$175 – $415

Evidence Based Birth® Childbirth Classes - April/May 2020

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Avalon Wellness Center

25 Lindsley Drive


Morristown, NJ 07960

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

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 Morristown, NJ / North Jersey area who are going through pregnancy and birth just like you! This class is limited to only 6 couples.

NEW for 2020 - This class can now also be used to meet the Our Birthing Center Childbirth Class requirement.

This Evidence Based Birth® Childbirth Class is taught by Cindy Calvano, MSEd, CPDT, CD, BMCE, LLLL. Cindy is a Certified Doula Trainer, Certified Childbirth Educator, Doula, and Lactation Counselor who has been teaching Evidence Based Birth® classes to parents and professionals since 2015!

*If you are a Bith Professional seeking to audit the class, read on!

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 online learning portion, you and your partner will watch class videos on your computer or phone
  • For every video you watch on your own, you’ll earn points towards fun prizes!
  • You’ll have access to the Instructor during weekly Zoom sessions (video chat)
  • First in-person class is Monday, April 6, 7:00pm- 9:00pm
  • Zoom calls are scheduled Mondays April 13, 20, 27 & May 4 - 8-9pm (we may be able to shift these dates and time based on the group's availability)
  • Last in-person class is Monday, May 11, 7:00pm-9:00pm
  • Deluxe Registrants get one additional 45 minute zoom call to discuss their Birth Plan.
  • The in-person sessions meet at Avalon Wellness Center- a beautiful and centrally located space in the same building as Avalon Midwives, and New Jersey's only free-standing Birth Center, Our Birthing Center.
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What is Included in this Childbirth Class?

Both standard and deluxe registration includes the in-person classes, weekly Zoom video chats with your Instructor, access to your lessons online at the Evidence Based Birth® Academy, and a PDF library. If you choose the “deluxe” option, you will get 6 months access to the online portion plus a 45 minute private zoom call with Cindy to discuss your birth plan or other topics as desired.

One ticket is good for both the pregnant parent and their chosen support person. Your doula is also invited to attend any of our in-person sessions, if you have a doula! We will provide incentives for doing the out-of-class work.

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!

Ticket Options:

Choose the package that works best for you!

Standard package: Includes 3-months access to the online portion of the class, materials, and your two in-person classes, and 4 groups zoom calls.

Deluxe package: Includes 6-months access to the online portion of the class, materials, two in-person classes, 4 group zoom calls, and an extra 45 minute private and individualized zoom call to go over your birth plan or other topics.

Students that register later than two weeks before the first class will receive a digital manual in lieu of a printed manual.

Should you wish to pay with cash or check, please contact Cindy directly at cindy@treeoflifenj.com

Birth Professional Audit

There are only 2 Audit spots for birth professionals each series, so do not delay in booking your spot. All auditors will be required to sign an agreement from Evidence Based Birth before class begins.

Basic Audit:
Includes first and last in person classes and weekly zoom call access with students. There is no access to the online content with the Basic Audit.
Investment ~ $175

Professional Audit: Includes first and last in person classes, weekly zoom call access with students, 7 weeks access to the online content.
Investment ~ $200

Deluxe Audit: Includes first and last in person classes, weekly zoom call access with students, 7 weeks access to the online content and a 30 day trial to the Evidence Based Birth® Professional Membership with opportunities for additional CEUs.
Investment ~ $240

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 Cindy.

What if these class dates don’t work for me? Do you do private in-home classes?

We are also offering the following series to help meet your needs:

If you may be birthing sooner than the end of the series or if the dates don’t work for you please contact me and we can work to meet your individual needs. I offer private in-home sessions as well.


If you have questions for me, just contact me at cindy@treeoflifenj.com or 908-509-1279.

More information on Cindy's services for parents can be found at TreeofLifeNJ.com.

Information on her services for professionals can be found at NJDoulaTraining.com.

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Avalon Wellness Center

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Morristown, NJ 07960

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