​We provide preparation and support to help women have calmer, easier labors so they can enter motherhood with confidence.

Serving Central New Jersey -

Mercer, Monmouth, Ocean

counties and surrounding areas


" If we had not attended your class, I don't think we would have had the confidence to do it as we first planned, naturally without an epidural or pain meds....so thank you so much and I will recommend the class to any friend who is having a baby and is looking for direction." S.C

"we would like to thank both of you for the wonderful classes that you guys had... we really feel that they gave us a lot of knowledge about what we were getting into and gave us the tools we needed to get through the many different obstacles we could have faced. " B.P.

"The class helped us recognize the signs that labor was going quickly, provided useful tools for coping with the pain, allowed us to make an informed decision declining an episiotomy, and helped Robin to get off to a good start breastfeeding. " S.M. 

"Thanks so much for being such great teachers! We both really enjoyed and learned so much from your class.  Also all the handouts and materials you gave us were very helpful to us when we were reviewing things in the weeks leading up to my due date." S.C.

"The whole experience was rather amazing...very intense.  My husband was so great helping me get through the entire birth without any interventions- thanks to your classes!  The information and practical guidance from you both made my ideal birth possible.  Thank you, thank you!" K.S.

"Thanks to your class, labor wasn't nearly as scary as I had anticipated. As it was progressing I really felt like I understood what was happening... I felt very empowered and informed after taking your class. Thanks again!" S.H.

Your Instructors:  Dorothy Haines & Jessica Koester have been teaching together for 10 years. As certified Lamaze instructors the information they teach is current and backed by research. As birth doulas, they know what options are available in local hospitals, have worked with many care providers and are sure to teach what is relevant and what works for laboring women. Their number one goal is for you to leave their classes with confidence and excitement over your upcoming birth. 

​Class Series 2018 - 4

offered on Sundays

Take this class if you are due

 December 2018 or later

6 Weeks

Starting Sunday October 7, 2018

​and ending November 11, 2018

1:00 - 3:15  PM


Your Best Birth Central NJ childbirth classes are based on the Lamaze philosophy centering on the researched, respected,and widely recognized  Six Healthy Birth Practices 

What makes Your Best Birth (YBB) classes so unique?

  • YBB classes focus on ways you can actively SHAPE your birth through the five elements that are within your control.

  • YBB classes review the typical progress of labor but also teach you three common variations -  How to recognize them and what coping techniques work best with each variation.

  •  YBB classes demonstrate and provide practice for various positions, relaxation exercises, types of touch, and use of tools to create effective coping rituals. Taught alongside of each labor variation, partners will get a better understanding of when and how to apply what they’ve learned.

  • YBB classes will prepare you for unexpected circumstances. You will learn the benefits,risks and alternatives to common interventions  plus effective ways to communicate with your care providers, helping you to navigate any detours from your ideal birth while minimizing risk and maintaining birth satisfaction.

  • YBB classes are small with 3-6 couples, allowing space to practice hands on skills as well as encouragement and opportunities for questions and feedback.  

  • YBB classes are fun, comprehensive and interactive. With our 13.5 hour/6 week series you have ample time to learn and absorb the information through various teaching methods with less lecture and more fun.

  • YBB classes will provide you with plenty of helpful materials, including: a workbook, a postpartum guide, a breastfeeding guide, a 65cm birth ball, access to lending library, and weekly chances to win helpful prizes.

  • YBB classes receives a high satisfaction rating from past class participants, who often recommend our classes to friends, family, and co-workers. A recent class member says, "Ryan and I both agree that taking your classes was the best money spent preparing for the birth of our daughter.  I felt so much better knowing what to expect. Thank you both for giving us the tools we needed to make our birth such an exciting and relatively stress-free experience."

Class Series 2019- 1

offered on Sundays

Take this class if you are due

April 2019 or later

6 Weeks

Starting Sunday February 3, 2019

and ending March 10, 2019

1:00 - 3:15 PM



 Lamaze Combined with Your Best Birth's Unique Style of Teaching

All classes are held at The NJ Center for the Healing Arts in Red Bank, NJ.

There is plenty of parking available in the back parking lot.

The Center is a welcoming space. It's big enough to demonstrate and practice hands-on skills

but also intimate enough that you'll never have to strain to hear or see.

Our classes do fill up quickly!  For pricing information and to register for your childbirth class, go to our registration form.  

If you have additional questions, contact us or call 732-925-3035 for more information