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Seeking Specific Suggestions for classes/instructors

We previously discussed pros and cons on alternative methods childbirth preparation classes, like hypnobirthing and Birthing From Within.  Seeking specific recommendations, Debbie emails:

I am looking for specific recommendations for Childbirth classes/instructors - Bradley and Natural Child birth preferred.

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Susan Moray is a wonderful teacher. She teaches Birthing from Within classes out of her home in Ladds Addition. She and her partner are amazing midwives as well. We loved them.
http://www.nwmidwives.com/birthclasses.html

Carol Gray teaches Birthing From Within and is really great. We took her class at OHSU, but she also teaches private classes in her home.
http://www.cstdoula.com/carolgray/Childbirth%20Preparation%20Classes.html

Hi Plain Jane,
I'm currently a client there (due in November), and would love to hear more about your birthing experience.
--Karli

My favorite teacher was Ina May Gaskin.... although I never met her personally. Her books, "Ina Mays' Guide to Childbirth" and "Spiritual Midwifery", were full of wonderful information.

PS Shana teaches a great birthing class at YogaShala (the southeast location). She also teaches prenatal yoga, which I found really helpful during pregnancy and labor.


My favorite prenatal yoga instructor, Nicole Sanson-Frey also teaches birthing from within and birthing again and is a doula.
Her yoga classes are the best because she is a mom and is ready to share tips and tricks to make pregancy and labor delivery shat you want it to be
http://movingthrough.com/
this site lists all her classes

I just finished a Hypnobabies class with Carol Rivers. It was great! I highly recommend Carol...she's a wonderful teacher.
http://www.riverhealing.com/hypnobabies.html

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