"Birth Help's classes were amazing! René has many years of experience and shares her knowledge and wisdom. The in-depth information fully educated us about natural childbirth, birth options, and making choices to accomplish our goals."

Birth Help Classes

Birth Help offers a Natural Birth Series, Comfort Measures Class and Private Classes.  When possible, it is best to participate in our Natural Childbirth Series, followed by Comfort Measures Class. The location of all classes is Birth Center of Baton Rouge.

Which classes should I take?

Natural Birth Series offers foundational information for understanding labor and birth, natural childbirth, preparing for labor pain, pain management, the partner's role, and creating your best birth. $185

Comfort Measures helps women and their partners learn and practice a variety of coping techniques, comfort measures and practice hands-on techniques. $55

Private Class sessions allow for individualized childbirth education. They are a great option for those who have previously completed a group class and simply need a refresher course, need more time on a topic or simply can’t fit a group class into their busy schedule. Some clients also find the nature of the individual class better suits their needs. $200

When should I register?

Birth Help has been offering classes in Baton Rouge since 1991 and has an excellent reputation for quality instruction, so early registration (around 20 weeks) is recommended for all classes.  Space is limited to allow personal interaction and discussions, and often classes fill in advance.  

Most couples schedule classes that end one to three months before their baby’s due date to allow time for processing what they've learned, practicing comfort measures, additional research, reading, and creating their birth plan.

Please visit the page of the class you're interested in for more information and registration.  Rene' is happy to answer any questions and help with your choices. If a scheduled class is filled, please contact Rene'.

Rescheduling & Cancellation Policy Rescheduling A Class - Class participants must request rescheduling of classes by email using the Contact form. A rescheduling fee (NCB $40, CM $25, Private $40), must be paid in order to reschedule a class or series within 14 days before the beginning date of any class. Rescheduling a class is not guaranteed and depends on availability.

Cancellation - Class members must request a cancellation by email using the Contact form. The class fee, less an administrative fee (NCB $40, CM $25, Private $40), will be refunded until 14 days before the beginning date of any class. No refunds will be issued within 14 days of the start date.