Stork and Cradle classes will empower you. We will give you the information you need to make the right choices for you, along with your care provider, to keep you and your baby safe and healthy throughout pregnancy and parenting.

Watch the Video: The Stork & Cradle Difference...

We operate by a set of values and standards that only expecting parents and caregivers can truly recognize. Watch this short video to learn more about our story, mission and values.

Our mission is to empower you. We give you tools to make informed decisions, to feel confident, and to build trusting relationships with obstetricians, midwives, and pediatricians  leading to a satisfying birth and parenting experience.

Our in-person classes are a soulful approach to birthing, breastfeeding, baby care, and CPR. We mentor you in giving birth and parenting as necessary for your body, your beliefs, and your baby. 

Sometimes private help is required to meet your breastfeeding goals. Click here to register for a one-to-one lactation consultant appointment with

Tamara Hawkins RN, NP, IBCLC.

We understand that sometimes life takes over and your schedule may not allow for time outside of the home to attend classes. Click on the link below to view our online class offerings.

Impassioned Birth, Baby, & Breastfeeding Advocate

"I'm here to help you make the right choices for your, along with your care provider, to keep you and baby safe and healthy without compromising your dreams and wishes."

Tamara is a certified and licensed  Registered Nurse and Family Nurse Practitioner. She has served as the past President of the New York Lactation Consultant Association, is a Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator, an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant and a Certified Holistic Health Counselor through IIN.

Birth is not only about making babies. Birth is about making [parents]…strong, competent, capable [parents] who trust themselves and know their inner strength.

- Barbara Katz Rothman

It was an invaluable experience for us and she managed the time and classes so well! I would highly recommend her to anyone prepping for a baby.

Molly Booth

Expectant Mother

I feel much more confident after taking the prenatal breastfeeding class and hope that I can properly feed my future daughter using the knowledge I gained.

Jessica Kiley

Expectant Mother

The class was AWESOME! We went as grandparents and thought it was perfect. We learned so much! It was practical, smart, and also fun. 

Susan Sparks

Expectant Grandmother


As the Director of Stork and Cradle, Inc. Tamara brings over twenty years’ expertise as a Maternity Nurse and Family Nurse Practitioner to deliver classes and programs that blend holistic knowledge and clinical care for mothers and their babies. 


11 E. 86th St
Pediatrics of New York
NYC, NY 10028

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