BIRTHING FROM WITHIN
This childbirth class will help you finally feel like you know enough about childbirth. You and your partner will learn and relax together in this intimate class that is practical, fun, and thought provoking.
We believe that evidence-based information + soulful preparation for birth = just the right mix!
Curious to learn more about the experience of a Birthing from Within childbirth class? Here are answers to some Frequently Asked Questions:
At Thresholds we approach life transitions like engagement, birth and parenting as a Rite of Passage, a time to grow and learn closer to yourself and to your partner. With the use of story telling, process art, and mindfulness we help people access their own strength and wisdom.
Birthing From Within classes can be taken any time during your pregnancy. People often take it sometime in the last trimester. Before your due date is always best.
Thresholds does our best to make sure that every family who wishes to take our classes is able. If finances are the only reason you don't sign up please email about scholarship and payment plan options. > Learn more...
The instructors are listed on all pages. Depending on our on-call doula schedule, client needs, we do not always know who will be teaching what class. If you have specific questions please be in touch.
Yes! Our class has very little crossover to traditional information based classes. Many parents take both types of classes and value the different needs that each workshop is providing.
A Note from Amity:
Years ago I believed that if a person took the right classes, read enough books, or ate the right foods that their birth would be smooth and easy. After a few years of being a doula I learned that that was NOT the case. I saw people who did everything “right”, who still were left feeling awful and wishing for a different birth. I knew there was a better way. That is when I encountered the magic of Birthing From Within. By focusing on this experience (whatever it is) as a Rite of Passage, not a medical event; every single parent can have a meaningful birth experience.
UPCOMING DATES + MENTORS
Blend your emotional and practical skills to access your inner birth warrior.Jan. 12 & 13
Blend your emotional and practical skills to access your inner birth warrior.Columbia City Location. Tuesday nights, Feb. 5 to March 12, 2019.
Blend your emotional and practical skills to access your inner birth warrior.February 9 & 10
Not your first baby? Consider our Birthing Again Class.
The six week class is wonderful but you will be in it with a bunch of first time parents. This does not mean you can’t attend, you will get a lot out of the workshop. The thing that can rub people wrong is that you already have your birth is going to be magical dream dampened a bit and know the truth of how hard birth and parenting is and how it all is worth it because love rules all evil, and how that is really silly but kind of the truth. Follow this link to learn more about our Birthing Again childbirth refresher classes.