Private Childbirth Education & Refresher Sessions

Prepare for your best birth with private sessions. Most first-time expectant parents opt for at least one standard session, which usually take 3 to 3.5 hours. The 2 options are:

  • Birth prep session (stages of labor, natural pain management techniques, strategies to avoid unnecessary intervention and labor positions) ($375, ~3.5 hours)

  • Breastfeeding & Newborn Care session ($325, ~3 hours)

There is a $25 package discount if purchasing both sessions; $675 for both.

Other options:

  • Birth refresher session ($275, ~2.5 hours) - for those who have given birth and taken classes in a prior pregnancy

  • Newborn care session ($275, ~2.5 hours) - for adoptive parents or others who don't need to cover breastfeeding

Also included with any private coaching is the Birth Matters class "textbook" PDF, supplemental Google Drive reference files, and YouTube playlist. These materials offer immensely valuable reference guides for labor, birth, and early parenting. Lisa can also provide other resources as needed/desired. 

Location: Sessions default to meeting in Lisa's comfy, welcoming living room classroom in Astoria, but also can be in your home in NYC's 5 boroughs. Please note that if Lisa comes to you, the round trip travel time will be figured into the total at $75/hr.

Payment details: Full payment for session(s) is required at the time of scheduling. Please schedule your session(s) with Lisa first here, and then you can pay on the register for class page with credit card, or you can also pay with bank account via Venmo to @birthmattersnyc. Full payment due upon scheduling session(s).

FSA/HSA cards accepted via website registration; contact your card provider if you encounter problems as they sometimes put restrictions on the card that need to be lifted/adjusted. Inquire with your insurer to determine eligibility for insurance reimbursement; Lisa is happy to provide an itemized receipt to your insurer's specifications upon request.

Refund policy: Refundable up to 2 wks before class begins. Prorated refunds available upon request for those with a scheduled session at 35 weeks or earlier if baby comes early; no refunds if 36+ weeks at time of scheduled session. 

Lisa with newborn

Wanna know another great option?
It's an online, on-demand, video format of the comprehensive curriculum Lisa teaches in her in-person series. There's even an option for adding an in-person, hands-on COMFORT MEASURES FOR LABOR class in Lisa's living room classroom, so you get the best of both worlds! Check it out!

Check out the 5-star reviews on the Birth Matters NYC Yelp page and you'll see that Birth Matters is one of the best childbirth education options in all of NYC!