Childbirth Education

Spectrum’s Birth & New Baby Classes

At Spectrum Birth, we believe childbirth education is at the heart of your parenting journey. We approach childbirth from a wellness perspective, teaching about the physiology of birth with evidence-based information and practical strategies. Preparing for the kind of birth you envision, exploring your needs and wants, choosing who will support you and how, and understanding which medical interventions you do or do not want is extremely important for both you and your baby. Our specific brand of childbirth education is essential to help you arrive at your answers.

What is childbirth education?

Our childbirth education services are designed to empower and prepare expectant parents for hospital, birth center, or home birth experience through informative, evidence-based, and interactive classes. Class topics include everything you need to know about nutrition, exercise, sex, relaxation, labor, partner support, birth, breastfeeding, and strategies for the first six weeks postpartum. Our classes include just the right mix of entertaining discussions, activities, videos, and snacks to keep things lively and fun.

Some topics that will be covered:

  • Pregnancy and newborn nutrition
  • Wellness vs. Abnormality
  • Pregnancy sex education
  • Stages and Phases of labor
  • Anatomy & Physiology of birth
  • Comfort measures in labor
  • Partner support
  • Common challenges and interventions in labor and birth
  • Vaginal Birth After Cesarean Section (VBAC) & Trial of Labor After Cesarean Section (TOLAC) strategies
  • Decision-making during labor
  • Breastfeeding
  • Parenting foundations
  • What to expect after baby is born and for the first 6 weeks postpartum
  • Postpartum preparations for the entire family/Perinatal Mood and Anxiety awareness
  • Medical options including medications and the choices available for epidurals and Cesarean Sections

Who can benefit from childbirth education?

While our classes are open to all parents and parents-to-be, they are ideal for first time expectant parents, couples preparing for a VBAC, couples preparing for a more natural experience after a medicated/medical birth, and couples expecting multiples.

What makes Spectrum Birth’s childbirth education unique?

There is a plethora of pregnancy, labor, and birth information out there. By weeding out the fluff, we’re able to provide you with the essential information to make your own well-informed birth choices. We explore the entire birth process from a wellness perspective and deliver the information in a supportive and accepting setting. This unbiased approach fosters a welcoming environment that better supports your unique journey. In addition, our educators have years of extensive labor doula, birth education, and postpartum experience to bring to the classroom. We translate the facts and our experiences into easy-to-apply strategies, infused with just enough humor to keep you at ease.

Childbirth Education Options and Pricing:

Childbirth Education Course of Your Choosing

  • A comprehensive, evidence-based, fun experience. Learn about labor, birth, coping skills, relationship enhancement and life with baby in a comfortable atmosphere in a small group. Snacks, videos, games, activities, and lending library options are available.
  • 6 week, one class/week format: $300
  • 2-day weekend course: $300
  • Private classes, designed around your schedule: $450
  • 4-hour Birth Refresher class: $150

Find a class that is right for you today!

Upcoming Events

  • Birth Refresher Class Sunday 10/29

    Sunday, Oct 29, 2017 -

    Time: 1:00pm - 5:00pm

    Welcome to Spectrum Birth Services! We get it because we have been right where you are. Our specialty is preparing both parents for birth and the first six weeks postpartum.  It is our pleasure to walk with you along your newborn family journey.Spectrum's Birth Refresher class is taught from the unique perspective of seasoned doulas, childbirth/breastfeeding educators, and postpartum coaches. We are honored to have supported over 1000 families and counting.Our Birth Refresher class may include information on the following topics based upon the needs of the experienced birth parents in each class: prior birth(s) reflection & release, pregnancy wellness & nutrition, mindfulness & relaxation, stages & phases of labor, physiologic birth, medical options, typical labor medications, choices available for induction & cesarean sections, coaching techniques, postpartum preparations, sibling readiness, newborn nutrition, newborn sleep strategies and much more. Our past clients love that we teach the “Why” behind it all.This class will be tailored to your unique group's needs once you fill out our Spectrum Birth Refresher Survey.  The popular topics such as past birth reflections & meanings, stages of labor, coaching a laboring woman, pain management techniques, optimal fetal positioning, sibling readiness and advanced conscious consumerism will be covered. Class Date & Time                                                                                       1:00pm – 5:00pm     Sunday 10/29Class Fee is $150.00  (workbook included)  
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    Location


    Spectrum Birth Living Room

    Brentwood, Mo 63144

    Event Fees:


    $ 50.00 Class Deposit
    $ 300.00 Full Class Fee

    Birth & New Baby Wednesday Nights Beginning 11/1

    Wednesday, Nov 1, 2017 -

    Time: 6:30pm - 9:00pm

    Welcome to Spectrum Birth Services! We get it because we have been right where you are. Our specialty is preparing both parents for birth and the first six weeks postpartum.  It is our pleasure to walk with you along your newborn family journey.Spectrum's Birth and New Baby classes are a comprehensive birth education series taught from the unique perspective of seasoned doulas, childbirth/breastfeeding educators, and postpartum coaches. We are honored to have supported over 1000 families and counting.Our classes include information on the following topics: pregnancy wellness & nutrition, mindfulness & relaxation, stages & phases of labor, physiologic birth, medical options, typical labor medications, choices available for induction & cesarean sections, coaching techniques, postpartum preparations, newborn nutrition, newborn sleep strategies and much more. Our past clients love that we teach the “Why” behind it all.Couples often ask “When is the best time to take a class?”.  If you’re taking our 6 week series we suggest getting into a class after pregnancy week 12 and before pregnancy week 28. Past clients have said that a bit earlier in pregnancy is best if you can swing it in your schedule.  Class Dates & Times                                                                                      6:30pm – 9:00pm     Wednesday 11/1, 11/8, 11/15, 11/29, 12/6 and 12/13Class Fee is $300.00  (workbook included)  
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    Location


    Kangaroo Kids

    St. Louis, Mo 63122

    Event Fees:


    $ 50.00 Class Deposit
    $ 300.00 Full Class Fee

  • Birth Refresher Class Sunday 10/29

    Sunday, Oct 29, 2017 -

    Time: 1:00pm - 5:00pm

    Welcome to Spectrum Birth Services! We get it because we have been right where you are. Our specialty is preparing both parents for birth and the first six weeks postpartum.  It is our pleasure to walk with you along your newborn family journey. Spectrum's Birth Refresher class is taught from the unique perspective of seasoned doulas, childbirth/breastfeeding educators, and postpartum coaches. We are honored to have supported over 1000 families and counting. Our Birth Refresher class may include information on the following topics based upon the needs of the experienced birth parents in each class: prior birth(s) reflection & release, pregnancy wellness & nutrition, mindfulness & relaxation, stages & phases of labor, physiologic birth, medical options, typical labor medications, choices available for induction & cesarean sections, coaching techniques, postpartum preparations, sibling readiness, newborn nutrition, newborn sleep strategies and much more. Our past clients love that we teach the “Why” behind it all. This class will be tailored to your unique group's needs once you fill out our Spectrum Birth Refresher Survey.  The popular topics such as past birth reflections & meanings, stages of labor, coaching a laboring woman, pain management techniques, optimal fetal positioning, sibling readiness and advanced conscious consumerism will be covered.  Class Date & Time                                                                                       1:00pm – 5:00pm     Sunday 10/29 Class Fee is $150.00  (workbook included)  
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    Location


    Spectrum Birth Living Room

    Brentwood, Mo 63144

    Event Fees:


    $ 50.00 Class Deposit
    $ 300.00 Full Class Fee

    Birth & New Baby Wednesday Nights Beginning 11/1

    Wednesday, Nov 1, 2017 -

    Time: 6:30pm - 9:00pm

    Welcome to Spectrum Birth Services! We get it because we have been right where you are. Our specialty is preparing both parents for birth and the first six weeks postpartum.  It is our pleasure to walk with you along your newborn family journey. Spectrum's Birth and New Baby classes are a comprehensive birth education series taught from the unique perspective of seasoned doulas, childbirth/breastfeeding educators, and postpartum coaches. We are honored to have supported over 1000 families and counting. Our classes include information on the following topics: pregnancy wellness & nutrition, mindfulness & relaxation, stages & phases of labor, physiologic birth, medical options, typical labor medications, choices available for induction & cesarean sections, coaching techniques, postpartum preparations, newborn nutrition, newborn sleep strategies and much more. Our past clients love that we teach the “Why” behind it all. Couples often ask “When is the best time to take a class?”.  If you’re taking our 6 week series we suggest getting into a class after pregnancy week 12 and before pregnancy week 28. Past clients have said that a bit earlier in pregnancy is best if you can swing it in your schedule.   Class Dates & Times                                                                                       6:30pm – 9:00pm     Wednesday 11/1, 11/8, 11/15, 11/29, 12/6 and 12/13 Class Fee is $300.00  (workbook included)  
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    Location


    Kangaroo Kids

    St. Louis, Mo 63122

    Event Fees:


    $ 50.00 Class Deposit
    $ 300.00 Full Class Fee

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