Birthing From Within™ Childbirth Education Classes
Birthing From Within™ is a system of holistic childbirth preparation that views pregnancy, birth and the postpartum period as a rite-of-passage for expecting parents. Its exercises are built on the foundation of self-discovery, encouraging individuals to take an internal look at their greatest desires and fears related to childbirth. In doing so, you will begin to process this information and develop an inner knowing and trust in the journey that they're about to embark on as new parents. You will be able to extract wisdom and a road map for the journey of birth, as well as for the postpartum period. As your guide, I will provide mentoring throughout these processes and also share practical information related to birth, as further outlined below.
Classes are typically taught in 4 week-long series, where we will meet for 1 day/week for 2.5 hours. Class times and location can be determined upon reservation. I also tailor and provide one day classes for those short on time.
EACH SERIES INCLUDES:
-Exploring your internal dialogue/perceptions around birth
-Exploring birth in our culture and importance of advocacy during birth
-Exploring birth as a Rite of Passage and Heroic Journey with art processes
-Understanding the different stages of labor
-Pain-coping techniques that the birthing person can utilize
-Pain-coping techniques that your support person can offer
- Discussing optimal fetal positioning for labor and birth
-Practicing different laboring positions for fetal positioning
-Exploring the different interventions and use of pain medication
-Coping skills for unplanned events in birth
-Creating a Postpartum plan, which includes how to care for yourself and baby post-birth
Reviewing holistic practices that support long-term healing
Pricing based on group or private sessions. I also offer weekend intensive classes if short on time before the estimated due date. Please email to inquire further!
I offer one on one, private prenatal and postnatal yoga classes in person or virtually to support your body in building strength to support your changing body during pregnancy and provide resiliency during postpartum. Please email to inquire further!
Ongoing Workshop Offerings! I offer and collaborate with other professionals to host unique workshops designed specifically for birthing and postpartum individuals because when we take care of people during this pivotal time in their life, we take care of humanity! Please subscribe to my newsletter to receive information regarding upcoming workshops!