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Education is Empowerment

Gain Confidence & Calm with Childbirth Classes

Research shows that people who take childbirth education classes are better prepared for labor and delivery, are more likely to achieve their birth plan, and less likely to experience psychological distress during or after birth. 

Our goal is help families feel as confident and prepared as possible for their Baby's arrival.

The Womb Room's in-person and online Evidence-Based Childbirth Classes are led by highly trained and experienced Birth Educators. All of our classes are also offered privately, to match your learning style and preferences.

 

Register for Childbirth Classes below and contact us with any questions!

 

What are the Benefits of Birthing Classes?

Improve Outcomes

Evidence-based education improves the likelihood of positive birth experiences.

Gain Confidence

Knowledge reduces uncertainty and anxiety, planning and expectations.

Lower Stress

Preparation aids relaxation, making oxytocin, a hormone crucial for labor progression.

Connect with Peers

Meet and relate to expectant families to reduce isolation and build your community.

Holistic Childbirth

Holistic Childbirth Education

 

The Womb Room's carefully curated holistic education program is designed to empower you and your partner(s) to calmly and confidently navigate your labor and birth. Whether it is at a hospital or at home.

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What you will Learn in Holistic Childbirth & Prenatal Classes

- How to prepare for birth

- Going through each stage of labor

- Breathing, relaxation and coping techniques

- How to avoid unnecessary medical interventions

- Potential hospital procedures and medication options

- Preparing your Birth Partner(s)

- How to create a Birth Plan

- How to stay healthy and "low-risk"

- Using birth positioning and birth props

- Postpartum Expectations

- And so much more!

Education Classes

Whether you’re hoping for an unmedicated birth or are looking forward to an epidural, planning for a c-section, or hoping for a VBAC -- our childhood education class curriculum, complete with online birthing classes or in person class options will leave you prepared to navigate every possible birth scenario.

Holistic Childbirth is offered as a 6-Week Series OR a 1-Full Day class.

Each includes the birthing person + 1 support person (partner, doula or parent, etc.),

Also included -- a detailed workbook for referencing.

* FSA/HSA payments & payment plans accepted for group or private classes.

Superbills are available by request for insurance reimbursement. *

 

 

Holistic Childbirth Series

2.5 hr sessions • for 6 weeks 

In-studio!

Holistic Childbirth Essentials

In Studio Class • 12-7pm

with 45 min break
 

VBAC Essentials Class

4-hour Class • Online

Offered Privately

Additional Birth & Postpartum Preparation

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Comfort Measures & Spinning Babies® Duo

Hands-on prep for birth. 

In this 3-hr workshop, you will learn and practice prop-use, breathing and relaxation techniques, medication-free pain management, massage, imagery, and partner communication skills.

Spinning Babies® reveals how the baby can find optimal positions for labor, and make birth less painful, or even pleasurable!.


$295
Childbirth Education - Mindful Birth Class

Zenful Birth

Strategies of the mind to ease
labor & birth.


Learn techniques of mindfulness, hypnobirthing, visualization, and guided meditation to improve your readiness for labor and birth.

This workshop is intended for the pregnant person only, as an add-on to our Holistic Education Class or Series.

 

$12
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Postpartum & Baby Basics

A manual for early Parenthood.

This  class covers what to expect in the early days with your baby.

Learn how to keep your baby safe and healthy, common hospital procedures, baby-wearing & oth
er comfort techniques, reading your Baby's cues, diapering & bathing - all things newborns!



$195
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Infant Feeding Basics

Your guide to lactation & feeding.

Learn the basics in this 2-hour In-Studio class, and get breastfeeding/
chestfeeding off to the very best start. 

Prepare yourself with the knowledge to help your baby latch, to know whether feeding is going well, and tips and tricks to get you through any rough patches. 



$1
95
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The Grandparent Class

Learn to master your new role.

In this 2.5 hr class in-person OR virtual class, get up to speed on what has changed since you had little ones.

Learn how to best support your children as they become parents, and all the need-to-know tips regarding feeding, play, milestones, and keeping your grandkids healthy and safe in a modern world!


$195
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Our online classes are available anywhere in the world via Zoom!

 

All In-Person classes take place at our Beautiful & Spacious Studio, located in Hampden


3355 Keswick Rd, Suite 104 Baltimore, MD 21211 (The Keswick Castle)

About us + Directions to the Studio!

Packages to Save on Childbirth Classes

Packages

Complete Education

Save on 4 Classes of Your Choice!

Get you and your partner prepared, informed, and empowered for your journey into parenthood.

$695

($200 savings!)

Holistic Support

Birth Doula, Yoga & ALL Classes

In addition to all of our classes, gain the support, planning, and advocacy of a Doula, plus all Yoga.

  • Access to All Education Classes
  • Virtual or In-Person Birth Doula
  • All Online Workshops
  • All Yoga Online and In-Person 
  • Lactation Consultation, Placenta Encapsulation OR Prenatal Massage
$2,795

($900+ savings!)

 

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Private Classes

Not seeing online childbirth class or online birthing classes dates that work with your schedule or due date?  Prefer learning 1-on-1?

 

The Womb Room offers Private Childbirth Classes with our Expert Educators!

Private Classes are held on Zoom or In-Person with a driving fee.

FAQ

Frequently Answered Questions

about Childbirth & Birthing Classes

What do Childbirth Classes Teach?

Childbirth Classes empower birthing families with information to understand and navigate the process of labor and birth, as smoothly as possible. It is about answering the most burning questions, as well as those families don't know to ask, such as when to head to the hospital, what to expect in each of the stages of labor, self-advocacy techniques, how to improve your chances of achieving the birth you desire, and what to do if things veer off course.

Our Education classes are Evidence-Based and have been carefully and thoughtfully created by our team of Birth Experts to give you the tools you need and to build your birthing confidence, in a fun and friendly atmosphere.

Can I bring my Partner?

We highly recommend bringing your birthing partner to all of your Childbirth Classes. This can be a spouse, friend, parent, or anyone who you plan to have support you in your labor and baby's birth. Much of the curriculum is focused on communicating with and utilizing your support people to improve your experience of labor and birth.

What should I expect from my Childbirth Class?

Our Childbirth Classes consist of groups of up to 10 people or couples, meeting online or in-person to learn about and prepare for childbirth. Is childbirth class worth it? Absolutely. Studies prove education improves birth outcomes, reduces c-sections, and improves self-reported birth satisfaction, while decreasing birth trauma. For these reasons, we thoroughly believe in quality education for everyone!

 

We'd love for you to take a look at our Reviews to see for yourself, just how helpful our classes are have been for others. Chances are, if you are asking the question, "Should I take a childbirth class?" -- the answer is absolutely yes!

What is a Childbirth Educator?

A Childbirth Educator is someone who has completed formal training in learning the ins-and-outs of birth (pun intended!), and uses this knowledge to teach expectant families the information, skills and strategies to achieve a positive and empowering birth experience.

When is the best time to take Childbirth Classes?

It is recommended to complete your education between 24-36 weeks of Pregnancy. You want the information to be fresh, but you don't want to risk missing classes due to an early birth!

How can I find Childbirth Classes near me?

While there are certainly benefits of attending Childbirth classes in person, our online Childbirth Classes have made it possible for everyone to access quality education from anywhere in the world!

If you're in or near Baltimore, MD, join us for in-person classes at one of our studio locations! If elsewhere, our Online Childbirth Classes could be a great option for you.  Check out the Schedule for options.

What to wear to Childbirth Classes?

You'll want to wear something comfortable that you can move around in, such as yoga clothes or loungewear. No class activities involve or require any special clothing.

What to bring to Childbirth Classes?

The only thing you need to bring is a snack. All of our classes have breaks so you can take a breather, grab a bite to tame that pregnancy hunger, and use the bathroom (again 😅).  If you're attending something like an in person breastfeeding class, you still don't need to bring anything unless you're told to, or you want to ask one of our experts for advice!

Are Childbirth Classes covered by Insurance?

Sometimes! Many expecting parents are able to receive reimbursement from their insurance companies for their Childbirth Education Classes. The Womb Room happily supports this process by providing you with the necessary documentation required to seek this reimbursement.

 

That being said, it is best to call your insurance company ahead of time to determine what type of coverage to expect.

Do you accept FSA's or HSA's for Childbirth Classes?

Yes! Simply choose the Paypal option when checking out for any Womb Room Class or service.

Do you offer Private Childbirth Classes?

Yep! The Womb Room offers Private Classes Online or In-Person, by request, and Group and Private Childbirth Classes in Baltimore. Register here, and contact us with any questions!

Have additional questions? Contact us at support@wombroom.mom, or by using the "Let's Chat" button for live support.

Our Experience Matters

When you have decades of experience supporting thousands of births, you learn a thing or two along the way.

Our Educators are Trained & Certified

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But our curriculum is our own, created from over 30 years of collective childbirth teaching experience!

Meet our Educators

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Kristie Graybill

Childbirth Educator, Placenta Encapsulation Specialist & Education Director

After becoming a Mom and experiencing the three beautiful births of her daughters, Kristie realized just how much of a difference thorough preparation and support can make!

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Odile Penet

Placenta Encapsulation Specialist +
Childbirth Educator

Odile Penet (Pronounced “Oh-deel”) – She/Her/Hers – is a Certified Childbirth Doula (DONA International), a Postpartum Doula/Baby Nurse (IFSI, France), a Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator, Certified Self-Hypnosis for Childbirth Instructor, and a PBi trained Placenta Encapsulation Specialist.

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