Participating Partner Bundle

Participating Partner Bundle | SAVE $25!

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.

This bundle includes:

  • Comforting Touch for Birth
  • Childbirth Education (note: You’ll have a choice between CBE Basics and CBE Deep Dive below!)

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

Upcoming Dates (BASICS): Apr 30 | June 11 | Aug 13

Upcoming Dates (DEEP DIVE): Mar 12 | Apr 23 | May 21

This 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

Choose between two formats below:

  1. Childbirth Education Basics: This well-rounded and accessible class is an interactive, intimate in-person group workshop where you’ll learn the basics of childbirth preparation and have the opportunity to meet other expectant parents. All types of families and individuals are welcome.
  2. One Day Dive: Ideal for parents who prefer to digest the material more fully, engage in rich discussions, and have an opportunity to practice pain-relief techniques, rather than just learn about them. You’ll have the opportunity to communicate directly with your expert instructor and interact with other expectant families.

Upcoming Dates: Apr 30 | Jun 11 | July 30 | Sept 3

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 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.


Option 1: Includes CBE Basics



Option 2: Includes CBE Deep Dive




Sasha Slocombe

has been involved in supporting families as they transition into parenthood for more than 20 years. She was first a prenatal and parent/baby yoga instructor. After the birth of her second daughter in 2004 she became a postpartum and labor support doula and was honored to be present for more than 250 babies.

Her experiences as a labor support doula inspired her to become a childbirth educator. Sasha seeks to empower each family to ask the questions and create the support that is true to them.

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. Find more info at

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

Listen to our podcast episode with Yiska: Comfort for Birth

Please Note: Many of our instructors are doulas. PYC & Boober reserve the right to provide a substitute teacher should the need arise.

We reserve the right to move any in-person workshops online if necessary.


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