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!
A Childbirth Class that includes:
Mentorship from an experienced Evidence Based Birth® Instructor
6 virtual classes with your EBB Instructor and classmates to prepare for the labor process and practice your labor skills
Five 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!
Here’s how a class looks…
Benefit from “Flipped Classroom” experience- Accommodates your learning style and busy schedules. In between the weekly group classes, take your learning anywhere by viewing the dynamic video modules brought to you by Rebecca Dekker, PhD., founder of Evidence Based birth® at your own convenience. They are divided into manageable weekly segments, keeping you on track. For every video you watch on your own, you’ll earn points towards fun prizes!
2 Two- hour Group Classes- In the first and last class, get that community feel by meeting in a small group (6 couples max), where you’ll chat about important information you have learned, and figure out how you will put it into action! On the last class we take a look at includes comfort measures where you are able to bring along one additional family member, friend or Doula!
Weekly Online Group Classes with your EBB® Instructor- Enjoy even more flexibility and convenience! Both you and your partner will have the ability to attend the group meets virtually, from anywhere via Zoom call. This allows you a chance to ask questions and reflect on your learning!
Gain Personal Mentorship- Mandy Johnson Renaud, experienced doula, and childbirth educator, looks forward to being your mentor on this journey!
What's being taught?
In this class, we focus on comfort, evidence, and advocacy.
You will learn:
• 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® Savvy Birth 101
Are you looking forward to having a baby, but worried about what it’s like to be a “patient” in the hospital system? Never fear, Savvy Birth 101 is here!
The 1-hour Savvy Birth 101 class was developed by Evidence Based Birth® to give you the inside scoop on how to form the ultimate birth team, so when the time comes to bring your baby into the world you can find yourself at the center of respectful, evidence-based care.
Savvy Birth 101 is taught by Mandy Johnson Renaud, Evidence Based Birth® Instructor, Doula and GentleBirth Instructor
Learning Objectives covered in Savvy Birth 101
1. Define evidence-based care and discuss the difference between evidence-based care and routine care
2. Describe how the power system works in most hospital labor and delivery units
3. Discuss ways to create a team-based atmosphere in the birthing room, so that you and your partner can get evidence-based, family-centered care.
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: 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 for the rest of your life!
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: 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!