CHILDBIRTH EDUCATION CLASSES
Hybrid Childbirth Class Dates
August 1 (class 2) and August 15 (class 4)
1 spot open
September 12 (class 2) and September 26 (class 4)
5 spots open
October 24 (class 2) and November 7 (class 4)
One "spot" is room for the expectant mom and an additional partner / support person
All in-person classes are located at The Village Community House (717 Graves Street) in Kernersville from 6-9pm
Please register for classes on the form at the bottom of the page
Natural Baby Doulas' Hybrid Childbirth Class
(2 in-person classes and 3 online classes)
These days, everyone is busy and we know that you want to prepare for your birth and postpartum. But at the same time, it's difficult to find time to go to classes week after week. We've designed our curriculum to do the most important things in person at our two classes and then we give you our videos, homework, and other resources for the three online classes at home on your own time. Our classes provide the education that families need to understand common scenarios in labor, make informed decisions about their care, and be prepared for their birth.
Class 1 (online): Nutrition and exercise in pregnancy and facilitating great communication with your care providers
Class 2 (in-person): What to expect in each stage of labor, comfort techniques, and positions to use in labor
Class 3 (online): When and why different medical interventions may be needed in birth
Class 4 (in-person): When labor becomes complicated, the pros and cons of interventions, cesarean birth, the immediate postpartum period, and developing your preferences
Class 5 (online): The fourth trimester, newborn care, and postpartum preparation for the whole family
Sarah Carter teaches this class. Sarah is a labor and delivery nurse and she has been a childbirth educator and doula for over a decade. The cost of the class is $150. You and your partner / support person should attend class together. This includes all materials, 2 in-person classes (6 hours of in-person instruction) and the 3 online classes (5 hours of self-paced online instruction).
Private 3 Hour Class Option
Sarah offers a private 3 hour class. It is one session and you also have access to the online portions of the hybrid class. This works well when you want an in-person class but the hybrid group classes are full or do not work for your schedule.
Natural Baby Doulas' Self-Paced Online Childbirth Class
(5 online classes + a VBAC bonus class)
This class is specifically formulated for those who cannot register for an in-person class. Each of the five classes is one hour in length for a total of five hours of instruction. This class includes everything that our hybrid childbirth class includes (see above). Jessica Bower, the instructor of the class, will be available to you as you take the course for specific questions so that it can be relevant and personalized to your unique situation. This is a wonderful alternative to an in-person class as it includes videos of women in labor, graphics, time for discussion with your parter about real life scenarios in labor, and acting out positions and comfort techniques for you and your partner to practice. A VBAC bonus video is included for those wanting to have a vaginal birth if their prior birth was a c-section.
The cost of the class is $50.
Online Childbirth Class
$50 - Unlimited Access to the self-paced class and the instructor through your pregnancy