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
First in-person class is Monday, April 29th 2019, 6:00pm-8:00pm
Last in-person class is Sunday, June 3rd 2019, 6:00pm-8:00pm
Deluxe Registrants get one additional 45 minute zoom call to discuss their Birth Plan.
The in-person sessions meet at Birth Takes a Village - a beautiful and centrally located space.
A final “birth story” reunion class is included– get a chance to debrief after your birth in a safe space (this is really important!)
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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 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
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!
Standard package: Includes 3-months access to the online portion of the class, printed materials, two in-person classes, and a reunion.
Deluxe 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.
Students that register later than two weeks before the first class will receive a digital manual in lieu of a printed manual.
Should you wish to pay with cash or check, please contact Meredith directly at bWVyZWRpdGhhYm93bGluZyB8IGdtYWlsICEgY29t
Evidence Based Birth® is committed to creating an inclusive and welcoming environment for pregnant persons of any age, religion, race, sexual identity, gender identity, or relationship status.
Your payment reserves a spot in the class and is non-refundable, but tickets are transferable with adequate notice and approval from Meredith.
What if these class dates don’t work for me? Do you do private in-home classes?
Mondays Mar 11 & April 15, 6pm-8pm
Mondays April 29 & June 3, 6pm- 8pm
More to be announced soon!
If you may be birthing sooner than January 28th or 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.
If you have questions for me, just contact me at bWVyZWRpdGhhYm93bGluZyB8IGdtYWlsICEgY29t or 562.572.6950
More information on Meredith’s services for parents can be found at Birthtakesavillage.org