Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Workshop – Earthy Birth Childbirth Classes

As many of you know, we have a workshop space on our 2nd floor.  Starting soon, Rhonda Anderson, a local Doula, will be conducting classes in that space. 

Here is the outline for those classes, and how to get more information about the classes and Rhonda’s services. 

"These classes are focused on the natural aspect of childbirth, trusting our bodies to work the way nature intended. We delve into the myths surrounding childbirth and how it affects the way we birth our own children, and how that affects how we parent. We work on facing and overcoming fears, anxieties, and do some “Myth-Busting” so we do not have to carry that baggage into our birthing room. We do this through “birth art”, journaling, and discussion, as well as through text and video of peaceful, organic birth. These classes are open to all veteran and first time moms-to-be, regardless of your belief system surrounding birth. They are intended to be used as another means of education, and in no way will you be judged for your beliefs, or the way you have previously birthed your children, or intend to birth your child.

Classes will also cover the following topics:

The physiology of birth: What is happening to my body??

The “stages” of labor

Laboring techniques and relaxation skills



Difficult topics such as:


* Grief

* Depression

Classes are taught by Rhonda Anderson, a local doula and childbirth educator. Rhonda received her Doula training through Doulas of North America and her Childbirth Education through CBI. She has been a practicing doula for seven years. Please visit her website: www.shasthidoula.com or call: 931.561.6373

Classes are $80.00 for a four week session* and are held on Tuesdays, from 6-8p.m. payable directly to Rhonda.

*Rhonda’s Doula clients get the classes at a significant discount.


  1. this sounds like a great class!! what's a doula?

  2. A birth doula is a trained labor coach who assists you during labor and delivery. She provides you with continuous emotional support, as well as assistance with other non-medical aspects of your care.

    A doula helps you before labor and delivery by answering your questions about what to expect, easing your fears, helping you develop a birth plan, and generally getting you ready for the arrival of your baby.

    The part that I think is the most amazing about doula's - especially Rhonda - is just being present, she is a calming and confident person that helps you stick to your birth plan while still being able to shift gears calmly and gently when the situation presents itself.