Lizabeth Baker Wade, RN
Labor & Delivery R.N., Labor & Birth Educator
Birthing Consultant

Classes with Liz

Welcome to virtual birth education classes. Virtual classes conducted in the comfort of your own home.


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California Kids Pediatrics


Leila Bozorgnia, MD FAAP

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Breastfeeding & Infant Care


Shaina Brickner, RN BSN, IBCLC

Your coach from womb to room.
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Chiropractic Pregnancy Practitioner


Dr. Heather Valinsky, D.C.

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Infant CPR


Tony Hill

tony@birthandbeyond.net
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Virtual Doula Services


Madalyn Morris

ICCE, CLEC, CD(DONA), CMT
Evidence Based Birth® Instructor
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About

Lizabeth Baker Wade
Labor & Delivery R.N.
Labor & Birth Educator
Birthing Consultant

Welcome to Birth and Beyond.  During this most complicated time we in the birth education community must find ways to manage our new reality and continue to serve our clients. Therefore as of April 11th, 2020 Birth and Beyond has gone virtual. 

I started my career in nursing at UCLA Medical Center in Westwood California in the mid eighties.  As brand new nurse on a liver transplant/medical surgical floor I was overwhelmed and sure I was in the wrong place.  But great training and amazing preceptors kept me there until 1990.  I loved my job but after a few years thought I might do something entirely different which led me to labor and delivery……………and I never left.  I spent seven more years at UCLA and still work the delivery room to this day in Santa Monica California.  In 2002 I opened Birth and Beyond in Santa Monica.  I am grateful I have had the privilege  of meeting new parents to be delivering at almost every LA area hospital.  

I will bring my three decades plus of labor and delivery nursing practice and evidence to your learning experience and have designed a mixed method class tailored to help you have a better hospital birth. If you are planning a home birth I will be happy to refer you to one of our wonderful community midwives and doulas for labor support and also post partum support.

My belief revolves around "truth to power" in decision making so if you've decided to have a hospital birth there are some actualities that should be known, questions that should be asked and I will help you communicate your birth wishes.

I also offer a cesarean birth class and for our "high risk" community there's a class just for you.

If you desire a private class we can do it in your home or Zoom.

I will send materials to print, video demonstrations to watch and practice and instructions for joining class. Your job is to find a nice comfy spot to participate and of course fur babies welcome.

Best,
Lizabeth (Lizzie) Baker Wade, RN

Group Virtual Birth Class

One 4-5 Hour Class
9:30-2:30
(Pacific Standard Time)

Group Class Fee: $250

This is a birth intensive covering Labor and Birth, Interventions, Pain Reducing Measures, and Comfort Techniques.

This is a birth class covering Labor and Birth, Interventions, Pain Reducing Measures, and Comfort Techniques.

After payment is received you will receive an email with instructions to connect to your class and a link to download materials.

What you will need:

  • zoom.com installation
  • A birth ball (65 cm ball for over 5’2’,  55 cm ball for smaller gals). Not mandatory.
  • A space near your device where you can see and practice postures, positions and birth ball techniques.    

Group Class Dates:
Dec. 4th - (Class Full)
Jan. 8th - (Class Full)
Feb. 5th - (Class Full)
March 12th - (Class Full)
April 2nd - (Class Full)
May 7th
June 4th
July 2nd
August 6th
September 3rd

To confirm availability and register contact Liz at:

Please submit payment only after confirming availability.

Cancellation:
Full refunds will be given in full if the baby is delivered prior to 38 weeks.
Once all class materials are sent one half of the class fee will be retained for any other cancellations, thank you.

Group Class Fee: $250
Select date
Student email address:
Phone number:
Private Virtual Birth Class

Two Classes
3 hours each

Private Class Fee: $525
(Contact Liz to schedule)

This is a birth intensive covering Labor and Birth, Interventions, Pain Reducing Measures, and Comfort Techniques.

This is a birth intensive covering Labor and Birth, Interventions, Pain Reducing Measures, and Comfort Techniques.

After payment is received you will receive an email with instructions to connect to your class and a link to download materials.

What you will need:

  • zoom.com installation
  • A birth ball (65 cm ball for over 5’2’,  55 cm ball for smaller gals). Not mandatory.
  • A space near your device where you can see and practice postures, positions and birth ball techniques.    
To schedule a class, please contact Liz at:
Private class $525 (Contact Liz to schedule)
Please submit payment only after scheduling class.
Private Fee: $525
Student email address
Phone number
Group Birth Basics Quick Class

One Class
3.5 hours
Group Fee: $200

One class 3 1/2 hours. This class will cover: Stages of Labor, Vaginal Birth and the first few hours after birth while still in labor and delivery. 

*This class differs from the all day intensive in that you will be using the materials I provide for birth ball work, labor positions and interventions for your own review. 

After payment is received you will receive an email with instructions to connect to your class and materials to print.

What you will need:

  • zoom.com installation
  • A birth ball (65 cm ball for over 5’2’,  55 cm ball for smaller gals). Not mandatory.
  • A space near your device where you can see and practice postures, positions and birth ball techniques.    

Group Class Dates:
January 13th - 10am - 1:30pm

Please email Liz for Birth Basics scheduling:
Please submit payment only after confirming availability.
Group Class Fee: $200
Select date
Student email address
Phone number
Private Birth Basics Quick Class

One Class
3.5 hours
Private Class Fee: $275
(Contact Liz to schedule)

One class 3 1/2 hours. This class will cover: Stages of Labor, Vaginal Birth and the first few hours after birth while still in labor and delivery. 

*This class differs from the all day intensive in that you will be using the materials I provide for birth ball work, labor positions and interventions for your own review. 

After payment is received you will receive an email with instructions to connect to your class and materials to print.

What you will need:

  • zoom.com installation
  • A birth ball (65 cm ball for over 5’2’,  55 cm ball for smaller gals). Not mandatory.
  • A space near your device where you can see and practice postures, positions and birth ball techniques.    
To schedule a class, please contact Liz at:
Private class $275 (Contact Liz to schedule)
Please submit payment only after scheduling class.
Private Fee: $275
Student email address
Phone number
Group Virtual Cesarean Birth Class

One Class
Two Hours
Group Fee: $175

Before

  • All preoperative instructions including pre admission and what to bring to the hospital.
  • Preparing to breast feed after Cesarean or choosing a formula
  • Finding a pediatrician
  • The pre-operative hours
  • Anesthesia for Cesarean birth (Spinals, Epidurals and General Anesthesia)
  • The Cesarean birth process

After the Cesarean

  • The postoperative hours in the recovery room, hospital policy and protocols.

Your hospital stay for the next three to four days

  • Couplet care. Understanding the hospital dynamic, newborn nursery and the role of the nurses
  • Pain medication, advancing diet and ambulating
  • Taking advantage of teaching tools before you leave the hospital

Going home

  • Preparing your home for your new baby
  • Taking care of yourself and how to ask for help
  • Nutrition
  • Warning Signs and when to call your Obstetrician

What you will need:

Group Class Dates:
August 23 - Class Full

Please email Liz for scheduling:
Please submit payment only after confirming availability.
Group Fee: $175
Private Virtual Cesarean Birth Class

One Class
Two Hours
Private Class Fee: $225
(Contact Liz to schedule)

Before

  • All preoperative instructions including pre admission and what to bring to the hospital.
  • Preparing to breast feed after Cesarean or choosing a formula
  • Finding a pediatrician
  • The pre-operative hours
  • Anesthesia for Cesarean birth (Spinals, Epidurals and General Anesthesia)
  • The Cesarean birth process

After the Cesarean

  • The postoperative hours in the recovery room, hospital policy and protocols.

Your hospital stay for the next three to four days

  • Couplet care. Understanding the hospital dynamic, newborn nursery and the role of the nurses
  • Pain medication, advancing diet and ambulating
  • Taking advantage of teaching tools before you leave the hospital

Going home

  • Preparing your home for your new baby
  • Taking care of yourself and how to ask for help
  • Nutrition
  • Warning Signs and when to call your Obstetrician

What you will need:

To schedule a class, please contact Liz at:
Private class $225 (Contact Liz to schedule)
Please submit payment only after scheduling class.
Private Fee: $225
Student email address:
Phone number: