In light of COVID-19, all Birth Chemistry Classes will be offered online through video chat until gathering restrictions are lifted.
Today we can ask google anything we need about pregnancy and birth, why bother with a birth class?
You wouldn’t join the starting line of a race without ever hitting the track to prepare. If you did, you would be in for a really rough experience. Birth is no different. You can influence your birth experience by how you prepare for it. Birth Chemistry Childbirth Classes are designed to help modern parents achieve a positive birth experience at the hospital, a birth center, or at home.
Birth Chemistry is right for you if:
- You are curious about this amazing process unfolding in your body and would like to know what to expect as your baby prepares for their journey earth side.
- You want a positive birthing experience. It is my job to help you have an amazing birth no matter what it looks like. This is a non-judgmental space for you to explore your options.
- You want to birth as comfortably as possible. Many hospitals have 90% epidural rates, however, 70-80% of Birth Chemistry students birth without pain medication, many sharing that they didn’t feel they needed them.
- You know there is no one right way to birth! You want to know about medications as well as non pharmaceutical pain relief options to use before, with, or instead of medications.
- You are open to interventions and medications if they become necessary, but would like to have the appropriate information so you can make informed decisions about your care. This is best done in advance and not when your are working hard to birth your baby.
- You’re not interested in boring lectures. Me either. Leave your pillow at home too. I’ve watched my husband fall asleep during our own birth class, that won’t be happening here.
Birth Chemistry® pregnancy, childbirth, and early parenting classes in Monterey and Santa Cruz counties:
- Birth Chemistry® Childbirth Class (6 Week Series)
- Evidence Based Birth® Childbirth Class (2 Group Classes, 4 Online Classes)
- Birth Chemistry® Community Birth Class (5 Week Series)
- Pregnancy Planning & 1st Trimester Workshop (3 Hours)
- Birth Refresher Workshop (3 Hours)
- Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC) Workshop (2 Hours)
- Gentle Cesarean Workshop (2 Hours)
- Birth Chemistry® Instructor Certification
- Comfort Measures for L&D Workshop
- Savvy Birth Pro Workshop
- Evidence Based Birth® Seminar Series
"As a physician, I base my professional decisions based on the best medical evidence out there. The thing I love most about Cori's birth class is that she is dedicated to providing women with the tools they need for a safe, natural childbirth based on objective, empirical data that coincides with developing a strong relationship between a woman and her OB/midwife based on mutual trust and respect. Cori is exceptionally bright, friendly, open-minded, and passionate about what she does. I would recommend her services to anyone looking for a fearless, natural birthing experience." - Dr. Thurgood
"Cori's class taught me and my husband everything we needed to know about the technical, physical and emotional aspects of childbirth. From hospital interventions that you may want to avoid, to pain management techniques, choosing the right OB or midwife for the type of birth you desire, the importance of hiring a doula, to nutrition and breastfeeding, it seemed there wasn't a topic that she didn't cover. Cori is sweet, funny, knowledgeable and very professional and the course is worth every penny! I am proud to report that we welcomed our son in August with a natural hospital birth. I felt strong, capable and prepared and that was due in large part to having taken Cori's class. I recommend it to every pregnant mama I know!"
Emilie, Carmel Valley
"This class was by far the best thing my husband and I could have done in preparation for our second baby. Baby #1 had many medical interventions which was not only scary but stressful and expensive to boot. We decided we wanted to be more prepared the second time around-- Cori is fantastic at teaching these courses because she is passionate about child birth. She was constantly going above and beyond to get us additional information on anything related to the birthing process. Ultimately we had a pain free unmediated birth and when people ask me how I managed I always reply with Birth Chemistry!" - Sybil, Carmel Valley
I'd love to talk with you about the plans you have for your birth!