GentleBirth Workshops are a unique, effective, and engaging way to prepare for the birth of your baby. While many childbirth education programs simply offer information about the process of childbirth, GentleBirth combines both birth science, brain science, and technology to provide parents with both helpful information AND evidence-based preparation for the marathon of labor.

GentleBirth Workshops include:

  • 30-day Subscription to the GentleBirth App

  • Mindfulness and Focus Training

  • Sports Psychology

  • Brain training for a positive mindset

  • Hypnosis

  • Hormones and Physiology of Birth

  • Comfort and Relaxation Techniques

  • Evidence-Based Care

  • Informed Decision Making

  • Skills for the Birth Partner

  • and more

Three class options to accommodate your schedule and preference!

Fee covers registration for two: pregnant parent and partner (or support person)

$290: Group Class, 1-Day Blended Learning Format — This class blends both in-person and online learning. Participants will enjoy one 9 hour day of in-person learning, followed by access to online video content and resources in the online GentleBirth Institute. This option is excellent for motivated individuals who enjoy self-paced and flexible learning. 

$350: Group Class, 2-day Live Format — This class takes place over two days, with the full GentleBirth curriculum presented in-person. Participants will enjoy two 6.5 hour days of interactive learning. This option is excellent for individuals who prefer in-person instruction.

$375-$450: Private GentleBirth Class, Either Format — Prepare for your birth on your own schedule! Depending on your preference, classes can be divided over several days, evenings, or weekends. Please inquire for availability and to schedule. 

Schedule for 2018-2019

Location: Unless otherwise specified, workshops are held at 1460 Lake Dr. SE Grand Rapids, MI 49506. Street parking available.

October 19 & 20: 2-Day Live Format

November 16: 1-Day Blended Learning Format

December 14 & 15: 2-Day Live Format

January 18: 1-Day Blended Learning Format

February 8 & 9: 2-Day Live Format

March 14: 1-Day Blended Learning Format

April 18 & 19: 2-Day Live Format

Interested but would like to learn more? I’d love to chat! Click on the button below to schedule a 15 minute GentleBirth phone consult. I’m looking forward to chatting!

My husband and I took the GentleBirth course with Brenda and were so impressed. She is an excellent instructor, filled with stories from her experience as a doula and has such an inspiring attitude — it’s contagious. [...] Despite going through birth once before, we learned so much from Brenda.
— Alicia
Brenda’s GentleBirth Workshop was amazing! The information was thoughtful, yet concise, and her personal stories, experience, and humor brought SO much more to the weekend! I loved everything about it.
— Teri