Evidence Based Birth® Childbirth Class

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Women's Healthcare of Illinois

10260 West 191st Street, Suite 100

Mokena, IL 60448

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This unique, hybrid class combines the flexibility of online learning with the support of in-person connections!

We will meet in-person for four classes (weeks one, two, seven and eight) on September 10th & 17th and October 22nd & 29th at Women's Healthcare of Illinois. Weeks three through six, we’ll have a video conference calls. Each week, you and your partner will watch instructional videos on your computer, tablet or phone.

By taking the Evidence Based Birth® Childbirth Class, you and your partner will not only learn the evidence for your birth options in an online class, but you’ll also get to meet in-person with an experienced instructor and other parents in the Chicago area who are going through pregnancy and birth just like you! This class is limited to only 6 couples.

This Evidence Based Birth® Childbirth Class is taught by Christine Sheets. Christine is a certified doula, midwifery assistant, childbirth educator and breastfeeding counselor. She has been attending births professionally (in a variety of roles) for over five years – in hospitals, homes and birth centers. Since 2014, Christine has been teaching childbirth education, both in private and group settings. She is pleased to be one of the first in the country to offer the Evidence Based Birth® Childbirth Class!

What is Included in this Childbirth Class?

  • Four in-person classes at Women's Healthcare of Illinois on September 10th & 17th and October 22nd & 29th

  • Four video conference calls with your Instructor and fellow students

  • Six-month access to the online portion of the class at Evidence Based Birth® Academy

  • Spiral-bound workbook

  • PDF library

  • Birth Story Reunion with your babies! This will provide you with a chance to debrief after your birth in a safe space. (Processing your experience is very important!)

  • Students also receive a $100 discount on labor and birth doula services from Birth With Christine.

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 a Natural 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 you want a natural birth, this class will give you the relaxation and pain management tools you need to have a natural birth. If you need an epidural or Cesarean, we’ll cover how you can be empowered that way, too!

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.

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Women's Healthcare of Illinois

10260 West 191st Street, Suite 100

Mokena, IL 60448

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