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Birth - eClass - Understanding Birth Online Course

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Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital
Santa Barbara, CA

Registration Details

Step 1: Register for the online course during your third trimester or sooner.

Step 2: You will receive an email from our instructor with a link to open the online course.

Fees & Payment



"Understanding Birth eClass" is a unique online learning experience that provides a complete course that you can use to prepare for your upcoming birth.

This online course provides an alternative to our schedule of live classes, great for those with busy schedules or who prefer a digital-audio learning option. 

In this online course you will learn about the birth process, coping methods for labor, and medical options. The course uses instructive video clips, animations, and interactive games. You will get a sense of what labor is really like as you watch several birth stories. 

We recommend that you register to attend these in-person courses in addition to the eClass:

  1. Birth Center Tour
  2. Breastfeeding Class

You may also wish to register for:

  • Infant Child CPR ($25)
  • Carseat Safety

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q. If I register for the online course should I also register for a Prepared Childbirth class?

A. No, the online course replaces the Prepared Childbirth Classes by providing a self-learning computer or mobile device accessible option.

Q. How long will I have access to my online course?

A.  As long as you want!  No limit.

Q. If I'm not sure about my options who can I discuss this with?

A. Please send an email and someone will contact you no later than the next business day.


Register online (see above). Questions? Contact us at 805-569-8229 or send an email

Schedule & Location


Ongoing Event

See event details for scheduling information.

Location Details

  • Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital
    400 W. Pueblo St.
    Santa Barbara, CA 93105
    Main: 805-682-7111