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In-Person Childbirth Education Basics (NYC Only)
In person - 3 hours
This efficient childbirth preparation class is an interactive, intimate in-person group class in Park Slope, Brooklyn. Our childbirth preparation classes are well rounded and accessible and you'll have the opportunity to meet other expectant parents, as well. All types of families and individuals welcome.
NOTE: All in person instructors are fully vaccinated and COVID safety measures will be implemented. All participants must show proof of vaccination (via Excelsior app).
Class is a blend of lecture, video, demonstration and will include, but not be limited to:
Physiology of Labor and Birth
Signs, Stages and Emotional Signposts of Labor
Introduction to non-pharmacological Pain Management Techniques and pain medication options
Understanding Birth Options
Types of Labor Support–doula care, family, etc.
Understanding Medical Support (Interventions)
Cesarean Birth and Prevention
First Moments after Birth
Postpartum Care and Recovery
Family Centered Care
How COVID-19 may impact the experience
There is no one right way to labor. We stand by the philosophy that birth is a normal process and hope to inspire confidence in everyone we teach by sharing what possible things to expect, helping you develop the skills to move through your labor and leave you feeling prepared to work through whatever your journey turns out to be. It is our goal to educate you about the full spectrum of options for birth, and then to support you unconditionally.
Every family will leave this class with a FREE, new birth ball.
Taught by experts who have assisted 20,000+ expectant parents through a wide range of birth choices and experiences.
*If you prefer more time to practice and go deeper into each topic, we recommend our Childbirth Intensive class, which is four 2-hour sessions (online only currently). In this 3-hour class there will not be time to practice the pain-coping techniques you will learn about. You can always drop into our 1 hour pain coping classes to go deeper.
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