“Birth is not only about making babies. Birth is about making mothers strong, competent, capable mothers who trust themselves and know their inner strength.”
Barbara Katz Rothman
I have moved all my workshops and classes to Thrive Center For Birth in Santa Rosa. My classes held at the birth center support birth center clients, home birth and hospital clients. Within Thrive's Birth Center is a wellness and education center that welcomes ALL families with quality education, practitioners, and staff. Starting with competent midwifery care during pregnancy and birth, Thrive supports families throughout their childbearing years. Read on to learn more about my workshops, or visit Thrive today for a complimentary consolation/interview.
Holistic Childbirth Preparation Workshops allow women and their partners to step into birth and new parenthood as informed participants and protectors of their soon-to-be born child. In addition to the physiology and emotional terrain of labor, the workshops are designed to allow participants to intimately explore beliefs around birth, partnership and their new role as parents. I am excited to work with all families and all of the ways they choose to labor and create family, including home birth, hypnobirthing families, adoption births, women of any relationship status, religion, race, age, gender and sexual orientation. My classes are enjoyed by women and partners looking to explore intimacy, initiation, and personal advocacy through the lens of the birth experience.
On a basic level, my role as an educator is to teach women what they already know- how to give birth to their child. I also provide up-to-date information and insights into birth research, support measures, community resources, communicating collaboratively with your providers, and all the powerful dynamics parents face as their children enter this world. I serve women and families in Marin County and Sonoma County including Santa Rosa, Petaluma, Sebastopol, Occidental, Graton, Freestone and the Russian River Corridor.