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Birthsmarter The Newborn Care Class (In-Person)


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Birthsmarter The Newborn Care Class (In-Person at The Wild)


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Thursday, July 18:  6:30pm - 9:00pm

Thursday, August 27:  6:30pm - 9:00pm (VIRTUAL)

Thursday, September 19:  6:30pm - 9:00pm

October 10, 6:30pm - 9:00pm

Thursday, November 7, 6:30pm - 9:00pm 

Thursday, December 5: 6:30pm - 9:00pm

Newborn Care is part of a 3-Class Postpartum Education Series: The Newborn Care Class, The Postpartum Planning Class (Virtual), and The Lactation Class.

Register HERE for the bundle of classes!


April 11, April 23, April 27

May 9, May 18, May 23

June 11, June 13, June 15

July 18, July 27, August 6

August 6, August 27, August 28 (All August Postpartum Series Classes will be Virtual

September 17, September 19, September 28

About the Class:

The Birthsmarter Newborn Care class was developed to help you enter parenthood with confidence and curiosity. This is not your typical Baby 101 course: we’re not going to tell you what to do, or not do, with your baby. Parenting is a personal and a cultural act, informed by what we know about human physiology and shaped by the society we’re living in. There’s simply _no right way_. Like our signature childbirth education classes, the 2.5-Hour Birthsmarter Newborn Care class is meant to offer you a critical framework to give you, not only the practical skills but the permission and the confidence to develop a sense of what might work best for you and your baby.

What’s Covered

  • We’ll offer you perspective around the range of normal when it comes to immediate newborn transitions, health, hygiene, sleep, feeding, bathing, diapering, baby wearing, developmental movement, and soothing
  • Bonding with baby in the early days
  • Why babies cry and how to respond to their needs
  • Sleep for the whole family in weeks 0 - 12
  • Bottle feeding
  • Basic health and hygiene
  • What baby gear you actually need and how to set up your home
  • Choosing and communicating with your pediatrician
  • Newborn appearance, hospital procedures, and cord care
  • Stages of development and developmental movement
  • Babywearing

What’s Included

  • Immediate and lifetime access to an ever-growing library of instructional Newborn Care videos including how to change a baby’s diaper, an intro to cloth diapering, how give a newborn baby a bath, swaddle, and more.
  • 📓 Custom 20-page workbook
  • 💡Access to Birthsmarter's curated pregnancy and parenting resources page
  • 🔑 Exclusive partner perks and discounts
  • 💬 Weekly office hours and access to Birthsmarter educators
  • 💛 Unbiased, non-judgmental, presentation of options
  • 🌈 Inclusive Language

While great as a standalone class, we love to bundle with Postpartum Planning and Newborn Care for a comprehensive education! Book all three classes in one transaction for 10% off with the code BUNDLE. All classes include you + your support team.

Our goal is to lay a strong foundation and give you the resources you’ll need for navigating the seemingly uncharted territory that lies ahead! Partners are strongly encouraged to attend.

About Us:

Birthsmarter lives in the space where biology meets society, wisdom meets data, and empathy meets activism.

Our Birth Story

When our founder, Ashley Brichter, gave birth for the first time in 2014, she had experience with hundreds of families as a doula and birth educator. She already knew everything traditional birth classes were teaching. She felt like she'd done everything right. Then — like so many — her birth did not “go as planned.” Ashley went back to the drawing board. She questioned everything she learned becoming a doula, a childbirth educator, and a parent herself.

Birthsmarter is the result.

Birthsmarter was born with a single monthly birth class in Brooklyn, NY in mid-2019 and has grown into a virtual platform reaching families all over the country. In a world where it can be difficult to keep sight of what is truly important, Birthsmarter is here to model critical, creative, and compassionate thinking, to help you develop a framework for interpreting “expert” advice, and to support you while navigating a system that is built on binary thinking.

Our Core Values

We pride ourselves in being the most unbiased, inclusive, and accessible pregnancy and parenting community in the United States. We consider the following principles in everything we do.

🍼 Being Unbiased

means that we know there is no hierarchy of birth outcomes or parenting choices. That means we do not promote unmedicated births over medicated births or sleep-training over bed-sharing. At Birthsmarter, we believe that families should have the highest quality of education and support to meet them where they are. This means we do not give blanket advice or tell people what to do. We do not make assumptions or lecture on best practices. We share evidence-based resources, community anecdotes, and personal experience while recognizing that one size will never fit all! We want to make sure people feel seen, heard, and supported - NEVER pressured or shamed.

🌈 Being Inclusive

means welcoming all individuals and family structures while recognizing that Black, brown, Queer, fat, disabled, and financially limited individuals and families 1. exist and 2. might have unique needs. As one example of our inclusivity efforts, we default to neutral terms such as “pregnant people” or “partners” instead of leaning on gendered terms like “mama.” We recognize racism and implicit bias in the birth community and work to unpack our own biases and limitations as leaders in the field.

💛 Being Accessible

means meeting people where they are! We offer an alternative pricing policy to make sure every family can access Birthsmarter regardless of their economic status; provide closed captioning in virtual classes; offer classes in multiple formats; and have designed a curriculum with an eye for different learning styles.


Check out the FAQs, or read more to see if you even need childbirth ed or what makes Birthsmarter different. Still have questions? Send us a text (801 200 3228) or an email ( and we'll talk you through it.