Facts & Questions

Birth Languages is a fresh approach to childbirth education. This is not a one-size-fits all method. We believe that women instinctively know how to cope with labor and that childbirth education should help women build upon and refine their natural coping mechanisms. We have identified four Languages of Birth: Movement, Touch, Intuition, and Vocalization. As you progress through the class, you will have the opportunity to explore your Birth Language and how it can help you have a satisfying birth experience.
In our experiences supporting births and providing childbirth education, we have discovered that women cope with labor in a number of ways. These coping techniques generally fit under the four Birth Languages we have identified: Movement, Touch, Intuition, and Vocalization.
Each week, you will explore coping mechanisms designed to appeal to all four Birth Languages. This is intentional. Even though women have a primary Birth Language, techniques from any language may help you during labor. Learning about a range of coping mechanisms will help you have a complete and awesome toolkit for labor.
We wholeheartedly agree! Birth is definitely a natural process and should be allowed to proceed as such. However, every birth, like every woman, is unique. During labor, you will experience emotions, sensations, and discomfort that you have never experienced before. Knowing the signs of each stage of labor, various coping techniques that complement your Birth Language, and how your partner can best offer support will help you work together to birth confidently.
Birth Languages is not a one-size-fits-all childbirth education model. Regardless of birth location, it is extremely important for couples to know the stages of labor progression, how to offer support, coping techniques, and the medical options available should they become necessary. Learning your Birth Language can help you to have the birth experience you desire, whether in a hospital, birth center, or your home.
Our comprehensive curriculum includes 12 hours of instruction, with the option to add content on postpartum wellness and newborn care. Hospital childbirth courses have their benefits, but because of time constrictions, there are only so many scenarios and options they can discuss. Birth Languages fills in the cracks of those courses, and goes even further, to arm you with the knowledge you need to have a healthy pregnancy and satisfying birth experience.
All three founders are trained labor doulas and have witnessed a wide variety of birth situations. They are also trained childbirth educators. Holly and Mandolin each have backgrounds in education at the secondary and post-secondary levels and are familiar with writing curricula.
The fee for the four week curriculum is $275. This includes 12 hours of classroom instruction as well as access to the online student portal for six months from the date of the first class.