Health Education

(Virtual) Birthing Naturally, Hosted by the Alternative Birth Center (ABC)

Classes tailored to those looking for a natural birthing experience!

Cost

  • $75 (Virtual) Birthing Naturally Weekend
  • $15 ABC Refresher Class

Registration

A NEW VIRTUAL OPTION--DESIGNED WITH THE ABC FAMILY IN MIND! Including a "refresher" class option for experienced birthers!

At the ABC, we recognize the influence that the mind, and environment, can play in the birthing process-- sometimes starting a cascade of unwanted interventions. That's why for 45 years we have offered a birthing environment centered on supporting natural, family-centered birthing and require some form of birthing classes to qualify for our birthing center.

Our classes are tailored to future/current ABC families, but is open to everyone interested in natural birth. The classes are led by ABC Registered Nurses, who have also personally birthed naturally (Check out Nurse Jessi in the title photo rocking that rebozo during her son's labor!).

We build our curriculum on current, evidenced based education and aim to help you and your support person build the confidence you deserve. We recognize there are rare cases where advanced care may be needed--that's why our center is equipped for anything unexpected and our classes review the basics of when such care could be needed and inform you of the options that exist.

Our classes encompass a variety of common natural birthing methods. We offer the information you need to build your preferred birth team and birth wishes. Your support person will also learn what to expect and build their confidence and skills. We will review the most beneficial way to use comfort measures, such as massage, relaxation, visualization, breathing, music, hydrotherapy, labor aids and more.


We aim to empower you to trust your body and the process!


Anyone, from any hospital, is welcome to take our classes! To learn more about our classes or purchase a class bundle (must be done before class registration) please click HERE. For additional questions or if you are having trouble registering, please email cbeProvidenceSfldNovi@ascension.org.



Did you know some classes may be eligible for reimbursement?* Call the number on the back of your insurance card and verify your coverage.        -Childbirth: CPT code S9442       -Breastfeeding:  CPT code S9943       -Infant Care: CPT Code S9444

*Any amount not covered by insurance will be the registrant's responsibility.

 If your class required payment, a refund will be given if a cancellation request is received 2 business days (48 hours) prior to the start of the class/program. Ascension Providence reserves the right to cancel classes with less than 5 registrants. A full refund will be given for any class cancelled by the site.