Gain Confidence & Calm with Childbirth Classes
Research shows that people who take childbirth 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.
What are the Benefits of Childbirth Classes?
Evidence-based education improves the likelihood of positive birth experiences.
Knowledge reduces uncertainty and anxiety, planning and expectations.
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 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.
What you will Learn in Holistic Childbirth
- 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!
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 -- these classes 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.
Additional Birth & Postpartum Preparation
Hands-on prep for birth.
In this 2.5 hr workshop, you will learn and practice prop-use, breathing and relaxation techniques, medication-free pain management, massage, imagery, and partner communication skills.
*The content of this class is covered in Holistic Childbirth Series/Essentials, so is designed as an info refresh.
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.
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 & other comfort techniques, reading your Baby's cues, diapering & bathing - all things newborns!
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.
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)
Covid Protocols: We follow Baltimore city guidelines. Masks are optional in the studio at this time.
Props are sanitized between classes.
High ceilings in studio with two high efficiency air filters.
Packages to Save on Childbirth Classes
Birth Doula, Yoga & ALL Classes
In addition to all of our classes, gain the support, planning, and advocacy of a Doula, plus all Yoga.
Meet our Expert Educators
Frequently Answered Questions
about Childbirth 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 Childbirth 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 Childbirth 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 Childbirth 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, 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 our 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 :)).
Are Childbirth Classes covered by Insurance?
Sometimes! Many people 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?
Have additional questions? Contact us at email@example.com, or by using the "Let's Chat" button for live support.