Midwifery: Classes

Breastfeeding Class for Expectant Parents
These classes are free and are taught by lactation consultants. They are offered the first Wednesday of every month 7:00 - 9:30 p.m. To register call (631) 444-2201 and leave your name and phone number. For more information on breastfeeding go to: www.gotmom.org.

Meet the Midwives
Come, bring your family and friends, spend a very informative hour with the midwives. We will answer your questions, discuss admission policies, and take you on a tour of the LDR's (labor, delivery and recovery rooms), postpartum units and nursery. Park in visitor parking, enter main entrance of hospital and follow pink signs to our location.  The information desk has directions to our location as well. Offered the first Thursday of every month 7:00 - 8:30p.m.

Childbirth Education Classes
The following is a list of childbirth education classes available at the university and in the community. There is a fee for most of these classes. Most instructors work on a sliding fee basis. The Midwifery Practice does not endorse any of these classes in particular. We offer them as a resource for families to contact and use their own best judgment.

University Hospital

  • Prenatal Preparation Classes. These classes are free. Call 631-444-4000

Community Childbirth Educators:

Bradley Instructors

InstructorTelephone Numbers Location/Email
Diane AndreĆ©(631) 772-2112Hampton Bays, NY 
Kathryn R. Bossuk, CCE (516) 883-4495 
Arlette Connolly(631) 543-1569Commack, NY
Claudia Jacobs Dunmire(631) 689-2788 Stony Brook, NY
Amy Gribbin(631) 680-2468Holtsville & Sayville, NY
Gail Janicola(631) 462-5101Dix Hills, NY
Maria Kata(631) 588-1560Ronkonkoma, NY
Susan Musso(631) 246-5788Setauket, NY
LaurieAnn Norwood(631) 805-3992www.beautifulbeginningsli.blogspot.com
Celeste Rachell(516) 484-6545 Roslyn, NY
Kathy Shamoun(646) 642-9381Cold Springs Harbor, NY
Ariana Stubbmann
(631) 334-9322
Islip, NY 
Eva Sommese-Capotorto(631) 423-2105Huntington, NY
Greta Krueger Williams (631) 473-1746Port Jefferson, NY


Lamaze Instructors

InstructorTelephone NumbersLocation/Email
Patricia Alcus(631) 756-9403Greenport, NY
(Center for Prenatal Care, Spanish also)
Tina Atanasio(631) 878-3079Manorville, NY
Lorraine Armet(631) 226-0003Lindenhurst, NY (Teacher's Home)
Mary Banahan(631) 249-4309 Farmingdale, NY (Teacher's Home)
Vanessa Barisano(516) 697-1682Roslyn, NY (Private Classes)
Cindy Blenke-Bullock(631) 929-4993Wading River, NY (North Shore Methodist Church)
Beth Costa(631) 368-4919Commack, NY (Suffolk Y Jewish Community Center)
Carol Dennin(631) 462-9800Commack, NY (Suffolk Y Jewish Community Center)
Jennifer Cardinale(516) 783-1856 
Jean Esser(631) 724-3798Smithtown, NY (Teacher's & Client's Home)
Alexis Galletta(516) 512-1151Client's Home
Lori Green(631) 589-8159Sayville, NY (Teacher's Home, Infant & Child CPR)
Maryann Harnett(631) 751-7387Stony Brook, NY (Teacher's Home)
Pat Esposito(631) 363-5944Blue Point, NY (Teacher's Home)
Mary Kahrs, CFA Inc.(631) 360-2880Smithtown, NY
Charlotte Maloney(631) 724-6851Bayshore, NY (Southside Hospital)
Christine Pfundstein

(516) 521-2038

www.childbirthRN.com  (Private Classes)
Meredith Roessle(631) 287-1231Southampton, NY
(Southampton Hospital; Hamptons Gynecology & Obstetrics; and Client's home)
Deborah Rotunno(631) 581-1439 
Mary Ann Treutle(631) 289-7974Medford, NY(Teacher's Home)
Ellyn Troisi(631) 681-8719Plainview, NY (Teacher's Home)
Linda Zuccaro, B.S. Ed, (516) 564-9437Refreser Course, CPR/First Aid Classes, Breastfeeding and Labor Support Specialist


Childbirth Instructors
(ALACE, ICEA, New Concepts)

InstructorTelephone Numbers Location/Email
Wendi Andria, RNC, CCE(631) 707-6598

East Islip, NY or Private www.babybreaths.net

Linda Cohen(631) 253-2412Melville, NY
Liz Gonzalez(631) 968-0210Bayshore, NY
Rina Grossman(631) 269-6108 Kings Park, NY
Grace Harold (631) 543-9469Smithtown, NY
Valerie Constantine Miseo(516) 864-3135 
Carol Montanari(631) 537-9270Sag Harbor, NY
Mother Care(631) 427-8829Huntington, NY
Mother Care(631) 581-1439East Islip, NY
Debbie Rice(631) 395-1323Mastic, NY
Tamrha Richardson CD (CBI), Better Birth New York Representative(631) 467-7587Calm Birth Classes
Martha Santamaria(516) 243-3314 
Kelly W. Vittoria(631) 252-5669Center Moriches, NY

Hypnobirthing Instructors

Donna Brett(631) 373-2444Setauket, NY harmonicpathways.com
Carol DenickerNorthport: 631-757-7647
Holbrook: 631-737-1510
Hypnosis With Natural Childbirth
Holly Giovi(631) 269-8977Wantagh, NY info@lihypnobirthing.com or
Erika Richard(631) 363-6377Blue Point, NY
Jennifer Scarlatos(516) 978-4845East Setauket www.joyfulbirthsLI.com
Patrice Spitz(631) 261-3064Northport, NY
Debi Tracy(516) 351-7792Huntington, NY www.OneBirthAtATime.com


Hypnobabies Instructors
Lesley Levine, HCHI(631) 848-2383Northport, NY www.hypnoblissbirth.com
Jessica Santangelo, PhD
(607) 280-4559Plainview, NY www.breathbodylife.com


Some instructors will give private classes at your convenience.

Disclaimer: Since we do not have personal experience with all of the above named individuals. We recommend you interview and check credentials and experience level before hiring a Childbirth Educator. Use your own best judgment.

Last updated by hfindletar on March 27, 2014