The Participating Partner

The Participating Partner

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

with Catherine Stewart-Lindley 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 Express

Upcoming Dates: August 28 | October 2 | November 6 | December 11

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.


Class was long and dense, but Catherine was so passionate and energetic, it really flew by. It was easy to follow along and to stay engaged. She was able to address the different needs of the students in class, while providing very clear, helpful information. I now feel more prepared and empowered.”

Comforting Touch for Birth

Upcoming Dates: August 1 | September 12 | October 24 | December 5

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

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:


Please Note: Catherine 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.

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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