If you've ever been pregnant and had a baby, you know how much preparation it takes to change a life...Yours.
"I had read all "the books". Listened to the chime of advice from well-meaning women. Why didn't I feel "ready"? I realized after taking Katherine's class that I had been neglecting the spiritual side of the birth experience. Katherine provided the space to approach this major life change with the tender care and spiritual sensitivity it deserves. Her advice to give birth from my heart--rather than my head--re-framed my expectations of what a birth could look like. I left my time with Katherine feeling more connected to my partner, confident in my ability, and comforted to know I could love my birth."
What Makes This Childbirth Education Class Special?
"In an environment that is uplifted, relaxed, and intimate, Katherine guided us through an exploration of the birthing process.
"When my husband and I discovered we were pregnant we were full of the usual emotions: elated, excited, nervous…We read a lot, talked with friends, and tried to form our own vision of what a perfect birth might look like for us. I began to feel prepared. But when I discovered Katherine’s childbirth ed class, it filled the gap in my preparations I hadn’t even realized existed. Her class is the perfect compliment to midwife/hospital appointments, readings, and honest discussions.
Entering Katherine’s home was a like walking into a safe haven. Her warmth permeated the space and created a loving den for my husband and I and the other couples to express our vulnerabilities and examine our expectations. You won’t get the obvious in Katherine’s class, she doesn’t waste time on the things you can read in books. Instead, our time together helped forge a more solid bond between my husband and I – we became a better team under Katherine’s guidance. And perhaps more importantly, I more clearly understood the active role my baby would play in the birth process. I began to see the true team the three of us would be in the birthing room: myself, my husband, and our baby. And most importantly, we came away from the day understanding that no matter what happened in the birth process, it would be ok. That even if nothing went as planned, we would be ok. I let go of the anxiety around what might happen and just enjoyed the rest of my pregnancy. Katherine's class made all the difference. "
"As a confident third time mama, I was very excited (and nervous!) to have my third baby at home since my other two were delivered in a birthing center. For this baby however, I was 13 years older and with first time father. I wanted to be sure that this baby's father had a clear understanding of what birth looks like, feels like and sounds like so he could be as confident as I was. Katherine created a wonderfully heartfelt and safe learning environment so the information was easily delivered and received. My husband left the training with a much fuller understanding of what to expect and I had a greater confidence that he was going to be a fantastic birthing partner. For me, it was a wonderful reminder of the physical process and brilliant gateway into the home birth experience. "
Anne-Marie Keppel, 38 (mother of three)