:30
Class 1: Tues October 31st
Class 2: November 7th
Class 3: November 14th
Class 4: Tues November 21st
Class 5: Tues November 28th
Class 6: Tues December 2nd**
In-Person Labor Rehearsal **This final Class will be held in person in Lake Balboa
What students are saying about Evidence-Based Birth® Childbirth Classes:
"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!"
"Sharon was a wonderful instructor. We thoroughly
enjoyed her energy and passion, and we feel that
we truly benefited from all of her expertise. She
always made us feel supported and she
encouraged us to share and discuss our feelings,
fears, anxieties, etc. throughout our 6 weeks
"We loved Sharon and wish she still worked in Delivery so she could be part of our birth team! She had
great energy and was caring and calming."
"The comfort measures were beneficial to me... My perspective has changed now that I have tools and resources to help me manage. I have a better idea of how I want my birth to look and my husband and I have communicated on how best to achieve it. My husband has obtained great information on advocacy so it is reassuring to know he can take charge of that while my primary focus is to be relaxed and maintain a positive mindset."
Build your confidence in birth & new parenthood with more classes!
Childbirth Academy Online Class
No time or challenging schedules making it hard to join a virtual class? You can still get prepared! Check out my new offering The Childbirth Academy.
This 3-hour virtual class covers all the essentials you need for a healthy start to breastfeeding your newborn.
Newborn and Infant Care Class
My newborn and infant care class offers the foundation you need to understand your baby and provide responsive, loving care.
Not seeing what you need? I also offer private, accelerated, customized classes for childbirth or combining topics such as comfort measures for birth, newborn care and breastfeeding. The fee is $75/hour for virtual class and $85/hour for in-person. These often are 3-4 hours based on needs. Contact me for availability.