New and Expecting Mom's Morning PMAD Support Group (Day Class)

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.


Dates: Every Thursday
Time: 10am – 11am
Cost: $25 per class


New and Expecting Mom's Evening PMAD Support Group (Night Class)

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.

Dates: Every Thursday
Time: 5:30pm – 6:30pm
Cost: $25 per class


Partners Group

The transition to parenthood is difficult for moms and dads. While many new and expecting moms struggle from perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (PMADs) otherwise known as postpartum depression - partners do too. If mom is suffering and you are trying to support her through it – this is a great opportunity to meet other partners having a similar experience. The best thing for partners to do to get through this challenging time is to get the support THEY need.


Instructor:
Rotating Clinicians from The Motherhood Center Staff.
 

Date: Every Friday
Time: 9:45am-10:45am
Cost: $25 per session


Tuesday Breastfeeding Clinic

This clinic is a very special opportunity to get the full assessment of an individual consult at a fraction of the price in a semi-private setting. Attendance is capped at four mom-baby pairs. As with a breastfeeding support group, discussion will be open, friendly and non-judgmental, and the setting is social, but we can address more complicated infant feeding situations because of our small size and the clinical focus. You will leave with a written care plan to help you on your way.

Pre-registration is required for this clinic https://app.acuityscheduling.com/schedule.php?owner=15631600&appointmentType=6409721  (OK to register the morning of). After you register, you will need to complete an intake form to submit in advance so that I am ready for you when you arrive.  Note: it is totally okay to come a little late, since we will be working on more than one mom's breastfeeding concerns. More information about the clinic and about the facilitator can be found http://www.amotherisborn.com/breastfeeding-cinic/
 

Instructor Bio
Meredith Fein Lichtenberg is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, a Certified Childbirth Educator, and a former lawyer. She has worked with over a thousand new families on the past fifteen years, teaching for every major parenting organization in New York City, at numerous major corporations, and in private consults. She served on the Board of Directors of the Childbirth Education Association of Metropolitan New York for over ten years. Meredith lives in Manhattan with her husband and two children. 

Date: Every Tuesday
Time: 2:45 pm– 4:15 pm (Beginning Tuesday, Sept 4th)
Cost: $125 / session
*Limit 4 new moms at a time


thursday breastfeeding clinic

This clinic is designed for breastfeeding women and their babies. In a calm, non-judgmental group setting, women come together to address their breastfeeding questions and concerns from nipple pain to breast engorgement, issues with babies’ weight gain, pumping, going back to work, teething, introducing solid food and much more. If needed, we can weight your baby before and after the feeding to see how much milk your baby is getting and come up with a plan accordingly.  

Date: Every Thursday
Time: 3pm – 5pm
Cost: $50 - A scale is available

 
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Instructor Bio
Ayelet Kaznelson, IBCLC is a Lactation Consultant and labor support doula. She brings her experience and expertise with helping over 10,000 pregnant and breastfeeding women and their babies for the past 17 years. Ayelet  strives to provide families with evidence-based information so that they can make informed decisions. Ayelet believes that each woman deserves to make her own choices, while being treated with respect and kindness, listened to, and to be assisted to meet her breastfeeding goals, whatever they may be. Ayelet has worked in many different settings such as the Elizabeth Seton birthing center, pediatric practices, the Realbirth Prenatal and Postpartum Center, and Cedar-Sinai Medical Center in LA to name but a few. She runs her private practice in Manhattan. Ayelet has two children: college student Zoë and middle schooler Liam. 


Pregnancy Project: Workplace Rights for the Modern Mom

This class can be taken during pregnancy and before you return to work. We will cover issues including:

  • Taking leave from your job

  • Asking for accommodations from your employer, including if you are dealing with Postpartum Depression

  • Recognizing and combating pregnancy discrimination

  • Contesting a medical bill

  • How to obtain a free breast pump

  • How to enroll your child in health insurance

  • Wage and hour laws, if you are hiring help at home


Instructor Bios

Rosa Aliberti
Rosa has worked on diverse labor and employment law matters, including wage and hour cases; workplace investigations; severance, employment, and non-compete agreements; has drafted and responded to discrimination complaints before government agencies, including the U.S. EEOC and NYS Division of Human Rights; and, has assisted in federal and state court litigations.

Alex Berke
Alex provides advice and counsel regarding health insurance and COBRA eligibility for employees and employers. Alex litigates and provides advice and counsel on sex harassment and discrimination cases, including pregnancy, disability, race and gender discrimination. 

 

Dates: September 25, November 13
Time: 6pm-8pm
Cost: $45


Twin Love Concierge Class: Expecting Twins

 

Description: Twin Love Concierge’s "Expecting Twins Class" helps connect you with other expecting twin parents in NYC whilst educating you on all the key areas in preparing for Twins. As certified professionals from the prestigious International Maternity and Parenting Institute, we combine the two essentials all new twin & triplet parents need – support and multiples expertise. The class is run by a renowned Twin Expert and are personalized so that all your concerns are addressed. Our services are recommended by OBGYNs and High Risk Medical Practitioners all over the country. We provide invaluable support to expecting parents allowing peace of mind to relax and continue to grow the Twins as long as possible or focus on bringing home the babies.


Topics Covered:

  • Labor and Delivery with Multiples – CSec and Vaginal Birth

  • Twin Baby Gear Essentials You Do and Don’t Need

  • Tandem Breast and Bottle Feeding Techniques

  • Feeding, Bathing and Sleeping – Step by Step Advice

  • Setting up a Successful Twin Nursery and Home

  • What to Expect in the First Few Weeks with Twins

  • Preparing Mom for a Twin Birth and the NICU

  • How to Find Extra Help from Baby Nurses to Doulas

  • Getting Out and About with Twins

  • Introducing Twins to Siblings and/or Pets

  • A Day in the Life of Newborn Twins

  • Selecting a Twin Appropriate Pediatrician

  • Educational Classes You Do and Don’t Need


Instructor Bio: Kate Dugan

Kate started teaching TLC’s Expecting Twins Class because she is passionate about enabling expectant parents of twins to enter into multiple parenthood prepared and equipped. Kate aspires to enable expectant parents to handle the unique demands and enjoy the fascinating journey that is parenting multiples. She is the proud mother of fraternal boy / girl twins. After her twins were born in 2014 and as she tried to juggle a demanding career with motherhood, Kate realized that she had a lot to learn about parenting multiples! She dove head first into twin parenting groups online and made use of the many resources available to her via the internet to learn as much as she possibly could. Seven months after giving birth to her twins, Kate ran the New York City marathon, which had been a dream of hers for several years prior. She jokes that the sleep deprivation of early days with twins gave her the mental toughness she needed to make it through. In 2016, when her twins were two, Kate completed her first Ironman triathlon. Kate is passionate about helping moms balance the demands of motherhood with a healthy and personally fulfilling lifestyle. You can reach Kate at katherine@twinloveconcierge.com for more information about TLC’s Expecting Twins Class.

Dates: September 22, November 10
Time: 10:00AM – 1PM
Cost: $150 / per couple


BIRTH PARTNER 101

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Description:

In this workshop you will learn how to provide comfort for the mother, gain confidence as a partner and develop an effective communication as a "birth team". Whether you are having a medicated or unmediated birth, you will learn practical hands on skills, breathing techniques and excellent positions that helps to relieve pain, manage fear and help to connect with each other during the labor, birth and postpartum periods. Partners will learn efficient ways to provide self-care for themselves and how to attend and comfort the mother with useful body-mind resources. Pregnant women and their partners will gain confidence and reassurance from each other and from other participants by discussing any subject to ensure that you feel ready and confident to birth.

***This workshop is open for pregnant people at any stage of pregnancy and their birth partners. 
***No background in yoga and movement is required. 
***This workshop is an excellent complement to Childbirth Education classes. 

About Shahar:

Shahar Lion, LMSW is a licensed psychotherapist who specializes in women’s health. She holds a Masters Degree in Clinical Social Work from New York University and postgraduate training in Psychoanalysis and Psychodynamic Psychotherapy. Shahar is a well-respected prenatal yoga teacher and a certified Movement Analyst from the Laban Institute. She has worked with pregnant women, their families and birth community in New York City for a decade. Shahar made a valuable contribution in the Birthing community in NYC on the topics of anxiety, perinatal depression, trauma, mood disorders and movement. She meets clients for therapy at her private practice, TrueThriver in midtown Manhattan and in a secure online sessions. Shahar teaches yoga at clients' home and yoga studios around NYC.

For any questions and to learn more about Shahar Lion’s practice go to: https://www.truethriver.com/ OR https://www.shaharlion.com/


ates: October 13, November 3, December 1
Time: 1:30pm-4:30pm
Price: $150 (per couple)


For more than a decade, Montefiore’s Supporting Healthy Relationships program has empowered thousands of couples in the New York area to achieve success within their families and finances. Through our FREE psychoeducational workshops, family support services, and employment services, couples have had the opportunity to meet other couples, spend quality time together, improve their communication, and find employment—ultimately ensuring healthy, happy, stable families.

Supporting Healthy Relationships During the Transition to Parenthood

SHR is thrilled to bring our FREE program to The Motherhood Center to help new parents with the transition to parenthood. The one-day workshop is based on The Bringing Baby Home (BBH) curriculum, a research-based and research-tested psychoeducational workshop that is dedicated to improving the quality of life for babies and children by strengthening their families. Developed by renowned relationship and parenting experts, Drs. John and Julie Gottman, the goal of BBH is to equip you with the knowledge and skill sets needed to constructively cope with the various changes that typically occur during the first few years after your baby is born.
 

During this dedicated 8-hour “Couple’s Retreat,” you and your partner will learn how to:

  • Strengthen your friendship

  • Increase intimacy and affection

  • Prevent harmful fights

  • Improve communication

  • Master the art of compromise

  • Create positive interactions with your baby

  • Negotiate co-parenting strategies

  • Recognize signs of postpartum mood disorders

Eligibility:

  • Both partners are 18 years or older

  • In a committed relationship

  • Expecting a child or have a child age 0-1 (biological, foster, or adopted

Date: Sunday, October 14
Time: 9am -5pm (breakfast and lunch will be served)
Cost: FREE*

Note: The workshop is intended as a “retreat” for the couple to spend quality time together focusing on their relationship, so only the couple should attend without their child.

*This program is FREE, as it is a federally funded program part of a national research study. Couples will be provided breakfast and lunch at the workshop, as well as up to Metrocards and up to $200 to go toward childcare reimbursement for their participation in the program. To enroll, couples must first complete several surveys (30-45 minutes) and an intake interview (30-45 minutes). The registration process can be completed in-person or remotely (via online surveys and phone interview). For more information and to register, please call Jacqueline Rodriguez at 914-268-7933.

**EARN AN ADDITIONAL $25 GIFT CARD IF YOU ENROLL BEFORE SEPTEMBER 28!!**

Instructor Bios

Traci Maynigo, Psy.D., Ed.M., M.A., is a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in couple and family therapy, multicultural psychology, and maternal mental health. She has been researching and writing about diverse couples, with a particular interest in intercultural couples, for the past decade. She received her B.A. in English from Yale University, Ed.M. in Counseling Psychology from Teachers College, Columbia University, and Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology from Rutgers University Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology. She has specialized training in Gottman Method Couple Therapy and Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy (EFT), and is also a Certified Bringing Baby Home (BBH) Educator. She is currently the Program Director of Supporting Healthy Relationships at Montefiore Medical Center, a federally funded marriage and relationship education program for couples. She and her husband live in Brooklyn with their 2-year-old son and dog, and are expecting their second child in October 2018.


Bruce Pajot, M.Div, MA, LMHC, LPC, is a licensed counselor and works as a couples and individual therapist in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. Since 2007, he has also worked as a counselor and relationship educator at Montefiore Medical Center, as a part of a workshop based, federally funded program to help couples improve their relationship. He has contributed to the development of the curriculum used in these workshops. As a counselor/therapist, he has worked with approximately 800 couples and led approximately 900 relationship workshops. Bruce has specialized training in Gottman Method Therapy, PREP Couples Therapy and Emotionally Focused Therapy. Bruce has a rich background of diverse experience including working as a nuclear engineer, high school teacher, minister and public speaking consultant. He has been married for 43 years and is the father of two adult daughters and grandfather to three grandsons. He holds a M.Div. from Princeton Seminary and an MA from Nyack College.


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Moshe Moeller, Ph.D., M.A., is a clinical psychologist specializing in parenting, family therapy, paternal mental health, and cross-cultural fatherhood. Over the past five years he has been conducting and presenting fatherhood research and has been providing clinical services for male caregivers and their families from diverse backgrounds. Moshe received his B.A. in psychology from Queens College and his M.A. and Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Adelphi University, Gordon F. Derner School of Psychology. He is currently the Clinical Coordinator of Supporting Healthy Relationships at Montefiore Medical Center, a federally funded marriage and relationships education program for couples. He is also an adjunct professor at Adelphi University where he teaches developmental and cognitive psychology to undergraduate students. He and his wife live in Queens with their 6-year-old son and 4-year-old daughter.


Expecting NYC Classes

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At Expecting(nyc), we want to reframe the expectation mindset to include the understanding that, although we may have hopes, dreams, and aspirations for a certain outcome surrounding our pregnancy, birth, and postpartum experience, we ultimately cannot control this outcome. However, we can work towards changing our relationship to the curveballs life throws at us  in birth and in life.
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bECOMING US: fOUR WEEK coURSE

In Becoming Us  you'll explore the steps through early parenthood, from nesting in your first weeks of family, through managing the most common concerns for new parents in your first few months, to finding middle ground for the normal but challenging new parenthood differences that may arise with your partner over your next few years. You'll find your North Star. The best direction to head for. The easiest path through the toughest terrain. Maybe just in time for your next baby!

 

Becoming a parent is a major life transition and 92% of couples report increased conflict in their relationship following the birth of their baby. The Becoming Us class is designed to help you “baby proof” your relationship by learning how to identify the underlying causes of conflict and help prevent it from happening in the first place.

 

Becoming Us, by Elly Taylor

 

Instructor: Kristy Zadrozny

Kristy Zadrozny, is NYC’s resident Labor and Postpartum Doula faculty member for the Childbirth and Postpartum Professional Association (CAPPA), additionally, she is the only Mindfulness Based Childbirth and Parenting facilitator and Becoming Us Facilitator in NYC. Since 2010, Kristy has dedicated Expecting(nyc), her private practice, to support women and their families as they journey through the childbearing years. She has witnessed and supported thousands of families during the transformational period of pregnancy, birth and parenting.

Kristy specializes in mindfulness based theory and practice, family relationship dynamics and professional education for doulas, as it applies to the perinatal period. She is an advocate for a woman’s right to have a healthy, positive birth experience in the environment of her choice. Her support methods include therapeutic massage therapy, lactation counseling, evidence-based education, and an open heart.
 

Dates: Tuesdays, Nov 27 - Dec 18
Time:  6:30pm - 9:30pm
Cost:  $424.35 (Couple)/ $213.20 (Single)


Mindfulness-Based CHildbirth and Parenting: Nine Week Course

This Mindfulness-Based Childbirth and Parenting (MBCP) program is a nine-week practical preparation course. The process of childbirth can be overwhelming, exciting, scary, and thrilling. This class offers you valuable tools to get through the transformational process of birth and prepares you for parenting. Most importantly, it offers you a framework for applying evidenced-based mindfulness techniques to your daily life, starting from the first class.

The teaching of mindfulness through the MBCP program is fully integrated into the current knowledge of the psycho-biological processes of pregnancy, labor, birth, and the postpartum period, and the psycho-biological needs of the newborn and infant.

 

Included in the course are a variety of practices like

  • Mind-body pain coping practices,

  • Positions for labor

  • The physiology of childbirth

  • Breastfeeding

  • Understanding labor and birth from a mind-body perspective

  • Coping with the postpartum adjustment period from a physical and emotional perspective

  • Setting up support systems for the postpartum time

 

Clinical observations and qualitative data from post-course questionnaires show that pregnant women and their partners consistently report an

  • Increase in confidence

  • Decrease of fear of childbirth

  • An overall sense of well-being

  • Increased ability to manage stress in everyday life

  • Couples report improved relationships and more effective communication.

  • The pleasure of connection with a community of others is an additional health benefit.

Course Materials:

Mindful Birthing, by Nancy Bardacke

Guided Meditations

Instructor: Kristy Zadrozny

Kristy Zadrozny, is NYC’s resident Labor and Postpartum Doula faculty member for the Childbirth and Postpartum Professional Association (CAPPA), additionally, she is the only Mindfulness Based Childbirth and Parenting facilitator and Becoming Us Facilitator in NYC. Since 2010, Kristy has dedicated Expecting(nyc), her private practice, to support women and their families as they journey through the childbearing years. She has witnessed and supported thousands of families during the transformational period of pregnancy, birth and parenting.

Kristy specializes in mindfulness based theory and practice, family relationship dynamics and professional education for doulas, as it applies to the perinatal period. She is an advocate for a woman’s right to have a healthy, positive birth experience in the environment of her choice. Her support methods include therapeutic massage therapy, lactation counseling, evidence-based education, and an open heart.
 

Dates: Mondays, Sept 17 - Nov 12 (All Day Retreat Saturday, Oct 27)
Time:  6:30pm - 9:30pm
Cost:  $635.50 (Couple)/ $318.77 (Single)

2019 Doula Training

Expecting(nyc) offers the only Childbirth and Postpartum Professional Association (CAPPA) Labor Doula Training in NYC. Kristy Zadrozny, our founder, will teach you how to apply basic mindfulness techniques, theory, and practice to your personal life and your work as a professional Doula. Kristy incorporates story telling, humor, and interactive practices to create a fun, inspiring, and soulful workshop experience. Kristy weaves together her two passions - the evidence based, professional CAPPA certified training curriculum and her experience as a Mindfulness Based Childbirth and Parenting Educator, to bring you a grounded, multifaceted approach.

Our ultimate goal is to live in a world where more women and families are emotionally supported through pregnancy, childbirth, and the postpartum period. That is why we open our Doula training to anyone who shares our vision. This may be a shift from a traditional Doula training in that we really focus on how we can support the expectant family as a larger community. We want to see not only prospective professional Doulas, but sisters, grandmothers, other perinatal professionals, and friends at our training. All Expecting (nyc) Doula Training Courses give participants a strong framework for starting a career as a professional Doula, a mindful understanding of the birth process, and a realistic understanding of the postpartum period.

Instructor: Kristy Zadrozny

Kristy Zadrozny, is NYC’s resident Labor and Postpartum Doula faculty member for the Childbirth and Postpartum Professional Association (CAPPA), additionally, she is the only Mindfulness Based Childbirth and Parenting facilitator and Becoming Us Facilitator in NYC. Since 2010, Kristy has dedicated Expecting(nyc), her private practice, to support women and their families as they journey through the childbearing years. She has witnessed and supported thousands of families during the transformational period of pregnancy, birth and parenting.

Kristy specializes in mindfulness based theory and practice, family relationship dynamics and professional education for doulas, as it applies to the perinatal period. She is an advocate for a woman’s right to have a healthy, positive birth experience in the environment of her choice. Her support methods include therapeutic massage therapy, lactation counseling, evidence-based education, and an open heart.

 

Dates: Sat & Sun: Jan 19th/20th, Mar 9th/10th, May 18th/19th, Jul 27th/28th,
Oct 5th/6th, Dec 7th/8th
Time: 9am -7pm
Cost: $550


Carriage House Classes

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At Carriage House, we have culled our shared birth and postpartum experiences and training to develop a strong, interesting and fun classroom experience. We believe that it is best to fill your perinatal tool bag with as many options as possible, therefore we teach what is most useful and use what we feel are the best elements from the various laboring and healing methods that are out there today. Whether at home, in a hospital or birth center, we believe that good outcomes happen when fear is replaced by confidence and understanding of the gestational body and the very normal experience that is pregnancy, childbirth and the early postpartum period.
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Childbirth Education Weekend Intensive

The Carriage House Birth Intensive Childbirth Education Deep Dive is a 10 hour, one weekend (Saturday, Sunday) commitment. 

Class covers but is not limited to:

* Anatomy and Physiology of Pregnancy and Birth
* Physical and Emotional Stages of Pregnancy
* Physical and Emotional Stages of Labor
* Pain Coping Techniques – from visualization to hands on, water and beyond
* Birth Preferences (formerly known as the birth plan) 
* Pain Management Options and hands on practice
* Labor Support–who to have at your birth
* Interventions and Induction
* Cesarean Birth
* Your Postpartum Body, Mind and Life


Instructors: Samantha Huggins and Tia Dowling

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Samantha Huggins is a CHB certified intuitive birth doula, mother of two little kiddos, lactation counselor, childbirth educator and co-founder of The Code, a radical sex education program for tweens. Her journey into natural childbirth began early, having spent the latter half of her teens in a community that supported women and their right to birth in safe and celebrated environments of their choosing.  After devouring any and all media surrounding natural childbirth in preparation for the birth of her daughter, Samantha once again, found herself in a world nourished by belief in a woman’s harmony with her body. Energized by her own supported birth experience and of those around her, Samantha decided to pursue becoming a Birth Doula. By doing so, she hopes to empower and educate other expecting people and their partners so that they might realize their own capacity to work together with their bodies in the symphony that is the bringing of life.  Samantha will support and care for you through whatever birth process is best for you, be it home birth or hospital birth, whether vaginal or by ceasarean section. We go where you go, we birth how you birth. 


Tia a Carriage House Birth certified birth and postpartum doula. She is trained in rebozo technique and comforting touch. Tia is a Childbirth Educator and is a certified lactation counselor.  She is a people person who has worked in the social work field in many capacities over the last 20 years when she decided to round out her work by becoming a birth and postpartum doula.  As a mother herself, her passion for supporting families, is deeply rooted. Tia is equally fascinated and knowledgeable about the conception element of parenthood as her journey with infertility started almost nine years ago.  She struggled to get pregnant for more than 7 years finally birthing an amazing little boy!

Dates: September 29-30, October 20-21, November 10-11, December 1-2
Time: 10am-5pm
Cost: $400 per couple


Birth Day Presence

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Founded in 2002, Birth Day Presence is the premier provider of smart, non-judgmental childbirth education for savvy New Yorkers. Routinely recommended by the top OBs and Midwives in NYC, we are one of the longest-running and most trusted independent childbirth education centers in the city. BDP hand-selects 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. BDP has assisted over 10,000 families!


Express Childbirth Class

This class is best for expectant parents with limited time, 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, vocalization and much more

  • Pain Medication Options

  • Understanding Medical Support or Interventions and Induction

  • Cesarean Birth and Prevention

Date: November 6th, December 10th
Time: 6:30pm -9:30pm
Cost: $295

Price is per couple or single + support person.


Prenatal Yoga Center

Pregnancy is a unique and wondrous time in life. As a yoga center we help parents and children openly explore the mind, body, and spirit. Using a three-pronged approach to teaching, our classes address the aches and pains of pregnancy, so students feel better each day. We foster a supportive community of friendship and integrate childbirth education into our classes to help you feel prepared and empowered for labor, delivery, and motherhood.
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BABY & ME YOGA

Baby and Me Yoga focuses on strengthening the spiritual, emotional, and physical bond between parent (or caregiver) and child. Using interactive, slow-moving postures, the class is ideal for adults and babies 4 weeks to crawling. Class also includes infant massage and various exercises that assist the development of your child’s motor skills. Baby and Me will help carry you smoothly through the busy early months of caring for a new baby.

Instructor: Lindsay O’Brien

Lindsay O’Brien has been practicing yoga since 2003.  Her yogic journey began when she took her first Hatha Yoga class while studying at Eastern Connecticut State University.  In May 2007 Lindsay graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Visual Arts from ECSU.  In that same year she completed the Sierra Bender Wholistic Yoga Therapy Training with Sierra Bender and Dr. Jeff Migdow.  Lindsay is also trained in pre/postnatal yoga and children’s yoga.

Lindsay has always been fascinated and inspired by the cycles of nature especially the transformations that occur for women during pregnancy, childbirth and beyond.  Her passion to learn more and enhance her teaching skills guided her to the Prenatal Yoga Center where she completed her prenatal yoga training with Debra Flashenberg and Nikita Maxwell.  In 2010 her inspiration to support and assist women during childbirth expanded when she became a DONA Trained Birth Doula.  As a birth doula Lindsay provides continuous labor support to families throughout New York City.  Lindsay currently teaches group yoga classes at different locations throughout the city and also offers private lessons tailored towards her clients specific needs.

In Lindsay’s teaching and when supporting families in childbirth the room is filled with her gentle spirit, enthusiasm and gratitude towards life.


Dates: Every Wednesday
Time: 3:00pm – 4:00pm
Cost: $25 per class


rachel welch classes

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Rachel Welch is the founder of Revolution Motherhood, a fitness method tailored to heal and strengthen postpartum bodies. Her signature program, Foundations, integrates yoga, pilates, bootcamp, barre and soft foam rolling, and stems from the ultimate experiment of rehabilitating her own postpartum body. You can experience Rachel’s transformative work in New York City where she lives with her husband and two daughters. She also offers on-line video programs on her website. You can read more about her work and view her latest class schedule at www.revolutionmotherhood.com.


Embodied Motherhood

Join Revolution Motherhood founder, Rachel Welch, as she guides you through your post-partum body and teaches you how to re-connect to your body, mind, heart and movement practices after giving birth.
Explore common post-partum injuries:

  • Diastasis recti

  • Pelvic organ prolapse

  • Incontinence and weak joints

And learn real tools to make a full recovery

Using soft foam rollers, your breath and expert cueing, Rachel will get you in touch with parts of yourself you haven’t experienced…in a long time.

You will walk away feeling open, moved and armed with the knowledge you need to take the next steps in rebuilding your body, mind and thriving motherhood.

Whether it’s been 6 weeks or 16 years - it’s never too late to heal and thrive.

*Pre-crawling babies are welcome*

Date: Saturday, Sep 8
Time: 10am-11am

www.revolutionmotherhood.com