"Although I had given birth before and studied anatomy, physiology, and biology in college, the birth classes with Mary Kury as instructor were key in my knowledge of the birth process and preparation, and played a definitive role in making our recent homebirth a success. Be prepared to laugh and learn!"
"This class helped prepare both me and my husband for what was in our immediate future. Both Mary's knowledge and experience allow her to be an excellent teacher and wonderful guide for new parents. We could not have had a natural birth without her or the class!"
Are you looking for a childbirth class in the Greenville-Spartanburg area that gives you the support of in-person connections, but also the flexibility of online learning? Do you want current evidence, relevant data, and engaging curriculum?
By taking the Evidence Based Birth® Childbirth Class, you and your partner will not only learn the evidence for your birth options in an online class, but you’ll also get to meet in-person with an experienced instructor and other parents in the GSP area who are going through pregnancy and birth just like you! This course is limited to only six couples.
Your EBB Childbirth Class is facilitated by Mary Kury, CBE. Both of the in-person classes, the Advanced Comfort Measures class for Deluxe tickets, and the live Zoom video chats are with Mary. Video components are instructed by Rebecca Dekker who is a PhD-prepared nurse and also happens to be the founder of Evidence Based Birth®!
Hybrid In-Person and Online Class
Choose the package that works best for you!
Standard package: Includes 3-months access to the online portion of the class, printed materials, two in-person classes, and a reunion $295
Standard Plus package: Includes the Standard package plus an additional 3 months access to the online content and PDF library $325
Deluxe package: Includes all of the above plus an additional 2 hour Advanced Comfort Measures Class, in-person with Mary. See below for more details about what is included in those two hours $355
Should you wish to pay with cash or check, or if you need a payment plan, please contact Mary@UpstateBirth.com
Time: 6:30-8:30pm (November 4 and December 9); and 7:00-8:00pm (weeks 2-5)
Location: Labors of Love Birth Center, LLC Spartanburg SC (limited seating at venue) and Zoom chat (your place!)
Will I Learn how to have a Natural Birth?
At Evidence Based Birth®, we believe 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!
What is Included in this Childbirth Class?
Standard, Standard Plus, and Deluxe registration each include the 2 in-person classes, 4 Monday evening Zoom video chats with your Instructor and classmates, access to your lessons online at the Evidence Based Birth® Academy, a PDF library, and a reunion “birth story” class.
Standard Plus includes all of the above plus an an additional 3 months access to the online course content and PDF library.
Deluxe includes the above plus an extra 2 hour in-person Advanced Comfort Measures Class**.
**The Advanced Comfort Measures Class is a comprehensive two hour in-person class with Mary. The topics covered include:
One ticket is good for both the pregnant parent and their chosen support person. If you have a doula, she is also welcome to the two in-person class meetings, and the Advanced Comfort Measures Class for the Deluxe tickets! I will provide incentives for doing the out-of-class work, including gift certificates to local ice cream shops, restaurants, stores, and breweries.
**Please note that due to material shipping time, any students joining after August 19, 2019 may receive a digital workbook only.**
Mary is passionate about educating families in the normal processes of pregnancy, labor, and birth, helping to involve the husband/partner as the irreplaceable support person, and sharing the most current, evidence based information regarding pregnancy, birth, and postpartum.
She believes that birth is transformative and empowering and her vision is to share this message with families all over the Upstate of South Carolina.