Congratulations on your pregnancy!
I'm so excited for you and your family! I've been in your shoes 3 times. I know exactly how pregnancy can be a whirlwind! There is so much excitement and planning to be done, so many decisions to be made.
Now that your baby is making it's way earthside, it's time to consider how he/she will journey into your arms.
Both laboring parent AND baby deserve a
positive childbirth experience!
You only get to birth your baby once. How would you like the experience to be?
I strongly believe that a healthy baby at the end isn't good enough. Parents and baby deserve a positive and gentle birthing experience. The whole family should have a gentle and smooth transition into a new life together.
And only the parents can define what a positive birth would be for them. Epidurals, cesareans, unmedicated- they can all be positive experiences with the right preparation.
achieving Positive childbirths is what makes GentleBirth Different
To ultimately have a positive experience, preparation is key.
GengleBirth offers an evidence-based workshop that offers:
Students are transformed with evidence-based KNOWLEDGE of all birth choices and best practices.
Students are PREPARED during the prenatal period with daily short training sessions to continue training and maintain a positive mindset.
Students receive SUPPORT throughout the complete perinatal period, from pregnancy to postpartum, through local private and national GentleBirth Groups, which are all focused on positive births.
To achieve a positive birth defined by you,
all GentleBirth Workshops focus on three core areas of
Brain Science + Birth Science + Technology
• Understanding pain perception
•Biology of fear
•CBT - Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
•Physiology Of birth hormones
•Building a labor toolkit
•Advanced comfort measures
•Active labor movement
•Signs of labor
•Navigating birth options
•Routine care vs. Best Practices
GentleBirth HypnoBirthing App
Short daily training with the award-winning
GentleBirth Hypnobirthing App:
•Curated playlists for sleep, anxiety, confident pregnancy, positive birth and
the 4th trimester
•Access to the GentleBirth Book and Workshop Companion Workbook
Running is natural, yet athletes prepare and train.
Childbirth is natural too, but to stack the odds that you will be successful in reaching your goal line, you should prepare and train.
What are the benefits of childbirth ed?
Build confidence in your body's ability to give birth
bond with your partner
build confidence in yourself
build partner's confidence to be able to help you during labor
learn what questions to ask
learn comfort techniques
learn pain relief options
learn safe and healthy birth practices
Gentlebirth workshop Schedule
Part 1: Class meets (in-person or virtual) for a set number of days for live instruction. Your workshop companion workbook is accessible via the GentleBirth Hypnobirthing App.
Part 2: Learning continues after completion of the live workshop with the online portion. The online GentleBirth Institute is a self-paced additional training with unlimited access.
Students will learn advanced comfort measures and have a full toolkit of strategies to use as needed. Some of the tools taught are: hacking your own hormones, movement, counter pressure and acupressure, TENS, Peanut Ball, Yoga Ball, Massage, Breathing and more!
All attendees will receive:
•an invitation to the online portion after completion of Part I of the workshop
•an invitation to download a 30-day access to the GentleBirth Hypnobirthing App.
•an invitation to join SC Positive Birth Group (hosted by SC Birth) and the GentleBirth Positive Childbirth Group. These offer post-workshop continuing education, chances to have questions answered, sharing birth experiences and connect with other families.
BONUS: Natural Breastfeeding ONline Course
All attendees to GentleBirth Workshops also receive unlimited access to the Nancy Mohrbacher's Natural Breastfeeding Online Course ($97 value). This home study course is broken down into six modules of innovative insights, practical advice, and more than 60 short comprehensive videos showing actual mothers breastfeeding in real life situations! .
Frequently Asked Questions
how much do the gentlebirth workshops cost?
GentleBirth workshops require an investment of $275.00 due at registration. Payment arrangements can be made if agreed to in advance.
Where are the in-person workshops held?
At the moment, all in-person workshops are held at the Labors of Love Birth Center in Spartanburg, SC.
Do i need any supplies during the workshop?
Each student should have a pillow and a mat/blanket to lay on the floor for the hypnosis session. Additionally, each student should have a notebook and pen for note-taking. The workshop companion workbook is accessible via the GentleBirth Hypnobirthing App.
What type of clothes should i wear for the workshop?
I recommend comfortable clothes and removable shoes with socks. In-person workshop students will leave shoes at the door and come into the learning space with socks.
how many couples attend in-person workshops at a time?
Due to COVID-19 concerns, all in-person workshop is limited to 3 couples in order to support social distancing recommendations.
How many weeks does the GentleBirth workshops last?
I change up the amount of weeks to cater to different needs and families. The workshop is 9-10 hours long. Some workshops are one full day, other's are broken down into two half-days, and others are spread out into 4-5 weeks with a few hours of class each week.
Please refer to the calendar of events page to view the upcoming workshops and reserve a seat.