Knowledge is power, especially when it comes to your birthing day! Our childbirth education class is packed with tools and information for both you and your partner, beyond what you might get in a standard hospital course. We delve deeper into the birthing process, highlighting the empowering perspective on how your body was designed to give birth. We also shed more light on various birthing options, coping strategies, and medical interventions. Utilizing this knowledge, you can formulate a “birthing concept” to help you create an open dialog with your medical providers and ensure you are all on the same page. And it’s not just for the mamas! This interactive workshop will help your partner build their labor and delivery support toolbox, full of coping measures, yoga poses, acupressure points, breathing techniques and more.
Recommended at 20+ weeks, dress comfortably, and bring snacks.
Childbirth Education: Essentials for a More Easeful Birth
January 7, 2018, 1:00 – 7:00 pm in Tuckahoe
As a husband, you sometimes feel removed from the birthing process and its hard to understand what your wife is going through. These classes are more than just learning about birth; it gives you tips and tools that get your through the early parts of labor to first moments with your new baby. The knowledge is invaluable. After taking the class, you have to confidence to own the entire experience together with your partner.
It was eye opening to realize how many options I have and how many decisions I can dictate to my doctor beforehand.
Jacqui is an amazing instructor! She made the course engaging and fun! I am so glad we took this course with her as opposed to our hospital. It was enlightening and informative and my husband and I left with a sense of comfort knowing we are a bit more prepared. We feel that we have a guided notion of what our birthing concept will be thanks to her!
Breastfeeding Basics & Postpartum Wellness
Becoming a parent is a tremendous life transition. This workshop will help you to understand the physiological and emotional changes that occur in the first few weeks and months after birth, and how to prepare, plan and care for yourself during these amazing, but also challenging weeks. We will also cover the basics of breastfeeding. You will learn how the body makes milk, what happens when mature milk comes in, how to position and latch your baby properly, troubleshooting common breastfeeding issues, swaddling and baby’s hunger cues. Don’t wait until your baby is born to begin learning! Dress comfortably and bring a snack and water.
3 Hours, $75 per couple
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I’ve been blessed to experience the birth of three children. My daughters were both c-section births with my ex-wife and my son was a natural birth with my partner Karen. I went into Karen’s pregnancy with some preconceived ideas about child birth, most of which conflicted with the type of experience Karen wanted. Being a very holistic, natural and health conscious woman, Karen signed us up for child birth classes at Yoga Haven. My first reaction was, “oh no, I’m going to have to sit through 5 weeks of classes with a bunch of hippies!” I didn’t imagine that I’d get anything useful out of these classes. I couldn’t have been more wrong. Signing us up for the Yoga Haven childbirth classes was one of the best decisions we made for ourselves, and our son! From the first moments of the class, our instructor, made me feel at ease with what we were going to do during our sessions. She instilled confidence in me as a partner and father to be, and helped me feel strong enough to support Karen through the birth, and beyond.
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