What to Expect as a Pregnant Expat?

Congratulations! You are having a baby in New York City! – But now what?

CityKinder is offering an evening seminar to address any and all questions you might have about giving birth and taking care of a newborn in New York City.

Save yourself hours of phone calls and online research by attending one of our “Expecting in NYC” seminars. We go over the most common concerns for new mothers and offer referrals to a number of useful services and groups. Referrals will be to German speaking providers whenever possible!

Take this opportunity to meet other German-speaking parents in the NYC area with similar due dates. They may be your closest new friends and best source of support once the baby has arrived!

Stephanie Heintzeler
German midwife and doula





Host: Gabi Hegan
Founder of CityKinder




Monday, June 13th, 2019

Monday, September 9th, 2019

Monday, December 2nd, 2019

Time and location: 8PM – 10 PM | CityKinder at German School Manhattan, 74 Warren Street, NY 10007

Tickets: $39 per person | $69 per couple

Please be aware: This seminar will be held in German. | Dieses Seminar wird auf Deutsch gehalten.

Please sign up here. We are looking forward to meeting you.

These topics will be covered:

1. Choosing Your Birth Team

What’s right for me and my baby: What are the differences between OB/GYN, Midwife, Doula, Baby Nurse?

How do I choose my doctor and support team?

What are some common issues with insurance coverage?

Where do I find the right hospital/birthing center for the birth experience I want?

What’s a Birth Plan and what’s important for my personal birth experience?

What are the differences in birthing practices between the U.S. and Germany, Austria, and Switzerland

2. The Big Day

We tell you how it “really” is. From signs of labour, to triage to your stay at the hospital – there are so many unknowns! Of course, we don’t you how the birth of your child will play out, but we can educated you about many possibilities and things to look out for for the best chance to have the birth you want.

3. The Baby is Here

Where can I find:

  • Postpartum Home Care?
  • Lactation Consultants?
  • Postpartum exercise classes and/or private instructors?
  • Support Groups?
  • What does New York City offer in the way of…
  • Exercise & music classes? (PEKIP equivalents)
  • Baby massage?
  • Mommy & Me Yoga?
  • Private Meet-ups?
  • What’s the right class for me and baby?


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