BIRTHING FROM WITHIN CHILDBIRTH CLASS

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

In-person & virtual childbirth classes for families who wish to embrace the physical and emotional aspects of childbirth.

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.

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"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

In Our Seattle Birthing Classes Your Family Will:

  • 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.

Join us to 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.

This is your opportunity to find balance and create a pathway to a joyful and unforgettable experience!

Registration Includes 3 Free Bonus Parenting Workshops

Bringing a new life into the world can be both exciting and overwhelming! This class will help you get ready.

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What Parents Saying About Birthing From Within Classes?

"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 Classes at Thresholds

Online Childbirth Classes

Live Interactive Series

6 Thursdays | 6:30pm to 9:00pm

Location: Zoom

Fee: $220

Dates:

  • June 6 to July 18 (No class 7/4)
  • August 22 to Sep 26
  • November 7 to December 19 (No class 11/28)
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In-Person Childbirth Classes

In-person Day Long Retreat + Bonus Mini

Saturdays | 9:30am-6:30pm PST

Location: Queen Anne Classroom

Fee: $325

Dates:

  • May 18, 2024**(1 spot left)
  • June 22, 2024**(1 spot left)
  • June 23, 2024**
  • August 24, 2024
  • September 24, 2024
  • October 19, 2024
  • November 9, 2024
  • December 7, 2024

**This workshops includes 3 bonus mini sessions:

1 on the Friday before the workshop and the 2 Thursdays following the workshop.

These bonus sessions are will be over Zoom from 5-6:30pm. I call them bonus classes because they are additional time to connect with other expecting families and to fine tune techniques and maintain skills learned in the full day workshop.

This is an optional addition that will shape how classes are offered in the future.

More Information About Birthing From Within

WHEN TO ATTEND:

You are welcome to join at anytime after your 20th week of pregnancy.

COST:

Our classes are priced per family at $220. Scholarships are also available, please reach out if you would like to attend. All are welcome!

HOW:

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.

WHO:

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.

Your birth and infant care classes will be mentored by:

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