Birthing Stone offers a variety of classes for expecting parents in Beaverton, Hillsboro, Portland and surrounding areas. Whether your are searching for a childbirth classes, more information on breastfeeding/chestfeeding, or specialized classes for VBAC births, we have a class for you. We are proud to offer classes to prepare you for whatever your birthing plan may be or where you are birthing. Our classes are balanced with information and preparation to help you trust the birth process and parenting and prepare for possible twists and turns.
Learn how to work with your body and mind to have the most grounding and empowering birth experience possible! The Yoga Way to Birth is a unique childbirth preparation curriculum based on principles of yoga, mindfulness, and self-inquiry. Over the past 10 years it has successfully prepared hundreds of couples for childbirth and parenthood. Learn more here!
You and your partner will learn:
- about birth as a multidimensional process
- facts and facets of the birth process
- movements and positions for a comfortable and efficient labor
- the nuts and bolts of mindful labor support
- how to utilize breath and sound
- how to support the birthing mother physically and emotionally
- how to recognize and work with fear in labor
- how the mind works, and how to work with the mind
- how to work wisely with your body
- how perception and cultural conditioning shape your birth experience
- about your personal resources and core needs in birth
- what to do when labor doesn’t go the way you want
- relaxation practices for pregnancy and postpartum
- how your baby experiences and participates in labor
- how to steer clear of assumptions
- …and more!
Weekend Intensive $190/couple 10% discount for BSD Clients with Code
- October 12-Nov 9th (and Nov 12th) 6 Week Series
COMFORT IN LABOR
You and your partner want the confidence and skills to stay relaxed and calm during your labor- this class is for you. Wondering how to use birthing balls? Or which are the best birthing positions? In this class you’ll discover your personal coping style and how to enhance it during labor. Build confidence in creating an environment without stress, practice positions that naturally feel good in labor, practice is with a partner so he or she walks into labor already knowing how best to support you.
$45/ Free for Birthing Stone Clients Price includes partners
2nd Monday of the month 7:00pm-9:00pm
VBAC PREPARATION CLASS
Are you planning to labor or give birth vaginally after a previous cesarean? (* Labor After Cesarean, Vaginal Birth After Cesarean) Primed Birth Prep is in your corner!
This unique birth class has been thoughtfully designed to address the special considerations you are facing within a community of other VBAC families. In addition to covering all of basics of a “first time” birth prep class, we will cover VBAC safety statistics, strategies for sibling prep, processing your previous birth experience & addressing your concerns, and plenty of hands-on tools you will use to optimize your experience this time around. Be informed, prepared and set in motion with this Saturday morning workshop, thoughtfully scheduled with busy parents in mind!
This Class Will Cover:
Physiology: What is happening in each stage of labor and how to work with your body to optimize each stage, including strategies from The Tummy Team for positioning, pushing and resilience before and after birth.
Your Birthing Options: Be informed for decision making in the moment.
Support: Tools for comfort (including, but not limited to, pain medications), positions for labor and birth, the crucial role of partners and other support people.
Personalized Birth Plans: We will address variations of labor & unexpected outcomes.
Empowerment: Discuss current statistics and the safety of VBAC. Identify, process and learn tools to realistically address your fears and concerns.
Moving Forward: Physical recovery, balancing baby-care & self-care, tips for children at birth & sibling transition.
Community: Local resources for your entire childbearing year.
Registration for this class will close 11/1 at 10 a.m.
About the Instructor:
Karli created Primed Birth Prep out of a passion for supporting women to proactively embrace their experience in pregnancy, childbirth and mothering.
Karli’s years of professional and personal birth experience began with attending births as a doula at the age of 16 before attending Birthingway College of Midwifery in Portland. After several years as a midwifery apprentice, the birth of her first daughter was an ‘everything that could happen- happened!’ kind of birth; intensifying her devotion to assisting women in having empowered birth experiences. She currently teaches Primed Birth Prep classes in Oregon & Washington, as well as offering online video classes through The Tummy Team for first, subsequent and VBAC births. She is honored to facilitate parents as they shape the way that their pregnancy, birth and “after” unfold.
$90/ BSD clients $80
Nov 4th 10-2pm
Birth Partner 101
Are you supporting someone during labor? This class is designed with the primary birth support person in mind- You’ll leave with a better understanding of the birth process and how your role affects and benefits the birthing person. You’ll leave with “expert” tips and tricks to support someone through labor.
In this class you will learn techniques to:
Emotionally support the birthing person
Care for yourself
Communicate with providers
Define your role in the birth room
Offer nonjudgemental support to the birthing person
10am – 1 pm $55/ BSD Clients $45
Check out our Parenting Classes:
Preparing for Breastfeeding
Infant Sign Language
and more. . .
Our Studio is located at 12400 SW 1st St | Beaverton Or