For mamas who have had a cesarean choose The VBAC Lab

Calm Labor Confident Birth Class

Learn everything you need to know so you feel completely confident and prepared to give birth

An online birth class helping thousands of mamas prepare for labor and delivery

You're Probably Thinking Thoughts Like:

  • What if I tear?
  • What if I can't take the pain?
  • What if I poop on the bed?
  • How will I know if I am in labor?
  • Do I really need a birth plan, and what is the point anyway?
  • What if the staff pressures me into what they want?
  • And the really big crushing fear… that takes over in the middle of the night… I am bringing home an actual tiny human being!

Our Birth Classes are like nothing else on the market!


It’s completely self-paced, so you can study from the app or stream to your TV anytime!


It walks you through step by step exactly what to expect, how to make decisions, and how to change your plans when presented with new information. No one-size-fits-all advice here.


We prepare you to avoid unnecessary medical interventions once at the hospital but also set you up for success if you end up with a c-section.


Our class empowers you and prepares you for any choice you make — home birth, hospital birth, medicated, or non-medicated. We want you to understand how to make choices — not have them made for you.


We’re not affiliated with your hospital or any other brand, so our instruction is unbiased and unabashedly in YOUR favor. Not hospital policies like dumb sh*t such as no eating or YOU MUST STAY IN THE BED!


Your partner, mom, MIL, or bestie can learn alongside you — or at their own pace. No schedule coordination or classes after a long day of work.

Hey, I'm Trish, a labor nurse + childbirth educator

I’ve been a high-risk labor and delivery nurse for a long dang time, (over 16 years over high risk travel nursing years!). And I’ve also given birth myself 6 times (<< nope, not a typo)

I’ve delivered thousands of babies (yep, I have the most incredible job in the world!) I want you to understand what you’re capable of. I want you to feel completely confident in your ability to bring this baby into the world (because, yes, that’s what your body was made to do). While I’d love to be there by your side and help you navigate the delivery room like a boss….but as your nurse my power to help you make choices are limited to what your provider orders me to do.

I had this moment about 5 years ago where I said ENOUGH! I was sitting on the bathroom floor in our breakroom crying. Ugly-snotty- crying. I had just taken a FTM mom to the OR for BS reasons and I was over it. But I felt like my hands were tied. I had no clue how I was going to help change the birth culture but I decided I had to try.

I had done everything I could to educate and empower my patient to advocate for her rights but it wasn't enough. I couldn't do enough.

So, I started educating online and hence Labor Nurse Mama was born.

Both of my birth classes combine all of my experience from over 16 years in the labor and delivery room — and gives you the knowledge you need to walk into your birth (no matter where you decide to deliver) with the power to choose. If you do not know your options, YOU DO NOT HAVE ANY!!! 

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Calm Labor Confident Birth Class will replace your anxiety + fear with certainty

Your Birth, Your Way

Empowers you and prepares you for any choice you make — whether you’re having a home birth, hospital birth, medicated, non-medicated, or c-section. — not have them made for you

Expert guidance

Taught by a seasoned labor and delivery nurse veteran who has witnessed countless births and brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to guide you through every step of your journey.

Safe and Joyful Birth

Learn how to make informed decisions that align with your unique needs, preferences, and values. Feel empowered to navigate the various options available to you that you may not otherwise know you had.


You become part of a supportive community that is there to uplift, encourage, and share experiences with you throughout your pregnancy and birth journey.

Practical Education

This course offers dynamic education that goes beyond simply providing information. It equips you with the tools to critically analyze new information, evaluate your options, and make confident decisions that align with your birth preferences.

Empowering Health Choices

Provides you with strategies and techniques to try to minimize the need for medical interventions, but because every birth journey is unique and circumstances may arise where interventions become necessary, the course ensures that you are well-informed and set up for success.


Designed with your learning experience in mind, the course content is presented in an engaging and easy-to-understand format. Complex concepts are broken down into simple terms, making the content accessible and enjoyable.

On Your Schedule

With the flexibility to watch the course on your own time, you can tailor your learning experience to fit your schedule and preferences. Whether you're a busy parent or have a demanding work schedule, the course allows you to access the materials at your convenience.


Because of the education I received, I knew to weigh the risks and benefits and make an informed decision based on my current situation.

Even though things went a little differently than I expected, I felt very empowered and I’m proud of my birth story.

- Cassidy L

Thank you for preparing me for everything from the first contractions to asking for delayed cord clamping. You seriously helped me more than you know!

- Heidi

This group, board, and guidance have been absolutely invaluable.

I was extremely comfortable asking questions, and making decisions, and even though nothing went according to my “plan”, I couldn't be any happier with the way everything went!!!

- Stacy A

I cannot think of one thing I was surprised about/ contradicted the course material!

I took what the course said to heart.

I can’t thank you enough.


Overall, I was very blessed with an easy pregnancy and delivery.

I am so grateful for the information I was able to take with me from this course.

Even though my birth plan changed in the end, I still ended up with a labor and delivery that I am super proud of and that made me feel empowered.

- Allison

I felt so educated and informed throughout the entire experience!

I couldn’t have asked for a better experience, especially as a first-time mom.

Thank you for offering your course and empowering all of us mamas to be out there!

- Elyssa

My husband and I do definitely credit your course with educating us about all of our options, what to expect, etc. and it helped create that positive experience for us both.

It was honestly the most incredible experience! I am so happy that I will forever be able to look back on that time fondly!

I hope every expecting mama/couple takes your course so they can love their labor as well!!

- Katie

This self-paced online birth class puts you in control!

Once you're in your birth course you'll get:

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Nine Powerful Modules

6 Hours of Video-Based Lessons online inside an app, easily accessible by you and your partner!

Module 1: Welcome to LNM Birth Class

Inside this module, We will introduce you to the lingo and help you make the most of your birth class plan.

Module 2: How to Navigate Pregnancy Choices

Ever wondered what the difference is between a birth center and a hospital birth? This module teaches you everything you need to know about choosing the *right* providers and creating a team that's in your corner.

Module 3: Preparing For Your Birth

Here I start digging into the right birth mindset and helping you understand how much your thoughts affect your labor so that you can keep that cool, calm, and confident throughout the process.

Module 4: Understanding Labor & Delivery

Here I'll teach you how to tell if it's “time” or just a false labor cue. We'll go in-depth, showing you the anatomy and physiology – so you *really* understand what your body is capable of.

Module 5: During labor

Do you know your medical rights? Do you know how to create a birth plan? I'll ensure you have all the training you need to be the queen of the labor room.

Is it going to hurt? What is it going to feel like? I'll give you the honest-to-goodness truth so you can put your fears to rest.

I'll walk you through your options so you can make informed choices about medications.

Should you be induced? What are the risks of a c-section? What if you want to do this naturally?

Here's the thing – if you aren't sure about medical interventions *before* you go into labor – you will have them thrust upon you and have decisions made FOR you that you might regret…this is your chance to get informed before it's too late.

Module 6: Roadblocks, Concerns & Warning Signs

Yep, sometimes some complications crop up, no matter how well you prepare. But I'm here to teach you the warning signs so you can sound the alert the second you think something's wrong. + How to handle them if they do!

Module 7: Testing During Pregnancy

Understanding what tests you'll need to go through during your pregnancy is important. I'll walk you through what to expect at each one so there are no surprises.

Module 8: Cesarean

1 out of 3 births ends in cesarean. This is why I want you to be ready, just in case. This module is an important part of your preparation – one you don't want to skip…and no other birth courses talk about this.

Module 9: Birth De-brief

Inside this bonus module, We will break down your birth experience and allow you to process any potential trauma or mishaps that may have occurred.


Course Companion

A 94-page printable companion workbook/ Ebook with all the tools in an easy-to-understand format.


  • All the checklists and guides you need are in one handy spot. You can print them and bring them to the birth. 
  • Birth Plan Template
  • Printable Affirmations

That's not all mama, you also get three extra classes…

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Bonus Class #1:


Purposeful Positioning

(Value $197) Our most popular pushing and movement class. This is the class everyone has been scrambling to get their hands on and you're getting it FREE!!

Inside, I will teach you my favorite insider moves for labor and for pushing. I've taken years of laboring mamas and my own labor experience and created a step-by-step guide teaching all the moves needed to position the baby and relieve pain during labor. 

I've also added my peanut ball tips, which are a lifesaver if you get an epidural or not.

Bonus Class #2:


The Birth Coach

(Value $197) Creating the Support System You Need. This one’s all about training your partner so they can be as confident and supportive as you need them to be in the labor room.

Inside this class, I will teach your birth coach how to best support you from the moment those first signs of labor show up until the early weeks of postpartum healing. They will understand each stage of labor, the best support techniques, and what to do when!

Don't worry, mama, I got your back. Your birth coach won't be caught slacking. 

Bonus Class #3:


Postpartum Recovery

(Value $197) This invaluable resource helps you prepare for recovery the easy and organized way. You will be SO glad that you prepared for your postpartum journey using the directions in this guide. Trust me, running around at the last minute gathering supplies and setting up is NOT the best way to tackle recovery (yes, I know from experience) 🤣

Bonus 4: Calm Mama Membership (free for 30 Days)

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Labor Bat Signal

An exclusive benefit when you become a part of my Calm Mama Society Membership (30 Days free than $19 a month)

Once you are 37 weeks+ pregnant, you can create a group chat (inside the membership app with my team doula and myself.

We call it our Labor Bat Signal!

Mama, I can promise that access like this to a health professional bestie is unheard of (& normally would cost hundreds per hour)


Calm Mama Membership

+ 30 Days Free Membership in the Calm Mama Academy Membership where Trish & her team of birth pros hang out. You can ask us anything, share your struggles, and feel the support of hundreds of other mamas wrapping you in a huge virtual hug. You’ll never feel alone in this process. Download our app for many perks. Includes Postpartum Support up to one year & monthly workshops. (choose membership option when checking out – 30 Days free than $19 a month)


Weekly Virtual Hangout

  • 30 Days of LIVE coaching from the world's best birth professionals, Labor Nurses, LNM team Doula, and birth community!!
  • This is the inner-work that will move the needle the most in your birth dreams
  • Get personal targeted advice as we get to know your particular journey
  • Dive deep into your rights and how to exercise them
  • Practical takeaways which will break down your fears and maintain a positive mindset
  • No more leaving Prenatal appointments frustrated & confused, have a weekly download with Trish & be confident in your plans
  • Must choose membership option when checking out – 30 days free than $19 a month, cancel anytime!

30-Day Money-Back Guarantee

We are so confident that you'll learn everything you need to know to navigate your birth successfully, that we are offering a 30-day money-back guarantee — no questions asked.

You'll have two weeks to review the course and if you don't think it's the most comprehensive & educational resource on childbirth ever created we will happily refund your money.

Frequently Asked Questions

What makes your birth course different than others?

This is an all-inclusive birth course taught by a labor and delivery nurse with 16 + years of experience.

I am not affiliated with any hospital or brand and only want what's best for YOU and your baby.

In other words, your interest is my main goal.

What if I want a VBAC?

Choose the VBAC lab; this is not just a module slapped onto a birth course.

This all-inclusive VBAC-focused birth course is designed with the cesarean patient in mind. Not only do you get comprehensive education, but take part in our mama membership for 30 days of free personalized support through weekly group coaching.

This course teaches you how to patiently navigate a slow VBAC labor with understanding and power.

How much time do I need to take the course?

I am so glad you asked. We get this question often. Calm Labor Course is completely self-paced, so you can watch in snippets of time over a couple of weekends or sit down and binge the whole thing in less than 4-6 hours. Depending on how many weeks you are. (We recommend skipping the navigating early pregnancy choices if you are over 39 weeks.)

I'm not preggo yet, how long do I have to access?

Girl, this course is yours for life.

You can also add the membership option and then join the birth class at around 34 weeks.

You will have access to the course and any updates forever. It's yours to explore at your own pace. You can do this course any time throughout your pregnancy – or even if you are planning a future pregnancy. Doing the course before you're pregnant would give you tools that are invaluable for making decisions about your pregnancy.

I'm in my 3rd trimester, is it too late to take the course?

Absolutely not! Unless you're about to start pushing, chances are you've got time to review the videos and learn a ton. This is totally self-paced, so you can work on it at any time and complete it all in less than 4-6 hours. Plus, the support as you embark on your postpartum journey is priceless. (see what makes us different FAQ above)

I'm not a first time mom. Can I still benefit from this?

Yes! Especially if your last birth didn't go as smoothly as you wanted. Birthing a baby isn't something you do every day – studying up on how to make things go in your favor is always a good idea.

This birth you will be in control and the queen of the room!

I'm planning on a home birth, is this course for me?

Definitely. I will walk you through all the pain management techniques you need and you'll appreciate my advice helping you to avoid interventions including going to the hospital.

We love home birth and birth center births around here. They Rock!

I'm scared, what if I can't do this?

Your body is perfect. Your body was made to birth this baby. This baby was made for YOUR body. Birth is not new. Women throughout all of history have been birthing babies. You've got this.

What is Calm Mama Society?

Calm Mama Society is one of a kind in the fact that my members have access to my doulas, health coaches, and me!

Monthly workshops ranging from pregnancy to baby must-knows. Our network of experts is coming alongside you through QA's and workshops.

We offer a “Labor Bat Signal” DM option after 37 weeks; we will have you create a group chat with our doula and me, where you have unlimited access to us both.

Not sure if your water broke, no problem; send us a pic! In labor or not in labor, ask a labor nurse!

We also hang out weekly with our mamas in our Calm Labor Happy Hour via Zoom, and we have a brand new postpartum happy hour.

Calm Mama Society is a community where you can be you and feel safe becoming the mama you desire to be.

Your birth course includes 30 days free & then it is $19.97 a month; cancel anytime by sending an email to [email protected]

Can you remind me of everything I’m getting today?

You will get the immediate online access to

The entire 9-module birth course- Calm Labor, Confident Birth, or VBAC LAB (you choose your path)
The 94+ page Course Companion Ebook complete with printable downloads for your birth experience
FOUR BONUSES to ACCESS immediately

Bonus 1: Purposeful Positioning class

Bonus 2: The Postpartum Recovery Guide Class

Bonus 3: The Birth Coach Class

**Bonus 4: 30 Days free Calm Mama Society Membership

Inside, you will have the following:

  • Weekly Live Support Group and access to a labor nurse, a doula, and other birth peeps.
  • The opportunity to create a Labor Bat signal with a labor nurse/doula for a private DM chat after 37 weeks until 6 weeks postpartum.
  • Access to postpartum support through Calm Mama membership

What if I end up being a scheduled cesarean?

Don't worry mama, we include the basic tools needed for a cesarean. You also have access to our powerful Belly Birth Class inside Calm Mama Society as a member. 

What happens if I buy the course and it's not for me?

That's okay mama. If you decide within 30 days that it's not for you, you get a full refund.

No questions. You can choose to stay in our membership and continue to have access to me and Taylor!

I want you to be happy!

Is this class HSA/FSA eligible? (Insurance covered?)

Our birth classes are eligible for FSA/HSA reimbursement under most insurance plans. In some cases, you can use your FSA or HSA to pay directly for the classes.

We've also seen some insurance plans cover a portion of the fee if not all of the cost of the classes, but this seems to be not as common.

When you enroll, you will be sent a receipt, the insurance billing codes are included, please keep this to send to your company. Some insurance companies also require more info. Please reach out to [email protected] for more help. 

What if I don't want the free membership trial?

No worries, shoot an email to [email protected] and ask to cancel. 

Don't Just hope for a smooth delivery; plan for it.

Let me show you everything you get when you join Calm Labor Confident Birth Class Today

Calm Labor Confident Birth Class, 9-module Course – a $997 value

A Course Companion eBook – a $47 value

Free 30 Day Trial Membership in the Calm Mama Society

Labor Bat Signal: A special DM with a Labor Nurse & Doula from 37 weeks until 6 weeks postpartum

Access to a Labor & Delivery nurse & Doula via Private App – a $997 Value

Our Private Student Community Group (with live workshops) – a $250 value

Weekly Expert Workshops topics ranging from mom life to baby feeding – a $250 value

Postpartum Weekly Support Group – a $1000 Value

Four Bonuses Just For You!

Join an LNM Birth Course & Get Four Bonuses

(Insane Value of $3,800!)


Bonus One

Mini-course: The Postpartum Recovery Guide. This invaluable resource helps you prepare for recovery the easy and organized way. You will be SO glad that you prepared for your postpartum journey using the directions in this guide. Trust me, running around at the last minute gathering supplies and setting up is NOT the best way to tackle recovery (yes, I know from experience) 🤣 (Value of $197)

Bonus Three

Mini-course: Purposeful Positioning: This is our popular class that will train you in all the powerful positions to use for proper fetal alignment, labor positions to decrease labor time, and powerful pushing moves to take whether unmedicated or have an epidural on board. (Value of $197)

Bonus Two

Membership into my epic Calm Mama Society. My Pregnancy & postpartum support community, which is like having hundreds of mamas in a group chat — so you can ask questions (even while you’re in labor or at a doc appointment!) and get help from me or the other amazing mamas in the group. (Value of $3247) (Free for 30 days & then $19 a month, cancel anytime!)

Bonus Four

Mini-course: The Birth Coach: Creating the Support System You Need. This one’s all about training your partner so they can be as confident and supportive as you need them to be in the labor room. (Value of $197)

Once you join, you'll get immediate access to the full course, 30 days free in LNM Pregnancy/Postpartum Membership, current bonuses, and my 30-day money-back guarantee.

ALL this with a total value of $7,341 is available to you when you enroll with one payment of $297 or six payments of $49.50.

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