NYC Lamaze Classes and Doula Care

Hello and Welcome!  My name is Janet Bogardus.  I teach Lamaze childbirth classes, serve as a birth doula and offer breastfeeding guidance to NYC area families.

As a NYC childbirth expert, with almost two decades of experience assisting families like yours, I am here to help you prepare with confidence.

You can do it. I can help.

Since 2006, I have been on faculty at Mt. Sinai West Hospital first offering prenatal yoga and then childbirth classes as well. Through my work both within the hospital and in the community I have helped thousands of families from the New York City area including Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx, Westchester and Northern New Jersey. Based in Manhattan, I live with my husband, two dynamic teenage daughters and lovable dog Mars.  

CHILDBIRTH CLASSES.   Looking for childbirth classes that work with your schedule?  Many busy New Yorkers find it hard to commit to a 12-week series or weekend intensive. I can craft a custom childbirth class tailored to your unique needs and interests. You’ll gain valuable knowledge and a big plus is that my cost is less than many group classes.

BIRTH DOULA CARE.  As a birth doula, I have had the privilege of attending over 100 births in the New York City area since 2008.  Your child’s birth is one of the most important days of your life.  Whether this is your first baby or your fourth, I will be 100% devoted to your needs during this emotional, empowering, transcending experience.

"Janet is comforting, strong and informed."  >>read more

Here I am sharing some tips for labor on cafemom!