Evidence Based Birth® Childbirth Class- Sacramento, CA

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Sierra Childbirth Institute

2436 Loma Vista Drive

Sacramento, CA 95825

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Get empowered with a Childbirth class you and your partner will LOVE!

Are you looking for a childbirth class that gives you the flexibility of learning online, but also the support and encouragement from an instructor?

When you take the Evidence Based Birth® Childbirth Class, you will:

  • Get mentored by your own Evidence Based Birth® Instructor, Shalin Butterworth!

  • Learn about evidence-based care, comfort measures, and advocacy!

  • Get prepared, get answers, get empowered!

  • First in person class will be Sunday, October 20 from 2pm-5pm.

  • Final in person Comfort Measures class will be on Sunday, November 24 from 2pm-5pm

By taking the Evidence Based Birth® Childbirth Class, you and your partner will learn the evidence for your birth options and you’ll get to meet in-person with an experienced instructor and other parents from the Sacramento area who are on their journey through pregnancy and birth just like you! This hybrid class format allows you to access quality evidence-based materials online, so that it works with your schedule, with the added benefit of local, in-person mentorship and engaging activities! This class is limited to only 4 couples.

In-Person and Online Class

  • We will have our first and last classes in-person, and you will do the rest of your learning online!

  • For the weekly online learning portion, you and your partner will watch class videos on your computer or phone and complete activities in your very own workbook.

  • By completing activities you’ll earn points towards fun prizes!

  • You’ll have live access to your Instructor during weekly Zoom sessions (video chat). We’ll pick the weekly date/time for our online meetings during our first in-person session.

  • You will be able to optimize your experience with mentorship from Shalin Butterworth, Certified Doula, Lactation Educator, and EBB® Instructor.

  • You will gain ccess to a PDF and video library loaded with the most up to date evidence on topics like Eating and Drinking During Labor, Vitamin K, Due Dates, and more.

  • BONUS: Breastfeeding and newborn care videos

  • BONUS: Earn points throughout the class to redeem for prizes at the end

What is Included in this Childbirth Class?

Each registration ticket includes the 2 in-person classes, 4 weekly Zoom video chats with Instructor Shalin, access to your lessons online at the Evidence Based Birth® Academy, a PDF library, and a workbook. One ticket is good for both the pregnant parent and their chosen support person. We will provide incentives for doing the out-of-class work. As a bonus, you have the option to invite one additional support person to the live comfort measures rehearsal class! Most people like to bring their doula with them.

Topics Covered

In this class, we focus on comfort, evidence, and advocacy. These are the topics we’ll cover that will help you and your birth partner prepare for birth!

  • How your Partner can be your Advocate

  • Evidence Based Care

  • Overcoming Fears and Anxieties

  • Comfort Measures

  • Stages of Labor

  • Navigating the Healthcare System

  • Providers (Models of Care)

  • Support

  • Doulas

  • Communicating with Hospital Staff

  • Know your Rights

  • Interventions

  • Pain Relief

  • Labor Rehearsal

  • Postpartum Discussion

  • Newborn Procedures

  • Baby Care

  • Breastfeeding

Will I Learn how to have an unmedicated birth?

Evidence Based Birth® believes that every person has their own unique path. Instead of focusing on medicated vs. unmedicated birth, we focus on giving you tools and helping you learn the evidence, so that you can be empowered to make your own decisions! We do have a strong emphasis on non-drug comfort measures, because they have no side effects and can be used by everyone, whether or not you plan to use medications.

At the end of this class, you will have all the tools you need to create your ultimate labor and birth experience. If your goal is an unmedicated birth, this class will give you the relaxation and pain management tools you need to accomplish your goal. If you choose an epidural or cesarean, we’ll cover how you can feel empowered that way, too!

Ticket Options:

Standard package: 3-months access to the Evidence Based Birth® parent site, 2 in-person and 4 Zoom sessions, and your very own workbook.

Deluxe package: 6-months access to the Evidence Based Birth® parent site, 2 in-person and 4 Zoom sessions, your very own workbook, and a beautiful hand-woven fair-trade rebozo from Mexico.

If you would prefer to pay by cash, check or other method, please contact Shalin at sozenmama@gmail.com.

SPACE IS LIMITED TO ENSURE PERSONALIZED ATTENTION! The maximum number is 4 couples! This class WILL SELL OUT, so register TODAY!

Inclusion Policy: Evidence Based Birth® is committed to creating an inclusive and welcoming environment for pregnant persons of any age, religion, race, sexual identity, gender identity, or relationship status.

Refund Policy: Your payment reserves a spot in the class and is non-refundable, but tickets are transferable with adequate notice and approval from Shalin.

What if these classes don't work for me. Do you offer private sessions?

Yes! Private sessions are available for an additional $125 fee. These would be held in the comfort of your own home. Please email Shalin at sozenmama@gmail.com for details.

If you have any questions or you are interested in auditing a class as a birth professional, please email Shalin at sozenmama@gmail.com.

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