CHILDBIRTH CLASSES

Every labor is unique - but by understanding the birth process and developing coping strategies for pain in labor you can have a more comfortable and satisfying birth experience. Classes are designed to present a wide range of labor-coping and labor support techniques. Women are encouraged to follow their instincts and to trust in the body's natural ability to birth.

Group classes meet at 411 Dean Street in Park Slope and are limited to eight couples. For information about class schedules or to register, please contact me at: info@ellenchusechildbirth.com or call (718) 789-1981.



Brooklyn Classes for Couples Planning Hospital,
Birthing Center or Home Birth


Tuesdays 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM
Classes meet weekly for eight weeks and include the following:
  • Consumer Awareness - Options in childbirth: Making informed choices during Pregnancy, labor and birth
  • Anatomy and Physiology of Pregnancy, Labor, Birth and Postpartum
  • Pain Coping Strategies - Relaxation Techniques; Positions for Labor and Birth Massage for Back Labor
  • Role of the Support Person
  • Cesarean Birth and Cesarean Prevention
  • Breastfeeding, Newborn Care and the Transition to Parenthood
Cost: $450 This includes the pregnant woman and her partner.



Brooklyn Classes for Couples Planning Home Birth
Wednesdays 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM

Classes meet weekly for 5 weeks and include information on labor, birth, breastfeeding and early newborn care. Special attention is given to preparation for birth at home. Classes include a wide variety of pain-coping and labor-coping strategies, essentials of labor supprt, positions, massage, movement and relaxation as well as information on hospital transfer. Breastfeeding and Newborn Care focus on the early days at home.

Cost: $350 This includes the pregnant woman and her partner.



Private Classes
Private classes are available for first-time parents based on my availability which can be limited. Please call (718) 789-1981 to discuss your individual needs.



Refresher Classes / VBAC Classes
A single refresher class of two and a half hours or two refresher classes of one and a half hours each are available for women and partners who have previously given birth. Scheduled at a time convenient to everyone involved - at my home or yours - these classes are tailored to each woman's needs based on her previous experience. Counseling is also available if needed. Please call (718) 789-1981 to discuss your individual situation.