BIRTHING FROM WITHIN CHILDBIRTH CLASSES
You will have time to explore your own wisdom, compassion, and abilities. Each step of the way a skilled Mentor will be filling in the information gaps so that you leave feeling READY and EXCITED to birth your baby!
WHO THE CLASS IS FOR:
Anyone who is between 20-38 weeks in their pregnancy. We welcome and include all families including but not limited to single parents who wish to take class alone or with a friend, family member or doula, queer + poly families, and families of color.
2-Day Weekend Immersions, 9am-5pm
November 9 + 10, 2019
December 7 + 8, 2019
February 8 + 9, 2020
April 4 + 5, 2020
1-Day Workshops, Saturdays 9am-6pm
January 11, 2020
March 7, 2020
May 2, 2020
6-week evening series 7-9:30pm
Thursdays, Jan. 9- Feb. 13
Thursdays, Feb 20-April 2
**No class March 12**
2206 Queen Anne Ave N.,Suite 304, Seattle, WA 98109
Seattle Home Maternity 3830 S Ferdinand St., Seattle, WA 98118
Price is generally for a pregnant person and labor support. If you have another person who is part of your team that you would like to invite to class please reach out and let us know. We want to accommodate your family. Scholarships available.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Birthing From Within classes can be taken any time during your pregnancy. People often take it between 20-37 weeks. The positive parts of taking the class early on is that you have lots of time to put the skills into practice. This includes partner support and involvement, self-advocacy, connecting with your baby, facing fears, and building community.
The downside of taking it early is that the pregnant body will be much smaller than in labor and the comfort measure practice may not be as useful.
Here is a guideline for when to take classes.
Early Pregnancy Class (0-28 weeks)
Birthing From Within (20-35 weeks)
Bringing Baby Home (20-35weeks, or after your baby is born between 2-7months postpartum).
At Thresholds we approach life transitions like engagement, birth and parenting as a Rite of Passage, a time to learn about and grow closer to yourself and to your partner. With the use of story telling, process art, and mindfulness we help people access their own strength and wisdom.
Thresholds does our best to make sure that every family who wishes to take our classes is able. If finances are the only reason you don't sign up please email about scholarship and payment plan options. > Learn more...
The instructors are listed on all pages. Depending on our on-call doula schedule, client needs, we do not always know who will be teaching what class. If you have specific questions please be in touch.
Yes! Our class has very little crossover to traditional information based classes. Many parents take both types of classes and value the different needs that each workshop is providing.
You and your partner will dedicate time and space to create an emotionally and physically supportive practice to use in your labor. This practice will be beneficial before, during, and after childbirth. Taking this childbirth class will allow you to spend more time savoring your experience and less time stressing out about what's to come.
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MEET YOUR CHILDBIRTH MENTORS:
Amity has been a Birthing From Within Mentor and active birth and postpartum doula since 2009. Amity brings her years of experience working with Seattle families into these meaningful classes that are fun, reflective, heartfelt, and most of all so very useful.
A NOTE FROM AMITY:
Years ago I believed that if a person took the right classes, read enough books, or ate the right foods that their birth would be smooth and easy. After a few years of being a doula I learned that that was NOT the case. I saw people who did everything “right”, who still were left feeling awful and wishing for a different birth. I knew there was a better way. That is when I encountered the magic of Birthing From Within. By focusing on this experience (whatever it is) as a Rite of Passage, not a medical event; every single parent can have a meaningful birth experience.
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