BIRTHING FROM WITHIN
Gather knowledge while you access your own coping skills and inner wisdom so that you will be ready + excited to do what needs to be done to birth your baby.
We believe that evidence-based information + soulful preparation = just the right mix!
Not your first baby? Consider our Birthing Again Class.
These workshops 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 offer a mini session for parents who have birthed before. Follow this link to learn more about our Birthing Again childbirth refresher classes.
Curious to learn more about the experience of a Birthing From Within childbirth class? Here are answers to some Frequently Asked Questions:
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.
Birthing From Within classes can be taken any time during your pregnancy. People often take it between 20-37 weeks.
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.
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.
OTHER PREGNANCY + BIRTH CLASSES
A monthly opportunity to savor what you have, and grow shared meaning.
Learn and practice the tools you need to give yourself the best chance of a smooth and easy labor.
Dive into your pregnancy and build coping skills for pregnancy and labor.
Breastfeeding is harder than it looks-take this class to be ready.