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Already Know You Want An Epidural?

Make it an informed epidural birth.

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:

  • Know they want an epidural and want positive childbirth education specific to their goal
  • Want to feel calm and prepared before labor begins
  • Wish they could erase some of the anxiety they have surrounding the pain of childbirth
  • Can benefit from pain coping strategies for early labor when their epidural isn’t placed yet
  • Want a partner that will be a knowledgeable source of support
  • Understand that birth can be unpredictable and want preparation for other possible outcomes

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.'"

Aaryn

"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."

Michelle

"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!"

Molly

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.

Lesson 1: Welcome

  • Understand the terminology used throughout the class
  • Learn about the importance of a healthy mind and positive outlook

Lesson 2: My Story

  • Hear about the story of my first birth
  • Learn about why I created a class just for epidural mamas
  • Discover a bit about my credentials and experience working in labor and delivery


Lesson 3: Research and Prep

  • Discover how to have a meaningful discussion with your provider about your birth wishes
  • Learn how to research your hospital’s birth stats, and why they matter
  • Understand EXACTLY how to advocate for yourself during birth
  • Get support with filling out your birth plan

Lesson 4: Anatomy and Physiology 

  • Find out exactly when to call your provider during pregnancy, and signs of a medical emergency
  • Understand how to prep your body and encourage spontaneous labor
  • Learn about different types of contractions and what they feel like
  • Gain knowledge of the anatomy of labor, and what exactly is going on when contractions start
  • Discover the different ways baby can be positioned, and how baby’s position can impact your birth
  • Know exactly what happens when your water breaks and how it can often accelerate your labor

Lesson 5: Hospital Tips

  • Discover exactly when you need to head to the hospital and what happens when you arrive
  • Learn about cervical checks, monitoring, and a bit about inductions, too
  • Get information about fetal distress and what might happen if baby is unstable during labor
  • Understand restrictions related to eating and drinking, IV use, and movement during labor and delivery

Lesson 6: Pain Control

  • Learn about how to manage the pain of labor before your epidural is placed
  • Discover the benefits of epidurals and how safe they are
  • Understand potential side effects related to epidural use
  • Get knowledge about the entire epidural procedure so you know what to expect
  • Learn about various labor positions for before and after your epidural is placed
  • Benefit from a special section dedicated to preparing partners to support you during labor

Lesson 7: Oops! I accidentally went natural!

  • Get an overview of what an unmedicated birth is like just in case things move to quickly and an epidural isn’t possible
  • Learn about mental strategies and mindset tips to help you cope with the pain of labor
  • Erase anxieties and get you mentally ready to rock your birth no matter how it unfolds

Lesson 8: Pushing

  • Learn about the different pushing positions and what works well during epidural births
  • Understand the different methods of pushing, and which might work for you
  • Get unique, actionable tips to make your pushing more effective when you have an epidural in place

Lesson 9: After Delivery

  • Learn what to expect in the hours, days, and weeks after birth
  • Get educated about perineal and vaginal tearing during birth
  • Understand common (and strange!) postpartum symptoms
  • Gain knowledge about postpartum mental health, and red flags to be aware of

Lesson 10: Special Circumstances

  • Learn what to expect if a C-section is necessary for you and baby’s safety
  • Access special, specific info for any VBAC mamas
  • Understand what it means if your baby is in a breech position
  • Discover how magnesium can impact your birth experience
  • Get an overview of preterm birth and what to expect if that happens to you

Lesson 11: Congratulations!

  • Finish the course with a special, motivational message
  • You’re ready to Birth It Up!

Birth It Up: The Epidural Series includes:

  • 4+ hours of on-demand, video content taught by an L&D nurse
  • Live demonstrations and visuals to aid in your learning
  • Extra information about VBACs, Breech Babies, Twins, and Preterm Birth
  • The Ultimate Guide to Labor and Delivery printable pack
  • Community support in a private Facebook group
  • Lifetime access with an immediate start
  • + More Bonuses!

FAQs

All the answers about "Birth it Up: The Epidural 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.

I'm unsure if I want a natural birth or with an epidural. Which course should I choose?

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.

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. 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.

Is Birth It Up HSA/FSA eligible?

Birth It Up: The Natural Series and Birth It Up: The Epidural Series are 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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