We are now offering many virtual and hybrid (in-person NYC) sessions for this amazing childbirth class! Reserve your date here.
Don’t you wish you could take a Childbirth Class that includes…
Mentorship from an experienced Evidence Based Birth® Instructor
Six classes (virtual options!) 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(s) to watch together (with closed captions in English and Spanish!)
In-depth, spiral-bound workbook in physical or digital format (your choice!)
BONUS: Breastfeeding/chestfeeding and newborn care videos
BONUS: Earn points throughout the class to get prizes at the end!
Want to Watch a Sample Instructional Video?
Watch this short video to get an idea of the types of skills you can learn in the Evidence Based Birth® Childbirth Class! You and your support person(s) will love watching these videos!
Hear The Experiences of Families
“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 awkward as I thought it might be. All the information—I never would’ve thought there was that much information out there! If we hadn’t have taken this class, it would have been significantly more stressful.” –DS
“Sign up! You’ll feel more prepared for your baby and your partner.” – JF
“It was the advocacy portion for me. The scripts helped us to feel super prepared.” – RP
On the Evidence Based Birth® Podcast, hear about the class from many different perspectives! Listen to the birth stories of parents who have taken the class, Instructors who have taught the class, and doulas whose clients have taken the class.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can’t I just educate myself online using Google and YouTube?
A lot of that info you find online about pregnancy and birth? It’s inaccurate! The benefit of the Evidence Based Birth® class is that we curate all of the best, evidence-based information for you. What’s more, you can ask your experienced Evidence Based Birth® Instructor questions any time– meaning you’ll have someone to mentor you through the process!
Shouldn’t I just let the doctors and nurses tell me what to do?
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(s) how to be your own advocate—how to respectfully speak up for yourself, your partner, and your child. This is a skill you can use for the rest of your life!
My friends told me that taking a childbirth class is a waste of time.
Unfortunately, there are a lot of poor-quality classes out there, which have given childbirth education a bad reputation. The founder of Evidence Based Birth®, Rebecca Dekker, PhD, RN, is a former college prof who knows how to make classes exciting for teens and 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!
What will I learn in this class that could be of use to me?
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. Then you get hands-on practice in our Comfort Measures Rehearsal. When labor starts, you and your support team will be ready!
What makes the EBB Childbirth Class so different?
For starters, we talk about the real issues affecting childbirth today. We do not shy away from addressing the issues caused by patriarchy, institutional racism, or lack of inclusivity.
What if I have more questions?
If you have questions about taking a class, we encourage you to reach out to us at Mom@themothershipnyc.com. Please put “Childbirth Class” in any emails.
Evidence Based Birth® Instructors are independent contractors and distributors of the Evidence Based Birth® Childbirth Class and are not employees of Evidence Based Birth®. You can find our terms and conditions for the class here https://parents.evidencebasedbirth.com/parent-membership-