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. We want to help you achieve your goal of an unmedicated birth.
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, mother of 3 and Motherly’s Birth 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 lessons 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). Make sure you print out and complete the workbook, and practice all the coping skills and guided relaxation exercises.
As you go through this course, pay particular attention to the coping skills and birth preferences sections—these will help you with you unmedicated birth tremendously. When we talk about interventions, we do so so that you will have as much information as possible.
Ultimately, this class is about learning to really trust your body and your baby will enable you to let go of any concerns you may be having, and embrace the beauty of your birth. And if you haven’t done so already, join us over in our private Facebook group. There you will find support from Diana, the Motherly community and mamas just like you.
We want to sincerely thank you for choosing to take Motherly’s Birth Class. We hope you love it as much as we do!
Here are few articles to get you started—
Get started with your lessons—
Lesson 2: What happens when labor begins?
Lesson 5: How to handle interventions with ease
Lesson 7: How to rock your postpartum