Childbirth Education

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Childbirth Education Intensive / $325 for pregnant parent + 1 support person
(8 hours over 2-3 sessions)

Upcoming Classes:
May: Tuesday, May 15 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm, Sunday, May 20 9:00am – 1:00 pm, Tuesday, May 22 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
June: Saturday, June 2 + Saturday, June 9 10:00 am- 2:00 pm 

This intimate 8 hour course provides an intense, packed overview covering the key concepts and information you need to know to prepare for your birth as well as medical interventions in case they become necessary or helpful. Capacity up to 8 people.

•What you need to know about staying low risk
•What you can do to prepare your baby and your body for labor
•How to write a birth plan that will work for you
•Signs and stages of labor
•The baby’s role
•How to know when to go to the hospital/birth center or call your birth team for a home birth
•How to advocate for yourself or your partner
•The four things measured in a vaginal exam
•What you need to know about interventions
•How to avoid “Failure to Progress”
•How to use relaxation, breathing and other hands-on coping techniques to manage labor pain
•How to be a great labor partner/coach
•How can a doula work with you and your partner to achieve a better birth experience

Included is a class binder with extensive supplemental information and resource lists for recommended reading, practitioners, and resources online and around New York City.

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Comprehensive Childbirth Preparation / $425 for pregnant parent + 1 support person
(8 week series, 3 hour sessions)

Upcoming Series: TBA

This intimate 8 week series will cover what you need to know to prepare for an unmedicated childbirth. We cover medical interventions in case they become necessary or helpful. Those who are fully informed and are a part of the choices and decisions made surrounding their birth have much more satisfying birth experiences. Capacity up to 8 people.

•How to find a truly supportive care provider
•What you need to know about staying healthy and low risk
•What you can do to prepare your baby and your body for labor
•Exercise and nutrition
•How to write a birth plan that will work for you
•Signs and stages of labor
•Emotional signposts
•The anatomy of childbirth
•The baby’s role
•How to know when to go to the hospital/birth center or call your birth team for a home birth
•How to communicate and advocate for yourself or your partner
•What you need to know about interventions
•How to plan for the unexpected including a positive cesarean birth
•How to avoid “Failure to Progress”
•How to use relaxation, breathing, positioning, massage, visualization and other hands-on coping techniques to manage labor pain
•Fear clearing
•Labor rehearsals
•How to be a great labor partner/coach
•How can a doula work with you and your partner to achieve a better birth experience
•Newborn procedures
•Lactation and feeding
•The postpartum period

Included is a class binder with extensive supplemental information and resource lists for recommended reading, practitioners, and resources online and around New York City.


Privates
Contact me to schedule a private session(s) in your home.

Crash Course or Refresher Course / $350 for pregnant parent + 1 support person
(3 hour session)

A 3 hour private course in your home to answer your questions and tell/remind you what you absolutely need to know!

•Signs and stages of labor
•Emotional signposts
•The anatomy of childbirth
• How to know when to go to the hospital or call your birth team for a home birth
•How to communicate and advocate for yourself or your partner
•What you need to know about interventions.
•How to use relaxation, breathing, positioning, massage, visualization and other hands-on coping techniques to manage labor pain
•How to be a great labor partner/coach
•How can a doula work with you and your partner to achieve a better birth experience

Included is a class binder with extensive supplemental information and resource lists for recommended reading, practitioners, and resources online and around New York City.


Intensive Private Course All-in-One: Childbirth, Newborn Care and Breastfeeding Preparation / $600 for pregnant parent + 1 support person
(7 hour course over 2 sessions)

This 7 hour private course provides an intense, condensed version of 8 week Comprehensive Childbirth Preparation series as well as Newborn Care and Breastfeeding Preparation in your home. In the first session, we cover what you need to know to prepare for your birth as well as medical interventions in case they become necessary or helpful. In the second session, we cover what you need to know in the first 3 months of life with your baby as well as a solid foundation to get off to the best start with breastfeeding, avoid common pitfalls and misinformation, know when you should seek help and gain confidence in your baby, yourself and your body! Those who are fully informed and are a part of the choices and decisions have much more satisfying experiences.

Session One
•What you need to know about staying low risk.
•What you can do to prepare your baby and your body for labor
•How to write a birth plan that will help you
•Signs and stages of labor
•The baby’s role
•How to know when to go to the hospital/birth center or call your birth team for a home birth.
•How to advocate for yourself or your partner.
•The four things measured in a vaginal exam.
•What you need to know about interventions.
•How to avoid “Failure to Progress”
•How to use relaxation, breathing and other hands-on coping techniques to manage labor pain
•How to be a great labor partner/coach
•How can a doula work with you and your partner to achieve a better birth experience

Session Two
• Infant care: bathing, burping, diapering, swaddling spit up, baby acne, cradle cap
• The newborn’s abilities and states of being
• Cues: hunger, sleep, gas, discomfort, crying, fussiness, ‘the witching hour’ and colic
• Soothing: The 4th Trimester and the 5’s
• Sleep
• Recovery from birth and pregnancy
• Relationships and self care
• Managing your support team: family, friends, postpartum doula, baby nurse
• The “golden hour” / skin to skin
• The first last and the early days and weeks of feeding
• Latch and Positioning
• How to avoid nipple pain
• How to know if the baby is getting enough
• When to call a specialist
• Pumping and going back to work

Included is a class binder with extensive supplemental information and resource lists for recommended reading, practitioners, and resources online and around New York City.

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