Kind Birth Education


Classes are held at the Eastside Birth Center www.eastsidebirthcenter.com .
This curriculum has been built on the foundation of 18 years of experience both teaching childbirth education and attending births as a labor doula.
This is a comprehensive course covering everything you need to have an informed birth with minimal intervention.  It will prepare you to ask thoughtful and important questions, make wise choices leading up to your birth, setting yourself up to give your body and your baby the safest, most loving and welcoming birth experience possible.
The class:
  • Discusses in detail the entire birth process (divided into stages) to eliminate fear and empower you to work with your body.
  • Incorporates activities and skills practice that will enhance your understanding of the labor process and help you to better manage contractions and environment.  
  • Strongly emphasizes and encourages balanced nutrition (with adequate protein intake) and exercise to minimize the risk factors that are within our control.  
  • Offers a variety of tools and techniques for managing pain without using chemical cocktails, giving you the opportunity to see and feel what your body is capable of.
  • Prepares birth partners to understand the stages of labor, to be able to identify the phases within  those stages and to understand what a laboring woman needs are within the changing phases and stages of labor. Your partner will learn tried and true support techniques that address all potential areas of comforting you may need, sensual, emotional, mental, and even spiritual. 
  • Offers you detailed information about common variations in childbirth; we discuss what interventions may be offered/suggested/pushed and what options are available to you in the event that you are required you to make decisions for the health and well being of you and/or your baby.
  • Covers post-partum care for the whole family, breastfeeding, normal newborn care and early parenting support.
You can reach me (Kristin) via:
e-mail: kindbirth@comcast.net
Phone: 206.356.8409 (call/text)


2017 Schedule

If you are in need of childbirth education prior to January, please contact me, I can create a course if there is sufficient interest, or I can offer private sessions.

Private Classes are available. The standard private series is comprised of 3, 2-3 hour meetings that are held either at your home or at the Eastside Birth Center and can be tailored to your individuals needs and interests. This series works well for families whose schedule doesn't work well for a weekly class as well as families in need of a refresher course for 2nd, 3rd, 4th babies.  It can also be a compliment to any other skills based classes you may be interested in taking.


Jan.  9-Feb. 27
Registration is Closed 
Meets weekly on Monday evenings, beginning at 6:30 and ending at 8:30
For my 7 week Childbirth Education series:
Maximum enrollment is 8 couples.  Classes exceeding max. may be divided into two groups.
Minimum enrollment is 3 couples.  Classes that don't meet minimum will be either delayed or condensed into an individualized private session.
The cost for the class is $300.00.  A $100.00 deposit is due upon registration and the remainder is due at the first class unless other arrangements have been made with me.


March 20-May1
Registration CLOSED
Meets weekly on Monday evenings, beginning at 6:30 and ending at 8:30
For my 7 week Childbirth Education series:
Maximum enrollment is 8 couples.  Classes exceeding max. may be divided into two groups.
Minimum enrollment is 3 couples.  Classes that don't meet minimum will be either delayed or condensed into an individualized private session.
The cost for the class is $300.00.  A $100.00 deposit is due upon registration and the remainder is due at the first class unless other arrangements have been made with me.
Your curriculum may be purchased here: Expecting Kindness on Amazon.com 
There is also assigned reading from the following books that may be found at the library, local bookstores, or amazon.com: 
Natural Childbirth the Bradley Way by Susan McCutcheon
Ina May's Guide to Childbirth by Ina May Gaskin 
The Baby Book by Dr. William Sears and Martha Sears RN


June 19-July 31
Registration will open in May
Meets weekly on Monday evenings, beginning at 6:30 and ending at 8:30
For my 7 week Childbirth Education series:
Maximum enrollment is 8 couples.  Classes exceeding max. may be divided into two groups.
Minimum enrollment is 3 couples.  Classes that don't meet minimum will be either delayed or condensed into an individualized private session.
The cost for the class is $300.00.  A $100.00 deposit is due upon registration and the remainder is due at the first class unless other arrangements have been made with me.
Your curriculum may be purchased here: Expecting Kindness on Amazon.com 
There is also assigned reading from the following books that may be found at the library, local bookstores, or amazon.com: 
Natural Childbirth the Bradley Way by Susan McCutcheon
Ina May's Guide to Childbirth by Ina May Gaskin 
The Baby Book by Dr. William Sears and Martha Sears RN
Fall Classes will be posted by MidSummer.







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