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  • Preg­nan­cy & Mom-Baby Fit­ness, Child­birth Edu­ca­tion & New­born Care at Yale on this page. 
  • Find a class or train­er in oth­er U.S. and glob­al loca­tions here.
  • Find Exer­cise Tips for Preg­nan­cy and Post­par­tum. 
  • Gift Cer­tifi­cates for Yale loca­tions here. 

Reg­is­tra­tion    Class­es at Yale are also open to all in the sur­round­ing com­mu­ni­ties. 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. Please check this email and noti­fy DTP if you do not hear from us with­in a week of reg­is­tra­tion. Thank you.

» Childbirth Education @ Yale Health Center «

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:  • June 6,13,20 (6/6–20)
  • One-day class­es: Sat­ur­days, 10 a.m. — 3:30 p.m. Hos­pi­tal Tour sep­a­rate at loca­tion where you will give birth. Upcom­ing class­es:  • [April 21 closed; full ] • [May 12 closed; full ] • June 2 (6/2) • June 30 (6/30)
  • Class­es for July — Sep­tem­ber will be list­ed in May.



» 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. For both par­ents. First floor Con­fer­ence Cen­ter. $35 per cou­ple.

  • Sat­ur­days 10 a.m. — noon  • [April 28 closed; full ] • June 9 (6/9)  
  • Wednes­days 6:30 — 8:30 p.m.  • May 9 (5/9 NEW) • [May 16 closed; full ]• June 27 (6/27)shoulder-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. Drop in: $15. Stu­dents w/ID $50/month. [Yale Gym class­es: reg­is­ter at gym — details below]

  • 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.  Reg­is­ter with Pay­Pal button below.    
  • Tues­days & Thurs­days Noon — 1:00 p.m. Yale Gym, 70 Tow­er Pkwy. Spring ses­sion ends April 26. May class­es at Yale Health Cen­ter only (see above). Sum­mer ses­sion June & July. To reg­is­ter, con­tact Sarah Flash­man. For May ses­sion, reg­is­ter with Pay­Pal but­ton. Gym mem­bers can also reg­is­ter at the Yale Gym site
  • These class­es are open to the entire sur­round­ing com­mu­ni­ty.
  • If you are inter­est­ed in tak­ing the gym class, email cer­ti­fied instruc­tor Sarah Flash­man (pho­to, right, with son Ben) with your name, due date, and the date you want to take your first class free.
  • For addi­tion­al loca­tions, includ­ing oth­er states and around the world, GO to Find-A-Class.
Preg­nan­cy Fit­ness Options

» Mom-Baby Fitness <

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!! First class free. Reg­is­tra­tion at class or with infor­ma­tion below. Non gym-mem­ber rates: 1 month $70; 2 months $130; 3 months $155. Gym mem­bers receive dis­count.

  • New Haven class­es: Tues­days & Thurs­days, 10:30 -11:30 a.m. Yale Gym, 70 Tow­er Pkwy. Spring ses­sion ends April 26. May ses­sion off cam­pus. Sum­mer ses­sion June — July. To reg­is­ter for this class, con­tact Sarah Flash­man.  Gym mem­bers can also reg­is­ter for sum­mer ses­sion at Yale Gym site.  Any­one may reg­is­ter at the class, as well.
  • First class is free and you can reg­is­ter at class.
  • If you would like to begin this class, con­tact Sarah Flash­man.
  • Gym mem­bers can reg­is­ter online (link above) or at class.

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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