Preparing for your

birth journey.

Embodied Birthing: Childbirth Education Series

Not your average childbirth prep class!

In this class you and your partner will gain a deeper understanding of your body and birth physiology, create awareness of your nervous system, understand consent’s relationship to the nervous system, know how to navigate medical choices/what options are available, empower yourself to trust what is right for you/your body/your baby, and learn ways to cope with labor via understanding what helps your own nervous system feel safe. Partners will have opportunities to explore their own relationship to the birth process/becoming a parent, as well as learn skills to support their birthing partner in navigating labor in all of these aspects. You will learn how to utilize your intimate connection with your partner to experience a more joyful, informed, embodied birth.

The embodied approach to preparing for birth also has a strong emphasis on the inner journey, the psychospiritual, identity-based transformation that both the birthing mother and the partner experience as you walk through the threshold of birth. We explore cultural and generational narratives around birth and how they influence our own sense of ability/safety/fear. We create metaphors for birth to offer an anchor point for labor. Together, we create a space to prepare our minds, bodies, and souls for the transformative process of becoming a family.

We want you to come away from the series feeling confident and prepared to bring your baby into the world in whatever way feels most authentic to you. The class is perfect for folks planning hospital births, planning unmedicated births, planning to get an epidural, planning to birth at home or birth center, and so on! It truly has something for everyone. The series includes a comprehensive guidebook full of information, exercises, resources, and citations.

Is this class for me?

If you’re weighing whether independent, embodied childbirth education is for you, please consider the following:

Do you want to have a sovereign birth experience?

Do you understand that even though some medical providers are nice people, that they aren’t always the right fit for sovereign, patient-centered, autonomous birth?

Are you ready to transform (body, mind, psyche/spirit) through and from your birth experience and traverse it with reverence and respect for the process?

Do you want the tools and information needed to positively navigate birthing inside of a system that often disregards the sovereignty and rights of birthing families?

If you answer YES to at least one of these questions, then this class if for you!

$350 (group rate)
$500 (private rate)


At this time, I am only offering childbirth classes as private sessions. They are available as 2 (4 hour sessions), 4 (2.5 hour sessions) and are only available on M, T, Th, or F, depending on current schedule, between 9am-3pm.

Group classes may be scheduled in 2023, check back for dates.

Please email at zoe.etkin@gmail.com to inquire about private classes.