Well-Rounded Childbirth Preparation Classes

Whether you are looking for a natural drug-free birth, or want to explore your options regarding pain medication during labor, Coral is committed to ensuring that parents are well prepared for labor, delivery, and the postpartum period. Instead of teaching ‘one right way’ to have a baby, she believes in giving you and your partner a complete education so that when the time comes you can decide how best to work with your doctor/midwife to have the kind of birth you want.

The 8-week class covers a variety of topics including: the importance of sound nutrition and physical conditioning to enhance low-risk pregnancies; what happens physically and emotionally during the various stages of labor; how you can work with your body instead of against it to manage pain without drugs; birth plans; labor positions; relaxation and breathing; birth technology and procedures; how to deal with or avoid complications; postpartum and baby care; and how to cope if things don’t go the way you anticipated. Following the births of all the babies, each class gets together for a reunion to meet the babies and share birth stories.

Check out our Calender & Events Page to see upcoming classes and sign up!

  • Instructor

    Coral C. Slavin, PhD

    Coral Slavin is a health educator, doula and fitness instructor, with over 18 years of teaching experience. She combines her education/training, and experience as a doula and mother to provide you with a comprehensive class.

  • Locations:

    Bay View, Shorewood or West Allis

  • Telephone:


Childbirth Refresher Classes

For couples who had taken Childbirth Classes for their first pregnancy, this 3-hour class is an ideal way to review the stages of labor, comfort and relaxation techniques. With a first pregnancy, most couples have the flexibility to spend ample time in preparing for the birth. Once there is a toddler in the picture, however, busy couples may find that the refresher class is the first chance that they have had to focus on this pregnancy and birth!

  • Instructor

    Kara Pitt-D’Andrea

    Kara is a mother of two, certified Bradley Method Childbirth Educator, Doula, Certified Lactation Consultant, and holds a Masters degree in Oriental Medicine and Acupuncture.

  • Locations:

    Bay View

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What others have said about Well-Rounded Maternity Childbirth Preparation Classes…

Thank you for such a wonderful class! Even with a medical background, I learned so, so much! Nothing like learning from a specialist! Thanks again.

Kim E. Saxe, ND

Coral has a great ability to disseminate the information in an entertaining way. Very down to earth, very informative, very relaxed. I REALLY enjoyed this class and I strongly recommend it to my friends and acquaintances.

DL, Milwaukee

They were better than I expected, more relaxed and enjoyable.

Coral was well prepared, enthusiastic, and made learning fun! She encouraged participation and personal experiences! Thanks for a fabulous class!

Very good class, better and more informative.

I feel I learned way more than I thought I would. They were much more informative than I ever imagined! They were extremely helpful!

Better. The class was more holistic and interactive than I had expected.

Loved Coral-she gave pro’s and con’s of everything and she is very good at presenting. Very easy to listen to and we really felt confident that she was extremely knowledgeable.

Coral was wonderful! Open, informative, and fun!

Better-we were so impressed by Coral’s knowledge & warm personality.

More intimate, less “preachy” (e.g. promotes a certain philosophy as “right”), frankly, more relevant than I thought.

Coral Slavin is an outstanding teacher and friend. She conducted thorough classes, answered all questions and made learning interesting & fun using multimedia. We feel confident as a new Mom and Dad going into L& D which is the greatest compliment I can pay her.

Coral was great. We really both felt like we knew more of what was going on and we were more prepared for the whole experience.

I wasn’t looking forward to this class, but really enjoyed them and learned a lot. [Dad]

She is excellent, knowledgeable thoughtful, patient. She is genuinely interested in the quality of our birthing experience.

Husband said it exceeded his expectations and he really enjoyed the class.

We have learned so much, the money was well-worth the expense & knowledge we’ve gained.

She was wonderful. I would highly encourage anyone to take her classes.

I would highly recommend this class to anyone who is expecting. No matter how our labor unfolds, I am happy to have learned so much.

I would recommend these classes to anyone interested in a natural childbirth.