You Deserve An

Empowered Birth

Birth shouldn’t feel scary and out of your control – bring your baby into the world feeling prepared, supported, and confident every step of the way.

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Birth shouldn’t feel scary and out of your control – bring your baby into the world feeling prepared, supported, and confident every step of the way.

I WANT TO KNOW MORE

You Deserve An

Empowered Birth

Birth shouldn’t feel scary and out of your control – bring your baby into the world feeling prepared, supported, and confident every step of the way.

I WANT TO KNOW MORE

Birth shouldn’t feel scary and out of your control – bring your baby into the world feeling prepared, supported, and confident every step of the way.

Sign Up Now

Is This You?

You keep Googling pregnancy symptoms and finding conflicting info every time…

You’re so nervous about labour and birth, mostly because you don’t know what to expect…

You want to know exactly how to minimize tearing and reduce recovery time postpartum…

You’re not completely sure what you should be asking your healthcare professional…

You are wondering how to advocate for yourself to feel supported and cared for

Is This You?

You have been Googling pregnancy symptoms and finding conflicting info every time

You are nervous about labour and birth because it feels like there’s too many unknowns

You want to know exactly how to reduce tearing and recovery time postpartum

You are wondering what the important questions to be asking your health professional

You are wondering how to advocate for yourself to feel supported and cared for

Is This You?

You keep Googling pregnancy symptoms and finding conflicting info every time…

You’re so nervous about labour and birth, mostly because you don’t know what to expect…

You want to know exactly how to minimize tearing and reduce recovery time postpartum…

You’re not completely sure what you should be asking your healthcare professional…

You are wondering how to advocate for yourself to feel supported and cared for

Is This You?

You have been Googling pregnancy symptoms and finding conflicting info every time

→ You are nervous about labour and birth because it feels like there’s too many unknowns

→ You want to know exactly how to reduce tearing and recovery time postpartum

You are wondering what the important questions to be asking your health professional

→ You are wondering how to advocate for yourself to feel supported and cared for

if you can relate to any of these statements,

you likely don’t want to keep feeling this way…

if you can relate to any of these statements, you likely don’t want to keep feeling this way…

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Do You Want…

A course that goes overboard in all the best ways to make you feel ready to take on your birth.

Have those million questions you think of after leaving your doctors appointment answered *not* by Google.

Feel educated and empowered without ever being judged for your choices.

Watch your prenatal class in your PJ’s or while cooking dinner knowing everyone else is too.

Connect with like-minded parents who are asking the questions you didn’t know you had.

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What You Want

Join a course that goes overboard in all the best ways to make you feel ready to take on your birth.

Have those million questions you think of after leaving your doctors appointment answered *not* by Google.

Feel educated and empowered without ever being judged for your choices.

Watch your prenatal class in your PJ’s or while cooking dinner knowing everyone else is too.

Connect with like-minded parents who are asking the questions you didn’t know you had.

Do You Want…

→ A course that goes overboard in all the best ways to make you feel ready to take on your birth.

Have those million questions you think of after leaving your doctors appointment answered *not* by Google.

Feel educated and empowered without ever being judged for your choices.

Watch your prenatal class in your PJ’s or while cooking dinner knowing everyone else is too.

Connect with like-minded parents who are asking the questions you didn’t know you had.

YOU WANT TO FEEL CONFIDENT AND READY FOR BIRTH?

I have a solution for you!

Empowered Birth

Modules

EVIDENCE BASED INFORMATION

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40 + self-paced, bingeable video lessons (mobile friendly).

Book

100+ PAGES

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Your workbook and handouts, many resources, and tools to help you.

Supportive

PRIVATE COMMUNITY

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People who understand what you are going through!

Experts

MATERNAL HEALTH MASTERCLASSES

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20+ Masterclasses with Maternal Health Experts!

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Modules

EVIDENCE BASED INFORMATION

Book

GROUP CLASSES

Supportive

PRIVATE COMMUNITY

Experts

MATERNAL HEALTH MASTERCLASSES

A pink binder filled with prenatal information sits open in front of a computer. In the foreground are yellow tulips.

40 + self-paced, bingeable video lessons (mobile friendly).

Lara Proud, owner of Beyond the Bump Education practices cpr on a manikin of a child, while other people sit around watching her.

Your workbook and handouts, many resources, and tools to help you.

A woman with brown hair looks on as a woman with blond hair bottle feeds a baby on her lap.

People who understand what you are going through!

Lara Proud, owner of Beyond the Bump Education, demonstrates how to use a breast pump on a crochet breast as a woman holding a baby looks on.

20+ Masterclasses with Maternal Health Experts!

Join now

THIS 6-MONTH PROGRAM HAS BEEN DESIGNED BY A QUALIFIED HEALTH PROFESSIONAL USING THE LATEST EVIDENCE BASED INFORMATION AND TOOLS AVAILABLE.

THIS 6-MONTH PROGRAM HAS BEEN DESIGNED BY A QUALIFIED HEALTH PROFESSIONAL USING THE LATEST EVIDENCE BASED INFORMATION AND TOOLS AVAILABLE.

You Will Learn About…

Hormones and physiology for a smoother birth

Preparation for partners to be the support through birth

Everything from early labour to postpartum

What you need to know about C-Sections and medical procedures

Pain management and coping techniques

Postpartum recovery, feeding baby, and newborn care

And so much more….

You Will Learn About…

Your hormones and physiology for a smoother birth

Your Health Care Team and how to communicate with them

Common medical issues and tests in pregnancy

Preparation for partners to be the support through birth

Step-by-step through early labour to pushing

What you need to know about C-Sections

Pain management and coping techniques

Postpartum recovery, feeding baby, and newborn care

And so much more….

You Will Learn About…

Your hormones and physiology for a smoother birth

Your Health Care Team and how to communicate with them

Common medical issues and tests in pregnancy

Preparation for partners to be the support through birth

Step-by-step through early labour to pushing

What you need to know about C-Sections

Pain management and coping techniques

Postpartum recovery, feeding baby, and newborn care

And so much more….

YOU DESERVE TO FEEL CALM AND CONFIDENT ON YOUR BIRTH JOURNEY

YOU DESERVE TO FEEL CALM AND CONFIDENT ON YOUR BIRTH JOURNEY

You Will Learn About…

Your hormones and physiology for a smoother birth

Your Health Care Team and how to communicate with them

Common medical issues and tests in pregnancy

Preparation for partners to be the support through birth

Step-by-step through early labour to pushing

What you need to know about C-Sections

Pain management and coping techniques

Postpartum recovery, feeding baby, and newborn care

And so much more….

You Will Learn About…

Your hormones and physiology for a smoother birth

Your Health Care Team and how to communicate with them

Common medical issues and tests in pregnancy

Preparation for partners to be the support through birth

Step-by-step through early labour to pushing

What you need to know about C-Sections

Pain management and coping techniques

Postpartum recovery, feeding baby, and newborn care

And so much more….

You Will Learn About…

→ Hormones and physiology for a smoother birth

→ Preparation for partners to be the support through birth

→ Everything from early labour to postpartum

→ What you need to know about C-Sections and medical procedures

Pain management and coping techniques

Postpartum recovery, feeding baby, and newborn care

And so much more….

YOU DESERVE TO FEEL CALM AND CONFIDENT ON YOUR BIRTH JOURNEY

YOU DESERVE TO FEEL CALM AND CONFIDENT ON YOUR BIRTH JOURNEY

Are you ready to have anEmpowered Birth?

I felt so prepared BEFORE taking your class, but I honestly don’t think we could have handled all the curve balls without it. Our “plan” was thrown out the window before labour even started, but every decision that we had to make was so much easier because of what we learned from you!”

– Christina

5 / 5

A friend of mine just had a baby and shared on Instagram what no one told her about labour. Well, I can happily say that everything on her list I learned from your class! And the worst part is, she took prenatal classes!

I am very happy we took your class!”

– Pascale & Mike

5 / 5
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40+ Self-Paced Videos

Life-Time Access to Facebook Support Community

20+ Recorded Guest Expert Masterclasses

100 Page Empowered Birth Handout Book

Library of Extra Resources

40+ Self-Paced Videos

Life-Time Access to Facebook Support Community

20+ Recorded Guest Expert Masterclasses

100+ Page Empowered Birth Handout Guide

Library of Extra Resources

Meet Your Instructor

Lara Proud BN RN

As a Registered Nurse and Mom, I know all too well the challenges that parents face in Canada. I’ve had the privilege of witnessing hundreds of births- and after my own birth experience, I knew there was so much more we could do to help parents prepare for the birth they want to have.

Living in Atlantic Canada, it’s so important to me to provide services online- I believe that expecting and new parents in rural areas, as well as busy working families, deserve accessible, comprehensive prenatal education. Empowered Birth was created to make sure that every expecting parent can get access to the very best and latest information and support- so they can go into their birth experience with confidence.

As a Nurse, I’ve worked in Labour and Delivery, Community Health in Northern remote Canada, and in Emergency Medicine. In order to use my title as an RN, my company has undergone a detailed review by the New Brunswick Nursing Association. This means Beyond The Bump must adhere to the Canadian Nursing Code of Ethics and the New Brunswick Standards of Nursing Practice for all prenatal healthcare provided to the public.

All of the services Beyond The Bump provides are evidence-based, inclusive, and trauma-informed.

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Not Ready For the Full Course?

Taking the first step in your prenatal education can be overwhelming, especially if you’re not sure whether or not it’s right for you.

 

Prepping to Pop!, our free 3-day series is a great way to dip your toes into a prenatal course and see if Empowered Birth is right for you.

The best part is that all of the material will be delivered straight to your mailbox.

Watch Prepping To Pop!

Not Ready For the Full Course?

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The best part is that all of the material will be delivered straight to your mailbox.

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Meet Your Instructor

Lara Proud BN RN

Hey, I’m Lara!

As a Registered Nurse and Mom, I know all too well the challenges that parents face in Canada. I’ve had the privilege of witnessing hundreds of births- and after my own birth experience, I knew there was so much more we could do to help parents prepare for the birth they want to have.

Living in Atlantic Canada, it’s so important to me to provide services online- I believe that expecting and new parents in rural areas, as well as busy working families, deserve accessible, comprehensive prenatal education. Empowered Birth was created to make sure that every expecting parent can get access to the very best and latest information and support- so they can go into their birth experience with confidence.

As a Nurse, I’ve worked in Labour and Delivery, Community Health in Northern remote Canada, and in Emergency Medicine. In order to use my title as an RN, my company has undergone a detailed review by the New Brunswick Nursing Association. This means Beyond the Bump must adhere to the Canadian Nursing Code of Ethics and the New Brunswick Standards of Nursing Practice for all prenatal healthcare provided to the public.

All of the services Beyond The Bump provides are evidence-based, inclusive, and trauma-informed.

A woman in white holds her pregnant belly in front of a lightly draped window and some yellow balloons. To her right it says "Prepping to Pop, Free 3 Day Prenatal Series"

Not Ready For the Full Course?

Here’s a paragraph about not being ready to join Empowered Birth BUT we have this free 3-day series that you can join instead. It’s a great way to dip your toes into a prenatal course.

The best part is that all of the material will be delivered straight to your mailbox.

Learn more about Prepping to pop!

Sign up below to start learning right away!

Not Ready For the Full Course?

Taking the first step in your prenatal education can be overwhelming, especially if you’re not sure whether or not it’s right for you, BUT Prepping to Pop, our free 3-day series is a great way to dip your toes into a prenatal course and see if Empowered Birth is right for you.

The best part is that all of the material will be delivered straight to your mailbox.

Learn more about Prepping to pop!

Frequently Asked Questions

Will I be able to ask Lara questions?

You also have access to the Private Beyond The Bump Parent Support Group on Facebook where I moderate and answer questions alongside some super-experienced parents!

Questions about your personal health circumstances, specific diagnoses, and medical information will be redirected to your primary health care provider OR you can book in for a 1:1 consultation with Lara (in this case she will be your Registered Nurse). Reach out if you would like to discuss adding private 1:1 sessions onto your package!

Will you cover all of the info from other birth education classes?

Yes, absolutely! This is a complete childbirth course with lots of extra information not always available in other courses.

All info is relevant to Canadian parents!

When is the best time to take this class?

It’s never too early to prepare! The information provided in this course will set you up for success through your pregnancy by giving you things you can do to prepare yourself now.

Also, if you are just finding this at 38 weeks, that’s ok! You are able to binge watch all of the videos at your own pace. The best part? You will have access to all of it for 6 months. So, pregnant or postpartum you have a place to turn to for reliable answers and support.

Reach out if you would like to discuss adding private 1:1 sessions onto your package! {CLICK HERE}

Will my partner benefit from this course?

Absolutely! I highly recommend your partner join in alongside you when going through the course. They’ll be there when you are going through labor, so it helps if they also remember and repeat a lot of the training in those moments! There are two different sections devoted to helping partners understand their support role in labour and postpartum.

This is my second baby. Can I still gain knowledge from taking this course?

YES! Maybe you want your second birth to go differently than your first? You need preparation for that. This course will help you become well informed to make the best decisions that are right for you. This course will review your birth options – preparation and support are key factors in how your birth experience will go the second time around!

I know I want an epidural (or C-Section). Will I still benefit from this course?

Definitely! You need this course just as much as a someone choosing an unmedicated birth. You need to know your options even with medication (there are a ton) and typically you will still feel some contractions before you can receive your epidural. This course will benefit you greatly!

Not to mention all of the postpartum, baby care, and feeding info!

Lara is a nurse, so can I get health information specific to me?

Great question! Lara is a Registered Nurse in the province of New Brunswick. By joining the Empowered Birth program you are not entering into a nurse-client relationship with Lara so she will not be able to provide you with specific medical advice. You will receive incredible amounts of information that is to be interpreted as informational purposes only and Lara will regularly encourage you to ask your primary health care provider for specific advice based on your situation.

If you are a resident of New Brunswick and would like to book a private session with Lara to discuss your personal health information, personal health information, this can be book by contacting Lara at: info@beyondthebumpeducation.ca for information and fees. All health information will be collected and stored according to Canadian federal and provincial guidelines for personal health information.

None of the information within this course should be considered or mistaken for medical advice in any way.

Reach out if you would like to discuss adding private 1:1 sessions onto your package!

What is your refund policy?

I am pretty certain you will love it. In fact, this course is tailored around what parents told me they wanted and what they wish they knew.

If you have done all you can as a participant and been actively engaged but still find you have questions, let me know and I will make sure they are answered. I am here to help!

There will be no refunds issued for this course once you register as you will immediately have access to the materials.

I’m ready to have an Empowered Birth!

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