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Birthing From Within Classes Portland

Classes are led by Certified Childbirth Educator¬†Christine D’Esposito, who has served birthing families as a Birth and Postpartum Doula and Birthing from Within Childbirth Mentor for more than a decade and touched the lives of hundreds of Portlanders.


Find a list of childbirth and postpartum resources compiled by Christine on our Resources page.

What People Are Saying

Since discovering that I was going to be a father, I had been concerned about my own ability to contribute. My wife had equipment and instincts that I did not, and I wasn’t sure that I was going to be able to identify and fulfill the role I needed to. Christine’s Birthing From Within class … Continue reading “Jeremy Norton”

Jeremy Norton

Because of Christine’s Birthing From Within class, my husband and I had all of the tools to make the birth of our first child an amazing experience! The classes were so small and intimate that we were able to get all of our questions answered, while at the same time getting to know other couples … Continue reading “Laura Drucks”

Laura Drucks

I loved BFW for its intimate and safe setting. It was a great place for [my husband] and I to share our thoughts, fears, and questions about childbirth. I loved the fact that it didn’t teach a particular method, but rather helped us to learn about our own coping skills, and learn how to tap … Continue reading “Leta Merell”

Leta Merell

We took the Birthing From Within class with Christine and we are so glad we did! Christine is warm, insightful, non-judgmental and an incredible resource for parents-to-be. Her class opened our minds and our hearts. I personally became more confident about what the future holds for me, my partner, my baby and our birth experience. … Continue reading “Sandy D.”

Sandy D.

We took the Birthing From Within weekend immersion class with Christine D’Esposito. It was amazing and got more than we anticipated out of the experience. Would recommend this to any new parents. Christine was professional, kind, warm, and extremely knowledgeable. Well worth the cost of the class!  

Cora L.

My husband and I are expecting our baby girl in May 2014 and took our birth prep course with Christine D’Esposito through Portland Doula love. We found Christine to be a really calming, soothing, and reassuring presence. She made the class feel very communal and comforting, while also packing in a lot of great information. … Continue reading “Sarah M.”

Sarah M.

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