Childbirth Education Classes and Information:
PLEASE NOTE: Starting in February 2021, I will be able to visit families in their homes for private sessions, following my second round of the COVID-19 vaccine. At the same time I will continue group sessions via Zoom, as indicated below:
ONE & DONE - Childbirth Education $190: Two 2.5 hour sessions over two weekday evenings in a live Zoom class! Quality information and personalized attention for first-time parents includes: Stages of labor, when to go to the hospital, massage & coping measures, partner support, medical interventions & technology, epidural & other pain meds, plus understanding hospital protocols and advocating for your care during this uncertain time. Take this class around 5 - 6 weeks before your due date.
January: Tuesday 1/12 & Thursday 1/14
February: Tuesday 2/9 & Thursday 2/11
March: Tuesday 3/9 & Thursday 3/11
Where: In the comfort of your own home
Time: 6:30 pm - 8:30/9:00 pm
Register by emailing Jayne@mamarama.tv
BABYCARE & FEEDING CLASS $90: The only infant care & feeding class you'll need to take. What do parents REALLY need to know about their newborn baby? Diapering, swaddling, bathing? That's the easy stuff. This class delivers the most important information on breastfeeding, bottle-feeding, formula, soothing techniques, sleep issues -- all the things that keep parents up at night. $90 (group class) Take this class about 5 - 6 weeks before your due date; free private consult at your convenience prior to delivery. Specific info on area pediatricians included.
January: Saturday 1/9 (10:00 - 1:00)
January: Wednesday 1/20 (6:00 pm - 9:00 pm)
February: Saturday 2/20 (10:00 am - 1:00)
February: Sunday 2/28 (10:00 - 1:00)
March: Wednesday 3/17 (6:00 - 9:00)
March: Saturday 3/20 (10:00 - 1:00)
Register by emailing Jayne@mamarama.tv
Combine One & Done + Babycare & Feeding: $250
"Are all online classes the same?" No. Some online classes are just a Powerpoint with no instructor at all; some have so many participants that it's impossible to ask questions or receive individualized feedback. My classes are small and specifically tailored to your needs; plus I draw upon current information from all area hospitals (NJ & NY) and can give you accurate information about local pediatric practices, lactation consultants, pelvic floor therapists, birth doulas - you name it! Whether you want private or group instruction - I'm flexible and accommodating.
"Babycare Refresher for Grandparents" This private class, now via Zoom, is designed to help new parents & grandparents adjust to the guidelines and practices that have changed since YOU were a baby. Participants tend to feel more comfortable knowing that the parents and grandparents are on the same page with taking care of a new baby. As one parent stated, "It was just easier for my mother to hear this information from a professional, instead of just from me. Saved me a lot of stress, thank you." $150
PRIVATE childbirth, babycare & feeding classes IN YOUR HOME: Babycare & Feeding - $150 / Childbirth Education $290 - combine the two: $425
PRIVATE childbirth, babycare & feeding classes VIA ZOOM: Babycare & Feeding - $125 / Childbirth Education $250 - combine the two: $350
Email me directly to register or if you have questions: Jayne@mamarama.tv
New Moms Support Groups: Support groups are a therapeutic way to connect with other moms and share your experiences (I facilitate or co-facilitate all groups)
- Moms with Mood Disorders, 8:30 am every other Monday morning, co-facilitated with Mollie Busino, LCSW, Mindful Power, LLC
- Moms with babies under 12 weeks, 2:00 pm, every Wednesday
- Moms on their second baby, 8:00 pm every other Wednesday
- Dads support group, 8:00 pm every other Thursday
- All Moms Round-up, 3:00 pm every Friday
$15 per session (except for "Moms with Mood Disorders" which is free) if you are not my client - email Jayne@mamarama.tv to register
Childbirth education classes are designed to take the stress and fear out of the birthing process and leave you feeling capable and empowered.
I have been teaching about pregnancy and birth for the past ten years and am certified by the Childbirth Education Association of Metro New York (CEA/MNY). Their rigorous training program has provided me with additional skills via workshops, class audits and a mentoring program.
Birth, for many first-time parents, can seem daunting and difficult to imagine. But the more you know and understand about the birth process, the more relaxed and comfortable you'll feel going into it. If you reach me early in your pregnancy we can discuss what your vision of birth is like and I’ll help you find a practitioner and facility in keeping with your wishes. You may want a birthing center, a hospital, or a home birth – each of these choices requires knowledge and the ability to select your practitioner with care. My approach for teaching childbirth education is to help you become an informed consumer and to prepare you for what’s ahead.
"Jayne gave us everything we could have wanted in a childbirth class and more. A wonderful, evidence-based class run by a patient and knowledgeable teacher. I have been recommending this class to everyone I know who may need it. Thank you for helping us feel more prepared." - ER, NYC