Childbirth Classes

Small group one day intensive classes are offered once a month at 420 Atlantic Ave. while private childbirth classes can be scheduled in the comfort of your home at any time.  All classes are designed to give you a base of working knowledge about the broad spectrum of the birth process.

Private Childbirth Classes

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Private classes occur in your home and cover the topics that you are most interested in learning about. Prior to the class we will send you a list of topics to help you focus your interests and choose what you would like to discuss. This is a comfortable, time-saving and intimate way to learn about the birth experience. Rarely does the class go over three hours.

Sibling preparation and refresher classes are also available.

The cost of private instruction is $110/hour.
I will also teach small groups in your home for $70/hour per couple

Email sarah.moore.brooklyn@gmail.com or ashley@overwhelmingmoments.com to schedule a time.

Group Childbirth Classes

 

Childbirth prep for Hospital or Birthing Center Births

This small group class gives you the opportunity to take in a lot of information about birth, breastfeeding and newborn care while connecting with other new parents-to-be.  Typically we cover the following material:

  • The signs and stages of labor
  • When to call your doctor or midwife
  • When and how to get to the hospital or birthing center
  • What  you can do during a contraction
  • Positions, massage and pressure points
  • How your partner can help
  • What to pack in your “Go Bag”
  • Why or how would you hire a doula?
  • Narcotics and epidural anesthesia
  • Induction
  • Interventions and complications
  • The basics of breastfeeding
  • Basic newborn care
  • How to manage the postpartum period

There is no way to predict how your birth will be and there is no way for me to give an exact outcome. Our goal is to provide you with a variety of possible scenarios and an expanded vocabulary of birth so that you can go into the experience knowing that there are some choices to be made and, based on the material that we will cover in class, you will be well prepared to make them.

All classes are held at 420 Atlantic Ave between Bond and Nevins in Brooklyn.

The cost for this one day intensive childbirth preparation class is $350 per couple

Email sarahmoore@figtreechildbirth.com for more information or to register.

 

Home Birth Preparation Class

This class was specifically designed to help you prepare for childbirth at home. Using the most recent evidence and a combination of discussion, video, and hands-on practice we will explore a variety of techniques that maximize your chances for a healthy home birth. You will learn the physiology of birth and progression of labor, gain skills to strengthen communication and build trust with your partner, and leave prepared to set up your home for birth. We will also discuss common reasons for hospital transfer in the birth or immediate postpartum period. Beyond being more prepared for the “main event” this class will support your transition into parenthood. We will go beyond the basics of newborn care to develop a modern framework for responding to your newborn’s needs.

Our small group class you will connect with other parents-to-be, while covering:

  • anatomy and physiology of late pregnancy and birth
  • stages and phases of labor
  • coping techniques including positions, massage, and vocalization
  • how to prepare your home for birth
  • hospital transfers
  • postpartum healing

 

The cost for this one day intensive childbirth preparation class is $350 per couple

Email sarahmoore@figtreechildbirth.com for more information or to register.