Frequently Asked Questions
Q. What types of courses do you offer?
A. All Better Birthing courses are accessed online. Students may purchase courses with or without video call sessions, which provide one-on-one instruction and support through the course. Students can work at their own pace via the online courses.
Q. How long does a Better Birthing course take?
A. All courses include five sections, and are designed to be completed one section per week. However, students are able to work at whatever pace works best for them. Video call sessions are about two hours long.
Q. When should I start the course?
A. You can start the course any time you’d like to. I recommend beginning between 20 and 30 weeks of pregnancy, and no later than 33 weeks, to allow enough time to complete the course before your baby’s birth.
Q. How much does the course cost?
A. All courses are $150, or $200 with video sessions. Prices are subject to change.
Q. Do I need to have a birth partner?
A. No. Having a birth partner is wonderful, and if you have one they are highly encouraged to work through the course with you and/or attend video calls, if applicable. If you don’t have a birth partner, that’s okay too. All students are welcome to have their doula, or a friend or family member who plans to help support them during their birth to join them during video sessions.
Q. What topics are covered in this course?
A. Better Birthing is a comprehensive childbirth education program covering the following topics:
- Understanding the birth process
- Staying healthy in pregnancy
- Preparing for birth with birthing time tools and techniques
- Making informed choices
- Creating a birth plan
- Managing challenges and obstacles during pregnancy and birth
- Postpartum care
- Thriving in early parenthood
- And more!
There is also room for other topics of your choice, or fore more in-depth discussion of any of the regular topics. For each class, there will be plenty of time for you to ask questions and get more information about topics that are most important to you.
Q. Is this class for first-time parents only?
A. No, not at all! Every pregnancy, birth, and baby are different. It’s a great idea to take a childbirth class before any birth, no matter what number baby it is in your family. Your knowledge will be refreshed, and you may even learn something new. Taking the time to think and plan for your baby’s birth is a fantastic step towards having a positive birth experience.