When in my pregnancy should I take a childbirth class?
While you can take the class at any time during your pregnancy, most people choose to take it during their 3rd trimester. We recommend planning to have the class finish by the time you are 36 weeks pregnant.
When should I take the breastfeeding/newborn/post partum courses?
These classes can be taken at any time, though people find it most helpful to take them during their pregnancy, so you can be prepared as soon as the baby is born.
Where do classes take place?
All classes take place in the Gathered Birth studio located in the heart of Media, PA. There are cozy chairs, couches, pillows, foot rests, (and even tea) to help you feel as comfortable as possible.
Our address is:
20 South Olive Street, Suite 300a
Media PA 19063
We are located on the corner of State Street and Olive Street, in the 10,000 Villages Building. Enter under the maroon awning on South Olive Street, take the elevator to the 3rd floor, and turn left.
Who teaches the classes?
Classes are taught by Gathered Birth founder Diana Spalding, a midwife, pediatric nurse, and mother of 3. To read more about Diana, please click here.
What should I wear to class?
Dress comfortably in clothes that will allow you to move freely and practice different labor positions.
What should I bring to class?
Please feel free to bring anything that will help you to feel most comfortable while in class. You are welcome to bring a snack. We have water, tea, and coffee.
What is your payment/cancellation policy?
Please notify us if you will be missing class, prior to the start of class.
Cancellation more than 2 weeks prior to the first class date- full refund minus $10 administrative fee.
Cancellation 2 weeks to 48 hours prior to the start of the first class- 50% refund minus $10 administrative fee.
No refund offered with cancellation less than 48 hours in advance. If there is room in another class you may request to reschedule; however there are no guarantees that these requests can be accommodated.
If you must miss a class during a childbirth preparation series, we will try to place you in a make-up class pending availability; though we cannot guarantee you a spot. No refunds will be offered in this case.
In the event of class cancellation due to inclement weather, every effort will be made to reschedule your class. If no arrangement can be made, you will receive a credit to be applied toward other classes/services at Gathered Birth. These credits must be used within 1 year of the original purchase date.
Workshops and events require 3 day cancellation notice to receive a refund. If Gathered Birth cancels the event, you will be refunded the total cost.
For a full explanation of our cancellation policy, please visit our terms and conditions page.