Scheduled 2019 Dates @ Hudson Collective in Dobbs Ferry, NY:
August Date Coming Soon
Newborn care/Breastfeeding Combo Class info and sign-up below
Childbirth Prep in a nutshell!
This childbirth session is designed to prepare expecting women and their partner’s for labor and birth in a condensed, yet comprehensive way. These classes are evidenced based and non-judgmental. They incorporate coping techniques for labor, including pain medication, to help each family find what approach is going to best support them. We will also focus on:
Signs and Stages of Labor
When to go to the Hospital
Pain Management Techniques
Pain Medication Options
Understanding Medical Interventions and Induction
Cesarean Birth and Prevention
Childbirth is a normal body process and my goal is to supply you with the most up-to-date information so you can collaborate with your Doctor/Midwife and partner to create a more fulfilling birth experience. My classes are great for moms hoping for a medicated or unmediated birth.
Class cost $250/couple
Don’t see a date that works? Check out our Private Classes below.
Breastfeeding Basics/Newborn Care Combo Class at Hudson Collective!
Learn to care for your newborn with confidence starting with happens in the delivery room immediately after your baby is born. We will also discuss reading your baby’s cues, soothing techniques, sleep and crying expectations and get hand on experience with diapering, and swaddling.
This class also covers getting feeding your newborn off to a great start from their very first latch! Including:
What to Expect in the First Few Days
Latch and Positioning
How to Know if Things Are Going Well
When to Ask for Help and a List of Local Resources
Designed for pregnant woman and a support person
Group Childbirth Education at Prana Prenatal Yoga in Portchester
One day Sunday class. Same great information as Dobbs Ferry class, put into one day with a lunch break. Book via Prana Yoga.
Refresher Class @ Hudson Collective
Opps you did it again…
First birth seem like a blur? Want to brush up on your childbirth basics? Want things to be different? Changed hospitals/providers? Want to have a VBAC? Moved and want to meet other pregnant couples in Westchester? These are all reasons to join us for this fun informative class! We we cover all the basics (when to go to the hospital, how to cope with labor pain, knowing your intervention options) plus learn how a second birth may be different and how to help adjust older siblings.
$200/couple No current dates
Private Childbirth Classes
If you and your partner are looking for a comprehensive, cooperative childbirth class that works with your schedule, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to register for a private session.
I can come to the location of your choice in Southern Westchester County
Class Cost $450
Email email@example.com to book
Why Take a Childbirth Class?
Taking a comprehensive childbirth class prepares you and your partner for the birth ahead. Every labor and birth is unique, and preparing with more than one strategy is important.
But I know I want an epidural, do I really need a childbirth class?
Yes! My classes cover so much more than just pain coping. From anatomy and signs of labor to patient rights and the post-birth period, we cover a lot. It’s also important to remember that a birth can move in a direction you didn’t expect. If your birth is going quickly, it’s good to know you have a list of strategies for coping if epidural isn’t an option.
Why shouldn’t I just take the free hospital class?
Many hospital based Childbirth Education programs have curriculum that is reviewed and approved by the medical staff. The obstetricians would like to make sure that what their patients are being told is congruent with their medical management of labor and delivery. But this management can be somewhat “one size fits all”. It’s best to take a class that covers a wide variety of issues, including more pain-coping and patient advocacy. In addition, many hospital-based classes are large, short sessions that don’t leave a lot of space for personalization and guidance. You should however, take the hospital tour to ask about the hospital’s policies and get the lay of the land before the big day.
What makes your childbirth classes unique?
I don’t teach a method to “get you through” the pain of labor. I teach about the process of birth, and give you tools to help you manage that process in a way that works for you as an individual. We call this cooperative childbirth education. I hope to help you work with your body, your partner and technology to help you make the best choices as you become a family.