What do YOU need to know to give birth? There are three kinds of knowing to birth from within. The first and most basic is the intuitive knowing in your bones or innate maternal instinct. The second kind of knowing is modern knowing—being savvy about birth culture and the wide range of birth choices that exist today. The third kind of knowing is knowing yourself. Birthing From Within® Childbirth Preparation classes offers you a soulful and holistic approach to birth preparation that integrates all three kinds of knowing. Childbirth is a profound rite of passage, and we believe the essence of childbirth preparation is self-discovery and parent preparation, not assimilating obstetric information. Our classes prepare you to birth-in-awareness for whatever kind of birth you are planning for. The dynamic course content is tailored to meet the specific and individual needs of parents and includes practical information about labor and birth, pain-coping practices, birth art, music, storytelling, and celebration.
The class is taught in a 12-hour weekend intensive over three days. We recommend you take this class between 24-36 weeks of pregnancy. Birthing From Within classes are offered in a small group setting, with a maximum of 8 couples per course. Please wear comfortable clothes in which you can move. For more information on this class click here.
Instructor: Cortney Seltman
Registration: The Midwife Center, Front Office 412.321.6880
Cortney Seltman is a mother, a BIRTHING FROM WITHIN® Mentor, a Birth Arts trained doula, and Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT-200). She completed her 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training with Lisa Clark of EmbodiYoga. In 2011, she co-founded the first Yoga in Action group in Pittsburgh with Off the Mat, Into the World®. She is currently working to complete a Masters Degree in Counseling, focusing on health and wellness during the perinatal period.