Below is a list of approved healthcare providers in the area of Education in the greater Phoenix, AZ. If you would like to be added to this list, please send us an email through our contact page.
Krystle Porter, Birthing from Within
Krystle Porter is an educator in the method of Birthing from Within. Birthing From Within offers a modern interpretation of childbirth education and support, one that guides parents to tap into their ancient inner knowing in conjunction with exploring evidence-based modern knowing. This preparation may take place in a group-class format, one-on-one mentoring, or in the doula-client relationship. In all contexts, parents can expect meaningful guidance, compassionate education, and inclusive, open-minded support.
Krystle also offers birth art, pregnancy nutirition, pain coping techniques, labor positions, and more. You can also hire her as a doula for your birth experience. Learn more at her website.
Francis Landreth, The Bradley Method
The Bradley Method® is a 12-week childbirth education class that focuses on preparing you for a natural, unmedicated birth, and on teaching your partner to be your trained labor coach. Each class has a specific topic, but throughout the series we discuss relaxation techniques to help reduce pain during labor, nutrition, exercise, and how your body works (and how to work with your body) during pregnancy and each stage of labor. We also discuss breastfeeding and the postpartum period.
Classes include hands-on practice and labor rehearsals in addition to instruction and video supplementation. These classes aim to give you the confidence and knowledge to trust your body and your baby to help you birth without medications or interventions.
Classes are held usually Thursday evenings at 6:30pm for about 2 – 2.5 hours per class. They are limited to 8 couples. They meet in the Wellness Building at Blossom Birth Center. The cost is $350 per couple, with a $50 deposit when you register to hold your spot, with the remaining balance due in the first class. We do not want cost to stand in the way of anyone taking the class, so we are more than happy to work out a payment plan with you if necessary.
Leah Shipps, Spinning Babies & Babywearing
Leah Shipps offers classes in Spinning Babies and Babywearing.
Spinning Babies® is a Parent Class taught by a Spinning Babies® Certified Parent Educator. Spinning Babies® offers ideas and techniques to promote comfort in pregnancy and ease in birth.
The class highlights your baby’s active role in birth by asking “where is baby?” During labor your baby navigates through the three levels of the pelvis. The ligaments and muscles in the bony pelvis may restrict your pelvic levels by being too tight or too loose. Techniques learned will support a balanced pelvis and provide more room for baby to their job, which is to rotate!
Together, you and your birth partner can use these techniques before and during labor to promote a smooth process. Spinning Babies® reveals how your baby can find optimal positions for labor, making birth less painful, and even enjoyable!
For more information contact Leah through her website.