It is easy to recognize that on a whole birth in America and many other countries is something that happens to women, something external outside of themselves. Despite being a women’s health professional, after the birth of my first child I deeply recognized that his birth happen to me, and I wanted to experience it differently the next time, from a place within myself. When I became pregnant with my second child I was looking for a way to connect to my inner wisdom and process my first birth experience to get to a deep source of birthing. I found Birthing From Within, I bought the book started to read it and it felt right. I then felt so blessed that Giedre leads Birthing From Within classes within my same town. The best feeling when I was taking the classes with her leading, was knowing that she wasn’t making it about her or her birth experiences or forcing ideas or mindsets on us, she was truly doing it because she cares deeply about women and couples having a birth experience that they can be at peace with and feel complete about. My husband and I live very busy full lives and taking the class together allowed us a few hours every time to connect, laugh and get to know each other on a deeper level it felt really nice and I feel now very supported as he and I embark on this next phase of our lives together. I would highly recommend Giedre’s Birthing From Within Classes if you are looking for a way to birth like birth was always meant to be. Heather Strauch, MS, PT of http://www.adahw.com
You do amazing and very important work.
Diana Lawrence Mashia, Norwalk, CT
Without you I wouldn’t be where I am now.
In the class what you teach us, it was unbelievable. The information that I didn’t know even though this was my third child.
You were always there for me!!!
I think all the blessed mothers should go and learn in this class and the world would be different.
There are no words how I can Thank You!!! God Bless You!!!
Ildi, Westchester County
…There is just a soundness that I carry with me after a gathering, a feeling of being solid and stable to take on the world, knowing I have my sisters walking with me. I felt so included in the meeting the first time I went that I decided to come to the next one without any hesitation at all. It was also motivating for me to bring my friend whom I had been trying to counsel a bit in her marriage. I felt her coming with me was very special for the both of us simply because we could connect to our inner wisdom as women in a unique and personal way. Being at the meeting together with my friend allowed me to humble myself enough to see that it wasn’t just about trying to make her see something specific within herself; that rather it was a gathering where we could just be ourselves and love ourselves and each other for it. I really loved the element of the story-telling the last time as well. It was filled with symbolism and each person could connect to it in their own way. I feel that yes, the Red Tent events are a safe space for all of the women gathered to share. I felt our gatherings were lacking in the way of elderly women however, grandmothers essentially and the wisdom they share, but overall I felt we had a decent representation from most age groups. Mika Deshotel