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Cassandra Newman

CD (DTI), HBCE, RYT

Every time I walked into my care providers office for an appointment I had already psyched myself out in the car. Walking in, I was prepared for a long wait.  I had to employ my relaxation tools to make sure my blood pressure didn't register as high risk and felt I had to put on my "super nice mask" to befriend all the support staff to ensure that they would treat me with respect or just answer my questions. When my name was finally called, I was subjected to a rushed and extremely short clinical visit, with one of nine possible providers in the practice, where I was lucky to get two questions answered. Then, I always felt like my concerns were being brushed off...

 

My husband and I read a few books and had taken the standard hospital birthing class, but we weren’t prepared to give birth in a bureaucratic and impersonal health care system.

During the hospital tour, I was told that I would need to stay in bed my entire labor, that I would not be "allowed" to eat or drink, and that many interventions would be required due to hospital policy, regardless if they were medically unnecessary. 

 

Above all else, I knew that I wanted to feel in control of the choices for my own body! Something told me to have a birth where I was able to advocate for myself and have that kind of autonomy -- preparation, skilled guidance, and tenacity would be required.

 

After a particularly frustrating clinical visit with yet another provider in the practice, I decided that I wanted an empowering birth! My partner and I needed to learn the evidence on childbirth practices, how to stay comfortable during labor, and how we could speak up and use our voice. We are so thankful to our doula and childbirth education classes that supported us as we changed providers and birthing locations which better mirrored our values and desires.

 

When I moved to Mississippi, I began my training to offer the Evidence Based Birth® Childbirth Class so that I could skillfully mentor families in evidence based care, comfort measures, and advocacy.  This class will offer you the resources to embrace your birth and parenting experience with courage and confidence.

 

Evidence Based Birth and I will be there with you every step of the way!

 

– Cassandra

“I really appreciated how informative it was. I knew a lot about the biology of birth and babies, but what we learned was just very impressive. It was a really good experience—fairly chill, fairly laid-back, and not nearly as awkward as I thought it might be. All the information—I never would’ve thought there was that much information out there! If we hadn’t have taken this class, it would have been significantly more stressful.”

Drew Stoudenmire

“One of the things that was huge for both of us was the research… Not only are we learning things that are evidence based, but this is not one of those things where, ‘Just because someone put it in a research article, it must be true.’ We both really loved that academic aspect of it. Everything we had learned gave us a lot more confidence, and the ability to focus on what we were doing and not have to worry about ‘what-ifs’.”

– AnnaMarie Stoudenmire

Take the Evidence Based Birth® Childbirth Class:

  • Get mentorship, community, and guidance! 

  • Learn about evidence based care, comfort measures, and advocacy

  • Get prepared, get answers, get empowered!

Don’t you wish you could take a Childbirth Class that includes…

  • Mentorship from an experienced Evidence Based Birth® Instructor

  • Two in-person classes to practice your labor skills

  • Five weeks of online videos for you and your partner to watch together

  • BONUS: Breastfeeding and newborn care videos

  • BONUS: Four video chats with your Instructor

  • BONUS: Earn points throughout the class to get prizes at the end!

Ready to get empowered? Register for your class now!

Spots in each class are limited (6 couples per class), so do not wait to schedule!

Want to watch a sample video?

Watch this short video to get an idea of the types of skills you can learn in the Evidence Based Birth® Childbirth Class!

You and your partner will love watching these videos!

“Take this course! I started out nervous but now I’m very excited and looking forward to the birth of our baby! My husband and I feel very prepared!”

– Rachael Fryst

 

“Sign up! You’ll feel more prepared for your baby and your partner.” 

– John Fryst

Don't pass up on this opportunity!

Your birth experience is too valuable, and you and your baby’s health are too important, for you to avoid educating yourself beforehand.

 

Sadly, we’ve spoken with many parents who have major regrets about how they went into birth without preparation – and the health consequences they experienced as a result.

Take action, get educated, and find the answers and mentorship you need today!

Look Inside the Evidence Based Birth® Childbirth Class

This class is now available in over 50 communities across the U.S. and abroad (with more to come)! We developed this class with the input of today’s expecting parents, blending the convenience of online learning and personalized hand-on sessions with a dedicated EBB Instructor and mentor.

We offered parents and pros a behind the scenes online tour of this class, to get a sneak peek to learn what makes it unique! Watch both the parent and professional tours by clicking below!

Evidence Based Birth® Childbirth Class

Central Mississippi

Details:
Thursdays @ 6 PM


Venue:

Madison, MS

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FAQs

(Frequently Asked Questions)

 

 

Can’t I just educate myself online using Google and YouTube?

A lot of that info you find online about pregnancy and birth? It’s inaccurate! The benefit of the Evidence Based Birth® class is that we curate all of the best, evidence-based information for you.

 

What’s more, you can ask your experienced Evidence Based Birth® Instructor questions any time – meaning you’ll have someone to mentor you through the process!

 

 

 

Shouldn’t I just let the doctors and nurses tell me what to do?

Routine practices in some hospitals are still about 15 to 20 years behind the research, and there is a lot of pressure to conform to traditions that might not be in your best interests. We will teach you and your partner how to be your own advocate—how to respectfully speak up for yourself, your partner, and your child.

 

This is a skill you can use for the rest of your life!

 

 

 

My friends told me that taking a childbirth class is a waste of time.

Unfortunately, there are a lot of poor-quality classes out there, which have given childbirth education a bad reputation. The founder of Evidence Based Birth®, Rebecca Dekker, PhD, RN, APRN, knows how to make classes exciting for young adults.

 

The end result is a class that is motivating and SO much fun to participate in. You will learn more than you could ever imagine!

 

 

What will I learn in this class that could be of use to me?

Our students are most excited to learn about the entire toolkit of comfort measures for labor. We cover pain management techniques like massage, water immersion, upright birthing positions, acupressure, music therapy, and deep breathing, just to name a few.

 

Then you get hands-on practice in our Comfort Measures Rehearsal. When labor starts, you and your partner will be ready! 

 

 

Why do you use inclusive language? 

Evidence Based Birth® incorporates gender neutral language in the materials that we produce, in keeping with national health care initiatives.

 

We affirm and respect that some pregnant and birthing people do not gender identify as women and we strive to accurately reflect this diversity in the language that we use.

 

We also acknowledge that the vast majority of people giving birth do gender identify as women, and for this reason we have retained gender-specific language as well. We hope that you find our use of language to be both balanced and inclusive.

 

 

What if I have more questions?

If you have questions about taking a class in Mississippi, I encourage you to reach out to me, Cassandra Newman, by phone / text (601) 278-9954 or contact me by emailing BlissBabyYogaDoula@gmail.com.

 

Please put “Childbirth Class” in any emails. You can also submit your name and email with your childbirth class question below!

 

Evidence Based Birth® Instructors are independent contractors and distributors of the Evidence Based Birth® Childbirth Class and are not employees of Evidence Based Birth®. You can find our terms and conditions for the class here.

It’s time to register for your Evidence Based Birth® Childbirth Class!

About Evidence Based Birth​®

Evidence Based Birth® is an online childbirth resource that informs, empowers and inspires expecting parents and birth-care practitioners globally, to understand the latest, proven, evidence based care practices.

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