City Births/For Your Birth
306 W 106th St on the UWS
Small classes providing comprehensive information on Childbirth with an emphasis on the reality of birth in NYC:
How your body prepares for labor and how to recognize the signs of labor
The stages of labor - what to expect at each stage
Timing contractions and when to go to hospital or birthing center
What to expect when you arrive at the hospital or birthing center
Natural Coping techniques (Breathing, Massage, Hydrotherapy, etc.)
Pain Medication Options
Tips for Partners
Tips on the best way to travel in NYC during labor!
The purpose is to present labor as a normal body process and to offer you the most comprehensive information for a more fulfilling birthing experience. Our goal is to help you determine which options are right for you; for some this means getting an epidural, for others using non-medical options and for many a combo of both! We offer unbiased, evidence based information on the realty of birthing in NYC.
All instructors are certified childbirth educators and have attended births at all of the major NYC Hospitals and Birth Centers. We use a combination of slide and video clips to help illustrate various aspects of birth. Our video clips do depict birth situations but they are not graphic in nature.
Childbirth Preparation is a 6.5-hour one-day intensive class or over two weeknights. Lunch is provided on the weekend classes.
When to take: Any time in your third trimester.
Class Cost: $395 for one or two people. This includes the pregnant mom and her partner or support person.
For Schedule and Registration : www.citybirths.com
FSA/HSA: Most classes are eligible for FSA/HSA coverage.