Birthing From Within™ Class Registration Form

 Birthing From WIthin
 Philosophical Assumptions & Guidelines for Birthing From Within™ Childbirth Classes
  • Birth is a profound rite of passage and not a medical event (even when medical care becomes necessary).
  • The essence of birth preparation is self-discovery, not assimilating obstetric information.
  • The birth mentor is ‘midwife’ to the parents’ discovery process, not the expert from whom wisdom flows.
  • Birth preparation is a continually evolving process and not a static structure of techniques and knowledge.  Both mentor and expectant parents are constantly learning from each other.
  • Parents’ individual needs and differences determine the class content.
  • Active, creative self-expression is critical to birth preparation.
  • The purpose of birth preparation is to prepare mothers and partners to give birth-in-awareness, not to achieve a specific birth outcome.
  • Pregnancy and birth outcomes are influenced by a variety of factors, but can’t be controlled by planning.
  • In order to help parents mobilize their coping resources, it is critical for birth classes to acknowledge that unexpected, unwelcome events may happen during labor.
  • Parents deserve support for any labor and birth option that is right for them (whether it be drugs, technology or homebirth).
  • Pain is an inevitable part of childbirth, yet much can be done to ease suffering.
  • Pain-coping practices work best when integrated into daily life, rather than ‘dusted off’ for labor.
  • Partners help best as birth guardians or loving partners, not as coaches.  They also need support.
  • For parents, pregnancy, birth and postpartum is a time of continuous learning and adjustment.  Holistic support and education should be available throughout that period.
Please fill out form to register for Birthing From Within™ Classes.
  • If hospital or birth center, please share which one.
  • This can be anything you think relevant (positive/negative experiences, emotions, experience with your care provider etc.). Basically, how has it been for you?
  • If you or your partner need other seating arrangements, please let me know and bring another option such as a folding chair or backjack
  • Please specify which class you are interested in taking.
  • Turtle Moon Birth - Childbirth Class Agreement

  • By signing here you acknowledge and agree to the terms and conditions of the 'Turtle Moon Birth - Childbirth Class Agreement.'