Group Childbirth Classes

group childbirth classes dobbs ferryThis group childbirth class is a 6-class series, held in Dobbs Ferry, Westchester, NY in an intimate home setting for women and their partners. Women without partners are welcome to come alone or with a friend/family member.

The classes are small and allow time for conversation, discussion and questions. After all of the babies are born we have a reunion class party to listen to birth stories, share parenting resources, admire the beautiful babies and to be a community of support to one another on this new journey.

Classes are held Sunday afternoons in Dobbs Ferry. Cost = $295 for the series.

The classes cover a variety of topics including:

Supporting You Spiritually and  Emotionally

• fears and faith surrounding pregnancy, labor and birth
• learning about ways that a partner can be more involved
• the challenges and joys of the early days/weeks/months as parents – we are parents, now what?!

Supporting Your Body

• understanding the importance of prenatal nutrition
• the stages of labor both emotionally and physically
• pain coping techniques for labor
• ways to work with breath and guided relaxation

Supporting your Choices

• making a birth plan
• advocating for yourself and knowing your options
• medications, interventions and alternatives
• helpful positions to use in the 3rd trimester
• creating a labor team
• how will we know when it’s time to go to the hospital/ birth center?
• questions to ask your providers
• pushing positions
• cesarean births
• breastfeeding
• options and choices immediately after giving birth

“If I don’t know my options, I don’t have any.” Diana Korte