The Participating Partner

The Participating Partner

Childbirth Education and Comforting Touch for Birth | SAVE $25! 

with Sasha, team member of Boober and Yiska Obadia

Having a supportive birth team can create confidence as you head into labor and birth. Knowing your team has an array of coping skills and an understanding of what birth looks like and ways to support you can lead to a more satisfying birth experience.


In these two workshops, Childbirth Education and Comforting Touch for Birth, partners learn essential tools for reducing stress and discomfort during labor so that you can focus on the all-important task of birthing your baby.

Childbirth Education Basics


Upcoming Dates: January 9 | March 20 | April 3


This efficient childbirth preparation class is an interactive, intimate in-person group class. Our childbirth preparation classes are well rounded and accessible and you’ll have the opportunity to meet other expectant parents. All types of families and individuals are welcome.


Our childbirth preparation classes are well rounded and accessible and you’ll have the opportunity to meet other expectant parents, as well. All types of families and individuals are welcome.


Class is a blend of lecture, video, demonstration and will include, but not be limited to:

  • Physiology of Labor and Birth
  • Signs, Stages and Emotional Signposts of Labor
  • Introduction to non-pharmacological Pain Management Techniques and pain medication options
  • Understanding Birth Options
  • Types of Labor Support–doula care, family, etc.
  • Understanding Medical Support (Interventions)
  • Cesarean Birth and Prevention
  • First Moments after Birth
  • Postpartum Care and Recovery
  • Family Centered Care
  • How COVID-19 may impact your experience


There is no one right way to labor. We stand by the philosophy that birth is a normal process and hope to inspire confidence in everyone we teach by sharing what possible things to expect, helping you develop the skills to move through your labor and leaving you feeling prepared to work through whatever your journey turns out to be. It is our goal to educate you about the full spectrum of options for birth, and then to support you unconditionally.


Taught by experts who have assisted 20,000+ expectant parents through a wide range of birth choices and experiences.


In this 3-hour class there will not be time to practice the pain-coping techniques you will learn about. You will receive a 1 hour pain coping class video to go deeper.

Comforting Touch for Birth


Upcoming Dates: January 16 | February 20 | April 10


For parents-to-be who love massage, Comforting Touch is for you! Knowing how to touch your partner before, during, and after birth will help you feel more connected as a couple and help them feel more grounded and comforted throughout the birth process. When pregnant and birthing people feel supported and held by their partners it helps them know they can relax, let go and handle the work of birth.

In this 90 minute online class couples will:


● Learn a variety of massage techniques and acupressure points to use during labor to bring comfort, both during and between contractions.
● Understand the fundamental principles of skillful touch so partners have the tools they need to succeed in providing the touch you want and need.
● Receive time devoted to practicing with your partner to help you both feel more connected to each other and support you in giving birth.
● Receive guidance from a seasoned practitioner and birth doula with over 25 years of experience.
● Leave feeling more confident about using touch to comfort and support your partner.

After purchasing your package, we will email you within a business day to enroll you in your date of choice.

The Participating Partner



About the Instructors



Please Note: Sasha is a working doula. In the event that she gets called to a birth during the scheduled workshop,  a teacher in her place.

Yiska Obadia is a passionate teacher and healing arts practitioner, with over 25 years of experience as a massage therapist, acupuncturist and birth doula. Yiska created Comforting Touch for Birth to teach doulas and parents-to-be how to skillfully provide hands-on support for birthing people, through her workshops and digital guidebook. Most recently she added Comforting Touch for Babies and Havening Techniques to her repertoire. Yiska is based in NYC. 

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Please Note: Yiska is a working doula. In the event that she gets called to a birth during the scheduled workshop, she will sent a teacher in her place.

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