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.
Register for Childbirth Classes Today!
Sessions offered weekly at Lake City Physical Therapy in Rathdrum.
Our new "Empowered Birth Collective" offered weekly in Rathdrum.
Private 1-1 classes in your home to fit your schedule. Two sessions.
Learn more: our new Nine Week Series Childbirth Classes!
Welcome to the Nine-Week Empowered Birth Program, an extraordinary opportunity tailored for discerning individuals like yourself who seek the utmost quality and support. Our program is meticulously designed to deliver an exceptional experience, ensuring that you receive unparalleled education, comprehensive resources, and unwavering guidance throughout your pregnancy, childbirth, and parenthood journey.
At the heart of our program lies a profound connection between you, your partner, and a supportive community of like-minded individuals. Through the transformative philosophies of birthing from within, we empower you to tap into the depths of your subconscious, fostering a profound understanding of your body and its innate wisdom. Our immersive activities, birth art, pain coping practices, and thought-provoking conversations serve as catalysts for self-discovery, enabling you to unearth your own answers and insights. After all, you possess a unique intuition that only you can truly access.
Participants who embark on this transformative journey emerge feeling empowered, confident, and equipped to advocate for their needs during childbirth. They possess the tools to engage in meaningful dialogue with their healthcare providers, resulting in optimal outcomes. Even in the face of unexpected changes to their birth plans, our participants navigate the process gracefully, armed with the assurance that they have asked the right questions and made informed decisions.
However, this program extends far beyond education alone. We have joined forces with esteemed professionals in the fields of prenatal and breastfeeding nutrition, renowned pelvic floor physical therapy, and experienced lactation consultation. Our holistic approach ensures that you receive comprehensive support and care from the very beginning of your pregnancy and continues well into your postpartum journey. We are committed to being an integral part of your team, providing postpartum lactation support and continued pelvic floor physical therapy to ensure you embark on parenthood with confidence and a solid foundation.
We understand that as women, we often prioritize the needs of others before our own. This program presents an invaluable opportunity to shift that paradigm and prioritize your well-being, along with that of your partner. By equipping yourselves with the best education and support available, you will thrive as new parents, transcending mere survival mode and embracing the joys of parenthood.
Rest assured, the Nine-Week Empowered Birth Program is a testament to our unwavering commitment to excellence. Every aspect of this program has been meticulously crafted to surpass your expectations and deliver an extraordinary experience. The investment you make in this program will be worth every penny, as it paves the way for a transformative journey into parenthood.
Don't miss out on this life-changing opportunity. Enroll in the program and embark on a path of empowerment, education, and unwavering support. Your journey towards an empowered birth experience begins here.
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.