Birthing Classes: Birthing from WithinPosted by Moira on Aug 31, 2013 in Pregnancy & Birth | 0 comments
Maybe you are pregnant, maybe you are hoping to become pregnant, maybe you have a friend who is pregnant and are curious about childbirth options. If you haven’t discovered already, there are many different childbirth classes available. Today Sue Holsonback, a certified childbirth educator, is telling us about the birthing class she offers, Birthing From Within.
I began offering Birthing From Within Childbirth Classes mid 2013 in the upstate. This is a worldwide birth preparation concept that not only prepares parents for childbirth but viewing the birth experience as a transformative rite of passage into parenthood. In this class series, we build a foundation for birthing in awareness in our birth culture, whatever the birth location or outcome or events of the birth.
It is the only childbirth class that devotes up to 1/3 of class time to proven pain-coping practices by having the parents practice during uncomfortable “ice contractions” in which they hold ice. This leads to a pain-coping mindset that readies them for the intensity of birth.
By expanding possibilities, be open to all birth outcomes, and bringing awareness to pregnancy, birth, and postpartum, Birthing From Within can prevent or minimize emotionally difficult births (for parents and professionals) through compassionate and honest preparation.
I am excited to add this last piece of service to Empowered Birth Choices, as I now serve the entire childbearing year from birth preparation through postpartum and breastfeeding. Classes meet on Thursday nights at The Wild Radish. Learn more at: http://empoweredbirthchoices.com/childbirth-classes.html