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Birthing Classes – San Antonio

Bringing Parents Together

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.

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Birthing Classes

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. Both mom and her partner should come to every class. If mom’s partner must miss any classes, it’s a good idea to have a family member, friend, or doula stand in as a 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 moms find what fits for their individual preferences and helps dads/partners gain confidence in their ability to support mom 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 mom 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 moms drop 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.*

Topics Covered In Birthing Classes

– Fueling your body in early labor for the journey ahead

– Building a pain coping mindset, including breathing practices, visualization, and vocalization

– The range of emotions in labor from excitement to “get me out of here!”

– Hormones and brain waves in labor and how they help mom through the process

– Medical support: what it looks like, how to know when it’s the wise and compassionate choice, and how to cope with unexpected events

– Massage and support techniques for partners

– Helping baby into an optimal position for birth

– Fostering feelings of strength and grounding during pushing

– Acknowledging fears and working through them

– Exploring ideas about birth and postpartum through birth art

– Breastfeeding and baby care

– Setting realistic expectations for parenting, and more!

Upcoming Class Schedule

Birthing from Within Series

Tuesdays and Thursdays, August 8th – August 24th

7:30-9:30 pm only 2 spaces left

Early Bird registration ends on 7/25

Birthing from Within Series

Tuesdays and Thursdays, September 5th – September 21st

7:30-9:30 pm

Early Bird registration ends on 8/22

Birthing from Within Series

Tuesdays and Thursdays, October 3rd – October 19th

7:30-9:30 pm

Early Bird registration ends on 9/19

Birthing from Within Series

Tuesdays and Thursdays, October 31st – November 16th

7:30-9:30 pm

Early Bird registration ends on 10/16

Birthing from Within Series

Tuesdays and Thursdays, November 28th – December 14th

7:30-9:30 pm

Early Bird registration ends on 11/14

Birthing from Within Series

Tuesdays and Thursdays, January 2nd – January 18th

7:30-9:30 pm

Early Bird registration ends on 12/19

Registration

To reserve your space in an upcoming Birthing from Within group class in San Antonio, please select your preferred class series and click “buy now.” Classes are held near 281/Bitters.

Birthing from Within classes are $265/couple. Early Bird pricing is $250/couple if you register more than two weeks in advance. 

A non-refundable down payment of $50 will secure your space in a Birthing from Within class series. The remaining balance can be paid by cash, check, or through this page any time on or before the first night of class. You may also pay the full fee all at once if you prefer.

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