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Birthsmarter Cesarean Birth + Recovery (On-Demand)

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Birthsmarter Cesarean Birth + Recovery

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Congratulations! If you’re looking at our C-section birth and recovery class, it’s likely that you’ll be meeting your baby very soon. We’re so excited for you! Approaching a C-section birth can bring up a multitude of feelings. This class will give you practical knowledge to help you know what to expect and a framework for thinking about birth and recovery that allows you to make the choices that work best for you and your family. 

Taught by Ashley Brichter

Great as a standalone class, but we love to bundle with Postpartum Planning, Lactation (Not So) Basics, and Newborn Care classes for a truly comprehensive education! Book any three classes in one transaction for 10% off. All classes include you + your support team.

What do you get with the On-Demand Cesarean Birth and Recovery Class?

  • 1 hour (11 video sections) of On-Demand instruction
  • 24-page interactive activity book, including our Birth Planning Worksheet, Hospital Packing List, Postpartum Recovery Tips, and Scar Tissue Massage Guide and much more
  • Guided Breath and Visualization Exercise
  • Live Office Hours on Zoom before and after class
  • Access to Birthsmarter's Online Resource Directory for Pregnancy + Parenting

What does the On-Demand Cesarean Birth + Recovery Class cover?

  • How to prepare your mind + body for birth
  • The difference between a typical cesarean birth and a family centered cesarean birth, including skin to skin contact, nursing in the OR, and microbiome seeding.  
  • When to schedule a cesarean birth and warning signs of labor 
  • What to expect from the hospital, triage, and pre-monitoring + questions to ask your doctor ahead of time
  • Partner’s Responsibilities 
  • Overview of cesarean birth procedure 
  • Breath + Visualizations for Cesarean Birth 
  • Baby’s journey immediately postpartum 
  • Navigating the PACU + Postpartum Recovery 
  • And All the feels…  that come up when you realize you’re having a cesarean birth

 When should you take this class?

You can take this class anytime you decide to plan a cesarean, likely between week 28 and 38. 


In a world where it is difficult to keep sight of what is most important Birthsmarter aims to call our attention back to what is valuable. Do you notice that expectant parents spend more time choosing a stroller than they do a midwife or obstetrician? More time arranging their nursery than arranging comprehensive support for after the birth. As a business we have the power to convince you that pregnancy, birth, and the postnatal period are worth investing in. If we don’t, women and families suffer and you miss the opportunity to build an intentional foundation for your family; the foundation on which we’d like our society to rest. 

Birthsmarter lives in the space where biology meets society, wisdom meets data, and empathy meets activism. We believe that transparency is the key to birth, babies, and business, that it is always worth investing in parents, and that together, we can change the world. Our unique birth and parenting classes offer expecting parents and their support team the information and practice that will enable them to think critically and improvise during high stakes moments. Our continuing education workshops empower health and wellness professionals to become trusted pillars of their perinatal community. We’re shaping the future, one birth at a time.