Learn4Birth’s mission is to provide education that empowers women and their partners through childbirth,

alleviates fear, builds confidence and stimulates informed thinking and decision making for a positive birth experience one labor at a time.

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Dark Covid Clouds may also have Silver Maternal Linings

Dark Covid Clouds……Silver Maternal Linings? It’s not easy to deal with the stress of pregnancy, labor and the postnatal period during the best of times but for most, Covid-19 has severely compounded the struggle. The cancellation of many in-person prenatal visits and childbirth and breastfeeding classes and the lack of firm knowledge of how Covid-19… Continue Reading

Not All Squats Are Created Equal

Serena William’s pregnancy has raised many questions about what level and types of fitness are safe to do during pregnancy. Exercise during pregnancy is no longer taboo, in fact it is now promoted for its overall health benefits and in the prevention and management of gestational diabetes (unless the woman has particular complications). A year… Continue Reading

Alive & Kicking – Keeping track of Fetal Movement

Recently a popular British TV drama series about six pregnant couples in an antenatal group called ‘In The Club’ mistakenly mentioned that the reduction of fetal movement, referred to as RFM, in the third trimester was ‘normal’ because babies ‘run out of space’.  Seventeen charities, including The Royal College of Midwives and my old employer… Continue Reading

Will Medjool Dates Affect Due Date?

I often start the third class (of 5) asking the women and partners to tell us what ‘old wives tales’ they may have heard.  Hands are quick to fly up with examples from co-workers, friends and family.  While “severe indigestion means a hairy baby” is potentially based in evidence based research, “roughing up one’s nipples… Continue Reading

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 Cut Your Labor in Half!
 19 Secrets for a Faster & Easier Birth
 is a classroom course in a book,
a ‘cheat sheet’ of ideas for understanding
how the reader’s choices may impact
other aspects of birth and early motherhood.
This book will appeal to the new
millennial generation of pregnant women,
birth partners and supporters,
childbirth educators
and professional healthcare workers
who are short on time and
want to see immediate results.

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Learn4Birth is facilitated by Mindy Cockeram. After obtaining a BA from Villanova University in 1986, Mindy retrained as a Childbirth Educator through the UK’s National Childbirth Trust’s (NCT’s) Antenatal Certification in conjunction with the University of Bedfordshire in 2004. After migrating back to the USA in 2010, she also certified through Lamaze International and teaches childbirth education both privately and for a large hospital organization several times a week.