Frequently Asked Questions

Below are a list of questions couples frequently ask when registering for the KOPA® PREPARED online childbirth class series. If you have a question that is not included on this page, please email us at [email protected]

About the Class

You will always have access to a Kopa Birth® instructor to answer any questions you might have while participating in the online course. Email your course-related questions directly to [email protected] and include your best contact info. You will typically receive a response within 24 hours.
The KOPA® PREPARED Essentials course is comprised of 8 classes, offering over 12 hours of instruction. Since the course is available 24/7, you can view the classes at your own pace. We recommend finishing the core course within 1-2 months.

The KOPA® PREPARED Plus package offers additional courses and materials. Some are relevant as early as the first trimester, such as the Prenatal Fitness Program. Other are beneficial even after baby is born, such as the Newborn Babywearing Basics Class.

The choice to attend a live, instructor-led childbirth class or an online class depends on your circumstances and preferences. Kopa Birth® offers both online and local childbirth classes in select cities.

Read our blog post about online vs local childbirth classes. Or, read our post about the benefits of online childbirth classes.

When you register for your KOPA® PREPARED online childbirth class, you will automatically receive a payment statement. This statement includes all of the information you need to submit to your FSA or HSA and functions as your receipt for reimbursement.
We want you to purchase your online childbirth course with confidence. Kopa Birth® provides you with a 100% risk free, 30-day, money back guarantee. If after viewing the class you do not feel more confident and prepared for childbirth, email us at [email protected] and we will refund the full price of your class, no questions asked. The refund is valid within 30 days of purchasing the course.
The online class login access and materials are intended exclusively for the couple who purchased the online class. If you have a friend or family member that will be part of your birth team, you can share relevant portions of the class to help ensure that they are prepared to offer you the best support possible.
Technical problems while viewing the online course are rare. However, if you have difficulties, contact us at [email protected] and we’ll do our best to resolve your problem asap.

As with any online streaming video, ensure that you have data or a sufficient internet connection to view the classes.

Who Should Take the Class

The KOPA® PREPARED Essentials course was created to offer stand-alone childbirth preparation for first-time parents. You will not need to supplement this class with an additional childbirth class.

We do recommend that couples take a tour of their birth facility. We also recommend that couples participate in a high-quality breastfeeding class.

Yes, yes, and definitely yes! Kopa Birth® classes aim to prepare both mom and partner with the tools to have a confident natural birth.

Your partner will the skills needed to provide powerful birth support, including touch, massage, sensory techniques, and emotional support. Your partner will develop a realistic sense of the intensity of labor, learn what sounds and emotions are common in laboring moms, and much more.

Absolutely! Childbirth classes are for moms who are die-hard about natural birth, as well as for moms who are considering an epidural. Many hospitals do not admit moms until they are 6 centimeters dilated and mom is in active labor. Labor coping tools can help you feel calm and in control during the contractions you will feel before you can get an epidural.
Many couples who take our classes have given birth before. Some had planned epidurals with their previous births and would now like to prepare for a natural, or unmedicated, childbirth. Others planned for a natural birth but didn’t feel well prepared, and are taking a Kopa Birth® course to learn more coping tools.
No matter how much time you have to prepare, knowledge is always power! View your online childbirth class at an accelerated rate and begin practicing your relaxation, breathing techniques, and positions right away. Don’t worry that you don’t have as much time as you’d like — just do your best and start preparing today!