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

with Kate Ritter & Cait Sobotka

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!

2018 DATES:  March 25 | May 20

TIME: 10a-4p


6 hour class - $175


Comfort Measures

with Kate Ritter & Cait Sobotka

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.

2018 DATES:  March 19 | April 23 | May 21

TIME: 7p - 8:30p


(2566 Praire Ave, Evanston)

1.5 hour class - $75

Baby Basics & Newborn Care

with Kate Ritter & Cait Sobotka

The ultimate guide to your baby and early parenting! We'll walk you through what you need to know for the first few months of caring for your baby, from feeding and sleep routes, to bathing, diapering, and soothing.

2018 DATES:   March 13 | April 17

TIME: 7p-9p

LOCATION: Nurture 

(2566 Praire Ave, Evanston)

2 hour class - $100

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 February 2018!

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.