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.
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.
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.
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ALL THINGS BIRTH + DOULA Q&A
A totally-free, myth-busting, question-answering, interactive webinar offered monthly.
Check out All Things Birth for Queer Families, offered quarterly.
Check out All Things Birth for Black Families, offered quarterly.
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ARE YOU READY TO
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-steaks moments. Our classes will leave you feeling empowered, excited, and ready to move forward.
OUR CLASS OFFERINGS:
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.
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).
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.
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