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.
Register for Childbirth Classes below and contact us with any questions!
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 option is $295, and includes the birthing person + 1 support person (partner, doula or parent, etc.),
AND 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 Essentials Series
2.5 hr sessions for 6 weeks
In-studio or Online
Holistic Essentials 1-Day Class
In Studio Class • 12-7pm
with 45 min break
VBAC Essentials Class
12-7pm in Studio OR
4.5 hours Online
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 feeding & 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. All Womb Room instructors are vaccinated. Props are sanitized between classes.
High ceilings in studio with two high efficiency air filters.
Packages to Save on Childbirth Classes
Save on 4 Classes of Your Choice!
Get you and your partner prepared, informed, and empowered for your journey into parenthood.
Postpartum & Baby Basics
Infant Feeding Basics
Mindfulness for Birth
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
Jonelle, a Mother of 3, believes in the power of parents supporting other parents.
A trained tethered-oral technician, IBCLC & RN, Jonelle has seen it all! Her philosophy in supporting families comes from her strong belief in supporting the whole person - body & mind.
Odile is locally known for her incredible dedication to the birth community for over 20+ years.
She has support over 600 birthing families, and repeatedly receives raving reviews from her clients. A strong advocate for families and birth workers, Odile is truly one of a kind.
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Not seeing class 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.
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.
What to expect at Childbirth Class?
Our Childbirth Classes consist of groups of 5-10 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 to take Childbirth Classes?
It is recommended to complete Childbirth Education between 24-36 weeks of Pregnancy. You want the information to be fres