Join us from the comfort of your own home
for our live & interactive childbirth classes!
Childbirth Express Class
Manhattan Birth welcomes all kinds of couples, families, and pregnant folks in our classes. Single parents and single parents by Choice are also welcome in our classes. We recommend someone from your support team accompany you to class.
Our classes are friendly and welcoming to people planning to give birth in the hospital, birthing center, at home, or if you're not sure yet. We would love to have you.
**Note: All classes are virtual and interactive!
All Classes are 9:00a.m. - 4:00p.m and include a lunch break
Instructors: Erica St. Lawrence, Jennifer Langbehn, Grace Veras Sealy
Register for a Childbirth Express Class, or feel free to inquire with any questions.
In our welcoming, warm environment we'll cover a lot -
and maybe laugh more than a little.
About the Childbirth Express Class
This 7-hour course provides an intense, condensed version of our Comprehensive Childbirth Preparation class. We include what you need to know when planning a birth at an in-hospital or out-of- hospital setting in the New York Metropolitan area. We will also cover the basics of getting started with feeding and lactation, and newborn basics.
Class will include:
What is natural physiologic labor?
How can I cope with pain in labor?
What do I need to know about the medical stuff?
We also include:
Our partners/coaches/support people are the most plugged-in and prepared that we see at births. They are familiar with what to expect and can really support their partners through their labors. They take an active role in the labor and feel like they helped give birth to their babies. Solo parents and solo parents by choice are also welcome in our classes. We recommend someone from your support team accompany you to class.
That all being said, of course, we also cover all hospital protocols and interventions, just in case things don't go as planned or you are offered something you didn't expect. People who are fully informed of their choices in childbirth have much more satisfying birth experiences.
My partner and I both agree that we are changed people after taking this class. It was SO much information and it never even felt like a class, more like a support group lead by a hilarious and incredibly passionate childbirth wizard!
This class is the BEST thing that has happened to us since we got pregnant. I’m seriously sending every pregnant lady I see to this class.”
— Angela and Manny