Childbirth Education Classes
Welcome to our childbirth education classes, where we offer a range of options to help parents in North Idaho prepare for one of life's biggest moments. Whether you're looking for a multi-week series, a relaxing couples retreat or a private class, we've got you covered. And, these are in person birthing classes with group sessions hosted in Rathdrum, Idaho.
What Makes Birthing from Within Special?
Instead of just giving you loads of information, I help guide you, challenging you to look inside yourself and ask what you want for your birth. This is at the core of Birthing from Within.
I am a mentor, not a lecturer. I facilitate discussion and help you to seek out your own answers. I have a structured outline but we are free to explore questions not on the outline.
We do a lot of group activities - things like birth art, sculpting, slow dancing and a special class just for mothers and fathers. I help you learn to make birth a sacred family experience.
I teach relaxation and breath awareness so you can feel confident when laboring. I believe every birth is unique and special - and anything that happens to you in birth can be turned into something beautiful.
Many women suffer after a traumatic birth and my goal is to really help parents prepare for anything that might happen. We don't have control over what happens in labor - we only have control on how we cope or handle it.
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Sessions offered weekly at Lake City Physical Therapy in Rathdrum, and Liberty Lake
Our new "Empowered Birth Collective" offered weekly in Rathdrum, and Liberty Lakes
Private 1-1 classes in your home to fit your schedule. Two sessions.
Common questions about childbirth classes
Q: Why would I need a class if I am having a epidural?
A: MOST birth has some pain or discomfort attached to it. Epidurals are usually given in the more intense parts of labor unless other medical complications arise. Learning ways to cope and work through labor and birth is very useful in fact if you put these coping skills to practice in your daily life they will also carry on through out your life. Plus you get to learn all about the journey you are about to embark on.
Q: Why do I need a class if I have a midwife or a doula?
A: Midwives are so wonderful and amazing, but they are responsible for a lot of other things going on in your birth. You will need to learn to cultivate your coping from within yourself. Doula's are amazing at support, but learning how to rely on yourself to work through the contraction you are going to face will be the most effective tool.
Q: But classes are expensive do I really have to spend the money?
A: With life being so busy and so many things on our plate, when do you take the time to really focus on your relationship to connect and grow. To be mindful and think about the life altering transition you are about to experience. I give you that space in our classes to do that. The tools you will learn on how to be a great support to your partner in labor is worth your time. Learning what will help you cope through labor and birth will be a great tool for you as a new parent.