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Birth Day Presence is a premier provider of childbirth education and doula services in NYC, teaching multiple techniques and practices to prepare expectant parents. With positive referrals from top OBs and midwives, they have become the most trusted community and education provider for the childbearing year and beyond.

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Upcoming Classes at Boober

  • Preparing for Postpartum

    Discover how to navigate the unique challenges of the postpartum period during the COVID-19 pandemic. Gain valuable insights and create a personalized postpartum plan with expert guidance from Jada Shapiro of Birth Day Presence. Don't miss out on this essential course for new parents.

    Next start date: Thursday, Apr 18th, 6–8pm Eastern Time
    Price: $199
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  • Childbirth Basics

    Prepare for the journey of parenthood with Birth Day Presence's comprehensive virtual class. Discover the stages of labor, pain management techniques, birth options, and more, all presented in an inclusive and supportive environment for families of all types.

    Next start date: Tuesday, Apr 30th, 6–9pm Eastern Time
    Price: $349
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  • Comfort Measures

    Prepare your mind and body for childbirth with a diverse range of comfort measures and coping techniques. Discover how to minimize discomfort and approach labor with confidence, equipped with the transformative power of pain-coping skills. Join us at Boober for an empowering journey towards a more comfortable and confident birth experience.

    Next start date: Thursday, May 2nd, 6–8pm Eastern Time
    Price: $199
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  • Lactation & Newborn Care Basics

    Prepare for the arrival of your little one with our informative class covering the essentials of infant care, breastfeeding, and more. Gain confidence in understanding newborn behavior, feeding techniques, and when to seek professional assistance. Join us to start your parenting journey with knowledge and peace of mind!

    Next start date: Tuesday, May 7th, 6–8pm Eastern Time
    Price: $125
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  • Lactation for Doulas Workshop

    Learn how to support new parents in understanding and navigating lactation with this comprehensive workshop. Gain knowledge on proper latch, supporting milk production, and connecting clients with local lactation resources. Enhance your skills as a birth doula and make a lasting impact on families.

    Next start date: Monday, May 20th, 6–7pm Eastern Time
    Price: $75
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182 8th Ave Parlor Fl, Brooklyn, NY 11215
Boober
Park Slope, Brooklyn
182 8th Ave Parlor Fl
Btwn 1st St & Garfield Pl
Brooklyn, New York 11215

Directions:
Walk up the outside stairs and into Birth Day Presence.

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Description

Birth Day Presence, the premier provider of Childbirth Education and Doula Services, has served over six thousand expectant and new families in the NYC area since 2002. We hand-select the best childbirth education techniques and practices to prepare parents-to-be for the journey ahead.

With constant referrals from the best OBs and Midwives in NYC and with Studios in Park Slope, SoHo, and satellite locations throughout the city, we are proud to be the most trusted provider of community and education for the childbearing year and beyond.

Co-Directors Jada Shapiro & Anna Merrill use their experience as mothers, educators and doulas to help the families they serve. The doulas we are affiliated with are DONA International and CPR certified. Our Educators are Lamaze, CEA/MNY, and Birthing From Within certified.

Birth Day Presence is also proud to have created and administered the Bellevue Hospital Birth Center Volunteer Doula Program, which, for five years, assisted over 500 underprivileged women per year through their childbearing experience. Birth Day Presence is proud to support families in a nurturing, non-judgmental way.

Last year, Birth Day Presence won the Red Tricycle 2012 Totally Awesome Awards for Best Parent Education Programs in New York City and CBS NY selected Birth Day Presence as having the Best Childbirth Classes in NYC.


Reviews of Boober

(4.8-star rating across 18 reviews)
  • Express Childbirth

    Anonymous review on 12/20/2019
    Great and informative class. Instructor was well informed and did a good job presenting the info and answering questions. I felt like it was the right amount of time.
  • Infant Safety & CPR

    Anonymous review on 5/12/2019
    Great class excellent teacher.
  • Breastfeeding and Newborn Care (Combined)

    Reviewed by Meriam L. on 10/19/2018
    Very informative. Patient and answered all questions. Nice size group.
  • Childbirth Intensive

    Reviewed by Noa L. on 5/26/2016
    Jen was super sweet and knowledgeable. Made the classes a breeze and answered all of our doubts and questions. Me and my partner now have a much better idea of what we're going into and what type of birth we want. Highly recommended.
  • Breastfeeding and Newborn Care (Combined)

    Anonymous review on 8/8/2015
    Jada was really well informed and gave us a lot of good info. Left the class feeling empowered to take on parenthood.
  • Childbirth Education One Day Dive

    Reviewed by Hana S. on 4/20/2015
    Very in-depth and informative, with a good hands-on practice component. Teacher was extremely knowledgeable and struck the right balance between explaining all the options, while still making clear which elements are most supported by scientific evidence.
  • Infant Safety & CPR Webinar

    Anonymous review on 9/6/2023
  • Preparing for Postpartum

    Anonymous review on 1/12/2023
  • Certified Advanced Postpartum Doula Training

    Anonymous review on 11/16/2021
  • Infant Safety & CPR

    Anonymous review on 4/26/2020
  • Breastfeeding and Newborn Care (Combined)

    Anonymous review on 4/16/2020
  • Infant Safety & CPR

    Reviewed by Ai K. on 12/22/2019
  • Infant Safety & CPR

    Reviewed by Lauren R. on 4/15/2019
  • Infant Safety & CPR

    Anonymous review on 2/6/2019
  • Infant Safety & CPR

    Reviewed by Maureen C. on 12/19/2018
  • Childbirth Education One Day Dive

    Reviewed by Attie C. on 9/26/2016
  • Breastfeeding and Newborn Care (Combined)

    Reviewed by David L. on 6/14/2016
  • Childbirth Education Intensive

    Anonymous review on 3/18/2015

Review Summary by CourseHorse

Students who have taken classes at Boober have had positive experiences and found the classes to be informative and well-presented. The instructors were praised for their knowledge and ability to answer questions, and students appreciated the amount of time allotted for the class. The classes were described as empowering and left students feeling prepared for parenthood. Students particularly liked the hands-on practice component and the emphasis on scientific evidence. Overall, the classes at Boober provided students with a wealth of information and practical skills to approach their journey into parenthood. Direct quotes: 1. "Me and my partner now have a much better idea of what we're going into and what type of birth we want." 2. "Left the class feeling empowered to take on parenthood." 3. "Teacher was extremely knowledgeable and struck the right balance between explaining all the options, while still making clear which elements are most supported by scientific evidence."

Teachers at Boober

  • Alicia Suarez
  • Atty Linda Strauss, Esq.
  • Chef Jennifer Abadi
  • Common Sense CPR
  • Dapper Dog Training
  • Debra Pascali-Bonaro
  • Debra Pascali-Bonaro & Jada Shapiro
  • Em Flynn
  • Francie Webb
  • Francie
  • Geoff Gohacki
  • Irena Kenny
  • Jada Shapiro
  • Jada Shapiro
  • Jamie Grayson
  • Jen Buice
  • Kayla Bitten
  • Lauren Massa
  • Mary Esther Malloy, MA
  • Montse Olmos
  • Robin Douthit
  • Sasha Slocombe
  • Tina Goldstein
  • Valerie Lynn
  • Vanessa Anton
  • Yiska Obadia
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