Childbirth Education

2 week series starting on Aug. 5, 2017 11:00am - 4:00pm
2 week series starting on Sep. 16, 2017 11:00am - 4:00pm
2 week series starting on Oct. 28, 2017 11:00am - 4:00pm

This two-week childbirth education class series is designed to prepare expectant mothers and their partners for labor, birth, and the immediate postpartum period. Promoting birth as a normal physiological process, these classes offer a down-to-earth but comprehensive approach to understanding all aspects of the labor and delivery experience.

Topics covered include information on the physiology and stages of labor, relaxation and movement, coping strategies and productive labor positions, discussion of medical interventions and pain management options, cesarean prevention, postpartum care and breastfeeding. We also focus on the physical and emotional factors that impact a laboring woman and help develop support strategies for partners. Videos and other visuals enhance the learning experience, and an open format that encourages discussion ensures that couples leave the class feeling well-informed and confident.

Classes are limited to a small number of couples, fostering a sense of community and connection that often continues beyond the class.

Hilary Baxendale, Class Facilitator

Hilary Baxendale
After the birth of her first son in a large New York City Hospital, Hilary was drawn to Childbirth Education as a way to help pregnant woman have a satisfying and positive birth experience in any setting; hospital, birth center or home.
Hilary’s classes are evidenced based and non-judgmental. They incorporate many coping techniques, including pain medication, to help each family find what approach is going to ...

Hallie Kapner, Class Facilitator

Hallie Kapner
Hallie Kapner has been a science writer and communications professional for almost 18 years. After the birth of her son in 2011, she was motivated to take her lifelong interest in pregnancy and birth to a new level, and trained to become a childbirth educator through the Childbirth Education Association of Metropolitan New York.
Since moving to Westchester in 2013, Hallie has been fortunate to work with pregnant ...



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Repeating classes are held at:
Full Circle Women's Health
450 Mamaroneck Ave. Suite 414
Harrison, NY 10528
(914) 421-1500
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