Having a Planned C-Section?

You deserve the confidence that tailored birth education provides.

An online birth class for mamas having a scheduled C-section

A C-Section is Birth.

So why aren’t there any birth classes out there for C-section mamas?

We know that C-section birth comes with its own unique set of unknowns and what ifs. And that’s why we created the only online birth class exclusively for C-section mamas!

Your experience doesn’t have to be one that you navigate in real-time as a passive participant.

  • Become an expert on the entire C-section timeline
  • Learn how to advocate for yourself and your baby during and after your C-section
  • Gain a positive mindset for a better C-section birth
  • Eliminate any fear or anxiety you have about the big day

Birth It Up: The C-Section Series will give you the positive mindset and sense of control you deserve before your birth.

Birth It Up: The C-Section Series is for pregnant mamas who:

  • Have their first scheduled C-section and don't know what to expect
  • Want to have a more positive mindset surrounding their C-section birth
  • Desire a sense of control in a birth that's different than they envisioned
  • Want to learn how to make their C-section birth feel less surgical
  • Want detailed information about the unique recovery process and how to prepare for it
  • Can benefit from a prepared, knowledgeable, and calm partner on the big day

An entirely video-based course to get you totally prepared for your C-section birth on your schedule, from the comfort of your own home.

We know that fitting an in-person birth class into your schedule at a time that works for you and your partner can feel impossible. And remembering everything they teach miiiight be even harder.

Lesson 1: Welcome

  • Understand all the benefits you’re about to gain from this class
  • Get excited about shifting your mindset surrounding your C-section birth

  • Lesson 2: Research, Birth Plans, and Advocacy

  • Learn which stats matter when it comes to researching your provider and birthplace ahead of your C-section
  • Understand why the process of a birth plan can still benefit you as a C-section mama
  • Find out what you can do to make your C-section feel more like a birth and less like a surgery
  • Discover the power of advocacy and how to advocate for yourself and your baby throughout the entire C-section process

  • Lesson 3: C-Section Indications, Benefits & Risks, When to Call Your Provider

  • Gain in-depth knowledge of the various indications for C-sections to better understand why you’re having one
  • Learn about the benefits and risks associated with C-section birth
  • Find out about the things that warrant an immediate call to your provider ahead of your C-section birth
  • Lesson 4: Prepping Your Home, Hospital Bag, and the 24 Hours Before

  • Discover ways you can prep your home ahead of time for an easier transition and recovery after discharge
  • Get tips about what to pack in your C-section hospital bag, taken straight from veteran C-section mamas
  • Learn about what to expect and do in the 24 hours leading up to your C-section to make it a smoother and easier process
  • Lesson 5: The Entire C-Section Process

  • Understand every step of the C-section timeline from pre-op, to baby’s birth, and transitioning to the PACU
  • Learn about the steps that are taken in the two hours before your birth to get you ready for the OR
  • Discover exactly what happens once you are in the OR and the moment you’ll meet your baby
  • Find out what happens after baby is born, and what the closing up process looks like
  • Uncover why you’ll spend a few hours in the PACU before heading to your postpartum recovery room
  • Lesson 6: Your Postpartum Hospital Stay and Discharge

  • Learn about what happens during your hospital stay after birth
  • Gain practical tips for the duration of your hospital stay
  • Gain knowledge about breastfeeding as a C-section mama
  • Learn what to expect from the discharge process
  • Lesson 7: Recovery after your C-Section

  • Find out what to expect in the first week after your C-section
  • Learn about pain control, incision care, swelling, and when to call your doctor
  • Get insights on what to expect in the first 6-8 weeks after your C-section
  • Understand the role of postpartum bleeding, pain control, and incision care beyond the first week, plus red flags to look out for
  • Lesson 8: Partner Support for your C-Section Birth

    • Become a prepared and knowledgeable source of support for your partner
    • Learn proactive things you can do ahead of the big day
    • Understand how the C-section birth will look from the partner’s perspective
    • Get tips on exactly how to support the C-section mama during her recovery
    • Learn about how to support her emotional recovery, too

    Lesson 9: Special Circumstances

  • Gain knowledge about what will happen in the event of preterm birth
  • Get detailed info related to twin birth and how it relates to C-section birth
  • Learn about magnesium sulfate, why it’s used during some C-section births, and accompanying side effects
  • Get a brief overview of unplanned/emergent C-sections
  • Understand the risk of postpartum hemorrhage and what happens if it occurs
  • Lesson 10: How will C-Section Affect Future Pregnancies?

  • Benefit from a discussion of VBACs should you decide to grow your family in the future
  • Learn about facts, risks, and benefits
  • Find out when it’s considered safest to conceive again after your C-section birth
  • Lesson 11: Congratulations!

  • Finish the course with a special, motivational message
  • You’re ready to Birth It Up!
  • Birth It Up: The C-Section Series includes:

    • 3+ hours of on-demand, video content taught by an L&D nurse
    • Live demonstrations and visuals to aid in your learning
    • Extra information about preterm birth, multiples, and future pregnancies
    • Community support in a private Facebook group moderated by L&D nurses
    • Lifetime access with an immediate start
    • A curated collection of additional high-quality resources for C-section mamas

    FAQs about Birth It Up: The C-Section Series

    When does the course start and finish?

    You have full, on-demand, lifetime access as soon as you enroll! That means you can start or revisit the course whenever you want for life.

    How long do I have access to the course?

    After enrolling, you have unlimited, lifetime access to your class. This means that you can enroll at any point in your pregnancy and access (or revisit) the course whenever the timing is right! You can even access it again as you prepare for future births!

    How can I access this class?

    You can access this class on your phone, tablet, desktop, laptop, and/or smart TV. All Mommy Labor Nurse classes are housed in the online learning platform Teachable.

    What if I am unhappy with the course?

    We offer a 30-day, no questions asked, money back guarantee. If you are at all unhappy with your class, simply contact [email protected] for a full refund.

    What if I'm interested in more than one class?

    We recommend checking out our All Access Pass!

    Is this class helpful for my support person?

    Yes! We have a specific section addressing exactly how your support person can help.

    Is Birth It Up HSA/FSA eligible?

    Birth It Up: The C-Section Series is eligible for HSA/FSA reimbursement under most insurance plans. Check with your medical plan to see if it is covered and if they require any documentation for reimbursement.

    When is the best time to take an online birthing class?

    While you can take an online birthing class at any point in pregnancy, we think the best time is at the end of your 2nd trimester/early in the 3rd trimester. This will allow the information to still be fresh on your mind if you get to your due date, while also ensuring you are prepared in the event of a pre-term delivery. With our lifetime access, you can even do quick refresher as you get closer to your delivery date.

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