Lizabeth Baker Wade, RN
Labor & Delivery R.N., Labor & Birth Educator
Birthing Consultant

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Lizabeth Baker Wade
Labor & Delivery R.N.
Labor & Birth Educator
Birthing Consultant

A note to my community. As of January 1st I will no longer be holding large group classes. I will be holding small groups five couples maximum for the next three months until we find our new home.

I will also be offering private classes and private consultations and preparing to launch my blog. I will continue to serve my community as a labor and delivery nurse and patient advocate in Santa Monica.

With love and gratitude, Lizzie

Birth Intensive
One Class: 4-5 hours
Class curriculum: labor and birth, interventions, pain management and comfort measures.

Class will be held at Liz Wade's. Santa Monica address will be provided upon registration. Parking Provided.

A $25 non refundable registration fee Included in class fee) upon registration. Full refund to mothers who are put on strict bedrest or deliver preterm (before 36 weeks).

Instructions regarding address, and parking will be provided before class.
February 1st: 1-6 PM (Class full)
March 7th: 1-6 PM
April 11th: 12:30-5:30 PM
May 9th: 12:30-5:30 PM
June 6th: 12:30-5:30 PM

*For folks that live in the Santa Monica neighborhood I encourage UBER/Lyft as I am teaching out of my apartment until we find new diggs. Parking is limited. Thank You.
To register contact Liz at:
Select Date
Instructions for class:
A $25.00 nonrefundable registration fee will be retained. Mothers who deliver preterm or are place on complete bedrest will be issued a complete refund.

Please wear comfotable clothes and avoid dresses.

Please bring your birth ball if you have one.
Private Birth Classes

Private Labor and Birth class:
Liz will bring a materials to your home including teaching DVD's, charts and models. Private classes can be scheduled for one or two sessions.

Liz offers hourly consultations for those preferring a question and answer session rather than a formal class:
One hour minimum, Fee $75.00

Class Fees:

Birth Education Refresher
Private Session
3 hours

Birth Class Intensive
Private Session
5 hours

Prepared Childbirth Education
Birth Basics Crash Course

Private Session
3 hours

Private Cesarean Birth Class

To schedule a class, contact Liz at:
Cesarean Section Class


  • All preoperative instructions including pre admission and what to bring to the hospital.
  • Preparing to breast feed after Cesarean or choosing a formula
  • Finding a pediatrician
  • The pre-operative hours
  • Anesthesia for Cesarean birth (Spinals, Epidurals and General Anesthesia)
  • The Cesarean birth process

After the Cesarean

  • The postoperative hours in the recovery room, hospital policy and protocols.

Your hospital stay for the next three to four days

  • Couplet care. Understanding the hospital dynamic, newborn nursery and the role of the nurses
  • Pain medication, advancing diet and ambulating
  • Taking advantage of teaching tools before you leave the hospital

Going home

  • Preparing your home for your new baby
  • Taking care of yourself and how to ask for help
  • Nutrition
  • Warning Signs and when to call your Obstetrician
To register contact Liz at: