Birthing From Within
Childbirth Preparation & Mentoring Classes
Birthing From Within is a philosophy and system of holistic childbirth preparation that views pregnancy, birth and the postpartum period as a rite of passage for expecting parents. In preparation of this unique time in a person's life, these classes focus on the inner as well as the outer landscapes of the birthing experience, supporting parents in gathering up the resources and skills needed to birth with confidence.  Preparations include learning and practicing pain-coping techniques, connecting to each individual's sense of inner wisdom and strength, gathering the information needed to make informed decisions throughout the process, and discovering ways in which preparing for labor and birth are part of one's larger life journey.  
Upcoming Group Classes:
6- Week Series
Tuesday nights
7 - 9:30pm

Nov. 5 - Dec. 10, 2019   Columbia City

Weekend Immersion
Saturday - Sunday
9am - 5pm
 
Aug. 10 - 11, 2019 Queen Anne
Register through Thresholds: www.thresholds.info/childbirth-classes
Private Classes in Columbia City:
Contact me for details.
As with all my offerings, these classes are queer-friendly, reproductive justice minded, poly-normative and welcoming to all families.
Testimonials:
"This class left me with a sense of confidence and excitement. It helped me find tools that I already had inside of me!" 
"I would highly recommend this class to any expecting parent. It provided incredible preparation, both necessary information but also - most important for me - emotional preparation for this big life transition."
"I feel like I can be a more supportive and knowledgeable partner in birth. Thank you!"
"I feel more empowered on this journey from this class rather than just a mind filled with lists and technical information." 
"Very helpful tools. Katie is organized and open. Provides a nonjudgemental approach but with practical techniques. Helped us as a couple to find what is right for us as individuals."
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