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Birth Day Presence

Childbirth Education Weekend Intensive

July 22nd and 23rd 12:30 - 6:00 PM in Greenpoint
Price: $395 per family. Register here.  

Class Details

Birthday PresenceOffered by Birth Day Presence, this class is designed to prepare expectant parents for the labor experience.

The curriculum blends lecture, video, demonstration, and practice, and will cover the following topics:

  • Gestation and anatomy
  • Preparing your body and adapting to its change
  • Signs, stages and emotional signposts of labor
  • Pain management techniques including breathing, relaxation, position choices, massage techniques, pressure points, hydrotherapy, aromatherapy options, vocalization and more
  • Understanding evidence-based care
  • Birth preference sheets (birth plans)
  • Pain medication options
  • Labor support - who to have at your birth
  • Understanding medical support, interventions and induction
  • Cesarean birth and prevention
  • Postpartum health

 For more class information, please visit Birth Day Presence

About the Instructor

Meghan Mahar is a Certified Birth Doula CD(DONA), Postpartum Doula PCD(DONA), Certified Lactation Counselor(CLC), Certified Educator of Infant Massage(CEIM), Practitioner of Bach Flower Therapy and a Lamaze-Certified Childbirth Educator(LCCE). Meghan has been working as a doula since 2006 but has been caring for babies all of her life. After moving to New York in 2001, Meghan became interested in doula work and after graduating from The New School with a degree in Creative Writing, started on her doula path. Meghan has attended over 150+ births in New York City and the surrounding boroughs. In 2012 Meghan began a Masters Program in Oriental Medicine at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in New York City. Upon graduation Meghan looks forward to incorporating acupuncture and Chinese herbs into her work with expectant women and their families.


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