Childbirth Classes in Chicago

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Birthing From Within is a down to earth approach. We prepare women to birth naturally and in loving connection, even when the journey takes unexpected turns. We recognize birth as a rite of passage and couples are prepared to meet their initiation into parenthood.

  • Increase your confidence by learning mindfulness and effective coping practices for labor and beyond.
  • Gain an understanding of how labor works.
  • Experience unique, introspective, multi-sensory processes.
  • Learn practical information about birth, parenting a new baby, and your changing relationships.
  • Explore cultural and personal beliefs about birth and parenting.
  • Discover what to do and say when something unexpected happens.
  • Meet other families & share the joys and concerns of pregnancy in a nurturing and fun environment.
  • Learn and practice ways for dad/partner to connect with and support mom.
  • …and much more!

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Join Us!  Class size is limited to 4 couples to allow for individual attention. If you have more questions about course content, please feel free to contact me.

Six Prenatal Classes or 3 Weekend Intensive: $350.00 per couple
1 Weekend Intensive: $350 per couple

April, Sundays – 3 Week Intensive | register >
Sundays, 1:00-5:00pm, 4/12/15-4/26/15
Taught at my home in Berwyn.  A dog lives here.

April, 1-Weekend Intensive | register >
Friday 4/17/15, 7:00-9:30pm, Saturday 4/18/15, 10:00am-6:00pm
Taught at my home in Berwyn.  A dog lives here.
**This class is popular for families who are nearing their due-date and busy couples who do not have time for a longer series.  It is a great option, but I recommend taking a longer series if you have the time.  This is a condensed class, lasting just 9.5 hours.  Class is held Friday night from 6:30pm-9:00pm, and Saturday from 10:00am-6:00pm (with a one-hour break for lunch).

May, Sundays – 3 Week Intensive | register >
Sundays, 4-8:30pm, 5/3, 5/17, & 5/24/15
This class is co-taught with Amy Catania.
Sage Community Health Collective in Logan Square.

May, 1-Weekend Intensive | register >
Friday 5/15/15, 7:00-9:30pm, Saturday 5/16/15, 10:00am-6:00pm
Taught at my home in Berwyn.  A dog lives here.

June, Sundays – 3 Week Intensive | register >
Sundays, 1:00-5:00pm, 6/7, 6/14, & 6/28
Taught at my home in Berwyn.  A dog lives here.

June, 1-Weekend Intensive | register >
Friday 6/26/15, 7:00-9:30pm, Saturday 6/27/15, 10:00am-6:00pm
Taught at my home in Berwyn.  A dog lives here.

July, Sundays – 3 Week Intensive | register >
Sundays, 1:00-5:00pm, 7/12, 7/19, & 7/26
Taught at my home in Berwyn.  A dog lives here.

July, 1-Weekend Intensive | register >
Friday 7/24/15, 7:00-9:30pm, Saturday 7/25/15, 10:00am-6:00pm
Taught at my home in Berwyn.  A dog lives here.

August, Sundays – 3 Week Intensive | register >
Sundays, 1:00-5:00pm, 8/16, 8/23, & 8/30
Taught at my home in Berwyn.  A dog lives here.

August, 1-Weekend Intensive | register >
Friday 8/21/15, 7:00-9:30pm, Saturday 8/22/15, 10:00am-6:00pm
Taught at my home in Berwyn.  A dog lives here.

September, Sundays – 3 Week Intensive | register >
Sundays, 1:00-5:00pm, 9/13, 9/20, & 9/27
Taught at my home in Berwyn.  A dog lives here.

September, 1-Weekend Intensive | register >
Friday 9/25/15, 7:00-9:30pm, Saturday 9/26/15, 10:00am-6:00pm
Taught at my home in Berwyn.  A dog lives here.

October, Sundays – 3 Week Intensive | register >
Sundays, 1:00-5:00pm, 10/11, 10/18 & 10/25
Taught at my home in Berwyn.  A dog lives here.

October, 1-Weekend Intensive | register >
Friday 10/9/15, 7:00-9:30pm, Saturday 10/10/15, 10:00am-6:00pm
Taught at my home in Berwyn.  A dog lives here.