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

July 15, 2020
  • Healing After Birth

    July 15, 2020  6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    A computer or smartphone near you,

    A closer look at taking care of yourself after your baby is born. For an email invite to this free class, please email FamilyClasses@chsbuffalo.org

    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

July 29, 2020
  • Healing After Birth

    July 29, 2020  6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    A computer or smartphone near you,

    A closer look at taking care of yourself after your baby is born. For an email invite to this free class, please email FamilyClasses@chsbuffalo.org

    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

July 30, 2020
  • Moms in Motion - Webinar

    July 30, 2020  6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
    A computer or smartphone near you

    Taught by anexperienced doula or nurse educator, this class uses upright positions andtechniques that are used worldwide to reduce the discomfort of labor and thelength of labor.  Modern techniques fromsuch organizations as Spinning Babies ® and Dancing For Birth™ are alsodiscussed. This is an ACTIVITY based class.  Please dress comfortably, bring your supportperson, and be ready (maybe with a yoga mat and pillow) to practice most of thetechniques.  Email your registration form to FamilyClasses@chsbuffalo.org to join!

    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

August 8, 2020
  • Healing After Birth

    August 8, 2020  4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    A computer or smartphone near you,

    A closer look at taking care of yourself after your baby is born. For an email invite to this free class, please email FamilyClasses@chsbuffalo.org

    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

August 12, 2020
  • Moms in Motion - Webinar

    August 12, 2020  6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
    A computer or smartphone near you,

    Taught by anexperienced doula or nurse educator, this class uses upright positions andtechniques that are used worldwide to reduce the discomfort of labor and thelength of labor.  Modern techniques fromsuch organizations as Spinning Babies ® and Dancing For Birth™ are alsodiscussed. This is an ACTIVITY based class.  Please dress comfortably, bring your supportperson, and be ready (maybe with a yoga mat and pillow) to practice most of thetechniques.  Email your registration form to FamilyClasses@chsbuffalo.org to join!

    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

August 22, 2020
  • Healing After Birth

    August 22, 2020  12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    A computer or smartphone near you,

    A closer look at taking care of yourself after your baby is born. For an email invite to this free class, please email FamilyClasses@chsbuffalo.org

    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

August 27, 2020
  • Moms in Motion - Webinar

    August 27, 2020  6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
    A computer or smartphone near you ,

    Taught by anexperienced doula or nurse educator, this class uses upright positions andtechniques that are used worldwide to reduce the discomfort of labor and thelength of labor.  Modern techniques fromsuch organizations as Spinning Babies ® and Dancing For Birth™ are alsodiscussed. This is an ACTIVITY based class.  Please dress comfortably, bring your supportperson, and be ready (maybe with a yoga mat and pillow) to practice most of thetechniques.  Email your registration form to FamilyClasses@chsbuffalo.org to join!

    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

  • Healing After Birth

    August 27, 2020  6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    A computer or smartphone near you,

    A closer look at taking care of yourself after your baby is born. For an email invite to this free class, please email FamilyClasses@chsbuffalo.org

    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

September 5, 2020
  • Healing After Birth

    September 5, 2020  4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    A computer or smartphone near you,

    A closer look at taking care of yourself after your baby is born. For an email invite to this free class, please email FamilyClasses@chsbuffalo.org

    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.

**At the current time, our classes are complimentary. We are reviewing information with insurance providers for insurance reimbursement as we want to make sure classes are available to every new parent in our community during this time!**