Childbirth Education

COVID-19 UPDATE: All classes available virtually

Your child’s birth day will be one of the biggest days of your life. Be prepared, be confident, and have a wonderful birth with the help from the team at DC Birth Doulas. Classes offered virtually and in D.C., Maryland, and Virginia – taught by certified Lamaze Educators and experienced doulas.

Virtual Comprehensive Birth Classes

Our comprehensive classes help give you the tools you will need for a normal physiological vaginal or cesarean birth in an interactive learning environment. We prepare you to navigate and use modern medicine wisely – using evidence and not fear. Classes include videos of stages of birth, group work, games, plenty of time to practice and explore comfort tools, massage, and breathing techniques. Fee includes pregnant person plus a support person.

Virtual classes are livestream taught by DCBD Lamaze instructors. We have adapted our in-person classes to a virtual platform while maintaining a foundation of evidence-based content, interactive learning, instruction and time to practice hands on comfort tools, and real time feedback from your instructor – all from the safety and comfort of your own home. Please read the terms and conditions.

Fee $250

FREE with the purchase of the DCBD birth doula package.

Register for Classes

Saturdays 10:00am-5:00pm

Mon, Wed, Fri 6:30pm-8:30pm

Mini Birth Class

A 3-hr practical hands-on distance-learning workshop focusing on positions and techniques to find comfort and help labor progress. Great as a supplementary class to practice labor skills near the end of pregnancy or as a refresher course for repeat parents. Please read the terms and conditions.

Fee: $150

FREE with the purchase of a DCBD birth doula package

Private Birth Classes

Meet virtually with one of our Lamaze certified childbirth educators from the comfort of your own home to discuss anything related to your pregnancy, birth or postpartum period – or for a customized private childbirth class.

Fee $200/hour 

[20% discount with the purchase of a DCBD birth doula package]