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.
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A A Comprehensive Childbirth Prep Workshops ~for First Time Parents~ Redwood Needle Acupuncture Clinic, Occidental 10am-5pm
If you don't see dates that work for you, don't hesitate to reach out and ask about setting up a private session!
Please note: In the event of a natural disaster such as seasonal fires or extreme flooding that requires evacuations and the like, or in the event of illness, class will be moved to Zoom. The intention is always to teach in person, but more importantly, the intention is the well being of our community and offering classes that remain safe. 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