Classes & Support Groups



Join us in February in Jackson Heights for intimate classes to prepare for baby! These classes offer a powerful way to connect with your deepest values and wishes, with your partner/support person, and how to best communicate these wishes with your care providers. Each class comes with a parent guidebook for you to keep. Click links below to register and for more information! 

Your Birth Experience - Childbirth Class Sunday February 2

Your Breastfeeding Experience - Nourishing Baby Monday February 3

Your Baby Experience - Newborn Care Wednesday February 5



New Parent Support

Do you have a new baby? Are you looking to connect?  Are you excited? Isolated? Overwhelmed? Wanting to share how it’s going and get support? Birth and parenting ignite changes that are both joyful and challenging. Join in conversation and community during your postpartum time. We will follow the interest of the group; however, class topics will include the following:
*Birth and Parenthood
*YOU—self image, body image, self-care
*Baby Blues vs Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorder
*Sleep & Soothing  *Tummy Time and Play
*Coping Skills & Techniques *Establishing Healthy Boundaries  
*Partners and sex *Relationships—old & new, childless
*Differing Parenting Philosophies
*Returning To Work (or not)


New Parent Support Circle in Astoria:


$60 for full series

Ongoing New Parent / Breastfeeding Support Group 

Second Tuesday of each month, 10 - 11:30am

(Jan 14, Feb 11, Mar 10, Apr 14, May 12)

2nd Story Pilates & Yoga, 81-10 37th Ave, Jackson Heights, Queens NY

$10 per person

Please join us for a support group for new parents! It can be isolating at home with a new baby, so many questions, conflicting advice, and sleep deprived to boot. Meet some neighbors and have your questions answered with compassion and experience to help navigate what works best for your family. We will have snacks! All are welcome, you don't have to be breastfeeding to attend. 

As a postpartum and birth doula and certified breastfeeding counselor, Rachel Goldstein has helped countless NYC families with the transition to parenthood over the past decade. Please wear your baby as there is a flight of stairs to climb and no stroller parking. We can't wait to meet you!

Please register on the Second Story Mindbody page. See you soon!

Breastfeeding Support


Gather into our circle of support. People who are well supported have greater success meeting their breastfeeding goals—let’s be there for each other. Share what it’s been like for you, what you are needing and what you have learned. Tap into your intuition, trust yourself, your body, and your baby.

Several of our doulas are also lactation or breastfeeding counselors and can offer prenatal breastfeeding classes or postpartum support to help you troubleshoot those early days of nursing your baby. Please contact us to learn more and for help!



Astoria, Queens, NY, USA


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