Participating Partner Bundle

Participating Partner Bundle

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, 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!


This bundle includes:

  • Childbirth Education (Note: Choose between Childbirth Express and Childbirth Preparation below)!
  • Comforting Touch for Birth

Childbirth Education

Upcoming Dates (Childbirth Express): Nov 12 | Jan 13 | Mar 9

Upcoming Dates (Childbirth Preparation): Oct 29 | Dec 16 | Jan 20

This Childbirth Education class will help you prepare for what to expect during labor, at the hospital, and how to confidently participate in your care and express your desires to your support team. Our goal is to help you determine which options are right for you – we offer unbiased, evidence-based information on the reality of birthing in NYC.

Choose between two formats below:

  1. Childbirth Express: This accelerated class is packed full of important information to help you feel prepared for labor and birth. It’s perfect for those who have limited time but want to learn the essential elements of birth, or for those who have previously given birth and are looking for a refresher.
  2. Childbirth Preparation: In this comprehensive course, we’ll cover the same information that would take weeks to cover in larger groups in a one-day format .

Upcoming Dates: Oct 22 | Dec 17 | Jan 21

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.


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

Please note:

Starting with workshops taking place in November 2023, there will be a slight change in bundle pricing. Please ensure you purchase the correct option, and feel free to email for help!

Option 1: Includes CBE Basics



Option 2: Includes CBE Deep Dive



Option 3: Includes Childbirth Express



Option 4: Includes Childbirth Preparation




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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