Updated: Mar 3, 2019
Hey Fort Myers! I wanted to take a quick minute and let you know that my next birth class series starts up in February and registration is open for those due in late February, March, April and May.
Lots of people wonder if birth classes are necessary. What do you think? If you've taken my class, was it valuable to you? What was your biggest takeaway?
Are Birthing From Within classes different from other birth classes? Yes! My class is focused on YOU, not on loads of book assimilated information, and the content of class changes to meet the needs of the couples in class. I'm not too interested in what's on your birth plan, meaning that no matter what your plans are, birth is bigger than that. A quality birth class focuses on making space for all different kinds of births and decisions, and really prepares you no matter how your birth plans unfold. Your birth holds lessons for you that go well beyond the "natural birth vs. epidural" dichotomy, and *that* is what sets Birthing From Within birth classes apart from the rest. While I do hope that your birth unfolds as easily and quickly as you wish, a quick scan of your girlfriends' births will tell you that is not always the case! Am I right? Birth class will NOT help you achieve one outcome over another. My class WILL help you make sense of your journey and how you can cope with the deep changes in yourself, your partner, your relationships and your family life after baby. Of course, some practical information is necessary in your preparation; read on for more of what you can expect to be included in class...
Upcoming birth class series is held every Monday night in February (4 classes in total) from 6:00-8:30p. Partners attending is a must! (If your partner cannot attend, you may be better suited for the online virtual birth class series which debuts this summer).
If your EDD is in late February, March, April or May this is a class for you to consider. It's fantastic for first-time parents and also rich and valuable for second-timers as well. VBAC parents breathe in Birthing From Within like fresh air. Class is appropriate for homebirthers, hospital birthers, ALL birthers who feel that something has been missing in how they've been preparing for their birth. Class caps at 5 couples and I've currently got space for 2 more couples in this series.
Access to me, your Birth Mentor, Certified Doula and Childbirth Educator. Having a background in Birthing From Within sets a unique framework for how we talk about and learn about birth and ourselves. It's a very holistic experience, much more than assimilating book knowledge and information.
Private facebook group to check in, ask questions and connect with each other weekly, outside of class.
A unique experience for dads/birth partners. Their concerns and beliefs are validated in a way that our culture doesn't typically make space for and it's not uncommon for dads to be the biggest supporters of Birthing From Within birth classes after the series concludes. They feel confident and ready to support you, in any birthing situation.
Labor Stages and what to really *do* during each of them. Your partner will learn what he can actually *do* to help you through them, too.
When to stay and when to go! (When to head to your birthplace)
Spinning Babies background and hands-on exercises, as well as an e-guide to practice with at home
Pain-coping practices in each class which build upon each other as the series progresses, including hands-on practice during class
Pain-coping CD from Birthing From Within for each couple to listen to at home
Visualizations and birth art
Working through birth worries and fears
How to cope with unwished for events, such as Inductions, Epidurals and other medical support
Having a Cesarean in Awareness
Welcoming your Newborn and the decisions that follow
so much more!
Early Bird Package
As if you needed any more incentive to get in on these birth classes, I've created an Early Bird Package of bonuses which not only includes your early bird pricing, but also some awesome perks from local birth partners. You'll get access to the private Facebook group, the Spinning Babies e-guide, the Birthing From Within pain-coping CD, and also:
$200 Gift card to Megan DiPiero Photography
$50 Gift card for Family Music Time
$35 Gift card for Prenatal Massage by Masage Girl by Braidy Joy
$10 Giftcard for infant Massage by Massage Girl by Braidy Joy
Again, this bonus is for anyone who signs up for early bird pricing before January 15, 2017, and is given with your paid registration ($350 for 4-week series; $300 with early bird discount).
I'm super excited to teach another group birth class series! It's a passion of mine to help other birthing women and their partners have their most satisfying birth, and preparation is a key element! The content of class is captivating, and what you learn about yourself and your relationships surrounding the birth of your baby is truly life altering, if you let it be so. Join the other 100 couples who have enjoyed my Birthing From Within class series since 2010 and watch your confidence in pain-coping and overall preparation for your upcoming birth soar! You can do this. You've got this. I've got your back!
Click here to register and join the February class! You'll be directed to a quick form to fill out online and then to a page to pay your deposit to secure your spot in class. Class fee includes you and your partner.
If you've taken a Birthing From Within class from me, I'd love it if you'd take a quick moment and comment below on what you learned, what was useful, what you loved, and then share this blog with your pregnant friends! They just might want to jump in on this class.
If class is full by the time you try to register, contact me and I'll get you on the list for April's birth class series!
P.S. If you're curious about doula care, check out my two Doula Care Packages:
P.P.S. If you're interested in the Birthing From Within philosophy, read these recent blog posts!