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An online birth class for mamas that are planning an epidural birth.
You Deserve Birth Education That's Tailored To Your Needs!
As you start to research your options, have you noticed a trend? Most online birth classes are either geared for mamas that want to go natural, or they’re super generic. What gives?
We know that childbirth education leads to a more positive birth experience. So a birth class that suits your specific needs only makes sense.
- Get educated about the entire birth process from your first contraction through your hospital stay after birth
- Learn how to manage the pain of labor before your epidural is placed
- Discover the benefits, potential side effects, and what to expect from your epidural placement
- Erase every ounce of unknown and fear surrounding your birth
Birth It Up: The Epidural Series will leave you feeling confident and in control for the big day.
Birth It Up: The Epidural Series is for pregnant mamas who:
Thousands of mamas have had a better birth, just like you!
"I was beyond grateful for you putting in the sections on 'if' you happen to go unmedicated in the epidural series!
It was empowering, and I thank you for the confidence and knowledge of 'I CAN and I WILL do this.'"
"This course was incredible for both my partner and I.
All in all, an amazing experience. I had the absolute best support I could ever ask for. And the best outcome happened- we met the love of our lives."
"As first-time parents-to-be, we came into this with very little knowledge and we are so happy with how much we've learned.
While we are still anxiously awaiting our little one's arrival, we have peace of mind in knowing we are well-educated and ready to take on the next chapter together!"
11 video-based lessons to get you totally prepared 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.
In the first lesson we go over some of the terminology used throughout the class and discuss the importance of a healthy mind and positive outlook – no matter how you plan to give birth!
In this lesson, you’ll hear the story of my first birth, and a bit about my credentials and experience working in labor and delivery.
In lesson three, we discuss the importance of talking to your provider about your birth wishes before you go into labor, and you’ll learn how to research your hospital’s birth stats (and why they matter!). We also cover birth plans and advocacy in the delivery room.
Lesson four has a lot of information packed in it! This part of the class includes an overview of when to call your provider during pregnancy, how to prep your body and encourage spontaneous labor, and teaches about different types of contractions. You’ll also learn about the anatomy of labor (what goes on in there when contractions start?!), why baby’s position can be so important, and what happens when your water breaks.
This lesson will help you learn when to head to the hospital and what will happen right when you arrive. You’ll learn about cervical checks, monitoring, and even a bit about inductions just in case that happens to you! This section also includes info about fetal distress and what might happen if baby is unstable during labor. Finally, I’ll go over restrictions related to eating and drinking, IV use, and movement during labor and delivery.
Lesson six is where you’ll learn all about pain control for labor and delivery! I highlight the many benefits of epidurals, the side effects, the entire epidural procedure, positions for labor, and a special section dedicated to preparing partners.
In this lesson, you’ll learn an overview of going natural just incase it happens to you! You’ll learn mental strategies and mindset tips to help you cope with the pain of labor mentally, and I’ll help you erase any anxieties to get you totally pumped and excited to rock your natural birth if it does end up going that route.
Here in lesson eight, you’ll learn about different pushing positions, different ways to push, and tons of specific tips for when you’re pushing!
This birth class doesn’t stop at birth! In lesson nine you’ll learn what to expect in the hours and days after birth, and beyond. Here, I go over tearing, common (and strange!) postpartum symptoms, and even a bit about postpartum mental health.
Lesson 10 is full of information on special circumstances. In this lesson you will learn what to expect if you need a C-section, special info for my VBAC mamas, and individual sections related to breech babies, twins, and the use of magnesium. Lastly, you’ll find an overview of preterm birth.
In the final lesson, we wrap up with a special motivational message, and guess what mama? You’re ready to BIRTH IT UP!
Birth It Up: The Epidural Series includes:
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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.
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!
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.
If you are unsure, we recommend enrolling in Birth It Up: The Natural Series. The Natural Series still includes comprehensive information related to epidurals and other medical pain interventions but will also prepare you to go natural if you decide that is the best fit for you!
Birth It Up: The Epidural Series is designed for mamas that are certain they want an epidural and covers the epidural process with more detail.
Yes! We have a specific section addressing exactly how your support person can help. There’s also a guide within the class that recommends which sections are most important for partners to watch if they do not want to watch the whole 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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