The Labor + Birth Classis at the heart of Parent Craft, providing the essentials of what you need to know to prepare for labor, birth and beyond.
We explore the fundamentals of labor and birth with an emphasis on how to promote an effective labor and navigate unexpected diversions. We develop a toolkit of techniques and resources to ready your nest and strengthen your partnerships at home and in the community as you prepare for this life-changing experience.
• What is happening during labor and birth? What are the four stages? • Toolkit of techniques for labor support including: positions and movement, specific partner suggestions • Common interventions + medications; building trust with providers around these conversations • Identifying internal and external resources • The golden hour: initiating breastfeeding, newborn procedures • Postpartum pearls of wisdom
One-Day Weekend Class 10am-5pm (6 hours + break) 3 Week Weeknight Class 7pm-9:30pm (7.5 hours total) Cost: $375*
*Cost includes: -partner or support person attendance -our printed booklet with abundant postpartum resources -snack fuel & herbal tea
Planning a pregnancy can be an overwhelming experience. In our Seed Class we will help you navigate this exciting and unpredictable phase by dispelling myths and exploring options while giving you the support you need to build the foundation for a positive empowering pregnancy, from Day One.
• Preconception Health & Nutrition in the 1st Trimester • Choosing a Provider and Birth Location • What to Expect at Your First Prenatal Visit • Community Resources and Referrals
Offered Monthly: Weeknight 7-8:30pm
Cost: $50 Partner or Support Person Welcome *Registration Required
take while pregnant, ideally after labor + birth class
The days and weeks after childbirth (the Fourth Trimester) are an integral part of the complex social, emotional and physical journey into parenthood . We will discuss the day to day challenges and exciting adventures of life as a newly postpartum parenting family.
• What to Expect in Baby's First Days • Basic Newborn Care and the Needs of Young Infants • Getting Breastfeeding Off to a Good Start: Latching, Positioning and Making Milk • Care and Nurturing of your Postpartum Body • Common Challenges: Crying, Calming and Sleep • Creating Sustainable Routines
Offered Monthly: 3-Hour Weekend Class Cost: $175 Partner or Support Person Welcome
breast-feeding and newborn support group
babies 1-16 weeks old
Join Simone Toomer, Certified Postpartum Doula, Certified Lactation Counselor, La Leche League Leader, and Community Breastfeeding Educator for our weekly Breastfeeding Support Group hosted by Baby Caravan at the Parent Craft Space.
This group is open to all parents, whether you're breastfeeding, bottle feeding, formula feeding, or a combination. All parental genders are welcome!
Bring any newborn or parenthood questions you might have, including things about sleep, infant soothing, adjusting to life with a baby, and more.
For breastfeeding moms, Simone will be able to answer all your questions about latch, positioning, and more.
*THIS CLASS IS ON HOLD - CHECK BACK FOR APRIL DATES!*
Questions about class? 347-325-3434 (Baby Caravan)
*The nature of Parent Craft pregnancy classwork is to create a safe, intimate space where participants are able to share freely about their pregnancy experience and strengthen connections with other Parent Craft participants. Class size is limited to a maximum of 8-10 people. Please contact us with any questions.
Parent Craft is a pregnancy, birth and postpartum educational service in Park Slope, Brooklyn created by Nurse-Midwife Casey Selzer.