WHERE TO START

It’s feeling real. You’re going to have a baby. You may know nothing, you may think you know a lot. After teaching thousands of parents we know one thing: there is absolutely no way to predict how your birth will unfold. While you can’t predict, you can prepare. At Birthsmarter, we're on a mission to improve birth for families and elevate families through birth. We know a lot of expectant parents can feel overwhelmed, confused, and powerless so here are three options to help you get started.

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REGISTER FOR ALL THINGS BIRTH


Our totally-free, myth-busting, question-answering, interactive webinar
All Things Birth + Doula Q&A
Offered once a month.
All Things Birth for Queer Families  All Things Birth for Black Families
Offered every quarter

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SCHEDULE A FREE CONSULTATION


If you can’t make All Things Birth and want guidance to determine which classes would be the best fit book a free 20-minute consultation with Ashley.

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BOOK YOUR CLASSES


You can register for any Birthsmarter class on its own or group them together to create a custom bundle that meets your needs. Tour our offerings.

JOIN US FOR

ALL THINGS BIRTH
+ DOULA Q&A

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ARE YOU READY TO 
BIRTHSMARTER?

THE BIRTHSMATER PHILOSOPHY:

Our unique childbirth education classes pivot away from the content in traditional birth classes. We bring you curated, relevant, and scientifically rooted information in a straightforward, funny, and compassionate manner. we know that our classes will prepare you to think critically and be able to improvise during high-stakes moments. Our classes will leave you feeling empowered, excited, and ready to move forward.

OUR CLASS OFFERINGS:

CHILDBIRTH EDUCATION

Our signature Childbirth Education classes combine the best elements of Lamaze, Hypno-birthing, and Bradley Method while teaching pregnant people the Birthsmarter Three Actions of Birth and Five Partner Responsibilities. We teach families why and how to think critically and improvise throughout labor. Classes are offered in a variety of lengths and formats. 

PUSH PREP

Learn the physiology of pushing, practice alignment, posture, pelvic floor exercises, birth positions and breathing techniques and make an action plan for at-home exercises to help train your body for the last leg of the race and beyond. 

COMFORT AND COPING

In labor, we will not use what we do not practice. This class provides space and guidance for you and your partner to experiment with breath, massage, acupressure, visualizations, lighting, music, and more (for clients planning to deliver with or without an epidural). 

NEWBORN CARE

This is not your typical Baby 101 course. Like our signature childbirth education classes, our Newborn Care class raises the bar for infant care classes; so you can develop a sophisticated framework for responding to your newborn’s needs and improvise as your baby grows.

LACTATION (NOT SO) BASICS

This essential prenatal lactation class covers the secrets to getting a great latch, building a strong supply, pumping, milk storage, and bottle feeding, troubleshooting common issues, and ways partners can support the nursing parent. 

POSTPARTUM PLANNING

Too many people prepare for birth and forget about what comes after. Our Postpartum Planning class is focused on you - your body, your mind, your relationships, and your home. We’ll help you prepare for the moving parts of postpartum life to encourage an easeful recovery and transition.

CESAREAN BIRTH AND RECOVERY 

Whether you are planning a cesarean or would like to be prepared for the possibility, this course will cover standard cesarean procedures and family centered family procedures and physical and emotional recovery post-birth. 

MORE THAN JUST A CLASS: 

  • Weekly Office Hours
  • Customized Workbooks
  • A Growing Video Library 
  • Community Resources

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TESTIMONIAL

WHAT BIRTH PARTNERS ARE SAYING

Fun & safe space

I’ll be a first-time father very soon and I feel more ready than ever after this class. So many great lessons in a fun & safe space to ask all my dumb questions, and now I actually feel pretty confident in my role when the moment strikes!

Jay

Our customer

So much more informed

I literally knew nothing about childbirth before this class and feel so much more informed and better able to support my wife. I would recommend this class to anybody looking to learn more about the birthing process and options prior to delivery. Thank you!

Andrew

Our customer

Well worth the time

Unquestionably well worth the time.

Adam

Our customer

Imperfection is okay

LOVED THIS CLASS. It was the perfect combination of science, best practices, and a lovely running theme acknowledging the reality that “imperfection” is okay. The class was structured well and the pace was just right. The class felt like chatting with a very smart friend. Incredibly educational without feeling didactic. We finished the class feeling so much more confident and prepared.

Brad

Our customer

didn't want it to end

We had considered not taking any classes and going with the flow but now feel so relieved that we changed our minds. I can’t imagine how we would have managed without the knowledge and wisdom we gained through this class. It’s also just so many interesting facts to learn about. Ashley and Beth were clearly knowledgeable, they were fun, and we didn’t want it to end. Thank you Birthsmarter for the invaluable education.

Jiffar

Our customer