Evidence Based Birth® Childbirth Class

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

An Evidence Based Birth® Instructor is a birth professional specially trained in how to help families get evidence based care. The desire to ensure that families have options, access to quality care, and support in making their decisions led me to become an instructor offering workshops for expecting parents as well as continuing education opportunities for birth professionals locally in the Charlottesville, VA area & virtually nationwide.


Evidence Based Birth® Childbirth Class – now offered completely online via live Zoom sessions! Classes fill up quickly – register to reserve your spot!

In my practice as a doula, it is my goal to ensure that families are well prepared to enter confidently into childbirth and the journey of parenthood. I feel strongly that parents deserve quality information, tools and support that allow them to make empowered decisions. Since beginning my journey as a doula, I have been seeking a childbirth class that fits this description, and the Evidence Based Birth® Childbirth Class is it! I am very excited to bring the Evidence Based Birth® Childbirth Class to you!


About the class:

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

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

  • Mentorship from Sandra, experienced EBB Instructor and DONA Certified Birth Doula
  • The flexibility and comfort of learning from your own home in your own time with a fun, relaxed & interactive class structure
  • A supportive community of fellow classmates
  • Six weeks of online videos for you and your partner to watch together & six live class sessions with Sandra and the other expecting parents in your class
  • Access to the Evidence Based Birth® Parents site containing a PDF library with articles covering research on over 30 topics, a video library, beautiful birth videos, breastfeeding & newborn care ideas, relaxations audio tracks and more!

It’s important to remember that there is no one right way or place to have a baby. Your instructor strives to help you discover the options that you feel are best for your family.

In this class we 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 Sessions:

September 2021 Session

6-week comprehensive series via Zoom
September 1 – October 6
Wednesdays, 6:30pm Eastern Time
Ideal for those expecting Mid-October – November of 2021

INVESTMENT: $200-$300


October 2021 Session

6-week comprehensive series via Zoom
October 7 – November 11
Thursdays, 6:30pm Eastern Time
Ideal for those expecting Late November – December of 2021

INVESTMENT: $200-$300


Nov./Dec. 2021 Session

6-week comprehensive series via Zoom
November 16 – December 21
Tuesdays, 6:30pm Eastern Time
Ideal for those expecting January – Early February of 2022

INVESTMENT: $200-$300


Private Sessions Available

Private session classes are 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.

INVESTMENT: $350


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


What Past Students Are Saying:

“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 Session 2020)

“Thank you for a wonderful course Sandra! The content was great, and it was very helpful to hear your perspective on things. It was an incredibly valuable learning experience. Thank you!”

- EBB Childbirth Class Student (August Session 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 Session 2020)

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.

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