A Guide to Instinctive Childbirth Education


Prepare for your birth…

Homespun midwives Cassidy and Sarah are excited to offer a two session childbirth education class to our clients and other families in the community. We host these workshops to help families prepare for the momentous experience of bringing their baby into the world! We structure the class around the foundational belief that knowledge is powerful at averting fear, as well as the fact that giving birth is a natural physiological process. This class prepares birthing people and their supporters by empowering them to be educated and resilient on their birth journey.

Instinctive Childbirth provides a safe space to ask questions, express fears and anxieties, and gain a thorough understanding of the labor, birth and postpartum process. This class is available to all parents-to-be and is suited for people who are birthing at home, in a birth center, or in the hospital.

Things you will learn:

  • The physiologic and anatomical transformation for natural labor and birth to occur

  • What the potential sensations and experiences are to expect in labor, birth and postpartum

  • Methods to preserve energy for the marathon of labor

  • Labor coping strategies, including hands on skills and breathing techniques

  • Birth positions and how to prevent tearing

  • Concrete ways for support people to encourage the laboring person

  • Common interventions and their risks and benefits

  • What to expect if you need to have a cesarean section birth

  • Getting started with breastfeeding

  • Newborn care basics

  • Creating your postpartum support strategy

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The course includes access to handouts created by the instructors, utilization of visual aids (i.e. pictures and videos), hands-on practice (i.e. hip-squeezes, rebozo technique, etc.) and learning materials for participants to utilize at home (i.e. free-write prompts).

We remain available to our participating families to answer questions as they prepare for welcoming their baby and we delight in hearing your birth stories!


The details:

Our class is $300 and is scheduled to take place over two four-hour sessions. The cost of registration includes the birthing parent and one support person.

Some upcoming classes:

  • SUMMER BREAK: We are taking the summer off for group childbirth ed classes, please inquire about private classes.

  • SEPTEMBER: Sunday 9/8/19 & Sunday 9/15/19 from 9am-1pm

Please inquire about private classes and reach out if you have more questions!