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

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

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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.

Becoming_Mama_birth_class_workbook.pdf


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—

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

Create a school-ready capsule wardrobe for your kids

Dress for success whether virtual learning or in the classroom!

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Going "back to school" this year may be less of a literal statement than in years past—but there is just as much reason for your kids to celebrate moving on to new grades. Just like in every new school year, a big part of the fun is refreshing your kids' wardrobe with clothes that allow them to express themselves.

Even if finding back to school clothes this year doesn't include a trip to the mall, you can still make an event of it by shopping H&M's kids collection from your computer. Pull up another chair for your shopping buddy and get the cart started with these fave capsule wardrobe options we've already scouted.

Here are our favorite picks:

A t-shirt made for play

H&M t-shirt

Call them essentials, not basics. A graphic t-shirt aces the test when it comes to being perfect for school. And because your little student will probably want to wear something that expresses their personal style as often as possible, it's great to know the shirts can stand up to school time, playtime, downtime and everything in between!

$4.99

Dressed-up casual shorts for total comfort

H&M boy shorts

Whether pulling up a chair for a virtual meeting with the class or heading back to the school for in-person learning, some comfortable, yet stylish, shorts will help your kid focus on the real tasks at hand: learning—and having fun while doing it!

$19.99

Layers for when seasons change

H&M sweatshirt

When it comes to feeling comfortable at school, layers are the MVPs. Whether the AC is blasting or the day started off cool and is warming up quickly, having a unique sweatshirt to shed or add will help your kid look cool while staying warm.

$9.99

A bit of flair with distressed denim

H&M distressed jeans

A school staple for generations, denim is both classic and continually fashionable with updates like distressing and new wash colors. If you're shopping online for jeans this year, take note of H&M's generous return policy—your kids can try on the orders at home and return anything that doesn't fit without a trip to the store.

$24.99

A fashion statement piece

H&M girls skirt

What's better than expressing yourself through a stylish outfit when school is back in session? Still feeling perfectly comfortable and ready to tackle anything the day holds while looking so good. With so many fashion-forward looks available at budget-friendly prices, H&M's children's collection means every kid can find an outfit that speaks to them.

$14.99

Some comfy kicks

H&M boys shoes

A sure way to put a little pep in your child's step this year, cool and cozy shoes are a staple on all back-to-school shopping lists for good reason. (Plus, it's fun to compare them to last year's shoes to see how much your kid has grown!)

$19.99

Anything-but-basic blouses

H&M girls blouse

Whether in the classroom or showing up for a video call with the class, a styling blouse or button-down shirt is a great way for your student to comfortably dress up the day. Better yet? Style doesn't have to come at the expense of comfort with so many made-to-move tops designed just for kids.

$14.99

A shirt ready to go whatever the day holds

H&M boys shirt

With "going to school" meaning anything from showing up in the classroom to doing a virtual session, it's important to have clothes that are perfect for anything the day holds. A classic, cotton shirt with a fashion-forward design is a great way to keep your student feeling ready to start the year with an A+ attitude.

$9.99

This article was sponsored by H&M. Thank you for supporting the brands that support Motherly and mamas.

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