Thoughtful Childbirth

This 5-week childbirth class, presented by Kids Plus and taught by our friends at Bloom Birth Concierge, introduces you to the processes of labor and birth. You and a partner will have a chance to grow together in a warm, supportive environment as you try different laboring positions and hands-on comfort techniques.

The course covers lots of important topics, including: the last weeks of pregnancy; signs of labor; labor expectations; early, active and transitional labor; when to go to your place of birth; how to support a birthing person; laboring positions; comfort measures; breathing; pushing positions and techniques; immediate postpartum expectations; and the “4th trimester.”

Class Dates

A new 4-week series kicks off in November 2019.

For specific dates, see our online Class Schedule or the course registration page.

Registration is $225 per couple for the full 4-week session.


The Well @ Squirrel Hill/Greenfield
4070 Beechwood Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15217

Thoughtful Childbirth Educators

Bethany Brown is a birth doula and Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator. While her background is in mental health and family therapy, her current love is working with families in Pittsburgh as they grow and expand. The owner of Bloom Birth Concierge, Bethany lives in the East End with her husband, two sons, and their old dog.

Emilie Delestienne is passionate about educating and supporting families and strengthening a woman’s belief in her body’s ability to birth and to advocate for herself and her baby. In addition to her background in biology and public health, Emilie is trained as a birth doula, Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator, and Internationally Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC).