GraceFull – Classes – Creating Your Powerful Birth Team

Creating Your Powerful Birth Team

GraceFull Classes

It is said that birth is 85% emotional/mental. Since we started teaching this exclusive GraceFull class we have reduced our transport rate and noticed that the families that do transport do so for clear physical reasons and they find a place of empowerment and strength in the choice to transport even with the sadness of their "plan" being changed.

Elizabeth will discuss the keys to an efficient birth. Even if you are wanting "just the two of you" at the birth, there are lots of other people who come in and out of the room. We want you to know how those people might effect your birth. We want you to be clear about what IS the role of the mother and her partner. Elizabeth will teach you a simple skill in how to handle a mother-in-law who wants to be at the birth but you don't want her there. We will explore how interruptions effect your birth. The intention of this class is for you to become more fully present at the birth at the birth of your child.

This class is for anyone in our community, no matter where you are birthing, because a GraceFull birth can happen anywhere - home, birthing center or hospital. This class has been created from years of experience and extensive pre- and perinatal psychology trainings with Ray Castellino. This class is not considered a Childbirth Ed Class, but is an excellent addition to any class you take as this information will not be found taught by anyone else as it comes from Elizabeth's personal and professional experience. 

Elizabeth will be going over:

  • •  The Hormones of Childbirth: how the body knows exactly what to do
  • •  What is the "role" of the birthing mother and how everyone else in the birth room is there to support her
  • •  How "Trust" creates oxytocin and why you need oxytocin when you give birth
  • •  Differentiation, the single most important tool in your birthing & parenting tool box
  • •  How to become present and powerful for laboring and birthing
  • •  How to navigate fears so "what you resists does not persist"
  • •  Understanding "surrender" as "strength"
  • •  How to have a Grace-Filled birth anywhere - home, a birthing center or hospital
  • •  What to expect if you transport from an out of hospital setting to an in hospital setting
  • •  Respecting birth as both a sacred event and medical event

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the size of the space, we are unable to accept walk-ins for this class. If you are unable to register here, please call the center at 323.486.7134 to see if there is space. If you are not a GraceFull client all classes must be paid for before you can attend. Thank you. 


Upcoming Classes:

DATE:  Tuesday, August 1st, 2017
TIME: 6:30p-8p
COST: Free for GF Families, $25/person non-GF Families

DATE:  Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017
TIME: 6:30p-8p
COST: Free for GF Families, $25/person non-GF Families

DATE:  Tuesday, December 5th, 2017
TIME: 6:30p-8p
COST: Free for GF Families, $25/person non-GF Families


To sign up - click the link below, go to "Special Series" and scroll down to find your class.