Empowering you for a natural hospital birth


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Transform Your Hospital Birth Experience

Your birth, your way

Envision a birth that transcends the ordinary — one that is not just a medical procedure, but a treasured event that redefines your sense of confidence and resilience. You have the power to transform a conventional hospital setting into an extraordinary birthing haven. Equip yourself with the knowledge and confidence to make this vision a reality.
“I cannot recommend this course enough”
I cannot recommend this course enough. The pain management tools absolutely prepare you to be confident enough to have a natural hospital birth. The information is all scientifically-based and prepared you for the event that interventions are required. I felt like no matter what was thrown at me during delivery, I could look back to what I learned and make the best decision I could in the moment. Additionally, this course is amazing for support partners and helped my husband feel fully involved in the birth process.
Heather M.

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“I’m dedicated to helping you realize the birth experience of your dreams.”

“I had mixed feelings when I was preparing for the birth of my first child; excitement, anticipation, and hope were at the forefront.

But if you’re anything like me, I also felt overwhelmed with the fear of the unknown and anxiety about labor pain.

As a registered nurse, Lamaze certified childbirth educator, and mother of seven, I’ve been honored to help thousands of moms and partners embrace empowering, personalized natural hospital births. Your voice is the guiding force in your journey. My commitment is to support, uplift, and transform your dream of an empowering birth into a reality.

Together, we will replace the fear of the unknown with knowledge and trust in your body. You will be equipped with powerful tools to manage labor pain with confidence. I look forward to helping you experience a transformative birth, safely delivered!”

Meet Katie Griffin

RN, LCCE, Mother of 7

RN, LCCE, Mother of 7

Meet Katie Griffin


Join Our Supportive Community of Inspiring Moms

Kopa® is more than a birth class. It’s a community—a supportive space where motherhood is nurtured, fears are met with encouragement, and questions find answers. Enroll in the course and become a member in the private Kopa® Facebook community.

real moms,
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Laila I.

“I Felt Like I Had Just Won The Olympics”

Our birth story is definitely one I will enjoy sharing for the rest of my life. I cannot express in words how blessed I feel to have had such a positive experience. I felt like I had just won the Olympics or a triathlon or something. I felt exhausted and victorious. You truly helped me to have a confident childbirth.
Lindsay C.

“Experience We Will Cherish Forever”

“Taking the Kopa Birth class changed my birth experience. It game me the confidence and knowledge I needed. Even though I’m a nurse and I’ve seen birth many times, nothing can really prepare you for the experience yourself but this class did a great job. Thank you for helping me achieve a natural birth experience, it meant so much to us to have this wonderful experience that we will cherish forever.”
Alexandria V.

“It Really Grew Us As A Couple”

We are so thankful for Kopa! It felt so great to be able to ask the right questions to my midwife and the nursing staff and to have my husband know so much and be able to advocate and feel so equipped for the birth. He had never seen a birth before taking the class and that man did not bat an eye at anything that happened in the process. And he was the best at helping me with my breathing and encouraging me. It really grew us as a couple. Thanks Kopa!
Kristen W

“Empowering and Joyful”

Three years later I have had two wonderful hospital birth experiences and was able to do both labors completely unmedicated. I attribute this mainly to Katie’s amazing teaching through the course. Both my husband and I had the information we needed to understand our options and advocate for ourselves in the hospital, and we had practiced the coping techniques that got me through each contraction. Without KOPA there is no way I would have had such positive birth experiences that were not only safe and healthy for me and my babies but were also empowering and joyful.
Michele M.

“I can’t tell you the difference it made for us”

I was able to do the entire labor without an epidural, which I know was only because of your class. I was able to breathe and moan (which I never thought I would be a vocal person) through the contractions. I just wanted to thank you for preparing us for that experience. I can’t tell you the difference it made for us!

“So Proud, I Took Control of My Experience”

Due to health conditions, I have felt for years that I had lost the battle for control of my own body and I wanted to claim control when it came to my birth experience. I was SO PROUD of how well I managed my contractions, took control of my experience, and had a natural birth. I chalk it all up to Kopa and the amazing program. Not only was natural birth an unmatched, incredible experience of it’s own accord, I can’t even begin to tell you how much that has meant to me when it comes to my confidence, my autonomy, and believing in myself and my ability again. I love telling moms who are hopeful for a natural birth how incredibly Kopa made the difference for us!
Heather K.

“From Unknown & Terrifying to Attainable & Empowering”

I just wanted to say how grateful I am to have found Kopa Birth. I connected with Kopa right away. It eased our worry and left me feeling empowered and excited to take on this new challenge. My husband really enjoyed the classes as well and took so much from them so he felt confident as a support. I really cannot thank you enough from the bottom of my heart. It was the biggest help to have this completely unknown and terrifying thought of natural delivery be made into an attainable and empowering reality. What our bodies can do is truly a miracle.

Your transformative birth awaits

Money-back guarantee

You can purchase with confidence knowing that your online childbirth course comes with a 30-day, money-back guarantee. If for some reason you’re not satisfied with the course, let us know, and we’ll refund your purchase.

Money-back guarantee

You can purchase with confidence knowing that your online childbirth course comes with a 30-day, money-back guarantee. If for some reason you’re not satisfied with the course, let us know, and we’ll refund your purchase.

Course curriculum

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Embrace Physiologic Birth & Release the Fear of Pain

Your body is innately and powerfully made to give birth. The natural process of childbirth, known as physiologic birth, will unfold smoothly only when you feel safe, protected and private. We discuss the benefits of physiologic birth and the supportive role your birth team will play. We also challenge your perception of pain in labor, and learn concrete ways to release fear and embrace a positive birth.

Some subjects we’ll cover include:
Physiologic Birth
Your Birth Team
Owning Your Role As Boss
The Benefits of Relaxation, Rhythm, & Ritual
Pain vs Suffering
Relaxation and Tension Release
Introduction to Guided Imagery


Confidently Welcome Contractions: Early & Active Labor

Each contraction brings your baby closer and is a healthy sign of progress. We visualize the emotional and physical signs you will experience in early and active labor through memorable presentations. And you will begin to equip yourself with powerful pain coping tools, including a variety of patterned breathing techniques.

Some subjects we’ll cover include:
Touch Relaxation
The Birth Process
Early & Active Labor
Slow-Paced Breathing
Affirmations & Mantras
Modified-Paced Breathing


Pushing & Birth With Unwavering Partner Support

You are strong and able to birth, and your partner will provide nurturing support. We visualize the emotional and physical intensity of transitional labor, followed by practical skills like pushing positions and techniques. Partners learn to promote comfort and connection through a variety of labor positions and support strategies.

Some subjects we’ll cover include:
Patterned-Paced Breathing
Avoiding Tearing in Labor
Using a Labor Comfort Tools
Labor Postions


Navigate Labor Interventions Through Informed Consent

You are wise and capable of making the very best decisions for you and your baby. We explore the evidence-based use of labor interventions, scenarios when intervention may promote a safer outcome, and strategies to minimize unnecessary interventions. Deepen your understanding of both the benefits and the risks, and enhance your ability to collaborate effectively with your doctor.

Some subjects we’ll cover include:
Pain Medications & Epidurals
Cesarean Birth
Labor Induction
Fetal Monitoring
Rupturing Membranes

CLASSES 9 & 10

Troubleshooting for Success & Mock Labor

Knowledge is power, and you will have a deep understanding of the birth process and how to promote labor progress. We explore practical strategies to navigate common labor challenges, such as a pause in contractions or assisting your baby’s descent in the pelvis. Gain hands-on experience as we simulate the labor process in a unique mock labor class.

Some subjects we’ll cover include:
Birth Plans
Strategies to aid baby’s movement through the pelvis
Tips to naturally increase the strength of contractions
Managing a quick-to-start labor
Overcoming nausea and vomiting
Mock Labor Experience


Katie’s Natural Hospital Birth

As a culminating feature of the course, you’ll witness an intimate viewing of your childbirth instructor’s own natural birth in a hospital setting. Katie’s birth brings to life the principles and practices taught throughout the course in a vivid, relatable way. This class will reinforce your confidence and affirm your own potential for a transformative birth.

HSA/FSA reimbursable

Registered nurse & Lamaze certified childbirth educator

30-day money-back guarantee

Online streaming & self-paced

This birth course is perfectly suited for you if….

At Kopa Birth®, we specialize in empowering women for natural childbirth in a hospital setting. We know that birth centers and home births also provide an environment for safe, satisfying natural births. Yet some natural childbirth classes, even popular ones, are notorious for breeding distrust of the hospital system. Our online birthing classes are created and continuously refined by experienced healthcare professionals, including certified childbirth educators, nurses, and midwives. These experts understand the intricacies of natural birth in a hospital environment and are committed to guiding couples through this transformative experience.

Our birthing classes aim to introduce couples to a wide variety of pain coping strategies, enabling you to embrace contractions with calm and confidence. Unlike some courses that concentrate on a single method or isolated coping style, Kopa Birth offers a rich blend of the best coping tools from proven natural childbirth philosophies. This includes hypnobirthing-style relaxation, active partner involvement, varied breathing techniques, and movement; all designed to enhance your unique birthing experience.

When a natural approach to childbirth is embraced, the role of the partner becomes actively hands-on. The Kopa® Birth Course offers detailed instruction in each class, teaching your partner how to be effectively involved during and between contractions. This includes learning various techniques such as massage, movement, applying pressure, hot & cold therapies, and offering emotional support, among others. Kopa Birth® classes focus equally on equipping you and your partner with the skills and confidence to experience a positive birth.

Many moms worry that a natural, low-intervention birth is unlikely in a hospital setting. This simply is not true! Yes, hospitals do offer IVs, epidurals, inductions, and other interventions. But we’ll show you what to expect from the moment you walk into the hospital until the moment baby is born. We’ll also discuss specific interventions and the scenarios when interventions are and are not necessary. And we’ll equip you with strategies to communicate confidently with your nurses and doctor/midwife with confidence, ensuring your preferences are understood and respected.

Preparing for a low-intervention, natural hospital birth requires deliberate practice and planning. Yet, birth can be unpredictable. Even the best preparation, unexpected situations may arise. Kopa Birth® will teach you how to practice and prepare for the birth outcome that you want, and will also encourage you to be flexible and to give yourself grace. No judgment or shaming here!

This course might not be a good fit for you if…

Kopa Birth® classes provide more than 12 hours of premium video content. Although we offer written resources (such as 100+ page, full-color, downloadable course manual), the course is designed for active engagement and participation. You and your partner will immerse yourselves in practicing breathing techniques, positioning, and moving together, along with enjoying some entertaining, lecture-style instruction. But if voice-over PowerPoints are your preference, this is not the course for you.

We recognize that some moms may not feel comfortable in a hospital setting, possible due to negative experiences with doctors or a desire to avoid interventions altogether. Although a key objective of the Kopa® Birth class is to equip couples with coping techniques for natural birth, if your focus is not on navigating a hospital environment, you might find that the extensive time we dedicated to hospital birth instruction doesn’t align with your specific needs.

For many first-time moms, natural childbirth can be the most demanding physical challenge they’ll ever face. It requires significant effort, and we’re committed to equipping you with tools to feel calm and empowered during contractions. But if your birth plan takes an unexpected turn and you need or want an intervention, it’s important to know that it’s a valid and informed choice. Your birth is a success regardless of the path it takes! Kopa Birth® teaches moms to have grace for themselves and will prepare you with the confidence to make the decisions that are right for you. If you view the use of an epidural or pain medication as a failure, our approach to childbirth education may not align well with your beliefs.

The Kopa® Birth Course is nothing short of thorough. We cover a broad range of topics, from recognizing labor signs to knowing when to head to the hospital. But we’re also going to go deep into subjects like baby’s position in the pelvis and positions you can try to help turn baby during labor. Each session includes homework assignments, such as daily deep relaxation practice for 20 minutes every day that you can. This course is best suited for couples who want an in-depth understanding of natural hospital birth and are committed to consistently practicing coping strategies.

Frequently asked questions

Yes! Kopa Birth® classes are fully eligible for reimbursement through most HSA, FSA, and HRAs. In many cases, you can use your card to purchase the course directly on our website. If you need to purchase the course through a different payment method, your purchase receipt includes all the information you will need to send to your plan administrator to receive a reimbursement for your course. Learn more about HSA FSA eligibility.

We know that there’s a lot of hope and trust wrapped up in your choice of childbirth class, and we want this to be a risk-free experience for you. If for some reason you’re unsatisfied with the course, we offer a 30-day, 100% money-back guarantee. Just email us at [email protected], and we’ll process the refund.

The Kopa® Online Birth course features 12+ hours of video content split into 10 classes, with a bonus 11th class.

The content is available 24/7, so you are free to watch the videos as quickly as you need. But if you have a few months before your due date, here’s our recommended viewing schedule:

Week 1: Watch Classes #1 and 2

Week 2: Watch classes #3 and 4

Week 3: Watch classes #5 and 6

Week 4: Watch classes #7 and 8

Week 5: Watch classes #9 and 10

Any additional time you have before your due date will be spent practicing your labor coping tools, practicing, and practicing some more!! This is also a great time to re-watch any sections of the course where you need a little refresher.

The Kopa® Birth Course offers a 12-month access period.

Plus Membership gives you LIFETIME access to the Kopa® Birth Course and all other Kopa® Birth online courses. This means you can return and watch the classes again in a future pregnancy.

A list of “homework” assignments is provided at the end of each class. These include suggestions such as practicing deep relaxation or breathing techniques, having a discussion with your doctor/midwife about a particular subject, or prepping your labor-tools bag for the hospital. Completing these assignments and practicing the labor coping tools will significantly increase your ability to have a calm, rewarding natural hospital birth.

You will gain a wide variety of pain-coping skills in this course, from patterned breathing techniques to deep relaxation and labor positions. Practicing these techniques regularly will help you develop deep muscle memory. This will enable you to over-ride your natural, instinctive response to pain and replace it with the more effective tools you learn in the course.

Realistically, plan to set aside at least 20 minutes each day to practice.

Yes! This course is aimed to prepare both mom and partners for a transformation natural hospital birth. Partners are included in each and every class, gaining labor support skills along the way.

Kopa Birth® goes way beyond the basics of how to time contractions and when to leave for the hospital! We’ll demonstrate everything partners needs to know to support mom during labor

How to help mom breathe in labor
Pressure techniques to ease back pain
Touch and massage
Emotional cues
What to do if mom starts to struggle during labor
How to recognize when you need to offer new coping techniques
How to advocate for informed consent

The comprehensive nature of this course is suited to prepare couples for a natural childbirth. If you’re planning an epidural, you’ll learn all you need to know…and then some. But is it worth the time and money if you’re planning an epidural?

If you’re planning to get an epidural before contractions start (for example, you request a labor induction and start the epidural at the same time as the pitocin), and you’re on board with however your doctor wants to manage the labor from a medical perspective, this course would very likely be information overload. You could probably get the information you need in a shorter course that’s more focused on epidural birth, such as a hospital-based childbirth class.

If you want to learn coping tools to manage contractions before your epidural (say you want to labor at home for as long as possible before going to the hospital, or your hospital encourages moms to be 6 centimeters dilated and in active labor before hospital admission), this course will prepare you and your partner to cope well with contractions and labor pain. And if you would like to understand how interventions are connected in labor and try to avoid additional interventions, you’ll be well-prepared to ask questions and make informed choices.

Ultimately, if you view the courses and practice what you learn, you’ll enter labor with the freedom to make choices during your birth. You’ll be able to walk the halls, get in the tub, move on a birth ball, or ultimately decide when you’re ready to start the epidural.