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Life Path

Education is a journey, not a destination.


Looking for Childbirth Education Classes?

Choosing Confident Birth means you are choosing to trust your body and your baby during your labor and birth. And this leads to confident parenting!

Nurture is offering a 5-week series of Confident Birthing classes beginning May 2 through June 6 (no class held on May 16) from 10 - 12 on Saturdays. Cost is $125 per couple and snacks are provided. 

What will you learn at Confident Birth classes?

  • Pregnancy education
  • Labor and Birth preparation
  • Partner's role in birth
  • Coping techniques
  • Medical interventions
  • Postpartum care
  • Breastfeeding education

Why should you take Confident Birth classes?

  • Those interested in learning how to use their intuition during pregnancy, labor and parenting
  • Women interested in relaying on their own body's signals during the childbearing year
  • Families wanting to understand the technology and science used in the labor and delivery rooms of hospitals
  • Women seeking confidence in their ability to birth and raise a healthy baby
If you have questions or are interested in attending, please contact or call Angela Gunther at 503.890.1361.


Why Birth Matters

How we birth matters!
What our babies experience shape who they are.
What a mother experiences at the very transition
from maiden to mother changes her.
Gentle, natural birth unlocks something primal at our very core
and makes mothering easier and families stronger.
If parents would only realize that every single decision they make
from conception onward influences the outcome of their birth,
they would reclaim what they didn't even know was lost.

-Kim Wildner, Mother's Intention


Rapid-Rise Gluten Free French Bread

Crusty on the outside and super soft on the inside, this Gluten Free bread is sure to please any pregnant mom's craving. And it's fast and easy - takes about an hour.

2 c white rice flour
1 c tapioca flour
3 t xantham gum
1 1/2 t salt
Squeeze of honey
1 1/2 c lukewarm water
2 T rapid-rise yeast
2 T butter, melted
3 egg whites, beaten slightly
1 t vinegar

In mixer, place flours through salt and blend on low.
Dissolve honey in water and add yeast, waiting until it foams a bit, then blend into dry ingredients.
Add butter, egg whites and vinegar into dry ingredients and beat on high for 3 minutes.

To form loaves, spoon dough onto greased and cornmeal-dusted cookie sheets in 2 long French-loaf shapes. Slash diagonally a few times.

Cover loaves and let rise in warm place until doubled, about 25 minutes.

Bake for 40 - 25 minutes at 400.