At Montclair B.A.B.Y. we believe that:

  • Birth is a sacred Rite of Passage, not just a “medical event,” even when medical care is necessary
  • A woman’s body holds within it all the power of creation
  • Holistic birth preparation provides tools for a mindful birth experience
  • Birth preparation is also parent preparation
  • Parents should be respected and supported in whatever decisions may be right for them
  • Fathers deserve to experience their own transformation into “Father” as a part of a birthing couple,
    not as “coaches”
  • The postpartum period embraces a delicate passage into parenting that should be held sacred
  • Women need the company of other women during the postpartum period