Finding a high-quality natural childbirth class that fits your birth philosophy, coping style, and schedule is hard enough. We created this list of the top 5 natural childbirth classes in Portland to help make your choice a little easier.
We’ve created a list of five natural childbirth classes that will help you prepare for a natural childbirth in the Portland, OR metropolitan area. These classes have all been recommended to be included on this list. Each class presents a different curriculum, and will offer varied approaches to childbirth. Do your homework to find the best fit for your birth philosophy and coping style.
Here’s our list of top natural childbirth classes in Portland:
Kopa Birth® offers local and online childbirth classes to prepare couples for natural birth. Practice deep relaxation, breathing techniques, labor positions, and much more. Kopa Birth® can help you prepare for an amazing natural birth!
Video-based, Online Childbirth Classes
• Cost: $195+
• 8 comprehensive video classes
• 12+ hours of instruction
• Natural hospital birth footage
• Mock labor experience
• Downloadable relaxation audio tracks and course manual
A Gentle Beginning
A Gentle Beginning offers a 9-week course that includes 5 couples classes and 4 women’s groups. In their course, they cover normal physiology, support, communication, deep relaxation, breathing techniques, postpartum topics and breastfeeding.
Baby Nest: Birth Services
Baby Nest offers two classes for natural birth: a 10-week series and a 5-week series. The classes are based on the Bradley Method. They also offer doula services.
Bradley affiliated instructors Renee and Bradley Hille teach a 12-week class that covers nutrition, labor prep, and newborn care.
Mothertree Childbirth offers a variety of different length classes. The classes all cover the stages of labor, pain coping techniques, relaxation and breathing techniques, expectations of labor and birth, the role of partner and birth companions, empowered decision making, building a birth plan, breastfeeding and bonding.
Portland Birth Classes
Certified Childbirth Educator Christine D’Esposito teaches a Birthing From Within series. It is a 5-week course that covers how labor works, what it looks and feels like, comfort measures, positions for labor and mindful practices to cope with the intensity of labor.
Do you have a recommendation of a natural childbirth class in Portland that should be included on this list? Please, tell us! Contact Kopa Birth® for possible inclusion on this list.