GentleBirth with Janice Miles - Certified Instructor

Congratulations on your upcoming birth! I am excited to be your GentleBirth Instructor. I am a DONA certified birth and postpartum doula and a childbirth educator. I am the owner of Heart Doula Services. I became a GentleBirth instructor because it puts together ALL the elements I wanted to offer in a childbirth class. From brain training, hypnosis and affirmations to physical comfort measures, this program offers everything you need in one curriculum. It’s not focused on having a “XYZ” type of birth. It’s focused on having the best experience possible, even if your plans change unexpectedly.


I am committed to providing loving and caring support to all my GentleBirth families throughout their entire birth experience. I believe in the strength and power of women. With strong, positive support and clear, evidence-based information, most births will progress smoothly, happily and normally. I look forward to working together and making your “Birth”-day the best day of your life!


What you should expect from a GentleBirth Workshop


This is a comprehensive complete childbirth class, offered in a very supportive small-group virtual classroom.  This will include videos, group discussion, and brain-training.  Together we will build a supportive community to learn about birth, babies.

​Learning includes: 

  • Birth hormones 

  • How baby rotates  through the pelvis

  • Physiology of the birth process

  • Advanced comfort measures for birth

  • Techniques for Active Birth, including breathing and techniques borrowed from sports psychology 

  • What happens when you go to the hospital

  • Fear vs relaxation during birth

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy techniques

  • Mindfulness and self-hypnosis training

As a bonus, courses will also cover breastfeeding, acupressure and newborn care!  Throughout the course you will have full access course materials and Janice's expert knowledge.  Once all class-babies are born, we'll have a reunion to celebrate, discuss the births and answer questions about breastfeeding and newborn care.

Your investment includes: 

  • A seat in the virtual class for you and your birth partner, with guaranteed small classes (6 couples per class) so that you get the attention you deserve.

  • Mentoring from your birth instructor, Janice Miles.

  • Ongoing access to the online portion of the class, including GentleBirth App. 

  • 12 hours of class over seven weeks of classes, online via zoom, in a flipped classroom format for three classes with Janice and the group to gain expert advice and guidance in a safe and fun environment! 

  • Opportunities to practice mindfulness and hypnosis! Janice really dives into the brain training with you!

  • A dry run of your birth  so you feel super prepared and we finish up talking about your amazing new born 

Ready to Register for GentleBirth Classes?

See Schedule and Online Registration

                      Janice Miles
            Birth & Postpartum Doula
   250 882-3329
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