Breastfeeding Arts offers a full range of childbirth classes through out the year. Email if what you are looking for is not currently listed as an upcoming class. We will happily take your name and email for classes being planned for the near future and we will notify you as classes manifest.

Breastfeeding Café and New Mother Support Group
A weekly gathering for nursing mothers and babies

Connect with other women. Trust in your Mama instincts! Listen to what your baby is telling you.

Join us every Friday for the Breastfeeding Café from noon to 1pm. Come in and sit with Lenora or Deirdre, ask your questions and share in the sisterhood of new motherhood with other nursing moms. The cafe is an uniquely affordable way to have a visit with an IBCLC in order to help you judge if your issues or concerns require further private help and support.

Location: Nyack Yoga, 42 Main Street, Nyack
Cost: $20 for a drop-in, class cards available

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Group Comprehensive Childbirth Education

Deirdre is now teaching monthly weekend intensive childbirth classes at Birth Day Presence in their studios in Soho, Greenpoint and midtown, Manhattan. These classes cover a variety of different philosophies and practical information regarding childbirth, including the anatomy and physiology of birth, pain coping techniques, labor progression and positions and understanding interventions.

These childbirth classes are also available in Rockland County scheduled through out the year. Call for schedule and pricing. The weekend intensive can always be tailored to support your needs as a private class in the privacy of your own home.

Other classes offered throughout the year

  • Group Newborn & Breastfeeding Classes For Expectant Parents
    Before baby arrives spend a few hours getting to know what you might expect in those first few weeks.

  • Cesarean Healing Circles
    Each woman is on a journey. Born through a different doorway, cesarean birth is often defined in terms of success or failure. Join us for a day long workshop to help you process your feelings around your birth experience.

  • Natural Childbirth Education in the Birthing From Within tradition
    A 6 week childbirth preparation series filled with traditional birthing wisdom juiced up with enriching, empowering and uniquely interactive aspects. Don.t just give birth, give birth in awareness!

  • Blessingway Ceremonies
    Manifest the Divine Birth Wisdom you already have inside you. A Blessingway Ceremony is an ancient ritual of spiritually and joy to help you connect deeply with your baby and your inner birth wisdom.

  • The Doula Way
    A workshop of doula "secrets". Learn pain coping technique, labor & birth positions, relaxation meditations & mantras, creating a birth nest, and much mo more.

  • Home Birth Preparation Class
    Are you planning a homebirth? A natural childbirth class in the privacy of your home which includes showing you the powerful potential each room of your house holds for fantastic labor positions, comfort, support and healing.

    All classes are easily modified to meet your needs in the privacy of your own home.

    Deirdre McLary has been a Birthing From Within childbirth education mentor since 2002. Her training with Pam England, the Wise Woman founder of the Birthing From Within approach and books author, was a hugely transformative experience. Twice she has had the privilege and honor to sit with Pam and listen to her wisdom as applied to pregnancy, birth and new motherhood. Deirdre brings to all her work and classes the intuitive, whole body, mind spirit approach that is the unique Birthing From Within experience. With it you can expect informative, inspiring, memorable, personal growth for the childbearing year and beyond!