Love Child is proud to host workshops by NYC's premiere Childbirth Education and Birth Preparation Providers. 


LOVE CHILD BIRTH

A comprehensive birth and postpartum class taught by Love Child founder, Neelu Shruti. We will cover what to expect in labor; natural and pharmacological pain management techniques; positions for labor at home, birth center and hospital; partner massage; breathing and relaxation techniques; how to use a birth ball; all about doulas; what to expect with epidurals, common birth complications, cesarian section surgery and recovery and general postpartum expectations, care and recovery.

Monday September 11th, 6.30pm - 9pm.

LOVE CHILD BABY

A comprehensive baby class taught by Love Child founder, Neelu Shruti to teach you everything you need to know about bringing home a newborn. We will cover newborn medical procedures; all about breastfeeding, bottle feeding and pumping; sleep schedules, how to change a diaper, swaddle and soothe a baby; all about postpartum doulas and baby nurses; baby massage and how to safely wear your baby. 

Monday September 18th, 6.30pm - 9pm

Birth & Baby Class . Cost per Couple . $500 members . $575 non-members

BIRTH PLANNING & YOGA FOR LABOR

These personalized sessions are also a helpful starting point for conversations with your care provider, which is often the first step toward realizing your birth plan and preferences. Most importantly, just by going through a birth plan, you are taking a big step to inform yourself about all of your choices. You will receive the most up-to-date information on birth practices, our comprehensive birth plan, hospital/birth-center packing list and simplified to-do lists and preparation materials. We'll also cover your rights and how to advocate for you needs at your place of birth so that you are better equipped for a smooth experience. 

You will learn what to expect in labor, to notice the early signs, practice positions to labor at home and at a hospital or birth center, breathing and relaxation techniques and partner massage techniques for different stages of labor, learn how to use natural pain management techniques such as counter pressure, and we will teach you how to use props such as birth balls and rebozos, as well as other physical comfort measures. 

Hosted by Neelu Shruti


CHILDBIRTH EDUCATION

For expectant parents who want a no-frills childbirth class in a nutshell. One 3-hour session.

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

Hosted by Birth Day Presence and Baby Zone NYC


HYPNOBIRTHING

Looking for ways to have a calm, peaceful, gentle birth? HypnoBirthing®, the Mongan Method, is a complete childbirth education series taught in a format of five classes. You and your birthing partner will learn methods of rapid relaxation, fear release, visualization, affirmation, self hypnosis and different breathing techniques to increase your comfort and confidence, which will help you stay focused on the birth you want. You will have an opportunity to build community with other expecting folks and join our growing Love Child community. 

Class dates: September 16th - October 14th

Saturdays 11:30am - 2pm


NEWBORN CARE

Many Parents experience mixed emotions regarding taking their baby home.  They fear that they won't know how to take care of their little one.  The Baby Basics Class focuses on building the foundations for caring for a Newborns which grow into caring for a Baby.   Each couple will get Hands-On Practice during the class to ensure that they understand and feel comfortable with the skills.

Skills taught include:  Routines & Scheduling, Feeding, Bathing, Diapering, Cord Care, Calming Techniques, Infant Safety and Common Illness and Sick Care.

Class last approximately 2 hours and costs $255/couple.  


INFANT & CHILD CPR  

CPR may be the most important skills for parents and caretakers to understand.  While we hope to never have to use them, they can literally be Life Saving.  Clients learn the basics of Infant and Child CPR, Choking Prevention and Resolution, as well as Baby Safety and come away with the knowledge, skills and the confidence necessary to keep their babies safe.

Training last approximately 2 hours and costs $125/person. 

Hosted by Baby Zone NYC


BREASTFEEDING BASICS

Expectant parents will learn about the physiologic process of lactation, the anatomy of the breast and baby's mouth and how to obtain a good latch for sustainable breastfeeding. We go over different breastfeeding positions, feeding schedules and amounts, how to know that your baby is getting enough milk and how to maintain and increase your milk supply. We will also cover pumping and storing breast milk and finish up with some troubleshooting.

Class lasts 2 hours and costs $175. Each client is welcome to bring a partner or supporter.

Hosted by Baby Zone NYC


PRIVATE CLASSES

Any of our birth prep classes may be customized to fit your specific needs.

The advantage of a private in-home session is that we will be able to show you methods and techniques for labor in your own home - how to labor on your bed, in the bathroom, how to use countertops and furniture to make the most of your time at home.

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