PROGRAMS

VIRTUAL IN-HOME

When navigating the fourth trimester, there are going to be things we wish someone had told us, things we wish we had help with and things we just need an extra set of hands for. Through our Caring for New Mothers and Infants program, we aim to support this unique, acute and special time for a brand new family.

Our VIRTUAL in-home team support includes:

maternal mental health and wellness SUPPORT

Our maternal mental health and wellness counselor will check in on you and support your transition into parenthood by engaging with you on an emotional level. This ensures you feel balanced, cared for and have access to the resources you need.

lactation counseling

Our lactation counselor supports healthy infant feeding with conversations about positions, latching, pumping and storage – and whatever questions you may have about the new and invaluable practice of feeding your infant.

postpartum doula care

Our postpartum doulas can support you in learning about normal newborn behavior, eating habits, sleep, play, safe spaces in your home, baby wearing and so much more. Postpartum doulas are experts in the needs and experiences of a brand new family.

developmental play expertise

Our developmental play expert is a pediatric physical therapist who will talk to you about spending time with your infant in safe spaces that support infant development, milestones and healthy growth. You’ll look at toys together, think about things like tummy time and more to encourage your baby’s unique learning experiences.

WORKSHOPS

There’s so much to learn about the joys and challenges of pregnancy, labor and immediate postpartum. We’ve curated thorough list of workshops that cover the whole continuum of childbearing, from conception through adjusting to family roles. Take a look at our offerings, check out our A-list educators and click through for scheduled dates!

Current Workshops:

coMING UP SEPT: INFANT CPR

Infant CPR is a class that teaches lifesaving skills for infant choking relief in the comfort of your home. This class is great for new parents, grandparents, babysitters, nannies, and anyone who wants to learn CPR skills. Certificate cards are not given at the end of this class.

COMING UP OCT: BREASTFEEDING WITH SUCCESS

Your baby’s health begins with good nutrition, and breastfeeding offers many health benefits to both you and your baby. Learn about supply, positions, preventing and managing pain, pumping, milk storage, and working while breastfeeding. This program is recommended for expectant persons, their partners or support people.

COMING UP NOV: PELVIC HEALTH & YOUR POSTPARTUM BODY

This movement-based workshop will focus on postpartum safe exercises in order to work on your core and pelvic floor healing journey. In addition you will learn some things you might be doing that may be causing further damage to your core. We’ll discuss difficult postpartum body topics like Diastasis Recti, incontinence, postpartum fitness and more.

COMING UP DEC: Infant Milestone Development

This workshop will consist of information on what to expect in terms of growth and motor development, review of popular equipment and toys, as well as suggestions of what you can do with your infant to facilitate purposeful play and age-appropriate skills. This program is recommended for expectant persons, postpartum persons, partners or support people and babies.

couples connections: staying close after baby

This class is for anyone who would like to  baby-proof their relationship and stay connected during labor and postpartum.  We’ll discuss how to create a shared experience during pregnancy, labor and postpartum with practical tips for communicating effectively during these tender times. You’ll leave armed with knowledge of your partners expectations and needs as you adjust to new roles and an understanding of how best you can work together through the ups and downs of life with baby!

*THIS WORKSHOP HAS PASSED. PLEASE EMAIL TO REQUEST THE CALENDAR FOR THE NEXT TIME IT IS OFFERED*

SLEEP SUPPORT FOR BABIES 3-12 MNTHS OLD

This workshop will help parents navigate the first year of their baby’s sleep. Whether this is your first or your third baby, the first year is physically and emotionally exhausting. There is a lot of conflicting sleep advice out there and it’s tough to know what is best for your little one. This workshop was created to help equip exhausted parents with a customized roadmap to achieve better sleep for the entire family.

*THIS WORKSHOP HAS PASSED. PLEASE EMAIL TO REQUEST THE CALENDAR FOR THE NEXT TIME IT IS OFFERED*

Childbirth Education Express

Take a dive into childbirth education. Learn about hospital protocols, labor stages, comfort techniques, optimal labor positions and more. This program is open to expectant persons, their partners or support people.

*THIS WORKSHOP HAS PASSED. PLEASE EMAIL TO REQUEST THE CALENDAR FOR THE NEXT TIME IT IS OFFERED*

Newborn Prep

This newborn care prep class is full of practical ideas to make the time after birth nourishing, bonding and supportive.  Essential postpartum topics include: Newborn care, newborn sleep patterns and setting up your home for baby. This program is recommended for expectant persons and partners or support people.

*THIS WORKSHOP HAS PASSED. PLEASE EMAIL TO REQUEST THE CALENDAR FOR THE NEXT TIME IT IS OFFERED*

EXPECTING PARENTS CIRCLE

Join Darlene of Little Darling Doula and Shirin of Shirin’s Love, two NYC-based certified postpartum doulas, in a five-week reoccurring virtual prenatal support group. Share a community space that supports a non-judgemental, welcoming approach to pregnancy and parenthood. Topics covered include Pelvic floor preparation, breathwork, postpartum preparation, self-care techniques and more!

UPCOMING DATES

8/26

9/3

9/10

9/17

9/24

NEW PARENTS CIRCLE

Join us for a six-week reoccurring virtual postpartum support group. Share a community space that supports a non-judgemental, welcoming approach to new parenthood. Topics covered include bonding with your baby, self-care, DIY infant toys and more. Carve out time for you and spend it with a group of like-minded new parents.

COMING IN OCTOBER

REGISTRATION INFO & PRICING

Become a part of our vibrant community of expecting and new families!

Membership in the VIRTUAL Caring for New Mothers and Infants program includes:

  • Maternal mental health and wellness initial assessment
  • Lactation counselor (1 virtual visit)
  • Postpartum doula (2 virtual visits)
  • Developmental play expert (1 virtual visit as needed by assessment)
  • Attendance at any or all of our monthly workshops
  • Access to our new & expecting parents’ circles

To inquire about fees and register for a membership or any of the individual offerings in the Caring for New Mothers and Infants program please send an email to [email protected] Financial assistance is available – please reach out directly to inquire.

CONTACT US

Laura Vladimirova
Women’s Center Director
718-943-6394