Kopa Birth® started in 2009 as a local natural childbirth class in Atlanta, GA. Since then, we’ve grown to feature services from a variety of birth professionals who passionately want to help prepare women and their partners for a healthy pregnancy, a natural childbirth, and a smooth transition to parenthood. Kopa Birth® classes have helped over 4,000 couples throughout the world, and we hope to get the chance to meet you, too.
As a Registered Nurse and Lamaze certified childbirth educator, my professional expertise is in the field of natural hospital birth. Through over 11 years of teaching birthing classes, I’ve had the opportunity to help thousands of couples to approach natural childbirth with calm and confidence. I’m married to my husband, Seth, and together we have 6 kids ranging in age from 16 to 2.
Together, Seth and I have felt the thrill of positive pregnancy tests as well as the heartbreak of miscarriages. With some babies we were able to get pregnant easily, and with others we had as much as a 4-year gap in between. And each birth was unique, too – like the epidural I had with my first, or the unmedicated pitocin-induction with baby #2. (If you’re interested, you can read about each of my births here.) I try to be compassionate with my mamas, because I’ve been there and I know that you’ve got a lot of questions.
…You can find me out on a jog with my dog, cheering like “that mom” on the sidelines of a basketball game, sneaking in a date night at Aldi with Seth, or cooking a family dinner with my sisters.
I homeschool my kids, love basketball, Scorpio, have run 2 marathons, 50/50 ESTJ and ISTJ, can’t ski or roller skate, and adore moose tracks ice cream covered in peanut butter.
True confession, ladies…sharing details about myself on social media terrifies me and I’ve tried to avoid it for years! But as I work with more and more online clients, I’m eager to meet you, connect with you, and be more available to help guide and coach you during your pregnancy and birth. So, if you can forgive my delayed responses now and then (at least till the kiddos are all asleep 🙂 ), let’s connect!
Seth is a dad of 6 with a BA from Brigham Young University and an MBA from Georgia Tech. He’s an expert at massaging, breathing with, and comforting his wife during labor. Seth manages technology, support, and generally keeping people happy at Kopa Birth®.
Tatum is the founder of Total Mommy Fitness and created the Prenatal Fitness program in the KOPA® PREPARED Plus course. She served in the army where she began her career fitness training. She has achieved personal training certifications from the National Academy of Sports Medicine, American Council on Exercise, Moms in Motion – SWA Fitness Education, and Maternal and Infant Nutrition – Nutrition Dimension. She went on to obtain a BS and MBA from TCU.
Rachel helped create the Kopa Birth® Relaxation Triggers class and is featured in the KOPA® PREPARED online childbirth course, as well. She received her BS in Rec Therapy and has worked with a wide range of clients, from troubled teens to laboring moms, teaching them the benefits of deep relaxation. Rachel is the mother of 6 and works as a labor and postpartum doula.
Bonnie helped create the Babywearing Basics class and is featured in the KOPA® PREPARED PLUS course. She is an accredited Master Babywearing Educator, certified through Babywearing International. She is also a mother and babywearing consultant in private practice. Bonnie’s mission is to help parents thrive in their role of caregiver, and she views babywearing as a tool to enable parents to both care for their newborn and accomplish the tasks of daily life.
Stephanie is the creator of the Kopa Birth® Meal Plans, and has worked as a hospital-based dietitian. She has a passion for nutrition, and has used food to help heal issues ranging from diabetes to ulcerative colitis. Stephanie is a natural-birthing mother of 6.