Evidence Based Birth® Childbirth Class

This Evidence Based Birth® Childbirth Class is taught by Sandra Crawford, certified DONA doula and experienced Evidence Based Birth® Instructor.

In my practice as a doula, it is my goal to ensure that families are well prepared to enter confidently into their own unique experience of childbirth and the journey of parenthood. I feel strongly that parents deserve quality information, tools and support that allow them to make empowered decisions every step of the way. The Evidence Based Birth® Childbirth Class is perfectly aligned with this goal. Since becoming an EBB Instructor in 2019, I’ve been honored to share this class with hundreds of expecting parents, and I’d love to have you join in on an upcoming session!

Evidence Based Birth® Childbirth Class
local in-person sessions
and world-wide virtual
sessions now available!

Classes fill up quickly – register to reserve your spot!

Are you looking for a childbirth class that gives you the flexibility of learning online, but also the support and encouragement of live mentorship?

What’s Included:

3 Month Access to Online Parent Portal:

Over 12 hours of course videos on content from the basics of labor & support tools for partners to newborn care & the 4th trimester. Also included: EBB Signature Articles & One-Page Handouts, Audio Relaxation Tracks, and Birth Video Library. (Option to have 6 month access for $10)

6 Weekly Live Class Meetings:

Interactive course discussions with your classmates in a supportive environment with mentorship from Sandra, experienced EBB Instructor since 2019 and DONA Certified Doula since 2015. Meetings held virtually or in-person.

Digital E-Workbook:

You will be given access to the digital course workbook to help you and your partner follow along with the course and to use as a reference. (Physical copy available shipped to your address for $20.)

Optional Private
One-on-One Session:

The option to schedule a private one-hour Zoom session with Sandra to discuss your plans and have all of your questions answered through one-on-one mentorship.

Bonus Prizes

You and your partner will have the opportunity to win fun & useful prizes by completing assignments and participating in class discussions.

It’s important to remember that there is no one right way or place to have a baby. As an EBB Instructor,
I strive to help you discover the options that you feel are best for your family.

In this class I focus on comfort, evidence, and advocacy in a judgement-free, unbiased environment. The goal of this class is to enable parents to birth from a place of empowerment and informed choice. Below are the topics we’ll cover that will help you prepare for your birth:

  • Evidence Based Care
  • Overcoming Fears & Anxieties
  • Comfort Measures
  • Stages of Labor
  • Navigating the Healthcare System
  • Providers (Models of Care)
  • Tools for supportive partners
  • Doulas
  • Communicating with your care team
  • Knowing your Rights
  • Interventions
  • Coping Tools & Pain Relief for labor
  • Labor Rehearsal
  • Postpartum Discussion
  • Newborn Procedures
  • Baby Care
  • Breastfeeding

Upcoming Virtual Sessions:

August 2023 Virtual Session

6-week series completely online via Zoom
August 2 – September 6
Wednesdays, 6:30pm Eastern Time
Ideal for those expecting late Sep./October 2023

INVESTMENT: $249-$299

September 2023 Virtual Session

6-week series completely online via Zoom
September 7 – October 12
Thursdays, 6:30pm Eastern Time
Ideal for those expecting late Oct./November 2023

INVESTMENT: $249-$299

October 2023 Virtual Session

6-week series completely online via Zoom
October 4 – November 8
Wednesdays, 6:30pm Eastern Time
Ideal for those expecting late Nov./December 2023

INVESTMENT: $249-$299

November 2023 Virtual Session

6-week series completely online via Zoom
November 15 – December 20
Wednesdays, 6:30pm Eastern Time
Ideal for those expecting in January 2024

INVESTMENT: $249-$299

Upcoming In-Person Sessions:

Charlottesville, VA
September 2023 In-Person Session

Hosted at Our Neighborhood Child Development Center
1015 East Market Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902

6-week comprehensive series for the Charlottesville area
September 18 – October 23
Mondays, 6:30pm
Meetings on 9/18 & 10/23 at Our Neighborhood Child Development Center
Other weekly discussion groups held online via Zoom
Ideal for those expecting November/December 2023

INVESTMENT: $249-$299

Space in each class is limited (6 couples per class) –
do not wait to schedule.

Learn more about Evidence Based Birth® by visiting the EBB website.

What Past Students Are Saying:

“We REALLY enjoyed your class and your calming, positive presence! You left us feeling more prepared, educated, and empowered to have a healthy labor and birth journey that aligns with our wishes. We can’t thank you enough for sharing your wisdom and experience with us.”

- EBB Childbirth Class Student (September 2021)

“It was a wonderful course and we have recommended it to every couple we know who are thinking about getting pregnant. We really appreciate your advice and your patience to answer all of our questions.”

 - EBB Childbirth Class Student (August 2020)

“The walkthrough of labor was extremely helpful today. We both feel, overall, much more prepared and empowered. I thought labor and delivery would just be a horrific experience to get through, but now I’m actually looking forward to it! Thank you so much!!!!”

- EBB Childbirth Class Student (Summer 2020)

Private Sessions Available

Looking for a last minute Childbirth Class?

Private session classes can be arranged to meet your specific scheduling needs.

6 private class sessions of comprehensive childbirth education/preparation via Zoom.

Full one-on-one mentorship from your instructor to have ALL of your questions answered. Includes 3-months access to the online portion of the class, spiral bound workbook, 6 live one-on-one Zoom sessions with your instructor to discuss online materials and receive mentorship working around your own schedule.


Inclusion Policy:

Evidence Based Birth® is committed to creating an inclusive and welcoming environment for pregnant persons 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 from Sandra.

Note: As an active birth doula, there is a small chance that I would be required to reschedule a session due to being needed at a birth. If necessary, I will do my best to give notice of a rescheduling as far in advance as possible and will be flexible in setting a date/time for the rescheduled event.

*I feel passionately that every family should have the support they desire. All service packages and Childbirth Class options are available with sliding scale payment options. Send me a note if you are interested in sliding scale options.*

If you have questions,
I’d love to hear from you!