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  • Child­birth Edu­ca­tion and New­born Care - at Yale Health Cen­terDTP 6-16
  • Total Preg­nancy Fit­ness and Mom-Baby Fit­ness - Yale 
  • Classes in other U.S. and global loca­tions here.

Reg­is­tra­tion   Check­out via Pay­Pal with a Pay­Pal account or major credit card. Pay­Pal receipt at reg­is­tra­tion.  DTP emails con­fir­ma­tion and mate­ri­als within 2–3 days at your Pay­Pal asso­ci­ated email.

Fur­ther dates will be uploaded at the end of February.

» Child­birth Edu­ca­tion @ Yale Health Cen­ter «CBE relaxation 2-15

Birth prepa­ra­tion for moms-to-be and spouse/partner/labor sup­port. First Floor Con­fer­ence Cen­ter, 55 Lock Street, New Haven. Sug­gested for 7th — 8th month of preg­nancy. Reg­is­ter a month or two prior. Includes: Stages of Labor & Birth, Com­fort Mea­sures and Birth Skills (breath­ing, relax­ation, focus, mas­sage, posi­tions & move­ment, push­ing skills), Pain Man­age­ment Options and Med­ical Pro­ce­dures. Infor­ma­tion on Hos­pi­tal Tour pro­vided when you reg­is­ter. Fee: $99 per couple.

  • Three-class Series: Three con­sec­u­tive Wednes­days 6:30 — 8:30 p.m. Hos­pi­tal Tour sep­a­rate at loca­tion where you will give birth. Upcom­ing series dates:   • Mar 29 — Apr 12 (3/29 — 4/12)
  • One-day classes: Sat­ur­days, 10 a.m. — 3:30 p.m. Hos­pi­tal Tour sep­a­rate at loca­tion where you will give birth. Upcom­ing classes:   • Mar 4 (3/4) (closed; full) • Apr 8 (4/8) • Apr 29 (4/29)Newborn Care 2


» New­born Care @ Yale Health Cen­ter «Julia - Nuria

All the basics from the moment of birth through the first few months: New­born appear­ance and pro­ce­dures; feed­ing and sleep­ing pat­terns, prac­tice dia­per­ing and burp­ing; swad­dling and com­fort­ing new­borns; when to call the Pedi­a­tri­cian; new­born breath­ing, fever, and other safety mat­ters. Two hours Wednes­day evening or Sat­ur­day morn­ing. First floor Con­fer­ence Cen­ter. $35 per couple.

  • Sat­ur­days 10 a.m. — noon  • Feb 25 • Apr 1
  • Wednes­days 6:30 — 8:30 p.m.  • Mar 8 • Apr 19shoulder-burpdiaper-change

New­born Care classes

» Total Preg­nancy Fit­ness «

Each one hour class includes fun low impact aer­o­bic danc­ing and deep breath­ing, cen­ter­ing, relax­ation, tar­geted strength train­ing, as well as yoga-based posi­tions and move­ments for labor and birth.. Time-tested, effec­tive pro­gram with excel­lent research out­comes. Begin after first or sec­ond pre­na­tal care appoint­ment. Con­tin­u­ous ongo­ing enroll­ment. Unlim­ited — 1 month $70. 2 months $130. 3 months $170 (full ses­sion). Drop in: $15. Stu­dents w/ID $50/month. [PWG mem­bers reg­is­ter at Gym for discount.]

  • New Haven
  • Mon­days & Wednes­days 5:30 — 6:30 p.m. First floor Con­fer­ence Cen­ter, Yale Health Cen­ter, 55 Lock St. Mon­days & Wednes­days: ongo­ing classes, enroll at any time.   
  • Tues­days & Thurs­days Noon — 1:00 p.m. Yale Gym, 70 Tower Pkwy. Winter/Spring Ses­sion begins Tues­day, Jan­u­ary 17 and runs Tues/Thurs through April 20 (12 weeks of classes). Spring Break: 2 weeks in mid March. 
  • For addi­tional loca­tions, includ­ing other states and around the world, GO to Find-A-Class.
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Preg­nancy Fit­ness Options

» Mom-Baby Fit­ness <MBF Spring 2016 crop

Com­bines car­dio, core recov­ery, re-alignment, strength train­ing, mom-baby exer­cises and games. Bring: baby, stroller, blan­ket, baby items as needed, car­rier if desired. Water and sneak­ers for you. Do not worry if you are late or early…timing with babies is not always pre­cise!! Con­tin­u­ous ongo­ing enroll­ment. Unlim­ited classes - 1 month $70. 2 months $130. 3 months $170. Stu­dents w/ID $50/month. Drop in: $15. [PWG mem­bers reg­is­ter at Gym for discount.]

  • New Haven classes: Tues­days & Thurs­days, 10:30 –11:30 a.m. Yale Gym, 70 Tower Pkwy. Winter/Spring Ses­sion begins Tues­day, Jan­u­ary 17 and runs Tues/Thurs through April 20 (12 weeks of classes). Spring Break: 2 weeks in mid March. Fam­ily Fit­ness Day is ten­ta­tively sched­uled for a Sun­day near the end of April. Planks MBF 2015

Mom-Baby Fit­ness Options

Fit­ness Gift Cer­tifi­cates for your favorite mom or mom-to-be here.
» If you pre­fer to pay by check or cash, or in per­son with cash at a fit­ness class«
» Park­ing Infor­ma­tion for Yale «
  • at Yale Health: The park­ing garage is free for the first 1.5 hours, late evening, and on weekends.
  • at the Yale Gym: Free park­ing for 2 hours behind the gym on Lake Place. Metered park­ing in front of the gym ($1.50/hour)
» Addi­tional Resources for Preg­nancy Fit­ness & Exer­cise «

Our classes include evidence-based prac­tices for healthy moms and babies. DTP sup­ports sci­en­tific research to improve mater­nal and infant health. Our fac­ulty of Health Care Prac­ti­tion­ers, Fit­ness Pro­fes­sion­als and Mas­ter Teach­ers con­tin­u­ally update and improve our pro­grams to make them rel­e­vant to each new gen­er­a­tion of moms! We are also avail­able for pri­vate classes and per­sonal training.

  • To find addi­tional fit­ness classes, please search our U.S. and Inter­na­tional direc­to­ries at: Find-a-Class.
  • Also, take a look at DTP on TV video on YouTube.



Child­birth Edu­ca­tion Curriculum:

Ses­sion 1 Labor + Birth Overview and Early Labor

  • Stages of Labor + Birth
  • Warn­ing Signs
  • Breath­ing + Relax­ation for Early Labor
  • Options for Deal­ing with Pain

Ses­sion 2 Active Labor, Tran­si­tion and Nat­ural Birth

  • Progress in Labor + Birth
  • Com­fort Measures
  • The Labor Tool Box
  • Strate­gies + Preferences
Ses­sion 3 Med­ical Procedures

  • Stan­dard pro­ce­dures, such as fetal mon­i­tor­ing, vital signs, triage
  • Induc­tion
  • Epidural
  • Inter­ven­tions when there are complications
  • Cesarean

Hos­pi­tal Tour (sign up for tour of your choice — infor­ma­tion pro­vided when you register)

  • Learn about park­ing and arrival procedures
  • Visit the Labor/Birth floor
  • Visit the Mater­nity floor

Cer­ti­fied Child­birth Edu­ca­tors: Ann F. Cowlin, MA, CSM, CCE and Jill Garo­falo, RN, CCE

Pre-approved Schol­ar­ship reg­is­tra­tion. Only for those who have been given a scholarship.

New Fit­ness Locations:

For addi­tional fit­ness loca­tions GO to Find-A-Class.

» Some Feed­back from our Moms «
  • Thank you for tak­ing me through the cen­ter of this amaz­ing expe­ri­ence.” — SC
  • We are still meet­ing up! We made won­der­ful friends in pre/postnatal fit­ness.” — DK

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