Our First Class

A momentous event in 5VS’s history occurred! Our first class!

We couldn’t have asked for a better way to spend a chilly Valentine’s Day than in the cozy, little room at Carriage House Birth in Brooklyn, surrounded by the most supportive audience. A lot of our friends and many new faces showed up, including some participants’ kids*. One of the youngest class-goers even co-taught with us.

Co-Teacher Lex with the best seat in the house.

Co-Teacher Lex with the best seat in the house.

Since it was the first time we had co-taught a class, we were nervous and didn’t know how each section would unfold. After some initial technical difficulties (fixed by our wonderful friend, Jess, who saved the day!), we got into the swing of things and felt that we could have kept going for hours. The group’s engagement and illuminating questions were so motivating. Plus, fellow doula, Bree, baked and decorated vulva cupcakes. Valentine’s dreams accomplished.  

Sparkly vulvas!

Sparkly vulvas!

We’ve already heard back from a few attendees about how they are implementing the information we shared! Brooklyn is our return point and home, and we can’t wait to come back to Carriage House after the tour to share all the new things we have learned.

Here’s what a few class-goers said:

‘’The Fifth Vital Sign class was incredible... I learned things about the female reproductive system and my body that I wish I'd known SO much sooner! It makes me want to cry that more women don't understand their bodies and their cycles, but I am so hopeful and grateful for the work Emily and Kelsey are doing to share this information. Go spend time with these ladies - you will be so happy that you did!’’ - Elissa  Weinzimmer

"I never knew my own body until I attend The Fifth Vital Sign workshop. From checking my own cervix, to understanding why I haven't been getting pregnant for months. Now I can keep track of my ovulation and increase my chances of getting pregnant. Their information is so valuable and easy to understand about the female reproductive system. I encourage all girls and woman to attend their awesome workshop." - Wendy Cruz-Chan

*People of all ages are always welcome at our classes!