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"Coped Up" Online Childbirth Class
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Do you offer any refunds or guarantees?

Absolutely. When I hit the “record” button on the very first video, I promised myself I would make something I could stand by. And I do. If you aren’t happy for any reason in the first 30 days, just send me an email for a full refund.

When does the course start and finish?

The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced, online course – YOU decide when you start and when you finish. You can binge-watch it Netflix style, but I highly recommend pacing yourself. You’ll get so much more by integrating and practicing each mindfulness technique before moving on to the next module.

How long do I have access to the course?

Forever! Register for “Coped Up” once and you’ll have lifetime access to the course materials. Pretty nice, because it turns out that parenting also requires the same sort of coping techniques.

What format is the course content offered in?

The course materials are shared as video content, audio downloads and a course workbook. So, whether you prefer to read, write, watch, or listen to the content, you’ll be covered.

I'm already taking a birth class. Do I need this one?

That really depends. There are a lot of flavors of childbirth education out there. The vast majority have an emphasis on what could happen, but very few focus on HOW you can get through it. And the few that do include coping techniques are often biased toward a specific sort of birth outcome. I know that “Coped Up” is unique as a skill-building course. It’s a fantastic pairing with other ways you are preparing for birth (e.g. a hospital class or an information-based class.)

Can't I just get all of this information from books/the internet/my best friend?

I mean, yeah. Most of this stuff is ancient (except the medical support information), so the information is out in the world. However! I’m going to save you a lot of time and mental filtering. Birth preparation is LOADED with opinions. You’ve probably already experienced everyone’s well-meaning advice already!

Having attended hundreds of births, I’ve tested and tried many different tricks and approaches. Here I’m bringing you a sequential system that works. I’ll take you from early labor to active labor, through medical intervention, working with your partner, pushing and even just after birth. While it’s impossible to know exactly how your birth will unfold, the factors that help people cope are universal.

I'm considering an Epidural (or other pain medication). Is this course for me?

Here’s my honest answer: 85% of the time, Epidurals work completely. A lot of mothers get great relief from contraction pain with this Cadillac of modern medicine. However, I’ve been working a long time, and I’ve seen the whole picture. The intensity of birth is more than just contractions: there’s fatigue, nausea, irritation, medical navigation, procedures and the UNKNOWN. There is still so much to be prepared for, so much that can surprise new parents. Even GETTING an Epidural can be something to cope with. We’ll cover it all.

Is this a Birthing From Within Course?

You may have noticed that I am a certified Birthing From Within mentor. The beauty and power of the BFW method can not be accomplished through a video format. It is an interactive, living method of birth preparation that requires a skillful guide through the processes. So while I bring the spirit and attitude of BFW to everything I do, this course is NOT a Birthing From Within course. If you have the opportunity to take a birth preparation from a BFW mentor, I highly recommend you do so! (And if you are in the northern Illinois area, take one with me!)


Once you’ve purchased “Coped Up”, you’ll get an email with your log-in information. (See that little “log-in” link up there on the top? That will be for you!)

Once logged in, you’ll be able to view all of the Bonuses and Modules. You can download and print the Course Guide to follow along and to expand your thinking on each topic. Then get cracking on Module 1!
Just follow along!

The Seven Modules are each broken down into mini-videos to digest as you have time.

Each Module contains:
  • An overview video with information and motivation for each portion of labor
  • A “Brain Skill” mindfulness technique to bring to that segment
  • A “Body Skills” video with comfort positions and relaxation techniques – with real couples!
  • Your homework video with directions for practice!

As you absorb each Module, there are thought-provoking questions and space for notes to make these “ideas” more than theory. You can determine which of the coping ideas really resonates with you, talk with your partner and make game plans NOW so you’re ready THEN.


You’ll also have access to the private Facebook group. I wanted my students to have that connection and camaraderie that they normally get from a traditional in-person class. You’ll find mothers and couples who have been practicing for some time, others who are beginning with you, and I’ll also be available to answer questions or provide feedback.


Anytime you have a question or want more information, just shoot me an email. I value being available to my students so that they can really maximize their time with me!

30 DAY guarantee! FOR REAL.

And if that’s not enough, I promise your satisfaction. 

I offer a 30 day, ABSOLUTELY NO QUESTIONS ASKED guarantee.  If you feel this product is not a good fit in the first month, just let me know and I’ll give your money back without hassling you!

what do people say?


“My hubby and I used a lot of the skills that we had learned and practiced in the modules. It was truly the most magical, raw, emotional, beautiful experience and it turned out pretty much exactly how I would have liked it. I truly had a kick ass birth!”

Hannah J.

“I can hardly believe it all happened. It was definitely not written in any birth plan I would have written myself! Jason and I took a lot from your class. It was one of the most important tools we brought with us to the experience.”

Juleen M.

“Thank you again for offering such a helpful, honest and fun class. It made such a difference in helping us feel prepared for the unknown and accepting things as they came.”

Mara T.

“He’s pretty great – even though he put us through the ringer for his birth. .. we are so grateful for the preparation we received for it.”

Laura T.
Mother of Logan

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Enroll Now!
$147 one-time pmt


"Coped Up" Online Childbirth Class
Full Details