January 23 | February 27 | March 27
By taking a childbirth education class, expectant parents explore the unknown landscape of labor, birth and early postpartum. Students delve into the stages of labor, emotional signposts of labor, labor support, pain management techniques and coping skills, breathing and relaxation, labor and birthing positions, interventions and complications and so much more.
New parents emerge feeling equipped to handle the uncertainty of birth and be a part of the decision making process which can lead to a more satisfying birth experience, even if the birth unfolds differently than anticipated.
Catherine Stewart-Lindley is a labor support doula and a childbirth educator and has been supporting families in NYC for 20+ years. Catherine has taught for decades in NYC at Realbirth, Tribeca Parenting and here at Prenatal Yoga Center as well as supporting families with private childbirth education. She has attended thousands of births and taught countless families over the years. Catherine believes that the birth of our children is a profoundly special event and that support around it needs to be uniquely personal and unconditional. She’s spent many years serving on the boards of CEA (Childbirth Education Association) and Choices in Childbirth to improve options available to birthing families in NYC. Catherine, along with her doula partner Terry Richmond, runs Labor of Love Doula Services: www.laborlove.org