What you get with your online course

Sometimes a cesarean - or surgical - birth is the best option to protect the health of you and your baby. This comprehensive, easy-to-understand course will answer key questions and provide detailed information to help you and your birth partner feel more confident and prepared for your upcoming “birth” day.

  • 7 chapters and 48 lessons

  • 11 helpful, informative videos

  • 6 downloadable PDF guides

  • 5 notes to your birth partner

“I loved the set up, the flow and the content. She is teaching at a pace I understand and I learned a lot.”

Valerie C.

“Beautifully done with a thorough and balanced curriculum. Jammed packed with easy to follow and engaging videos and text. Nicely demonstrated breathing and comfort techniques. ”

Sharon C.

Ready to learn what happens at every stage of the Cesarean Birth process?

  • 1

    Introduction

    • Welcome to Class

  • 2

    Last Weeks of Pregnancy

    • Pre-Labor Signs

    • If Your Water Breaks

    • Contractions

    • Preterm Labor

  • 3

    Planning a Cesarean Birth

    • Reasons for Cesarean

    • Cesarean by Request

    • Possible Risks

    • Preventing Premature Birth

    • Knowledge Check

  • 4

    Getting Ready

    • Emotional Preparation

    • Physical Preparation

    • Your Birth Partner

    • Using a Doula

    • Cesarean Birth Plan

    • Anesthesia Options

    • Regional Anesthesia

    • General Anesthesia

    • Knowledge Check

  • 5

    What to Expect

    • Preoperative Procedures

    • On “Birth” Day

    • The Operating Room

    • During Surgery

    • After Baby’s Birth

    • Recovery Room

    • Incision Site

    • Baby in Recovery

    • Skin-to-Skin Contact

    • Cesarean Birth Story

  • 6

    After the Birth

    • Postpartum Room

    • Pain Management

    • Urinary Catheter

    • Vaginal Bleeding (Lochia)

    • Fundal Massage

    • Incision Care

    • Eating & Drinking

    • Clearing Your Lungs

    • Moving Around

    • Gas Pains & Bowel Movement

    • Fluid & Swelling

  • 7

    Going Home

    • Showers & Baths

    • Pain Relief

    • The Trip Home

    • Room Sharing

    • Possible Complications

    • Emotional Changes

    • TOLAC/VBAC

    • Sources of Support

    • Looking Ahead

  • 8

    Toolkit

    • Cesarean Birth Toolkit