About Lindsey’s Childbirth Classes
Lindsey’s childbirth classes go beyond what typical childbirth classes offer. In addition to learning practical information, you will deepen your intuitive knowing through thought-provoking dialogues, interesting birth videos, and memorable hands-on exercises.
Also, Lindsey spends considerable time teaching pain coping practices that are helpful for any type of birth, but especially for those planning an unmedicated childbirth.
This class will prepare you to give birth whether you are planning on birthing at home, in a birth center, tipi, taxi, or hospital!
$215 6 Week (12 hours)
$215 2 Day Weekend Intensive (10 hours)
$150 4 Week Birthin’ Again (8 hours)
$300 Private (8 hours)
Includes: All class materials for you and your partner and a copy of a book of Lindsey’s choosing (it’s usually Birthing From Within).
Click here for the: Class Schedule
*periodically I offer weekend intensive childbirth classes in other cities like Gainesville, FL
WHAT: Tallahassee Childbirth Classes
WHERE: The Birth Cottage, 260 East Sixth Avenue, Tallahassee, FL
WHEN: Class Schedule
As Mentor I will not lecture, fill your head with facts and figures, and teach you how to breathe. My role is to guide gently into an understanding of your own expectations, assumptions, strengths and bring you to the point of being ready to birth in awareness.
Your Tallahassee Childbirth Classes will be:
*a balance of practical, useful information and creative, experiential exercises.
*personalized to your needs and interests.
*not narrowly focused on a particular type of birth
*stimulating, lively discussions and interesting exercises
*learning, not just about birth, but also about yourselves!
In your childbirth class, you will learn how to:
* Experience birth as a rite of passage
* Open your body-mind before and during labor with self-hypnosis and visualizations
* Build confidence in yourself and your partner
* Ask questions and make decisions in labor
* Protect your birth space
* Tame your “Birth Tigers”
* Push your baby out
* Welcome your baby
* Recover and plan postpartum
* Care for your newborn
* Give birth from within during a Cesarean, while using pain medication, or with medical support.
What Others Are Saying
I am so happy to have participated in Lindsey’s Tallahassee Birthing from Within classes while pregnant with my daughter. Lindsey is a great facilitator of discussion and activities, and at the end of the classes I felt not only prepared to go through the birthing experience (and, it turns out I was ) but also welcomed into a community of mothering.
“Lindsey’s Tallahassee Birthing From Within childbirth classes was an excellent balance of the technical knowledge my husband (and first time dad) required and the holistic experience I was seeking to prepare for my first hospital birth (following a homebirth twelve years ago). She did a stellar job of teaching pain management skills, labor support techniques, and helping us navigate the challenges of birth together. When we were faced with an unexpected induction decision, my husband and I used the tools we learned in Lindsey’s class to make the right choice for our family. I highly recommend her class to all expectant parents, both new and experienced!”
“I am really grateful to Lindsey for sharing her knowledge with my husband and I. I delivered by C-section with my first child and wanted to try VBAC with my second. Lindsey supported our decision which gave us confidence to ask the right questions of the doctors and nurses at the hospital. Thanks so much Lindsey for all you…your birthing class was so helpful to us.”
It’s hard to put into words how thankful I am to God for leading me to Lindsey and mother rising. One of my friends from my breastfeeding group had used her classes and highly recommend them because the pain coping she learned from her she actually remembered and used! My husband and I loved the laid back and sometimes unconventional way learning the art of birth…well distraction from birth. I can honestly say I used every pain coping skill taught. I am so grateful for how the classes taught my husband how to read my cues! I know he was more prepared because of what we learned and he was such an amazing help to me. I did not end up with the birth I had dreamed of. My water broke on a Saturday night and my sweet Zoe Abigail Esther was brought into this world via emergency c-section on a Monday night. I tried my very best to have a natural birth and stay home for as long as was safe but by Monday we new she just wasn’t coming without help. So we went to the hospital and got on pitocin which lasted about 5 minutes before my little princess’ heart decided that she was having none of it. I still had an overwhelming peace that I know only comes from God and what He had already prepared me for. I am so thankful that even though my classes were focused on natural birth that Lindsey took time out to show us how to use non focused awareness to cope with a c-section delivery. Man did I need it and it helped me greatly during and after with my rough recovery. My awesome doula was able to convince my surgeon to deliver the placenta at the same time as my sweet angel to allow for her to receive all the cord blood before it was cut. They even let my husband cut the cord which was the first in the history of the hospital for the father to cut the cord at a cesarean birth. Also, because of Lindsey’s guidance I made a very specific birth plan section in case of a cesarean and they followed it to a tee! They brought my baby too me in the recovery room instead of me having to wait hours! I feel so blessed to have learned all that I did and I know that I owe a lot of how well it went to these classes! I highly recommend them and they are worth every penny! Thank you Lindsey!
“Lindsey’s Tallahassee childbirth classes helped me so much to prepare for our baby girl’s birth! She helped by answering so many unknowns and by helping me to paint a picture of how I hoped the birth would go…I was connected to Todd and present. I felt prepared to feel the pain and breathe through it. I had an awesome birth experience and thank Lindsey for assisting in that!”
“I really enjoyed Lindsey’s course – so much, that I took it twice: once alone and once with my husband. The dynamics of the course changed to suit the group and it was an intimate and engaging experience. When taking the course alone, I still felt fully included in each activity. When I took the course with my husband, I felt that it helped us build the sort of trust and bonding necessary for a well-supported childbirth. I ultimately did not have the birth experience I longed for and had prepared for due to health complications. Nevertheless, the skills I learned in Lindsey’s class and the information she shared helped me cope tremendously well. As a result, I was well prepared for the surprise ending to my pregnancy and was still able to have a positive birth experience.”
“I took Lindsey’s childbirth class, used her for my doula, and had her encapsulate my placenta. Her class was very helpful and fun! She’s so laid back and funny and my husband actually enjoyed the class too 😁 You learn not only about the birth process and coping mechanisms, but also about how you can handle different situations that you may encounter during the whole process, things I may have otherwise not even thought about.
As a doula, she was wonderful! She was there for both me and my husband, suggesting different things I should try and communicating with the nurses for me. She made us feel more comfortable about everything that was happening. She was there for us when we needed her to be but also let us be. I don’t know if I would have made it through natural unmedicated labor without her!”
“I found Lindsey’s childbirth class to be immensely helpful in preparation for my home birth. We also hired her to encapsulate my placenta and she did a great (and swift!) job. I highly recommend working with her!”
“We took Lindsey’s natural labor childbirth class and learned so much!! Highly recommend being prepared if your hope is to have a natural birth:)”
“Lindsey has such a wonderful, calm energy about her. She was just what I needed in the frenzy of contractions. I had her as my doula for both of my births in Florida, and, sadly, had to go without her for my last one in California. Having Lindsay as my Doula is one of the main reasons that I was able to have the unmedicated birth I had hoped for. She gave
me right words of encouragement at the right time.
She did placenta encapsulation for my second birth and I wish that I had done it for both. Childbirth is her passion and she will be a wonderful advocate for your wellness (and that of the baby) in the process.”
“Lindsey was a great instructor for the birth class we took prior to baby #1. Time well spent- gained take aways that have stuck with me. Great info on her blog too.”
“I took Lindsey’s birth course and I cannot say enough good things! Me and my husband both left the class feeling well informed and most importantly, ready to face the challenges and uncertainties of the birth process. I really wanted a natural birth and with the help of many of the calming techniques Lindsey taught in her class, I was able to achieve the birth experience I hoped for. If you are thinking of taking her course, do not hesitate!”
“I truly believe this 6 week course is what set my family up for such an amazing birth and postpartum story. Even though many things my husband and I wanted didn’t go as planned, we were as prepared as we possibly could be thanks to Mother Rising. Lindsey covered a wide array of topics, each helpful and applicable in its own way. I can’t imagine our birth story and postpartum experience without Mother Rising, and I wouldn’t want to. I highly recommend this course!”
“My husband and I took a weekend birthing class with Lindsey when we were expecting our first child…we loved her class! For me, it was more about learning how to create the birth experience I wanted while rolling with the punches. For my husband, he learned so much about childbirth and how to be the support that I needed, and I believe this is a major reason why he was so helpful during labor. We lived in another town a few hours away from Lindsey, and I remember feeling sad that I couldn’t hire her as my doula – I would have loved having her at the birth. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her services!”