COMPREHENSIVE

COURSE

Preparing moms and dads for a positive, joyful birth.

This is not your average birth class. Let the video show you why.

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What if you could...

  • Take a birth course on your own time, in your PJs while eating your favorite ice cream?

  • Be fully prepared for an unmedicated birth, but also learn about your options for interventions?

  • Understand the pros and cons for each option, without any of the bias or fear, so you can make your own decisions?

  • Gain practical skills for managing the physical, emotional, and mental sides of birth?

  • Have your partner right next to you, laughing at cheesy dad-jokes, and getting ready to confidently advocate for you and support you during labor?

Well, now you can!

Meet The Balanced Birth Couple

JESSICA (CCCE)

&

BEN LAGRONE

Hi, everyone! We are a husband-wife childbirth education team (Yep, a man that teaches about childbirth, too!). We are passionate about bringing an educational yet fresh and fun perspective. Childbirth is unpredictable. We want moms and dads to be ready for anything so they can have a positive, joyful birth no matter what happens.

 

We had three kids in five years (whew!) and experienced everything from unmedicated birth to emergency c-section and whole a lot in between. We experienced the ups and downs and even some trauma. After our first childbirth especially, we were left wishing our birth class prepared us better.

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What We Discovered...

There are serious gaps in the current childbirth education options...

> Why is there so much bias in birth information and not enough balance presented?

> Why aren't birth classes more couples-focused and dad-friendly for those that want their partners involved?

> Why isn't there a course that teaches you how to make decisions when you're exhausted and in pain and your "birth plan" has taken a sharp left turn off a cliff?

We decided to use our passion and expertise to create a truly one-of-kind birth course: a balanced, comprehensive approach to childbirth options taught by a husband-wife team.

Our Comprehensive Course

You can expect to:

  • Be fully prepared for a 100% unmedicated birth, planned epidural, or anything in between

  • Understand the pros and cons, benefits and risks of your childbirth options

  • Get educated from both a mom AND dad perspective

  • Know the stages of labor

  • Practice how to relax and breathe effectively

  • Master practical tools and techniques to deal with labor pain

  • Overcome fear and anxiety

  • Be prepared for postpartum

  • Connect with your partner and discuss your desires

  • Create a birth plan that's clear but flexible

The Balanced Families Comprehensive Chil

The birth of your baby will be one the greatest moments of your life.

 

This course will guarantee you are knowledgeable, equipped, adaptable and (most importantly) joyful!

What Professionals Say

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Samantha C.

Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM)

"This course offers well-researched,
evidence-based information about
pregnancy, labor, and postpartum care. Ben and Jessica are fun and engaging without dismissing important topics. The layout and presentation of the modules is easy to follow despite being packed with valuable information."

Jessica N.

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (MSN, APRN, CPNP-PC)

"I loved how clear and concise the information was - making it easier to take in and process. The content is reflective of best practices for most normal, healthy pregnancies, while also leaving room for the variations in care that an expecting mama or provider may need in order to safely care for the pregnancy."

What Parents Say

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Ashley & Hayden

This covered every single topic we could have imagined, and more! We felt fully equipped after going through it. The course was thorough and straightforward, but also fun! It had a very relational feel, too. It was like having your best friends sitting in your living room teaching you! The course really helped us talk through a lot of details that we otherwise wouldn't have thought of. After each module, we stayed up talking more after it was over. It was great! We were able to get on the same page and have a strategy for how Hayden could advocate on my behalf during labor. Also, the course gave us very practical tools, tips and techniques for managing labor pain. The practice beforehand gave us an idea of what worked and what didn't and that was really useful when labor came for real. The sessions on postpartum were also really impacting to us and helped us envision what life would be like with a newborn.

Tonye & Antwan

We really enjoyed the course and associated content. It definitely impacted our birth process! Our birth went really well. We were able to have a vaginal and unmedicated birth which was our goal. This was our second child. Since our first birth was an induction, I honestly didn't remember what contractions felt like, but things began just as described in the course. The pain definitely got real, but hubby was the best support. We utilized a lot of the techniques that we learned in the course. I had no real tearing or interventions needed! Overall, this experience was night and day from our previous experience. Antwan and I both felt really empowered to set the atmosphere and make decisions. Our midwives were great, too. 

See What's Included

Interactive Content

No boring stuff allowed. We've packed the course with 8+ hours of interactive lessons. We include "turn and talks" and hands-on practicums in every. Single. Module.

 

No yawns here!

Private Facebook Community

Gain exclusive access to a private Facebook group moderated by Ben and Jessica themselves.

 

You'll get to meet other pregnant couples, ask any questions under the sun and keep us updated on how your pregnancy, childbirth & postpartum goes.

Birth Footage & Interviews

We've included real birth videos from a variety of settings: hospitals, birth centers, and home births. Additionally, you can watch a bonus module full of incredible birth story interviews.

This bonus footage and interviews give clients a great perspective into how unique each birth can be.

Printable Workbook

Clients use our 100+ page online printable workbook to take notes, make plans and get organized with easy to use graphic organizers, discussion topics, cheat sheets and tons of bonus content.

 

You'll feel 100% prepared for your best EVER birth experience.

Course Curriculum

Module 1: How to Have a Positive, Joyful Birth


50 minutes - 6 Videos:

  1. Course Introduction & Overview
  2. Ben & Jessica's Birth Stories
  3. Get Educated
  4. Face Your Fears
  5. Accept the Pain
  6. Find Support & Conclusion




Module 2: Choosing Your Provider


35 minutes - 6 Videos:

  1. Hospitals: Pros and Cons
  2. Birth Centers: Pros and Cons
  3. Homebirths: Pros and Cons
  4. Obstetricians
  5. Certified Nurse Midwives
  6. Lay Midwives & Conclusion




Module 3: Stages of Labor & Delivery


2 hours - 11 Videos:

  1. Preparing Your Body: Exercises
  2. Preparing Your Body: Nutrition
  3. Baby Positioning
  4. The Weeks Before Labor Begins
  5. Signs of Labor Beginning
  6. When to Really Go to the Hospital
  7. Early Labor
  8. Active Labor
  9. Transition
  10. Pushing & Delivery
  11. Placenta & Conclusion




Module 4: Sights & Sounds - Birth Videos


45 minutes - 5 videos:

  1. Hospital Hypnobirth
  2. Homebirth
  3. Birth Center
  4. Epidural
  5. C-Section




Module 5: Knowing Your Options - Benefits & Risks


1 hour 20 minutes - 7 Videos:

  1. Understanding Evidence
  2. Due Dates & "Big Babies"
  3. All About Inductions
  4. Interventions, IVs, & Epidurals
  5. Fetal Monitoring
  6. Cesareans, Episiotomies, & Vacuums
  7. Positions, Eating, Water Birth, & Conclusion




Module 6: How to Labor Without Medications


1 hour 30 minutes - 11 Videos:

  1. Pain is Not the Enemy
  2. Going to Your Deep Place
  3. Breathing & Relaxing
  4. When the Going Gets Tough
  5. Labor Positions
  6. Labor Positions Practicum
  7. Walking & Counter Pressure
  8. Counter Pressure Practicum
  9. Natural Pain Relief
  10. Birth Affirmations & the Three C's
  11. Final Thoughts




Module 7: You've Had a Baby...Now What?


2 hours - 12 videos:

  1. Delayed Cord Clamping & Skin to Skin
  2. APGAR, Suctioning, & Rooming In
  3. Eye Ointment, Vitamin K, & Blood Tests
  4. Pediatricions, Circumcision, Vaccines, Bathing & Cord Care
  5. Caring for Mama: Healing
  6. Caring for Mama: Recovering
  7. Caring for Mama: Postpartum Depression
  8. Breastfeeding: Need-to-Knows
  9. Breastfeeding: Three Essential Tips
  10. Caring for Each Other: Advice for Him
  11. Caring for Each Other: Advice for Her
  12. Course Conclusion & Birth Wish List




BONUS: Birth Story Interviews!


1 hour 35 minutes - 6 videos:

  1. Natural Birth & Girl Scout Cookies
  2. Return of a Legend: Midwife Kate
  3. The Textbook Birth
  4. The BEST Decision EVER
  5. Want to Deliver Your Own Baby?
  6. When Things Don't Go as Planned





Why Choose Ours Over the Rest?

Our course's uniqueness, flexibility, and features make it a no-brainer .

Payment Options

30 Day Money Back Guarantee

Test Drive the Course

Risk Free!

If you decide to change your mind, just contact us within 30 days and we'll issue you a full refund - no questions asked! We only ask that you first complete the course.

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Jon & Sierra

"Ben and Jessica are so knowledgable about birth. I like their perspective because they are well-rounded and don't push an agenda."

Josh & Kristie

"Ben and Jessica bring a really great balance to childbirth education so that you don't feel swayed to do one thing or the other. You get a perspective that says... 'Hey, you can be passionate about birth regardless of whether you do it at home, or in a hospital or with a midwife."

Ty & Sarah

"Ben and Jessica bring both the mom perspective and the dad perspective instead of only the female perspective. Fathers will be encouraged to get involved. It's the whole package!"

Have Questions? Keep Reading!

Frequently Asked Questions

How long will I have access to the course?


Each client receives LIFETIME ACCESS to the course! So go through the modules as often as you need and use them as refreshers at any point during your pregnancy and future pregnancies.




Can I use my FSA, HSA or HRA Card?


Yes! Childbirth education courses are eligible for reimbursement through most flexible spending accounts (FSA), health savings accounts (HSA) or heath reimbursement arrangements (HRA). For more information on how to receive reimbursement, contact your FSA/HSA/HRA benefits administrator for more information.




What if I'm already in my 3rd trimester? Is it too late?


No way! We actually recommend that couples wait to take our course until at least 28 weeks so you won't forget any of the info you learn.




What if I've already made up my mind on what type of birth I want (and I really want an epidural)?


Our course will still be super beneficial because even with an epidural, you'll still need to learn how to cope with labor pain. Early labor & the time in triage/waiting for the anesthesiologist will be MISERABLE if you aren't prepared!




What if I want a natural birth? Would this course prepare me?


This course is DEFINITELY for you. We cover home birth, birth center birth and natural hospital birth. We also have an entire module just for natural birth - how to cope with labor pain where we train you and your birth partner on everything from relaxation to counter pressure to how to use a birth ball. This course is also good for you because in case something unexpected happens during your labor, you'll be equipped to make decisions because you know the evidence.




I live internationally. Will this course work for me?


Yes! Childbirth is one thing that connects women all over the world. There will be some differences (for example when we talk about common hospital policies), but most of what is discussed will apply to you. You will need to pay in USD at checkout, but you'll need to check with your credit card company for any added fees on their end.




What is the time requirement for this course?


You can go through this course literally at any pace. You could binge watch it all in a weekend, or you could do it over the course of many weeks. You can also skip over sections if you want to (although we don't really recommend this because the information we present builds on itself). The course and bonus material played at normal speed takes about 10 hours, which is similar to other comprehensive classes. But you can't complete those others while eating a pint of ice cream in your PJs :)




Is there a way to connect with other pregnant couples through your course?


Yes! We have a private facebook group moderated by Ben and Jessica where you can ask any questions you may have, meet other couples virtually, and get additional input about your birth plan.




What if I don't like the course?


We feel so confidently that you will love it that we offer a 30-day money back guarantee, no questions asked!





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You can be...

  • Confident about your birth

  • Connected with your partner

  • Completely ready to straight-up ROCK your birth no matter what!

More Questions? Reach Out!

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