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
  • Decision-making during labor
  • Breastfeeding
  • Parenting foundations
  • What to expect after baby is born and for the first 6 weeks postpartum
  • 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 intensive weekend course: $300
  • Private classes, designed around your schedule: $450

Find a class that is right for you today!

Upcoming Events

  • Birth & New Baby Weekend Saturday 8/26 & Sunday 8/27

    Saturday, Aug 26, 2017 - Sunday, Aug 27, 2017

    Time: 1:00pm - 8:30pm

    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.This accelerated 2 Day Weekend series is perfect for couples who are up for a fast paced class or have complicated schedules.  We have taken our six week (15 hour) series and rolled into two days.  You will receive the same amount of information in this fun and easy to understand format.  Kim and Julia team up to teach the weekend series - yes that's more than 35 years of birth experience all devoted to you for 15 hours!   If you are considering our 2-day weekend series you may choose to procrastinate until week 28 (if you are later than 28 weeks give us a call, we can help).  Past clients have said that a bit earlier in pregnancy is best if you can swing it in your schedule.  Class Dates & Times                                                                                       1:00pm – 8:30pm     Saturday 8/2610:00am – 6:30pm    Sunday 8/27Class Fee is $300.00  (workbook included)  
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    Location


    Spectrum Birth Living Room

    Brentwood, Mo 63144

    Event Fees:


    $ 300.00 Full Class Fee
    $ 50.00 Deposit

    Birth & New Baby Weekend Saturday 9/16 & Sunday 9/17

    Saturday, Sep 16, 2017 - Sunday, Sep 17, 2017

    Time: 1:00pm - 8:30pm

    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.This accelerated 2 Day Weekend series is perfect for couples who are up for a fast paced class or have complicated schedules.  We have taken our six week (15 hour) series and rolled into two days.  You will receive the same amount of information in this fun and easy to understand format.  Kim and Julia team up to teach the weekend series - yes that's more than 35 years of birth experience all devoted to you for 15 hours!   If you are considering our 2-day weekend series you may choose to procrastinate until week 28 (if you are later than 28 weeks give us a call, we can help).  Past clients have said that a bit earlier in pregnancy is best if you can swing it in your schedule.  Class Dates & Times                                                                                       1:00pm – 8:30pm     Saturday 9/1610:00am – 6:30pm    Sunday 9/17Class Fee is $300.00  (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 Weekend Saturday 8/26 & Sunday 8/27

    Saturday, Aug 26, 2017 - Sunday, Aug 27, 2017

    Time: 1:00pm - 8:30pm

    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. This accelerated 2 Day Weekend series is perfect for couples who are up for a fast paced class or have complicated schedules.  We have taken our six week (15 hour) series and rolled into two days.  You will receive the same amount of information in this fun and easy to understand format.  Kim and Julia team up to teach the weekend series - yes that's more than 35 years of birth experience all devoted to you for 15 hours!    If you are considering our 2-day weekend series you may choose to procrastinate until week 28 (if you are later than 28 weeks give us a call, we can help).  Past clients have said that a bit earlier in pregnancy is best if you can swing it in your schedule.   Class Dates & Times                                                                                       1:00pm – 8:30pm     Saturday 8/26 10:00am – 6:30pm    Sunday 8/27 Class Fee is $300.00  (workbook included)  
    Thumbnail Image

    Location


    Spectrum Birth Living Room

    Brentwood, Mo 63144

    Event Fees:


    $ 300.00 Full Class Fee
    $ 50.00 Deposit

    Birth & New Baby Weekend Saturday 9/16 & Sunday 9/17

    Saturday, Sep 16, 2017 - Sunday, Sep 17, 2017

    Time: 1:00pm - 8:30pm

    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. This accelerated 2 Day Weekend series is perfect for couples who are up for a fast paced class or have complicated schedules.  We have taken our six week (15 hour) series and rolled into two days.  You will receive the same amount of information in this fun and easy to understand format.  Kim and Julia team up to teach the weekend series - yes that's more than 35 years of birth experience all devoted to you for 15 hours!    If you are considering our 2-day weekend series you may choose to procrastinate until week 28 (if you are later than 28 weeks give us a call, we can help).  Past clients have said that a bit earlier in pregnancy is best if you can swing it in your schedule.   Class Dates & Times                                                                                       1:00pm – 8:30pm     Saturday 9/16 10:00am – 6:30pm    Sunday 9/17 Class Fee is $300.00  (workbook included)  
    Thumbnail Image

    Location


    Spectrum Birth Living Room

    Brentwood, Mo 63144

    Event Fees:


    $ 50.00 Class Deposit
    $ 300.00 Full Class Fee

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