Prepare for birth your way
Best known for teaching rhythmic breathing patterns, The Lamaze philosophy stipulates that "birth is normal, natural, and healthy" and that "women have a right to give birth free from routine medical interventions."
Learn simple coping strategies and different ways of comfort during childbirth.
Emphasizes that birth is a natural process, the Bradley method encourages mothers to trust their body and focus on diet and exercise throughout pregnancy.
This method teaches couples to manage labor through deep breathing and the support of a partner or labor coach.
Based on the concept that by removing fear and tension, mothers sever or significantly reduce pain from the labor experience, Hynobirthing teaches intense relaxation techniques that enhance natural birthing instincts to create a serene birth experience.
Emphasizing birth as a rite of passage rather than a medical event, Birthing From Within's curriculum is customized to the individual needs of the mother/parents.
This practice is naturally minded and focuses on a journey of "self-discovery" and can include journaling, artwork, and other creative outlets of expression as a part of the discovery process.
Alpha version: Serves Washington DC Metropolitan Area only
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