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Childbirth Education for the Queer Family

If you're interested in a more queer-centered experience and perspective, consider this workshop! This course covers all the same material as our Childbirth Education course, but also gives us a chance to celebrate and respect the unique challenges and gifts that make our families so sparkly. We will cover the many options available to empower you to make the right decisions for the safest, healthiest birth possible. It's also a great opportunity to jump into a community of other queer families embarking on the same journey as you (and maybe make some friends along the way). We have decided to offer this course so we can focus on the queer-specific experiences that may otherwise be overlooked in a class comprised of near-to-exclusive hetero couples. Otherwise, all the information covered is the same as our regularly offered workshop, so you won't be missing any crucial info if you feel this is the best option for you.

This class is welcome to all people on (or not on) the gender spectrum, single-parent families, expecting couples, and multiple-parent families. Michele Arrieta is the instructor for this series. She is a cisgender, queer, white woman who adopted a child with her wife and who induced lactation to feed her after birth. Michele's been working as a doula, a certified childbirth educator and a breastfeeding counselor since 2014 in NYC.

Cost: $395

Note: This series can be purchased on its own or as a package with the Breastfeeding & Newborn Care class, one prenatal massage, and three prenatal yoga classes.

Payment & Policies

Classes must be paid in full at the time of reservation and are non-refundable. Credit is available for cancellations with at least 48 hours' notice and can be used toward any Melt service.

In the event that we have only one registrant signed up for a course, the design will switch from a two-class series to a one-class private session taking place on the first Saturday of that month's offering.