Anne Stefanski, Birth Doula

Childbirth Education
Birth & Postpartum Doula Services

Lamaze Class Information!

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

Here are my goals when I am teaching a birth class:

  • You will believe and understand that birth is a natural, healthy process, one that most bodies can perform with little to no intervention. 
  • That you will learn and be able to demonstrate a wide variety of strategies that will help you have the pregnancy, birth, breastfeeding, and early parenting experience that you want.
  • You will understand how normal birth happens and how medical complications and interventions affect that process and affect the decisions you make.
  • You will be able to make informed decisions so you can bring your baby into the world according to your wishes and desires.
  • ABOVE ALL ELSE: that you will increase your confidence in your innate ability to give birth.
  • You will learn how birth happens, comfort techniques to cope with labor, how partner and doula support can help, and as much information as possible about having the birth you want to have!


Mileage Information

Generally speaking, if you live near Albany, Schenectady or Troy, no additional mileage will be added. However, for Lamaze classes, mileage will be charged over 30 miles at $.54/mile. For example, if your town is 75 miles away from Altamont, NY, $24.30 will be added to the total charged for the class (45 x .54). If there are multiple families participating in the birth class, the fee will be divided evenly among the families.