Reduce the risks of birth trauma and perinatal mental health issues, with Elly Taylor of Becoming Us
Jul
11
7:00 PM19:00

Reduce the risks of birth trauma and perinatal mental health issues, with Elly Taylor of Becoming Us

This a special training only for Doulas!

New York City: Wednesday 11th July, 7-10pm - Expecting NYC
Advanced Doula Training at the Babies Project.


At this event, especially for doulas and other birth professionals, you'll learn how to reduce risks for birth trauma and perinatal mental health issues. We will also set aside additional time for supervision so that you can feel even more confident as a doula working in this sensitive realm. 

Additionally, you'll come to understand what the transition into parenthood really looks like for a new family. While it's commonly referred to as "the transition into parenthood", you'll discover that there are, in fact, many different transitions. You'll learn what those transitions are, and how they can negatively impact mothers, fathers and families. You'll learn how to plant Becoming Us "seeds" that reduce risk for the most common parenthood problems including perinatal mental health issues and relationship distress. Finally, you'll discover the groundbreaking Becoming Us approach to parenthood and how you can apply the model to your work with parents at any stage of their family life cycle.


IMPORTANT NOTE: For this event we have a two-step registration process.

Step 1: Please fill out the registration form, and make note that you are interested in the Advanced Doula Training in your comment/message. STEP 2: Please use the BUY NOW button above to pay your registration fee. There is a $10 discount for Babies Project members. Member Cost $115 Non-Member Cost is $125.
For more information on this event, click here (link to Babies Project website).

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How to help our clients feel safe and supported, what does that mean exactly with Amy Brown
Jun
20
7:00 PM19:00

How to help our clients feel safe and supported, what does that mean exactly with Amy Brown

In this special workshop, we will uncover what it means to create a dynamic relationship of warmth, connection and open communication with our clients.

Join Amy Brown, New York City’s preeminent birth coach and birth educator. Amy has developed an incredibly successful, thriving practice in NYC, as a birth and health coach, how did she do it? Well, she doesn't have a website and doesn't have to pay for advertising. She understands human connection and is an expert at creating a space for relationships to thrive. We are really lucky to have Amy share her wisdom with us. Space is limited!

A little bit about Amy; Over the past two decades Amy has developed a sophisticated and experienced approach to the birthing process through her intricate understanding of New York City’s medical system and its birth culture. Amy has attended and coached over 1000 births providing education and counseling to hundreds of women, men, and couples in the metropolitan area. In addition to her childbirth services, Amy's practice offers lifestyle and health counseling, parenting education, and singles and couples counseling. 

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CAPPA New Parent Educator Training
Jun
2
to Jun 3

CAPPA New Parent Educator Training

Join con-developer of the New Parent Educator program, Laura Nance, for this amazing training that will prepare you to teach classes to new and expecting parents!

The New Parent Educator is a modern teacher for today’s modern parents. This isn’t just about teaching bathing and diapering. This is teaching the heavy stuff that parents need to know. How to soothe a baby. How to support sleep. How to keep relationships strong after the birth of the baby. What to expect from a postpartum body. How to understand baby cues. And so much more.

This class in New York City will be taught on June 2 & 3, from 8:30 AM – 6:30 PM both days.

Investment:
Early Bird Pricing (through April 1, 2018) 595.00
Regular Pricing (April 1-May 1, 2018) 645.00
Late Registration Pricing (After May 1, 2018) 695.00

Special Pricing available for anyone who has taken Kristy Zadrozny's trainings. Please email me at Kristy@expectingnyc.com for additional information

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Rebozo With Amethyst Hertsens
May
16
7:00 PM19:00

Rebozo With Amethyst Hertsens

Class description:

In this 2 hour mini Rebozo workshop, we will learn about the history of the Rebozo and it's use during labor as well as practice some deeply relaxing exercises that can help woman in labor feel safe and supported.

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Amethyst Hertsens is the founder of Peace Love and Labor. She is a full-spectrum Birth and Post Partum Doula, Newborn Care Specialist, HypnoBirthing Childbirth Educator, Placenta Encapsulation Specialist, Dancing for Birth Instructor and Infant Massage instructor offering her services to the expecting families of NYC and NJ. 

Her path into Birthwork started when she was just 13 years old, witnessing her mother and father laboring together at home to bring her little sister into the world. Ever since then, being involved in birth has always been in the back of her mind, though she wasn't sure in what capacity. It wasn't until 17 years later that she discovered what a Doula was and immediately began taking all the trainings related to birth that she could. Almost 6 years later and she has attended over 250 births, supported over 100 families Postpartum and encapsulated over 450 placentas. She now also teaches Doulas and Midwives about the wonderful use of the Rebozo during labor in a 1 day workshop. 

 

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Business Structure Know How
Apr
18
7:00 PM19:00

Business Structure Know How

Business Structure Know How: 

Join Kristy Zadrozny, founder of Expecting(nyc), to learn how to work through the nitty gritty of running a doula business in NYC. You don't have to have an MBA to start your doula practice, but you DO need a solid structure to create ease around taxes, client management, and record keeping. Kristy has over ten years experience running a successful, profitable doula practice almost exclusively through word of mouth referrals. 

Here's what we will cover: 

  • getting the client, consultations, selling your service
  • contracts and invoicing your clients — getting PAID, what should you be charging? 
  • client communication structures
  • prenatal visit outlines
  • banking, record keeping, and taxes
  • developing your practice to best represent you
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Find YOUR Voice: Shaping your Doula Business to Best Rep You with Ash Spivak from Our Brilliant Bodies and Co Founder Cycles+Sex
Mar
28
6:00 PM18:00

Find YOUR Voice: Shaping your Doula Business to Best Rep You with Ash Spivak from Our Brilliant Bodies and Co Founder Cycles+Sex

Birth work is a crazy job. You work on call.  You get no practice or apprenticeships. You have to learn as you go, with very little guidance outside of your own intuition. 

And as awesome as this can be, it is also HARD.  We spend so much time helping others get unstuck, helping others find their voice, that sometimes it is hard to remember we also need to harness our own.  We also need to check-in and see the places where we may be stuck in our own lives and in our birth practices.

We each have an incredibly rich and unique bag of tricks (literally and metaphorically!) So how can we use the tools we teach, ourselves? 

We will explore the areas we've been stuck or contracted in the past (both in birth and in our own lives) as well as deep dive into the core reasons why we each do this work, what we want to get out of it, and how we can best apply these themes so we can expand our selves and our businesses. 

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Comforting Touch for Birth: workshop for doulas
Feb
21
7:00 PM19:00

Comforting Touch for Birth: workshop for doulas

A 3-Hour Workshop for Caregivers and Partners
with Yiska Obadia

In this 2 hour session attendees with learn core principles of touch to support clients during labor. We will also practice a couple of hands on techniques to bring comfort and ease to women in labor while avoiding excessive personal strain. You will leave with new tools and awareness to better serve your clients and yourself!

Yiska Obadia is a Birth Doula, licensed acupuncturist and bodyworker with 23 years of experience. She practices in Morningside Heights and teaches Comforting Touch for Birth, Postpartum, Doulas, Expectant Parents and Babies!

 

 

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Preparing for Caring: touch and handling practices for professional caregivers
Jan
31
6:00 PM18:00

Preparing for Caring: touch and handling practices for professional caregivers

A 3-Hour Workshop for Caregivers
with Sarah Barnaby & Amy Matthews

Come learn about how you can support your baby’s movement and perceptual development before you meet them. Our approach is based on principles of Body-Mind Centering®, including valuing process over milestones and respecting each child’s timing as their whole self develops.

  • Would you like to have more confidence about handling and interacting with a small baby?
  • Would you like to practice handling skills (picking up, setting down, transferring)?
  • Would you like to know the positions that help a baby feel oriented and secure, and the positions that help them learn to move?
  • Would you like to learn about a philosophy and principles that can guide you as you develop your own relationship with your baby?

How we handle a baby affects all aspects of development: their patterns of perception, their problem solving abilities, their emotional well-being, cognitive functioning, and their sense of agency in the world. A child’s early experiences of movement and touch influence their ability to self-soothe and self-regulate, and to relate to themselves and others throughout their life.

Your habits and choices about how you pick up your baby, set them down and hand them to others can facilitate (or inadvertently impede) their later movement choices. Before your baby arrives, come learn about how you can support their movement and perceptual development.

This workshop has been developed by Sarah Barnaby and Amy Matthews, who are certified Infant Developmental Movement Educators. Their approach is based on principles of Body-Mind Centering® that include valuing process over milestones and respecting each child’s timing. Each offering of the workshop will be taught by Sarah or Amy.

Through a combination of discussion, demonstration and practice (with dolls), we’ll explore these themes and topics:

Gravity and the “fourth trimester”: supporting your baby’s arrival after birth: safety, comfort and bonding; the relational aspects of listening to, interpreting, responding to and supporting your baby’s rhythms and timing.

Touch and handling: touch and handling principles and techniques around picking them up and setting them down; side-lying and tummy time as positions for orienting and relating to gravity; supporting your baby’s cyclical movements of flexion and extension through “baby ball”

Developmental movement: overview of development: the movement patterns and progressions that babies go through as they make their way to walking

Self-regulation, adaptability and resilience: supporting your baby’s rhythms and cycles: rest and activity, internal and external attention, timing, flexion and extension; “baby ball”

Crying: supporting your baby’s crying, processing and expression

Preparatory self-care for caregivers: adult developmental movement: pathways that support getting down to and up from the floor with a baby

Class size is limited. This workshop is appropriate for anybody who holds and handles (or plans to handle) babies, including parents, doulas, nannies, grandparents, babysitters and other caregivers.

 

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