The Prepared Parent

The Prepared Parent

SAVE on Childbirth Education, Lactation & Newborn Care Fundamentals, and Infant Safety & CPR

with Jada Shapiro, Alicia Suarez, Sasha Slocombe, and Common Sense CPR

Babies don’t come out holding a buyer’s guide! So let us help you prepare for birth and beyond with our Prepared Parent Bundle.


These essential workshops will help you prepare for the unknown of labor and birth and equip you with the knowledge and confidence to care for your newborn. You will feel empowered and ready to thrive in early parenthood.

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.

Lactation & Newborn Care Fundamentals

Upcoming Dates: February 13 | March 6 | April 24


Our Lactation & Newborn Care Fundamentals class helps expecting families become familiar with the basics of infant care& body feeding  in the early days and weeks after birth to start with confidence!

Topics covered will include:

  • Understanding normal infant behavior, communication, appearance and sleep patterns
  • Understanding common newborn procedures in the hospital
  • Understanding the basics of soothing, diapering, umbilical cord care, bathing, and assessment of your baby
  • Newborn warning signs and when to call the pediatrician
  • Bottlefeeding best practices, tips and techniques, burping, bottle cleaning, etc. and how to know if the baby is getting enough
  • How to get breastfeeding/chestfeeding off to the best start
  • How to help your infant latch-on and correct positioning
  • How to know if the baby is getting enough milk
  • How to avoid common lactation problems and when to call a lactation consultant

Infant Safety and CPR

Upcoming Dates: January 23 | February 27 | April 24


Now, perhaps more than ever, parents and caregivers should be concerned about the safety and well being of their little ones. The dangers directly associated with Covid-19 and the indirect dangers associated with being restricted to the home, make safety, and first aid paramount to everyone’s emergency plan.


Give yourself an advantage when creating a safe environment for your family: prepare for emergencies in our CPR and Safety classes. This class helps parents and caregivers care for and protect infants and children.

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

Prepared Parent Bundle


$600 per family

The Prepared Parent for TWO



About the Instructors

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.

Robin Douthit is a certified birth doula, having received her doula training initially with ALACE (Association of Labor Assistants and Childbirth Educators) and further training and certification through DONA (Doulas of North America).


Robin is Lactation Counselor certified through the Healthy Children Project, an educational program prominent in the field of evidence based breastfeeding research and practice. She’s a Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator and teaches childbirth education, breastfeeding and newborn care classes at NYU Langone Medical Center, Tribeca Pediatrics, Birth Day Presence/Boober, as well as privately and online (virtual classes). Robin has had the pleasure of participating on the Pregnancy, Health, and Wellness panel and as a “Meet The Experts” speaker at the New York Baby Show for the past 2 years. She is honored to serve as an Educator Director on Lamaze International’s Board of Directors and co-lead educator training seminars for NYC Lamaze. She has also served on the Board of Directors with Chocolate Milk Cafe National.

Vanessa Anton has worked with families as a doula, a childbirth educator, and as a parenting educator for more 15 years. After completing her medical training in the emergency care field, she embarked on making CPR more accessible to families and started Common Sense CPR 10 years ago. Vanessa is a certified Childbirth Educator, Certified Doula, Board Certified Holistic Health Practitioner, E.M.T., American Heart Association B.L.S. Instructor, American Red Cross Instructor and Child Passenger Safety Technician.

Geoff Gohacki has been a professional chef and teacher for over 15 years and first became interested in emergency response after preforming first aid on one of his students. Geoff has two young boys who like to live on the wild side. Because of this, Geoff has focused on child safety and responding to emergencies involving children. A student before a teacher, Geoff is constantly researching and learning the newest techniques in CPR, AED, First Aid and Child Passenger Safety. Geoff is an American Heart Association BLS Instructor and an American Red Cross certified instructor of CPR, AED, and First Aid. He is also a nationally certified Child Passenger Safety Technician.

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