Evidence Based Birth® Childbirth Class

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Family Tree Maternity Center

5201 South Mission Road

Mount Pleasant, MI 48858

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You cannot plan childbirth, but you can be prepared! This class will give you the information you need to have your best birth ever.

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Are you looking for a childbirth class in Mid-Michigan, that gives you the flexibility of online learning, but also the support of in-person connections?

When you take the Evidence Based Birth® Childbirth Class, you will learn the evidence for your birth options in an online class format, AND meet in-person with you local instructor and other parents who are on this journey through pregnancy and birth, just like you!

It's so important to remember that there is no one right way or place to have a baby. Your instructor strives to help you discover the options that feel best for your family. This may mean planning a medicated hospital birth, a planned cesarean birth, a waterbirth at home, a doula-supported unmedicated birth or anywhere in between.

This hybrid class format (in-person and online) provides the convenience of home access to quality Evidence Based Birth® materials and online content. We are acutely aware that modern families are busy and online learning is a fantastic option and even better with the added benefit of in-person mentorship.

You’ll have access to your Instructor during TWO in-person classes and FOUR Zoom video chat sessions. Here is the schedule:

First in-person class is Sunday July 21st, 2019 from 2:00 to 4:00pm.

4 one-hour Weekly Zoom calls (scheduled to fit the needs of the group)

Second in-person class is our Comfort Measures Practice on Sunday August 25th, 2019 from 2:00 to 4:00pm.

The in-person sessions are hosted at Family Tree Maternity Center.

What is included in this Childbirth Class?

Registration includes the TWO in-person classes, FOUR weekly Zoom video chats with your instructor, access to weekly online lessons and assignments, taught by Dr. Rebecca Dekker, PhD, on the Evidence Based Birth® Parents Portal, and 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.

How Much Does This Class Cost?

Basic Ticket: $199 - This includes 3-months of access to the online portion of class, class workbook, two in-person classes, 4 video chat sessions, and prizes for completing assignments.

Deluxe Ticket: $249 - This includes 6-months of access to the online portion of class, class workbook, two in-person classes, 4 video chat sessions, prizes for completing assignments, PLUS an additional private video chat session with Mel AND a birth ball

*additional Eventbrite processing fees are added to your ticket at checkout

Space is limited to ensure parents receive personalized attention. Our maximum group size is just SIX families. This class will SELL OUT fast!

What Topics Are Covered?

In this class, we focus on evidence based research, advocacy tools, and labor comfort measures. These are the topics we’ll cover:

What is Evidence Based Care?

Provider Models of Care

Navigating the Healthcare System

Communicating with Hospital Staff

Know Your Rights

How Your Partner Can Be Your Advocate

Creating a Birth Plan

Overcoming Fears and Anxieties

Stages of Labor

Common Interventions

Comfort Measures

Pain Relief Options

Doulas and Support

Newborn Procedures

Postpartum Expectations

Breastfeeding

Baby Care

Common Questions Families Have:

Is this class only for people interested in Natural Birth?

Evidence Based Birth® believes that every person has their own unique path. Instead of focusing on medicated vs. unmedicated birth, which is so binary, we focus on giving you tools and helping you learn the evidence, so that you can decide what feels right for your family.

Shouldn’t I just let the doctors and nurses tell me what to do?

That is certainly an option, but routine practices in some hospitals are still about 15 to 20 years behind the research, and often there is a lot of pressure to conform to traditions that might not be in your best interests. We will teach you and your partner how to be your own advocate, and how to find the best support team for your family—a skill you will use for the rest of your life!

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.

Do You Have Additional Questions?

Contact Mel at yourwellnessiswithin@gmail.com

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Mount Pleasant, MI 48858

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