At emerge… we believe that the work of pregnancy, childbirth and parenthood is to embrace being open. Our classes guide parents as they begin to explore their transition through each of these life events. We are thrilled to offer these empowering classes. To register for a class, please click on the name of the class to be taken to the registration page.
This is a comprehensive approach that prepares a mother and her partner to birth in strength and awareness, whatever path the birth takes. Some of what couples will learn includes:
- More than 40 skills to cope with the intensity of labor and childbirth
- The stages of labor, including the holistic stages of labor
- How to tame or eliminate possible fears of labor and birth
- The importance of labor support
- Movement and positioning during pregnancy and labor
- Medical interventions – when? why? why not?
- Effective communication with your healthcare provider
- Breastfeeding basics and newborn care
- Practical and intimate ways for partners to support laboring mothers and how to process the journey for themselves
Couples will leave the classes with new confidence and a deeper connection to one other, their baby, and their birth. Class size is limited for optimal learning. We offer the Birthing From Within Series in a few different formats:
We offer two levels of Birthing from Within, the Basic 12 hour series and the Comprehensive 16 hour series. As a company, we encourage expectant couples to take our comprehensive series which includes two longer more intense pain coping practices and two more modules for birth preparation covered in the extra 4 hours of class time. However, we understand that many couples cannot take classes on the weekend and we hope to serve couples who also need a smaller time and financial commitment with our Basic 12-hour series.
Classes are taught in two formats: A four-week series that meets on Sundays from 4-8 pm or an immersion with the same four classes meeting over two consecutive weekends. Each series includes 16 hours of instruction and interaction and meets at the emerge… nest, 1 Baltimore Place NW, Suite 140, Atlanta, Ga, 30308, adjacent to the Atlanta Birth Center. Your investment for this series is $335.
Our Basic 12-hour series is for couples who cannot take weekend classes or have limited time. It covers the same fundamentals as the Comprehensive series but does not explore some of the deeper coping modules. This class meets 6:30-9:30 pm over four days spanning a two-week or four-week period at the emerge… nest,1 Baltimore Place NW, Suite 140, Atlanta, Ga, 30308. Your investment for this series is $275 and your Birthing From Within mentors are Colleen Goidel CD(DONA), CPD(CAPPA) and Megan Brown.
This 7-hour/two-session series, taught by Pam and Guina, is for parents who have taken any type of childbirth preparation with a previous birth. It includes a Friday evening for the pregnant mamas only—THE RED TENT, followed on a subsequent day by a couples’ class. During the Red Tent evening, mothers will gently unwind their previous birth stories and prepare for a new birth. In the couples’ class, mothers and partners will dust off pain-coping skills and create time to focus on THIS birth and THIS baby, while learning ways to integrate the new baby into the older sibling’s life. Birthing Again is held at the emerge… nest, 1 Baltimore Place NW, Suite 140, Atlanta, Ga, 30308, adjacent to the Atlanta Birth Center. Your investment for this series is $130. We offer this class privately for $180.
Although we believe that group interaction helps solidify the information and makes classes more fun, all our Birthing From Within mentors offer private classes at our Midtown location. Private classes include up to four modules of 3 hours each and can be scheduled and tailored to your specific needs. We encourage first-time parents to take all four modules, but we can be flexible as needed. Your investment per module is $110; the set of four modules is $440. Go here to register for private classes.
Optimal fetal positioning techniques can help prevent back labor, allow mothers to sleep better during the final months of growing a baby, and help her baby find an easy path for birth. This 2.5-hour class is taught by Guina Bixler and is held at the emerge… nest, 1 Baltimore Place NW, Suite 140, Atlanta, Ga, 30308, adjacent to the Atlanta Birth Center. Your investment is $65/couple and includes a birth ball.
Our Parenting From Within series, facilitated by Pam Snow Roe and Colleen Goidel, prepares each family to create a heathy lifetime parent/child relationship. Parents will leave with skills to engage cooperation, and create autonomy in the child and harmony within the family. Your investment for this five-class series is $250.Currently, we do not have a Parenting class on our schedule. If you are interested in this class, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our Grandparenting From Within class explores the ever-changing world of birth and newborn care, with the goal of helping grandparents-to-be better understand the decisions their children may be making. Pam Snow Roe will lead you through discussions and offer details on what’s new in birth and babies. She will help you define your new role as a grandparent, learn how to best support the new parents and their baby and, most importantly, forge a lifelong bond without overstepping your boundaries. This 2.5-hour class is taught by Guina Bixler and is held at the emerge… nest, 1 Baltimore Place NW, Suite 140, Atlanta, Ga, 30308, adjacent to the Atlanta Birth Center. Your investment for this class is $50.
Parents will use pastels, clay or water color to touch deeper as they get to “play” and explore. The “image” is not shared nor commented upon. The PROCESS of creating the image is journaled or, if participants choose, shared aloud. Guina or Pam will facilitate this 2 hour class. Your investment is $5
A practical, hands-on class for expectant couples covering the hows and whys of breastfeeding, presented by Colleen Goidel, CD(DONA), CPD(CAPPA), and/or Advanced Birthing From Within Mentor Pam Roe, CLD (CAPPA). Class is held at the emerge… nest,1 Baltimore Place NW, Suite 140, Atlanta, Ga, 30308, adjacent to the Atlanta Birth Center. Your investment for this class is $70 per couple.
Boot Camp for New Dads is a unique father-to-father, community-based workshop that inspires and equips men* of all ages, cultures and economic levels to become confidently engaged with their infants, support their mates and personally navigate their transformation into dads. The concept is simple: Dads-to-be learn the ropes from men who have successfully made the transition to fatherhood, who also bring their babies to make the experience hands-on and real. Boot Camp workshops begin with a discussion centered on topics such as Becoming a Dad, Forming a New Family and Caring for the New Mom. Following the discussion is a hands-on opportunity for expectant dads to become comfortable caring for babies under the guidance of veteran dads who demonstrate burping, changing, swaddling, the “troubleshooter’s guide” to crying babies, and more.The final hour is an interactive session featuring best advice on issues including bonding, work hours, safety, dealing with relatives, and other pertinent topics.
*emerge… supports partners of any gender who are interested in learning how to navigate the role of the new parent. While Boot Camp For New Dads is marketed to, and has a curriculum geared for, new fathers, emerge… welcomes anyone invested in the life of a child. Class is held at the emerge… nest,1 Baltimore Place NW, Suite 140, Atlanta, Ga, 30308, adjacent to the Atlanta Birth Center. Your investment for this class is $50.
This class for expectant mamas provides hands-on training, insight and resources on infant care and self care through the first few months of motherhood. The class will feature a mother and her infant, offering real-world discussion and hands-on experience. Led by Patricia Schultz and Colleen Goidel, both CAPPA-certified postpartum doulas, this class meets Saturdays from 1-5:30 p.m.Your investment is $60.