Classes

Classes

Spinning Babies Childbirth Preparation Class

When: 12/17, 1/21, 2/11, 3/10, 4/21, 5/19 & 6/23

Instructor: Liz Addeo, CD (DONA), LCCE, SpBCPE
Time: 12 – 3 PM
Location: 2 Normanskill Boulevard Suite 206 Delmar, New York
Cost: $100/couple, EMC patients receive $50 discount

Please sign up via email at liz.leue@gmail.com

Liz Addeo

About Liz Addeo

I was called to become a doula after having three very different and profound births with my own children, all with the support of midwives and doulas. While pregnant with my third child, I trained to become a birth doula with DONA International so that I too could assist families along their journeys, just as I was guided in mine. I feel like I have truly found a home in birthwork and I am honored to walk this path with my clients.

Creative Tips & Tricks for a Positive Postpartum Experience

When:  
Sundays 3:30-4:30pm: 3/24, 4/21, 5/19, 6/16

Instructor: Cecily Beane Cullinan (Round Lake Doula)
Location: 2 Normanskill Boulevard Suite 206 Delmar, New York
Cost: Free for EMC patients and $25 for non-EMC patients

Please sign up via email at roundlakedoula@gmail.com

Cecily Cullinan

About Cecily Beane Cullinan

Cecily Beane Cullinan, PCD (DONA) has been supporting families in the Capital Region as a postpartum doula since 2021. She feels passionate about the importance of this role for birthing people and their new families, particularly in the United States where the maternal health care system offer minimal integrated postpartum support. There is a large gap in traditional obstetric care in which women are left to navigate new motherhood largely on their own.

Prior to receiving training through DONA, Cecily volunteered in a pilot program with PSI (Postpartum Support International). The Peer Mentor program, now fully established, offers new moms currently struggling with PMADs (perinatal mood and anxiety disorders) to be paired up with a mom who has been through it and recovered.

Cecily has three wonderful children, ages 14, 12, and 9. She is a certified Kindermusik educator teaching in Saratoga Springs. Cecily is an avid musician and linguist.

www.roundlakedoula.com  @roundlakedoula

Postnatal Wellness Class

When: Thursday, June 29 
Instructor: Erin Svare MS, CPT, RYT
Time: 10 – 11:30 AM
Location: 2 Normanskill Boulevard Suite 206 Delmar, New York
Cost: Free for EMC patients and $25 for non-EMC patients

Please sign up via email at erinsvarewellness@gmail.com

Erin Svare

About Erin Svare MS, CPT, RYT

Erin Svare is a Women’s Health Advocate with certifications in Pre & Postnatal Fitness, Personal Training and Yoga. She holds a Master’s Degree in Physical Education with a Concentration in Human Performance. Erin educates women about their bodies and is passionate about sharing resources to help them heal. Erin has become the coach she needed after her babies were born. She enjoys hiking, cooking, triathlons and spending time with her husband, three children, and puppy.

Come and learn about taking care of your body and how to navigate many of the changes women face after birth. Topics covered will include:

  • Strategies for returning to exercise
  • Lifting babies, toddlers, car seats, etc. 
  • Diastasis Recti (abdominal separation)
  • Incontinence (leaking)
  • Ways to address hip, back, pelvic pain
  • How to restore your Core and Pelvic Floor
  • Importance of Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy & more!

Postpartum Support for Parents

When: Saturdays: 1/06, 2/03, 3/02, 4;06, 5/04, 6/01
Instructor: Ariana Stadtlander
Time: 10:30 am – 12 pm
Location: 2 Normanskill Boulevard Suite 206 Delmar, New York
Cost: Free
infants and young children are welcome!

Please sign up at via email at stadtla17@gmail.com

About Ariana Stadtlander

Ariana is a local mother of three young children, ages 5, 3, and 1. Her passions for postpartum health was sparked after she experienced debilitating postpartum depression following her son’s birth in 2020. Since finding her own healing, Ariana desires to help others navigate and heal in the midst of what can feel like such a lonely and hopeless journey. She has recently become a peer mentor as part of PSI’s (Postpartum Support International) Peer Mentor program, where she offers help and support to moms struggling with PMADs (perinatal mood and anxiety disorders). 

Ariana has facilitated the “Postpartum Support for Parents” at EMC since June 2023. In this group, parents meet monthly to express struggles, gain insight, build community, and receive encouragement as they go through the parenthood journey. Both birth parents and their partners can attend. Children are always welcome!

Some of the discussion topics will include but are not limited to:
– What to expect during the postpartum period
– Baby blues vs. PMADs
– Sleep deprivation
– Baby bonding
– From partners to parents

** A PMAD diagnosis is not required to join**

Pelvic Floor Pregnancy and Postpartum Class

When: Thursdays, 7:15 – 8:30pm on 1/25, 2/22, 3/28 & 4/25
Instructor: Dr. Katy Scullin, PT, DPT, CPT, PCES
Location: 2 Normanskill Boulevard Suite 206 Delmar, New York
Cost: Free for EMC patients and $25 for non-EMC patients

Please sign up via email at katyscullinpt@gmail.com

Dr. Katy Scullin

About Dr. Katy Scullin

Katy received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from The Sage Colleges in 2011 and has spent her entire professional career focused on treating patients with pelvic health conditions. Katy has always had a particular passion for helping women during pregnancy and postpartum and in more recent years has become a Certified Pregnancy and Postpartum Corrective Exercise Specialist as well as a Certified Personal Trainer. Katy is currently treating patients at Fern Physical Therapy, in Delmar.

In this class, you will learn what your pelvic floor is, how it works with your core and other muscles, and why its optimal function is essential during pregnancy, delivery, and during the postpartum period. You will learn techniques to connect with your pelvic floor and core during pregnancy to help prepare your muscles for labor and delivery. You will also review early postpartum activity guidelines, as well as things to look out for while healing in the early postpartum period.

We will be moving and doing some light activity, so please come dressed comfortably and bring a yoga mat if you have one. 

Prenatal Yoga Series

When: 6 Thursdays: February 22 – March 28, 2024
Instructor: Janine Murphy
Time: 6 – 7 PM
Location: Keystone Physical Therapy, 12 Metro Park Road, Unit 208, Albany, NY 12205
Cost: $125 for series. $20 off for EMC patients. Email janinekmurphy@gmail.com for discount code.
Small class size. Prereg is required.

For more information and to sign up, visit janineyoga.com

About Janine Murphy

Janine has been practicing yoga since 1996 and teaching since 2011. She has a particular passion for prenatal yoga and trained in teaching prenatal yoga at Kripalu. 

Prenatal yoga is a place for you to move your ever changing body and experience relief from aches and pains, as well as help prepare for the physical and emotional experience of giving birth.

It is also a place for you to share your experience of your pregnancy. A place where we use yogic tools to help with anxiety and other emotions that can arise during pregnancy. 

Class is appropriate for every stage of pregnancy! It will be a small group class experience limited to 10 participants. 

Janine believes yoga can be joyful and creative and doesn’t have to be too serious. Nobody and everybody is good at yoga.