Childbirth Classes Twin Cities

Knowledge mitigates fear.

Whether you are planning a natural childbirth at the hospital, a natural childbirth at home, a vaginal birth after cesearan (VBAC), or a medicated birth (epidural), you need a childbirth education class that lays it all out for you! Our class is different because it's independent and not beholden to hospital policy. You will learn everything there is to know about physiological birth plus how to make informed decisions for your family in your most vulnerable state. Our curriculum is curated to leave you feeling empowered and ready to birth, no question goes unanswered. Add to your preparedness for your new stage of life by attending our Preparing for Postpartum and Lactation workshops. These workshops provide realistic expectations of life after birth and provide tangible resources for any problem you may face during your journey.

To find the best childbirth education class for you, please select from the buttons below

A few things to make note of:

All Childbirth Education Classes are taught by Bria. She is a Lamaze Certified instructor and has created her course to be interactive and engaging for virtual and in-person learners.

 

All Bright Earth Birth Doula clients receive FREE access to our childbirth education course. 

 

While class can be taken any time during pregnancy, we recommend trying to schedule it between 26-34 weeks. Partners are encouraged to join all classes and workshops at no extra cost.

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Two class options if you are expecting your first baby!

Bundle & Save $50 when you combine childbirth education with our preparing for postpartum and lactation workshops

4 Week Series
$325

If you want to learn everything you can about labor and birth, with ample time for practice, this course was designed for you!

 

Class 1: learn about pregnancy, and begin prepping for labor and the idea of pain, and the stages and phases of labor. 

Class 2: review physiological birth (what to expect if your body just does its thing - with no interventions), and non-medical comfort measures.

Class 3: let's talk about options and possibilities for medical interventions, including inductions, pain meds, and Cesareans, and how to make informed decisions. 

Class 4: what to expect in the first 2 hours after baby is born - birth of the placenta, first latch, and newborn interventions


Hybrid classes on Monday nights: Zoom or in-person in St. Paul, MN

12 hours of instruction divided into 4 classes

1 Day Express
$225

Don't skip out on childbirth education due to a busy schedule!  This one day express course is easy to pencil in and will cover a similar agenda to our 4-week series - in an accelerated format. 

 

Class Agenda:

  • learn about pregnancy

  • prepping for labor 

  • talk about pain

  • stages and phases of labor

  • review what birth looks like without interventions

  • overview of the cascade of medical interventions with tools for making informed decisions and advocacy

  • what to expect in the first 2 hours after baby is born - birth of the placenta, first latch, and newborn interventions

 

Saturday in-person classes in St. Paul, MN

6 hours of instruction plus a lunch break

 

Adding to your growing family? This course is for you!

Bundle & Save $50 when you combine childbirth education with our preparing for postpartum and lactation workshops

Refresher Course
$150

Felling good about birth but need help remembering the details? This short course will help job your memory and process your previous births.

 

Class Agenda:

  • prepping for labor 

  • stages and phases of labor

  • review what birth looks like without interventions

  • overview of medical interventions, including inductions, pain meds, and Cesareans.

  • what to expect in the first 2 hours after baby is born - birth of the placenta,  newborn interventions, and considerations for older siblings 


Sunday afternoon classes on Zoom

4 hours of instruction

 

You've planned the birth, don't forget about postpartum!

Bundle & Save $50 when you combine childbirth education with our preparing for postpartum and lactation workshops

Preparing for Postpartum
$75

This one is about you, the birthing person. Learn about navigating the emotional, physical, and relational needs in your new chapter.

 

You can expect to learn:

  • what supplies you need 

  • chore division

  • how to set boundaries with visitors

  • why is it really hard to find time to shower??

  • warning signs, and when to seek help for mental health

  • relationship challenges + take home a partner connection activity 

  • homework for you and your partner after class


Virtual & in-person classes in St. Paul, MN

2 hours of instruction

Lactation 101
$75

It's not just about latching your baby. This course teaches you basic understanding of lactation and closes out with information on pumping. 

 

You can expect to learn:

  • what supplies you need 

  • basic anatomy & physiology

  • milk supply

  • the golden hour through the first 48 hours and what to expect

  • common problems and troubleshooting

  • pumping

 

Virtual & in-person classes in St. Paul, MN

2 hours of instruction

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I am a mother of 2 (ages 3 and 1) and pregnant with my third. I took the [4-week series] childbirth education class with Bria and cannot recommend it more! I took a childbirth education class before my first delivery through my hospital and found it was mostly helpful for my husband. This time around, even with my previous experiences (and maybe actually because of those experiences) I found myself taking so many notes and having great conversations with my midwife after every class! I am so happy I took this class and am feeling ready to advocate for myself during this delivery like I never was before. 

SARA