About Our Classes: Our Lamaze childbirth education courses are evidence based, informational and fun! However, these classes are so much more than breathing techniques! The following are some of the topics covered:
Body/Hormonal changes in pregnancy and labor
How to identify labor has begun & its stages
Discuss benefits/risks of medications and routine procedures
Practice hands-on techniques for coping with contractions
Importance of continuous labor support
Partner tools and tips for supporting Mama during labor
Positions for labor and delivery
Know what to expect when having a hospital, birth center or home birth
Discuss state laws on newborn procedures
Breastfeeding basics, newborn normalities, warning signs and more
Birth Plan/Preferences development
Class Format: We offer a series of three night classes (6:45pm - 9pm) and a two-day weekend series (9:15am - 1pm). In addition, all classes are limited to a total of five couples at maximum. Check out our class dates below or request dates that work best for you and your partner.
Class Rates: $180 per couple (we highly encourage you to bring a partner!). Save when you use our doula service, as well! NEW! We now offer a referral discount. For every friend you refer, you both get a $15 discount on your classes!
Private Classes: Prefer a private, one-on-one class at your home? Or do you have a group of friends that would all like to take class together? Private classes are available for an additional $50 per couple. This fee may be waived depending on group size.
Early Expectations: If you are a newly pregnant Mama-to-be, we encourage you to add on our Early Expectations package for $90. This is a unique series that complements the traditional Lamaze inspired childbirth class, with a focus on early pregnancy, nutrition, exercise, choosing your caregiver and the best evidence based resources. This series meets four times prior to your third trimester for up to 45 minutes per class.
Lamaze Pregnancy & Childbirth Classes
3 Tuesday Classes
Saturday & Sunday Classes
Infant Swim Rescue
Infant Swimming Resource’s Self-Rescue® swimming program is scheduled 5 days per week, Monday through Friday, for 10 minutes each day for an average of 6 weeks.With a focus on safe, customized, one-on-one lessons by certified Instructors, ISR’s survival swimming lessons emphasize health, ongoing program evaluations and parent education to deliver the most effective and safest results in the industry..
Samantha Scalpone, a Certified Infant Massage Teacher, provides parents and caregivers with techniques to provide a nurturing touch that helps promote their babies’ healthy growth and development in this one hour class. Learn a basic massage routine which can help improve infant sleep, decrease stress, and foster deeper bonding. You will leave the session with an understanding of the benefits of infant massage and your baby’s engagement cues. Open to parents and caregivers of infants age 3 through 12 months or non-walkers. Bring your baby to class; if your infant is sick when class is
scheduled, please come learn the techniques using a baby doll.
During four one-hour classes, you will practice infant massage techniques for the face, arms, legs, chest, and back in greater depth. In addition, you will learn to use these techniques to help relieve colic, gas, nasal congestion, and teething. Open discussion topics will include fostering engagement, benefits of infant massage, use of oils, and more. This class is open to parents and caregivers of infants age 3 through 12 months or non-walkers. Taught by Certified Infant Massage Teacher, Samantha Scalpone, in Warwick, NY and Northern New Jersey.