Esali Birth’s standard classes are catered towards both the mother and father providing a vast array of information over a 10-week course structure (2 hrs, 1 time a week) to ensure that each couple is provided with plenty of time to develop questions, gain answers, and feel confident in their choices and forthcoming events. 10-Week series are available in a winter, spring, summer, and fall session, and can be enrolled in up to the start of the class. Discounts may be available for mid-enrollment and pay-per-class options are available. Classes are kept small (~5 couples) to increase interaction and ease in the ability of answering questions. Additionally, Esali Birth is NOT affiliated with any hospital or medical practice, and therefore, is not restricted on the content we are allowed to provide. We structure our classes so that couples are informed of routines and have the resources available to make informed decisions.
View the 10-Week Course Syllabus below
Fathers are highly recommended to attend; however, if they are unable to be present, we strongly encourage bringing a partner that will be providing assistance both during labor/birth and the postpartum period. Below is a summarized outline of the information you will be provided with during your course. Local students are provided with worksheets to enhance information and granted access to the complete online course for review (and in case they have to miss a class) until they birth their baby.
A $25 fee is required at the time of registration to hold your spot. This is refundable up to a week prior to the start date of the class should you need to withdraw for any reason.
Early registration – which is up to 1 month prior to the start date of any series – provides you with a $25 discount.
The standard series is $150/couple and includes a handout packet and access to the complete online series until you birth your baby (or for 90 days if you’re taking the class outside of pregnancy).
Mothers can request a payment plan or apply for a “scholarship” that will allow a reduced fee ($25 minimum) based on their personal situation. If you are interested either of these options, please note you must register through early registration (1 Month prior to the start date) as these spots are limited.
Please contact us with any questions.
Each class includes time allotted for relaxation techniques and discussion as necessary for any questions that may arise.
Additional Course Options
Primaparous Single Sessions – $25/ea.
If you have given birth before and only want refreshed on a few topics, you’re welcome to pick and choose classes from the 10-Week Standard Series to attend. If you can attend a full 10-week series, we strongly suggest the full course for optimal information as the full series goes more in-depth and allows additional time to gain confidence and understanding of normal birth. Students attending two or more classes will also receive access to the online Labor & Birth Overview at no additional charge.
6-Week Series – $100
The 6-week series is an alternative option for students who do not wish to attend the full 10-week course - however, these are only scheduled when another series is unavailable. Students who are opting for more of a pay-per-class approach during the 10-week course can choose this option to bundle up and save money. The courses included are Classes 2, 4, 5, 6, 8, & 9 of the 10-Week series – please see outline above for details.
If you can attend a full 10-week series, we strongly suggest the full course for optimal information, time, and access to resources – however, this course does include the complete 10-week series to obtain the additional classes in the online format.
Available in Webinar (Real-Time Online Series) - Contact Us for details.
3-Day Condensed – $75
*Scheduled as Needed
These shortened 3-hour/3-day workshops provide the basics in a format suitable for those who need a lot of information in little time.
Class 1 covers pregnancy issues including care providers, nutrition, exercise, and relaxation techniques.
Class 2 covers labor and birth, touching on aspects such as birth locations and interventions, as well as laboring and pushing techniques.
Class 3 covers variations/complications and pospartum issues such as breastfeeding as well as allows time for a labor rehearsal and questions/answers and discussion.
If you can attend a full 10-week series, we strongly suggest the full course for optimal information as the 3-day course does not allow much time to cover all recommended topics or go in-depth on each subject. Students are also given access to the online Labor & Birth Overview at no additional charge.
Online Classes & Webinars
EB on You Tube
Visit our You Tube chanel for free webinars and our introductory Prenatal Choices webinar that discusses options you can make before pregnancy, and earl in pregnancy, to affect your perinatal expeience. This webinar is a [free] condensed version of our online Choices class. Those who view the Prenatal Choices webinar can write down the discount code in the bottom right hand corner of the slides for $10 off the online choices class. Other webinars on our channel include:
Prenatal Chocies Webinar
Butterfly Birth Webinar
10-Week Complete Online Perinatal Series – $100 – Click to Enroll
The online classes follow the same 10-week structure as the standard classes in a self-paced format (including all seminars listed below); however, for the modern age, some couples may not be able to attend a local class, on a scheduled date. Because childbirth education is so important, we want to be sure we reach everyone we can. You can enroll any time in this self-paced course with guideance through e-mail with the instructor if needed. Access to the 10-Week Online Series is included in the Local Standard Course tuition.
Available in CD format for access offline – Contact Us for this option
Choices - $25 – Click to Enroll
The Choices course is approximately a 2 hour seminar covering prenatal options that affect your entire perinatal experience. These topics include Care Providers & Birth Locations, Nutrition & Health, Exercise & Well-being. This is an excellent course to take prior to pregnancy to help you make the best decisions with the ability to have the most amount of time and positive influence on your situation, as well as at any point during the pregnancy.
A free condensed version of this seminar is scheduled on a bi-annual (or as-needed) basis. Contact Us for details.
Comfort - $25 – Click to Enroll
This course is known as the “Aha” seminar – approximately 2 hours long – covering topics that dispell myths about childbirth discomfort, and what discomfort is caused from during labor and birth. We’ll cover hormones in labor, detailed descriptions of uterine contractions, the importance of relaxation, and Perinatal Assistance.
Labor & Birth Online Overview – $10 – Click to Enroll
The Labor & Birth Overview is a short seminar developed as a suppliment to any standard course – especially any hospital course, as a refresher course, or for someone who is unable to attend a full course. Thes is included with the 3-Day and 10-Week local courses.
Variations - $25 – Click to Enroll
This seminar – approximately 3 hours – covers common variations and routines seen in most births and birth settings across the US, as well as interventions, emergency childbirth, and unplanned unassisted childbirth. This course is excellent for understanding the affects of medical childbirth, ways to avoid unecessary interventions, and a selection process for determining priorities for your birth choices.
Online Courses in Development -
Reproductive Body Awareness – $5
Note: All courses are priced per couple.
*If you do not see a class/time/date that fits your schedule or needs, please Contact Us and we may be able to schedule a class to fit your needs.