The Birth Nurse Fast Track

One-on-One Birth Coaching in Record Time

  • Need a L&D nurse to review your birth plan?
  • Ready to talk out that last bit of FEAR that's still nagging you?
  • Have a burning question that you'd NEVER ask in front of the class...but you're dying to know?
  • You're sure you want to use a labor ball or peanut ball, but you're also sure you're doing it wrong?
  • Or maybe you just REALLY want to give Birth Boldly, but your due date is, like, yesterday?

Gimme a call!! Let's chat so that you can get all of your questions (or your partner's questions or fears) answered quickly and privately!

Some people just don't have time to watch ALL THE VIDEOS or read ALL THE BOOKS, but you still deserve to understand your options and feel confident about your birth.

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.

Course Curriculum

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Begin labor feeling confident and ready to ride the wave. No one knows exactly how their baby will be born, but with the right support, you and your partner can feel prepared to take on whatever comes your way.

FEAR and HESITATION have no place in the labor room. We've all heard that no question is a stupid question -- but some are downright embarrassing.

This personalized coaching sesh includes a 60-minute video chat call with Mandy, The Birth Nurse. Schedule a time that's convenient for you and your birth supporters, and have your questions ready!

This can be added on to any course in the Birth Nurse Academy, or alone if you just have some burning questions. Mandy answers emails and messages, but with 2 kids and 2 jobs, sometimes her replies are not lightening fast.

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
This is a one-time, 60-minute video chat. It can be scheduled online whenever it's convenient for you.
How long do I have access to the course?
Schedule a chat any time before or after your due date! We can chat postpartum if you think that would be most helpful to you.
What if I schedule a chat but need to cancel?
No problem! We all have things come up, and with pregnancy and kids, it seems like "the things" quickly multiply. Just return to the course page and cancel or reschedule your appointment up to 2 hours before. No shows, or failure to reschedule 2 hours prior to appointment time will result in fees forfeited.