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Preparing for Childbirth

Perfect for those looking for a quick course which will educate and empower you!


We will cover birth preparation, empowerment, the stages of labor, challenges & interventions, and the first hour of life including breastfeeding. While there is no particular method promoted in this class, we believe and follow the ICEA motto- "Freedom to make decisions based on knowledge of alternatives in family-centered maternity and newborn care."  The Plumtree Preparing for Birth Manual, as well as handouts, are provided for you to learn more at home.  The class is centered around a powerpoint, class discussion, games/practice, and videos. 

Classes are offered approximately every 3 months and are kept small at 3-5 couples. There are couches, chairs, and birth balls for seating. You are encouraged to bring other items for comfort- yoga mat, pillows, or blankets. Snacks are provided and may include cheese & crackers, trail mix, hummus, fruit, and veggies. You are asked to bring your own drink and lunch.

Your Instructors
Kate Steward is a DONA certified birth doula and mother of 3, including twins. 
Kate has been working in the childbirth field since 2019 and is adding childbirth educator to her services. Classes are in Rising Fawn, GA. For questions, contact Kate at or (423) 260-0434.

Amy Poarch is a DONA certified birth doula and an ICEA certified childbirth educator. She offers private classes and the occasional group class. Classes are in Soddy Daisy, TN. For questions, contact Amy at or (423) 902-7265

Group Class Schedule


12/02/23 One Day Class from 10am-4pm

                $150  w/Kate

01/27/24 One Day Class from 10am-4pm

                $150  w/Kate

A non-refundable deposit of $25 is required with your registration. 

Private classes:  6 hour class - $350

Or modified to fit your needs $60/hour ($50/hr for an online class).

For other private classes, check out Rebekah's class

Click the Join the Class button to fill out an online registration form.  You must send a $25 deposit before class by mail or Paypal/Venmo.

"I feel much more empowered on how to have my needs met and feel I have choices and options."  from a Mom.


"Very laid back, non-intimidating, good info."  from a Partner.

"Feels like all the essentials you need to know covered in one day."  from a Mom.

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