Childbirth Preparation Classes


   Our classes in childbirth preparation are eclectic in methodology, interactive and cover the entire spectrum experience from late pregnancy to the first three months postpartum.


   The presentation of each subject is designed to inform parents planning to give birth in a variety of settings with both doctors and midwives. All families need the same information in order to make their own best choices given the circumstances of their lives and their labors.


Our classes cover:


Stages of labor...


Strategies for working with all kinds of labors including visualization, breathing/vocalization, position changes and massage...


Complications and medical interventions...


Assisted vaginal delivery and cesarean section...


Immediate postpartum, attachment and the initiation of breastfeeding...


Postpartum physiological and emotional changes and recovery...


WEEKEND INTENSIVES at Bambini Pediatrics in Poughkeepsie or

River & Mountain Calvin House are ongoing.


Call 845-256-5430 for details and dates.


Niara Healing Arts


PO Box 427 Gardiner NY 12525

special in-services

midwifery workshops

who we are

childbirth preparation

basic labor assistance workshop

bodywork for the childbearing cycle

professional labor companion certification

infant massage

breast massage

critical myofascial strategies

instructional dvds