Birthing From Within classes provide all the core information you need for a healthy birth. They also give you the tools you need to cope with the intensity and emotions of labor and postpartum.
With so many classes out there to choose from, how do you know what is right for you? Most couples who choose a Birthing from Within class know that birth is more than medical facts that can be found in a book, so along with the core information they need for birth, they want a bit more. They desire a class that will prepare them physically, mentally and emotionally for whatever their birth journey is. They desire to be prepared for the birth they envision, and to embrace of the birth they have.
So what is it that makes Birthing From Within so unique?
Pain-coping practices We place a large emphasis on pain-coping practices to help you learn how to navigate the intensity of labor. Each class introduces you to a new pain-coping practice and labor positions to help you move through labor without suffering.
Emotional road map for labor The Labyrinth of Labor is an organic, fluid way to imagine the progression of labor. You will be prepared to recognize the different emotional "gates" of labor and learn coping strategies to move through the more intense parts.
Emphasis on the father's/partners experience Mom's get all the attention when a baby is born. Yet, fathers and partners go thorough their own rite of passage. is designed to view birth through a father's eyes. Learn about labor support, bonding with your new baby, and becoming a dad.
Teaching style You will find our classes lively and active. Through a combination of group discussion, role-plays, pain coping practice, birth art, and direct teaching, your whole being will be nurtured. We aim to prepare not just your mind for labor, but your heart as well.
Non-Judgmental philosophy Being prepared for the uncertainty of labor is a cornerstone of Birthing From Within. Our classes support you as you plan for the birth you envision, a well as provide you with the tools and resources you need to cope should unexpected events arise.