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

Wed Oct 23, 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

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!

Wed Oct 30, 7:30 - 9:00 PM (EDT)

Whether you are planning a cesarean or would like to be prepared in the case of an unexpected switch, you’re welcome to join Ashley Brichter and Elizabeth Perez as they 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

Wed Nov 6, 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

Sun Nov 10, 3:00 - 6:00 PM (EST)

Core Pilates, 900 Broadway, NY, NY, USA

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.

Mon Nov 11, 6:30 - 8:30 PM (EST)

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

Year One: A Conversation for Dads + Partners
Part worksop part support group! Really just a good ol’ space to talk + think.

While partner’s often take longer to bond with baby then the birthing parent we know that a the role of the partner is critically important for a child’s development and birthing person’s wellbeing. Since co-parenting, today, involves so much more than putting bread on the table, we invite you to take a minute and wrap your mind around some of the real s*%t that might go down. If you’re not giving birth, 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? Take care of yourself? What is your role once you’re back at work?

Built for the expectant parent, we also welcome new parents with or without their babes.

Wed Nov 13, 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 Nov 14, 6:30 - 9:30 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

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

Thu Nov 21, 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.

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

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!

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.

Wed Dec 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 Dec 4, 6:30 - 9:30 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

Sun Dec 8, 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

Mon Dec 9, 6:30 - 8:30 PM (EST)

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

Year One: A Conversation for Dads + Partners
Part worksop part support group! Really just a good ol’ space to talk + think.

While partner’s often take longer to bond with baby then the birthing parent we know that a the role of the partner is critically important for a child’s development and birthing person’s wellbeing. Since co-parenting, today, involves so much more than putting bread on the table, we invite you to take a minute and wrap your mind around some of the real s*%t that might go down. If you’re not giving birth, 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? Take care of yourself? What is your role once you’re back at work?

Built for the expectant parent, we also welcome new parents with or without their babes.

Wed Dec 11, 6:30 - 8:30 PM (EST)

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

Fri Dec 13, 6:30 PM - Sun Dec 15, 6:30 PM (EST)

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 Dec 16, 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.

Wed Dec 18, 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 Dec 19, 6:30 - 9:30 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

Wed Jan 8, 2020, 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 Feb 5, 2020, 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, 2020, 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 Apr 1, 2020, 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 May 6, 2020, 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