NYU Langone’s parent education program hosts numerous classes and groups that help you prepare for childbirth and provide you with the support you need when you bring your baby home.
Baby and Me Yoga
This 45 minute yoga session is for moms and newborns, 6 weeks to 12 months after birth. We practice gentle stretching, meditation, and breathing exercises to help moms build strength, balance, and flexibility. At Baby & Me Yoga, moms also share parenting tips and experiences in a peaceful, relaxed environment.
No Prenatal Yoga experience required.
Parenting is a tough job. While there’s so much that comes naturally about being a mom or a dad, there’s a lot that does not. Sometimes, you just need a little expert help and advice to get through the many ups and downs that come with raising a child. Luckily there’s an array of classes for parents available in NYC, where they can learn all about how to care for their kids—and themselves—and make the parenting process just a tiny bit easier. Check out some of these great options for parenting classes and programs in NYC!
NYU Langone Medical Center. One of the best hospitals in NYC, NYU Langone Medical Center offers an array of informative classes to get you through every stage of being a parent—from prenatal to postnatal, to the second-time around. If you want to brush up on CPR and first aid, there are courses for that too, and you can even attend sessions for buckling your little one safely in a car seat—a must for any parent on the go.
92Y. The 92Y has classes for everything—you have probably seen a variety of their kiddie programs on the site, which include everything from music and sports to robotics and cooking. But what you might not know is that we have some amazing options for new and experienced parents as well—both semester classes you can join for a season and drop-in workshops on various parenting topics. Expecting parents can check out classes like Lamaze Complete Childbirth Preparation and Caring for a Newborn, and newbies to the job can get back into shape with Shape Up with Baby or learn the basics of breastfeeding with a weekly Breastfeeding Workshop. Even experienced parents have their pick: learn to navigate the stresses of parenthood with workshops like Planning Your Child’s Early School Years and Motherhood and Your Professional Identity.
Prenatal Yoga Center. When you’re pregnant you have a very important job to do—not only must you care for and nurture your growing baby to be, you must also take excellent care of yourself, and prepare your body for the stresses of pregnancy and childbirth. Prenatal yoga is the perfect way to keep your body in tip-top shape, and Prenatal Yoga Center is the place in NYC to do it. If you’ve never taken a prenatal yoga class you can purchase a one-time drop-in to try it out, or you can treat your self to multiple classes and save with an unlimited monthly pass or eight pack. Plus, these multi-packs can be used on Prenatal Yoga Center’s postnatal and baby classes, which include Postnatal Yoga, Mommy & Me, Music for Babies, and Infant Massage.