How to Give Your Baby the Best Natural Birth Possible

Discover How to Prepare for a
Safe, Successful Natural Birth

Dear Mama-to-Be,

Do you want to have a safe, comfortable and healthy natural birth (but you have more questions than answers!)?

Do you feel like you're getting mixed messages?  Some people tell you you'll never make it through birth without pain medications... and other people say "it's just natural - trust your body and you'll be fine."

Some days you feel like a warrior-woman... strong, ready to tackle childbirth, motherhood, and take on the world!

...and other days you think for sure "they're right, I'll never be able to do this!"

In the end, you really need encouragement and support...

...and you really need proven, practical strategies for working with your baby and having a natural birth.  After all, you can't just "trust your body" until you know what that means!  

Don't worry - help is on the way...

You CAN discover how to work with your baby and have a smooth, safe, natural birth

After going through 8 natural births myself, I know exactly what kinds of questions, concerns and worries you have – and exactly what you need to know to put your mind at ease and prepare you for the “dream birth” you want to have.

If the idea of having an experienced natural birthing teacher take you by the hand and show you how to enjoy a healthy pregnancy, a good birth and a happy baby sounds like just what you’ve been looking for, keep reading

This is how to go from hearing "just trust your body" to knowing exactly how to do that...

I want you to enjoy your pregnancy and feel completely confident about your natural birth experience.

After going through the natural birthing process with each of my children, I’ve learned what what works, what doesn’t and what’s most important to know going in.

Kristen holding baby Phoenix in birth tub
Bright eyed Sadie

You Don't Have to be "Lucky" to Have a Good Birth

Birth is about letting your body do what it's designed to...

...and it's about working with your baby while he or she does what s/he is designed to.

Pregnancy is about getting the practical information and proven techniques to make that happen during birth...

...and it's about the sacred journey, the soul-searching, the finding yourself as a beautiful, powerful mother to this new child.

It's 100% True That Your Body Was Made for Birthing - And That Childbirth is Natural!

But do you still feel just a little anxiety when you think about giving birth - or giving birth again?  I know I did (okay, okay, I actually felt a lot of anxiety... even fear).

ALSO totally natural!  Let me help you out...

...think about breastfeeding.  We know that breastfeeding is best, and we know that it's natural.  Fortunately, most of us also know that it's something you (and baby) need to learn... it's a "womanly art," right?

Giving birth is the same. You need to learn how childbirth works - and discover practical skills to help you get through ALL of your labor and birth without medications or unnecessary interventions.

That's why I want you to take your time reading through the rest of this page, because this is the critical information you need to know in order to have a safe natural birth.

I've taught this class to hundreds of students who have reported back and told me how much it helped them feel empowered about their birth, work with their partners and midwives to make things go smoothly, and stay calm and control from beginning to end.

And I want the same for you. Right now we're going to go through the details that make the MamaBaby Birthing Class the best online resource you'll ever find to finally answer all your questions and make sense of the conflicting information you may have read about elsewhere.

Remember, you don't have to be "lucky" to have a good birth. You just have to know how to prepare for each step along the way (and what conventional advice you should steer clear from).

The happy and successful outcome of your natural birth is completely within your control. I'm looking forward to showing you how to empower yourself to have a safe birth where you feel calm, confident, and totally prepared.

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Rebecca had a confident, peaceful water birth with her first baby...

"I've just given birth 100% drug-free & intervention-free!"

I just wanted to thank you for your online childbirth classes.  I've just given birth 100% drug-free & intervention-free!  Not even a vaginal exam!   

Mother holding newborn after waterbirth

I had a beautiful water birth and this was my first baby.  

I know I would not have had the confidence to have done it this way without having done your course so that you for what you do...  

...You are doing such an important job empowering and enlightening women on being able to trust in birth and their bodies to be able to birth their babies.  As a result, I have one gorgeous calm & alert little baby.  Thanks again."

Michelle Had a Fast, Empowering Hospital Birth

I want to thank you for all the work you put into your birthing class, to empower woman to take control of their bodies and their experience. This was by far the "best" birth experience I have had, out of my 3 births. It wasn't perfect, but I stayed calm and in control the whole time. I got to give birth on my hands and knees, in the peaceful darkness of my room (the OB didn't make it to my birth, or else I wouldn't have had this), AND they delayed little Graces cord clamping. Thank you for all your help providing research for my OB! I couldn't be happier!"

Michelle in canada

Let me walk you through how this class will teach you everything you need for a safe, comfortable, natural birth

I've put this natural childbirth class together in a way that will make it as easy as possible for you to learn what you need to know.

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Here's How the MamaBaby Birthing Prental Class Works:

You receive 6 weekly class sessions, so you have plenty of time to go through the material without getting overwhelmed – the class is self paced, and you have lifetime access to the material.

In each session, you’ll have easy-to-listen-to audio lessons, printable handouts, and relevant videos that let you learn what you need to know and give you the flexibility to go through the materials whenever and wherever is easiest for you.

You’ll get special “make your life easier” material like a full 2-week daily menu plan for healthy eating (this is a take-you-by-the-hand-and-show-you-how-it’s-made plan you’re going to love) and a childbirth fear clearing template.

When you've finished listening to each lesson you’ll know exactly what you need to do to have a healthy pregnancy and feel confident and prepared for your baby's natural birth, too!

Now that you know how the class works, let me walk you through what you’ll be learning in each weekly session...

Week 1: Get Physically Prepared for Childbirth

You'll hit the ground running this first week as you get the answers to all the important starting points – how you should eat so your baby stays healthy, how to keep your pelvic muscles strong so you give birth easily, and how to stay comfortable and safe throughout your entire pregnancy... and fit for your baby's birthday.

Some of the highlights of this week include:

  • A complete two-week menu plan covering breakfast, lunch, supper and snacks means you know exactly what to eat to build a healthy baby - and have the energy for a great birth.
  • Why relaxation is incredibly important during pregnancy. Plus practical strategies to make it happen, even when work and life try to get in the way.
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  • The best position for your baby (so you have a smooth and easy birthing time)
  • Proven ways to prevent preterm birth.

...and so much more. You’ll also get the “little details that make a difference”, like the $20 seat that will make you a lot more comfortable and recommended supplements and safety information.

Click the button to enroll and discover how to stay healthy, comfortable, and low-risk throughout your pregnancy!

Then you’ll be ready for...

Week 2: Childbirth Basics for You and Your Birth Partner

Mom in labor with dad

In week 2 you'll discover what important preparations you and your partner need to make for a healthy, natural birth.

You'll also learn foundational skills for natural birthing, cover "good choices" vs. "bad choices" on the big day, and find out how to handle worries and doubts so that you'll enter the process feeling confident.

Some of the highlights of this week include:

  • "Choice" is important - but making the "right choices" is NOT the most important thing for a natural birth. I'll teach you what IS most important this week.
  • How to help your partner become the best birthing partner you could ever ask for
  • Exactly what happens to your body... and your baby... during each stage of labor (and exactly what you need to be doing through each one)
  • How to develop the key “birthing behaviors” that set you up for the best experience possible

This week gets you and your partner ready to work together during labor and birth - you'll know your partner can be there for you, and he or she will be confident in supporting you!

Ready to enroll?  Click the button to sign up and fully understand how your body works during birth - and how your partner can best support you and baby throughout labor:

Next, you'll discover...

Week 3: Know (and Trust) How Your Body Works in Birth

In Week 3 you'll learn about what breathing techniques you should be using (and why the ones taught in the past don't cut it), how to communicate with your partner during birth, and how to get touch that makes you feel better during the process.

You'll also learn about how your baby moves through your pelvis and how to relax in all the right ways to make birthing much, much easier.

Surprised mama after her baby is born

Some of the highlights of this week include:

  • How to instantly get back into control if you “lose it” during labor
  • A recorded relaxation script you can use every day to relax the right places
  • How to reverse a stalled labor and bring your baby right down
  • Breathing techniques that really work (and don't cause you to hyperventilate in the middle of labor like the outdated techniques most hospital classes teach!!!)

...and so much more. You'll also discover how to keep on top of your breathing no matter what, which conventional birthing advice you can safely ignore, and how the right birthing position makes such a difference in having a successful birth.

Click the button to sign up - and feel ready and confident for everything that labor and birthing bring...

Next you'll cover...

Week 4: Essential Skills for a Great Natural Birth

Mother holds newborn baby

In week 4 you'll get all the nitty-gritty details on things like positions for labor and giving birth (complete with full-color photos to make “getting it” easy and intuitive). 

You'll learn about trusted, proven techniques for keeping labor moving and getting stalled labors back in gear.

You'll also learn important details you need to know to make a VBAC (Vaginal Birth After Cesarean) happen safely and comfortably.

Some of the highlights of this week include:

  • How to re-position baby during labor (so you give birth faster and more comfortably)
  • What to do when you need a break during labor (that doesn't involve meds at all)
  • The most important decision you'll make as you plan your VBAC
  • A tool you can use in even the tiniest hospital room that opens your pelvis (so baby comes down and out!)

...and so much more. You'll discover what you MUST pay attention to in your last six weeks of pregnancy, how to reduce the risk of tearing, and additional strategies for keeping that baby moving!

Discover labor & birth positions, tried-and-true techniques for speeding labor up, navigating the hospital, great strategies for laboring (and birthing) at home, and more - click the button to enroll now:

After that you’ll explore...

Week 5: How to Avoid Interventions and Prevent Complications

In week 5, you'll be armed with all the information you need to help ensure a safe, natural birth with the lowest risk of complications possible.

You'll discover what undisturbed birthing really means, when to say yes and when to say no during the process, and how to have a powerful birth in any situation.

You'll also learn how to avoid possible complications and interventions so that your birth happens as smoothly as possible.

In other words, we'll cover how to make sure you stay "low risk" so complications don't require interventions - and how to tell when someone is pushing something you and your baby don't need.

This is part of being prepared and it's incredibly effective at keeping birth SAFER for you and your baby...

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It even works if you're planning to birth at a hospital - and many moms find it's helpful to have a great birth even if they know they or baby need a little extra support...

After this week you'll know:

  • How to feel confident "calling the shots" during your pregnancy (and birth)
  • How to avoid a "Cascade of Interventions" and protect your birthing experience
  • The vital information you need to know about "informed consent"
  • The right questions to ask when your doctor or midwife suggests interventions (including Cesarean)

...and so much more. You’ll learn about what active birthing means (and why you want to do it), get access to easy-to-reference handouts for common birth situations, and alternatives to the ineffective (or dangerous) suggestions that others may make as you move into birth.

Explore what the evidence really says about movement, eating, drinking, and even rocking and rolling during labor ;)  You'll feel confident and ready after this week - click the button to sign up now!

Then you’ll be ready for...

Week 6: Creating Your Birth Plan, Having a Safe Birth, and Bringing Everything Together to Give Your Baby a Beautiful Beginning

Kristen holding newborn Phoenix

In week 6 you'll learn what you need to know to decide if you want to have a birth plan, discover how to practice for a smooth and easy birth (without going into labor), and learn how to remove fear and anxiety about childbirth.

At the end of this session you'll feel your confidence go up and gain the peace of mind that you can handle labor and birth with grace.

Some of the highlights of this week include:

  • Why most birth plans are a bad idea (and what to do differently to make a birth plan work for you)
  • How to talk to your doctor or midwife so you stay in charge – and keep you and your baby safe
  • What to do when you get worried about any birth situation (birthing alone, not making it to the hospital, etc.)
  • How to let go of fear, trust your skills and abilities and protect yourself from negative influences
  • A proven way to make your “dream birth” happen

...and so much more. You’ll learn about bonding with your baby prenatally, creating positive images of birth that will make the process easier, and have a more rewarding and fulfilling natural birth experience.

You'll feel confident and ready to step into your power, have a sacred, undisturbed birth, and give your baby a beautiful beginning!

Click the button to discover how to step into your power and birth your beautiful baby now <3


Super quick message.

My baby boy was born yesterday morning.

Amazing !!! Had him in our birth pool, I did it !!!!

Thank you for your was all there. I drew on so much from you. It was truly a conscious birth. I thought my way through all of it. I was PRESENT I stayed with my baby. We worked together. I didn't forget or ignore that he was there or what I was doing this for. My scar never hurt me at all , so my body let me know all was fine and I was able to let that go completely and just concentrate on my work.

Much love and blessings to you.

Sam, France

Mom holding baby and having a glass of wine after giving birth naturally

You CAN Have a Natural Birth

Here's a Review of Everything You Receive When You Enroll in
MamaBaby Birthing Classes

Here's what you'll receive when you order today:

  1. 1
    You receive 6 weekly prenatal class sessions, so you have plenty of time to go through the material without getting overwhelmed – the class is self-paced, and you have lifetime access to the material.
  2. 2
    In each session, you’ll have easy-to-listen-to audio lessons, printable handouts, and relevant videos that let you learn what you need to know and go through the materials whenever and wherever is easiest for you.
  3. 3
    You’ll get special “make your life easier” material like a full 2-week daily menu plan for healthy eating (this is a take-you-by-the-hand-and-show-you-how-it’s-made plan you’re going to love) and a childbirth fear clearing template.
  • Proven natural birth techniques that make getting through the whole birth naturally totally do-able...
  • You’ll build a birth plan that works – and turns the doctors and nurses in to raving fans of natural childbirth!
  • A simple little “up and down” trick to get your baby moving even when you’ve been told you’re not progressing...
  • The easy “BTP” technique that gives you complete confidence that YOUR body can birth YOUR baby
  • You’ll discover exactly how your baby moves through your pelvis, plus how to relax in all the right places to make birthing much, much easier...
  • How to let go of fear, trust your skills and abilities and protect yourself from negative influences...
  • Which newborn procedures can wait while you bond with your baby...
  • The secret to handling any pain (so you can focus on getting that beautiful baby into your arms)...

Again, when you've finished listening to each lesson you'll know exactly what you need to do to have a healthy pregnancy and feel confident and prepared for your baby's natural birth, too!

Plus You'll Receive These Beautiful Bonuses!

#1 - The Smart Mama Guide to Preventing Tearing During Birth

How to give birth without tearing - and keep your pelvic floor strong throughout your life.

These are practical strategies for both pregnancy and birth to keep things strong and flexible, for life! (a $47 value!)

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#2 - The Fearless Birth Workbook

This workbook walks you through figuring out, facing, and dumping fear and anxiety about childbirth.

Feel calm and confident on your baby’s birthday (a $47 value!)

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#3 - Smart Mama Guide to Breastfeeding

Have we been doing breastfeeding all wrong?  Discover why bottle-feeding techniques became the norm for nursing babies - and how that's impacted breastfeeding success.

We cover how to let your baby's natural breastfeeding instincts help, the truth about low milk supply, reading cues, and more in this class.  Helpful videos included! (a $47 value!)

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#4 - Great Pregnancy Course

A complete, self-paced class on having a great pregnancy.

Covers what to eat, how to exercise, preventing complications, handling discomforts, gestational diabetes, and more! (a $197 value!)

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#5 - Go to Sleep! Newborn, Baby, & Toddler Sleep Courses

Sleep is a good thing - for mamas and for babies.

Here's how to teach your baby good sleep habits that will gift a lifelong gift of better sleep... and better health.  And you get a little more sleep, too (a $97 value!)

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Jennifer felt calm and fearless during her first baby's home birth.

My little Aria Claire was born at home on September 11 four days ago. It was a wonderful experience. As soon as she was out, I was ready to do it all over again. :) I took the MamaBaby Birthing class during pregnancy. It helped this first-time mom feel so prepared and even excited about my birthing time. I had no fear during any part of labor.

I actually reviewed the birthing techniques audio lesson while working through some intense "back labor."

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My husband and I found the most effective way for him to apply counter pressure was by literally sitting on my tailbone. Our midwife found that amusing. :)

All the preparation and work was so worth it.

Thank you for the work you do. Please keep changing the world by helping mamas and babies!

Jennifer, USA

Enroll in MamaBaby Birthing Today

Just click below to enroll and start learning everything you need to know for a safe, comfortable natural birth!

Once you click the button below, you’ll be taken to a special order page where you can register for your self-paced, online natural birthing class.  It's a single payment of $497 for lifetime access.

Kristen and Phoenix in water birth

MamaBaby Birthing Has Helped Thousands of Families Have a Beautiful Birth:

Hi Kristen,

I just wanted to say thank you again for everything you do for birthing mums out there and what you gave to me through the MamaBaby Birthing course…

Born 6.30pm last night... a little girl.

Magical NZ day with the fam... arrived at the birth centre 6.20pm and gave birth 6.30pm (so sadly no bath) but just a magic experience from start to finish on my baby’s birthday :)

Again thank you xxx


I am happy to report I had a successful VBAC thanks to Kristen!!!  Days of ealy labor, 1/2 day of active labor.  20 minutes of pushing.  NO epidural or Pit.  Thanks for helping me get through it Kristen!

I really do appreciate your classes.  They were our 3rd set of childbirth classes.  One hospital class and one other “natural” class and DH and I still learned things we never knew.  The best thing I took away is that I was working with my sweet babe and seemed to really understand that I was connecting with her and communicating with her even when she was in utero.

Thanks for being a blessing.


Dear Kristen,

I have a bicornate uterus and I just gave birth to my beautiful baby girl Jane Virginia on February 20. She is my third baby. I've desired a wonderful natural birth experience with all of my babies. It wasn't until I took your course with this pregnancy that I was able to accomplish this. I wish I'd have found you with my first baby!

The whole experience was so peaceful and beautiful! The whole time I heard your voice in my head to "work with my baby" and to get her in the optimal position. In one of your teachings you encouraged visualization of the birth you desire. My birth was almost exactly how I visualized it!

Kristen I can't thank you enough for giving me so so many skills to have a successful beautiful natural birth. You not only gave me skills but a brand new mindset about birth. I was extremely fearful about tearing again, the pain, and losing control and your fear workbook helped me get past these. I felt empowered this time going into birth instead of being terrified. Thank you so much!!!


I could feel the baby descending into the birth canal. I remembered the whole birth how you talked about working with the baby. I stood in the shower or leaned on the sink for a few contractions. Honestly I pushed maybe three times and she was all the way out safe into the world. 

I really wanted to say thank you for all the information about pain and position of the body.

Again thank you so much for sharing important information about birth.


I liked learning about all the mechanics of how mama and baby work together during labor… and learning how to advocate for myself- knowing what the options are when at the hospital. MamaBaby Birthing helped prepare me for what to expect when my birthing time came - it takes the mystery out of the equation. I also purchased [a hypnosis course]; Kristen's course was different because while the other course had a tone of you can't do this without hypnosis, Kristen's course said you can totally do this!


As a birth doula, I wondered if there would be lots of new information or mostly a review of things I already know but I have definitely still learned things from this course - especially about the pelvis.

I thought it was super helpful to see the visual sizes of the servings recommended for things like protein in the nutrition section.  I also thought it was helpful to see the visuals of how much the baby rotates through the pelvis during birth.

I appreciate that Kristen is thorough in her teaching but also to the point, the trainings are short enough that they are easy to get through in one sitting but also packed with helpful information. I feel like I am learning from a good friend or a next door neighbor lol, but also from someone who is super experienced and has the knowledge to back up what she is saying.


I took a birthing class from MamaBaby Birthing and it was just the best thing I could have done this time around. Visualization and fear releasing made all the difference. My birth happened the way I envisioned right down to our daughter being born during a snow storm. (Oops!)


We wanted to extend a very BIG thank you to you after the birth of our little girl!

All the advice and information that you provided to us during pregnancy and about the birth was extremely beneficial. We really felt that we were prepared going into labor.

And even though the birth did not go to "plan" and we wound up having an emergency c-section after getting to the pushing stage of a long arduous labor, we still felt like we had prepared ourselves for possible complications and we were able to make an informed decision very quickly with little stress. 5 minutes later Órlaith was born! No time was wasted and that was definitely because we had done our homework, faced our fears and already considered what we would do if given this choice.

During the 72 hours of pre-labor / labor, I was able to cope exceeding well due to all your techniques… In fact, when I was admitted to hospital almost fully dilated, the midwives couldn't believe I was in labor since I could I cope well with the pain / rushes.  :-)

A very BIG thank you again. We're so happy with our little girl and glad that she's healthy and here!!!


I wanted to share something I found this past pregnancy that you might be interested in. Kristen Burgess has a WONDERFUL class called Mama Baby Birthing Class. Even though this was my 3rd baby (all natural deliveries), I learned SO much from her and felt so much more confident going into labor/delivery.


I have really been enjoying your course!  I've been a Bradley childbirth instructor for about a year, but I'm pregnant with my 2nd and am really appreciating the chance to review w/an outside source.  Not to mention I've been learning a lot of new things too!  I appreciate all the hard work that you've put into this is so thorough and full of great information.


I am so thankful I found your class for this, my third baby. While all were delivered naturally in the hospital, this was my best experience yet because I had so much more information about the hormonal process and felt so prepared.



Hello Kristen,

I wanted to let you know Thursday morning I finished watching the last of the class and got up about 20 minutes later and my water broke. Just a trickle I had to be induced because I wasn't contracting. Aniya Camille was on the 3rd @7:01am WITH ONE PUSH!

6lbs 1oz 20 " long.

Thank you for the classes the information did help me...


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Kristen Burgess
Creator of MamaBaby Birthing

About Your Pregnancy & Birth Coach

Hi, I'm Kristen!  It's nice to meet you :D 

I've been writing and teaching about natural birth for almost two decades, and I've had my own eight babies naturally (several of the pics on this page are me right after giving birth!).

Each was an incredible experience that taught me a lot - and left me with a passion for helping mamas have healthy babies and wonderful births.

I've assisted at more than two dozen births, attended hundreds of prenatal appointments, and have helped thousands of mamas through my online childbirth course and coaching.  

I'm thrilled to be a vital part of your birthing and mothering journey!

Birth Your Beautiful Baby

MamaBaby Birthing is an incredible program.

This is a tested and proven method.

It works...

...and you don't have to wonder if it will work for you, because all of these mamas and babies have gone through it...

...they've done the testing for you...

The techniques are all there...

After a little tweaking, all you have to do is...

Birth your beautiful baby.

Kristen holding Sadie

Know HOW to Have a Great Birth

...It's yours!  It's not going to leave you - it's there for you, whenever your labor starts, wherever you are...

Home or hospital...

Midwife or doctor...

Assisted or unassisted...

That's the real beauty of knowing HOW to have a great birth (and not just why it's a great idea)

It becomes part of your birthing instincts - the ones you worried you didn't have...

...and you know your body can do this... works!

Birth Works

...with your first baby...

...with your fifth baby...

...with your VBAC...

It works - when you work with it - and work with your baby

That's not hype.

That's how this is MEANT to be :)

Who Needs MamaBaby Birthing?

I often get asked "Is MamaBaby Birthing the right class for me?"  I've put together a comparison chart to help you decide:

It's For You If:

  • You want to have a natural childbirth
  • You want to stay healthy and low-risk throughout your pregnancy (and are willing to work to make that happen)
  • You want to have a respectful partnership with your care provider
  • You're willing to go through the class and prepare for your baby's beautiful birth
  • You're committed to working with your baby throughout your birthing time

It's Not For You If:

  • You want an epidural as soon as possible
  • You want to follow standard pregnancy advice and not think about it too much
  • You see your doctor as the expert and you're fine with accepting his or her standard routines
  • You don't think you need to prepare for a natural birth because it's "all natural"
  • You're just going to grin and bear it during labor!
Kristen holds Sadie

Here's a Quick Review of What's Inside
MamaBaby Birthing

  • A Complete Prenatal Class.  Remember, MamaBaby Birthing is self-paced and you have lifetime access to work through the six class sessions!
  • Convenient audio lessons, printable handouts, and videos to explain essential topics
  • Lessons specifically created so that you and your birth partner can work together effectively throughout your labor (he'll be your hero!)
  • Flexible lessons let you learn whenever and wherever is easiest for you
  • Complete, practical information to help you feel confident now - and go from the first contraction to your baby in your arms, naturally
  • Powerful bonus classes on how to clear fears, push your baby out gently (with no tearing), easy 2-week pregnancy diet plans, a birth plan creation kit, and more!

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Natural Childbirth Class?

A natural childbirth class is a class that focuses on preparing you for vaginal childbirth without medications or unnecessary interventions such as labor induction.

 MamaBaby Birthing classes focus on keeping you healthy throughout pregnancy, which means your body is ready for labor and your baby is strong and healthy.

The classes build on this solid foundation with information about labor and birth, how it progresses, and how your body opens. You'll discover solid techniques for keeping labor moving, what to do about labor pain, and how to have a safe birth for your baby.

MamaBaby Birthing prenatal classes also cover bonding, overcoming anxieties, good baby positioning, trusting your body, and more.

When Should I Start Prenatal Classes?

Enrollment for my classes is always open because this is a self-paced online childbirth class. I recommend you plan to begin MamaBaby Birthing around the beginning of your third trimester, but many of my students want to start much earlier!

Since classes are self-paced and membership is unlimited, you may repeat any lessons you want to as you get closer to your due date. If you’re already near your due date just let me know and I’ll point you to the MamaBaby Birthing Crash Course materials!

What's Expected of Me During the Classes?

Classes are self-paced, so you can go through at the rate that feels right for you. There are homework assignments with some of the lessons, such as keeping a food diary. These assignments are not mandatory, but completing them helps you become more aware of your body, and they help you build a healthy baby and prepare for a safe birth.

What Childbirth Method Is This?

MamaBaby Birthing classes are custom-designed natural birthing classes. I created them based on my own experience birthing 8 babies naturally, working with mamas and families as a childbirth educator and student midwife for the last 20 years, assisting at more than two dozen births, and with continuous feedback from students in my classes. 

My classes focus on healthy, enjoyable pregnancy, healthy babies, and conscious, aware birthing.

What Do I Get As Part of the Classes?

You receive full access to the private MamaBaby Birthing course website, which contains all class audio, video, and written material in digital format.

Additionally, you can download all class materials to store on your computer, and to listen to or read on your phone, iPad, or tablet.

How Much is My Birth Partner Involved?

You and your partner choose how to work through the classes together. You can both listen to the class sessions or just have your partner listen to certain sessions (I tell you which sessions are important for him to listen to).

MamaBaby Birthing classes cover partner involvement in-depth; there’s a nice balance of lessons that offer practical information for your partner and classes designed specifically for you as the birthing mother.

I Want to Have a VBAC, Will This Help?

Yes! The classes come with a complimentary copy of my 7 Steps to a Successful VBAC eBook and I have a detailed lesson for VBAC mamas.

While not required, I have found that moms planning a VBAC often want 1-on-1 support.  Processing your past birth experience (or experiences) is usually important for VBAC moms and between my lessons on emotional preparation and my personal help, VBAC moms feel prepared and ready for great births (and I love getting the VBAC birth stories!)

How Do I Get Support During The Class?

If you have questions about how to access the course materials, there is a customer support desk available to you!  

If you have pregnancy and birth-related questions, email me directly, and we can schedule a time to talk about your situation!

Should I Take Live or Online Classes?

Both have advantages. If you have an independent natural childbirth instructor in your area, live classes can offer you the chance to meet like-minded parents and interact with an instructor face-to-face.

Online classes give you the option of a self-paced class that fits into your busy schedule.  Additionally, I offer personalized pregnancy coaching that includes my class series, the ability to send me any (and all) questions you have, research assistance, and more during your pregnancy.

Will This Class Help Me Handle Pain?

Natural childbirth can be intense and even painful at times. MamaBaby Birthing classes are respectful of how you want to think about birth – lessons generally use language that does not focus birth being “painful” but rather a process you work through with your baby.

Having said that, I believe that moms (and partners) need practical techniques to work through labor and all that comes with it, so there are plenty of strategies to help you handle all the feelings of giving birth, and even techniques for getting back in control when you feel like you’re “losing it.”

I’ve given birth eight times and believe in giving practical information that works so mothers and babies have a safe, satisfying natural birth.

I’m using a midwife and/or planning a home birth – why do I need birthing classes?

Choosing a midwife is a great first step towards natural birth. I used a midwife for all of my babies and had them all at home! I believe in natural birth, no matter where you give birth.

Having said that, there’s a big difference between prepared natural birth and just having labor start and hoping for the best.

When you prepare for birth, you clear away issues that could arise during birthing (and even stall your labor). You truly understand your body, so you can trust it and your baby.

Plus you have a whole host of birth skills (techniques) that have become natural, instinctive, and easy to use when needed. Your midwife and home birth are perfect compliments for your beauty and power as a prepared birthing woman.

How is this Different Than Hospital Classes?

Though many hospital instructors are dedicated to providing great information on labor and birth, their classes are not geared to families planning a natural birth experience. MamaBaby Birthing students make various choices and give birth at home, in birth centers, and at the hospital.

Hospital classes give a few tips on breathing and relaxation and then cover all the medications you can use when “natural” techniques don’t work.

My classes focus first on your and your baby's health, because healthy mothers and babies have great natural births. Then my classes teach you not only what happens during labor and birth, but how to keep labor moving, how to understand what your baby needs you do to be born… and exactly what to do if labor does feel overwhelming at a given point – without drugs.

Can I Take The Classes if I'm Not Pregnant Yet?

This is one of the most common questions I get :) YES! You can start preparing for a healthy pregnancy now, and the information on pregnancy in my classes will get you started. Your MamaBaby Birthing membership is a lifetime membership, so you can go through the classes now and come back to them at any point in your pregnancy.  If you choose MamaBaby Complete Support, I'll support you as you TTC and through your pregnancy.

P.S. If you have any questions about this online class and how it can help you, please get in touch via email at kristen (at) naturalbirthandbabycare (dot) com. 

Yes, I want to start preparing for an awesome natural birth now!