The 4-Week Course

Course Content:

The 4-Week childbirth course offers 12 hours of instructor-guided learning and practice to help you prepare for a natural birth.  Most locations have a class maximum of 7 couples.  The course content includes:

  • The stages of labor and common maternal responses to these stages
  • Deep relaxation techniques similar to HypnoBirthing®
  • Breathing techniques (abdominal and patterned breathing) similar to Lamaze®
  • Positions of comfort
  • Non-medicinal options for pain management
  • Common hospital procedures, including IVs and fetal monitoring
  • How to communicate successfully with healthcare providers
  • Birth plans
  • Possible interventions including medication for pain management, induction, forceps, and cesarean birth
  • Mock-labor class where couples practice applying their new skills amidst simulated contractions
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    Location

    Classes are taught at Atlanta Sport and Spine, located at 857 Collier Rd. Suite #1 Atlanta, GA.

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    Cost

    $250 ($50 deposit due with registration, applied towards course balance)

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    Schedule

    View the Atlanta-area 4-Week Course Calendar *Browser will open in new window*

Registration Details
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    Click the button below to see course options.

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    Select course and click "Register Now."

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    Fill out the online registration form.

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    Submit $50 registration deposit through credit/debit card.

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    Receive confirmation and payment statement directly via email.

COURSE MATERIALS

1. Online Supplementary Material

  • When you register for the 4-Week Course, you are automatically enrolled to access select Kopa Birth® downloads and videos to supplement the instruction you will receive in your group class.
  • You will also receive offers to purchase discounted access to the online Kopa® Prenatal Bundle (including valuable resources such as the Partner Labor Guides, Meal Plans, & the Prenatal Fitness Program) that are exclusively available to those registered for a Kopa Birth® course.

2. Mediations & Imagery for Labor® Audio Downloads

Download 6 calming, birth-focused guided imagery meditations to help reinforce your class instruction on deep relaxation

3. Printed, 100+ page course manual

You will receive a printed, 100+ page course manual

Why do we offer the course for couples?

They don’t call it labor for nothing!  Having a baby can be hard work, and it helps to have an extra set of hands. Whether or not you plan on bringing a doula to your birth, a partner is vital in helping you practice and implement the skills you will learn in the course.Your partner can be your husband, a family member, or a friend.  Many women prefer their husband as a partner, and find that sharing the birth experience strengthens their relationship.  Whoever you choose, it is best if the partner is consistent and plans to accompany you during labor.

We understand that work schedules and childcare conflicts might make it difficult for a partner to attend class with you.  Don’t let this barrier keep you from attending–it’s OK to come alone.  However, we recommend that you share your study material with your chosen birth partner on your own.