Classes for Belly, Birth, & Beyond

*all classes now offered virtually

  • 5 Week Series

  • Weekend Intensive

Childbirth Preparation

This series will help you feel informed, prepared, and confident as your big event approaches. You’ll learn about how labor begins, the process of labor, and physical and emotional coping strategies (breathing, relaxation, positioning), and you’ll get hands-on practice in comfort measures. You’ll learn how to write a birth plan, and you’ll be informed about medical options and procedures, including pain medications and cesarean birth. There’s plenty of time for questions and discussion.

$320

  • included in Childbirth Preparation

  • available as a 2 hour workshop

Confident Pregnancy

Learn about nutrition, exercise, choosing a care provider and a birth team, and normal 3rd trimester changes & discomforts.

$80

  • included in Childbirth Preparation

  • available as a 2 hour workshop

Labor & Birth

Define labor, how labor starts, true vs. false labor, stages of labor, timing contractions, when to call caregiver/go to the hospital, and what to bring.

$80

  • included in Childbirth Preparation

  • available as a 2 hour workshop

Non-Medical Comfort Measures

Discuss the role of pain in labor and how to best cope, including breathing exercises, focusing, imagery, relaxation, massage, and the role of labor support person.

$80

  • included in Childbirth Preparation

  • available as a 2 hour workshop

Expectations in a Hospital Setting

Learn the benefits, risks, and alternatives to common interventions such as pain medications, episiotomy, forceps/vacuum, induction, and cesarean section. Prepare a birth plan to define your priorities and be prepared for various complications.

$80

  • included in Childbirth Preparation

  • available as a 2 hour workshop

Baby Basics

Learn the essentials of parenting and newborn care from birth to 3 months. This class includes the basics of diapering, bathing, infant behavior, sleep patterns, recognizing illness, and comforting techniques. It's intended for expectant parents who have had very little experience caring for newborn babies.

$80

Preparing for Breastfeeding

Discuss the benefits of breastfeeding for both mom and baby, and prepare for breastfeeding success. Learn about positioning for proper latch, hold, establishing supply, common problems, and pumping, as well as connecting to local resources for help and support.

$80

Infant Safety & CPR

You will learn what to do in an emergency, including infant and child choking and CPR, and practice on an interactive mannequin. You also receive a reference handout to keep in your home so you can review and refresh as needed. This is NOT a certification class.

$100

  • 1 free hour with Registry Services

Baby Gear 101

Car seats and strollers and carriers, oh my! This class offers an introduction to baby gear, from choosing the safest car seat to hands-on demonstration of the main types of carriers. We bring you the most up-to-date information to help you put together your registry.

$30 per hour

Rockland County: Nanuet, Nyack, West Nyack, New City, Suffern, Bardonia

Westchester County: White Plains, Scarsdale, Mamaroneck, Tarrytown, Elmsford, Ry,e, Larchmont

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Hartsdale, Pleasantville, Chappaqua, Ardsley

Bergen County: Paramus, Rdgewood, Englewood, Fair Lawn, Ra,sey, Edgewater, Hillsdale