We offer Monthly Group Classes as well as Private and Customized versions of all of our classes.
Childbirth Prep: 101
The Miracle of Birth is a mysterious process even for those who deal with it on a daily basis. So, it isn't too hard to understand why an expectant couple would have anxiety and fear sprinkled into all the excitement surrounding the arrival of their baby. This class prepares expectant couples for the last months of pregnancy, and what to expect during Labor and Delivery. The class seeks to replace the anxiety and fear with not only medical facts, but also love and confidence. The class is taught by Dominique Weiss, Labor and Delivery Nurse, Mother/Baby Nurse, Doula and Internationally Board Certified Lactation Consultant who can explain situations and answer questions with realistic responses. Couples come away with an understanding of what they can expect on their Big Day.
Topics covered include: True Labor vs False Labor, The Admission Process, Labor- dilatation, effacement and contractions, Pain Relief Options both Pharmacological and Non-Pharmacological, Pushing Techniques, Cesarean Sections and the Recovery Period.
Class lasts approximately 4 hours and costs $375/couple. Private classes available.
January 9, 6-9:30pm
February 6th, 6-9:30pm
March 5th, 6-9:30pm
April 2nd, 6-9:30pm
Childbirth Prep: Crash Course
This is a 2.5-hour group class where we discuss the essentials of Childbirth. Topics Covered include: Early and Active Labor, Hospital Admission, Common Medications and Procedures, Epidurals, Pushing and C-Sections.
Also offered as a private class in which topics can be customized to cover different areas of interest
Private Class $400.
Childbirth Prep: Cesarean Section
This 90-minute class is great for those clients who know they will be delivered by Cesarean Section. Topics covered include: Signs of Labor, Pre-surgical Testing, Hospital Admission, Surgery, Recovery, and Tips.
Please contact us for scheduling
Baby Basics: 101
Many Parents experience mixed emotions regarding taking their baby home. They fear that they won't know how to take care of their little one. The Baby Basics Class focuses on building the foundations for caring for a Newborns which grow into caring for a Baby. Each couple will get Hands-On Practice during the class to ensure that they understand and feel comfortable with the skills.
Skills taught include: Routines & Scheduling, Breastfeeding and Bottle Feeding, Bathing, Diapering, Cord Care, Calming Techniques, Infant Safety and Common Illness and Sick Care.
Cost is $350/couple. It is also offered as part of the Prenatal Prep: Intensive.
This class can also be converted into a Real Life Experience after the baby is born. This version of the class lasts 3 hours and costs $525 ($50 out-of-borough fee may be applicable).
Schedule for Baby Basics
January 23rd, 6-9pm
February 6th, 6-9pm
March 19th, 6-9pm
April 2nd, 6-9pm
Bringing Home Babies: A Multiples Prep
This is a great Twins Intensive course! Class covers everything from Pregnancy, Delivery, Breastfeeding and Scheduling Tips! Class taught by Dominique Weiss, Labor and Delivery Nurse, Lactation Consultant and mom of boy/girl twins
Class lasts approximately 3 hours and $600/couple.
Be Prepared: Infant & Child CPR
CPR may be the most important skills for parents and caretakers to understand. While we hope to never have to use them, they can literally be Life Saving. Clients learn the basics of Infant and Child CPR, Choking Prevention and Resolution, as well as Baby Safety. They also come away with the knowledge, skills and the confidence necessary to keep their babies safe.
Training last approximately 2 hours and costs $100/person. Private classes for groups or families with home safety inspection also available and start at $450.
January 16th, 7-9pm
February 20th, 7-9pm
March 12th, 7-9pm
April 16th, 7-9pm
Private, Customized and Combo Classes
We understand that every Expectant Parent has different interests, concerns, areas they want to focus on and even schedule. For that reason, we offer all of our classes in a private setting in our office or in your home. We also offer customized and combo classes.
If you are interested in one of these options, please send us an email letting us know which class or classes you are interested in. We will then send you the syllabus for those you select and ask you to highlight the topics you would want to cover. This will allow us to give you and time and price estimate. These classes are billed at $175/hour. There is a 2-hour minimum. Classes can be held at our office or in your home. If you live outside of Manhattan, there is a $50 Travel fee.
Here are some of our most popular classes:
2-hour Customized Childbirth Prep Class ($400)
3-hour Customized Childbirth Prep Class ($525)
Childbirth Prep: Crash Course & Breastfeeding Combo Class (3.5 hours, $600)
Childbirth Prep: Crash Course & Baby Basics Combo Class (5 hours, $925)
CPR & Baby Basics Combo Class- no breastfeeding ($700)
Breastfeeding (2 hours, $350)