Our San Antonio birthing classes help parents prepare for birth with information on stages of labor, nutrition, hands-on support, hormones, pushing, coping with medical technology, and much more. This comprehensive childbirth class balances practical information with self-awareness and compassion.
In Birthing from Within classes Nikki encourages parents to stay present, working with what lies at their feet in any given moment, moving through one contraction at a time, and being flexible enough to navigate any terrain. Rather than bringing assumptions or judgments about the kind of birth parents should have, Nikki aims to bring mindfulness and love – for one’s partner and one’s self – to whatever twists and turns the birth brings their way.
In our birthing classes, parents spend time building connection and resilience to weather the birth and postpartum period together. It is ideal for pregnant parents to come to class with a co-parent, family member, friend, doula, or other support person.
Given the fact that there is no one-size-fits-all way to birth a baby, hands-on, experiential learning is a powerful tool for parents to explore what their unique needs are for the birth.
Working through pain coping practices together helps pregnant parents find what fits for their individual preferences and helps partners gain confidence in their ability to support their loved one through the labor. Role plays allow partners a safe environment to experience what comes with the many hats they have to wear during the birth – from providing physical support to protecting the ecology of the labor environment to having important conversations with the staff while their partner is in the throes of Labor Land. Birth art creates an opportunity for most parents to step out of their comfort zone and access the creative, intuitive part of their brain – the same part one drops into during labor.
By expanding the realm of possibilities for getting through labor, many doors open up to parents, allowing them to be whoever they need to be to support themselves and each other through this rite of passage, armed with skills and new awareness.
*If you have already given birth, you will receive an optional complimentary Birth Story Healing session with your registration for a Birthing from Within series. Contact Nikki for details.*