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Our Classes

We offer Monthly Group Classes as well as Private and Customized versions of all of our classes.  

For more information on our Private Classes, please contact us.

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 love and confidence.  The class is taught by Dominique Weiss, Labor and Delivery Nurse, Mother/Baby Nurse, Doula and 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 $360/couple.  

 

Schedule

  • November 16th, 6-10pm

  • December 14th, 6-10pm

Childbirth Prep: Crash Course

This is a 2-hour private 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.  Class can be customized to cover topics of interest

$300/couple, $50 in-home fee

Please contact us for scheduling

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.

 

$250/Couple, $50 in-home fee

Please contact us for scheduling

Childbirth Prep: Twins!! and More!!!

This 2-hour class is especially designed with parents of multiples in mind.  Flexibility is the name of the game when dealing with Multiples so we do the same for class. We can cover: Pregnancy with Multiples, Signs of Preterm Labor, Labor, Cesarean Sections. 

$300/Couple, $50 in-home fee

Please contact us for scheduling

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 costs $350/couple.

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, Feeding, Bathing, Diapering, Cord Care, Calming Techniques, Infant Safety and Common Illness and Sick Care.

 

Class last approximately 2 hours and costs $255/couple. 

 

Schedule:​

  • November 2nd, 6-8pm

Breastfeeding: 101

Expectant mothers will learn about the physiologic process of lactation, the anatomy of the breast and baby's mouth and how to obtain a good latch for sustainable breastfeeding. We go over different breastfeeding positions, feeding schedules and amounts, how to know that your baby is getting enough milk and how to maintain and increase your milk supply. We will also cover pumping and storing breast milk and finish up with some troubleshooting.

 

Class lasts 1.5 hours and costs $150. Each mother is welcome to bring a female supporter. 

 

Schedule:

  • October 26th, 6-7:30pm

  • December 7th, 6-7:30pm

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 and 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.

 

Schedule:​​​​

  • October 25th, 6:30-8:30pm

  • November 29th, 6:30-8:30pm

  • December 20th, 6:30-8:30pm

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 $150/hour.  There is a 2-hour minimum.  Classes are held at our office or if you'd like us to come to your home, there's a $50 fee.  If you live outside of Manhattan, there is also a $50 Travel fee.  

Here are some of our most popular classes:

  • 2-hour Customized Childbirth Prep Class ($300)

  • 3-hour Customized Childbirth Prep Class ($450)

  • Childbirth Prep: Crash Course & Breastfeeding Combo Class (3-4 hours, $450-$600)

  • Childbirth Prep: Crash Course & Baby Basics Combo Class (3-4 hours, $450-$600)

  • Breastfeeding and Baby Basics Combo Class (3 hours, $450)

  • CPR & Baby Basics Combo Class ($675)