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The Mama Natural Birth Course will equip your mind, body, and spirit to help you achieve the birth of your dreams — whether that’s a water birth in your living room, or a gentler and more natural hospital delivery.
The course is 100% online and on-demand, so you can take it as quickly or slowly as you like. If you need to, you could do the whole thing in a weekend. But I hope you have a little more time than that. 😀
This is the bestselling online childbirth class. We offer a money back guarantee plus private student forums.
Brought to you by Mama Natural, the #1 natural pregnancy blog and YouTube channel, the course is hosted by me (Genevieve) and Maura Winkler, a registered nurse and doula.
Hundreds of our students have gone on to have life-transforming natural childbirths. You can read some of their testimonials at the bottom of this page.
We would love for you to be one of our success stories as well!
I had a wonderful natural birth and didn’t even need stitches afterwards!
I hear a lot of pregnant mamas say they’re hoping for a natural childbirth, and that they’ll see how it goes when the big day comes. Heck, I thought that way too. But I soon learned that very few mamas stumble into a natural childbirth. The math shows that 85% of pregnant women in the US end up with medical interventions.
What often happens in these cases is that mamas feel like the complications and interventions just “happened” to them. Ultimately, they’re delighted with their bundle of joy, but sad and even traumatized by their delivery.
These moms started out with the best of intentions. And yet, as their pregnancy unfolds, the pressure mounts for various interventions.
You might go past your due date. Or your contractions may stall midway through birth. Or your labor may not progress as speedily as your doctor would like.
Modern medicine usually greets these extremely common (and natural!) occurrences with medical interventions. It may start with being medically induced. Or boosting stalled contractions with Pitocin. Or perhaps providing an epidural for pain relief.
But for 34% of US moms, routine interventions during labor and delivery lead to caesarean. 
I want to be really clear here. I’m not against all interventions and caesarean sections. In fact, I was a c-section baby. In emergencies, these procedures save lives. But according to the World Health Organization, we need to resort to them in just 10-15% of births (and this includes high risk scenarios like triples).
I hopped in the tub and pushed for about an hour and we welcomed our precious gift from heaven into our lives!
I thought I was prepared for my first delivery, but things did not go as planned. I ended up needed Pitocin and had a significant perineal tear. Ouch! I had to do some grieving after that birth.
The second time around, I prepared differently. I trained my body, mind, and spirit. And I had an UH-MAZING birth! Now I want to help every mom have the birth of her dreams.
The Mama Natural Birth Course will equip you with the all tools and information you need to have a more empowered and natural birth this time around.
And because the course is all online, you won’t have to get a sitter for baby #1 in order to attend. Bonus!
Oh, and if you’re planning a VBAC (which we encourage), we’ve got a special class just for you.
Over the course of eight classes (that you can watch as quickly or as slowly as you like), we walk you through the entire process of preparing for your best and most natural birth. From the initial reality check of what a natural birth looks like (hint: it’s not like the movies), all the way through newborn care, breastfeeding, and placenta encapsulation (if that’s your thing).
With this course, you will:
Discover the #1 key to achieving a natural childbirth
Learn how to avoid the “cascade of interventions” that sabotages so many natural birthing attempts, often in ways you’d never expect!
Get the 411 on optimal pregnancy nutrition, so you’ll know exactly what to eat
Discover natural remedies for the less glamorous parts of pregnancy: Swelling, back pain, insomnia, placenta positioning, Group B Strep Infection (GBS), and more (helping you avoid unnecessary drugs and interventions)
Practice the best exercises to position your baby and prepare your body for childbirth, potentially shaving HOURS off your labor time (who wouldn’t want that?)
Equip your mind and spirit with practical tools, techniques, and visualizations to help you achieve a peaceful birth (think of this as your natural epidural :)
Define the right support team to assist you in your birth, learn how to screen them, and how much to pay them
Pick a birthing location that will support your desires to go naturally. (Think you’re locked into your current location? Think again, mama!)
Our comprehensive program merges the laughter with the labor, the community with the kegels, the convenience with the colostrum. It is the resource you’ve been looking for to help you prepare for and deliver your sweet baby au naturel.
The Mama Natural Birth Course is best-in-class. Here’s how we compare to other online and in-person childbirth education classes.
Private forums moderated by doula
Bonus practice videos
No long commutes
Privacy of home
10% of profits go to charity
Dedicated sections for partners/dads
Free pregnancy meal plan
Money back guarantee
Access for one full year
Genevieve and Maura will equip you with all the information and resources you need!
Hello there! I’m Genevieve, the mom behind MamaNatural.com. I’m a recovered junk food junkie, and I know firsthand the harmful effects of conventional living. Once I discovered the healing powers of going natural, I lost 60lbs and embarked on a journey that transformed every area of my life - physical, emotional, and spiritual.
When it came time to give birth to my first child, going natural was always on the agenda. I gave birth naturally in a birth center, supported by a midwife and two doulas (long story). BUT, in spite of all that amazing support, I almost didn’t make it.
I can say without reservation that it was the hardest thing I’ve ever had to do. It was a 27-hour endurance event, complete with four hours of pushing. Looking back, I see that I went into that birth naively. I made mistakes. I didn’t prepare as well as I could have.
For my second birth, I resolved to do things differently. I trained. I got the tools I needed. I recruited the right people. I prepared physically, emotionally, and spiritually. And my birth experience was nothing short of supernatural.
Now I’m on a mission to help other mamas have the empowered births that they desire! This course has been years in the making, and I’m so proud of all the resources and life-changing information we can offer you.
I was told by multiple midwives and OBs that I had to have a c-section. But after research, this course, and my midwife, I was confident I could do it naturally. And I did. 😀
Hello, I’m Maura Winkler, a registered nurse (RN), doula, student midwife, placenta encapsulator, and breastfeeding counselor. I’m also a mom and a wife!
I started my career in medical school. But, after a year and a half of study and hands-on experience, I knew without a doubt that the medical approach was not for me!
The hospitals where I worked had an “intervention-first” approach that was the exact opposite of how I intuitively knew birth could be. So I dropped out of medical school to pursue a more natural approach to childbirth.
Now, as a doula, I’ve attended over 150 natural births - including my own! I delivered both of my children in the comfort of my own home.
I look forward to giving you the practical, evidence-based tools you need to have the birth you desire!
The Mama Natural Birth Course connects you with an exclusive group of natural mamas- and papas-to-be who have due-dates right around yours.
An intimate, private Facebook Group, this community is accessible from any phone, tablet, or laptop. It’s a world of support and encouragement always within reach.
Also, there's no need to leave your questions in the hands of WebMD, because this community is moderated by both Maura and Genevieve!
Our beautiful baby Sadie was born in the water at home. Labor was 4 hours from start to finish.
Our “Birth Scholar” option will give you all the resources and support you need to have a natural childbirth. It includes:
The course is divided into 8 classes that will take you from being a natural childbirth newbie to an experienced upperclassman before you even know it. All the videos are ready for you now - no waiting!
The best way to learn is by doing. With these videos, we get you and your partner out of your seat and into action! Each week you’ll practice physical exercises to get you and baby in the best shape possible for natural delivery, along with comfort measures that will help you relax and cope with the intensity of birth.
Each week, we will have a real natural childbirth video for you to study, complete with our commentary. It’s unbelievably powerful to see other natural mamas in the in the throes of labor and delivery and emerging victorious!
In addition to great videos, you’ll also get a variety of simple, printable guides that you can reference whenever you need clarity or focus, making the course even easier to follow and apply.
Learning is more fun with friends! Connect with other natural couples in our private Facebook groups that are moderated by the course co-host Maura Winkler. Get inspiration from each other, and expert advice from Maura.
Review the course information whenever you want, as often as you want. Every single piece of content is available to you for a full year inside the members’ area (including any updates we make to the program!).
Discover if you’re a good candidate for vaginal birth after caesarean (VBAC) and the exact steps you need to take to prepare your mind and body.
Our AP option includes everything you’ll get as a Birth Scholar, PLUS these additional classes and resources:
Train your mind to get out of the way and let your body do its natural mama thing! Written by Genevieve, professionally performed and scored, you can choose from either secular or scripture-based affirmations (or both!) for mothers-to-be. Amen? Amen!
This is a visual, step-by-step guide of exactly what to do during each stage of labor. Formatted for your phone, the Playbook will tell you and your partner:
It’s a cheat sheet of everything you’ve learned in the course.
If there is ever a time that you want to eat healthy, pregnancy is it! This handy little guide will help you save money on the real food nutrition that your body needs - and that we cover extensively in the course. Bon appétit!
In this 90-minute bonus class, Genevieve and Maura walk through everything a new mama needs to know about nursing, from that very first breast crawl to eventual weaning, and everything in between.
Download the #1 best selling prenatal workout from the amazing Suzanne Bowen (a fellow natural mama). Strengthen your mind, body and spirit through postural movement, strength exercises and flow. Practice as often as you like to prepare for the birth!
I will be forever grateful to Maura and Genevieve for this wonderful course.
They both come with our money back guarantee.
3 payments of $99
3 payments of $113
3 payments of $139
We believe so strongly in the power and effectiveness of our course that we want to make it completely risk free for you.
Give the Mama Natural Birth Course a good, honest try. If you don't feel like the course helped you have a more informed and natural childbirth, just let us know and we’ll refund your money, no questions asked.
This is a guarantee that no other birth course can offer.
You can do one class each week, or you can cram and do them all in a weekend. Go as fast or slow as you like!
Click each class below for a glimpse into what you’ll experience.
We take it easy on you in this quick and fun first session ;)
This class is my personal favorite, because the way we take care of our bodies, minds, and spirits can make such a HUGE difference in our births.
This is a pivotal class because it covers topics that can greatly affect your likelihood of achieving the natural birth you desire.
In this class we dive deep into the action. The fun part! Your actual labor.
Ding ding! This is it, the “main event” of your childbirth, when you’re actually going to push your baby out and into the world.
Close your eyes. Breathe deeply. Take in that amazing “new baby” smell. This class is where all of your hard work pays off. When you get to hold your baby and drift into what I like to call “new baby bliss.”
Okay, moment’s over. Now it’s time to jump back into the game, because there’s plenty of action and decisions to make after your rockstar childbirth.
Even when you’re totally prepared, unexpected stuff can happen. In this class, we equip you with the tools and information you need to face any setbacks or surprises.
In this final class, we tell you things about what happens after birth that that no one will (no stevia coating here). Like, you’ll probably bleed as if it’s the worst period of your life - and it can last for up to 8 weeks postpartum. Or that you may have extraordinary gas for several months. Or that you’ll probably be leaking from every orifice. Yeahhhh.
Included with every enrollment, we created this bonus class for all the moms who’ve had a caesarean section before but desire a natural childbirth this time around. As a doula, my co-host Maura has helped dozens of mamas have successful VBACs, and she shares all her wisdom here with you too.
The breast is best! And while up to 95% of women are biologically able to breastfeed exclusively, only about 40% make it to 3 months, and only 20% make it to 6 months.
And yet, if I had to choose between breastfeeding or natural birth for my baby, I’d have to go with breastfeeding. It is just so vital. This bonus class equips you with as much information as possible to help you and your baby have a successful, long term breastfeeding relationship.
When you enroll in the Mama Natural Birth Course you will help save the lives of pregnant women and children worldwide.
We give 10% of our profits to Mother Health International (MHI), a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that helps pregnant women and children in areas of disaster and extreme economic poverty.
I hopped in the tub and pushed for about an hour and we welcomed our precious gift from heaven into our lives! Oh, and we topped it off with a breast crawl. The midwives kept saying how we made their job so easy. They said whatever classes we did worked because we were so calm and so prepared. Thank you Genevieve and Maura! Going through everything, the good, bad and ugly and having knowledge of what to do in those situations was so empowering!
This class helped both my husband and I prepare for our first baby. Though I’ve read many books, the online course was much more in depth, entertaining (love hearing dads share what their experiences were like), and helpful. It was also so much more convenient to watch the videos at home versus driving to a childbirth class and trying to schedule around it. In the end, I had a wonderful natural birth and didn’t even need stitches afterwards! Take the class! You won’t regret it! It’s SO worth the money!
The wealth of knowledge I gained in the Mama Natural Birth Course is second to none. The class was personal, raw, and so detailed! I was able to take the course on my own time and really absorb the information... and go back and re-visit areas if need be. Genevieve is extremely warm, thoughtful, and comes across with a sincerity so as not to judge you, but welcome you into the journey motherhood with open arms. She and Maura will equip you with all the information and resources you need.
I had been told by multiple midwives and OBs that I had to have a c-section. But after research, the Mama Natural Birth Course, and my midwife, I was confident I could do this naturally. And I did :) I can honestly say, minus the back labor, I had a painless birth experience. You ladies put out an amazing and empowering resource. If it wasn’t for your class, I wouldn’t have gotten the birth I wanted! Thank you!
I am so grateful for everything I learned in this course, I felt prepared to have the natural birth I wanted. Our beautiful baby Sadie was born in the water at home at 41+2 weeks. Labor was 4 hours from start to finish - pretty intense! We are so so happy that our beautiful baby is here! Thank you Genevieve and Maura!
After a c-section with my daughter a year and a half ago, I was still struggling with fears of not being able to give birth naturally. The Mama Natural Birth course helped me conquer those fears. With a perfect mix of information, inspiration, and online support, I was able to work through various issues and find the confidence to birth my baby with calm joy. I will be forever grateful to Maura and Genevieve for this wonderful course.
I don’t know if I could have had a intervention-free birth without the information, direction, and encouragement I received from this course. Nor do I know if my body would have been as prepared as it was for labor if I wouldn’t have taken your nutritional advice and so many other things. I had 7 hours of very intense labor in the hospital and pushed for 20 minutes. Thanks to you guys I had the knowledge to confidently go in the hospital setting knowing my rights, my body, and my goal!!!
I had an unbelievably fast delivery! After an hour in birthing tub and one hour of pushing, he was here! The most important lesson I learned from Genevieve, Maura and this amazing community was: Trust your instincts and your body! Thank you—I could not have done it without all the support!
I am so grateful for the Mama Natural Birth Course! With a spouse in the Air Force, this was a convenient way to prepare for my successful, non-medicated birth. After being diagnosed with gestational diabetes, I thought my hopes for a natural birth were dashed. But the course gave me the confidence to know and advocate for my rights. Comparing notes with a fellow course member with GD on Facebook gave me hope as well. My birth was long and hard, but this course prepared me by continually reminding me of the normalcy and beauty of natural birth. Thank you Mama Natural!
This course has been wonderful, informative and entertaining as well. I am planning a VBAC with my second child after a placenta previa with my first. I feel like I’m empowered and really can do this after completing the course. It has shown me so many things I didn’t know regarding positioning during labor, exercises during pregnancy, and so much more. Thank you for the great support you provide!
Questions about the course? We’ve got answers!
The total course content is around 12 hours in length. Technically, you could flex the binge-watching muscles Netflix gave you and power through it in one day! But, if you’ve got the time, it’s best to space the classes out so you can really practice and absorb everything.
Nope. You’ve got enough of a long-term commitment growing inside of you.
We bill in three monthly installments. So if you sign up on July 1, the first charge will take place then, the second charge will be on August 1, and the final charge on September 1. Never anything more. We split payments up like this to make life easier for you, as we know pregnancy can be an expensive time.
You have a full year to work through the course at your own pace.
We offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee, and will refund your money completely if you’re not happy within the first 30 days - no questions asked.
We believe so strongly in the power and effectiveness of our course that we want to make it completely risk free for you.
We most certainly do. Maternal health is a passion of mine, whether it’s here in North America or on the other side of the world.
The bad news is that maternal mortality rates in the developing world are truly horrifying.
The good news is that the money you and I can raise together makes a huge and significant difference in the lives of so many mamas and babies.
Yes! We designed the Mama Natural Birth Course to be informative and entertaining for mamas and their significant others as well, whether that’s a husband, boyfriend, partner, or family member.
Nope. The only time it’s too late is if you’re in transition (and even then you could watch some videos about post birth). The course is designed for you to complete it as quickly or as slowly as you’d like.
The total course content is around 12 hours in length. Technically, you could power through and do it all in one day! But, if you’ve got the time, it’s best to space the classes out so you can really practice and absorb everything you need to know.
If you want a natural childbirth, yes! The course is aimed at all parents-to-be, whether this is your first or your twentieth birth. (And if it’s the latter, we can connect you to our TV talent agent as well.)
Absolutely! In fact, it’s even more important for you to take this class! The information, strategies, practices, and tools you will learn in the Mama Natural Birth Course will help you have your best, most informed birth no matter where you choose to deliver.
First, congratulations! Second, yes! You will learn so many tools and exercises that will help you with your home birth. You’ll develop an awareness of your body and the birth process that will put your mind at ease. You’ll also master comfort measures that will help you ride through the intensity of birth and help you embrace this transformative event!
Yes, yes, yes! We’ve got a special bonus class just for moms who are preparing for a vaginal birth after cesarean. As a doula, co-host Maura has helped dozens of mamas have successful VBACs, and she’ll share all her wisdom with you too.
Sure! We want international mamas to get in on the love. The techniques and principles that we cover in the course are universal, and will inform and enrich your childbirth no matter where you live. You’ll have to put up with our funny accents, though!
Oh, and you’ll need to pay for the class in US dollars via your credit card. We don’t charge any pesky transaction fees for you to use a foreign credit card, but your bank or credit card holder may charge you one of these: