When I had my first baby, I was terrified of the pain I expected to experience. So, I began to research what it is like to have a baby and what to expect in the hospital. I learned that many women did not have terrible birth experiences, if they were properly prepared and provided with the right kind of care. But I was shocked to learn that many women were subject to medical treatment that was not backed by evidence and that it was often done without their consent.
At that time, almost all women were being given episiotomies (a cut to the vaginal opening). I made it clear to my doctor that I did not want that and I was fortunate enough to have a doctor who listened to me. As I spoke to other new mothers about their experiences, I learned that I was in the minority.
Too often I meet women who cast their eyes down with a look of defeat and sorrow when they think about their birth experiences. It doesn’t have to be this way! Arm yourselves with the knowledge and skills you need to have an empowered birth.
I became an Evidence Based Birth® Instructor to learn how to skillfully mentor you and your partner in evidence based care, comfort measures and advocacy so that you can embrace birth with confidence and courage. Begin parenthood from a place of strength!
Listen to what some of the first students of the Evidence Based Birth® Childbirth Class have had to say:
“This class is a total gamechanger for us. I’d heard negative stories…I was scared and very on edge. Then once we started taking the class, and when we learned about interventions that I was apprehensive about… It brought us together in that [my partner] understood birth more, and I understood it more. And as soon as I went into labor, we were on. We were a team.”
“I really appreciated how informative it was. I knew a lot about the biology of birth and babies, but what we learned was just very impressive. It was a really good experience—fairly chill, fairly laid-back, and not nearly as stressful and awkward as I thought it might be. All the information—I never would’ve thought there was that much information out there!”
Take the 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!
Your Childbirth Class includes:
Mentorship from Allison Thompson, experienced EBB Instructor
Two in-person classes to practice your labor skills
1st in-person class on February 27th, 7pm-9pm
2nd in-person class on April 3rd, 7pm-9pm
Five weeks of online videos for you and your partner to watch together
BONUS: Breastfeeding and newborn care videos
BONUS: Four video chats with your Instructor!
BONUS: Earn points throughout the class to redeem for prizes at the end!
Ready to Get Empowered? Register for Your Class Now!
Not ready to commit? We have a FREE information session on February 20th, 7pm-8pm at East End Family Wellness at 1250 Woodbine Ave. Come out and meet your instructor, ask questions and see what the class is all about!