What are you looking for in a childbirth class?

It's a beautiful thing to be where you are in this moment. So many opportunities and options are out there, and you are feeling into what type of prenatal, birth and/or postpartum education and support is right for you. Dive into Birth offers Birthing from Within childbirth classes for first time parents and parents who are giving birth again.

These prenatal classes are designed for the discerning and  conscientious-types who want more than power-point presentations and a standard class syllabus in their birth preparation class.  Those who know that self-inquiry, connection with their partner, building community with others, and taking risks are a part of preparing for birth and beyond (in addition, of course, to things like pain-coping strategies, nuts and bolts about how labor unfolds, and other practical resources).   Those that can feel a big shift coming on - knowing that the transition to becoming a parent is HUGE, and is a rite-of-passage.

You may feel a big "YES!" in your gut, and you may also notice the flutter of uncertainty - and maybe even both!   You are in the right place!  With your toes hanging over the threshold... are you ready to DIVE IN?

Birthing from Within Childbirth Preparation Class

What is it you are hoping to get out of a birth preparation class? This interactive and dynamic class offers a safe and nurturing environment for pregnant folks and their partners to prepare for their unique birth journey. The goal of this class is to prepare parents to be mindfully present as their child's birth unfolds, rather than holding on to ideas about how it should look/feel/progress.

I offer multiple formats for my childbirth classes - which works for you?
During the Covid-19 pandemic, all classes have a virtual option, via Zoom.
$450/family for retreats and 6 week classes, or "pay what you can."


The weekend retreat is perfect for those who are ready to take a deep dive into birth preparation and be immersed in the experience; also great for those who don't have much time before their due date, or who's schedules make a weekly series difficult.

Friday, 6:30-9:00pm
Saturday/Sunday 10:00am-4:00pm

Friday, May 17th - Sunday, May 19th, 2024

Pleaese contact me for additional class dates.


My 6-week series is perfect for folks who want to give themselves time between sessions to process, practice and integrate what they get from each class; also good for those who's due date is still a ways off, or who's schedule makes giving up an entire weekend tricky.

Six Weekday Evening Sessions
6:30 - 9pm

Tuesdays, January 23rd - February 27th, 2024

Mondays, April 15th - May 20th, 2024

Please contact me for additional class dates.


Are Birthing From Within classes a good fit for you?

  • Small class size which allows time and space for discussion, reflection, and connection.
  • Class is designed to prepare parents to give birth-in-awareness, not to achieve a specific outcome.
  • Birthing From Within treats birth as a profound rite of passage, not a medical event (even when medical care is part of the birth).
  • Class dynamic encourages active, creative self-expression and interactive dialog.
  • In order to help parents mobilize their coping resources, it is acknowledged that unexpected events may happen during labor.
  • Parents receive  support for any birth option which might be right for them  (including epidurals, cesarean, and home birth).
  • Partners enhance their ability to be truly present and to offer loving, effective, support.

Our childbirth classes address "The Three Kinds of Knowing":

  • 1 Primordial Knowing  (your innate, parental instinct)
  • 2 Inner Knowing  (who are you, where you come from, and what  motivates and guides you).
  • 3 Modern Knowing  (information that helps you make informed decisions  and navigate the birth experience);  Inner Knowing  (who are you, where you come from, and what  motivates and guides you).

> read more about the 3 Kinds of Knowing