Pregnancy & Parenting (formerly called Tribeca Parenting)
Our classes are taught by engaging and highly qualified educators. Birth classes incorporate the best of the various methods (Bradley, Lamaze, etc) to provide you with a really great handle on how labor works and the options available to you. Topics include: signs and stages of labor; the full range of pain coping strategies as well as epidurals and pain medications; all you need to know about medical procedures such as monitoring, induction and cesarean birth. Breastfeeding, essential baby care and CPR classes are taught by certified educators, registered nurses and lactation specialists and cover hands-on practical skills to help you navigate the first weeks as a parent. Pregnancy & Parenting is the Tribeca Pediatrics' Educational Program and hosts classes in Brooklyn and Manhattan.
Birth Survey 2012Review Date: April 2012 REVIEW: I knew from the start that I wanted an epidural, but it wasn't until near the end of this two-day class that it was mentioned that almost all of the things about this class addressed issues with natural, non-medicated birth. I was frustrated that about half the class didn't really pertain to our situation. I had also expected, based on other childbirth classes friends had taken from other providers, that there would be some basic childcare things like diapering, holds, etc., to get us through those first few hours. There were not. There should be something in the literature clearly stating that these classes focus half the time on tools for people who are not planning to use medication.
Birth Survey 2012Review Date: April 2012 REVIEW: The instructor was nice and the information was helpful, but overall I think the only reason to take the class is just to have some "couple" time and to meet other new expecting parents INSURANCE ISSUES:
Birth Survey 2012Review Date: April 2012 REVIEW: The teacher, Laura Teichler, was amazing and made the experience fun and really informative.
Birth Survey 2012Review Date: April 2012 REVIEW: I went when my baby was about a week old. They were very understanding and very helpful INSURANCE ISSUES: Paid cash