The Prepared Parent

The Prepared Parent

Childbirth Education, Caring for Your Newborn Baby, Complete Lactation Preparation, and Infant Safety & CPR  | SAVE $88! 

with Jada Shapiro and Sasha from Boober, 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 Basics 

Upcoming Dates:  November 6 | December 11| January 11th

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.

Caring for Your Newborn Baby

Upcoming Dates: October 10 | November 21 | December 19

Our 90 minute Newborn Care class helps expecting families become familiar with the basics of infant care and feeding in the early days and weeks after birth. Take this class before you have the baby. While this class will touch on bottle feeding techniques and tips (pumped breastmilk, 

donor breast milk or formula), if you are planning to breastfeed/chestfeed please *also* sign up for a lactation class. 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
  • Bottle Feeding best practices, tips and techniques, burping, bottle cleaning, etc. and how to know if the baby is getting enough

Complete Lactation Preparation

Upcoming Dates: November 14 | December 8th 

This 90 minutes in-depth class helps new families be ready to start their breastfeeding/chestfeeding journey with confidence in the early days and weeks after birth. In this small intimate live setting, participation is encouraged as your teacher will see you. Partners encouraged to attend. Have ready a newborn doll or stuffed animal, a swaddle blanket, and a disposable or cloth diaper. Couples are asked to join from a single desktop, laptop, tablet or phone if they are in the same location.

Topics covered will include:

  • 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
  • Understanding common pitfalls to avoid in the early days

Infant Safety and CPR

Upcoming Dates: 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.

Jada Shapiro is a maternal health expert and the founder of boober, where expectant parents and new families find expert, vetted pregnancy to postpartum care providers, like doulas, lactation consultants, or mental health therapists when they need it (in-person or virtual). She also founded Birth Day Presence, NYC’s most trusted source for childbirth classes and doula training, which has supported over 20,000 parents since 2002. She is a birth and postpartum doula, childbirth educator, lactation counselor, birth photographer, mother, and step-mother. Jada has assisted hundreds of births for first-time parents, A-list celebrities, and everyone in between. She advises leading actors about childbirth and breastfeeding for major films and is a sought-out media expert on pregnancy, childbirth, postpartum, lactation, and newborn parenting.

Alicia Suarez is a DONA certified birth doula, a certified Breastfeeding Counselor, and a DONA trained postpartum doula. She has years of experience as a yoga therapist, specializing in prenatal and postpartum yoga, and is skilled in the use of breathing, and acupressure

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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