top of page

The Birth Tutor

                                              Childbirth Education Classes

You're in the right place for experienced childbirth education!

Do you know how fantastic birth can be? 

Are you excited to learn about ways you can  prepare now for the birth

you dream about?

Do you want to learn from an expert

who will help you approach birth with joy and confidence?


Take a class with us!  


Private and Group Classes Available. 

Expert. Empathetic. Interactive.

Classes available both on-line via Zoom and in the comfort of your own home.


Meet The Birth Tutor

Ruth Underhill

RN, BSN, MFA, Childbirth Educator 

Perinatal/Obstetric Nurse



Ruth is an experienced Perinatal Registered Nurse and Childbirth Educator. She has cared for pregnant women, post partum women and newborns for 17 years. She has spent her entire career specializing in birth care of women and infants. Ruth attends birth all over the country and to date has been present at thousands of births in diverse locations; critical access rural hospitals to metropolitan highest risk city  locations. She has worked in low risk communities as well as in facilities with renowned specialized care for high risk births. She shares practical advice about birth and early parenting in on-line, interactive classes. Ruth trained in childbirth education at the Bastyr University Simkin Center in Seattle with International Childbirth Education Association (ICEA). She has also been mentored by  experienced childbirth educators across the country. She teaches in hospitals, community settings and private homes. Ruth currently teaches from her home in Sitka, Alaska where she also writes about birth inside the Tongass National Rainforest. The Tongas is a wilderness full of constant regeneration. It literally flows with new life.  

 Classes focus on the importance of trusting your intuition, your chosen birth team, your body and your baby throughout the birth process.


Class also refers you to a variety of respected resources such as Spinning Babies, Evidence Based Birth, In Joy Curriculum, current standards of ACOG, AWHONN, ACNM, March of Dimes, World Health Organization, DONA, and much more. Class is full of engaging activities, useful tools and plenty of back and forth discussion with pregnant people and their chosen birth partners. 

Your Class Can Include Any of the Following: Healthy Pregnancy Norms, Birth Partner Tips Galore, Preparing For Birth, Comfort in Birth, Signs of Labor, Movement in the 3rd Trimester and Birth, The Birth Process, Pushing Tips, Tricks and Physiology, Birth: The First Minute and First Hour, Common Medications, Common Medical Procedures in Birth, Common Monitoring Options and Requirements, Birth Care Models Across the Country, Common Complications and their Common Treatments, Vaginal Birth, Ceserean Birth, Vaginal Birth After Ceserean, Bonding, Breastfeeding, The Fourth Trimester/ Post Partum, Communication With Your Birth Team and Birth Partner, Current National Standards and Where To Find Them, Finding Your Rituals and Rhythms in Birth, Navigating a New Birth Experience


Reach out today and book your childbirth education class. 

Send an e-mail to and we will work out a plan together. 


A woman is the full circle. Within her is the power to create, nurture and transform.

Diane Mariechild

Schedule Your Class

Want to hear more about offerings? Send an e-mail to the address below. We look forward to hearing from you! 


Join Birth Tutor and Tongass Mist Writing Ruth Underhill for  a narrative medicine writing workshop. 

Narrative Medicine For Birth Professionals-

Zoom Class, 01/21/2021 From 10AM-12Noon  Alaska Standard Time.

Cost $50.00 per writer

E-mail for information.

This Writing Workshop is for all birth professionals. Spend the morning examining the humanity beyond the nuts and bolts of healthcare responsibilities. Sit with the art in your daily work. Tell a story. Describe your most suprising interaction with people in healthcare. Or process pandemic shifts. Create new writing in a supportive and unhurried space with your peers. 

bottom of page