The Prepared Parent

The Prepared Parent

Childbirth Education, Caring For Your Newborn, Prenatal Breastfeeding / Lactation Preparation, and Infant Safety & CPR  | SAVE $88! 

with Ayelet Kaznelson, IBCLC, Catherine Stewart-Lindley 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 4 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 1-Day Intensive

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.”

Caring for Your Newborn

Upcoming Dates: August 29 | October 10 | November 21 | December 19

Are you prepared for life with a newborn? Do you know what to expect in those first few days and weeks at home? If you feel like you could use some guidance and expert advice, then our Caring For Your Newborn workshop is perfect for you.

Newborn care specialist Ayelet Kaznelson uses anecdotes and props for hands-on learning, making the workshop a fun and indelible way to learn and remember new skills. Includes plenty of time for Q&A.

Prenatal Breastfeeding / Lactation Preparation

Upcoming Dates: August 25 | September 26 | November 7 | December 12

Prenatal breastfeeding/lactation classes are designed for the pregnant person who wants to prepare for their breastfeeding/lacation experience, and for their partner or support person so that they can participate in supporting the expectant person’s feeding goals.

Infant Safety and CPR

Upcoming Dates: August 29 | October 10 | November 21 | December 19

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.

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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.

Ayelet Kaznelson, IBCLC (International Board-Certified Lactation Consultant), CD (DONA) has 16 years experience as a lactation consultant. Ayelet teaches group and private prenatal breastfeeding classes, newborn care and has also developed a comprehensive lactation workshop for doulas. Her philosophy and practice is holistic, non judgmental yet evidence-based.

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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