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

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

In our childbirth classes there is room for your joy and excitement, right next to the questions and fears you may have about birth.


A skilled mentor will guide you to gain a deeper level of awareness of the skills you already and how to use them to have the best birth experience possible.

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.

This class focuses on birth as a transformative threshold in life that can not be planned from start to finish. There will be some unknown twists and turns along the way. 


We welcome people birthing in all locations:

  • home
  • hospital
  • free-standing birth centers.

In every class there is time to SLOW DOWN and reflect on exactly what is important to your family.


Come explore your own wisdom, compassion, and strength while filling the information gaps so that you feel READY to give birth and care for your baby!


Registration Includes 2 Bonus Workshops!

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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!"

More Information About Birthing From Within


  • On-line via Zoom
  • Queen Anne, Seattle

WHO: 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
  • Families of color.

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


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


Price per family $220-355.

Save money by becoming a member, check out the Sweet Deal All Access Pass.

Scholarships are available please reach out if you would like to attend. All are welcome!!


After you register you will receive a code that allows you to register for Nourishing Newborns, and Prepared Postpartum classes for free.

The week of your class you will receive an email with full details about your class.

Upcoming Birthing From Within Classes

6-Week Evening Series

2023 Live Group Workshops via Zoom 

Thursdays, 6:30pm to 9:00pm

  • May 4 to June 8
  • July 6 to August 10
  • August 31 to October 5
  • October 12 to November 16
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Weekend Workshops

2023 In-person Retreats 


  • 1-day Saturdays | 9:30am-6:00pm PST
  • 2-day, Sat & Sun 9:00am-5:00pm PST


Your class will be mentored by:

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