10 Hr. Weekend Intensive
At Carriage House, we have culled our shared birth and postpartum experiences and training to develop a strong, interesting and fun classroom experience. We believe that it is best to fill your perinatal tool bag with as many options as possible, therefore we teach what is most useful and use what we feel are the best elements from the various laboring and healing methods that are out there today. Whether at home, in a hospital, or a birth center, we believe that good outcomes happen when fear is replaced by confidence and understanding of the gestational body and the very normal experience that is pregnancy, childbirth and the early postpartum period.
The Carriage House Birth Intensive Childbirth Education is a ten-hour, one weekend (Saturday, Sunday) commitment.
Class covers but is not limited to:
- Anatomy and Physiology of Pregnancy and Birth
- Physical and Emotional Stages of Pregnancy
- Physical and Emotional Stages of Labor
- Pain Coping Techniques – from visualization to hands-on, water and beyond
- Birth Preferences (formerly known as the birth plan)
- Pain Management Options and hands-on practice
- Labor Support–who to have at your birth
- Interventions and Induction
- Cesarean Birth
- Your Postpartum Body, Mind and Life
Class cost covers attendance for two people.
Laura has been working in the continuum of reproductive and perinatal health and wellness for six years. From birth doula work, lactation counseling, childbirth and infant feeding education (breast, chest and bottles) to coaching new doulas, her commitment to the wellness of her clients and community is deep. One of her greatest professional joys is teaching childbirth education to expecting parents as a means of information sharing, community building and empowerment in preparation for childbirth.
Her recent full-time position is as an LMSW and Director of the Women's Center at the Jewish Community House of Bensonhurst where she runs community support groups for expecting and new parents, eating disorder prevention groups for young women, workforce development for single mothers and a diaper bank for those in need. She's also working with the wonderful clinicians of The Root Therapy NYC.