The simple way to get (and feel) prepared for your upcoming hospital birth.

The Online Prenatal Class for Couples

Kayla Malarkey "This class is everything that I wanted and more. It focuses on the hospital and the facts of birth. Most importantly, its taught by a great nurse with REAL experience! I could not ask for more in a class."

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Hunter Eckholm  "I feel so much more prepared for giving birth and what to expect at the hospital. Hilary does a great job making the information accessible but still really informative."

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Marc Lemons "Wife and I loved it. Worth every penny. Was nervous about the instructor but she was/is amazing and fun. Was sad when it was over it was so good and informative."


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Labor can be simple

You can learn on your own timeline.

Is the anxiety over what will happen in the delivery room (or how you will fit in classes) overshadowing the joy you have for your new baby?  Do you find yourself worrying about it, or just completely ignoring it because it's too much to think about?

This class is meant to wash those fears away through some simple preparation that can easily be done together.

It's time to starting enjoying the anticipation of motherhood, and do it from the comfort of your own home.

This class was created to help pregnant families who...

  • Want an all-in-one class for pregnancy, birth and postpartum.
  • Want information about unmedicated birth, medical pain management, inductions & cesarean sections, so they are ready for how their birth goes.
  • Want to take a birth class with their partner
  • Need it to be flexible to fit busy schedules
  • Want real education from an experienced labor and delivery nurse
  • Feel anxious about their upcoming birth, and wish they didn't.
  • Want more confidence in talking with their birth team and providers about their  birth.

The online birth course created for busy couples that is fun, quick and easy to do.

What do students say about the course?

"I had so many questions about what to expect throughout the L&D process as well as postpartum and Hilary's course relieved all the anxiety that I was feeling in getting prepared for this! SO many helpful resources and tidbits!!!!"

Mercedes // Teacher

"We loved the Pulling Curls course! Hilary is informative, candid and genuine. She has a gift as a nurse and shares her knowledge and expertise with us as parents to-be. My husband and I equally enjoyed the content and presentation."

Amy // Former Student

"Hilary's class was great! We went through a few classes (nervous first-time parents) and hers was hands-down the best. Her style was straight-forward and direct, but still funny and definitely engaging. I would (and will!) highly recommend!"

Mary H // Former Student


I'm Hilary, I'll be your nurse today.

I don't know how many times I've said that, but it never gets old.

As a labor & delivery nurse for almost 20 years, and now one of the top prenatal educators online, I've helped thousands of moms in person, and millions of moms over the internet. It's been my job for two decades to help pregnant mamas overcome their nerves and safely bring their babies into the world.

Plus, I've had three of my own, so I know what it's like to be on the other side of those pregnancy fears.

I knew that couples needed to get prepared TOGETHER and created the top-selling birth class for couples.  In just a few hours it can get you prepared together and feeling SO excited to meet that new baby!

Let MY experience give YOU the experience you need to enjoy your birth.

Hilary Erickson, BSN-RN
The Pregnancy Nurse® &

L&D Nurse of 20 Years

The Pregnancy Nurse Presents:

The Online Prenatal Class for Couples

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Learn More About What is Included (click to open):

The Online Course

With almost 3 hours of engaging video, you will be surprised by how much you learn and how time flies.

  • Video & photos of items, so you won't be caught off guard with supplies
  • Anecdotes from Hilary's long career to help you understand confusing topics.
  • Subtitles, headings so you can access areas you want to re-watch
  • Special key-point videos (think how much you loved Cliff Notes in school)

Your time is INCREDIBLY valuable You'll find yourself remembering the important parts, and laughing at things that used to seem scary.

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Downloadable E-Book

Includes 100 pages of clear, concise, engaging content will will cover labor, delivery and your after-baby time with success!

  • Easily go back and find just what you need for easy access. This is 100% downloadable

Couples Questions & Workbook

It can be hard for couples to be on the same page with the unknown.

Prenatal class might be the first time you've really sat down together and thought "We are having a baby... what is that going to look like?"

Your goal is to get you on the same page for this pregnancy, delivery and baby. Things like:

  • Who is coming to the delivery?
  • Where is the baby going to sleep?
  • Who do you want coming to the hospital or your home after delivery?

So many things you haven't thought of {yet}. These are available as a downloadable printable workbook as well.


Now you'll have some of the best labor-support printables available:

  • Kick Counts Tracker - Keep baby safe on the inside, peace of mind is invaluable.
  • Hospital packing list - Don't be burdened by over-packing
  • Birth Plan Printable - so you can get your wishes down for both you and your providers (plus advice on each of your options)
  • Postpartum Checklist - Everything you need to be ready to come home, so you can enjoy those sweet newborn hours.
  • Partner Checklist - Ideas for their best support in the labor room.
  • Concern Checklist - No more worrying about every.little.thing -- keep track of what to really be concerned about.

New printables often being produced

Labor Movement Cards

Movement during labor can be one of the most important things to help labor progress.

  • Multiple positions shown -- as well as reasons why each position is great.
  • Tips for partners to know what to do to support.
  • Other things to include into your movement to help with labor as well.
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Private Group

Really wanting the feeling of an "in-person class" but still enjoy the fact you can do it from your couch?

Come join me as we go through the lessons together each month. I answer questions, and we go deeper into the class based on what you want to know.

Live Classes & Replays

From time to time I do live classes and extra classes on specific topics (pain management, informed consent, what happens at delivery) by request.

The replays of these classes are also available in the class.

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Pregnancy Planner

Worried you'll forget something important, this birth planner is just the ticket to staying on track!

  • To Do Lists - From the nursery, to hospital prep you'll be ready!
  • Weekly Memories - and just print what you want to use (no guilt for weeks you skip)
  • "Firsts" -  don't forget all those little things that will be so important some day.
  • Important Lab Results - Take control of the things that are super important for your health!
  • Extra Resources for Each Trimester - As always, vetted by a birth pro!
  • Health Trackers - Keep your health on track by monitoring them yourself too!
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Pregnancy Mini Classes

Short classes on specific topics to get you extra prepared in these areas.  Current classes include:

  • Labor Made Easy - Understand the signs of labor with the "labor gang"
  • Inductions Made Easy - Prepare for an induction and how to get the information from your provider if it is right for you.

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Bonus Videos

Additional material that I think can be helpful for you guys at this stage.  These videos would be considered "optional" depending on your needs.  They include:

  • Stages of Labor -- I talk through what to expect from your body as you progress into labor.
  • Healthcare Communication - See some helpful "scripts" on discussing things with your provider to get the information you need.
  • Natural Pain Management -- My best tips for coping with contractions with the help of your parter!
  • Newborn Care -- I give some helpful tips for taking care of your newborn, and the necessities you'll need in those first days home
  • BRAND NEW: Helping Baby to Sleep -- I invited one of my favorite infant sleep experts in to talk about tips for baby sleeping when you get home.
  • Arrive Trial Bonus Video -- One of the most controversial studies in OB in the past decade -- I break it down for you and why a 39 week induction might be a good choice!
  • New videos being produced frequently!
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Key Point Videos

Want a review before labor (or maybe one of you only wants to do the bare minimum)? These are for you!  

Each chapter is reviewed in what is important before heading into the hospital.  Couples LOVE these videos!

Birthing Class for Couples Information:

What Does the Class Cover?

The Online Prenatal Class For Couples is Split into Three Topics

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#1 Before Labor

Wondering why your doctor ordered a certain test, or what exactly you should be worried about (because everything seems a bit weird).  This topic talks ALL about that.

  • Third trimester testing -- so you can know what your doctor is looking for.
  • When to go to the hospital -- be it labor or something else, when should you go in?
  • Signs of Labor - Learn how to take the clues from your body that labor is coming (becuase it's not just your uterus).

Wondering when to go to the hospital?  There is an easy formula that will get you there on time, but not too early!

woman having baby in hospital

#2 Labor

The labor room seems so "mysterious" but it doesn't have to be that way.  Experience is key and you will be prepared in all these areas: 

  • Admissions Process - so you're not caught off guard in the very beginning.
  • Induction (the how's and why's) - So you can make good choices for your family.
  • How to say no without feeling awkward (how to drive your own delivery)
  • What exactly will happen at delivery - Enjoy that baby instead of being worried what everyone is doing!
  • Pain Management Options - We'll go over IV medicine, Nitrous and Epidurals at great length so you're prepared to get what you need.
  • Common Complications - Small complications are very normal in L&D.  You'll know exactly what the nurse is doing and why.
  • Cesarean Section Info - Instead of nagging worry, you'll know what to expect if you end-up going this route (we go through the whole procedure start to finish)

With these tips you'll no longer wonder when to get the epidural.  You'll be a pro.

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#3 After-Delivery

If the labor room is a mystery, after you have the baby is just a blur.  This class shares exactly what to expect in the hospital & when you go home.

  • What to expect during the "golden hour" (and yes, it's as good as it sounds)
  • The difference between labor and delivery and postpartum care - so you know what to expect from your medical team.
  • What you'll expect from your care providers during your hospital stay so you aren't left with a million questions.
  • How your body will feel both in the few days and weeks following delivery, so you can be as comfortable as possible.
  • Warning signs for both mom and baby, so you're filled with confidence that things are OK.
  • Breastfeeding tips, so you can make sure baby is being fed.
  • Feelings, so you're not caught off guard by what emotions you might be feeling .

Wondering how to get the most out of your hospital stay and get all the help from the providers while you're there?  I'll give you the tips to make it great.

Why Birth (or Prenatal) Classes?

I'm so glad you asked.....

Let's see what the studies show about prenatal education:

Benefits of prenatal education classes have included increased confidence for labor and birth among women who attended prenatal classes, higher likelihood of breastfeeding, improved communication between childbearing women and their maternity care providers, decreased need for analgesic medication in labor, and increased satisfaction with birth (Chalmers & Kingston, 2009; Enkin et al., 2000).

Sounds pretty great, right?  As a nurse for 20 years, I stand behind this data.  People who take a class have a happier, more confident birth.

Why an Online Course?

After thousands of deliveries...

I saw that families who took a birth class felt happier with their births, and their transition into parenthood. I KNEW that childbirth education was so important. I knew we needed to do better, and I started teaching prenatal classes for my own hospital to make a change.

What we were doing wasn't working to educate families

Couples were:

Busy -- 6 pm on Tuesdays just didn't work for a lot (and sometimes one would have to miss)

- after a busy day at work they couldn't concentrate & the rooms were uncomfortable, and they were STARVING.

Missing -- Classes filled fast, couples schedules were hard to mesh to find a time that would work.

Not doing it -- So many couples WANTED one, but just couldn't make it work.

So, I changed birth classes.

In 2014 I launched the first edition of this class, and have edited and adjusted it until it was one of the best selling, and the most helpful childbirth class on the internet.

I am excited to help you get the confident, collaborative birth you want -- on your OWN schedule. This class is taught entirely on demand. It can be done anywhere or from the comfort of home

Best Price-Guarantee!

We're paying ENOUGH for everything else, I want to do my part!

Get a TOP prenatal class, that will totally prepare you for delivery at the BEST price on the market.  I know we're all experiencing sticker shock lately, but this class wants to do the exact opposite.  I have just dropped the price to help you out.

Find a comparable class at a better price and send it to me -- I'll price-match it for you if it's before your purchase or within 3 days of your purchase.  More details here.

This Prenatal Class is #1 in Experience

Get her 20 years of experience in just 3 hours on your couch.

  • Curb useless trips to the hospital (you'll know what is normal)
  • Save money with one of the best priced birthing classes offered online
  • No  traffic, no hard chairs, no babysitter.  Super convenient
  • No more wasting time wandering the internet to find the "labor truth" -- it's all in one spot!
  • Have a plan for when baby comes home that you create together
  • Know how to make the best choices along with your labor team.
  • Squash worry in its tracks.  You'll have a plan, together.
  • Find an ally you can trust with experience both at the bedside and teaching
  • No lost sleep over labor pains.  You'll know your options, and when it's best to get them.
  • Transform your partner into your support system to help take care of you.
  • Be the calm, decisive patient you want to be without fear of making wrong choices.

Katie Rivers


"This class helps you feel more prepared, and also presents the main video points for easy future access when you need a refresher. The format is easy to follow and Hilary's humor really helped me relax about this daunting time in my life."


Keala Holden


"Phenomenal class! Hilary is so knowledgeable and helpful and provides many resources. It’s been wonderful to have such an in depth class during the pandemic where we can’t go to in-person classes. Highly recommend even after the pandemic"


Amber Breeding


"I absolutely love this course. I came into it knowing bits and pieces, but it has really given me more confidence in what to expect and things that can possibly happen. Hilary has an amazing personality and great knowledge and experience."

The Online prenatal Class for Couples Money-Back Guarantee

100% Money Back Guarantee for 14-Days

Purchase With Confidence...It's Risk Free!

Get in the class, check out the material.  If you find that you are not satisfied by what you see & learn -- just email me, fill out a form with your thoughts and I will return your money.  It's just that simple.

Why just 14 days?  The reality is that I want you to DO it.  Not to let it sit on the shelf while you think about doing it.  So, get in there and make sure it's the right class for you!

The Online Prenatal Class for Couples is the ultimate tool to help you crush those birth fears, together.

You have two options to pick between:

The Bundle Upgrade Option:

This expanded bundle is perfect for people with more questions about babies, partner's role, communication, and more.  Plus easy review before birth!

If you have more questions beyond "just labor" this is the class for you.


  • Downloadable E-book ($29)
  • Downloadable Couples Workbook ($15)
  • ALL Current & Future Bonus Videos ($100)
  • Lifetime Access to the Online Course & Video Content ($99)
  • Key Point Videos ($100)
  • Live & Replay Q&A's ($50)
  • Bonus Printables ($9)
  • Printable Labor Movement Cards ($15) 
  • Private Facebook Group ($50)
  • Mini Classes ($100)

Added Perks:

  • Money-Back Guarantee
  • Lifetime access to all course materials
  • Couples Questions within Course
  • Ability to ask questions in the course
  • Every Pregnancy Product We Sell is Included

Not available for price-matching

$560 Value


Also available as three $75 dollar payments.

When we say get prepared from Bump to Bassinet, we mean it.

It's an all-in-one pregnancy class with everything you need to know.

online prenatal class for couples has many videos to help

The course can help you easily understand:

  • 3rd Trimester Testing
  • Knowing What Labor Is
  • Natural Pain Management
  • Hospital Routines
  • Medical Pain Management
  • Healthcare Communication
  • Using Movement in Labor
  • Possible Hospital Interventions
  • Recent Studies & Implications
  • What to Expect at Delivery
  • Cesarean Sections
  • After-baby in the Hospital
  • Life Postpartum
  • Newborn Care & Sleep

Easy to do

  • Main class videos take about 3 hours
  • Key note videos take about 1 hour
  • Lots of information on specific things you may want know more about (but not everyone will do all of those).
  • Simple course platform, easy to just click video to video
  • Text available if you'd rather read or skim


  • Created by one of the most experienced prenatal educators online.
  • Covers third trimester testing through your first months home after birth
  • Bonus videos on topics like baby care, sleep, natural pain management and more.  Everything you need in one place
  • Use Hilary's experience to prepare you quickly, while also not missing a single essential item.

The Online Prenatal Class for Couples has been taken by thousands of expectant couples:

FAQ's about the Online Prenatal Class for Couples:

Do you need to be a couple?

Absolutely not.  However, I wanted Dads to feel involved and appreciated in this class.

There are couples questions, but you could totally skip that part very easily.

Who is this class for?

Many classes I have looked at seem to be targeted towards a specific "type" of mom:

I believe & created this class is for every mom planning a hospital/birth center delivery.  Because I have always supported moms and their  choices at the bedside, this class does the same.

Planning on a natural or even a cesarean birth -- because birth is so unpredictable, this class covers all of it.

How long does this class take?

It really depends on your learning style and how much time you have.  The minimum would probably be 2-3 hours, just to watch the videos (which can be sped up).

Is it HSA /insurance eligible?

Some insurances do cover a childbirth class, and your receipt of my class should be enough to be reimbursed (but I would certainly call before expecting that).  I do provide a receipt that says what it was and who I am.

HSA rules seem to vary a bit by provider, but a class that covers about the delivery of your baby is covered, so I would expect it to be elligible, but of course -- I would talk to your tax man before you plan on that too. :)

Note:  HSA cards often won't work with the teachable system, so you may have to reimburse yourself from it.  Those cards often only work at direct pharmacies or doctor's offices.

Does this include breastfeeding?

There is some information on breastfeeding, but I strongly recommend you take a breastfeeding class on it's own.  I have a few that I recommend inthe course.

When should I take it?

You can clearly buy the course at any point during your pregnancy (I designed it to give you access for the whole thing).

I think the best time to really focus on it is around 30-34 weeks. Obviously, you can buy at any time and then work on it when you feel you're ready! 

Also, even if you're within days or weeks of your due date, you CAN finish this class in a day or two.  So, unless you're in labor RIGHT now -- there's still time!

How Do I Ask a Question?

You can ask it here:

What is Lifetime Access Mean?

It means as long as the course is available on the internet, you will have access to it.  Any further updates, or changes to your level of access -- you'll get those too.

Pretty great, right?

How Can I Give This as a Gift?

A few options:

1)  Just put in your giftee's email address instead of your own at check out (happy to also email you a gift receipt if you send an email to

2)  Use your own email at checkout and then email me so I can switch everything over to them.

3)  If you'd like you give the gift yourself -- just purchase the class, and then email me.  I can give you a 100% gift code that they can "purchase" the class themselves.

Any questions at all -- just email

How Old is this Class?

The Online Prenatal Class for Couples has been around since 2016.  It was one of the first online prenatal classes out there.  I am really proud to have been around with it that long and a pioneer for online prenatal education.

Since 2016 it has had three MAJOR updates, and is in the midst of it's 4th update.  All information is available in each section, I am slowly editing videos and replacing the previous versions.

You can be sure that the course is up to date as possible and I am constantly vigilant about making sure it gives you what you need to know.

What are you waiting for?

In just a few hours you could be prepared and anxiety-free about your upcoming birth.  Join me today!

  • No more worries about how to talk with your provider (and refusing things with ease)
  • No unexpected  roller coaster of a delivery.  You'll know what to expect, and even what complications might arise.
  • Be on the same page with your partner about what you are both expecting!

How to Feel Prepared for Your Delivery:

It's just 3 simple steps:

Purchase the Class

There's 3 options, so pick which one works for your life, your budget and your needs.  There's something just right for you.

Follow the Instructions

Don't worry, it's all included.  It's super clear where to go/what to do once you sign up.  I've got your back (and your bum).

Love Your Delivery

Enjoy the peace of knowing what's going to happen each step of the way.  We won't miss a thing of your hospital stay.

"This class helped us know what to expect during delivery, how to advocate for ourselves, especially during Covid. It essentially replaced an in person hospital tour, as well as going over safety measures."

Dawn Chenette, Former Student

"Easy class to follow with your partner with all the key info. There's also a ton of extra resources if you need them (extra videos, notes, etc.). You can also always reach out to Hillary with questions at the end of each video."

Daniella, Former Student

Online Prenatal Class for Couples Terms:

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Expectant parents, new mothers, pregnant moms and new parents are looking for online classes that talk about the stages of labor, birth plans, and the birth process for the birth of their baby. This class is taught by a registered nurse about comfort measures for new moms. It can include include support groups with childbirth educators. It is really important that you learn about medical interventions at your own pace in online birthing classes. You have plenty of time to take it, it has 3 hours of instruction. Similar to in person classes, we will talk relaxation techniques for natural birth, cesarean birth and what your support person can do for you. It is a great option for busy couples. Pain medication is an important aspect that your delivery nurse will discuss with you. Don't forget you don't JUST need these online programs, you'll also need a car seat . It is like the current Lamaze classes that give you valuable information. This class does not cover infant CPR , but it is one of the best online childbirth classes. This class has proven to be enough for natural childbirth or unmedicated birth. Expectant mothers who expect no pain relief in their birth stories might want to get a course from a Lamaze certified childbirth educator or Hypnobabies. This course does cover baby care, how family members can help even with their busy schedule. Your vaginal birth is important for pregnant women and this class gives you convenient access -- and we even have virtual classes that are similar to an in person class. Make sure that you are getting your prenatal care. for your new baby. This class is OK for people giving birth in a birth center, and have a good internet connection. It is parent education for the entire family to prepare for their birth. It is not created by a lacatation consultant and it is not the Mama Natural Birth Course.  But it is one of the best birthing classes for expectant parents.

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