You got this birth thing.
You just might not know it yet.

It's totally normal to feel a bit nervous, anxious or even scared to give birth for the first time. What you need right now is an expert friend to guide you along the way and equip you and your labor support with the info, tools, and strategies you need to rock this birth!

YES, I wanna rock it!

Comprehensive & Empowering

This custom childbirth curriculum, developed by triple-certified* birth educator & doula Lisa Greaves Taylor, has been routinely praised as highly actionable, confidence-building and comprehensive and taught to well over 1,500 of Lisa's birth class students. It's the equivalent of her 15-hour in-person class (plus some extra/bonus content we don't usually have time to cover!).

The class is perfect for any birth environment -- hospital, birthing center, or home birth, and doesn't follow any one birth "method", but draws from the strengths of various philosophies (Lamaze, Bradley, Hypnobirthing) to give you the most balanced, well-rounded preparation.

The course equips partners with tools to expertly support the laboring parent, and shares proactive strategies for couples to deepen & strengthen their relationship now and into parenthood.

Students have LIFETIME ACCESS to the course, so you can review later in pregnancy or in future pregnancies, too.

Purchase with confidence, too, knowing this course comes with a no-risk, 30-day money-back satisfaction guarantee!

*Lamaze, CEAMNY, & DONA

Fits Your Schedule,
On-Demand

Sometimes it's just plain impossible to squeeze in-person classes into your schedule. This is a fantastic option you can take whenever is convenient for you, on your computer, tablet or phone. The lessons are organized into brief, easily completed videos so you can fit them into your brief moments of downtime.

The class is presented in mostly video, some audio, and Powerpoint slide format. To make the most efficient use of time, it is mostly lecture, but with an entire module devoted to bodywork so that you can get practice with a labor support partner on labor positions and comfort measures for pregnancy and labor.

Delivered to Your Couch with Expertise, Clarity, Warmth & Humor

Check just a few of our rave reviews from birth class students below (and also on Yelp).

One student -- NYC Labor & Delivery Nurse and 1st time expectant parent, Sarah Hoke -- recently said, "I really enjoyed the classes...Lisa was like a sweet, nurturing mama to us new parents-to-be, guiding us on this huge and overwhelming topic of birth and becoming parents. The class was hugely helpful and educational. I learned so much that I didn't know I needed to know. I wish everyone would get the opportunity to learn this information. I wouldn't have changed anything."

Another recent student praised Lisa's teaching as, "the perfect combo of evidence-based content with the perfect amount of crunchy sprinkled in."

Birth Matters students say:

Nora G. & Michael E.

"Lisa teaches a comprehensive birth class with thoughtfulness, care, and humor all with evidence-based research. This class confirmed our choice to have a natural childbirth and made us so excited for labor. We are fully confident and joyous to begin labor. Thank you, Lisa! You are a true gift to pregnant families on their journey to have amazingly positive birth experiences that are tailored to each family's wants and needs."

Mariana & Bobby

"Your class did much more than just inform Bobby and me, it also opened up a dialogue that we wouldn't have had otherwise. It truly changed our relationship for the better. It was the best takeaway, as relationships can fall on the wayside during this life changing event."

Anthony E.

"This class was fantastic, providing a wealth of useful information on a variety of topics and expert advice based on research. There was information provided for many types of birthing making it appealing to just about anyone. A great deal of advice was given to partners and how we can help with the process...this class presented the material in such a way that it made us feel safe and prepared without being intimidated. In addition, as a teacher myself I was extremely impressed with how Lisa communicates the information very clearly and makes it engaging for long periods of time...Thanks again for a wonderful class."

Who's this birth teacher lady?

Here's a peek into Lisa's course welcome & bio:

 

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What's in it for me?

The Birth Matters Complete Online Course is a complete, evidence-based and comprehensive childbirth education course that covers all of the following topics:

PART 1: Get Ready for Your BEST Birth

Reframing Birth Toward Confidence & Ease

  • Anatomy of Pregnancy & Birth (aka Your Body is Built for This)
  • Physiology & Hormones of Labor (aka Rock the Cultural Norms Boat)
  • Assembling Your Ideal Birth Team
  • A Smarter Approach to Birth Plans
  • Pre-Labor Signs
  • How Do I Know I'm in Labor?

The Lowdown on Labor Stages

  • 1st Stage of Labor
    • Early Labor Strategies & Tips for Partners
    • Active Labor & Transition: Comfort Measures & Support Tips for Partners
  • When Do I Leave for the Hospital/Birthing Center?
  • 2nd Stage of Labor
    • Pushing and the Birth of the Baby
    • Support Tips for Partners
  • 3rd Stage of Labor: Placenta Delivery

Comfort Measures for Labor

  • Hands-on practice:
    • Partner-Supported Squatting Labor Positions
    • Massage
    • Counterpressure
    • Rebozo Techniques for Labor

All the Hospital Stuff You Gotta Know

  • Hospital Protocols, Induction & Monitoring - What's Evidence-Based vs Unnecessary?
  • Pain Medications - Options, Benefits, Risks, & Support Tips for Partners
  • Assisted Birth
    • Vacuum & Forceps
    • Episiotomy
    • Cesarean
    • Gentle Cesarean Techniques
    • Cesarean Tips for Partners
  • Smart Strategies for Avoiding Unnecessary Intervention

PART 2 - Postpartum Wellness, Breastfeeding & Newborn Care*

Postpartum Wellness

  • What the Heck's Going on with My Body?!
  • Protecting Your Mental & Emotional Wellness
  • Partner Tips for Supporting Wellness & Strengthening Your Relationship

Taking Care of (Baby) Business 

  • Everything You Need to Know to Get Breastfeeding, Pumping, Bottle-Feeding & Caring for Baby Off to a Good Start
  • How Partners Can Support Breastfeeding & Bond with Baby
  • Do people still burp & swaddle? (yes, and how to do those)
  • Must I Deal with Poop? (yes, and how to do it smartly & quickly)
  • How Do I Make All the Crying Stop (for the Love of All That's Holy!)?

More for your Moolah:

  • Awesome Cheat Sheet Downloads
  • Hand-Curated Reference Items & Resources (so you don't need to venture into the scary world of Dr. Google on your own)
  • Birth Matters' YouTube playlist with super-handy videos
  • Private Birth Matters Student & Alumni Facebook Community group 

Sensational VIP upgrades (optional):

  • For students in the NYC area: an in-person, hands-on comfort measures group workshop (offered monthly only to online students, limited to the first 14 to register)
  • For students anywhere: a private 30-minute consult with Lisa (in-person or online)
Let's get this party started!

Andrea & Dwight

"Thank you so much to Lisa for the excellent birthing classes. Lisa is extremely knowledgeable, but even more importantly, she is passionate about what she does. I really appreciated that she did not try to force any type of birthing scenario e.g. birth center vs hospital. She was so gracious in explaining...what could be expected in the different scenarios.

The amount of information that she provides...is just fantastic. We were able to review that information in our personal time to refresh and enhance our knowledge. Much of what Lisa taught us came up during the labor and it helped that we had been through the course as it made us more calm.

In fact...we knew so much more than usual that the PA and nurse were asking us whether we were in the medical profession!

Thank you, Lisa, for making the birthing classes so useful and thereby aiding in making the delivery...much less daunting than it would have been. We highly recommend your classes!"

Brynn Wallace

"My husband and I gained so much from this class! It is fast-paced with an incredible amount of confidence-building information delivered with warmth and humor. My husband said after our last class, "I can't imagine going through birth without this class!" I loved the experience of learning together with my partner, receiving coaching and practice in how to work effectively as a team through pregnancy, birth, and the first months with a newborn. We feel so much more prepared and empowered to make wise decisions in our medical care and parenting. Lisa...made learning accessible and enjoyable. I would highly recommend this class to anyone interested in improving their experience of birth and beyond!"

 

Nette C.

"[Lisa's] approach is such a nice mix of positive energy and deep knowledge and experience, which we felt was just perfect for expecting parents. She covers a lot of information, and I was surprised at how quickly the time flew by...[While] her approach in general trends towards natural birth, which we found very helpful, she doesn't push her personal opinions or judgement at all, instead talks about a wide range of ways that parents can pursue this experience in an informed way."

The big day will be here before you know it, so steer your journey toward an amazing birth TODAY.

There's no better time to start getting ready.
You will be so glad you did...guaranteed!
(30-day money back guarantee, in fact)

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