Due to New York State directives to limit public gatherings to contain the spread of the Coronavirus, Catholic Health will be providing at-home learning and online childbirth education classes for the foreseeable future. Expectant parents will receive a textbook with all the materials covered during the in-person classes. The textbook includes online resources and videos to prepare expectant parents for labor and delivery. The online classes will be followed by scheduled call-in opportunities to speak live with a childbirth educator. During this unprecedented situation, Catholic Health will continue to ensure the needs of expectant parents are meet throughout their childbirth experience. For more information, call Catholic Health’s HealthConnection at (716) 447-6205.

Moms in Motion

Upright Labor Positions for a Faster and More Efficient Birth

This Moms in Motion class is an add on class with additional comfort measures.  Taught by an experienced doula or nurse educator, this class uses upright positions and techniques that are used worldwide to reduce the discomfort of labor and the length of labor.  Modern techniques from such organizations as Spinning Babies ® and Dancing For Birth™ are also discussed.

This is an ACTIVITY based class.  Please dress comfortably, bring your support person, and be ready (maybe with a yoga mat and pillow) to practice most of the techniques.  This is currently being offered as a live Webinar and lasts about 1.5 hours.

Upcoming Classes

December 2, 2021
  • Moms in Motion - Webinar

    December 2, 2021  4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
    A computer or smartphone near you

    Taught by an experienced doula or nurse educator, this class uses upright positions and techniques that are used worldwide to reduce the discomfort of labor and the length of labor.  Modern techniques from such organizations as Spinning Babies ® and Dancing For Birth™ are also discussed. This is an ACTIVITY based class.  Please dress comfortably, bring your support person, and be ready (maybe with a yoga mat and pillow) to practice most of the techniques. 

    This class has a nominal fee usually covered by insurance, if your insurance will not cover, arrangements can be made with the instructor – scholarships available for Catholic Health Patients.

    For questions or to register, please contact HealthConnection at (716) 923-7152

December 16, 2021
  • Moms in Motion - Webinar

    December 16, 2021  6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
    A computer or smartphone near you

    Taught by an experienced doula or nurse educator, this class uses upright positions and techniques that are used worldwide to reduce the discomfort of labor and the length of labor.  Modern techniques from such organizations as Spinning Babies ® and Dancing For Birth™ are also discussed. This is an ACTIVITY based class.  Please dress comfortably, bring your support person, and be ready (maybe with a yoga mat and pillow) to practice most of the techniques. 

    This class has a nominal fee usually covered by insurance, if your insurance will not cover, arrangements can be made with the instructor – scholarships available for Catholic Health Patients.

    For questions or to register, please contact HealthConnection at (716) 923-7152

January 6, 2022
  • Moms in Motion

    January 6, 2022  6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
    Sisters of Charity Hospital, 2157 Main St, Buffalo, NY 14214, USA

    Taught by an experienced doula or nurse educator, this class uses upright positions and techniques that are used worldwide to reduce the discomfort of labor and the length of labor.  Modern techniques from such organizations as Spinning Babies ® and Dancing For Birth™ are also discussed. This is an ACTIVITY based class.  Please dress comfortably, bring your support person, and be ready (maybe with a yoga mat and pillow) to practice most of the techniques. 

    This class has a nominal fee usually covered by insurance, if your insurance will not cover, arrangements can be made with the instructor – scholarships available for Catholic Health Patients.

    For questions or to register, please contact HealthConnection at (716) 923-7152

January 11, 2022
  • Moms in Motion

    January 11, 2022  6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
    Mercy Hospital of Buffalo, 565 Abbott Rd, Buffalo, NY 14220, USA

    Taught by an experienced doula or nurse educator, this class uses upright positions and techniques that are used worldwide to reduce the discomfort of labor and the length of labor.  Modern techniques from such organizations as Spinning Babies ® and Dancing For Birth™ are also discussed. This is an ACTIVITY based class.  Please dress comfortably, bring your support person, and be ready (maybe with a yoga mat and pillow) to practice most of the techniques. 

    This class has a nominal fee usually covered by insurance, if your insurance will not cover, arrangements can be made with the instructor – scholarships available for Catholic Health Patients.

    For questions or to register, please contact HealthConnection at (716) 923-7152

Health Insurance Coverage

When registering for class, this form will also be used to pre-admit you to the hospital. Pre-admitting will decrease your paperwork when you arrive in labor!

Catholic Health will bill your insurance company for the class(es) you attend. If your insurance does not cover all of the cost, you may receive a bill for the amount not covered. If costs are an issue, please call (716) 601-3600 for billing options and assistance.

If you wish to self-pay, or if you do not want Catholic Health to bill your insurance for any reason, please check the box in the Insurance Information section of the attached registration form.