“My husband and I felt more connected after each class. That was more than I could ask for in a birthing class. I feel like I learned a lot to cope with the pain and I am more confident in my husband’s ability to help me through this process. I loved our instructor! I felt she was so approachable and she answered my questions clearly.” —J.H.
“I chose Birthing from Within because it seemed a more holistic approach to birth preparation than some of the other courses I read about, and I was very happy with it. I had the opportunity to think about birth in ways that I wouldn't have if I hadn't attended and feel more confident that I can birth naturally.” —M
"My husband and I chose to attend Jennifer Whitaker's "Birthing From Within" course. To our delight, she was very knowledgeable as well as entertaining. . .Every session was carefully planned out for us with the right atmosphere, along with comfortable padded floor seating arrangements. Each interactive class left us with greater understanding and confidence in what we were going to experience in the upcoming birth of our first child. Breathing techniques, pain coping mechanisms, identifying the progression of birthing stages as well as chalk art round out her course to be exceptional. We definitely recommend Jennifer to our friends and family and those we meet at our birth center".
~Marlyn & Karl
When Jennifer was unavailable to take clients for doula work due to her new baby she offered private Birthing From Within sessions to my husband and I to help prepare us for the birth of our second child. Birthing From Within was the birth preparation course we took with our first and therefore private sessions were appealing in lieu of Jennifer acting as our doula. We could not have received better information, encouragement and empowerment than we did with Jennifer. Jennifer is a leader in the birth community and is so knowledgeable and experienced. She reminded us of the stages of labor and possible laboring positions which we used. Jennifer guided us through valuable art meditations which hung in our bedroom until the birth of our daughter, reminding us of what was possible. The image remains clear in my mind today as it was a metaphor for what actually occurred. Jennifer made suggestions for comforts that might be nice while laboring at the hospital, all of which made the setting perfect. Jennifer gave me small gifts which became tokens of support in which I turned to numerous times while laboring and giving birth. I highly recommend her for Birthing From Within classes and if you are lucky enough secure her as your doula!
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