When Realbirth closed this May, many of the educators and recently, Realbirth’s founder, moved over to a now 6-month-old group called Tribeca Parenting. The collective move helped jumpstart Tribeca Parenting which has become a hub of parenting information. With Erica Lyon, the renowned Childbirth educator, author and founder of Realbirth, as their Consulting Director, they have developed a full roster of classes that cover everything for both pregnancy and parenting.
With locations in Williamsburg and Park Slope, Tribeca Parenting (TP) offers New Moms groups, childbirth and childcare classes, sleep routines clinics, CPR and Safety among other classes. Since Boing Boing stopped organizing new moms’ groups recently, there has been a void for Mom’s groups. TP’s New MOMs (Meeting Other Mothers) series has begun to fill that gap. Though their moms’ groups are different since there’s a fee to join, you still meet other moms with the bonus of getting structured and helpful discussion led by a teacher on such topics as sleep, co-parenting and body image.
When I was nursing our first baby, I had to go to three lactation consultants to finally figure out how to solve my problem. Back then, one of my friends recommended I traipse into the city to go to one of Realbirth’s breastfeeding support groups. I couldn’t imagine getting dressed, let alone getting on a subway to go into the city! The breastfeeding support clinics at Tribeca Parenting in Brooklyn would have been perfect for me back then. Alas, too late for me, but just right for you! For a relatively inexpensive price ($30), you can meet with a International Board Certified Lactation Consultant and other moms in a supportive environment.
When I spoke to Tribeca Parenting, they said their most popular classes are their Preparation for Childbirth. You can choose which track to take: “Keeping an Open Mind”, “Planning for an Epidural”, “Twins” and “Home Birth.” I love the idea of being in a Childbirthing class with like-minded parents whom you may end up staying in touch with for years. You can even follow up with your group by taking other classes like Essential Baby Care, Breastfeeding Preparation and Sibling Preparation!
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