Childbirth Education

“When parents take a Maternal Wellness Group Birth Works class, our goal is that they leave feeling confident in their ability to give birth while understanding all of their birth options. There’s no right or wrong way to give birth, but it’s important to have the tools to make informed, evidenced based decisions.”

Maternal Wellness childbirth classes are based on the idea that birth is a profound life event and that it offers opportunities for learning and growth. These classes are designed to be taken at any stage in your pregnancy. Our classes involve both education and exploration of feelings about pregnancy, birth, and parenting. During our one-day intensives we cover:

  • Prenatal wellness
  • Comfort measures for labor
  • Relaxation techniques
  • VBAC preparation
  • Reducing the risk of cesarean birth
  • Options for birth
  • Pelvic awareness
  • Postpartum wellness
  • Breastfeeding
  • And more!

While both classes cover each topic, our four-week class is ideal for those who have the time and desire to fully explore birth and all available options. Our one-day intensives are great for busy schedules, allowing you to get comprehensive childbirth education in a single class. Private classes are also available and can be tailored to your specific needs or concerns

Upcoming classes:

4-week series:

Dates: October 26 – November 16th 2017
Time: Thursdays 7-9pm

One-Day Intensives

This class covers the same content as the four-week series but in a format perfect for busy couples, VBAC parents, and as a refresher class. 

Day and Time: Sundays 2-6pm

Location: Date dependent
December 3, 2017 held at
Woman Wise Midwifery Office
711 Bethlehem pike
Erdenheim, PA

November 5th 2017 held at
Pura Vida Wellness Shop & Studio – Just blocks from Valley Birthplace & Woman Care
2355 Huntingdon Pike
Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006

Cost: $215 for 4-week series and $150 One-day intensives, includes partner
**a receipt is provided for insurance reimbursement

The new Erdenheim and Huntingdon Valley locations are convenient for many parents delivering at The Birth Center and Valley Birth Place, as well as Einstein Montgomery, Abington, Doylestown, Paoli, Pennsylvania, HUP, St. Mary’s and Holy Redeemer Hospitals. This class is also convenient for parents planning a home birth in Philadelphia, Bucks and Montgomery counties.  Contact us for more information about future classes. Private classes are also available in the greater Philadelphia area. Class sizes are limited, contact Maria to register 267-266-5194 or use the registration form below.

Click here to learn more about the advantages of taking this childbirth class.

“Taking this class was the best decision we made so far this pregnancy.”
-R.J. Birth Works participant


Registration Form

After submitting the form, please pay via check or Paypal, however you choose.  Thank you.

Pay now via Paypal, $75 deposit to hold your spot, balance due at class:


If you prefer to pay by check or money order, please mail check for $75 to:
Maria Pyanov
238 Tulpehocken Ave.
Elkins Park, PA 19027