Birthing from Within classes. Now in St Augustine!
Choose from one of two formats for your childbirth class series:
NEW! Live and in-person four-hour sessions on 3 consecutive Saturdays in St Augustine Birth Collective space in St Augustine, FL.
Take a Virtual Class with 4 biweekly three-hour childbirth class series via Zoom on Monday and Thursday nights.
COST: $325. The birthing parent may include one support person/partner at no additional charge.
All information about the classes is provided upon class registration.
Meet Pam Roe. Certified Birthing From Within Mentor and Doula, Advanced Birth Story Listener, Trained and Experienced Birth Art Mentor, Lactation Educator and Counselor, PSI (Postpartum Support International) Trained Professional
Why take a childbirth class?
Childbirth preparation is also parent preparation. Birthers were once surrounded by experienced elders as they birthed. Today most of us have never witnessed an actual birth aside from questionable netflix portrayals. In our culture birth is so often treated as a medical event or something that needs to be managed.
Our classes offer a foundation of confidence and preparedness in many formats to meet your unique needs.
We offer virtual classes on weekends or weeknights. We also offer a one day in-person class. Our private childbirth class can be customized to meet your specific needs.
Having another baby? Explore our Birthing Again workshop!
Birth is a normal part of life rather than something to be feared.
Parents in our culture are expected to have a working knowledge of the medical labyrinth of birth, whether that birth takes place in a hospital, a birth center, or at home. The basics, like the physiology of birth and common medical practices, are an integral part of our Birthing From Within classes.
Equally important however, you’ll learn how to cope with the changing emotions that accompany this life altering experience. You’ll have the opportunity to experience a personal shift preparing you to walk into the unknown while staying connected to your inner resources and resilience. You’ll learn to keep going even when you aren’t sure what to do. You will cross the threshold into parenthood feeling more connected to your baby and your birth experience. If a partner is a part of your birth, they too will feel more prepared and connected.
Now serving Florida families!
Originally from Atlanta, Pam now is based in Saint Augustine, Florida and serves the surrounding Jacksonville region Greater Jacksonville area, including Palm Valley, Palm Coast, Palatka, Orange Park, Atlantic Beach, Lakeside, Ormond Beach, Holly Hill, Daytona Beach, Fernandina Beach, Port Orange, DeLand, Beverly Beach, Switzerland, Fruit Cove, San Mateo, Ponte Vedra Beach, Ponte Vedra, Saint Johns, Palm Valley, Bon Terra, Bayard, Bass Haven, San Buenaventura, Marineland, Flagler Beach, Moultrie, Bunnell, and Starke, She meets with client families virtually throughout Florida as well as throughout the USA & Canada.
We are delighted to be working in partnership with Tiffany Martin and St Augustine Birth Collective.
Breastfeeding - I hear you! In-Person Lactation Support
Join St Augustine Birth Collective and Pam Roe on the second and fourth Thursday of each month from 10:00 to 11:30 for mother-to-mother support of your unique breastfeeding relationship. Pam’s 30+ years of working with nursing families make her well-suited to answer your toughest breastfeeding questions and even the basic concerns.
This will be a time for just breastfeeding parents and their nursing little ones to leave the rest of their busy lives behind for 90 minutes to focus just on your needs as a breastfeeding family.
Online Grandparenting Classes
What would you like to know as you cross the threshold into grandparenting? How do you see your role in the changing family dynamics?
Online and Private Breastfeeding Prep Classes
Taking a non-judgmental approach to the sometimes complex breastfeeding relationship, this class covers the whys and hows of breastfeeding. We also explore available options as your unique breastfeeding journey evolves.
Birthing Again Workshop
This 7-hour, two-session series is for parents who have taken any type of childbirth preparation with a previous birth.
Birth Art Sessions
Making birth art can sometimes bring up feelings of anxiety or doubt. It has a lot to teach us about birth. During your 90 minute session your mentor will listen to what is on your heart as you prepare for birth or heal from a previous birth.
Birth Story Healing Sessions
Now that the birth is behind you, is it really?
What thoughts and feelings show up for you? Fear...Doubt...Shame? Self doubt or anger? Any of these may arise after giving birth and can resurface again and again, or pushed down leaving a parent with a sense of loneliness or deep sadness.
"I found Pam as a birth story listener when I was pregnant with my third child and feeling overwhelmed by past birth trauma. The work we did together lifted a heaviness from my life, and through it I realized how birth trauma had impacted my view of myself as a woman and as a mother.
I was able to move forward with more peace and confidence about my upcoming birth and it turned out to be wonderful. I didn't realize how that would also set me up for a much better post partum experience. I highly recommend birth story listening to anyone who will listen to me 🙂 Pam has a gift of insight, and she created a gentle and caring experience for me."