Tue Mar 31, 7:30 - 9:00 PM (EDT)

Join Jen Mayer, of Baby Caravan and Ashley Brichter, founder of Birth Smarter for a discussion in light of recent news that hospitals are beginning to restrict partners (husbands, wives, co-parents, doulas etc) from labor and delivery and postpartum visits.

We will give you our best advice for laboring solo and give partner’s advice for supporting someone virtually. We’ll discuss the realities of “laboring at home as long as possible” and also walk you through how you might utilize a doula for support.

This session is advised for folks due before May 5th.

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

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

Mon Apr 13, 6:30 - 9:30 PM (EDT)

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 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.

Sat Apr 25, 1:00 - 6:30 PM (EDT)

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 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 Apr 29, 7:30 - 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!

Mon May 4, 6:30 - 9:30 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 May 6, 6:30 - 8:30 PM (EDT)

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 May 7, 6:30 - 8:30 PM (EDT)

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.

Sat May 16, 1:00 PM - Sun May 17, 7:00 PM (EDT)

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

We see pregnancy and birth as A Pregnant Opportunity. Join us for a relevant and fun class that will prepare you for birth, and beyond!

Wed May 27, 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 May 31, 12:30 - 6:30 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

Sun Jun 7, 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

Sat Jun 13, 12:30 PM - Sun Jun 14, 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

Mon Jun 22, 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.

Fri Jun 26, 6:30 PM - Sun Jun 28, 6:30 PM (EDT)

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

We see pregnancy and birth as A Pregnant Opportunity. Join us for a relevant and fun class that will prepare you for birth, and beyond!

Sat Jul 11, 12:30 PM - Sun Jul 12, 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

Sun Jul 19, 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

Mon Jul 20, 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.

Fri Jul 31, 6:30 PM - Sun Aug 2, 6:30 PM (EDT)

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

We see pregnancy and birth as A Pregnant Opportunity. Join us for a relevant and fun class that will prepare you for birth, and beyond!