PREGNANCY AND PARENTING CLASSES

Our educational resource supporting new and expectant parents

Tribeca  |  Prospect Heights  |  Chelsea646-863-4500Info@pregnancyandparenting.com

15 Warren St
New York, NY 10007

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257 Flatbush Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11217

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364 8th avenue
New York, NY 10001

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Tribeca PediatricsPregnancy & Parenting

Our educational resource supporting new and expectant parents

Tribeca  |  Prospect Heights  |  Chelsea646-863-4500Info@pregnancyandparenting.com

15 Warren St
New York, NY 10007

Warren Street Office

257 Flatbush Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11217

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364 8th avenue
New York, NY 10001

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Coping During Labor

A small group session devoted entirely to coping with contractions during labor.

Topics included:

  • Focusing and meditation techniques.
  • Breath work and guided visualization.
  • Creating a calm birthing room.
  • Gentle touch.
  • Props and tools for coping.
  • Confidence building about the physiology of labor.
  • Optimal positioning for the various stages of labor.
  • Coping with labor at home, on the way to the hospital, in triage and in the labor & delivery room.
  • Coping during pushing and immediately post-birth.

Come join the group for a discussion, questions, and answers.

  • This session is available online only.
  • Duration: 2 hour session.
  • Price: $50 per person.
  • Please note:Pre-registration is required as the sessions are not enormous and do fill!

Ceridwen Morris

-Certified Cooperative Childbirth Educator (CCCE): Childbirth Education Association of Metropolitan New York (CEA-MNY)

 

Ceridwen Morris has been working with pregnant women and expectant parents for over ten years. Her writing on pregnancy and birth has appeared in numerous publications including The New York Times, Huffington Post and Babble. She co-authored the popular and open-minded pregnancy, birth and baby book “From the Hips” in 2007. Ceridwen now serves on the board of the Childbirth Education Association of New York. She has two kids and lives on the Upper West Side.

Childbirth Classes

Our live childbirth classes deliver up-to-the-moment guidance for women giving birth in this pandemic. Our teachers are highly qualified educators whose guidance can be essential at this time. Our basic childbirth classes have been reformatted to flow in an online, interactive format complete with follow-up labor support materials, resources and follow-up emails with the instructor.

Topics included:

  • How to know labor is starting, coping with early labor at home and when to go to the hospital.
  • Navigating the hospital — including policies, choices you will need to make and birth plans.
  • Medical procedures such as monitoring, induction, and cesarean birth.
  • Basic coping, pushing, post birth procedures and leaving the hospital.

This essential birth prep class is specifically designed for women giving birth RIGHT NOW in New York City (though it can be taken by expectant parents anywhere).

  • This class is now available online only.
  • Duration6 hours total instruction. These are offered as 2 sessions (3 hours each) or 3 sessions (2 hours each).
  • Fee per couple $250
  • Package Discount: Want to take the Essential Baby Care & Feeding class as well? Call 646-863-4500 to purchase the package and save $25.
  • Flex spending: Call 646-863-4500 to schedule your class using flex spending to pay for your classes.
  • Private Birth Preparation Classes: $300 – An alternative to the small group class is the option to work one-on-one with an instructor online. This is a 3-hour session and is concluded with a follow up from the instructor.

Bonu Decaires

-Certified Cooperative Childbirth Educator (CCCE): Childbirth Education Association of Metropolitan New York (CEA-MNY)
-Certified Labor Doula and Labor Doula Trainer: DONA International
-Undergraduate (Biology): Amherst College – Massachusetts
-Graduate (Nutritional Science): University of Massachusetts

 

Bonu has supported parents through hundreds of births in hospitals, homes and birth centers in NY and NJ. As a board member of The Childbirth Education Association of Metropolitan New York and workshop facilitator for Choices in Childbirth, Bonu enjoys sharing information to help parents make the best choices for themselves.

Ceridwen Morris

-Certified Cooperative Childbirth Educator (CCCE): Childbirth Education Association of Metropolitan New York (CEA-MNY)

 

Ceridwen Morris has been working with pregnant women and expectant parents for over ten years. Her writing on pregnancy and birth has appeared in numerous publications including The New York Times, Huffington Post and Babble. She co-authored the popular and open-minded pregnancy, birth and baby book “From the Hips” in 2007. Ceridwen now serves on the board of the Childbirth Education Association of New York. She has two kids and lives on the Upper West Side.

Jayne Freeman

-Certified Cooperative Childbirth Educator (CCCE): Childbirth Education Association of Metropolitan New York (CEA-MNY)

 

After the birth of her two daughters, Jayne started her own public access show “Mamarama” and in 2014, she successfully petitioned the Port Authority Trans Hudson (PATH) to create better seating awareness for pregnant passengers. Jayne says, “The transition from birth to new parenthood is life-altering, challenging and rewarding – all parents deserve guidance and support through their journey.”

Margot Hodes

-Certified Cooperative Childbirth Educator (CCCE): Childbirth Education Association of Metropolitan New York (CEA/MNY)
-Certified Lactation Counselor (CLC)
-Certified Doula (CD): DONA International
-Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES)
-Ed.D. Health Education: Teachers College, Columbia University – New York

 

Margot has worked in community health centers and non-profit agencies with families toward their goals of achieving healthier living since 1994. As a childbirth educator, Margot Hodes considers it a privilege to play a small part in an expectant family’s big journey to parenthood. A native New Yorker, Margot lives on the Lower East Side with her husband and two sons.

Robin Douthit

-Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator (LCCE)
-Cerified Birth Doula (CD): DONA International
-Certified Lactation Counselor (CLC)

 

Robin has been educating and supporting pregnant women and their families for over a decade. She also teaches childbirth preparation, baby feeding, newborn care, and sibling classes at NYU Langone Medical Center and Mount Sinai Hospital. Manhattan is her home where she shares a life with her family.

Vanessa Aja-Sigmon

-Certified Cooperative Childbirth Educator (CCCE): Childbirth Education Association of Metropolitan New York (CEA-MNY)
-Certified Lactation Counselor (CLC)

 

Vanessa’s background is in the human services and pastoral care counseling fields. Teaching in Brooklyn and Manhattan, Vanessa became a childbirth educator because she believes expectant families deserve smart, nuanced, practical, non-judgmental information during pregnancy and labor. Vanessa lives in Bay Ridge with her two children.

Vanessa Anton

-CPR & AED Certified Safety Expert
-Child Passenger Safety Technician
-American Red Cross Instructor
-American Heart Association B.L.S. Instructor
-Board Certified Holistic Health Practicioner

 

Vanessa has worked with families as a doula, a childbirth educator, a breastfeeding consultant and as a parenting educator since 1996. After completing her emergency care medical training, she embarked on making CPR more accessible to families and started Common Sense CPR in 2002. Vanessa believes in providing an opportunity for families to make informed choices with laughter and fun!

Essential Baby Care & Feeding

Our Essential Baby Care & Feeding class helps expectant parents prepare for the first weeks at home with their newborn. Understanding the basics of newborn behavior, sleep and feeding can be enormously helpful for first time parents.

Topics included:

  • Bathing, diapering and dressing a baby.
  • Understanding newborn sleep.
  • Normal newborn appearances and behavior.
  • Getting off to a good start with feeding.
  • Common feeding problems and how to avoid them.
  • Pumping and storing milk.
  • When to call the doctor.
  • This class is now available online only.
  • Duration:3 hour session.
  • Fee per couple: $170
  • Package Discount: Want to take the Childbirth class as well? Call 646-863-4500 to purchase the package and save $25.
  • Flex spending: Call 646-863-4500 to schedule your class using flex spending to pay for your classes.
  • Private sessions: All group classes available as private sessions, call for details.

Ceridwen Morris

-Certified Cooperative Childbirth Educator (CCCE): Childbirth Education Association of Metropolitan New York (CEA-MNY)

 

Ceridwen Morris has been working with pregnant women and expectant parents for over ten years. Her writing on pregnancy and birth has appeared in numerous publications including The New York Times, Huffington Post and Babble. She co-authored the popular and open-minded pregnancy, birth and baby book “From the Hips” in 2007. Ceridwen now serves on the board of the Childbirth Education Association of New York. She has two kids and lives on the Upper West Side.

Vanessa Anton

-CPR & AED Certified Safety Expert
-Child Passenger Safety Technician
-American Red Cross Instructor
-American Heart Association B.L.S. Instructor
-Board Certified Holistic Health Practicioner

 

Vanessa has worked with families as a doula, a childbirth educator, a breastfeeding consultant and as a parenting educator since 1996. After completing her emergency care medical training, she embarked on making CPR more accessible to families and started Common Sense CPR in 2002. Vanessa believes in providing an opportunity for families to make informed choices with laughter and fun!

Robin Douthit

-Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator (LCCE)
-Cerified Birth Doula (CD): DONA International
-Certified Lactation Counselor (CLC)

 

Robin has been educating and supporting pregnant women and their families for over a decade. She also teaches childbirth preparation, baby feeding, newborn care, and sibling classes at NYU Langone Medical Center and Mount Sinai Hospital. Manhattan is her home where she shares a life with her family.

Vanessa Aja-Sigmon

-Certified Cooperative Childbirth Educator (CCCE): Childbirth Education Association of Metropolitan New York (CEA-MNY)
-Certified Lactation Counselor (CLC)

 

Vanessa’s background is in the human services and pastoral care counseling fields. Teaching in Brooklyn and Manhattan, Vanessa became a childbirth educator because she believes expectant families deserve smart, nuanced, practical, non-judgmental information during pregnancy and labor. Vanessa lives in Bay Ridge with her two children.

Abigail Hofstrand

-Masters of Science (Pediatric Nurse Practitioner) Columbia University
-Bachelor of Science (Nursing) Pennsylvania State University
-CPNP (Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner)
-RN RNC-NIC (Certified NICU Nurse)
-CLC (Certified Lactation Counselor)
-NCS (Newborn Care Specialist)

 

Abigail joined Tribeca Pediatrics in 2014 and has been working in the Cardiac NICU at Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital as a PNP for 2 years. She has previously worked in the NICU at NYU Langone Medical Center and Brooklyn Hospital with over 7 years of experience. She began her career as a private baby nurse and enjoys teaching new parents how to become more independent and confident with newborns. She is currently finishing her Doctorate at Columbia University in Pediatrics.

Birth & Baby During COVID-19

Vanessa Anton, doula, educator and certified CPR instructor— and long-time, truly BELOVED Pregnancy & Parenting teacher— is offering informational sessions for expectant parents concerned about giving birth during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Topics included:

  • Giving birth alone, without a partner present in the hospital.
  • Changes in protocols in hospitals and how to navigate.
  • What to bring to the hospital to make things easier on myself.
  • How to make sense of actual risk when it comes to labor and newborn care.
  • How to get support before, during and after the labor when contact is limited or banned altogether.
  • What to do about breastfeeding support or help postpartum with a newborn.

Our teachers are offering all our classes online but this a la carte option is to help with these very challenging and changing circumstances. Come join the group for a discussion, questions, and answers.

  • This session is available online only.
  • Duration: 2 hour session.
  • Price: $25 per person.
  • Please note:Pre-registration is required as the sessions are not enormous and do fill!

Vanessa Anton

-CPR & AED Certified Safety Expert
-Child Passenger Safety Technician
-American Red Cross Instructor
-American Heart Association B.L.S. Instructor
-Board Certified Holistic Health Practicioner

 

Vanessa has worked with families as a doula, a childbirth educator, a breastfeeding consultant and as a parenting educator since 1996. After completing her emergency care medical training, she embarked on making CPR more accessible to families and started Common Sense CPR in 2002. Vanessa believes in providing an opportunity for families to make informed choices with laughter and fun!

CPR & Safety

Come learn infant and child CPR. This interactive, fun session will leave you well prepared for a cardiac or choking emergency. This class can be taken before or after birth.

Topics included:

  • Infant and child CPR, newborn to 12 years.
  • Critical safety information for new parents.
  • Techniques to help your infant or child in a breathing emergency.
  • Car seat safety and travel information.
  • This class is now available online only.
  • Duration: 2 hour session.
  • Price: $95 per person.
  • Flex spending: Call 646-863-4500 to schedule your class using flex spending to pay for your classes.
  • Please note: This is not a CPR certification class.

Vanessa Anton

-CPR & AED Certified Safety Expert
-Child Passenger Safety Technician
-American Red Cross Instructor
-American Heart Association B.L.S. Instructor
-Board Certified Holistic Health Practicioner

 

Vanessa has worked with families as a doula, a childbirth educator, a breastfeeding consultant and as a parenting educator since 1996. After completing her emergency care medical training, she embarked on making CPR more accessible to families and started Common Sense CPR in 2002. Vanessa believes in providing an opportunity for families to make informed choices with laughter and fun!

Geoff Gohacki

-BLS CPR Certified Instructor: American Heart Association -CPR, AED, & First Aid Certified Instructor: American Red Cross
-Certified Child Passenger Safety Technician: Safekids USA

 

Geoff has been an educator for over 15 years, with experience in classrooms, kitchens, and all sorts of other venues. As a Certified Child Passenger Safety Technican, he can help people correctly install car seats. Geoff is the father of two boys, aged 10 and 13, that keep him on his toes.