Childbirth education


Imagine a childbirth education course that leaves you feeling confident about your birth and has the perfect combination of hands on tools and evidence-based information.

We've taken the best of traditional childbirth education methods and incorporated them into exactly the kind of preparation you're looking for. 


Childbirth 101 - One Day Intensive

with Kate Ritter

Our childbirth class is a full day (six hour) class that will prepare you and your partner for labor & delivery, and the early postpartum period. This childbirth class covers it all -- birth planning, stages of labor, medical & non-medical pain relief, interventions, comfort measures and much more. And we bring you the science behind it all--our Childbirth 101 class is comprehensive, modern, & evidence-based. This class is appropriate for whatever your plans are for your birth, as well as whatever plans your birth has for you!

2019 DATES: September 29: 10am - 4pm | November 16: 12pm - 6pm

LOCATION: Third Coast Birth - 2624 W Fullerton Ave

6 hour class - $205 per couple

Comfort Measures

with Kate Ritter

Comfort measures with Chicago Birth & Baby focuses on coping with the intensity of labor through both medical and non-medical pain relief measures. We'll cover positions for labor, techniques and tools you can use to enhance comfort, and the medications available for pain relief during labor.

2019 DATES:    November 5

TIME: 6pm - 7:30pm

LOCATION: Third Coast Birth - 2624 W Fullerton Ave

1.5 hour class - $85 per couple

Private Childbirth & Baby Basics Combo Class

with Kate Ritter

Can't make the date for our group classes? We combine our Childbirth 101 & Baby Basics class for an intimate, customized, and comprehensive class that takes place in the comfort of your own home at time that works for your busy schedule.

3 hour session - $250

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THIRD Coast’s Guide to ChildBirth

Strengthen your birth support team! Together with your birthing partner, learn about the process leading up to and throughout labor and birth, as well as what to expect in the early days with a new baby. Get an unbiased, straightforward perspective, and ample time to get your questions answered. Get to know other expectant parents; use this class as a starting point for you to build community as you begin this journey into parenthood.

6 Week Series: September 4 - October 9 or October 16 - November 20

TIME: 7:30pm - 9:30pm

LOCATION: Third Coast Birth - 2624 W Fullerton Ave

$300 per couple

PreNatal & New mom Support Group

with CB&B Doulas

Join the doulas from Chicago Birth & Baby for a free monthly support group for new and expectant mothers. Each session will focus on a different topic related to pregnancy & parenting. Tea and Snacks will be provided. Bring a friend! 

Beginning Fall 2019!

LOCATION & TIME: Third Coast Birth - 2624 W Fullerton Ave

1 hour class- FREE


"My husband and I feel way more prepared for our baby's birth after meeting with Kate. She was kind, open, and made us feel at ease. Kate is filled with a wealth of information and was able to answer all of our questions with a clear, positive response. She made us feel like that class was made for us." - M.B.