Private NYC Childbirth Classes

Private NYC Childbirth Classes

A private NYC childbirth class is a perfect choice for families with busy schedules or special circumstances.  In the comfort of your own home I will come and teach a custom Lamaze childbirth class in 3-4 hours.

Whether you are keenly interested in natural birth, need pain coping strategies to use before an epidural, or want extra support to prepare for breastfeeding, my private childbirth classes are designed to meet your specific needs and interests.  I am available to teach families in the greater NYC area, including Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Bronx and Northern New Jersey.

"She brings props, charts, handouts; everything you'll need to visualize, feel and imagine the transformational journey you're about to undertake. She also explains everything patiently and carefully and is a warm, kind easygoing person."  >>read more

My goal is twofold: to help you go within yourself and tap the trust that you have for your own body, and to help your partner understand how to be of great support on this wonderful day.

Private childbirth classes include:

  • Anatomy of Pregnancy
  • How you can tell when you are in labor
  • Stages and Phases of Labor including the Role of Hormones and Emotional Sign Posts
  • Practice Positions that are Great to Labor In
  • Relaxation and Breathing Techniques
  • Induction or Augmentation-natural versus medical
  • What if an Epidural or Cesarean Birth is needed?
  • Stage 2 Pushing
  • Breastfeeding and Postpartum
  • Resources and much, much more!
  • I will bring handouts that are yours to keep and props that we will work with during the class.
"It's obvious she's been doing this a long a time and her integrity and broad knowledge base are evident right away. (As well, she is a certified lactation consultant, so she'll touch on breastfeeding as part of the class if you're interested.)" >>read more

At the end of your private childbirth class you will feel prepared, relaxed and ready for the birth of your child.

The cost of this private Lamaze prenatal class is $375 (each session lasts 3-4 hours).If you have another couple that you’d like to do the class with the cost is $300 per couple and the class is 4-5 hours long.   **If you hire me as your doula and childbirth educator, I offer this class at the discounted rate of $300.

"My husband and I took Janet's private birthing class and loved it. For the same price you'd pay for many a Manhattan 'group' class, Janet comes to your home and gives a thorough and personalized private session. This is so comforting in later stages of pregnancy, when you're tired all the time, plus the 1:1 attention cannot be beat. Scheduling was a breeze and she is incredibly responsive on email. I took the class at 34 weeks and now at 38 weeks, I feel relaxed and ready for my son's arrival thanks to Janet!"  >> read more testimonials