Now accepting birth clients at Tower Health:  Reading Hospital and Reading Midwife Center
*Please note, I am no longer accepting clients at Einstein Medical Center Montgomery due to their decision to deny birthing folks support from a doula*
Contact me to save your spot!   See COVID-19 Policy

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Evidence Based Birth® Childbirth Class

Get mentored by your own Evidence Based Birth® Instructor! Learn about evidence-based care, comfort measures, and advocacy. Get prepared, get answers, get empowered!

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Your Childbirth Class Includes

  • Mentorship from Brooke Volpe experienced EBB Instructor
  • Orientation to get to know your classmate and ignite your learning
  • Parent Portal with five weeks of online videos, access to EBB Signature articles and audio library, and more
  • Six weeks of virtual classroom meetings to compound content (8 hours)
  • Breastfeeding and newborn care videos

Spots in each class are limited (6 couples per class).  The recommendation is to finish class by your 32nd week.

2022 Classes
Wednesdays:   7 PM – 8PM/9PM
—>  February 9 – March 16, 2022
—>  April 6 – May 11, 2022
—>  June 22 – July 27, 2022

Registration closes 3 days prior to the start of class.  Please note:  there are reading and assignments that need to be completed before our first online LIVE class which would require a minimum of 90 mins to complete.  

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Intro Class

  • Stages and Phases in Labor
  • Power of Language
  • Affirmations and Relaxation Script
  • Hormones in Labor

Week One

  • Hospital Statistics
  • Evidence-Based Care
  • Family-Centered Care
  • Models of Care + Choices in Providers
  • Birth Settings

Week Two

  • Support and Education
  • Opinions vs. Evidence
  • Choices in managing birth sensations
  • Visualizations/Imagery
  • Music, Acupressure, Communication skills

Week Three

  • Comfort Measures
  • Relaxation/Rhythm/Ritual
  • Water Immersion, Birthing Position
  • Protecting the Perineum
  • Consent, Advocacy Skills

Week Four

  • Interventions
  • Informed Decisions
  • Inductions
  • Cesarean Birth
  • Birth + Postpartum Planning

Week Five

  • Comfort Measure Practice
  • Newborn Procedures
  • Breastfeeding/Chestfeeding
  • Newborn Feeding
  • Postpartum Care
  • Postpartum Mood Disorders

What will you be learning?

Intro Class

Local hospital statistics, Stages and Phases in Labor, Power of Language, Affirmations and Relaxation Script, Hormones in Labor

Week One

Evidence-Based Care, Family Centered Care, Models of Care + Choices in Providers, Birth Settings

Week Two

Support and Education, Opinions vs. Evidence, Choices in managing birth sensations, Visualizations/Imagery, Music, Acupressure, Communication skills

Week Three

Comfort Measures, Relaxation/Rhythm/Ritual, Water Immersion, Birthing Positions, Protecting the Perineum, Consent, Advocacy Skills

Week Four

Interventions, Informed Decisions, Inductions, Cesarean Birth, Birth + Postpartum Planning

Week Five

Newborn Procedures, Breastfeeding/Chestfeeding, Newborn Feeding, Postpartum Care, Postpartum Mood Disorders

Brooke’s class was one of the best decisions we made during our pregnancy journey.

She is a clear communicator and consummate professional, and she made sure to balance the needs of the different couples in the group and covered all birthing topics in a comprehensive and informative way. Brooke created an open and affirming environment and made sure to use
inclusive language and terminology, which helped my wife and I feel equally supported during her class. She is an engaging teacher and used a wide variety of teaching styles. Learning techniques and actually getting to practice them was one of the best parts of class. I also loved hearing her personal stories and experiences. It allowed me to begin to imagine what I wanted my birth story to be like, even though this was a brand new experience for me. Even a year after taking her class, I get teared up remembering how empowered Brooke made me feel. I can still hear her voice in my head during moments of parenting panic. Calm, cool, collected, and kind. This class and Brooke’s expertise are worth every penny. You won’t regret it. I certainly don’t.

Rachel & Nora – Yardley PA – Capital Health – Hopewell

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Your birth experience is too valuable for you to avoid educating yourself beforehand.

Sadly, I’ve spoken with many parents who have major regrets about how they went into birth without preparation—and the health consequences they suffered as a result.

Take action, get educated, and find the answers and mentorship you need today!

Frequently asked questions

Q: Can’t I just educate myself online using search engines and videos?

A: A lot of that info you find online? It’s bad or inaccurate! The benefit of the Evidence Based Birth® Childbirth Class is that we curate all of the best, evidence-based information and get you and your partner engaged in the learning process.

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

A: Routine practices in some hospitals are still about 15 to 20 years behind the research, and 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—a skill you can use for the rest of your life!

Q: My friends told me that taking a childbirth class is a waste of time.

A: There are a lot of poor-quality classes out there that have given childbirth education a bad reputation. The founder of Evidence Based Birth®, Rebecca Dekker, PhD, RN, APRN, knows how to make classes exciting for young adults. The end result is a class that is motivating and SO much fun to participate in. You will learn more than you could ever imagine!

Q: What will I actually learn in this class that could be of use to me?

A: Our students are most excited to learn about the entire toolkit of comfort measures for labor. We cover pain management techniques like massage, water immersion, upright birthing positions, acupressure, music therapy, and deep breathing, just to name a few. When labor starts, you and your partner will be ready!

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Remember: There are only SIX SPOTS available in each class! First-time parents and experienced parents welcome!

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Evidence Based Birth® Instructors are independent contractors and distributors of the Evidence Based Birth® Childbirth Class and are not employees of Evidence Based Birth®. You can find our terms and conditions for the class here.