The childbirth information and preparation you need - without fear or fluff!

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Childbirth classes for families who wish to embrace the physical and emotional aspects of childbirth.


"My husband and I took Amity’s Birthing From Within class and it was amazing." -Danika Kraft

"I would highly recommend one or both classes that Amity offers, they have had such a large impact on my life during this precious time as my husband and I prepare for our first child together." -Ruth Parrish

"Our experience at the Birthing From Within weekend class was wonderful. Amity was so attentive, enthusiastic, and helpful." -Madeline Frank

Congratulations on this new and exciting phase of life!

We know that preparing for childbirth can be both exhilarating and nerve-wracking, but we're here to help you every step of the way. At our childbirth classes, we prioritize your joy and excitement, while also making room for any questions or fears you may have about birth.

We'll also help you build mindfulness techniques to cope with discomfort and stress, and understand when interventions can help birth, and how to stay grounded if birth looks different than you had hoped.

In Birthing From Within You Will

  • Learn all the things about birth you didn’t know you needed to know!
  • Gain an understanding of the stages of labor and early postpartum.
  • Practice comfort measures, labor positions, and partner touch and support.
  • Build mindfulness techniques to cope with discomfort and stress.
  • Understand when interventions can help birth and how stay grounded if birth looks different than you had hoped.
  • Use your worry and fear to help guide your self-advocacy.

We believe that birth is a transformative threshold in life that cannot be planned from start to finish, and we're here to help you navigate any twists and turns that may occur along the way. Whether you're planning on birthing at home, in a hospital, or in a free-standing birth center, we welcome you with open arms.


Every class is a chance to slow down and reflect on what's truly important to your family.


So come explore your own wisdom, compassion, and strength while filling in any information gaps so that you feel truly ready to give birth and care for your baby.


Together, let's make this a joyful and unforgettable experience!

Registration Includes 3 Bonus Workshops!


Bringing a new life into the world can be both exciting and overwhelming, especially when it comes to parenting. We understand that chaos is the last thing you want in the early days of parenthood, which is why we're here to help you create a plan for a confident and supported postpartum experience. With our guidance and expertise, you can rest assured that you will have all the tools you need to navigate this new chapter in your life with ease and joy. So let's get started on creating your perfect plan for a low-stress postpartum journey!


Looking for the best way to feed your little one? Look no further! Our amazing lactation consultant has over 10 years of experience and can teach you everything you need to know about breastfeeding. With her expert guidance, you'll be able to give your baby the very best start in life. So why wait? Sign up today and start your journey towards happy, healthy nursing!


Great news! If a medicalized labor induction is the right choice for your family, this class will provide you with an amazing opportunity to prepare in a way that is both meaningful and empowering. You'll learn everything you need to know to make the experience as smooth and comfortable as possible, and you'll feel confident and ready when the big day arrives. We can't wait to support you on this incredible journey!


What Parents Saying About Birthing From Within:

"Amity was a gentle, knowledgeable and caring facilitator. I definitely feel the time in class has opened me to new ways of being at the center of our birth."

"I would recommend this class to any pregnant woman or her partner. It was a truly unique and wonderful way for me to connect to my fears and questions about labor, and the fears of my partner and talk about how to cope with them honestly. We feel so prepared for birth and have learned so much about each other; Amity really helped each person (not just the mothers!) to look deeper than his/her questions to see what issues were beneath."

"This has been a great class. I've been extremely impressed with how you've been able to cover a lot of territory while staying somewhat unbiased and not presenting everything as though there is a "right" way. Even if the discussion took an opinionated turn, you gracefully and tactfully steered that thought/ issue/ opinion to a less biased place. I felt comfortable asking any and all questions without feeling awkward or judged by you."​​​​​​​​​​

"We had an amazing birth experience, and taking the Birthing From Within class was very valuable! Jason and I were very thankful for all the knowledge and ways of thinking that you helped open our minds to. Honestly, I believe the class helped my husband most of all! Within minutes of Malia being born, he said, "I sure am glad we took that class!"

Upcoming Birthing From Within Classes

6-Week Evening Series

2023 Live Group Workshops via Zoom 

Thursdays, 6:30pm to 9:00pm

  • August 31 to October 5
  • October 12 to November 16
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Weekend Workshops

2023 In-person Day Long Retreats 


9:30am-6:30pm PST


  • September 9, 2023
  • October 1, 2023
  • November 4, 2023
  • January 14, 2024
  • February 10, 2024
  • March 9, 2024
  • April 13, 2024

More Information About Birthing From Within

Welcome to our prenatal classes! 


We offer two convenient options for attending: on-line via Zoom or in-person at the Queen Anne classroom.


You are welcome to join at anytime between 20-42 weeks of pregnancy.


Our classes are priced per family at $220-355. However, you can save money by becoming a member. Check out the Sweet Deal All Access Pass. for more information. Scholarships are also available, please reach out if you would like to attend. All are welcome!



After registering, you will receive a code that allows you to register for Nourishing Newborns, Prepared Postpartum, and Intentional Inductions classes for free. The week of your class you will receive an email with full details about your class.


We welcome and include all families including single parents who wish to take the class alone or with a friend, family member or doula, queer + poly families, and families of color.

If you are interested in attending classes that are limited to LGBTQ+ or BIPOC families please see this blog post. 

Your class will be mentored by:

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