Welcome to Motherly’s Becoming Mama™ Online Birth Class!

A premium class from Motherly to empower women during birth + beyond.  


Welcome to Motherly's Becoming Mama™ Online Birth Class!

We are so excited that you are here to share in the incredible journey with us.

Motherly is a woman-centered guide to motherhood—we teach and inspire women as they become moms and learn how to thrive. Of course, your journey into motherhood starts with pregnancy and childbirth. So we've created a childbirth class that focuses on YOU.

This comprehensive class will cover all aspects of birth: understanding your anatomy and the birth process, being aware of your rights and options, a wide range of coping skills that include movement, breathing, and relaxation exercises, as well as medications and epidurals, interventions (like inductions and c-sections)—why they may become necessary and how to have a great birth experience when they happen, how to trust yourself and your awesomeness, how to rock your postpartum period and more.

And it's all from the comfort of your home! If you have a partner who will be with you during your birth, we encourage them to join us for this class as well—we'll have lots of tips for them too.

Our desire is for you to approach your birth with confidence and awareness, and to experience birth with empowerment and self-amazement.

This course will be lead by Diana Spalding, a midwife + pediatric nurse, mother of 3 and Motherly's Digital Education Editor at Motherly. Diana has had the honor of taking care of thousands of women in pregnancy, birth and new motherhood, and she is thrilled to bring all of the wisdom she's gained about how women thrive in birth + beyond to you in this course.

A quick guide on how to take this course—

You'll find 7 lessons, each containing videos, slide shows, articles and some (fun) homework. We recommend going through one lesson every few days—though of course, you are free to go as fast or as slow as you like (this may depend on how close to your due date you are).

Read our book!

The Motherly Guide to Becoming Mama is the pregnancy book women have been asking for. Inspired by our community and written by Diana Spalding (our midwife, who teaches this birth class), this book will guide you through every aspect of this journey with warmth and love.


Order The Motherly Guide to Becoming Mama at your favorite retailer:

During this difficult time, please consider ordering from Barnes and Noble or an independent bookstore as they are greatly impacted by COVID-19. (Also, please note delivery times from various outlets may vary or be delayed due to the virus.)

We want to sincerely thank you for choosing to take Motherly's Becoming Mama™ Online Birth Class. We hope you love it as much as we do!

Get started with your lessons—

Introduction: 6 tips for giving birth during COVID-19

Lesson 1: How your body in labor + the birth process works

Lesson 2: What happens when labor begins?

Lesson 3: What you need to know about active labor + pushing

Lesson 4: Your coping skills for labor + delivery (you've got this)

Lesson 5: How to handle interventions with ease

Lesson 6: Owning your birth preferences + dealing with fear

Lesson 7: How to rock your postpartum

Full meditation collection:

Listen: Meditation + visualization complete mp3 collection

Pregnancy + birth podcast:

Listen to Becoming Mama™: A Pregnancy and Birth Podcast by Motherly

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