What is Mindful Birthing?
Mindful Birthing Class Reunion
Mindful Birthing is a holistic childbirth education course, integrating mental, physical, and emotional preparation for labor and birth, newborn care, and postpartum adjustment.
Classes are designed to provide space for participants to explore their own goals, priorities, and styles for birthing, based on the belief that there is no one right way to give birth. Classes emphasize body-mind integration and dynamic, hands-on learning. In addition to instruction and discussion regarding each week's topic, participants learn multiple techniques to strengthen the mind-body connection, including yoga and movement, mindfulness meditation, relaxation techniques, and birth art. Up-to-date, inspiring birth videos are featured in each class, and class participants have the opportunity to meet past Mindful Birthing students and their children in our final class potluck.
Classes seek to build community relationships, providing expectant parents an opportunity to learn, share, and meet with others in a supportive and positive environment that is respectful and inclusive. Mindful Birthing meets the needs of new and experienced parents with any birthing history or family structure, planning birth in any setting.
The instructor is Monica Basile, PhD, Certified Professional Midwife, Certified Childbirth Educator, Certified Doula, Licensed Massage Therapist, and Certified Prenatal Yoga Teacher.
2016 Class Schedule
Summer 2016 Intensive
Sundays, July 31 & August 7
Classes meet at Heartland Yoga
221 E. College St. Iowa City IA