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    Ashley Birchter - Birth Smarter
    Neighborhood:
    Greenpoint

    Review and Rating

    Reviewed by 2020Review
    On 15-Oct-2020
    Subject:  Seeking Infant Care Class Recommendation!
    Comment:  I took the breastfeeding & newborn care class with BirthSmarter. I found it to be very informative. However, most of the focus (like 85%) is on lactation. They do provide video resources on topics they don't cover such as bathing baby and diaper changing. I highly recommend BirthSmarter - their classes (all via zoom) are great and their instructors are awesome!
    Reviewed by 2020Review
    On 13-Aug-2020
    Subject:  Review from the 2020 Birthing Experience Survey
    Comment:  Her class that centers around physiology of birth was very informative. I also liked that it was only two days, but packed full of knowledge. She also had many resources that was neatly organized on her site, and her collaboration with doulas and other organizations helped me to stay connected to the community.
    Reviewed by 2020Review
    On 13-Aug-2020
    Subject:  Review from the 2020 Birthing Experience Survey
    Comment:  Ashley was AWESOME! We were fortunate to attend one of the last few in person classes she held in Greenpoint. I imagine the online classes are great as well. She was engaging in presenting the information in an easily digestible way. The class was nearly 6 hours long and neither my husband nor I got bored - the time flew by!! I felt prepared and confident.
    Reviewed by 2020Review
    On 12-Aug-2020
    Subject:  Review from the 2020 Birthing Experience Survey
    Comment:  We participated in the one-day intensive course at The Wild in Greenpoint (pre-COVID) and can't say enough great things about Ashley and her team of birthing experts. We felt really prepared about what to expect, and we left the class with great resources and checklists that helped us in the final weeks before birth. As life evolves in a virtual setting, they have expanded their offerings and reimagined how to provide the same information, resources and support. Highly recommend to any first-time parents or those seeking additional information!
    Reviewed by 2020Review
    On 10-Jun-2020
    Subject:  Looking for Online Birthing/Breast Feeding Classes
    Comment:  Birth Smarter is also doing Zoom childbirth classes which I’ve heard good things about, and has pay-what-you-can pricing for those financially-affected by the pandemic. You have to email about the pay-what-you-can pricing.
    Reviewed by 2020Review
    On 03-May-2020
    Subject:  Childbirth Classes?
    Comment:  I'd like to second the recommendation of Birth Smarter. We just took their "one-day childbirth education class" yesterday (the next one isn't until June 7, btw) and it was truly great. They have a bunch of other classes too, including a two-day weekend one that I think is an extended version of what we just took.https://www.birthsmarter.comI'd registered for the class pre-pandemic so it was originally going to be in person. They moved it to Zoom and honestly, it worked really well. It requires you to be engaged and make a point of interacting/participating more than you would in person. But if you do that, it works like a charm!Also, it's pay-what-you-can. So that's a plus.
    Reviewed by 2020Review
    On 03-May-2020
    Subject:  Childbirth Classes?
    Comment:  Sending around another recommendation for Birth Smarter! All the classes are now online and recommended through our Brooklyn-based Doula. Hope this helps!
    Reviewed by 2019Review
    On 03-Dec-2019
    Subject:  Refresher birth class recommendations for second time parents
    Comment:  If you want in-person, I cannot recommend more highly Ashley Birchter of Birth Smarter. She is so smart and has all sorts of specialized classes and might also cater one to your needs: