My husband and I took the Childbirth Prep Class. I didn’t really think a birth prep class was necessary. Women have given birth for centuries without a class why give up a Saturday and spend the money on one? Luckily my husband pushed us to do it. Hilary our instructor was great. I ended up asking more questions in a six hour class than I probably did in four years of high school. The class is extremely well organized and every bit of information was relevant and will be extremely helpful during the birthing process. The only downside to it was I had to tell my husband “you were right.”
Katie F, NY, NY
Just wanted to say my husband Paul and I really enjoyed your birthing class! I can imagine a class that long being somewhat dry and boring at times with the wrong delivery of the info but you really made it engaging and fun! We couldn’t stop raving about it to our family and friends after. (Officially “that” couple) They were all like sure you guys really liked a birthing class, sure you did?!! We’re like no the teacher Hilary was awesome! 😉 Even with the countless books, podcasts, grilling of my mom friends, etc – I still walked away with several things I hadn’t thought about prior from your class. And, Paul said he feels even more confident now! Yay!
Really looking forward to the breastfeeding workshop and infant care classes with you in June!
Heather P, Westchester, NY
We took Hilary’s Labor class last week and we are SO glad we did. She has an equal balance between science based fact and natural/primal birth processes. I went into it having a basic grasp of what goes on but feel better now that she has broken down the process from pre labor to post. No question was too weird, she gladly answered everything with thoughtful and at times funny answers. She makes you feel very comfortable!
Jana K, Pelham, NY
Hilary was great! She was very informative and kept the class engaged with her wonderful sense of humor as a mom who’s done this twice. Appreciated her insight and guidance! Highly recommend the class. I thought it was helpful to have a notepad as there was a lot of information and so would recommend that for people who like to take notes and look back (esp if it’s a while away!)
Shwetha I. NY, NY
My husband and I just took a Childbirth Education class and it was wonderful! Hilary, our teacher, was knowledgable, up on current research, clear, and made the class really fun. She has a sharp sense of humor which was helpful as the subject can be a bit overwhelming at times. We learned all aspects of childbirth, stages of labor, as well as what to expect during the postpartum experience. We learned many pain management techniques as well.
A.H. NY, NY
My wife and I took the full day childbirth preparation class yesterday. What a great class! Hilary, the teacher, was fantastic. She was extremely knowledgable, thorough, and answered all of our questions. We would highly recommend the class and the teacher!
Jason H. NY, NY
We took a labor and delivery class with Hillary and it was fabulous! Very organized and informative. I feel much more prepared now and armed with information!
Jenna W, Westchester, NY
My husband and I and our dear friend who will be supporting our birth took Hilary’s class together and loved it! I’m a crunchy-leaning but very down-to-earth, science-based person, and this class was right up my alley. Lots of facts, good info from both medical and “natural” perspectives without either side being pushed or vilified, some good coping techniques (but with the theory behind the techniques explained, rather than just “breath this way”, which I think is much more useful than blindly following a particular “method”). I know my husband in particular feels much more prepared/involved and is suddenly more interested in taking an active role in labor and delivery prep whereas I think he had been feeling a bit “along for the ride” before. Hilary is excellent. Super friendly, personable, straightforward and has a great sense of humor. Also, I love that she was familiar with all the various hospitals and care providers we and the other class participants will be working with, so could speak to what we could each expect and should know to ask about/be aware of. Very helpful.
Erin F, Tarrytown, NY