The Evidence Based Birth® Childbirth Class

Gain knowledge and confidence during this fun 6 week birth class that will equip you with thorough, unbiased, empowering information. Past participants regularly comment on the game changing skills and information they learned in class, that they benefited from throughout birth, as well as the postpartum period.

A pregnant woman leaning forward on a birth ball, having her back massaged during a birth class

Why do people love Evidence Based Birth® Childbirth Classes?

  • Unbiased (and bias acknowleding) non-judgemental, research focused information.
  • Mentorship from Sharon Quinn, an experienced Evidence Based Birth® Instructor, who’s 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 each birth classes, you and a partner (if applicable) are encouraged to watch. 
  • Two accounts for the Evidence Based Birth® Childbirth Class 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 holding ultrasound photos and smiling

Every class is paired with online learning material you’re encouraged to dive into. (That’s where fun prize earning comes in!) In-person class is held at The Little Lake Wellness Hub: 231 Little Lake Drive, Ann Arbor, MI. Class starts at 7pm each week for 6 consecutive weeks. 

 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: In-person 
  • Class 2: 1 Hour zoom
  • Class 3: 1 Hour zoom
  • Class 4: 1 Hour zoom
  • Class 5: 1 Hour zoom
  • Class 6: 2 Hours: In-person 

However, the Condensed Courses offered May and June 2024, includes the same amount of content and class time, but in a 4 week format.

  • Class 1: 2 hours: In-person
  • Class 2: 2 hour zoom
  • Class 3: 2 hour zoom
  • Class 4: 2 hours: In-person

 

Note on COVID Precautions and Location

    • If Sharon is experiencing symptoms, has tested positive, 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.

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

  • Basic Package for $325: The 6 week Evidence Based Birth® Childbirth Class, 3 months access to the online learning material, a Virtual Workbook  and mentorship from Sharon.
  • Deluxe Package for $345: 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.

2024 Birth Classes

Series dates

SOLD OUT Tuesdays May 28-June 18th, 7-9 pm

New! Thursdays May 30-June 20th, 7-9 pm

 

Sharon is taking a teaching break to pursue her MPH at Johns Hopkins, so there’s very limited sessions offered this year.

If Sharon is called into a birth when a class is scheduled, she’ll contact participants to reschedule 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.

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