This is a 4-week series meeting Mondays 6/5, 6/12, 6/19, and 6/26, 6:30pm-9:30pm.
Carriage House Birth, 67 West St Suite 223, Brooklyn, NY 11222
Birth is always intense and always brings surprises…are you ready?
Birthing From Within recognizes that childbirth is more than just a set of medical occurrences (effacement and dilation, contractions and pushing). Every birth - whether medicated or unmedicated, cesarean or vaginal - is an incredibly intense physical and emotional experience full of unpredictable turns. It is also an irreversible rite of passage, a gateway to an entirely different life. So while accurate medical information is important, a childbirth education class that offers only information leaves expecting parents underprepared for the full impact of the experience. Birthing From Within will help you build the resilience, determination, and coping skills that birth demands.
In this 12-hour class, you will certainly learn up-to-date, evidence-based information about birth. But you will also explore additional layers of understanding through hands-on activities, physical practice, open dialogue, and examination of multiple perspectives, preparing your mind and heart to:
• Experience birth as a physical, emotional, and cultural rite of passage.
• Birth in awareness, whatever the location, outcome, or events of the birth.
• Fully integrate the birth partner as a source of support, protection, and connection for the birthing parent and the baby.
• Prevent or minimize emotionally difficult births.