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Tools for Home & Birth Center Birth - 1 day childbirth education intensive

If you are planning to give birth at home or in a birth center outside of a hospital, this course is designed specifically for you! Come meet others who are doing the same, and learn how you can birth your baby with confidence and peace. This course is aimed to give you a variety of tools you and your partner can use to stay calm, relaxed and focused on your journey to becoming a parent!

How can I best work with my midwife and other care providers?
How will I know when I’m in labor? 
What do I actually do in labor?! 
What will giving birth be like?
How will I cope with pain? 
What can I do to best support my partner in labor? 
What will happen after the birth? 
What if myself or the baby has to go to the hospital?

A combination of instruction, videos, self-reflection, relaxation, breathing and partner exercises will answer these questions and help you become more comfortable with birth. Partners will learn specific techniques to confidently support the birthing parent through the process. A one-day 7 hour session, this course is perfect for busy parents who can’t or don’t want to take a series.

Current Class Schedule

Sunday, April 9, 2017 from 10am-5pm
At Yogalayam, 1717 Alcatraz Ave, Berkeley, CA 94703

Sunday, June 11, 2017 from 10am-5pm
At Yogalayam, 1717 Alcatraz Ave, Berkeley, CA 94703


The best time to take this course is in your third trimester. Exact location varies and can range from a classroom at a natural birthing or community facility to a private home. A comfortable, private environment with ample space to move and practice techniques is guaranteed. Classes generally range from 1-8 couples. Class is 6.25 hours of instruction and activities, with a 45-minute break for lunch. Snacks, water and tea are provided; bring your own lunch or eat at a local restaurant. 

Instructor: Firen Jones, Licensed Midwife; Read her bio.

Cost: $200 per couple