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Childbirth Education Weekend Intensive

A two-day deep dive

The Carriage House Birth Intensive Childbirth Education class is a ten-hour (10am-3pm each day), one weekend (Saturday & Sunday) commitment. 


Class covers but is not limited to:

  • Anatomy and physiology of pregnancy and birth

  • Physical and emotional stages of pregnancy

  • Physical and emotional stages of labor

  • Pain coping techniques – from visualization to hands on, water and beyond

  • Birth preferences (formerly known as the birth plan) 

  • Pain management options and hands on practice

  • Labor support–who to have at your birth

  • Interventions and induction

  • Cesarean birth

  • Your postpartum body and life

This Intensive class is $450 per couple, family unit, or support person who will be attending your birth

Photo: Rebecca Minkoff @lifeafterbirthproject

Childbirth Education Express Class

A three-hour crash course

The Carriage House Birth Express Childbirth Education class is a three-hour commitment. It offers families a streamlined, no-frills version of our weekend classes which is more geared toward families looking to dive into the mechanics of labor, infant feeding, etc. We're thrilled to announce that our Winter and Spring 2020 Express classes will be taught by CHB co-founder, co-director, and Master Doula Domino Kirke.

Class covers but is not limited to:

  • Stages of labor

  • Signs of labor

  • Pain coping strategies

  • The role of the partner

  •  What to expect from your birthing location

  •  What to pack and how to prepare

  • Pain medications for labor

  • The postpartum body

This Express class is $250 per couple, family unit, or support person who will be attending your birth

Community Lactation Support Group

Guidance - Support - Connection

First & Third  Monday of every month from12:00pm - 1:30pm

Lactation support looks different for every parent and baby. Whether you are just starting out, weaning, or anywhere in between, come by for guidance and support from an experienced IBCLC to meet you where you are as well as connect with other parents in the community.

Join LaShanda Dandrich, IBCLC the 1st and 3rd Mondays at Carriage House Birth, Manhattan for our lactation support group. LaShanda provides non-judgmental support and helps guide you along your feeding journey to achieve your feeding goal.

During the group, your concerns about pain with latching, milk transfer, supplementing, milk supply are all addressed and a sustainable plan and referrals are provided.


Twin Magic for Families

This holistic workshop for expectant families of twins is led by Lindsey Bliss, co-director of Carriage House Birth, a birth doula, author, and the mother of seven children - including two sets of twins. Because of this, she provides real-life and brings immeasurable value to your education surrounding twin pregnancy, twin childbirth, and the twin parenting experience with a focus on:

  • The unedited lowdown on twin pregnancy/childbirth/parenting 

  • Birthing options

  • Twin birth plan/preferences 

  • Fetal positioning

  • Nutrition during pregnancy

  • Preparing the home

  • Feeding twins

  • Twin issues/concerns

  • Postpartum support

  • Placenta encapsulation

  • Guidance on sleep

  • Tandem baby wearing

  • Venturing out with twins

Newborn Care 

Join us as we demystify caring for your newest family member.

This signature Carriage House Birth workshop held the third Thursday of every month and hosted by LaShanda Dandrich, a NYC-based IBCLC, Postpartum Doula, and parent. Newborn Care offers you tools to support the creation of realistic parenting goals and tried and true care for your newborn in the first weeks. 


Besides basic newborn care, we will discuss what your newborn will be like, what to expect in their development, feeding and sleep patterns, nursery set up, baby gear, and more.

$225 per family unit 

This class is offered on the third Thursday of every month from 6:00pm - 8:00pm. Babies are welcome. 

Photo: Nettie Lile @lifeafterbirthproject

Meet The Doulas

Whether you're expecting your first baby or your fourth, come and spend an engaging hour with a Doula from Carriage House Birth. There is no cost to attend this gathering. 

Set in our beautiful Union Square Studio in Manhattan, expectant families are welcome and encouraged to ask questions and gain the insights they need for how to get the most from working with Doula towards a supported delivery in a hospital, birthing center, or at home. The event is hosted by the founders of Carriage House Birth, Domino Kirke, Lindsey Bliss, and Samantha Huggins. 

*For expecting families only. Doulas interested in joining the collective should email us at

CHB provides full-spectrum doula support, doula trainings, and family education throughout the US and Canada as well as online offerings accessible anywhere on the globe.

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