You can read all of the books, have the best care provider, and even an awesome doula and still not feel ready for birth. If you still feel confused and unsure, that's because you will never know exactly what will be needed in your labor. Your birth will be different than any other birth in the history of babies!
At Thresholds we have been helping families get ready to boldly face the unknown for the past 12 years. We want to help you finally feel like you know enough, trust in your ability to give birth, and in your ability to be flexible with your birth plan. The Birthing From Within approach to childbirth recognizes that every birth is a life altering event that is worthy of meaningful preparation.
- Amity, Thresholds Founder
Prepare for Birth & Baby with our Childbirth & Newborn Classes
Our Birthing from Within childbirth classes now include both our Prepared Postpartum Workshop and the Nourishing Newborns workshop. Not only will you be fully prepared to give birth, you will also have a solid plan in place to support a wonderful postpartum experience, and the breastfeeding education you need for a great start to feeding your baby. Come explore your own wisdom, compassion, and abilities while filling in the information gaps so that you leave feeling READY to birth your baby!
Now enjoy all 3 classes in one package!
BONUS! Also included:
ALL GROUP CLASSES WILL BE FACILITATED ONLINE, VIA ZOOM, UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
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, and families of color. If you are interested in attending classes that center LGBTQ+, or POC, or Black birthing people please see this blog post.
WHEN: You are welcome to join at anytime between 20-38 weeks of pregnancy.
COST: Price per family ranges from $395 - $185. Scholarships are available please reach out if you would like to attend.
HOW: Log in details about your specific class will be emailed to you the week of class. We use the Zoom platform and you can join from a phone, tablet, or computer. You have the option to join your audio or video.
2-Day Weekend Immersions
9am-5pm each day, $395
- October 10 & 11, 2020
- January 9 &10, 2021
- March 6 & 7, 2021
- June 5 & 6, 2021
- September 18 & 19, 2021
Saturdays, 9am-5pm, $185
- December 5, 2020
- February 6, 2021
- May 8, 2021
- July 10, 2021
- August 7, 2021
- November 6, 2021
- December 4, 2021
7- 9:30pm, $395, Thursday or Tuesday nights
- Jan 14 to Feb 18,
- March 11 to April 15
- May 6 to June 10
- July 6 to August 10 (**Tuesday series)
- Sep 9 to Oct 14
- Oct 19 to Oct 23 (**Tuesday series)
We believe that evidence-based information + soulful preparation = just the right mix!
With Birthing From Within you will discover:
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.
NOT YOUR FIRST BABY? TAKE A BIRTHING AGAIN CLASS!
Our Birthing from Within childbirth classes are wonderful and many parents who have birthed before get a great deal out of the classes. But we know that you may not have time for a full 14 hour class, so we also offer a mini session for parents who have birthed before.
DON'T WANT A FULL CHILDBIRTH CLASS? "GET THIS BABY OUT!" IS FOR YOU!
A private virtual workshop to help you learn and practice the tools you need to give yourself the best chance of a smooth and easy labor.
OR... BOOK A PRIVATE BREASTFEEDING OR POSTPARTUM PLAN CLASS!
BOOK YOUR CLASS TODAY!
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