Anne Stefanski, Birth Doula

Lamaze Class Information

When you sign up for this Lamaze class, what can you expect?


The class is framed around the Lamaze Healthy Birth Practices


  1. Allow Labor to Begin on It's Own
  2. Birthing Person should be Free to Move
  3. Bring a Support Person With You
  4. Avoid Routine Interventions
  5. Push Spontaneously and in Upright Positions
  6. Keep Baby with Birthing Person


We will explore what each of these practices mean, how you can implement them in your own labor, and how they contribute to healthy birth.


We will also cover the anatomy and physiology of birth, the hormones that make birth happen, and anything that might come up as we talk!

Lamaze Class. Childbirth Class. Childbirth Education. Albany, NY.

Lamaze Class. Childbirth Class. Childbirth Education. Albany, NY.

Newborn Care and Breastfeeding Class Information

What can you expect when you sign up for breastfeeding class & newborn care class?


We will cover:

Breastfeeding

  • How to start your breastfeeding relationship immediately after birth.
  • How to help your baby latch properly.
  • Different positions for your baby when breastfeeding.
  • The benefits of breastfeeding for birthing person.
  • The benefits of breastfeeding for baby.
  • Common early issues and how to work through them.
  • How to know if your baby is getting enough.
  • Pumping/hand expressing milk.
  • Pumping and returning to work.
  • How much weight should baby be gaining?


Newborn Care

  • Colic/PURPLE Crying
  • How to swaddle.
  • How to diaper.
  • Poop and Pee: What's Normal?
  • Safe Sleep.
  • How to take baby's temperature.
  • Caring for the umbilical cord.
  • Caring for circumcision (if applicable)

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