Kind Birth Education

About the Course:

My classes have been built on the foundation of 20 years of experience both teaching childbirth education and attending hundreds of births as a Professional Labor Doula. You can read more about my curriculums content and my philosophy at and please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have. This is a comprehensive course covering everything you need to have an informed birth, with  intervention limited to necessity.  It will prepare you to understand the whole labor process, identify the stages of labor so you can use appropriate tools, techniques, and activities throughout the process. Additionally you will learn self advocacy, to identify and ask thoughtful and important questions. Making thoughtful choices leading up to your birth will provide your body and your baby every possible advantage in bringing about the safest, most loving, and welcoming birth experience possible. For more information, or to just browse my posts, you can also visit my blog at

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 throughout the process. 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:
Phone: 206.356.8409 (call/text)

To Register:

Send me an email message withe the following details:

  • Mom's name
  • Partners Name
  • Phone number
  • Estimated Due Date
  • Planned Birth Location
  • Desired course, see options below

Once you have received a response that there is space in the class you are interested in and that registration for that course is open, you may submit your deposit by clicking the "pay online tab" -->
The deposit is $100, and the remainder, $200, will be due the first day of class, either online or payable by check/cash after class. Please use the tab on the right to "Purchase Curriculum". The book is available for $15 (new) on  You can also purchase it at The Eastside Birth Center in Bellevue, Sprout Natural Medicine and Birth Center in Mountlake Terrace, Northshore Midwives in Bothell, Soulfood Books in Redmond, and at the Comprehensive Medical Center in Kirkland (Juanita).

Upcoming Group Classes:

Workshop for Winter Dates (2 Saturday Afternoons)
December 30th and January 13th 12-5PM
Kind Birth Education, Workshop Series at the Eastside Birth Center in Bellevue, Wa

REGISTRATION CLOSED Kind Birth Education, 6 Week Series (Early Spring Due Dates)
Dates: January 29, Feb 7, 14, 21, 28, March 7.
(If Valentines Day is sacred for you, let me know...we can move the last class to the 21st)
Classes held at Sprout Natural Medicine and Birth Center in Mountlake Terrace, Wa

Kind Birth Education, 6 Week Series (Spring Due Dates)
Dates: February 5, 12, 26, March 5, 12, 19
Classes held at The Eastside Birth Center in Bellevue, Wa

Kind Birth Education, 6 Week Series (Spring/Early Summer Due Dates)
Dates will be in March 26, April 2. 9. 16, 23, 30
Classes held at The Eastside Birth Center

Kind Birth Education, 6 Week Series (Spring/Early Summer Due Dates)
Dates will be in April/May TBD
Classes held at Sprout Natural Medicine and Birth Center in Mountlake Terrace, Wa

Private Classes
The standard private series is comprised of 3, 2-3 hour appointments that are held either at your home  and is 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.

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