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Childbirth 101: From Labor through Postpartum

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Learn what you need to know – and what others wish they had known.

Introducing the only 100% online, watch-at-your-own-pace course that truly prepares you for childbirth - from leading up to labor through postpartum recovery.

What you get with your class

Expert-taught course from a Labor & Delivery nurse and a Postpartum Mental Health Specialist
4+ hours of on-demand content
25+ downloadable guides and checklists
Certificate of Completion For Insurance Reimbursement
What you'll learn

Learn about what to expect during your final weeks of pregnancy - what you might be feeling, what’s normal and what’s not, how to prepare for birth both physically and mentally, and how to advocate for your birth preferences.

An Introduction to Labor & Birth 1:11
Leading Up to Labor 0:20
Assembling Your Labor Support Team 2:10
Late-Pregnancy Aches, Pains, & Potential Complications 5:39
End of Pregnancy Monitoring & Tests 2:36
Physically & Mentally Preparing for Labor 2:01
Prenatal Depression & Anxiety 1:21
Deciding Birth Preferences & The Importance of Self-Advocacy 3:49
Packing Your Hospital Bag 1:54
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A Guide to Labor & Birth Care Providers Preview Image
A Guide to Labor & Birth Care Providers
Questions to Ask a Potential Provider Preview Image
Questions to Ask a Potential Provider
Choosing a Birth Place Preview Image
Choosing a Birth Place
Pain & Discomfort in Late-Pregnancy Preview Image
Pain & Discomfort in Late-Pregnancy
Amniotic Fluid Complications Preview Image
Amniotic Fluid Complications
When to Call Your Provider or 911 During Pregnancy Preview Image
When to Call Your Provider or 911 During Pregnancy
A Guide to Kick Counts Preview Image
A Guide to Kick Counts
Common End of Pregnancy Monitoring & Tests Preview Image
Common End of Pregnancy Monitoring & Tests
Perineal Massage Preview Image
Perineal Massage
Breathing Exercises for Pregnancy, Labor, & Birth Preview Image
Breathing Exercises for Pregnancy, Labor, & Birth
Perinatal Mood & Anxiety Disorders Preview Image
Perinatal Mood & Anxiety Disorders
My Birth Preferences Preview Image
My Birth Preferences
Placenta Encapsulation Preview Image
Placenta Encapsulation
Cord Blood Banking Preview Image
Cord Blood Banking
Hospital Bag Checklist Preview Image
Hospital Bag Checklist
What to ask your Provider in the Third Trimester Preview Image
What to ask your Provider in the Third Trimester
COVID-Related Questions to ask your Provider Preview Image
COVID-Related Questions to ask your Provider

Wondering what really happens when your body goes through labor? A little confused by the meaning of terms such as “effacement” and “dilation”? Before we dive into the labor experience, we’ll review some basic female anatomy and help you understand what your body is doing before and during labor.

Introduction 0:27
Basic Female Anatomy 2:44
Common Labor Terms 8:04
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Anatomy and Physiology Definitions Preview Image
Anatomy and Physiology Definitions
Pregnancy, Labor, and Breastfeeding Hormones Preview Image
Pregnancy, Labor, and Breastfeeding Hormones

Learn everything you need to know about “the main event”: what it’s actually like to go into labor, a step-by-step walkthrough of the phases (and what they feel like), baby positioning, and a full overview of ALL the different ways labor can go -- including cesarean births.

Introduction 0:37
Pregnancy Milestones 1:15
Signs Labor is Approaching 9:18
Contractions 4:41
Signs of Preterm Labor 3:09
Natural Ways to Induce Labor 2:52
Going to the Hospital 5:38
Baby’s Positioning 3:51
Stages of Labor: An Overview 0:46
The First Stage of Labor 6:56
The Second Stage of Labor 10:42
The Third Stage of Labor 2:45
Cesarean Births 8:38
Induction of Labor 6:43
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Risk Factors for Preterm Labor Preview Image
Risk Factors for Preterm Labor
A Guide to Natural Ways to Induce Labor Preview Image
A Guide to Natural Ways to Induce Labor
A Guide to Baby's Positioning Preview Image
A Guide to Baby's Positioning
Repositioning Baby Preview Image
Repositioning Baby
Laboring Positions Preview Image
Laboring Positions
A Summary of Stages of Labor Preview Image
A Summary of Stages of Labor
Tips for Support People Preview Image
Tips for Support People
Fundal Massage Preview Image
Fundal Massage
A Guide to Cesarean Births Preview Image
A Guide to Cesarean Births
Gentle Cesarean Births Preview Image
Gentle Cesarean Births
Understanding the Induction Process Preview Image
Understanding the Induction Process
Potential Complications Preview Image
Potential Complications

Your complete guide to the different ways to manage pain -- get an insider’s look at various relaxation techniques, labor positions, and medications out there, and how your partner can support you throughout the experience.

Introduction 1:26
Pain Medications During Labor 8:13
Relaxation Techniques 7:20
Breathing Techniques 2:47
Labor Positions 5:40
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Epidural Guide Preview Image
Epidural Guide
Acupressure for Labor & Birth Preview Image
Acupressure for Labor & Birth
Essential Oils for Labor & Birth Preview Image
Essential Oils for Labor & Birth
Breathing Exercises for Pregnancy, Labor, & Birth Preview Image
Breathing Exercises for Pregnancy, Labor, & Birth
Birthing Ball Positions Preview Image
Birthing Ball Positions
Peanut Ball Positions Preview Image
Peanut Ball Positions

Learn exactly what to expect in the first few hours after your baby arrives, including your baby’s physical appearance, common newborn vaccines and assessments, and prepare you for some important decisions you’ll need to make upon your baby’s arrival.

Introduction 0:34
Baby's Physical Appearance After Birth 2:36
Newborn Assessments, Monitoring & Tests 3:43
First Poops, First Bath & The Decision to Circumcise 2:55
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A Guide to Newborn Vaccines & Medications Preview Image
A Guide to Newborn Vaccines & Medications
A Guide to Newborn Assessment & Screening Preview Image
A Guide to Newborn Assessment & Screening
Newborn Care Levels Preview Image
Newborn Care Levels

Here we will prepare you for all the physical and emotional changes that often surprise parents in the postpartum period. Know what to expect, get pro-tips and tricks for recovery and healing, and learn how others can support you during this important time.

Introduction 0:32
Physical Recovery After Birth 8:31
Postpartum Bleeding 2:56
Cesarean Recovery 3:10
Rooming-In 1:56
Your Breasts & Breastfeeding After Birth 2:44
Heading Home with Baby 2:08
What to Expect from the First Weeks at Home 4:29
Postpartum Complications for Mom 1:32
Postpartum Complications for Baby 2:17
Postpartum Emotions 8:29
Closing Thoughts on Postpartum 3:43
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How to Make a Vagina Healing Sandwich Preview Image
How to Make a Vagina Healing Sandwich
A Guide to Vaginal Birth Recovery Preview Image
A Guide to Vaginal Birth Recovery
Understanding & Caring for Vaginal Tears Preview Image
Understanding & Caring for Vaginal Tears
Postpartum: When to Call Your Provider or Seek Emergency Help Preview Image
Postpartum: When to Call Your Provider or Seek Emergency Help
A Guide to Cesarean Birth Recovery Preview Image
A Guide to Cesarean Birth Recovery
Tips for Breastfeeding After Birth Preview Image
Tips for Breastfeeding After Birth
Engorgement in First Days Postpartum Preview Image
Engorgement in First Days Postpartum
Some Common Postpartum Complications Preview Image
Some Common Postpartum Complications
Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders Preview Image
Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders
Supporting Your Loved One During the Postpartum Period Preview Image
Supporting Your Loved One During the Postpartum Period

Meet the Instructors

Your class is taught by experts in the field including a Labor, Delivery & Postpartum Nurse and a Psychotherapist specializing in Perinatal Mental Health.

Ashley, BN, BSN Labor, Delivery & Postpartum Nurse
Divya, LCSW, MSW, ScM, CLC Psychotherapist specializing in Perinatal Mental Health

What You Get
With Your Online Course

Expert Guidance

So, what does “expert” really mean? We only offer classes and consultations that are led by professionally certified individuals with top accreditations. Together, our instructors have helped thousands of parents combined.

Flexible Access

As fellow parents, we get it. Life is busy. So, once you start, you and your partner can learn from the comfort of your favorite spot, take breaks, and refer back for up to 2 years.

Office Hours

Sometimes we have clarifying questions. Instead of getting lost in a sea of endless internet research, take a course and join a private Q&A forum that is moderated by experts. Connect and learn in a safe space — sans spam.

See What Parents Had to Say

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4.7 / 5 stars
1,175 reviews
I learned so much and feel prepared for what’s to come.
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Tinyhood’s labor and birth class is extremely instrumental to first time moms. They cover everything from Braxton Hicks to postpartum care. Truthfully I’m mostly scared of giving birth but after watching these videos I feel more confident and understand that my body was made for this. I was full of anxiety and dread and now I can’t wait to meet my little babe! Take this course if you feel anxious about birth like me.

This course is a great option for people who would prefer an online over an in-person class, global pandemic or not!
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It encompasses a wide range of information, but it isn't overwhelming. Many pregnancy and parenting information sources have an obvious agenda, but this course was great at providing information parents can use to make decisions that suit them and their family best.

Very easy to follow and supported by easily downloadable 'takeaways' that break down the information into bite size references.
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What a comprehensive course! Was planning on watching over the course of a few days, but ended up completing in one day. The host is clearly very knowledgeable and speaks with personal experience which gives extra assurance you are learning from a pro! Can't recommend this course enough!

The course is separated into sections and you can watch at your own pace and even rewatch if needed.
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The course helped me feel a lot more confident about what's to come — and better able to advocate for myself and the type of birth experience I hope to have. Taking the course was a fairly quick and easy experience, given that I could start and stop it as I wished, spreading it over multiple days.

Mary
Mary
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15 hours ago

its cool

David Allen
David Allen
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17 hours ago

Great! Truly enjoyed the Advocacy for Women of Color segment.

Katie Lee
Katie Lee
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1 day ago

Super helpful!

Crystal
Crystal
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3 days ago

Love this program!

Karla
Karla
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5 days ago

very informative glad i purchased this course definitely going to recommend to my friend that is also pregnant

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