Our admin team is on winter break from December 23, 2021 through January 3, 2022. We are available for current clients, but non-urgent matters and service inquiries will have a delayed response time. If you'd like to inquire about classes, labor support, or postpartum support, please fill out our contact form and Cait or Shawna will be in touch the first week of January. Take good care and we'll see you in the new year!

Weekend Guide to Childbirth




Our weekend childbirth class is our tried and true comprehensive Guide to Childbirth, condensed into one weekend day with a one hour break for lunch.

Together with your birthing partner, learn about the process leading up to and throughout labor and birth. Get to know other expectant parents; use this class as a starting point for you to build community as you begin this journey into parenthood.

Topics include:

  • An in depth discussion of what to expect in each phase of labor
  • The role of support partners and care providers during each phase of labor
  • In depth discussion and hands-on practice of comfort measures including both natural and medical options
  • In Depth discussion of medical interventions
  • Informed consent and what that looks like in labor and birth


Weekend intensive classes are taught by Pippin Mueller. All classes are currently available in person, with an option to call in virtually. For scheduling and logistical questions please reach out to Shawna: shawna@thirdcoastbirth.com.

In the case of a rollback in the City of Chicago or State of Illinois reopening phases where we can no longer safely hold class in-person, or if a class cancellation due to in-class covid exposure is necessary, class will move to a fully virtual format. There are no refunds.

Additional information

Class options

February 13, 2022 9-4pm, March 13, 2022 9-4pm