What: Birthing from Within: Radical, Compassionate Childbirth Preparation
When: Saturday, April 21st and May 5th, 12-5pm
Where: Renkon Yoga Studio
Includes: Birthing From Within instruction, course materials and three prenatal yoga class credits
Your two weekend childbirth preparation series provides practical information and experiential learning to empower you for your birth journey. When we say radical, we mean this isn't a lecture-style learning environment focusing on a specific birth methodology. Birthing from Within embraces the mystery inherent to each birth story, honoring that all births are natural births whether unmedicated, medicated, cesarean, surrogate, or otherwise.
Our BFW mentor Devon of Maiden, Mother, Crone facilitates a nurturing space to explore the physiology of birth as well the practical, evidence-based information to navigate anything you encounter on your birth journey regardless of birth place or medical situation.
Through experiential learning and facilitated group discussions, Devon ensures every birthing person and their support team has all the facts to make empowered decisions leading up to, during and following their birth while honoring that each pregnant person has within them the innate wisdom to birth. Birthing From Within guides you to connect with your inner birth warrior, allowing you to stay grounded, guided and at the center of your experience, in all the grit and glory that comes in the birth journey.
We will spend hands-on learning time in each class focusing on comfort measures and techniques your birth partner can use to both alleviate discomfort and support the progress of your labor. While learning how to ask questions and advocate for yourself in birth, you will also be guided through exercises to enhance effective communication between you and your birth partner. Each class will be packed with evidence-based research on a variety of topics from pre-natal nutrition and health to preparing for the postpartum season (something that often takes us by surprise!), while also cultivating a connection with your baby, and other families on a similar journey in unique ways through creative expression, introspection and sharing. This class will also help expecting families tap into the wide breadth of pregnancy, birth, and postpartum support that the Bloomington/Normal area has to offer!
Classes will be held over the course of two Saturday afternoons, an eight week series condensed into two days for your scheduling ease. Your BFW series will take place from noon to 5 pm on both April 21 and May 5 (skipping the Saturday in between). We invite you to bring anyone who will be supporting you during your birth to our classes, whether that's a birth partner, a doula, a mother-in-law or anyone in between.
We're offering this course for one time only at $100 to test this scheduling format - the price includes all course materials and three free prenatal yoga classes at Renkon Yoga Studio. Class is limited to 6 enrollments (includes the birthing person and their support person).
Whether this is your first birth our your fifth, join us for this empowering exploration that leaves you feeling prepared, deeply supported, and at the center of your birth journey from start to finish.
You can sign up today on our Renkon Yoga Studio app under the events tab, at our website www.RenkonStudio.com. Questions? E-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org