Evidence Based Birth® Childbirth Class - Kelowna, BC - JULY 3rd, 2023 Start

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Evidence Based Birth® Childbirth Class - Kelowna, BC - JULY 3rd, 2023 Start

Get EMPOWERED with a 5 week class that will leave you educated, supported and informed with advocacy skills!

By Anna Marie Gierach

When and where

Date and time

Mon, Jul 3, 2023 6:30 PM - Mon, Jul 31, 2023 8:00 PM PDT



Refund Policy

Contact the organizer to request a refund.
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About this event

  • 28 days 1 hour
  • Mobile eTicket

This class is in a HYBRID format. For the first 4 weeks we will meet by ZOOM then in the last week we will meet IN PERSON for the Comfort Measures/Labour Rehersal Class!

(If you are attending from outside the Okanagan - I can make arrangements for a private/semi-private final class on ZOOM)

July 3rd - Orientation + Week 1 Material on ZOOM - 6:30-8:30PM PST

July 10th - Week 2 Material on ZOOM - 6:30-8PM PST

July 17th - Week 3 Material on ZOOM - 6:30-8PM PST

July 24th - Week 4 Material on ZOOM - 6:30-8PM PST

July 31st - Comfort Measures/Labour Rehersal - IN PERSON - Location TBD

**Video material is covered by students, independently each week, prior to each of the live zoom classes, then brought together for a personalized Q&A, in depth discussion and personalization of the material as needed.

Basic Ticket:

- $289 - Includes 3 months of access to the online portion of the class, a digital workbook, 5 class sessions, and mentoring from your EBB instructor, Anna Marie. One ticket covers you and a partner, with an extra support person welcome to the final in-person class!

Add Ons:

- $15 - Additional 3-Months of access to the online content (helpful if you are taking the class early in your pregnancy, or want the postpartum videos for a bit longer)

- $35 - PHYSICAL copy of the workbook (spiral bound)

- $69 - 1 Hour One-on-One ZOOM session with Instructor Anna Marie to go over any personalized questions, your birth plan or anything else your heart desires!

**If you are a birth professional and would like to AUDIT the class - please email me at youralignedbirth@gmail.com. There are a maximum of 2 audit spots per class, and I would be thrilled to have you see how great this class is for your community!

Here’s how it looks…

* Benefit from “Flipped Classroom” experience - Accommodates your learning style and busy schedules.  In between the weekly group classes, take your learning anywhere by viewing the dynamic video modules brought to you by Rebecca Dekker, PhD., founder of Evidence Based birth® at your own convenience.  They are divided into manageable weekly segments, keeping you on track. 

* Weekly Online Group Classes with your EBB® Instructor - Enjoy even more flexibility and convenience!  Both you and your partner will have the ability to attend the group meets virtually, from anywhere, on any laptop or mobile device (video chat).  This allows you a chance to ask questions and reflect on your learning!

* The last class includes comfort measures rehearsal with bonus of bringing along one additional family member, friend or doula!  All enjoyed in a relaxed environment. 

* Gain Personal Mentorship -  Anna Marie Gierach, is a birth doula, childbirth educator and pregnancy, postpartum and infant chiropractor in the Okanagan who will be bringing connection and passion about empowering your birth!

When you take the Evidence Based Birth® Childbirth Class, you will:

  • Learn about evidence based care
  • Practice a variety of comfort measures and learn about your options for labor coping
  • Know your rights as a birthing family and get comfortable with advocacy and communicating with your care team about your options and choices
  • Learn about the importance of supportive, respectful care before, during, and after your labor and birth
  • Connect with peers in a small, interactive cohort - classes are limited to 6 couples
  • Get prepared, get answers, get empowered!

Learning Objectives - Focus on comfort measures, evidence and advocacy:

  • How your Partner can be your Advocate
  • Evidence Based Care
  • Overcoming Fears and Anxieties
  • Comfort Measures
  • Stages of Labour
  • Navigating the Healthcare System
  • Providers (Models of Care)
  • Support & Doulas
  • Communicating with Hospital Staff & Knowing your Rights
  • Interventions
  • Pain Relief
  • Labour Rehearsal
  • Postpartum Discussion
  • Newborn Procedures & Baby Care
  • Breastfeeding/Chestfeeding

Inclusion Policy: Evidence Based Birth® and Your Prepared Birth are committed to creating an inclusive and welcoming environment for pregnant people of any age, religion, race, sexual identity, gender identity, or relationship status.

Refund Policy: Your payment reserves a spot in the class and is non-refundable, but tickets are transferable with adequate notice and approval.

About the organizer

Organized by
Anna Marie Gierach

Dr. Anna Marie Gierach (she/her) is a birth doula, childbirth educator and perinatal and infant chiropractor. She lives and practices in Kelowna, BC, Canada and has a passion for educating families in all ways!

She is an Evidence Based Birth® Instructor and is thrilled to bring these childbirth education, parent, and professional classes to her community.