Get empowered with a childbirth class you and your partner will LOVE!

Are you looking for a childbirth class that gives you the flexibility of learning online, but also the support and encouragement from an in-person instructor? 

When you take the Evidence Based Birth® Childbirth Class, you will:

  • Get mentored by your own Evidence Based Birth® Instructor, Stephanie Spitzer-Hanks

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

  • Get prepared, get answers, get empowered!

By taking the Evidence Based Birth® Childbirth Class, you and your partner will learn the evidence for your birth options and you’ll get to meet in-person with an experienced instructor and other parents from around Waco and Central Texas who are on the journey through pregnancy and birth just like you! This hybrid class format allows you to access quality evidence-based materials online, so that it works with your schedule, with the added benefit of local in person mentorship and engaging activities! This class is limited to only 6 couples.

This Evidence Based Birth® Childbirth Class is taught by Stephanie Spitzer-Hanks, CD/PCD(DONA), ICCE, CLC. Stephanie is a Certified Birth & Postpartum Doula, Childbirth Educator, Lactation Counselor and an Evidence Based Birth® Instructor who has been working with new and expecting parents since 2011!

In-Person and Online Class

  • We will have our first and last classes in-person, and you will do the rest of your learning online!

  • In-person classes are held on the Sundays indicated below from 2-4, in Stephanie’s home, near Lake Waco, zip code: 76710.

  • For the weekly online learning portion, you and your partner will watch class videos on your computer or phone with an easy to read workbook

  • For every video you watch on your own, you’ll earn points towards fun prizes!

  • You’ll have access to the Instructor during weekly Zoom sessions (video chat). We’ll pick the weekly date/time for our online meetings based on the group’s availability

  • Gold Ticket Registrants get an additional Zoom call to discuss your birth plan + a one-on-one coaching call during labor

  • Mentorship from Stephanie Spitzer-Hanks, experienced & certified Birth & Postpartum Doula, Childbirth Educator, Lactation Counselor and Evidence Based Birth® Instructor

  • A PDF and video library loaded with the most up to date evidence on topics like Eating and Drinking During Labor, Vitamin K, Due Dates, and more.

  • BONUS: Breastfeeding and newborn care videos

  • BONUS: Earn points throughout the class to redeem for prizes at the end

What is Included in this Childbirth Class? 

Each registration ticket (one ticket is good for both the pregnant parent and their chosen support person) includes the two in-person classes, four weekly Zoom video chats with your Instructor, and 3 months of access to your lessons online at the Evidence Based Birth® Academy, and a PDF library. If you choose the “silver” option, in addition to the above, you will get an extra 3 months access to the online portion + a set of Birth Affirmation cards. The "gold" option includes everything above plus a 45 minute private zoom call with Stephanie to discuss your birth plan and a one-on-one coaching call during labor.

Topics Covered 

In this class, we focus on comfort, evidence, and advocacy. These are the topics we’ll cover that will help you and your birth partner prepare for birth:

  • Communicating with Hospital Staff

  • Know your Rights

  • Interventions

  • Pain Relief

  • Labor Rehearsal

  • Postpartum Discussion

  • Newborn Procedures

  • Baby Care

  • Breastfeeding

  • How your Partner can be your Advocate

  • Evidence Based Care

  • Overcoming Fears and Anxieties

  • Comfort Measures

  • Stages of Labor

  • Navigating the Healthcare System

  • Providers (Models of Care)

  • Support

  • Doulas

Will I learn how to have a natural birth? 

Evidence Based Birth® believes that every person has their own unique path. Instead of focusing on medicated vs. unmedicated birth, we focus on giving you tools and helping you learn the evidence, so that you can be empowered to make your own decisions! We do have a strong emphasis on non-drug comfort measures, because they have no side effects and can be used by everyone, whether or not you plan to use medications.

At the end of this class you will have all the tools you need to create your ultimate labor and birth experience. If you want a natural birth, this class will give you the relaxation and pain management tools you need to have a natural birth. If you need an epidural or Cesarean, we’ll cover how you can be empowered that way, too!

Ticket Options:

Choose the package that works best for you! One ticket is good for the birthing person and a support person!

  • Bronze package: Includes 3 months access to the online portion of the class, printed materials*, two in-person classes, and four Zoom calls.

  • Silver package: Everything in the Bronze package + 6 months access to the online portion of the class and a set of Birth Affirmation cards.

  • Gold package: Everything in the Silver package + a 45-minute private zoom call with Stephanie to discuss your birth plan and a coaching call during labor.

*Students that register later than two weeks before the first class will receive a digital version of the workbook in lieu of a printed workbook.

Should you wish to pay with cash or check, please contact Stephanie at

Inclusion Policy:

Evidence Based Birth® is committed to creating an inclusive and welcoming environment for pregnant persons of any age, religion, race, sexual identity, gender identity, or relationship status.

Refund Policy:

Your payment reserves a spot in the class and is non-refundable, but tickets are transferable with adequate notice and approval from Stephanie.

Evidence Based Birth® Childbirth Class
from 150.00

In-person classes are held in Stephanie’s home (zip: 76710, exact address will be provided upon registration) on Sundays from 2-4. We will pick the dates/times for the Zoom calls based on the group’s availability.

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What if these classes don't work for me? Do you offer private sessions?

Yes! For $100 more to any of the packages, private sessions are available. Contact Stephanie for more details.

If you have any questions, or would like to audit as a birth professional please email Stephanie at

Click here for even more information on this class, plus a sneak peek inside the course!