Wed Aug 21, 6:30 - 8:30 PM (EDT)

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

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 a newborn

the difference between a postpartum doula and a baby nurse, and who else you might want in your circle of support

essential products and resources for self-care

Wed Sep 4, 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

Wed Sep 11, 6:30 - 8:00 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 help you separate fact from fiction and walk you through the NYC birth scene. What’s good when it comes to hospitals, birth centers, doctors, midwives, doulas, birth classes, body workers (and more)!

Wed Sep 11, 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

Fri Sep 13, 6:30 PM - Sun Sep 15, 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!

Mon Sep 16, 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.

Wed Sep 18, 6:30 - 9:00 PM (EDT)

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

Breastfeeding may be natural but it is usually not easy! Join us to learn how to encourage a baby to latch well, identify a baby who is not getting enough milk, understand where to go for more support, recognize when the breast pump can be your best friend, hear what’s up with hand expression, think through foods you may need to avoid when breastfeeding and so, so much more!

Thu Sep 19, 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 Sep 21, 12:30 PM - Sun Sep 22, 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 Sep 23, 6:30 - 8:00 PM (EDT)

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 help you separate fact from fiction and walk you through the NYC birth scene. What’s good when it comes to hospitals, birth centers, doctors, midwives, doulas, birth classes, body workers (and more)!

Wed Sep 25, 6:30 - 8:00 PM (EDT)

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

Come 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 Sep 26, 6:30 - 8:30 PM (EDT)

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

While partner’s often take longer to bond with baby than the birthing parent we know that fatherhood is critically important for a child’s development and mother’s wellbeing. Since fatherhood, today, involves so much more than putting bread on the table, we invite you to take a minute, over donuts and coffee, and wrap your mind around some of the real s*%t that might go down. What is your role in all of this baby stuff? Should you watch the baby come out? How can you show up for your partner physically and emotionally after labor and delivery? What is your role once you’re back at work? How can you take care of yourself? Built for the expectant father, we also welcome new dads with or without their babes.

Wed Oct 2, 6:30 - 9:00 PM (EDT)

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

Sun Oct 6, 3:00 - 5:00 PM (EDT)

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

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 a newborn

the difference between a postpartum doula and a baby nurse, and who else you might want in your circle of support

essential products and resources for self-care

Mon Oct 7, 6:30 - 8:30 PM (EDT)

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

You’re invited to learn how you can maintain a healthy core and pelvic floor! Ideal for pregnant and postpartum women, but truly beneficial for anyone with a pelvis. All bodies are welcome!

You will learn the ABCs (Awareness, Breath, and Coordination) of optimal core function. You’ll also learn why doing a million kegels simply isnt’ the best course of action. Topics include:

Anatomy and function of pelvic floor muscles

How pelvic awareness can improve your core function + proper kegel vs. reverse kegel instructions

Postural adjustments for pelvic health (especially as it relates to pregnany and the postpartum period)

When to seek out pelvic health specialists and resources for pelvic-floor friendly fitness options!

The information is offered in a relaxed and engaging manner. There is a small movement component. You will leave with a very empowering understanding of your body and the best practices for moving forward.

Wed Oct 9, 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.

Tue Oct 15, 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.

Wed Oct 16, 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

Sat Oct 19, 12:30 PM - Sun Oct 20, 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

Fri Oct 25, 6:30 PM - Sun Oct 27, 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 Nov 16, 12:30 PM - Sun Nov 17, 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

Fri Nov 22, 6:30 PM - Sun Nov 24, 6:30 PM (EST)

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!

Sun Nov 24, 3:00 - 5:00 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.