We are the only species of mammal that doubts our ability to give birth. It’s profitable to scare women about birth, but let’s stop it. I tell women: Your body is not a lemon.
— Ina May Gaskin, midwife

Earthshine Birth is your source for childbirth education, and aims to bring peace and confidence to families around the time of pregnancy, birth, and early parenting. Removing the unknowns with evidence-based education is a great place to start. These Lamaze-based classes are perfect for all expecting people and their partners, regardless of your birth plan. You will complete your class with a full understanding of what birth is like and why, and how to advocate for the birth and postpartum period that is best for you and your family. Classes and workshops are led by Earthshine Birth founder and owner, Samantha Otto, LCCE.


Lamaze is so much more than the breathing techniques we remember from TV shows. Lamaze education is based on the best, most current medical evidence available. We utilize the Lamaze Six Healthy Birth Practices to improve your understanding of what a safe and healthy birth looks like and how birth can be more simple and enjoyable when there is greater understanding.