Sun Jan 26, 1:00 - 6:30 PM (EST)

FPC-NYC / Fit Pregnancy Club, 552 Broadway, NY, NY, USA

Our class is based on the fundamentals of physiological birth. We teach you how birth happens under optimal conditions and then build a framework for understanding how to improvise given the realities of our bodies and the current medical system.

We will cover the anatomy and physiology of pregnancy and birth with a focus on

alignment and movement habits to encourage optimize fetal positioning and minimize pain in labor

strategies to shorten the pushing phase and prevent tearing or birth injury

Wed Jan 29, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM (EST)

Wed Jan 29, 6:30 - 9:30 PM (EST)

FPC-NYC / Fit Pregnancy Club, 552 Broadway, NY, NY, USA

So you can hit the ground running, this class offers a comprehensive look at breastfeeding and newborn care in the first few days, weeks, and months. We will go beyond the basics of swaddling, diapering, and bathing, to help you develop a sophisticated framework for responding to your newborn’s needs.

Thu Jan 30, 6:30 - 8:30 PM (EST)

The Wild, 272 Driggs Ave, Brooklyn, New York, USA

As a compliment to a more standard childbirth education class, or a deep dive into hands-on practice for Birth Smarter students, this session will give you the guidance and space to practice what may work best during each stage of labor (with or without an epidural). This is an ideal space for partners to experiment with the hands-on support strategies and become more confident in their role as labor support person. We will focus on breathing techniques, birthing positions, massage and comforting touch, tools such as the birth ball, peanut ball, and rebozo, relaxation mantras, aromatherapy, and acupressure points.

Wed Feb 5, 1:00 - 3:00 PM (EST)

The Wild, 272 Driggs Ave, Brooklyn, New York, USA

Birth Smarter + The Wild invite you to mix, mingle and enjoy a stimulating conversation on the first Wednesday of every month (except January).

In the past we have featured:

Katinka Locasio, of Earth and Sky Healing Arts
Megan Davidson, Author of Your Birth Plan
Irene Donahue, Founder of MamaCore

and led sessions on

Movement for Low Back Pain
Writing for Birth Workers

Thu Feb 6, 7:00 - 9:00 PM (EST)

Whether you are planning a cesarean or would like to be prepared in the case of an unexpected switch, let us walk you through best practices for cesarean brith procedures and recovery.

The course will cover

  • standard cesarean produces and family centered family procedures including skin to skin, breastfeeding in the OR, and microbiome seeding
  • comfort and coping strategies
  • postpartum physical and emotional recovery and bonding with baby

Sat Feb 8, 12:30 PM - Sun Feb 9, 6:00 PM (EST)

The Wild, 272 Driggs Ave, Brooklyn, New York, USA

Our class is based on the fundamentals of physiological birth. We teach you how birth happens under optimal conditions and then build a framework for understanding how to improvise given the realities of our bodies and the current medical system.

We will cover the anatomy and physiology of pregnancy and birth with a focus on

alignment and movement habits to encourage optimize fetal positioning and minimize pain in labor

strategies to shorten the pushing phase and prevent tearing or birth injury

Wed Feb 12, 6:30 - 9:30 PM (EST)

FPC-NYC / Fit Pregnancy Club, 552 Broadway, NY, NY, USA

Birth Smarter childbirth preparation classes are built on two pillars: birth physiology or how babies get out of our body and the cultural and political context in which births happen. We also believe that pregnancy and labor training is an opportunity to embrace a variety of approaches that can enhance your overall well-being. In addition to teaching you what will go down in optimal conditions, we will give you a framework for navigating the current medical system with confidence. We cannot predict how your birth will unfold, but know to be satisfied with your experience you need to be able to think, question, and improvise in the moment.

Thu Feb 20, 6:30 - 8:30 PM (EST)

The Wild, 272 Driggs Ave, Brooklyn, New York, USA

Whether you’ve been dreaming about this pregnancy for years or it caught you by surprise, no one is quite ready for the level of anxiety or overwhelm that comes from having to make decisions while pregnant, especially in NYC. Like sitting down with a professional wedding planner, the goal of this session is to bring clarity and calm into your journey. This light-hearted and short class is intended for those pre-conception or in their first and second trimesters. We will walk you through what’s good when it comes to hospitals, birth centers, doctors, midwives, doulas, birth classes, body workers (and more)!

AND!!! meet Jen Mayer, founder of Baby Caravan, NYC’s leading birth and postpartum doula agency. She will explain why so many people are giving birth with a doula at their side; how doulas support partners as well as those delivering; the range of expertise between doulas in the city; the difference between a postpartum doula and a night nurse; and answer all of your questions. Baby Caravan Doulas will be in attendance as well (if they’re not at a birth!) so you can meet some folks actively taking on clients. Partners are welcome, and encouraged to attend this free information session.

Sun Feb 23, 1:00 - 6:30 PM (EST)

FPC-NYC / Fit Pregnancy Club, 552 Broadway, NY, NY, USA

Our class is based on the fundamentals of physiological birth. We teach you how birth happens under optimal conditions and then build a framework for understanding how to improvise given the realities of our bodies and the current medical system.

We will cover the anatomy and physiology of pregnancy and birth with a focus on

alignment and movement habits to encourage optimize fetal positioning and minimize pain in labor

strategies to shorten the pushing phase and prevent tearing or birth injury

Tue Feb 25, 7:00 - 9:00 PM (EST)

Do you feel prepared for life in the immediate days and weeks after childbirth? In order to encourage a seamless physical recovery, decrease your likelihood of postpartum mood and anxiety disorders and increase family bonding, we encourage you to talk through the moving parts of postpartum life before you give birth!

Together, we will discuss

  • physical and emotional needs following labor and delivery, including ways to increase rest, move mindfully, and eat well
  • strategies for maintaining a healthy relationship with your newborn as well as your partner
  • the difference between a postpartum doula and a baby nurse, and anyone else you might want in your circle of support
  • essential products and resources for self-care
  • and so much more!

Wed Feb 26, 6:30 - 8:30 PM (EST)

FPC-NYC / Fit Pregnancy Club, 552 Broadway, NY, NY, USA

“I still don’t understand how I am going to get this baby out of my body” - said nearly every woman ever. Pushing is often most dramatic phase of childbirth but often comes without instructions, even in long form childbirth classes (there is never enough time!). We will walk you through the boney pelvis, pelvic floor muscles, fetal alignment, and breathing techniques so you can understand the physiology of pushing. You will practice various positions and make an action plan for at-home exercises to help train your body for the main event.

Thu Feb 27, 6:30 - 9:30 PM (EST)

The Wild, 272 Driggs Ave, Brooklyn, New York, USA

So you can hit the ground running, this class offers a comprehensive look at breastfeeding and newborn care in the first few days, weeks, and months. We will go beyond the basics of swaddling, diapering, and bathing, to help you develop a sophisticated framework for responding to your newborn’s needs.

Sat Feb 29, 12:30 - 6:30 PM (EST)

The Wild, 272 Driggs Ave, Brooklyn, New York, USA

Our class is based on the fundamentals of physiological birth. We teach you how birth happens under optimal conditions and then build a framework for understanding how to improvise given the realities of our bodies and the current medical system.

We will cover the anatomy and physiology of pregnancy and birth with a focus on

alignment and movement habits to encourage optimize fetal positioning and minimize pain in labor

strategies to shorten the pushing phase and prevent tearing or birth injury

Sun Mar 1, 2:30 - 6:00 PM (EST)

Flow Physio Therapy, 68 Jay St, Suite 609, Brooklyn, NY, New York

You don’t need to become a doula in order to gain perspective and language to help set your clients up for better births and advocate for better birth practices!

This workshop will teach you the brilliance of the pregnant body, the places modern society has positively and negatively affected childbirth, and what you can do right now to help your clients prevent their risk of everything from perineal tears to postpartum mood and anxiety disorders.

Wed Mar 4, 1:00 - 3:00 PM (EST)

The Wild, 272 Driggs Ave, Brooklyn, New York, USA

Birth Smarter + The Wild invite you to mix, mingle and enjoy a stimulating conversation on the first Wednesday of every month (except January).

In the past we have featured:

Katinka Locasio, of Earth and Sky Healing Arts
Megan Davidson, Author of Your Birth Plan
Irene Donahue, Founder of MamaCore

and led sessions on

Movement for Low Back Pain
Writing for Birth Workers

Wed Mar 4, 6:30 - 8:30 PM (EST)

FPC-NYC / Fit Pregnancy Club, 552 Broadway, NY, NY, USA

Whether you’ve been dreaming about this pregnancy for years or it caught you by surprise, no one is quite ready for the level of anxiety or overwhelm that comes from having to make decisions while pregnant, especially in NYC. Like sitting down with a professional wedding planner, the goal of this session is to bring clarity and calm into your journey. This light-hearted and short class is intended for those pre-conception or in their first and second trimesters. We will walk you through what’s good when it comes to hospitals, birth centers, doctors, midwives, doulas, birth classes, body workers (and more)!

AND!!! meet Jen Mayer, founder of Baby Caravan, NYC’s leading birth and postpartum doula agency. She will explain why so many people are giving birth with a doula at their side; how doulas support partners as well as those delivering; the range of expertise between doulas in the city; the difference between a postpartum doula and a night nurse; and answer all of your questions. Baby Caravan Doulas will be in attendance as well (if they’re not at a birth!) so you can meet some folks actively taking on clients. Partners are welcome, and encouraged to attend this free information session.

Thu Mar 5, 6:30 - 8:30 PM (EST)

The Wild, 272 Driggs Ave, Brooklyn, New York, USA

As a stand alone workshop, a compliment to a more standard childbirth education class, or a deep dive into hands-on practice for Birth Smarter students, this session will give you the guidance and space to practice what may work best during each stage of labor (with or without an epidural). This is an ideal space for partners to experiment with the hands-on support strategies and become more confident in their role as labor support person. We will focus on breathing techniques, birthing positions, massage and comforting touch, tools such as the birth ball, peanut ball, and rebozo, relaxation mantras, aromatherapy, and acupressure points.

Wed Mar 11, 6:30 - 9:30 PM (EDT)

FPC-NYC / Fit Pregnancy Club, 552 Broadway, NY, NY, USA

So you can hit the ground running, this class offers a comprehensive look at breastfeeding and newborn care in the first few days, weeks, and months. We will go beyond the basics of swaddling, diapering, and bathing, to help you develop a sophisticated framework for responding to your newborn’s needs.

Sun Mar 15, 1:00 - 6:30 PM (EDT)

FPC-NYC / Fit Pregnancy Club, 552 Broadway, NY, NY, USA

Our class is based on the fundamentals of physiological birth. We teach you how birth happens under optimal conditions and then build a framework for understanding how to improvise given the realities of our bodies and the current medical system.

We will cover the anatomy and physiology of pregnancy and birth with a focus on

alignment and movement habits to encourage optimize fetal positioning and minimize pain in labor

strategies to shorten the pushing phase and prevent tearing or birth injury

Thu Mar 26, 6:30 - 9:30 PM (EDT)

The Wild, 272 Driggs Ave, Brooklyn, New York, USA

So you can hit the ground running, this class offers a comprehensive look at breastfeeding and newborn care in the first few days, weeks, and months. We will go beyond the basics of swaddling, diapering, and bathing, to help you develop a sophisticated framework for responding to your newborn’s needs.

Sat Mar 28, 12:30 PM - Sun Mar 29, 6:00 PM (EDT)

The Wild, 272 Driggs Ave, Brooklyn, New York, USA

Our class is based on the fundamentals of physiological birth. We teach you how birth happens under optimal conditions and then build a framework for understanding how to improvise given the realities of our bodies and the current medical system.

We will cover the anatomy and physiology of pregnancy and birth with a focus on

alignment and movement habits to encourage optimize fetal positioning and minimize pain in labor

strategies to shorten the pushing phase and prevent tearing or birth injury

Tue Mar 31, 7:00 - 9:00 PM (EDT)

Do you feel prepared for life in the immediate days and weeks after childbirth? In order to encourage a seamless physical recovery, decrease your likelihood of postpartum mood and anxiety disorders and increase family bonding, we encourage you to talk through the moving parts of postpartum life before you give birth!

Together, we will discuss

  • physical and emotional needs following labor and delivery, including ways to increase rest, move mindfully, and eat well
  • strategies for maintaining a healthy relationship with your newborn as well as your partner
  • the difference between a postpartum doula and a baby nurse, and anyone else you might want in your circle of support
  • essential products and resources for self-care
  • and so much more!

Wed Apr 1, 1:00 - 3:00 PM (EDT)

The Wild, 272 Driggs Ave, Brooklyn, New York, USA

Birth Smarter + The Wild invite you to mix, mingle and enjoy a stimulating conversation on the first Wednesday of every month (except January).

In the past we have featured:

Katinka Locasio, of Earth and Sky Healing Arts
Megan Davidson, Author of Your Birth Plan
Irene Donahue, Founder of MamaCore

and led sessions on

Movement for Low Back Pain
Writing for Birth Workers

Wed Apr 8, 6:30 - 9:30 PM (EDT)

FPC-NYC / Fit Pregnancy Club, 552 Broadway, NY, NY, USA

Our class is based on the fundamentals of physiological birth. We teach you how birth happens under optimal conditions and then build a framework for understanding how to improvise given the realities of our bodies and the current medical system.

We will cover the anatomy and physiology of pregnancy and birth with a focus on

alignment and movement habits to encourage optimize fetal positioning and minimize pain in labor

strategies to shorten the pushing phase and prevent tearing or birth injury

Thu Apr 9, 7:00 - 9:00 PM (EDT)

Whether you are planning a cesarean or would like to be prepared in the case of an unexpected switch, let us walk you through best practices for cesarean brith procedures and recovery.

The course will cover

  • standard cesarean produces and family centered family procedures including skin to skin, breastfeeding in the OR, and microbiome seeding
  • comfort and coping strategies
  • postpartum physical and emotional recovery and bonding with baby

Sat Apr 18, 12:30 PM - Sun Apr 19, 6:00 PM (EDT)

The Wild, 272 Driggs Ave, Brooklyn, New York, USA

Our class is based on the fundamentals of physiological birth. We teach you how birth happens under optimal conditions and then build a framework for understanding how to improvise given the realities of our bodies and the current medical system.

We will cover the anatomy and physiology of pregnancy and birth with a focus on

alignment and movement habits to encourage optimize fetal positioning and minimize pain in labor

strategies to shorten the pushing phase and prevent tearing or birth injury

Wed Apr 22, 6:30 - 8:30 PM (EDT)

FPC-NYC / Fit Pregnancy Club, 552 Broadway, NY, NY, USA

“I still don’t understand how I am going to get this baby out of my body” - said nearly every woman ever. Pushing is often most dramatic phase of childbirth but often comes without instructions, even in long form childbirth classes (there is never enough time!). We will walk you through the boney pelvis, pelvic floor muscles, fetal alignment, and breathing techniques so you can understand the physiology of pushing. You will practice various positions and make an action plan for at-home exercises to help train your body for the main event.

Sun Apr 26, 1:00 - 6:30 PM (EDT)

FPC-NYC / Fit Pregnancy Club, 552 Broadway, NY, NY, USA

Our class is based on the fundamentals of physiological birth. We teach you how birth happens under optimal conditions and then build a framework for understanding how to improvise given the realities of our bodies and the current medical system.

We will cover the anatomy and physiology of pregnancy and birth with a focus on

alignment and movement habits to encourage optimize fetal positioning and minimize pain in labor

strategies to shorten the pushing phase and prevent tearing or birth injury

Wed May 6, 1:00 - 3:00 PM (EDT)

The Wild, 272 Driggs Ave, Brooklyn, New York, USA

Birth Smarter + The Wild invite you to mix, mingle and enjoy a stimulating conversation on the first Wednesday of every month (except January).

In the past we have featured:

Katinka Locasio, of Earth and Sky Healing Arts
Megan Davidson, Author of Your Birth Plan
Irene Donahue, Founder of MamaCore

and led sessions on

Movement for Low Back Pain
Writing for Birth Workers