During these trying times that we are all navigating COVID-19, we remain 100 percent committed to providing you with the tools and resources to cultivate a connected birth while also protecting the most vulnerable members of our community. Until further notice, classes will take place on Zoom which will allow us to meet as a community, ask questions, and engage with the instructor in real time. Classes will continue to be kept small, intimate and in real time.
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The Anatomy of a Holistic Birth Class: * Relaxation Techniques * Partner Communication * Evidence Based Care * Holistic Childbirth Prep Workshops are designed to help you explore birth while cultivating tools for connection with your partner, deep relaxation and autonomy. We explore labor from the holistic perspective so that you and your partner understand how to work together to create an environment that feels safe no matter how your birth unfolds. Much emphasis is given to the role of your partner so that you can sink into relaxation knowing that the two of you share a common language for birth.
Even though we are on Zoom, classes are kept small so that you have lots of room to ask questions and get personalized instruction from the teacher on massage and acupressure techniques, while weaving in the current research and ancient birth-wisdom. You'll leave class understanding how the physiology of labor will support you and your child from birth into postpartum recovery. Whether you are looking for a three hour class or you'd like to dive into the comprehensive workshop, Holistic Childbirth Prep will meet your needs so that you feel prepared, inspired and ready to welcome in the birth of your child.
If you don't see dates that work for you, don't hesitate to reach out and ask about additional dates not yet listed or setting up a private session!
If you take this class with any of the classes offered at Hearthstone Midwifery, which include Newborn Care and Breastfeeding, you'll receive 10% off. Please contact us for the discount!
"My husband and I had the absolute pleasure of taking the Holistic Childbirth Class with Kelly Gray. An astounding amount of knowledge and wisdom was miraculously packed into 8 hours of lively, detailed, dialogue. I am so grateful for her ability to teach and share and am even more grateful that she chooses to do so. What an awe inspiring woman. Her gentle spirit was matched by her authoritative temperament, which gave way for, not only a truly heartfelt learning experience, but also an organic guide towards comfort from within. The empowerment she gifted to us will undoubtedly carry us through our birth experience. She instilled confidence in us to know that our choices were to be respected and to trust in our instincts. I’ve never felt more in charge of my birth and more at ease with our direction. Giving birth outside of a hospital environment can be scary to those who couldn’t imagine it any other way. While giving birth inside a hospital can evoke those same level of fears in those who imagine their birth as a natural event that doesn’t require too much fuss unless absolutely necessary. She managed to bridge that divide and create an open dialogue about what “necessary” means, what normal and natural looks like and how best to move forward. Her comforting techniques for birthing partners gave my husband a guide to follow; a path to establish his role in the birth room and gave his presence a purpose that I, unfortunately, could not have communicated as thoroughly and with as much gumption. He feels necessary to my comfort now, which he always was. But the important part is that he feels it and that I know that. Thank you, Kelly, from the bottom of my heart." Gina M., Mama