Thank you for visiting Iowa City Mindful Birthing!
If you are seeking a childbirth class that is hands-on, evidence-based, nonjudgemental, and inspiring, you are in the right place. Mindful Birthing classes have been serving the needs of expectant parents in eastern Iowa since 2007, and continue to be a beloved and well-respected resource in our community.
Mindful Birthing is holistic.
Mindful Birthing integrates mental, physical, and emotional preparation for labor, birth, and postpartum adjustment. Classes emphasize body-mind integration and dynamic, hands-on learning. In addition to instruction and discussion regarding each week's topics, you will learn multiple techniques for coping with the challenges of labor, including positioning, movement, touch, mindfulness, and relaxation techniques.
Mindful Birthing is inspiring.
Mindful Birthing is designed to empower you with knowledge about the physical, mental, and emotional elements of the birth process, and to increase your confidence in your body and your decision-making abilities. In contrast to the fear-based cultural messages about birth that surround us, Mindful Birthing will help you connect to your inner wisdom, accept the unknown in birth, and envision ways to create your best birth experience.
Mindful Birthing is inclusive.
Mindful birthing provides space for you to explore your own goals, priorities, and needs for your birth, based on the belief that there is not one "right" way to give birth. 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.
Mindful Birthing is based in professional expertise and experience.
Your instructor is Monica Basile, PhD, Certified Professional Midwife, Certified Childbirth Educator, Certified Doula, Licensed Massage Therapist, and Certified Prenatal Yoga Teacher. Monica has more than 20 years of experience teaching classes and attending births. She is a mother and an active, trusted leader in the birth community.
Sundays, February 10 & 17
$150, includes a partner
Classes meet at
221 E. College St.
Iowa City, IA