Are you looking for a childbirth class that gives you the flexibility of learning online, but also the support and encouragement from an instructor?

A message from Molly:

I have waited 10 years for the right Childbirth Class to offer. I have looked through so many Classes that are offered and never felt that it had the complete package research with quality, and gave flexibility to those taking the class. Finally there is a class that I know is a game changer for Clients wanting to birth from a place of empowerment and informed choice. This is a class that creates a stronger communication for the Birthing Person and their Partner. This is a class the empowers both the person birthing and the Partner to advocate for themselves and communicate their goals. I am beyond excited to bring the Evidence Based Birth® Childbirth Class to Families!

Your Childbirth Class includes:

  • Mentorship from Molly Patterson, experienced EBB Instructor

  • Two in-person classes to practice your labor skills

  • Five weeks of online videos for you and your partner to watch together

  • Four weekly Zoom discussions with your EBB Instructor and peers

  • 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! 

When you take the Evidence Based Birth® Childbirth Class, you will get:

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 Coping Tools (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!

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).

The in-person sessions meet at the Cottage Grove Community Center (Library) in the Shepherd Room, and the online meetings are in the comfort of your own home.

A final “birth story” reunion class is included– get a chance to debrief after your birth in a safe space (this is really important!)

Tickets and Pricing:

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, a PDF library, and a reunion “birth story” class.

If you choose the “deluxe” option, you will get 3 months access to the online portion plus a private 2-hour consultation session with your instructor (Session is tailored to your unique questions and goals. It can include topics such as: Birth Preference Planning, Postpartum Readiness, or other topics specific to your birth experience) . Other bonus items included in "deluxe" option also include your choice of Birth Ball or Rebozo.

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 by earning points along the way to qualify for prizes at the end of the series.

Standard Ticket: $175.00

Deluxe Ticket: $ 250.00

Spots in each class are limited (6 couples per class), do not wait to schedule.

FAQ

  • Refund Policy: Your payment reserves a spot in the class and is non-refundable, but tickets are transferable with adequate notice and approval from Molly Patterson.

  • I am a birth professional (doula, childbirth educator, physician, etc) who wants to audit your Childbirth Class: Great! Limited seats may be available for audit, fee applies. Email me at tenderhandsdoula@yahoo.com to inquire

  • Do you offer other payment options: Yes! Prefer to pay with cash, check, or on a payment plan? Email me at: tenderhandsdoula@yahoo.com. Pending availability of seats

  • I want to take this class, but it doesn't work for my due date/schedule: My next Childbirth Class will begin in January. Prefer to book a private class? Email me at tenderhandsdoula@yahoo.com to discuss availability.

  • I have a Doula/additional Support Person and would like her to be part of my class: Our last in-person class is all a Labor Rehearsal Class. 1 additional support person can be brought as a guest to this class!

Upcoming Classes:

Lane County Class: Cottage Grove Oregon

November Class:  Friday, November 1st.

“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!”

Savvy Birth Class for Parents
Are you anxious about your upcoming birth? The Savvy Birth Workshop for parents was developed by Evidence Based Birth® to give you and your partner the confidence and know-how you need to have a more positive, empowering experience in the birthing room.

 

Unlike other childbirth classes, we will help you avoid the typical assembly-line care with five virtual “tickets!”  These “tickets” are your secret advantage to coping with the unknowns of birth!  At the workshop you’ll find out how you can use these tickets in the hospital or wherever you intend to give birth!  We believe that the knowledge you will gain from the Savvy Birth Workshop will leave you and your partner inspired, hopeful, and excited about the upcoming birth of your baby and ready to approach the big day with a savvy swing in your step!


 

Learning Objectives covered in this Class:      

  1. Define evidence-based care and discuss the difference between evidence-based care and routine care

  2. Describe how the power system works in most hospital labor and delivery units

  3. Discuss ways to create a team-based atmosphere in the birthing room, so that you and your partner can get evidence-based, family-centered care

 

These Savvy Birth Parents Classes are  taught by Molly Patterson, CLD, Evidence Based Birth® Instructor. 

Upcoming Classes:

Bend/Central Oregon 

November Class: Thursday, Nov. 14: 6-7 pm

Location: 409 NE Greenwood Ave. Ste #120

                    Bend OR. 97701

**Thank you Pangea Chiropractic for hosting the space for this Class**

© 2005 Tender Hands Doula

Tel: 704-517-5848

 

Molly Patterson

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Serving the Eugene, Springfield, Junction City, Roseburg and surrounding areas of Oregon

tenderhandsdoula@yahoo.com