The Evidence Based Birth® Childbirth Class

Why do people love Evidence Based Birth® Childbirth Classes?

  • Mentorship from Sharon, an experienced Evidence Based Birth® Instructor. I’ve been a certified doula and birth instructor since 2013.
  • The flexibility and luxury of learning from the comfort of your own home.
  • Six weeks of online videos that correlate with our classes, you and a partner (if applicable) can watch together. 
  • Two accounts for the Evidence Based Birth® Parents site which includes a PDF library with articles covering research on 30+ topics, a video library for 20+ topics, beautiful birth videos, relaxation audio tracks and more! 
  • A fun, relaxed, interactive, learning atmosphere.
  • Most of all, empowering preparation for birth.

Sharon’s passion for birth is contagious, which is just what this nervous first-time parent needed. My partner and I were well-equipped to navigate our birth options, resulting in a very positive — even exciting! — birth experience, including high-fives and chocolate cake. Talk about an empowering, memorable life event!

-Megan

I was highly skeptical of the need for birth education–the body knows what to do, right? Sharon effortlessly disabused me of that fallacy. By the end of her class, not only was I able to be a pillar of support for my wife in childbirth, I felt like I was an intimate part of the process. We brought our kids into the world as a team. I cannot fathom having done it any other way.

-Jordan

Expecting couple

Topics Covered

  • Comfort measures
  • Relaxation techniques
  • Cutting edge research on a variety of topics
  • Interventions
  • Stages of Labor
  • Partners or other support people and important ways they can help
  • Doulas
  • Navigating the healthcare system
  • Breastfeeding and newborn care
  • Postpartum recovery and so much more!
  • BONUS: Earn points throughout the class to get prizes at the end!

The course lasts 6 weeks

  • Class 1: 2 Hours: Options for In-person or Zoom
  • Class 2: 1 Hour zoom
  • Class 3: 1 Hour zoom
  • Class 4: 1 Hour zoom
  • Class 5: 1 Hour zoom
  • Class 6: 2 Hours: Options for In-person or Zoom

Every class is paired with online learning material you’re encouraged to dive into. (That’s where fun prize earning comes in!)

Note on COVID Precautions and Location

It’s important to me that everyone can learn while maintaining a level of COVID caution they feel comfortable with. In-Person Classes (1 and 6) will be taught at the Little Lake Wellness Hub, at 231 Little Lake Drive, Ann Arbor, MI. For these classes, if covid numbers are high, there will also be an option for a Zoom class, likely the day before or after the in-person class. If you need to know Class 1 and 6 alternative dates in advance, reach out to Sharon at sharon.empoweringbirth@gmail.com for your cohort’s specifics. Other COVID precautions for in-person learning include:

    • If Sharon is experiencing symptoms or has been exposed to someone who’s tested positive, the week of a scheduled in-person class, we’ll need to zoom instead.
    • People attending in-person will need to screen themselves for COVID symptoms and exposure, and wear masks to class.

Registration covers both the pregnant person and a partner of their choice.

  • Basic Package for $295: The 6 week Evidence Based Birth® Childbirth Class, 3 months access to the online learning material, and mentorship from Sharon.
  • Deluxe Package for $335: The 6 week Evidence Based Birth® Childbirth Class, 6 months access to the online learning material, mentorship from Sharon, and a hard copy of the workbook sent directly to your home.

  2022 Classes

 

Series start dates
January (sold out) 12th
February (sold out) 12th
February Condensed class (sold out) 25th
March (sold out) 10th
May (sold out) 4th
May (sold out) 5th
July 26th*
September 6th
October 25th

*July 26th: In-person option for the Orientation class. July 28th, 7-9pm: Zoom option for Orientation class.
Classes will continue to be held via zoom each Tuesday until the last class, August 30th which will be In-Person. A zoom option for the last class will be held on September 1st 7-9 pm. If Sharon needs to be at a birth when class is scheduled, she will notify class members asap, and reach out afterwards to reschdule a time that works for everyone. 

EBB with Sharon was absolutely amazing! She was knowledgeable, passionate, and funny. We felt prepared and well equipped for labor and delivery!

- Brianna & Brandon

Inclusion Policy:

Evidence Based Birth® is committed to creating an inclusive and welcoming environment for pregnant persons of any age, religion, race, sexual identity, gender identity, or relationship status.

Sharon offers one scholarship for 50% off tuition each session.  Students can choose the basic or deluxe package to discount, and are eligible by either self identifying as 1. Low income, and/or 2. BIPOC.  As long as there are racial disparities in maternal care, I’ll continue to be especially passionate about the latter eligibility, and will work to find ways to increase accessibility to EBB classes for parents of color.  Contact Sharon at sharon.empoweringbirth@gmail.com to check on scholarship availability.