The Heroic Journey of Birth

Pregnant Woman in Nature

A Birthing Prep Class

This is not just a basics of birth class.  Here you're invited to openly explore your notions, emotions and beliefs about birth, postpartum and parenthood.  You're invited to fiercely face the intensity and the unknown of birth and parenting and walk away feeling confident and prepared in the choices that lie ahead.  This class is offered privately or in an intimate group setting.

Parents with Newborn Baby

Are you looking for a more holistic approach to birth prep?

Do you want to feel confident about your labor, birth and parenting choices?

Do you want to learn and practice how to give and receive support in labor and beyond?

Do you want to feel more connected to your birth experience, your baby and your partner?

In a culture obsessed with birth outcomes, we often forget about the journeys that take place before and after birth.  Birth gives way for a monumental shift in the bodies and minds of parents.  Our brain matter physically changes during and after pregnancy- the partner’s too!  This class is based on the Birthing From Within® philosophy and inspired by Transformed by Birth by Britta Bushnell.  Here, birth is much more than a medical event, it's one of life's biggest rites of passage. One of the goals of this class is to prepare you for any birth outcome. But more importantly, here we will cultivate awareness in not only the physiological changes, but also in the emotional and psychological transformations that take place in the birthing person, their partners and/or closest support persons.

Through the use of minimal lecture and lots of storytelling, metaphors and group engagement, the class includes:

  • The physiology and key hormones of labor.

  • Caesarean birth.

  • Hands-on support practice and laboring positions as well as working on partner connection and support through discomfort and difficulty.

  • You'll learn how to communicate with your provider and make decisions during labor.

  • How to navigate unexpected or unwished for situations.

  • And delve into what postpartum preparation looks like.  

Pregnant Woman

In this class you will...

Recognize

Recognize your cultural and personal views, assumptions and fears about birth.

Learn

Learn practical information about giving birth.

Explore

Explore your inner wisdom and knowing as you prepare for birth and parenting.

Practice

Practice a variety of proven pain coping techniques for birth and beyond.

Upcoming Classes

Saturday February 11th & Sunday February 12th

Live Online Immersive Class
10 am- 12:30pm & 1:30-4:30pm (PST) each day

Attendance required in all sessions.
 

Saturday March 11th & Sunday March 12th

Live Online Immersive Class

10 am- 12:30pm & 1:30-4:30pm (PST) each day

Attendance required in all sessions.

More class dates coming soon!

 

Classes are in group setting.

 

Private classes offered, please inquire below.

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