Childbirth Education

Transcendent Birth is an innovative childbirth education experience that combines the mind-body wisdom of yoga with evidence-based information on labor and birth.  Transcendent Birth does not endorse any particular method of birth – only that expectant parents make a conscious effort to understand themselves, the process of birth, the spectrum of available choices in birth and how those choices affect outcomes. Regardless of the method by which we ultimately deliver our babies, a Transcendent Birth is a birth that acknowledges that birth is a rite of passage for all involved and each woman knows how to birth her own child in her own way, trusting her inner wisdom to guide her.

The Transcendent Birth program utilizes the philosophies and practices of yoga to guide women and their partners through an appreciation of birth as a sacred and transformative event.  You will emerge from the class with an understanding of how birth works, how to work with birth, and how to trust your body, your heart, and your ability to make informed and empowered choices about your birth.  The class is a holistic experience, focused on preparing all aspects of a woman’s being for the difficult and exhilarating challenge that is childbirth.

Practice listening to the inner wisdom of your body as you learn positions, breath awareness, and movement strategies that facilitate effective labor and birth. Experience deep relaxation and learn a variety of labor comfort measures that help you give birth in an active, embodied way. Learn the difference between physiological labor and active management of labor and be prepared to make wise choices about which is right for you.

Examine how attitudes, beliefs, and expectations about childbirth influence decisions and outcomes. Understand the risks and benefits of common labor practices. Learn concentration and meditation techniques to awaken connection, courage, focus, trust and endurance.

Honor the spiritual and transformative nature of childbirth and explore birth as an opportunity for personal growth and healing. Understand the challenges of childbirth as an important rite of passage that awakens the mother/father within. Discover your inherent power to give birth with joy, strength, and love.