We offer private in-home childbirth education classes for folks who prefer a more intimate setting, or for those who have tricky NYC schedules. Our seasoned instructors tailor classes to your individual needs and are informed by the birth setting you have chosen (hospital, birth center, or home).
Childbirth Preparation Classes - We will learn the physiologic process of childbirth and practice coping techniques. We also discuss birth plans, interventions, variations on normal birth, and cesarean birth. With our private classes we include supplemental reading materials, videos of births, and a comprehensive list of local resources as you prepare to give birth. The 6-hour course is the complete in-home study course. We also offer a 3-hour express session.
- 6-hour package in your home (two 3-hour sessions or one 6-hour session): $650
- 3-hour express session in your home: $400
"Sarah Lovell came to our home for a private session yesterday to prepare us for our (third) delivery. She was wonderful, so well informed and lovely to work with. I especially liked that she really tailored the information to our needs, and we were impressed that she could answer just about any question we had. Thank you again!" - Talia Z.
Relaxation, Breathing, and Coping Techniques Class - This class is for folks who may have read a lot about birth or taken a shorter class on the basics of the childbirth process, but want more time spent learning how to cope with labor. We will learn about the emotional signposts of labor, what the sensations feel like, and techniques to help you relax and minimize your pain. We also discuss effective pushing techniques.
- 3-hour relaxation, breathing, and coping skills techniques in your home: $400
Lactation & Feeding Class - Everything you need to know to get started on a successful lactation & feeding journey. Learn how to build your milk supply, make sure the baby is getting enough, latch the baby properly, and avoid sore nipples. We will also learn about pumping and storing guidelines and give you tips and resources for support throughout the nursing relationship.
- 3-hour breastfeeding class in your home: $400
Newborn Care Class - Babies are not like us! In this class, we learn about what babies can do, what they need our help with, and how to do it. From the basics of changing a diaper and swaddling, to bathing, soothing, and understanding the newborn states of being and sleep, you will finish with an arsenal of understanding for when your newborn arrives.
- 2-hour newborn care class in your home: $350
Express Lactation, Feeding & Newborn Care Class - For busy New Yorkers with tight schedules - this class is just the basics packed into a 3-hour class. Learn how to get started with lactation & feeding, proper latching techniques, how to avoid sore nipples, and how to set up your milk supply. Diapering, swaddling, and comfort techniques will also be practiced so you are ready when your baby arrives!
- 3-hour Express Lactation, Feeding & Newborn Care Class in your home: $400
Infant/Child CPR/Safety Class - Be prepared to save a life! Our instructors are certified by the American Heart Association and will teach you what to do if a baby (or toddler/child) stops breathing, or is breathing abnormally. We include hands-on practice in the lessons. We will also learn basic safety tips and relief of choking for infants and toddlers/children.
- 2-hour Infant/Child CPR/Safety class in your home for up to 3 people: $400
- Interested in hosting a group class in your home? Please fill out the form below.
Interested in something else? We are happy to customize a class that fits your needs.
For private classes, please fill out the form below.
Private Classes for Pregnant Folks Inquiry Form