Due to Covid-19 and social distancing precautions, All Classes are currently held virtually through Google Meet & begin at 12:30 pm and end by 6:30 pm.  Private 1:1 classes can be made by appointment.  Simply call/text Amanda Winters, RN, HCHI to book your spot (845)264-0392.  

2022 Class Dates
April 2

May 7

June 4

July 9

August 6

Sept 10

Oct 1

Nov 5

No December Classes

The cost of this class is $225 and is taught virtually during Covid-19 Restrictions.  Once restrictions are lifted classes will be live at Waddle N Swaddle in Poughkeepsie, NY.


Private classes are available upon request for $60 per hour (Private classes are typically 4 hours). These can be customized to fit your timetable and schedule.


For dates of upcoming classes, to register, and for more information contact Amanda Winters via phone at (845)264-0392 or

Amanda Winters, RN, HCHI

BirthPrep 101

This class has everything that you could want – packed into 6 entertaining hours.  We have taken the questions you may want to know about your baby’s birth and streamlined it to fit today’s busy couple’s schedule.  Our expert childbirth educator, Amanda Winters, RN, HCHI, has taken the best information in her 10 year (1000 + births experience) journey and compiled it into be the best education new parents can get.


This class is founded on the belief that birth is a perfectly normal process that requires little to no interference.  It is also founded on the belief that should an intervention be required during your birth journey that you should have all the information available to make the best decision for your new family unit. 

Things we discuss:

  • Your birth setting (home, hospital, birth center)

  • How to Work with your Provider to get the best experience

  • Nutrition

  • Positioning and movement during labor and birth

  • Birth Partner’s Role

  • Creating a Safe Space for Mom/advocating (Birth Partner Focused)

  • Preparing for Birth

  • How do I know if I’m in labor? What do I do?

  • When is the best time to head to the hospital?

  • Pain medications, options for comfort, and of course The Epidural

  • How to write an effective birth plan

We know that 6 hours is a lot of time.  We have managed for several years to effectively teach this class with built in breaks.  Amanda is a very engaging instructor that will keep you on your toes.  Bring some snacks, a water bottle, and pillows to assist with comfortable positioning in class.  The time will fly by and you will leave feeling so much more ready to meet your baby!

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This class can further be enhanced by adding the Breastfeeding Essentials taught by Jenn Sullivan, CLC and the Comfort Measures class taught by Jenny Baltazar, LMT. Both classes are offered at the Poughkeepsie Waddle n Swaddle location. These three classes form the Birth Essentials Childbirth Preperation Series. Alternatively, we also offer a Postpartum Prep class entitled 4th Trimester Essentials which is offered as a private class.