Birth is not only a physical, medical event but also an emotional, psychological, and for some women, a spiritual event. Maternal Wellness offers two different childbirth classes to help you prepare for the birth of your baby. Our childbirth classes are based on the idea that birth is a profound life event and that it offers opportunities for learning and growth.

birth class boot camp

Welcome to Birth Class Boot Camp! Here, you will learn everything you need to know about preparing for the birth of your new baby! We offer a one-day intensive class perfect for busy parents! Classes are kept to a maximum of five couples, insuring personalized attention and a relaxed atmosphere. Some topics discussed are: understanding changes in your body, accessing your body’s natural anesthesia, relaxation techniques, your birth with or without an epidural, dealing with fears and working with hospital policies. Start your preparation for parenthood feeling confident and empowered!

Attend our one day intensive childbirth education class. Relaxed environment and small groups ensure you get all of your questions answered!

Now you can use your FSA and HSA to pay for class.  Insurance Companies will also reimburse you for a childbirth class after completion of the class and an accompanying receipt.

 For more information, contact Nicole at 610-864-5468. Class size is limited.  165.00 per couple.  

Pre-registration is required. 

birth works

This class involves both education and exploration of feelings about pregnancy, birth, and parenting. We offer birth classes that help empower our participants to feel informed and prepared for the wonderful experience of pregnancy, birth and the transition into parenthood. 

These classes are available as a One-Day Labor Intensive or a 4 week Birth Works Series.

The One-Day Labor Intensives are ideal for busy families who don't have time to take a longer class. This one day holistic birth class covers everything you need to know about labor! Learn how to know when you are in labor, how to avoid an unnecessary C-section, explore options for pain relief,  learn about optimal fetal positioning, relaxation techniques, and partner massage for labor.

The 4 week series covers all of the above, as well as more time for exploration about your birth preferences, more time to practice positioning and comfort techniques, transition into parenthood, infant feeding, and more!

Register for a childbirth class here or call Maria at 267-266-5194.

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 Maria Silver Pyanov is a certified postpartum doula and co-creator of the BirthWorks postpartum doula training program.  She is also a certified childbirth educator. 

In addition to her experience as a mother of five she has been working with prenatal and postpartum moms since 2007. Maria has worked in pregnancy centers, facilitated parenting classes, and provided postpartum care to many families. She is a trained peer breastfeeding counselor and has extra lactation education. As a childbirth educator Maria offers knowledge and confidence to prepare parents for the arrival of their new addition. 

Maria is also a contributor and editor for BellyBelly, a leading website for parenting education and support.


Nicole M. Nordberg has been a birth doula and childbirth educator for the past twelve years. She lives in Plymouth Meeting, PA and serves all surrounding areas, including parts of New Jersey. She a mother of three and is an advocate for the rights of childbearing women.  It is important that women and their partners are properly educated about the choices available to them. She attended Temple University where she studied Nursing. She later graduated with a BA in Religious Studies from Cabrini College.  

As a DONA Certified Labor Doula, Nicole has attended over 350 births. These have included VBACs, Births with extenuating medical circumstances, and births as the primary support partner.  Nicole believes that there is no "right" way to have a baby.  She supports all desired birth plans with encouragement.