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    Reviewed by 2019Review
    On 29-Mar-2019
    Subject:  2019 Birth Survey
    Comment:  Informative but I would've liked more "what happens after the baby arrives" information.
    Reviewed by 2019Review
    On 29-Mar-2019
    Subject:  2019 Birth Survey
    Comment:  Great and informative.
    Reviewed by 2019Review
    On 29-Mar-2019
    Subject:  2019 Birth Survey
    Comment:  Loved the teacher. Instilled confidence for sure. Take the 4 weeks class instead of the 1 day class. There’s so much info it’s too much for 1 day
    Reviewed by 2019Review
    On 29-Mar-2019
    Subject:  2019 Birh Survey
    Comment:  My husband found this class to be more practically useful than I did. I was pretty aware of the changes that were happening in my body and had been educating myself throughout my pregnancy. My husband found it to be eye-opening; he said it made the pregnancy feel more real, and he was more appreciative of what was happening in my body. It definitely brought us closer together. I also appreciated how the instructor discussed epidurals / pain management in a non-judgmental way, although I think the emphasis was certainly on "natural" childbirth. In the end, I had to be induced, was on constant in-bed fetal monitoring so could not do any of the "positions" we had practiced, and had to get an epidural to manage the pain!
    Reviewed by 2019Review
    On 29-Mar-2019
    Subject:  2019 Birth Survey
    Comment:  The class was good though I probably didn’t need it and would’ve learned what i could from books
    Reviewed by 2019Review
    On 22-Mar-2019
    Subject:  2019 Birth Survey
    Comment:  We took a refresher class with Birth Day presence, prior to the birth of our son, since we had already taken the full class during my first pregnancy. I'm glad we took the refresher – it was just what we needed to help with some 2nd-time-around questions, and remind us of the birthing techniques that we'd forgotten all about in the 2 years since our first baby was born.
    Reviewed by 2019Review
    On 22-Mar-2019
    Subject:  2019 Birth Survey
    Comment:  The class was definitely informative and helpful. In retrospect, even though they covered all options, I feel like it was still subtly biased against using pain medication. Which is perhaps not all that surprising, given where it was offered. Also, I've run into couples from the class since, and nobody actually had a birth experience like what we learned about in the class... but I still appreciated the overview of how birth naturally happens to better understand the theoretical process...
    Reviewed by 2019Review
    On 22-Mar-2019
    Subject:  2019 Birth Survey
    Comment:  Birthday Presence 4 week Childbirth Education - I'm glad we spread out this class over multiple weeks, it was a lot of information to digest. I found the class helpful and thought it was fun to see a few emails from the participants after their births to hear about their experiences. The location was convenient to our apartment as well which was important at the time.
    Reviewed by 2019Review
    On 22-Mar-2019
    Subject:  2019 Birth Survey
    Comment:  Very helpful and condensed into one weekend
    Reviewed by 2019Review
    On 27-Feb-2019
    Subject:  Birthing Class
    Comment:  My spouse and I both really liked our wknd intensive class at Birth Day Presence. I found it to be well-paced, informative, and unbiased.
    Reviewed by 2018Review
    On 15-Nov-2018
    Subject:  2018 Birth Survey
    Comment:  This was a good course, though in retrospect, a one day course really would have been sufficient. I would have preferred a more “technical” approach to the class, but there were some lovely moments discussing what it meant to become parents. The course did lean towards those who were seeking a no epidural birth and I think a more agnostic class would have been more helpful. Also, more time about c-sections would have been useful as so many class attendees ended up having one, regardless of birthplan. Since this is the reality of our current healthcare system, more time addressing the realities of the c-section process and recovery is sorely needed.
    Reviewed by 2018Review
    On 15-Nov-2018
    Subject:  2018 Birth Survey
    Comment:  Exactly what we were looking for. Very informative and well worth the money.
    Reviewed by 2018Review
    On 15-Nov-2018
    Subject:  2018 Birth Survey
    Comment:  We did the Infant Care & CPR classes and loved them both
    Reviewed by 2018Review
    On 15-Nov-2018
    Subject:  2018 Birth Survey
    Comment:  Good class- went a bit too in depth on certain topics that seemed to be common sense.
    Reviewed by 2018Review
    On 15-Nov-2018
    Subject:  2018 Birth Survey
    Comment:  It was a LONG day, but great to get the information that we really needed in a compact amount of time. Recommended for people who want a practical birthing class experience.
    Reviewed by 2018Review
    On 10-May-2018
    Subject:  2018 Review
    Comment:  I really liked the class at Birth Day Presence. It was thorough and the instructor was knowledgeable and warm.
    Reviewed by 2018Review
    On 03-Mar-2018
    Subject:  [April2018Babies] Birthing/baby classes
    Comment:  We took a birthing class at Birth Day Presence. We really liked it. It was a mix of information plus some practical exercises to help you through the process.
    Reviewed by 2018Review
    On 27-Jan-2018
    Subject:  Child Birth Classes
    Comment:  Also recommend BDP for child birth classes - we did the 4 week class which allowed us to absorb information and practice over the time of the course. The multi-week timeline allowed for additional opportunities to ask questions too. Our instructor was Jen Buice, and she was very good!
    Reviewed by 2018Review
    On 27-Jan-2018
    Subject:  Child Birth Classes
    Comment:   I also (highly) recommend BDP for child birth classes. They were great! I found the instructor to be very open and non-judgemental re: types of birth experiences and plans.I also liked theor infant cpr and safety class. It's pricey, but I still recommend it.We also took the breastfeeding/infant care class. I actually do not recommend it. There's way too much to know to fit into one evening class, and I found it overwhelming. If I could do it over, I would have stuck to my favorite book, "Breastfeding Made Simple," followed the author (Nancy Mohrbacher) on FB, and had my IBCLC (Maria Dugan, local to Park Slope, does house calls, and is fantastic: 347-844-2211). I did all of the above (re: breastfeeding) only realizing after the fact that the class was not useful to me.For infant care, I would have even skipped the book, "Happiest Baby on the Block, and watched their 30 movie. The "5 S techniques" literally saved us for the first 6-8 wks.
    Reviewed by 2018Review
    On 27-Jan-2018
    Subject:  Child Birth Classes
    Comment:  I loved the classes we took at Birth Day Presence.
    Reviewed by 2018Review
    On 27-Jan-2018
    Subject:  Child Birth Classes
    Comment:  My wife and I loved Birthday Presence. We did the weekend intensive and CPR. All great and felt much more prepared.
    Reviewed by 2018Review
    On 25-Jan-2018
    Subject:  [March2018Babies] Birthing Classes
    Comment:  We took a class when having #1 with Birthday Presence in the Slope and it was very informative!
    Reviewed by 2017Review
    On 03-Jan-2018
    Subject:  Review submitted via the Park Slope Parents 2017 Birth Survey
    Comment:  Informative and fun. This class made us much less nervous about the birthing process.Based on a September 2017 birthing experience.
    Reviewed by 2017Review
    On 26-Dec-2017
    Subject:  Review submitted via the PSP Birth Survey
    Comment:  Birthday Presence -- great class, helpful to have a community.Based on a September birthing experience.
    Reviewed by 2017Review
    On 26-Dec-2017
    Subject:  Review submitted via the PSP Birth Survey
    Comment:  Excellent birthing class. I would not recommend Infant Safety/CPR (cheaper elsewhere) or Breastfeeding and Infant Care (too much to cover to discuss anything at all thoroughly).Based on an August 2017 birthing experience.
    Reviewed by 2017Review
    On 26-Dec-2017
    Subject:  Review submitted via the PSP Birth Survey
    Comment:  Helpful for first time parents to learn about what happens in birth the stages of labor, coping techniques, your options and things to consider.Based on a August 2017 birthing experience.
    Reviewed by 2017Review
    On 26-Dec-2017
    Subject:  Review submitted via the PSP Birth Survey
    Comment:  I highly recommend them for birthing classes. They were excellent!Based on an August 2017 birthing experience.
    Reviewed by 2017Review
    On 26-Dec-2017
    Subject:  Review submitted via the PSP Birth Survey
    Comment:  goodBased on an august 2017 birthing experience.
    Reviewed by 2017Review
    On 26-Dec-2017
    Subject:  Review submitted via the PSP Birth Survey
    Comment:  My husband and I did the birthing weekend, Sat-Sun, and it was very helpful. We were new parents with no idea how to handle a newborn, nevermind give birth to one. It was also very non-judgmental (for example, those who chose to get an epidural vs. those who didn't--there was no judgment with either choice and in fact information was given about both). The partners were also encouraged to participate. It was all-around informative and I'm really glad we did it.Based on an August birthing experience.
    Reviewed by 2017Review
    On 26-Dec-2017
    Subject:  Review submitted via the PSP Birth Survey
    Comment:  Helpful class on breastfeeding and newborn care for people who have no baby experienceBased on a September 2017 birthing experience.
    Reviewed by 2017Review
    On 16-Sep-2017
    Subject:  Review submitted via the PSP Birth Survey
    Comment:  Meghan Mahar / Birth Day Presence Park SlopeThis class was THE best. Meghan is a fantastic Child Birth Educator. My husband and I are really not into group things, and we were really not expecting much of this class but it really blew our minds. We learned so much and my husband was comforted as he learned which role he would have at birth.Based on a June 2017 birthing experience
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    On 16-Sep-2017
    Subject:  Review submitted via the PSP Birth Survey
    Comment:  Birth Day Presence- Koyuki SmithMy husband and I both thoroughly enjoyed all of the knowledge gained at this class. We covered a lot of the emotional and practical components of labor in a welcoming setting.Based on a April 2017 birthing experience
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    On 16-Sep-2017
    Subject:  Review submitted via the PSP Birth Survey
    Comment:  Birth Day Presence - Caitlin FitzGordonVery happy with this class - helped me and my husband to feel calmer and more prepared. We learned some good coping techniques.Based on a May 2017 birthing experience
    Reviewed by 2017Review
    On 16-Sep-2017
    Subject:  Review submitted via the PSP Birth Survey
    Comment:  very informative, good for the partners,Based on a june 2017 birthing experience
    Reviewed by 2017Review
    On 16-Sep-2017
    Subject:  Review submitted via the PSP Birth Survey
    Comment:  Just ok. The class was pretty unstructured and just didn't feel totally worth the time or money.
    Reviewed by 2017Review
    On 16-Sep-2017
    Subject:  Review submitted via the PSP Birth Survey
    Comment:  Really loved them! My only regret is not taking more classes there.Based on a May 2017 birthing experience
    Reviewed by 2017Review
    On 28-Apr-2017
    Subject:  Review submitted via the PSP Birth Survey
    Comment:  Good class, lots of useful info & techniques though maybe not necessary to have both a class and a doula in order to prepare for labor!Based on October 2016 birth experience
    Reviewed by 2017Review
    On 28-Apr-2017
    Subject:  Review submitted via the PSP Birth Survey
    Comment:  Good class, lots of useful info & techniques though maybe not necessary to have both a class and a doula in order to prepare for labor!Based on October 2016 birth experience
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    On 28-Apr-2017
    Subject:  Review submitted via the PSP Birth Survey
    Comment:  Caitlin FitzGordon at Birth Day CenterEven though I felt like I knew a lot of the information presented, I'm glad I took the class because it gave me the opportunity to practice labor coping techniques ahead of time. Caitlin is a great instructor.Based on August 2016 birth experience
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    On 28-Apr-2017
    Subject:  Review submitted via the PSP Birth Survey
    Comment:  Caitlin FitzGordon (Birth Day Presence)Caitlin was great! Loved her class and learned a lot. Connected with others in class and still spending time together now with our little ones.Based on November 2016 birth experience
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    On 28-Apr-2017
    Subject:  Review submitted via the PSP Birth Survey
    Comment:  Birthday Presence Breastfeeding/Newborn Care ClassOur class with Meema was great and very informative. We got a good overview of baby care basics and especially some tips on breastfeeding, which I think helped us get off to a really good start from the get-go and have a successful breastfeeding experience overall.Based on January 2017 birth experience
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    On 28-Apr-2017
    Subject:  Review submitted via the PSP Birth Survey
    Comment:  Very good. Thorough. Weekend intensive was way more than enough!Based on Sept 2016 birth experience
    Reviewed by 2017Review
    On 28-Apr-2017
    Subject:  Review submitted via the PSP Birth Survey
    Comment:  Good general overview but could have been more conciseBased on a Feb. 2017 birth experience
    Reviewed by 2017Review
    On 28-Apr-2017
    Subject:  Review submitted via the PSP Birth Survey
    Comment:  Birthday presenceKaitlyn. I can remember her last name but she was wonderful.Based on February 2017 birth experience
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    On 28-Apr-2017
    Subject:  Review submitted via the PSP Birth Survey
    Comment:  My husband and I attended the weekend intensive. It was a lot of information. At the birth, we ended up using only a small percentage of what we had learned, but the value of the class was in how it left me feeling at ease and like I knew what was going to happen and what I needed to do. After taking the class, a lot of my worry washed away, and I felt ready to move on to the next job of how to take care of a baby. I would recommend it.Based on March 2017 birth experience
    Reviewed by 2017Review
    On 28-Apr-2017
    Subject:  Review submitted via the PSP Birth Survey
    Comment:  Very worthwhile. Highly recommended.Based on July 2016 birth experience
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    On 28-Apr-2017
    Subject:  Review submitted via the PSP Birth Survey
    Comment:  Such a wonderful, warm experience! I learned a lot and the instructor spent a moment with me after class discussing a family issue / drama that had come up. She made me feel so much better.Based on July 2016 birth experience
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    On 28-Apr-2017
    Subject:  Review submitted via the PSP Birth Survey
    Comment:  Caitlin was out instructor. I attended the 4-weeks classes with my husband and I feel like we have learned a lot from it. Before then, I didn't even know what an epidural was, so it was definitely educational.Based on December 2016 birth experience
    Reviewed by 2016Review
    On 28-Nov-2016
    Subject:  Re: Seeking Help for Friend with Severe Breast Engorgement & Pain 2 Week
    Comment:  I would recommend Jada Shapiro at Breast Start,
    Reviewed by 2016Review
    On 06-Nov-2016
    Subject:  Review submitted via the 2016 Birth Survey
    Comment:  I did a private express class with Jada. She was very good but I'm not sure it was necessary in addition to the pre-meeting I had with my doula.Based on Nov 2016 Birth Experience
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