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. 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 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 Instructor
Amy Poarch is an ICEA certified childbirth educator.  While there is no method promoted by ICEA or Amy, she believes and follows the ICEA motto- "Freedom to make decisions based on knowledge of alternatives in family-centered maternity and newborn care."  Amy has been working in the childbirth field since 2005 and is a DONA certified birth doula, Hypnobabies certified birth doula, and a postpartum doula.  For questions, contact Amy at or (423) 902-7265.


Group Class Schedule


07/30/22 One Day Class from 10am-4pm

               $150  Location TBD

For other group classes, check out Rebekah's class.


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

Birth Chattanooga Clients receive a $25 discount on all group classes.

Private classes:  6 hour class - $350

Or modified to fit your needs $60/hour ($50/hr for an online 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.
Location: Soddy Daisy, TN 

"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.