The Ultimate Guide to Taking Control of Your Childbirth

Lamaze for the Busy Super-Mom-to-Be.

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Wondering how the heck you're going to get this newborn out of your body...

and not completely lose yourself in the process?

You've found it!

I'm Mandy, The Birth Nurse, and I help scared pregnant people have a kick ass birth experience where you're in the driver's seat.

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Prepare to BIRTH BOLDLY!

+ Learn what to expect in the L&D process

+ Feel In-Control of your Pregnancy and Birth

+ Create your own Customized Plan for your childbirth

+ Become a confident Decision-Maker about your health and safety

+ Discover ways to shorten labor

+ Find ways to Reduce and Manage Pain that work for you

+ Feel empowered with your new skills and knowledge

+ Enjoy the flexibility of online learning with a variety of multimedia modules


" I love that you cover so many different aspects of labour & delivery! I was inspired and found a small notebook where I have written affirmations, reminders of the phases of labour, words that give me perspective, methods for relaxation, etc.

I love seeing passionate professionals talk about labour and delivery! It makes me feel safe!"

- Johanna, Sweden, Birth Prep eCourse student

" It's been soooo nice not having to get dressed and go somewhere for class every week. We work at our own pace and can re-watch parts that we really want to focus on. I've learned so much!"

- Becky M., Registered Nurse in OB, mother of 2

"Thanks to Mandy and group for education, support, and advice!"

- Jessica C., online course student, mother of 1

"As a doula, I have had the privilege of seeing "The Birth Nurse" in action. She shares her great knowledge and skill with compassion and is not afraid to get creative to get results! I recommend her as your OB nurse and childbirth instructor!"

- Tara D., Founder, Ancient Roots Midwifery & Doula Care LLC

"Mandy is honestly one of the best birth nurses I've had. My s/o and I had a very strenuous induction in October. We had many nurses, who took their time and had patience with us. A few stood out greatly, one of them being Mandy... Mandy came in and was truly amazing. She was knowledgeable about her profession and confident in herself, which made her more efficient than I had ever seen...Throughout the process, she was friendly, kept us company in her down time, answered our many questions constructively, and all the while, kept up with our senses of humor with a light heart. My labor was fun. Yes, fun. And when our daughter was ready I was comfortable, and encouraged. Not only by my s/o. But by my nurse, who called me strong, and made me feel it. I would, and have, recommended Mandy to many friends. Her heart is huge and you can really tell being a birth nurse is right at the center of it."

- Allysha W., mother of 2

Your Instructor

Mandy Irby, The Birth Nurse
Mandy Irby, The Birth Nurse

I'm on a mission to prepare families to birth boldly, so that they can begin parenthood stronger than ever.

My absolute favorite part about bedside nursing is when I can help surprise a new mother with her own strength! Labor plays funny tricks with our minds. It makes us vulnerable, it's raw, it's scary. Many of us get to a point where we feel utterly defeated, overwhelmed, and that we simply Cannot do it. I know the truth, however, and can see the fierceness and power inside each birthing person. When they finally reach the finish line and look back at their journey while holding their little one in their arms, that look of "well dang, I actually did it" is my favorite part of the whole process.

I grew up in the suburbs of Kansas City but have happily called Virginia home for the last 15 years. I discovered a passion for childbirth while attending the University of Virginia and have been supporting pregnant, laboring, and breastfeeding women for the last decade. I absolutely love empowering expectant parents as they navigate pregnancy, childbirth, and postpartum, in the classroom and online.


One-on-One Pregnancy Coaching Call* video call [$87 value]

Creating a Safe Space for Cesarean video lecture [$27 value]

How to Protect Your Perineum video lecture [$39 value]

The Birth Nurse Buyer's Guide downloadable pdf [$17 value]

Course Curriculum

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Include your partner/friend and begin to strengthen your entire birth team!

A few simple support techniques can mean the difference between you being watched in labor and you feeling fully supported by your entire team.

Invite your team to learn with you, and

Go into labor with the best support superheroes EVER!

Frequently Asked Questions

What if I don't have a spouse or partner?
No problem. This course is for Anyone and Everyone giving birth. There are activities that can be done with a partner or support person, but it's optional and are also encouraged to be done on your own!
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.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.
What if I don't speak English?
Unfortunately, at this time, this course, videos and written handouts, is only available in English.

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