Weekend Intensive

The 2-day weekend intensive childbirth class meets on a Saturday and Sunday. Ideal for parents with more limited time, who prefer to to complete all their childbirth education in just one weekend. Students will engage in discussion and meet other expectant parents due around the same time. Our 2-day weekend intensive childbirth education class is a blend of lecture, video, demonstration and practice and will include, but not be limited to:

  • Gestation and Anatomy
  • Preparing your Body and How to Adapt to Its Changes
  • Signs, Stages and Emotional Signposts of Labor
  • Pain Management Techniques: breathing, relaxation, position choices, massage, pressure points, hydrotherapy, aromatherapy, vocalization and much more
  • Understanding Evidence-Based Care
  • Birth Preference Sheets (Birth Plans)
  • Pain Medication Options
  • Labor Support–who should be at your birth
  • Understanding Medical Support (Interventions) and Induction
  • Cesarean Birth and Prevention
  • Postpartum Health

Price is per couple or single + support person.


Childbirth Classes NYC. Founded in 2002, Birth Day Presence is the premier provider of smart, non-judgmental childbirth education for savvy New Yorkers. Routinely recommended by the top OBs and Midwives in NYC, we are the longest-running and most trusted independent childbirth education and doula matching center in the city. BDP hand-selects the best ideas and techniques from a range of childbirth traditions to provide NYC’s expectant and new parents with modern, practical education and support, helping to reduce the fear and anxiety around childbirth, while increasing the joy and pleasure of confidently becoming parents. BDP has assisted over 20,000 parents.

Classes held in all locations.

Jen was a great instructor – incredibly knowledgeable and friendly. The class had a good mix of activities and moving around, getting to know the other parents and general education. I liked that information was presented in an objective way – allowing us to make our own conclusions based on studies and research. Jen also shared a lot of great resources to look into topics further. Overall, we came away feeling more prepared and equipped with the knowledge to know what questions to ask and how to handle all the different situations that might get thrown at us during the birth process. Thanks, Jen & Birth Day Presence!

Katie, Yelp