** Designates educators offering online childbirth classes
BACE has been training and certifying childbirth educators for more than 65 years. Our training program takes a minimum of 6-8 months to complete and educators must recertify every 3 years. When you choose a class taught by a BACE Childbirth Educator, you can rest assured that you will receive the most current evidence-based information about labor, birth and breastfeeding and feel confident in your preparation for your baby’s arrival and the transition to parenthood.
Anitra Anderson, BCCE
** Bec Conant, BCCE, E-RYT 500, RPYT, HBCE, SpBCPE
Bec Conant is the founder of Om Births, a yoga and mindfulness based program for pregnant and new parents. Bec offers ONLINE and small group in person classes in Natural Childbirth, Hypnobirthing, Spinning Babies for Parents, Prenatal Yoga, Yoga for Labor, and Postnatal yoga and core reconditioning. Bec has been working with expectant people and families for over 20 years and brings a unique set of skills to her childbirth preparation courses, focused on blending mindful awareness with body movement and self acceptance for a holistic and empowering birth experience. Bec can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or her view class offerings at ombirths.com.
Placidina Fico, MPH, BCCE
Cara Hins, BCCE
Millers Falls, MA
Lorenza Holt, MPH, BCCE, BDT(DONA), Spinning Babies® Approved Trainer
Lorenza, Formerly BACE-NMC’s executive director, Lorenza works to promote comprehensive childbirth education and doula services. She is not currently teaching childbirth education classes.
** Chere Jalali, BCCE, HBCCE, NMC, RYT200
OFFERING ONLINE HYPNOBIRTHING SERIES via Zoom. This class is particularly suited for online delivery. The Zoom format allows for interaction with other participants and me.
Chere teaches Hypnobirthing, natural, prepared and refresher childbirth classes for Harvard Vanguard and for Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Co-founder of Mothers & Co., a prenatal and postpartum education resource and breastfeeding boutique for MetroWest and Central Massachusetts. Registered yoga teacher with a focus on prenatal and postpartum couples classes. AHA CPR instructor.
Wendy Mackey-Kydd, BCCE
Wendy’s work is influence by her foundation in health as a driving factor in all that she does. She completed her Masters’ degree in Health Education at Boston University and provided educational workshops as a Health Educator at Harvard University. She teaches Childbirth classes with an emphasis on the innate ability of women to birth holistically and how that ability can be accessed and encouraged using clear and specific tools. Wendy has taught classes at MIT for over 20 years and seeks to provide the best, most up to date class based on the evolving evidence. She also teaches privately and for organizations such as Lincoln Labs. Classes include Childbirth, Baby Care, Breastfeeding and Postpartum. Wendy also facilitates and develops Parent groups and workshops for clients in the Boston area-both private and corporate/non profit. Recently she has trained to include information on choices which enhance the infant Microbiome in all of her classes. Testimonials/references available.
** Shari McBurney, BCCE, CLD(TOLABOR)
OFFERING ONLINE CLASSES Shari McBurney is a familiar name in the Eastern Massachusetts birth community: a BACE-certified childbirth educator, member of BACE leadership and certification team, TOLABOR-certified Birth Doula, and Spinning Babies Certified Parent Educator. She is a powerful resource for parents and the birth professionals that support them, increasing access to evidence-based information to support participants in navigating the maternity care system from varying perspectives. Shari brings previous professional experience in instructional design and adult learning theory, affording her an engaging style in presenting topics ranging from childbirth education for expectant families to professional mentorship for existent birth professionals.
North Shore, MA
Website: www. erndoula.com
OFFERING VIRTUAL & IN-PERSON CLASSES
Through a nonjudgemental, physiological, and evidence-based care approach, Erin Ronder Neves seeks to engage birthing people and their partners as active participants in the birth experience. Erin provides Birth Doula support throughout the entire perinatal period: pregnancy, labor, birth and postpartum. Erin is a Spinning Babies Certified Parent Educator who believes in the power of physiology over force and teaches the Spinning Babies Parent Class, as well as private breech consultations. In addition, Erin is a Certified Lactation Counselor and offers lactation support, as well as prenatal breastfeeding classes. Erin teaches the following classes: Prepared Childbirth, Cesarean Birth Preparation, Prenatal Breastfeeding, New Parent & Postpartum Ready, and Newborn & Infant Care.
Daniella Mae Nowicki, BCCE, Certified Doula (DONA)
Classes are inclusive, evidence based and loving! Professional and low income discounts offered.
Details and Class Schedule:
Kylie O’Donoghue, MPH, BCCE
East Boston, MA
Kylie is a trained birth doula and BACE certified childbirth educator committed to helping clients have positive birth experiences and supporting low-intervention births. She believes this happens when birthing individuals feel confident in their ability to advocate for themselves and engage in shared decision-making with their care providers. She began her journey into birth-work in 2018 with a birth doula training and discovered the critical role childbirth education plays in satisfying birth experiences and positive maternal and newborn health outcomes. She earned her Masters in Public Health from Boston University School of Public Health in 2022, where she concentrated in both Maternal/Child Health, and Community Assessment, Program Design, Implementation, and Evaluation. Kylie teaches Childbirth Education at Newton-Wellesley Hospital, privately and in groups through her birth business, Sacred Support Doula Services. She also works in Maternal Health Program Management for a Massachusetts Accountable Care Organization.
**Angela Owens, BCCE, Certified Babywearing Instructor
Offering Virtual Classes
Angela has a passion to make pregnancy, birth, and parenting a more holistically informed experience. She provides a Childbirth Education that is accessible to all parents regardless of socioeconomic status and believes all parents deserve to be informed, prepared, and supported.
Megan Peasley, MS, BCCE, CD (she/her)
In addition to being a BACE certified childbirth educator, Megan is a ToLabor certified birth doula, Birth Becomes You certified birth photographer, and former scientist with a masters in biology. She is also a mom of two and loves to help expecting parents with their transition into parenthood and growing their families. Her birth prep class is focused on making this journey as smooth as possible, preparing you for everything from late pregnancy through birth options and postpartum. If you’re looking for a comprehensive, but welcoming and approachable childbirth class, reach out by email or learn more at illuminatedbirth.com.
Kristen Roberts, BCCE
Kristin has been teaching prepared childbirth classes since 2005. She currently teaches for Winchester Hospital and Concord Hospital in NH, and will be starting at Beverly Hospital this spring. She teaches newborn essentials and prenatal breastfeeding and has a passion for working with couples in the pre and post natal period. She is also a postpartum doula.
Bronwyn Sheppard, MA, CD(DONA), BCCE
East Boston, MA
Bronwyn is a childbirth educator and birth doula serving pregnant people and partners in the Greater Boston area. She teaches Prepared Childbirth Education, Natural Childbirth Education, Refresher Workshops, and Infant Care at Newton-Wellesley Hospital, in private classes, and in small-group classes in her home in East Boston. She brings her background and education in international/gender development into her curriculum to create an empowering, evidence-based, comprehensive and fun class.
**Alyssa Sylvester, BCCE, CD(DONA)
Alyssa teaches childbirth education classes at Relief Parenting Respite and Resource Center in Hampton, NH. She offers group and private Childbirth Education classes that prepare parents for empowering, low-intervention, evidence-based births in hospital, birth center and home settings. Alyssa strives to empower moms and partners to make their own best choices while supporting physiological childbirth. Additionally, Alyssa hosts a local pregnancy and birth support group. She is also the on-site babywearing specialist and facilitator of the Piscataqua Babywearing Group. When she’s not talking birth or babywearing, you can find Alyssa cooking delicious meals with her two wonderful daughters and amazing husband.
OFFERING ONLINE CLASSES
Teresa Vittorioso-Fortin, BCCE
Teresa has worked as a birth doula since 2005 and has been certified by DONA since 2012. She taught HypnoBirthing classes from 2014-2017 before enrolling in the BACE Childbirth Educator Training Program. She became a BACE-Certified Educator in July 2018 and is now a full time birth doula and childbirth educator, serving English and Spanish speaking families. Teresa is delighted to serve non-traditional families and birthing individuals from all walks of life. She is now offering a combined prepared/ natural childbirth class series at Beantown Babies in Roslindale as well as privately. Teresa is now pursuing certification as a Lactation Educator with CAPPA and hopes to be offering lactation classes and support groups soon. She is the mother of two.
Lindsay Wolff, PhD, CD (ToLabor), BCCE
Lindsay@birthingmattersdoula.com / Lindsay@beantownbabies.com
http://www.birthingmattersdoula.com / www.beantownbabies.com
Lindsay Wolff is a practicing certified doula and childbirth educator and founder of Birthing Matters Doula Services/co-founder of Beantown Babies. Lindsay carries with her a deep respect for research and prides herself in staying up-to-date on current literature in the field of maternal care. She believes that each individual’s journey, including that of partners, is unique and should be supported with love, care, and informed and shared decision making. She is excited to offer classes and workshops that are normalizing of all individual’s stories and that are LGBTQIA+ affirming.
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