Childbirth Education &
Birth Techniques Series

4 sessions in San Francisco or Live On-line

Using hypnosis, relaxation, meditation, breathing, the power of your mind, and the connection with your baby to give birth the way that nature intended. In this series, I teach women and their birth partners who want a non/low intervention birth, everything I think they need to know and practice for labor, birth, and immediate postpartum in the hospital, home birth or birth center.

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Class Details

18 hour series | $495 per couple

In Person in San FranciscoLive On-Line
Yes to Birth! Pregnancy, Birth & Beyond Audio Relaxation Program ($60 value)
Yes to Birth! booklet (priceless)hardcopye-book
1 prenatal yoga class at The Mindful Body in SF ($19 value)
$25 off one 2-hour Depth Hypnosis Therapy session with Rachel
10 minute private call with Rachel via email or phone
Personalized access to Rachel in class, by email or phone
Limited access to recorded sessions
Make new friends with other like minded parents to be – building community
Be fully present, engaged and prioritized with your partner
Attend this class from anywhere in the world

All of Rachel’s Birth classes are taught in San Francisco at the Jewish Community Center and live-streamed for participants from any where in the world. Please note that participates doing the Live On-Live will not interact with any of the in person participants and will only be seeing Rachel Yellin during the session.

In Person In San Francisco

Live On-Line

All of Rachel’s Birth classes are taught in San Francisco at the Jewish Community Center and live-streamed for participants from any where in the world. Please note that participates doing the Live On-Live will not interact with any of the in person participants and will only be seeing Rachel Yellin during the session.

Frequently Asked Questions

How In Person Works

You are encouraged to take this in-person series if you live within a reasonable distance of the JCCSF. If you need to miss one or two classes, notify Rachel in ADVANCE and arrange to receive a video recording of the class. It will be important for you to watch the missed class before the next class.

Each Class will take place at The Jewish Community Center of SF
3200 California Street @ Presidio
San Francisco, CA 94115

In Person class size is 15 couples.

How Live On-Line Works

You are encouraged to take this class if you live too far away to attend in person or have a work schedule that prevents you from attending 2 or more classes or being on time.

Each Session will be held using Zoom Video Conferencing.

Be the EXPERT of your body.

Harness your COURAGE and STRENGTH.

Become the parent you ADMIRE.

You and your partner will get:

  • An understanding of the physical, mental, and emotional aspects of birthing
  • A set of practices to help you integrate the relaxation, breathing, hypnosis and mind-training techniques.
  • Information and skills to have the best chance of a low or non interventive birth while knowing what could take you off that path.
  • A deeper connection to yourself, your partner, and your baby so that you can navigate the birth from a foundation of love.
  • Knowledge about the routine birth and postpartum procedures that occur in all birth locations.

Class Schedules

February

Su 2/4, 11-2:30
Tu 2/6, 6-9:30
Sa 2/10, 2-5:30
Su 2/11, 12-7:45

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In Person

March

Tu, 3/13, 6-9:30
Th, 3/15, 6-9:30
Sa, 3/17, 2-5:30
Su, 3/18, 12-7:45

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In Person
Live On-Line

April

Su, 4/22 2-5:30
Tu, 4/24, 6-9:30
Th, 4/26, 6-9:30
Sa, 4/28, 12-7:45

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In Person
Live On-Line

June

Su, 6/3, 2-5:30
Tu, 6/5, 6-9:30
Th, 6/7, 6-9:30
Sa, 6/9, 12-7:45

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Live On-Line

If class registration is full, please contact Devora to be added to the wait list.

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Class Content

Theory

  • History of birth
  • Different ways birth can look
  • Birth procedures
  • The ways animals give birth
  • Physiology and hormones of birth
  • Understanding your beliefs and fears about birth
  • Choices around birth location and birth team
  • Effect of language and thoughts
  • The karma of birth
  • Birth as an Initiation

Relaxing Birthing Techniques

  • Self Hypnosis and guided relaxation
  • Breathing to support your body and focus your mind
  • Deepening your connection with your birth partner
  • Keeping your nervous system calm in labor
  • Encouraging baby to be in a symmetrical position
  • Signs your labor might be starting
  • What happens after labor starts
  • How to go towards the sensations of labor
  • How to change positions or locations smoothly
  • Moving your baby down (pushing)

Process

  • Benefits of having a doula along side your birth partner
  • Advocating for yourself and your baby
  • Communication with friends/family and medical providers
  • Cord clamping, placenta birthing, perineal care
  • Managing special medical circumstances
  • Assessing necessity of interventions/protocols

Family

  • What the partner should (and shouldn’t) do
  • Newborn procedures
  • Taking care of yourselves after the birth
  • Connecting with your baby
  • Your first moments with your baby
  • Create a better long-term relationship

Class Schedules

February

Su 2/4, 11-2:30
Tu 2/6, 6-9:30
Sa 2/10, 2-5:30
Su 2/11, 12-7:45

Register Now

In Person

March

Tu, 3/13, 6-9:30
Th, 3/15, 6-9:30
Sa, 3/17, 2-5:30
Su, 3/18, 12-7:45

Register Now

In Person
Live On-Line

April

Su, 4/22 2-5:30
Tu, 4/24, 6-9:30
Th, 4/26, 6-9:30
Sa, 4/28, 12-7:45

Register Now

In Person
Live On-Line

June

Su, 6/3, 2-5:30
Tu, 6/5, 6-9:30
Th, 6/7, 6-9:30
Sa, 6/9, 12-7:45

Register Now

In Person
Live On-Line

If class registration is full, please contact Devora to be added to the wait list.

Happy Parents

My husband and I connected on a deep level

Rachel provided so much information about preparing for birth, giving birth, what to expect at the hospital and then what to expect after you come home with your baby. She keeps it real too, telling you the facts that allows you to make informed choices And she can be really funny when it gets into the awkward stuff:-).

Allison R.

We truly OWNED our birth experience

The class fostered more love, communication, and understanding that made my husband and I grow even closer. The self-hypnosis exercises helped me easily go into a very introspective state. During labor and birth, I connected with my primal self, which was huge in terms of staying focused. My husband was able to support me in ways I had not imagined.

Julieta P.

An Expert and Kind Soul

As the dad-to-be, I thought I was prepared for the birth of our son, but AFTER Rachel’s class I was 100% ready no-questions asked. Her teachings helped me to guide my discussions with the hospital staff and coach my wife through the later parts of a beautiful and natural birth.

Lawrence A.

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