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Mindfulful Parenting
Childbirth Preparation Classes & Parenting Classes
Nancy Lee Koschmann

Mindful Parenting Childbirth Preparation Classes offer knowledge and understanding about pregnancy, labor, delivery, nursing and the principles of mindful parenting. The six classes include evidence-based natural and mindful breathing techniques which assist both mother and baby physiologically and psychologically, relaxation and visualization strategies to ameliorate discomfort, methods the father can use to assist in a healthy and aware birth, nursing information, and yoga/chi gong exercises for pregnancy and labor. The philosophical framework is mindfulness-based, with emphasis on deep presence, positive and empowering attitude, and an appreciation of the miracle of birth, babies, childhood and the joys of parenting.

Parenting Classes are provided twice a month at Jillian Drawers and sometimes at other locations. Each class focuses on a particular topic (attachment, enhancing memory, brain development, discipline without saying no, etc) and is a combination of mini-lecture and discussion.

Parent Coaching/Counseling is also available on a private basis.

Contact Info.

Name: Mindfulful Parenting Childbirth Preparation Classes and Parenting Classes, Nancy Lee Koschmann
Location(s): Office: 102 The Commons Ithaca, New York 14850 Home: 705 Ringwood Rd Ithaca, New York 14850
Phone: 607-539-6783

Service & Fee Structure

Services: Please see above.
Average Length of Visit/Class: Childbirth classes are two hours long, for a total of six classes PLUS review sessions (free) as needed; parenting classes are an hour and a half long; consulting and coaching are one hour fifteen minutes
Fee Structure & Details: Suggested price for childbirth classes (6 2-hour classes, plus free reviews until delivery) is $250 per couple or mom + coach, but scholarships are available; no one is turned away even if they can't pay. Parenting classes are on a donation only basis; suggested donation is $15 a class, but everyone is welcome whether they can pay or not. Coaching and parent consulting has a sliding scale, $80-$50. Exceptions are made.
Bill Insurance Companies? No

Special Accommodations for Pregnant Women...

not applicable -- all classes and coaching are held in a comfortable, relaxed setting

Additional Information...

Nancy has been teaching child development at the college level for 25 years, taught childbirth preparation classes for 30, served as a duola for ten years in Japan, and has been offering empowerment coaching for both men and women since she retired from Elmira College five years ago. She is also a meditation teacher and uses meditation and other meditative practices in her work with people suffering from stress. She holds a Ph. D., from Cornell, a Ed. M. from Harvard, and her coaching certificate from the Empowerment Institute. Her goal is to help parents raise happy, healthy and curious children.

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