SURRENDER BIRTH CLASS
Understand How God Created the Birth Process
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What You Will Learn
Learn as a couple how to responsibly steward your decisions surrounding pregnancy and birth.
We explore the physiological, emotional, and spiritual aspects of childbearing through Biblical principles founded in God’s Word.
“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge; fools despise wisdom and instruction.”
CLASS ONE- May 1st
Birth Philosophy & Nutrition
God’s Word is the foundation for all aspects of life, including pregnancy and birth. We look at how birth philosophies are either shaped by this truth or by opposing worldviews and the impact that can have on your birth.
Next we dive into the foundations of preparing and nurturing our bodies for the marathon of pregnancy and birth.
CLASS TWO- May 15th
The Placenta & The Postpartum Period
We learn about and examine the unique organ your body grows just for pregnancy!
We spend the second half of the class discussing the importance of planning ahead for the days and weeks following your birth.
CLASS THREE- May 29th
This class examines the physiological process God designed for birth as we discuss the hormonal, physical, and emotional changes that happen during labor and delivery.
CLASS FOUR- June 12th
Care During Labor
We discuss the best ways to comfort and support a woman during the birth process and brainstorm what things might help the process and what may hinder it.
What other people are saying
I feel like my birth was the way it was largely in part due to this class. I felt so informed and empowered to do what was best for my birth and it turned out amazing! Praise the Lord. I now am able to have 2 very different stories of how birth can go. My plan especially after this class, now that I’ve been able to have a successful natural birth at a birth center, is to have home births from this point on (Lord willing)
I really loved the class. It made me trust the Lord and what my body is naturally supposed to do. Definitely hoping to come back to the class my next pregnancy.
The mental shift away from “this is happening to me/my wife” and away from a “treatment mentality” helped empower me mentally. Not being helpless in the process was a big boost to do what needed to be done.
Birth class helped me to focus on what my body was doing so I could put a reason to the sensations rather than just feeling pain I knew why it was happening and that helped to cope with the pain.
I was unsure of my decision to have a natural birth until I took this class. After taking this class I was fully confident and excited about having a natural birth. I learned the beautiful way that God designed a woman’s body and how unnecessary medical intervention can interfere with God’s design for childbirth. I learned how to best care for my body during pregnancy, tools for having a natural labor and birth, and guidance on how to best care for my newborn baby and my healing body.
What others are asking
Each class will be around 2 hours long, depending on the Q&A portion. There will be 4 total classes for a total of 8 hours of learning. Specific dates and times will be announced when registration opens but it will be on a weeknight.
Currently this class is held in a home setting in Mesa, AZ. The crossroads are Alma School and 202. The address will be shared upon registration.
The in person classes cost $100 for all 4 classes. There will not be make-up classes if you can’t come to a class and the classes will not be recorded so be sure to add the dates to the calendar so you don’t miss any.
Yes! Husbands are not only able but HIGHLY ENCOURAGED to take this class with you. We understand when circumstances prevent this from being possible but our goal at Surrender Birth is to equip couples and we think it is very helpful to have husbands as involved as possible in the learning and decision making process.
Unfortunately due to space restrictions and the amount of content we are covering we ask that you find other arrangements for your other children.
Yes! We cover basics and dive deeper into these different topics. Many first time couples feel prepared and equipped after taking this class. Our aim is to equip couples from a variety of different birth histories to steward the responsibility well that God has given with each new pregnancy.
Yes. Although we don’t cover all the possible things you may face with a hospital birth, we do teach the importance of learning what is happening in your body during pregnancy and labor in order to understand how to best evaluate additional interventions that may be needed and the different models of care.
Yes. It is best to be prepared with knowledge and ways of coping with labor. The best tool we have for birth is to be as knowledgeable as possible about what’s happening in our bodies and why. God designed this process and it helps to understand what that process is, even if you are planning to have pain relief at some point in your labor. It is usually advised to wait until active labor to get pain relief and so it is helpful to know ways to cope with labor until that point.
You are most definitely welcome to take this class if you are not a Christian. However, we are unapologetically teaching from a Reformed Christian Worldview, and believe God’s Word is the standard from which we gain knowledge and understanding.