Calm, Prepared, Relaxed, Confident.
Classes for Natural Hospital Birth
You want a simple, natural birth in a hospital, free of unnecessary medical procedures.
You want to make choices during labor, confident that your doctor and nurses will honor your preferences.
You want freedom to move and give birth in the position that feels best to you, without restrictive policies or rules.
You NEED Kopa Birth®.
AT KOPA BIRTH®, WE'RE EXPERTS IN NATURAL HOSPITAL BIRTH.
The KOPA® PREPARED online birthing course was created by Katie Griffin, a Registered Nurse turned Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator. She's given birth 6 times (5 of them were natural hospital births). And she's helped prepare over a thousand couples just like you for their own, empowering, natural hospital birth.
Online Birthing Classes.
Kopa Birth® online childbirth classes allow you to prepare for a natural hospital birth from the comfort of your own home, 24/7.
100% risk-free, 30-day, money back GUARANTEE!
No worries, you can purchase a KOPA® PREPARED online childbirth course with confidence! We guarantee that our online birthing classes will help you feel more confident and prepared for childbirth, or we’ll refund your money. No questions asked.
Well-Prepared, Happy Couples!
Read what other couples have to say about their experience with Kopa Birth® childbirth classes!
After two cesareans, I had a natural delivery with no complications, in large part due to the tools I learned in the Kopa classes. I was able to focus on my body and baby, knowing that this was a natural process I was made to do.Sabrina L.
I kept telling the Hubbs that we needed coaching if we were going to have a natural birth with our very first child. He left raving about the class and that it was worth every penny! I was able to have a successful, natural birth experience. Yay!!Nyla P.
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!
Our birth experience was amazing. We had a natural and intervention-free birth, and my husband was an incredible coach. Your class was invaluable and prepared us so well for birth. I will be sure to recommend it any chance I get!Jordan H.
I developed some health problems at the end of my pregnancy. It turned out that I wasn’t even allowed to have an epidural due to my condition, so even though we desired a natural birth we were especially grateful we had taken the course! The breathing techniques got me through labor 🙂Laura P.
Check out a sample of the instruction you’ll receive in your
KOPA® PREPARED online birthing classes!
KOPA® PREPARED Online Birthing Class FEATURES
KOPA® PREPARED Essentials Course – $195
Online Birthing Class #1: A Foundation of Relaxation
The first class offers an introduction to the benefits of natural childbirth. You will see how relaxation can be the foundation of a positive natural birth. Learn how steer clear of suffering in labor, and to replace fear with confidence. Some of the subjects you will cover include:
• The Benefits of Relaxation, Rhythm, & Ritual
• Fear – Tension – Pain Cycle
• Pain vs Suffering
• Cooked vs Uncooked Noodle Theory
• Positions for Relaxation
• Introduction to Guided Imagery
Online Birthing Class #2: The Birth Process & Early Labor
In the second class, jump right into prelabor and early labor. Visualize what to expect physically and emotionally during early labor. Learn labor coping tools to work with your mind and body for a positive early labor experience. Some of the subjects you will cover include:
• Touch Relaxation
• The Birth Process
• Signs of Labor
• Prelabor & Early Labor
• Introduction to Breathing Techniques
• Slow-Paced Breathing
• Affirmations & Mantras
Online Birthing Class #3: Patterned Breathing & Active Labor
In the third class, explore the excitement and intensity of active labor. Start practicing more advanced, modified-paced breathing techniques. Experiment with your new labor coping tools during a pain stimulus! (This is nothing to worry about– we promise!!) Some of the subjects you will cover include:
• Ideal Birth Imagery
• Active Labor
• Modified-Paced Breathing Techniques
• Pain Stimulus
• Leaving for the Hospital
Online Birthing Class #4: Transition & The Pushing Phase
The 4th class offers a glimpse into transition, the most powerful phase of the first stage of labor. Partners learn how to support mom during strong contractions, and how to guide her through a positive birth experience. Couples also practice pushing positions & techniques. Some of the subjects you will cover include:
• Vocalizing in Labor
• Patterned-Paced Breathing
• Birth Videos
• Pushing Positions & Techniques
• Perineal Support
Online Birthing Class #5: Labor Positions & Sensory Techniques
The fifth class offers couples a mini-workout as you practice and perfect a wide variety of labor positions. Partners learn pressure techniques to ease back pain in labor. Explore sensory techniques — additional tools that engage mom’s senses and enhance her labor rituals. Some of the subjects you will cover include:
• Back Pain in Labor
• The Posterior Position
• Using a Birth Ball
• Labor Positions to Promote Comfort and Progress
• Sensory Techniques
Online Birthing Class #6: Medications, Cesareans, & Labor Inductions
The 6th class offers a deep dive into the most significant labor interventions. Consider your options for medicinal pain relief, including IV narcotics and epidurals. Explore scenarios in which a cesarean birth or labor induction is beneficial, as well as steps to avoid unnecessary intervention. Some of the subjects you will cover include:
• Positive Birth Affirmations
• Analgesic Pain Medications
• Assisted Delivery
• Cesarean Birth
• Labor Induction
Online Birthing Class #7: Benefits & Risks of Hospital-Based Interventions
In the 7th class, continue to challenge your thinking on the benefits & risks of common hospital-based interventions. Learn how to work with your doctor or midwife to promote both safety and comfort in labor. Some of the subjects you will cover include:
• Overcoming Challenges of Relaxation
• Advocating for Informed Consent
• What to Expect at the Hospital
• Fetal Monitoring
• Rupturing Membranes
Online Birthing Class #8: Birth Plans & The Mock Labor Experience
The 8th class is where it all comes together! Couples practice their relaxation, positioning, breathing, and other coping tools amidst simulated contractions. We don’t want to give away the secret of the mock labor, but we promise you that you’ll leave feeling pumped up and more prepared for birth! Some of the subjects you will cover include:
• How to Write a Birth Preference that Gets Results
• What to do with your Birth Preference
• Packing for the Hospital
• The Mock Labor
Bonus Video: Katie’s Natural Hospital Birth
Join your pregnant instructor, Katie and her husband, Seth, for the natural hospital birth of baby #5. Watch as she progresses from early labor to active labor to transition and finally to pushing. See how you can likewise implement your new coping tools to have a positive, confident natural birth!
KOPA® PREPARED Plus Course – $245
In addition to the core classes of the Essentials Course, the Plus Course features include:
Relaxation Triggers Class
Relaxation Triggers are another tool mom can use to diversify her guided imagery practice and add depth to the rituals she uses in labor. This video-based online class is presented by Rachel Gray, a Certified Recreational Therapist, and offers a more advanced, hypno-style approach to relaxation. The Relaxation Triggers class is intended to supplement the KOPA PREPARED® course instruction on deep relaxation.
Prenatal Fitness: Fitness Instruction & Workouts for Each Trimester
Maintain a fit and healthy pregnancy through safe and effective pregnancy workouts! Read along as Certified Personal Trainer Tatum Rebelle presents the facts on exercise in pregnancy, dispels common myths, and offers prenatal fitness routines catered to each trimester of pregnancy. Brief instructional videos are included to demonstrate each exercise.
Newborn Babywearing Basics Class
Babywearing is a tool that can enable parents to both care for their newborn and accomplish the tasks of everyday life. Join Master Babwearing Educator, Bonnie Stafford, as she demonstrates safe newborn babywearing. Explore the brand name baby carriers and holds that are most useful for the newborn phase. This is a video-based, online class.
Kopa® Meal Plans
A healthy baby begins with a healthy pregnancy, and a healthy pregnancy is centered in good nutrition. Kopa Birth®’s Registered Dietitian, Stephanie Whiting, has created one week of daily, nutritious and practical meal plans to support a healthy pregnancy. The recipes use affordable, accessible ingredients to create meals that you and your family are sure to love. Provided in a digital format.
Partner Labor Guides®
The Partner Labor Guide® Series provides mobile access to the information a partner needs to support mom throughout labor. The three downloadable guides are designed for optimal viewing on a mobile phone. Titles include “Sensory Techniques,” “Positions for Labor,” and “Positions for Pushing.”
“Positive Affirmations for Labor” & “Touch Relaxation” Audio Downloads
Download two additional guided imagery scripts. “Positive Affirmations for Birth” offers positive, encouraging mantras to build your confidence in your ability to give birth. “Touch Relaxation” offers an interactive script for moms and partners to practice the skill of touch relaxation together.
Meet Your Instructor for the KOPA® PREPARED
Online Birthing Class Series
Benefits of Online Birthing Classes
Labor and birth preparation in an intimate journey. Online birthing classes enable you to learn in the privacy of your own home.
Online birthing classes can be viewed anytime, anywhere on a computer, tablet, or phone. No need for babysitters, long commutes, and scheduling conflicts!
For some learners, repetition of coping techniques and other class materials is essential. Online birthing classes enable you to review the lessons over and over as needed.
You can have a POSITIVE, EMPOWERING BIRTH!
Kopa Birth® is here to guide you. We offer a variety of local and online birthing classes to prepare you and your partner for an amazing birth experience.
Kopa Birth® Local, Instructor-Led Courses.
Not a online-course person? Want to have a hands on experience? Try these Instructor-Led Courses.
Online Birthing Classes vs Local Childbirth Classes
Deciding between a Kopa Birth® online birthing class and one of our local classes can be a difficult decision. Consider the following points to see which of our childbirth classes is the best fit for you:
Learn more about local vs online childbirth classes.
Local Kopa Birth® childbirth classes offer a sense of community as you mingle and learn with other expectant couples. On the other hand, online birthing classes give you access to a private mentor any time of the day.
A local, live childbirth class enables the instructor to be flexible and answer questions that arise in the moment. In our online birthing classes, your instructor will ask follow-up questions and allow for self-reflection and practice before moving on to the next subject.
Breathing techniques, comfort positions and relaxation skills will be the focus of your course. Kopa Birth® local childbirth educators offer instant feedback and correction that only a face-to-face class can provide. On the other hand, the accessibility of watching an online class over and over again is hard to beat.
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Class #1: A Foundation of Relaxation
Sign up today to receive access to view the first KOPA® PREPARED online childbirth class, Class #1: A Foundation of Relaxation.