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Prenatal & Birth Education

Get Informed: HPV & Other Vaccinations

Join us for another non-judgmental, information-based talk on vaccines, with an emphasis on the HPV vaccination. Both pro-vaccine and anti-vaccine positions will be discussed and respected, without a lot of bias from facilitator, Jennifer Lown, MSN, FNP-BC, AE-C. Both state requirements and alternative schedules will be discussed so that parents can walk away with evidence-based […]

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Childbirth Preparation Classes

If you’d like to know more about the stages of labor physically & emotionally, positive ways to prepare your body for birth, pain coping techniques, risks & benefits of medications, ways that a partner can be involved, cesarean births, breastfeeding and life after your baby is born – please join us! We will have a […]

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Birth Education Refresh

Whether your first birth was the birth of your dreams or you’d like a very different experience with the next birth, and whether this is your second or fourth baby, this three-hour class will review the anatomy, physiology, hormones, stages & phases, and coping techniques of labor. We will delve into VBACs if desired and […]

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Childbirth Education (Labor, Birth & the Neonate)

This class, co-taught by Sandy Trimarchi and Jeni Howe, will explore the stages and phases of labor, physiology and hormones of labor, when to go to the hospital or birth center or call your midwife, comfort measures and positions conducive to labor, informed decision making, potential restrictions and interventions, and various pain management techniques. We will […]

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Weekend Intensive Childbirth Class

Are you struggling to find time to take a childbirth class? This comprehensive series will cover everything from learning about the stages of labor, how a partner can be more involved, pain coping techniques, benefits of labor support, medications, cesareans, advocating for yourself, the postpartum experience, and much more. Please join us! February 1 & […]

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Couples Prenatal Massage

A class that teaches simple, safe techniques for exchanging bodywork during pregnancy. Each session is tailored to the needs and abilities of the individual participants. Taught by a long-time bodyworker who has also provided midwifery care at home and hospital births. Friday 1/10/20 7:00-8:30pm

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New Baby, New Life Get-Together

It’s still true that it takes a village to raise a child. That’s especially true today, when parents face a handful of tricky questions. You’re not going to want to go in alone. So at Baby Botanica, we’ve made it as easy as possible to join a community. If you’re a bit unsure how to get started, here’s our Childbearing Group.

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NY Babywearing Meeting

At each meeting, caregivers will have the opportunity to learn and explore our five different carrier types:  wraps, Meh Dai, ring slings, soft structured carriers, and onbuhimios! Whether the caregiver is a first time babywearer or looking to expand on babywearing knowledge, we are here to help. Our babywearing educators are available at all meetings […]

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Breast Assured – Breastfeeding Education

Breast Assured is our workshop on all-things breastfeeding. It’s a bootcamp to prepare new parents for both their first tries at breastfeeding and its later stages. Along the way, we’ll teach you how to become a trusted partner with your child on a feeding journey.

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Nest Assured – New Parent Education

For far too long, we’ve excepted that “nothing can prepare you for parenthood.” Well, we at Baby Botanica decided to do something about that. That’s why we’re hosting Nest Assured: a crash course to prepare parents for the early weeks of parenting.

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Pain Coping Techniques for Labor

If there’s a part of childbirth that’s a bit unnerving to many of us: it’s labor pains. Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to prepare for it. Join us for Pain Coping Techniques and we’ll show you.

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Preparing for Pregnancy & Birth

There’s a lot to do before your baby arrives. In Baby Botanica’s Preparing for Pregnancy & Birth, we’ll chart a course from now to delivery – giving you the tools and knowledge to take advantage of all the resources at your fingertips.

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Alcohol, Pregnancy, and Breastfeeding

When a person is pregnant or when a baby arrives, it means a significant change in lifestyle. And for some, it’s a tricky question if a drink will pass alcohol to a fetus in the womb or a newborn while breastfeeding. Together, we’ll delve into the research and parse through the findings.

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