Childbirth Education Classes:
IN-PERSON GROUP SESSIONS at Erin Kumpf Acupuncture 7 Hutton Street in Jersey City Heights: $290 per couple
October: Sunday 10/1 (10:00 am - 4:00 pm) FULL
November: Sunday 11/5 (10:00 am - 4:00 pm)
December: Sunday 12/3 (10:00 am - 4:00 pm)
January: Sunday 1/7 (10:00 am - 4:00 pm)
Evidence-based information and personalized attention for first-time parents on the following topics: Stages of labor, when to go to the hospital, massage & coping measures, partner support, medical interventions & technology, epidural & other pain meds, plus understanding hospital protocols and advocating for your care. Take this class around 5 - 6 weeks before your due date. Attending a live class with a local instructor is extremely important as I have experience with all the area pediatric practices, NY & NJ hospitals, plus information on local resources that you'll need (from lactation consultants to physical therapists and more).
Register by emailing Jayne@mamarama.tv
Pro Tip! Call your insurance and/or HSA or FSA provider before you deliver, so you have the time and energy to navigate your research and find out what resources are covered (postpartum doula, lactation, classes, etc.)
BEST BABYCARE & FEEDING CLASS, In-Person $90: What do parents REALLY need to know about their newborn baby? Unlike other infant care classes, I talk about ALL ways to feed your baby without bias. In my class, you'll learn the most important information about breastfeeding, formula, bottles, and pumping. I teach all about newborn behavior: why they cry, how to soothe, how they sleep (or don't sleep), why and when they get gassy, how and why to swaddle, and so much more. Lastly, because I specialize in maternal mental health I do a section on that topic so that both parents are prepared for what to expect and how to make it easier. Take this class about 5 - 6 weeks before your due date; free private consult at your convenience prior to delivery. Specific info on area pediatricians and other local resources included. Note: This in-person class will be in the Lafayette section of Jersey City, easily accessible by Light Rail & plenty of street parking.
October: Saturday 10/7 (10:00 am - 1:00 pm)
November: Saturday 11/11 (10:00 am - 1:00 pm)
December: Saturday 12/9 (10:00 am - 1:00 pm)
January: Saturday 1/13 (10:00 am - 1:00 pm)
Register by emailing Jayne@mamarama.tv
Formula Support $135: Support and recommendations for starting or switching formulas + transitioning from breastmilk. Together we'll figure out the most appropriate formula for your baby's digestion as well as your budget & availability. This is a private consultation, not a group class.
"Are all childbirth classes the same?" No. My classes are small and specifically tailored to your needs plus I draw upon current information from all area hospitals (NJ & NY). These classes feature evidence-based care without agenda. No matter what your birth expectations are, you will leave feeling prepared, confident, and able to advocate for yourself during labor. I can also provide you with information about local pediatric practices, lactation consultants, pelvic floor therapists, birth doulas - you name it! Whether you want private or group instruction - I'm flexible and accommodating.
"Babycare Refresher for Grandparents" This private class, now via Zoom, is designed to help new parents & grandparents adjust to the guidelines and practices that have changed since YOU were a baby. Participants tend to feel more comfortable knowing that the parents and grandparents are on the same page with taking care of a new baby. As one parent stated, "It was just easier for my mother to hear this information from a professional, instead of just from me. Saved me a lot of stress, thank you." $125
PRIVATE CLASSES IN YOUR HOME: Babycare & Feeding - $150 / Childbirth Education $375 - combine the two: $500 (You choose the combination of dates, evenings and/or weekends.)
PRIVATE CLASSES VIA ZOOM: Babycare & Feeding - $125 / Childbirth Education $250 - combine the two: $350 (You choose the combination of dates, evenings and/or weekends.)
Email me directly to register or if you have questions: Jayne@mamarama.tv
New Moms Support Groups: Support groups are a therapeutic way to connect with other moms and share your experiences (I facilitate or co-facilitate all groups)
- Moms with Mood Disorders, 1:45 pm every other Monday, co-facilitated with Mollie Busino, LCSW, Mindful Power, LLC
- Moms with babies under 6 months, 1:00 pm, every Wednesday
- All Parents Round-up, 3:00 pm every Friday
$15 per session (except for "Moms with Mood Disorders" which is free) if you are not my client - email Jayne@mamarama.tv to register
I have been teaching about pregnancy and birth for the past 14 years and am certified by the Childbirth Education Association of Metro New York (CEA/MNY). Their rigorous training program has provided me with additional skills via workshops, class audits and a mentoring program. My approach to teaching childbirth education is to help you become an informed patient able to advocate for your care.
"Jayne gave us everything we could have wanted in a childbirth class and more. A wonderful, evidence-based class run by a patient and knowledgeable teacher. I have been recommending this class to everyone I know who may need it. Thank you for helping us feel more prepared." - ER, NYC