Finding a high-quality natural childbirth class that fits your birth philosophy, coping style, and schedule is hard enough. We created this list of the top 5 natural childbirth classes in St. Louis to help make your choice a little easier.
We’ve created a list of five natural childbirth classes that will help you prepare for a natural childbirth in the St. Louis, MO metropolitan area. These classes have all been recommended to be included on this list. Each class presents a different curriculum, and will offer varied approaches to childbirth. Do your homework to find the best fit for your birth philosophy and coping style.
Here’s our list of top natural childbirth classes in St. Louis:
Kopa Birth® offers local and online childbirth classes to prepare couples for natural birth. Practice deep relaxation, breathing techniques, labor positions, and much more. Kopa Birth® can help you prepare for an amazing natural birth!
Video-based, Online Childbirth Classes
• Cost: $195+
• 8 comprehensive video classes
• 12+ hours of instruction
• Natural hospital birth footage
• Mock labor experience
• Downloadable relaxation audio tracks and course manual
Barnes-Jewish Hospital offers a wide range of childbirth classes. Their prepared childbirth class covers labor and birth, breathing and relaxation, pain control and medical interventions. Their Natural Birth and Labor Preparation course is geared towards minimizing medical interventions. They also have breastfeeding and newborn care classes.
Birth and Wellness Center
The Birth and Wellness Center offers a venue for a few different instructors to teach their classes. New Generation Birth teaches a 6-week class that is geared towards home birth, but is also beneficial for hospital births. Birthworks is a 9-week class that is comprehensive in nutrition, postpartum, breastfeeding and natural birth. They offer many other courses that are different lengths and cover different techniques.
Missouri Baptist is the hospital of choice for women desiring a natural birth. They offer a four week natural childbirth class. The class covers the stages of labor and birth, breathing and relaxation techniques, comfort measures and support.
Naturally Prepared offers a 6-session course that is geared towards out-of-hospital births, but is useful to those preparing for a natural birth in the hospital with a supportive team. The course covers physiology, pain coping, relaxation, comfort measures and the role of the partner.
Wonderfully Made offers an 8-week class that covers pregnancy discomforts, prenatal nutrition, exercises, relaxation techniques, partner support, stages of labor, complications, postpartum, newborns and breastfeeding.
Do you have a recommendation of a natural childbirth class in St. Louis that should be included on this list? Please, tell us! Contact Kopa Birth® for possible inclusion on this list.