We offer Cooperative Childbirth Education Classes to pregnant women and their partners.

Our classes provide thorough and up-to-date information for individuals and growing families. We offer childbirth classes privately in West Park, NY and to groups at River & Mountain Midwives in Gardener, NY. Material covered includes:

  • Nutrition & Fetal Development
  • Emotional & Physical Changes
  • The Stages of Labor
  • Labor Coping Skills: positions, relaxation, visualization, breathing, massage & counter-pressure
  • Labor Support
  • Complications & Interventions
  • Postpartum Adjustments
  • Breastfeeding (offered as a separate class at River and Mountain)
  • Newborn Care (offered as a separate class at River and Mountain)

We also offer the following classes:

  • Early Pregnancy
  • Childbirth Refresher
  • Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC)
  • Sibling Preparation