1. having or showing a rational, modern, or well-informed outlook.
2. spiritually aware.
Enlightened Birth provides a container for expecting mothers and their partners to go deep together and commit to their birth process. I give mothers a simple, effective, and flexible template for coping with intense labor, and help partners to realize the true power and importance of their role. The goal is for both partners to feel relaxed & centered in their body, connected to each other & their baby, and well prepared for their birth.
right of passage
Birth, like most great rites of passage, comes down to a leap of faith.
Enlightened Birth provides you with the wisdom and faith that's needed to leap.
We explore the following Core Teachings and more through engaging lectures, demonstrations, discussions, and lots of practice:
⫸ Love Is Why
⫸ How to Support Births Natural Process
⫸ Unite With The Instinctual Animal Within
⫸ As A Ceremony
⫸ The Spirit Door
⫸ Sex & Birth
Power & Progress
⫸ Power: The Uterus
⫸ Progress: The Cervix
⫸ Stages of Labor
⫸ The Baby's Journey
The Art of Surrender
⫸ Birth In-to-me-see
⫸ Outlets for Energy:
⫸ WHEN Birth Is Longer or Harder Than Anticipated
⫸ WHAT Aspect Isn’t Working?
⫸ HOW to Make Choices in Childbirth
⫸ WHY It's So Enormous!
Heal All The Way
⫸ A Midwife’s Guide to Postpartum Healing
⫸ A Pelvic Floor Specialist's Guide to Healing After Birth
Enlightened Birth Online
⫸ Enlightened Birth Core Teachings broken down into digestible increments
⫸ Lovingly held learning container that encourages and communication and connection between participants
⫸ Guided visualizations to deepen your spirit connection to your baby and bring greater peace and presence to your pregnancy
⫸ Yoga for Birth to ease your aches, encourage optimal fetal positioning, and prepare your body for birth
Enlightened Birth In-Person Couples Retreat
In-person, day-long birth preparation retreat for couples planning or considering a natural birth. Held in Sonoma, CA. Class sizes are limited - please register early. Tea & a hearty snack included.
⫸ Sunday, September 17th from 12-5pm (FULL)
⫸ Sunday, October 8th from 12-5pm
⫸ Sunday, November 5th from 12-5pm (FULL)
⫸ Sunday, December 3rd from 12-5pm
Frequently Asked Questions
⫸ What makes Enlightened Birth different from other birth preparation classes?
The content of Enlightened Birth draws from my 20+ years of practical experience in the birth community: as a midwife, prenatal yoga instructor, massage therapist and prenatal massage instructor, doula trainer, and through my own birthing experience. Enlightened Birth extends far beyond the basics to offer you inspiring birth wisdom.
⫸ When should I take this course?
You can attend an Enlightened Birth retreat at any time during your pregnancy but most couples choose to attend during their mid-to-late 2nd trimester.
⫸ Should I attend a hospital birth class in addition to Enlightened Birth?
It depends. Many couples feel that this curriculum gives them more than enough preparation for their birth. Enlightened Birth also pairs beautifully with other birth classes because the content is guaranteed to be unique.
⫸ Am I guaranteed a natural birth experience?
Nothing in life or birth is guaranteed, but when the day(s) is done your birth is guaranteed to be an epic story that will leave you forever changed. Fortunately, after two decades in midwifery & women’s health, I am certain that the story can always be about empowerment, reclamation, and ecstatic love.
⫸ For the online course, how long will I have access to the course material?
Each Monday night class will be recorded and uploaded to our online classroom. You will have access to all the LIVE class recordings + bonus video & audio recordings for 90 days after your classes start date.
"Enlightened Birth was packed full of powerful knowledge, positive affirmations and tons of goodness for us to carry with us into our natural birth journey. Seth shared that he felt much more confident about being a part of the birth team and caring for me in labor. He noted that the tips and tricks Kate shared were simultaneously simple and easy to remember while also feeling like intimate and deep solutions. I would highly encourage any of my clients and friends to participate in this retreat, especially if natural childbirth is your goal. Kate turned a hum-drum experience into a truly peaceful and beautiful journey preparing for a spiritual and enlightened birth."