Baby Basics Bundle

Baby Basics Bundle

Planning for the arrival of your little one can feel overwhelming. Let us take some of the stress and anxiety off your shoulders and make this transition a bit easier with our Baby Basics Bundle!


This bundle includes:

  • Infant Safety & CPR
  • Newborn Care & Lactation

Upcoming Dates: August 4 (SOLD OUT) | September 8 | October 6

This Infant Safety & CPR workshop is for expectant parents or parents of babies up to 1 year of age. This class is a lively combination of lecture and demonstration and will cover infant CPR protocols and techniques, plus relief of choking for ages 0-12 months, car seat safety and first aid. There will be for questions, answers and discussion.  Give yourself an advantage when creating a safe environment for your family: prepare for emergencies in our CPR and Safety classes.


Our instructors pride themselves in teaching the most up to date protocols in the field of CPR of both the American Heart Association The American Red Cross.

This class helps parents and caregivers care for and protect infants and children. You’ll learn:

  • Basic infant (0-12 months) and child (1 year through puberty) CPR.
  • Techniques to help your infant or child in a choking emergency.
  • Basic first aid to keep your child out of the emergency room.
  • Key measures you can take to make traveling in a car safer for your infant and child.

*Please note: This workshop is NOT a CPR certification course.

Upcoming Dates: August 3 (SOLD OUT) | September 7 | October 5

Our Breastfeeding & Newborn Care class helps expecting families become familiar with what to expect once your little one has been born. We will start with the day of your baby’s birth and move forward into your breastfeeding journey and what to expect in the first weeks postpartum.

This 3-hour class will cover:

  • The Golden Hour- skin to skin with your baby in the delivery room
  • Standard newborn procedures and decisions to be made in the delivery room
  • Breastfeeding early postpartum and weeks later
  • How to get your baby to latch comfortably
  • How to know if your baby is getting enough milk
  • Breastfeeding positions, rhythms and routines
  • Tools that help with breastfeeding and what things to get for baby and breastfeeding
  • Intro to pumping and bottle feeding
  • Recovery from birth and physical/emotional changes
  • Baby’s weight development and sleep 
  • Common newborn adjustments in newborns
  • How to swaddle your baby
  • How to change a diaper
  • Umbilical cord / circumcision care
  • Red flags to look for & when to call the pediatrician
  • How to deal with engorgement, too much milk, not enough milk
  • Where and how partners can help after birth

After purchasing your bundle, we will email you within 1 business day to enroll you in the dates of your choice. Details (including times) are available on each individual workshop’s page.


Please note our cancellation policies here. We reserve the right to move any in-person workshops online if necessary.




Vanessa Anton

has worked with families as a doula, a childbirth educator, and as a parenting educator for more 15 years. After completing her medical training in the emergency care field, she embarked on making CPR more accessible to families and started Common Sense CPR 10 years ago. Vanessa is a certified Childbirth Educator, Certified Doula, Board Certified Holistic Health Practitioner, E.M.T., American Heart Association B.L.S. Instructor, American Red Cross Instructor and Child Passenger Safety Technician.


Geoff Gohacki

has been a professional chef and teacher for over 15 years and first became interested in emergency response after preforming first aid on one of his students. Geoff has two young boys who like to live on the wild side. Because of this, Geoff has focused on child safety and responding to emergencies involving children. A student before a teacher, Geoff is constantly researching and learning the newest techniques in CPR, AED, First Aid and Child Passenger Safety. Geoff is an American Heart Association BLS Instructor and an American Red Cross certified instructor of CPR, AED, and First Aid. He is also a nationally certified Child Passenger Safety Technician.

Robin is Lactation Counselor certified through the Healthy Children Project, an educational program prominent in the field of evidence based breastfeeding research and practice. She’s a Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator and teaches childbirth education, breastfeeding and newborn care classes at NYU Langone Medical Center, Tribeca Pediatrics, Birth Day Presence/Boober, as well as privately and online (virtual classes). Robin has had the pleasure of participating on the Pregnancy, Health, and Wellness panel and as a “Meet The Experts” speaker at the New York Baby Show for the past 2 years. She is honored to serve as an Educator Director on Lamaze International’s Board of Directors and co-lead educator training seminars for NYC Lamaze. She has also served on the Board of Directors with Chocolate Milk Cafe National.

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Stephanie Heintzeler

Stephanie is a German-educated midwife and acupuncturist, as well as a US-certified birth and postpartum doula and lactation consultant (IBCLC). She was born in New York City but raised in Germany, where she found her enthusiasm for midwifery already when she was 12 years old (thanks to her “not-so-little-anymore” brother who was born then. She became a midwife at the midwifery school Black Forest in 2000 and worked in Frankfurt for several years as well as in Munich from 2008-2012.


Stephanie cares for women with all kinds of births- whether her clients choose a hospital birth, birthing center or home birth; she wants them to follow their own intuition about which birth place feels best. Stephanie has seen it all- breech births, many successful VBACs (Vaginal Birth after Cesarean), planned and unplanned c-sections, vaginal twin births and LGBTQ-families.

With her “former midwife-approach” her clients feel taken care of from a holistic-medical perspective. She uses breathing techniques, TENS and positions to open the pelvis as well as her acupuncture background and massage techniques to make birthing as comfortable as possible- whether it is a natural or medicated birth. Using evidence-birth-techniques she and her doula-partner Alice (who is a midwife from the UK) make sure their clients have continuous support during pregnancy, birth and the postpartum weeks. After birth she takes care of her clients for several weeks postpartum to ensure a smooth transition into parenthood, breastfeeding, recovering from birth and their new life as a family.


As of 2023 Stephanie has delivered over 2,500 babies and attended over 3,100 births. She is the founder of the New York Baby where she puts expecting parents/mothers in touch with doulas and baby nurses.


Please note: Many of our instructors are working doulas. Should they be called to a birth that interferes with a scheduled workshop, a substitute teacher will be available. We reserve the right to move any in-studio workshop online should COVID-19 protocols or guidelines require it.



Gift Certificates Are Available.