Parent-Infant Bonding Group

It is very common for parents to not feel an immediate bond with their new baby. The parent-infant bonding group is designed to help parents feel more connected to their infants. Through interactive activities and hands on learning experiences including guided baby massage, singing and reading and sensory activities, parents will begin to feel an a stronger bond with to their baby.

Instructor: Puri Carvajal
Puri Carvajal is an active birth Doula, Child Specialist and Lactation Counselor serving families in NYC since 2012. She is part of the team that runs the Early Head Start Perinatal Support program at Columbia University where she provides childbirth education, doula service and teaches infant and toddlers groups. Puri has a warm and practical approach to parenthood and its challenges and she creates a relaxed and safe environment to play and learn from your baby and other parents.


Cost: $25 per class / $130 for all 6 classes
Duration: 6 Classes: Saturday July 22, 29, August 5, 12, 19, 26
Time: 10AM – 11:15 AM


If you are registering for this class, please complete this questionnaire.


New and Expecting Mom's PMAD Support Group

Transitioning to parenthood is difficult for every new mother, but for some it can bring along feelings of depression and/or anxiety. At least 20% of all new mothers suffer from postpartum depression and/or anxiety, and sometimes the best medicine for feeling better is being around other moms that are struggling just like you.


Instructor: Paige Bellenbaum, LMSW
Paige Bellenbaum, LMSW is the Program Director of The Motherhood Center of Manhattan. After Paige’s first son Max was born, she suffered from severe postpartum depression that almost cost her her own life. Once she began to heal, she became committed to fighting for education, screening and treatment for postpartum depression so that no more women would have to suffer silently. She drafted legislation in New York State that was championed by State Senator Liz Krueger, mandating education and strongly encouraging screening of all new and expecting mothers that was signed into law in 2014.

Paige has been an outspoken advocate on the issue of postpartum depression, and uses her own story as a tool for change. She has appeared on the Today Show, NPR, PBS Newshour and in Women’s Health Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, and several other print publications.


Cost: $25 per class
Dates/Times: Thursdays, 10AM – 11AM


New Mom's Support Group - Spanish Speaking

This 8-week group is a supportive space where Spanish speaking moms can share their experiences and concerns, ask questions and create a community with other parents. The group is a place where women can talk about the profound changes to identity, relationships, work, body, etc. that birth and parenting bring.

Instructor: Puri Carvajal
Puri Carvajal is an active birth Doula, Child Specialist and Lactation Counselor serving families in NYC since 2012. She is part of the team that runs the Early Head Start Perinatal Support program at Columbia University where she provides childbirth education, doula service and teaches infant and toddlers groups. Puri has a warm and practical approach to parenthood and its challenges and she creates a relaxed and safe environment to play and learn from your baby and other parents.

Cost: $25 per class
Duration: 8 Classes: Saturday July 22, 29, August 5, 12, 19, 26, September 2, 9
Time: 11:30AM – 12:45PM

If you are registering for this class, please complete this questionnaire.

 

Grupo de apoyo para madres primerizas

Este grupo de apoyo de 8 semanas de duración es un espacio de acompañamiento donde las madres que se sienten mas cómodas hablando español pueden compartir sus experiencias y preocupaciones, hacer preguntas y crear una comunidad con otras madres. El grupo es el lugar para hablar de esos profundos cambios en la identidad de cada mujer, en las relaciones mas cercanas, el cuerpo, trabajo, etc. que le parto y la maternidad traen consigo.

Docente: Puri Carvajal
Puri Carvajal es Doula, Especialista en Niños y Consultora de Lactancia que trabaja sirviendo familias en New York des del 2012. Ella es parte del equipo que gestiona el programa de apoyo prenatal de Early Head Start Columbia University donde imparte clases de educación para el embarazo y el parto, ofrece servicio de doula y enseña grupos de bebes y niños pequeños. Puri aborda la maternidad y sus desafíos de una manera cercana y practica, y crea un ambiente relajado y seguro donde compartir y aprender de otras experiencias.


Coste: $25 por clase
Duración: 8 clases: sábados Julio 22, 29, Agosto 5, 12, 19, 26, Septiembre 2, 9
Horario: 11:30AM – 12:45PM

Si se está inscribiendo en esta clase, por favor complete este cuestionario.


Pre/Post-Natal Yoga

Come together with your fellow Pre- and Post-Natal moms for Yoga in a warm and caring environment. Liz Buehler Walker will guide you through Yoga movements, poses and breathing for calming, centering and tapping into your deep well of inner strength. This class is an oasis of Yoga goodness in the midst of your day. 
 

  • No Yoga experience necessary
  • Babies are welcome but not required
  • This class is for all Pre/Post-Natal women, and special attention is given to working gently with Perinatal Mood Disorders
  • There is no limit on how Post-Natal you can be -- many years is fine!


Instructor: Liz Buehler Walker
As a woman, yogi, mother and former dancer Liz loves the experience of being in a body. It is that relationship with her strong, vulnerable, moveable, intelligent, changeable container that informs her living, her yoga and her teaching. It is a lifelong process, but some of the incredible people of note that she has studied with are Peter Rizzo of Bhava Yoga (500-Hour Yoga Teacher Training, 2001), Alan Finger of ISHTA Yoga (Yoga Teacher Training Bridge Program for meditation and subtle body, 2008), Mia Borgatta of Lila Yoga and Wellness (Pre-Natal Yoga Teacher Training, 2012), Lara Kohn-Thompson and Beth Donnelly-Caban of Integral Yoga (Pre-Natal Yoga Teacher Training, 2016). She is currently on the 200-Hour and 300-Hour Yoga Teacher Training team at Jaya Yoga Center in Brooklyn, NY. Over the years she has mentored many yoga teachers and has had several yoga teachers as apprentices, particularly in the area of Pre-Natal Yoga.

Cost: $20 per class
Duration: Every Monday beginning July 10th
Time: 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM


Baby in tune- Music to soothe, play, and bond with your baby

In this unique class caregivers learn how to connect with their baby through music, gain tools to joyfully interact with them, and develop a deeper understanding of their babies' emotional development. We implement concepts from psychology and methods from music therapy to focus on each developmental stage and its needs. Caregivers learn how to use music to establish routine, soothe, communicate, play with their baby, develop communication and language and create their personal repertoire with their baby. The classes also include an element of group therapy for the caregiver through discussion and song and are a place for the caregiver to become more in touch with their own experiences, emotions, and inner music. For more info and to listen to the music go to www.babyintune.com.


Instructor: Kristy Waldron
Kristy Waldron is a licensed music therapist. She currently works in the Pediatric Emergency Dept. at Mount Sinai Kravis Children’s Hospital and is a music therapist at a special needs preschool in Queens. It was during her graduate internship at NYU, working in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, that first sparked her passion for therapeutic family-centered care. Vered, the creator of Baby in Tune is a music therapist with a MA in clinical psychology. Both of her albums, Good Morning My Love and Hello My Baby, received the highly prestigious Parents Choice Gold Award and the National Parenting Publications Gold Award. Vered has done staff trainings in San Francisco and last year she presented at the Zero to Three conference to a packed room. “After each class, you are left with a greater appreciation of the power of music, armed with a few more tricks on how to be an awesome parent.” (Red Tricycle)

Ages: 0-7 months
Cost: $370 (Includes a CD)
Duration: Wednesdays Sept 6 - Nov 8 for 10 sessions
Time: 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM


Breastfeeding Café Support Group

The breastfeeding cafè allows for mothers and their babies to receive lactation/breastfeeding support and to share their experiences with other mothers. Led by an Internationally Board-Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) you will have the opportunity to ask breastfeeding questions and concerns. This weekly support group meets for an hour and half, some light refreshments will be served with comfortable seating and open-forum discussion.


Instructor: Rosanna Terrero-Arnoux, RN CLC IBCLC CBE
Rosanna Terrero-Arnoux is a registered nurse and International Board-Certified Lactation Consultant. Rosanna is a graduate of New York University.  She has been working in maternal-child health since graduating from nursing school. She has worked with women and babies in antepartum, labor and delivery, postpartum, neonatal intensive care units.  She currently works at two major hospitals in New York City providing lactation support for women in the postpartum and neonatal intensive care units.  She also has her own practice as an in-home lactation consultant and teaching breastfeeding classes. 

Cost: $35 per class
Dates/Times:
Saturday, July 15th 10:00AM – 11:30AM
Thursday, July 27th 3:30PM – 5:00PM
Thursday, August 17th 3:30PM – 5:00PM


Breastfeeding, Newborn Care and Baby Behavior

This class covers the basics of breastfeeding, newborn care and understanding your baby’s behavior.

  • Breastfeeding
    The prenatal breastfeeding/feeding goal of the class is to educate parents on how to successfully initiate breastfeeding. We will cover topics on benefits of breastfeeding for both mom and baby, how milk is made, breastfeeding positions and proper latching, common breastfeeding issues, how to tell your baby is getting enough, how to continue to breastfeed once mother returns to work, bottle feeding and safe formula preparation. Regardless what your feeding decision is, we will help you prepare on how to feed your baby!
  • Newborn Care
    This part of the class helps prepare parents on how to care for their newborn. Basic topics covered include how to bathe, diaper, swaddle, circumcision and umbilical cord care, safe sleep practices, newborn characteristics and appearance and general baby care.
  • Baby Behavior
    This section of the class is designed to educate parents on normal newborn behavior such as infant hunger cues, newborn sleep patterns, reasons for crying.  The goal is to empower parents on how to respond appropriately to their infant needs.  

 

Instructor: Rosanna Terrero-Arnoux, RN CLC IBCLC CBE
Rosanna Terrero-Arnoux is a registered nurse and International Board-Certified Lactation Consultant. Rosanna is a graduate of New York University. She has been working in maternal-child health since graduating from nursing school. She has worked with women and babies in antepartum, labor and delivery, postpartum, neonatal intensive care units. She currently works at two major hospitals in New York City providing lactation support for women in the postpartum and neonatal intensive care units. She also has her own practice as an in-home lactation consultant and teaching breastfeeding classes. 


Cost: $195 per class
Dates/Times:
Saturday, July 15th 12:00PM – 1:30PM
Thursday, July 27th 6:30PM – 8:00PM
Thursday, August 17th 6:30PM – 8:00PM


New Mommy Real Talk

As new moms negotiate the rollercoaster of parenthood, so much focus is placed on how elated you must feel to have this new bundle of joy in your life. BUT LET'S GET REAL. IT'S HARD TOO! Join us for a new mom's group that makes room for REAL TALK. A place where new moms can support one another through the challenging parts of parenthood and give each other permission to love being a mom, and not love it - all at the same time. Run by a licensed social worker with years of personal and professional experience in motherhood, topics include:
 

  • Dealing with lack of sleep
  • Feeling depressed or anxious
  • Role transition and self-identity after baby
  • Changes in your relationship
  • Workload imbalance in your relationship
  • Having a hard time asking for help
  • Going back to work - or not
  • Dealing with feelings of guilt or shame
  • Body image after baby and much more!
     

For mommies and babies 0 - 6 months , Refreshments available, Walk-ins welcome, Bring your baby!


Instructor: Paige Bellenbaum, LMSW
Paige Bellenbaum, LMSW is the Program Director of The Motherhood Center of Manhattan. After Paige’s first son Max was born, she suffered from severe postpartum depression that almost cost her her own life. Once she began to heal, she became committed to fighting for education, screening and treatment for postpartum depression so that no more women would have to suffer silently. She drafted legislation in New York State that was championed by State Senator Liz Krueger, mandating education and strongly encouraging screening of all new and expecting mothers that was signed into law in 2014. Paige has been an outspoken advocate on the issue of postpartum depression, and uses her own story as a tool for change. She has appeared on the Today Show, NPR, PBS Newshour and in Women’s Health Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, and several other print publications. Paige is currently on the steering committee of the NYC Maternal Depression Collaborative that is responsible for implementing the First Lady’s commitment to screening every new and expecting mother for postpartum depression.

Cost: $25 per class
Duration: Every Wednesday beginning July 12
Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM


Rachel Welch Classes

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Instructor: Rachel Welch

Rachel Welch is the creator of Revolution Motherhood - boutique fitness and wellness for moms.  Her 6 and 12- week programs are renowned for their life-changing results.  She takes you from deep internal healing all the way to dynamic strengthening and toning Yoga Bootcamps.  Women who work with Rachel own the knowledge of how to workout in their bodies for a lifetime of strength, health and happiness. Rachel is a certified Health and Wellness Coach, Yoga Teacher and Shiatsu Therapist.  She has taught and worked in the NYC yoga, health and fitness industry for 20 years.  Rachel's unique, holistic approach brings the very best of yoga, Pilates, barre, soft foam rolling, PT, low and high impact cardio and shiatsu body therapy together to create a transformative mind-body experience. 
 

PT TO BOOTCAMP - how to rebuild your body post baby

You had a baby. Your body is jacked. Now what? 

If you received the 'all clear' and are dying to workout, get back in shape and enjoy your favorite Bootcamp and yoga classes, then come to this workshop.

In 60-minutes, Post-Natal Fitness Expert, Rachel Welch, will tell you everything you need to know to take care of your body from the inside out so that your exercise program yields RESULTS, is FUN and is SAFE!

Instructor: Rachel Welch
Cost: $25 per class
Date/Time: Tuesday, July 11th 3:30PM – 4:30PM


The Hidden Injuries of Post-Natal Fitness

Getting real with everything that’s gone on ‘down there’.  In this 1-hour movement class, Post-Natal Fitness Expert, Rachel Welch, will break down the many injuries of your post-natal body - from diastasis recti, pelvic organ prolapse, incontinence, pelvic pain, show you how to check for these injuries and how you can work to heal yourself with breath, PT and exercise instead of surgery. 

You will walk away with a real understanding of what is going on in your body and what you can do to begin healing right away.

Instructor: Rachel Welch
Cost: $25 per class
Date/Time: Wednesday, July 26th 3:30PM – 4:30PM


Post natal abs 101

Rehabilitating your core, flattening your stomach and defining your abs post baby involves engaging and toning your entire trunk system, pelvic floor and diagram.  Your abs can and do come back, BUT in order to prevent injury and truly rebuild, you need to know how!

This 1-hour movement class is focused entirely on reclaiming your abdominal and core muscles post baby.  You will walk away armed with the information you need to get back into your favorite classes and begin working out safely and sustainably!

Instructor: Rachel Welch
Cost: $25 per class
Date/Time: Tuesday, September 5th, 3:30PM – 4:30PM


REVOLUTION MOTHERHOOD: 12-WEEK FOUNDATIONS - A COMPREHENSIVE PROGRAM TO TRANSFORM, HEAL AND STRENGTHEN YOUR BODY POST BABY

Program Includes:

  • 12, 1-Hour private group classes
  • Comprehensive health intake to specifically identify and address YOUR body's needs and YOUR goals
  • 6-at-home workout videos, short, to the point videos to keep you moving and building your strength in between class sessions!
  • One Soft Foot Ball and Resistance Band for your at-home workouts
  • EASY CLASS MAKE-UPS - if you need to miss a class, you can jump into one of the other class days as your make-up. Just make sure to get all your classes in by the end of the series!
  • On Line Support: unlimited email access to me throughout your program and membership in our private Facebook Group to take our community support of each other to the next level!
  • shiatsu-based hands on assists
  • IN PERSON accountability and inspiration to keep showing up for yourself, especially when life ‘get’s in the way’ and you want to throw in the towel - I’ll track you, remind you of your goals and help get you back on track
  • Pre-crawling babies are welcome but not required!
     

Over 12-weeks, you will experience the life-changing effects of empowering yourself physically, emotionally and mentally. Your physical resilience will be reinforced and support your emotional and mental resilience!  You will walk away armed with the skills, exercises and knowledge to care for your body for the rest of your life!
 

  • Learn how to organize your pelvis for optimal core connection and strength in any movement
  • Strengthen your arms, core, legs and back - learn how to listen to your body and adjust to protect and heal persistent mom-injuries (wrists, low back, neck)
  • Enjoy sweating and moving consistently for a full hour of uninterrupted ‘you’ time while connecting to a fun community of moms
  • Learn how to trust, enjoy and love your body - celebrate how far you have come and experience the self-empowerment of building the skills to live in your body with strength, stability and ease for the rest of your life!
  • Develop a personal fitness program!  You will walk away from this series with the knowledge to exercise anywhere, anytime - including at home on your own! - and most importantly - your physical wellness will be a HABIT in your daily schedule!
  • Calm your busy mom-brain, move stale emotions, fatigue and frustrations through and get back in touch with your essential self 
  • Make life-long friendships and connections to mothers committed to living healthy, happy lives


Instructor: Rachel Welch
Cost: $498, 12-week program
Dates/Times: Tuesdays September 12th – December 5th, 3:30PM – 4:30PM


"I hadn’t realized how many emotions I had tucked away with my desire to appear a strong mother in the face of breastfeeding struggles and the aches and pains of recovery.  Unlike any other work-out or ‘me time’ activity, class felt like a deeply healing experience and I was addicted right away.  Rachel takes the time to listen to you and your body and tailors each workout to the individuals in the room."
— Colleen


“Revolution Motherhood feels like more than just a work-out, but a strong community that I am now apart of. ”
— Arianne


“If you can dedicate just one hour a week to looking after yourself, GO TO THIS CLASS! Rachel is a post-partum expert - a Motherhood guru!! She is endlessly generous, supportive, attentive and knowledgeable. ”
— Tamsyn


“I have been doing Revolution Motherhood for the past year and I am IN THE BEST SHAPE OF MY LIFE!”
— Helen


“Rachel!  You gave me my waist back!  Thank you for everything!”
— Lauren


ready to parent classes

 

ready to parent

This course, designed by an interdisciplinary team of doctors for expectant couples delivers the comprehensive knowledge base for embracing your new baby. Topics include: labor and delivery, your baby's first exam, breastfeeding, navigating parenthood, neurodevelopmental milestones, attachment and bonding, healthy sleep habits, postpartum health, and being a new father and infant CPR and safety.

Summer Series:
Price: $850 for the package / $225 for individual classes
Dates: July 31, August 1, 2, 7
Time: 6PM - 8PM

Fall Series:
Price: $850 for the package / $225 for individual classes
Dates: October 2, 3, 9, 10
Time: 6PM - 8PM


birth day presence classes

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Founded in 2002, Birth Day Presence is the premier provider of smart, non-judgmental childbirth education, doula services and on-demand lactation support for savvy New Yorkers. Founded in 2002, Birth Day Presence is the longest-running and most trusted independent childbirth education and doula referral center in the city.

An Approach to Birth that Fits Your Family
We hand-select the best ideas and techniques from a range of childbirth traditions to provide NYC’s expectant and new parents with modern, practical education and support, helping to reduce the fear and anxiety around childbirth, while increasing the joy and pleasure of confidently becoming parents. Birth Day Presence has assisted over 7,000 families and is proud to provide exceptional service to all kinds of families

*Buy all 3 classes (childbirth, breastfeeding/newborn care, and infant CPR) and save 10%!


INFANT CPR and SAFETY

Our Infant CPR and Child CPR workshops will teach you the most up-to-date protocols in how to safely and effectively administer CPR in case of an emergency. These classes are great for parents, parents to be, grandparents, and caregivers. The 2hr class teaches the basics of infant CPR and safety for infants aged 0-1. Price is per couple. Additional attendees pay $85.

Price: $175 (per couple). Additional attendees pay $85.
Date: June 21, July 26
Time: 6:30PM - 8:30PM


childbirth class: weekend intensive

This class will be a blend of lecture, video, demonstration and practice and will include, but not be limited to: Gestation and Anatomy, Preparing your Body and How to Adapt to Its Changes, Signs, Stages and Emotional Signposts of Labor, Pain Management Techniques, Understanding Evidence-Based Care, Birth Preference Sheets (Birth Plans), Pain Medication Options, Labor Support (who should be at your birth), Understanding Medical Support (Interventions) and Induction, Cesarean Birth and Prevention and Postpartum Health.

Price: $395
Dates: June 24-25,  July 29-30, August 26-27, Sept 16-17, Oct 21-22
Time: 10:00AM - 3:30PM


Childbirth Class: Express

For expectant parents who want a no-frills childbirth class in a nutshell. The focus will be on: signs and stages of labor, pain management techniques (breathing, relaxation, position choices, massage, pressure points, hydrotherapy, aromatherapy, and vocalization), pain medication options, understanding medical support/interventions/induction, and cesarean birth/prevention.

Price: $350 per class
Dates: July 13, July 19, Aug 10, Aug 23, Aug 24, Sept 13, Oct 11
Time: 6:30PM - 9:30PM


Breastfeeding and Newborn Care Class

This a combined breastfeeding and newborn care class which will help new families to become familiar with the basics of feeding your infant and how to care for your infant in the first 6 weeks after birth. Partners encouraged to attend! Take this class before you have the baby.

Topics covered will include:

  • How to get breastfeeding off to the best start
  • How to help your infant latch-on and correct positioning
  • How to know if the baby is getting enough milk
  • How to avoid common breastfeeding problems and when to call a specialist
  • Understanding normal infant behavior, communication, appearance and sleep patterns
  • Understanding common newborn procedures in the hospital
  • Understanding the basics of diapering, cord care, bathing, and assessment of your baby
  • Understanding soothing techniques, swaddling, holding
  • Understanding postpartum adjustment for the whole family
  • Newborn warning signs

Price: $195
Dates: July 5, August 7, Sept 11, Sept 18
Time: 6:30PM - 9:30PM