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

"We had a great experience taking the Evidence Based Birth class with Molly! Not having given birth before, the class was super informative.

Molly was a wealth of information, tips and tricks. She not only taught us the class materials but gave us great questions to ask our health care providers.

After taking the class, I felt much more prepared and informed about birth, how it works and what my choices and options were."     Emily and Caleb

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!

Current Class Format: Online and Zoom Call

Due to the current COVID-19 conditions all classes will be held online via Zoom call.

  • Our first class will be 1.5 - 2 hours talking through orientation and getting set up for your online weekly learning.

  • Weeks 2 - 5: Zoom calls will be 1 hour and will be a discussion of that weeks videos and practice time.

  • Week 6 - Our final Class- is also held via Zoom Call and will be 1.5 - 2 hour in length.  

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).

Classes Participants will also have the  option of a reunion Zoom Call – This is an opportunity to gather and share your birth experience with each other and debrief after your birth. 

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, 3 month access to the online portion, and a reunion “birth story” class.

Deluxe option additions include: 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. *This consultation will happen via Zoom call if there is not access to a home visit.

One ticket is good for both the pregnant parent and their chosen support person. Your doula is also invited to attend any of our final session, if you have a doula!

Standard Ticket: $175.00 (Early bird discount - $150.00)

Deluxe Ticket: $ 275.00 (Early bird discount - $250.00)

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


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 to inquire

Do you offer other payment options: Yes! Prefer to pay with cash, check, or on a payment plan? Email me at: 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 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 Virtual - Online Format Classes: 

September/October Class Series:

Thursday, September 17: 6 - 8 pm (first zoom)

           *Early bird discount if registered before Aug 30, 2020 

October Class Series:

Wednesday, October 14: 6 - 8 pm (first zoom)

           *Early bird discount if registered before September 13, 2020

November Class Series:

Thursday, November  5: 6 - 8 pm (first zoom)

           *Early bird discount if registered before October 2, 2020

            *Special Notation for this class only: Due to the Thanksgiving holiday this will class will be extended to a 7 week format so that participants are able to have Thursday, Nov. 26 (Thanksgiving) for their families and travel. 

“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:

October Opportunities

Friday, October 2: 6:30-7:30 pm

Saturday, October 3: 9-10 am 

Saturday, October 3: 3-4 pm

November Opportunities

Friday, November 6: 6:30-7:30 pm

Saturday, November 7: 9-10 am

Saturday, November 7: 3-4 pm

December Opportunities

Friday, December 4: 6:30-7:30 pm

Saturday, December 5: 9-10 am 

Saturday, December 5: 3-4 pm

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