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classes: Birthing from within Classes

Birthing From Within

“I loved BFW for its intimate and safe setting. It was a great place for my husband and I to share our thoughts, fears, and questions about childbirth. I loved the fact that it didn’t teach a particular method, but rather helped us to learn about our own coping skills, and learn how to tap into that strength during labor. During labor and my baby’s birth I relied on many of the techniques that we had practiced in class.  I was grateful that we had learned so much about the labor process in BFW, because during times that labor was particularly challenging, I knew what was happening to my body, and was calmed by that knowledge. Thanks to BFW, we were also able to establish a birth plan that we were both comfortable with. I know that the class also helped to empower my husband and find his roll in the birthing process.”

Birthing From Within Classes

This course is based on Birthing From Within philosophy. Parents will learn through interactive and creative participation, in a spirit of fun and curiosity.

We will use multi-sensory experiences to explore how labor works, what labor looks like, comfort measures and positions for labor, pain coping practices and the instinctual aspects of the birthing process while processing the emotional journey

Participants will explore:

  • Assumptions about pain
  • Learn and practice pain-coping techniques
  • Transforming your fears to birth in awareness
  • Honoring childbirth as a profound Rite of Passage
  • Develop and strengthen communication, trust and confidence during labor and beyond
  • Expectations of labor and birth
  • Role of Partner and Birth Companions
  • How to get practical information and make conscious decisions
  • Using your imagination in considering a range of possibilities about labor and birth
  • The physical and emotional process of labor and birth
  • Postpartum Recovery
  • Welcoming your baby and bonding as a family.

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