2021 Re-Opening Plan

We will keep this page updated with new information and changes as they become available, so please check back regularly!

Beginning June 15, 2021 per NYS guidelines, masks are no longer required at BBC for vaccinated people. We trust and expect that people who are not vaccinated will wear a mask and aim to keep 6 feet of distance from others while in our space.

Parenting Support Groups

We will be limiting attendance to 12 people, with accompanying non-mobile babies in arms (or on blankets) per each parents comfort level. Registration is highly encouraged. Drop ins are allowed but priority will be given to those have registered and saved their spot ahead of time.

Breastfeeding Cafe: through the end of June we will meet in person every other week, and virtually on opposing weeks. Please visit the Breastfeeding Cafe page for further detail about this group. Beginning Wednesday, July 7, we will return to meeting in person every Wednesday.

Life with Baby: through the end of June will meet in person every other week, and virtually on opposing weeks. Please visit the Life with Baby page for further detail about this group. Beginning Thursday, July 8, we will return to meeting in person every Thursday.

Cesarean and VBAC Support group meets the first Monday of every month and will resume in person on Monday, June 7. Please visit the Cesarean and VBAC group page for further detail. We will allow 12 people in the studio for this group.

We will continue to kindly ask for $3-$5 contribution to attend our support groups. You can pay online or with cash, check or card at the studio.

Prenatal Yoga

Weekly in person Prenatal Yoga has resumed on Tuesdays from 5:30 – 6:45 PM and we will be limiting class size to 10 students.

Virtual prenatal yoga will continue every Thursday night on Zoom from 6 – 7 PM through the end of June.

Beginning July 6, prenatal yoga returns fully to in person classes on Tuesday and Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings.

Please visit our Prenatal Yoga page for further information or register for class here. Drop ins are allowed but priority will be given to those have registered and saved their spot ahead of time.

Hybrid Virtual/In-Person Child Birth Education Classes

We will continue to offer a hybrid model for our child birth education classes through mid summer 2021 months. Our five week series is offered virtually as a live and interactive class for four weeks, with with an optional in-person at the studio for practice and guidance with comfort measures and labor positions.

Our child birth classes return to in person in August 2021.

Lactation Consults

We will continue to offer in person private lactation consults, in your home or at Beautiful Birth Choices, as desired. Video or phone consults are also available.

Doula Support and Doula Client Meetings

We will continue to offer in person doula support for hospital and home births. If you would like to meet with your doula in person for your prenatal and postpartum meetings, you will have the option to meet at BBC or in your home, at your discretion and comfort level. Meeting virtually will continue to be an option.

Outdoor Gatherings and Groups

We will have more information and offerings for outdoor groups and gatherings as we have facilitators available.

The Teething Tree

Thank you for supporting us and shopping local! You can also order from our online store any time and arrange for in person pick up.

Thank you in advance for your endless support, patience and understanding as we continue to navigate our re-opening and work hard to keep families feeling supported and safe in our space, both virtually and in person.

Christy Muscato, Julia Sittig and Alison Spath and the BBC team.