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Preparing for Baby
May 4, 2019 - May 4, 2019
 

A newborn baby may not come with an instruction manual, but this class will help new parents feel confidently prepared for their little one's arrival. This 3 hour class covers many aspects of newborn care, post-partum adjustment, and the transition into parenthood. Expectant parents will engage in informative discussions and practice the hands-on skills needed to care for a newborn, giving you the confidence to journey into parenthood. We recommend taking this class after the fourth month of pregnancy but before 36 weeks.

  
Schedule
Date
May 4, 2019
Location
Staff
Days
Sat
Time
10:00 - 1:00pm
$85.00
1 Session
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Breastfeeding Essentials: Preparing to Breastfeed Your Newborn
May 4, 2019 - May 4, 2019

This class is designed to provide expectant parents with the information needed to help prepare for successful nursing. Led by a Certified Lactation Counselor, this class addresses what happens after birth, proper latching and positioning, feeding patterns, common challenges, and the pumping and storage of breast milk. In addition, this class emphasizes learning to breastfeed by seeing how it works: we will look closely at videos and photographic books, and learn precise positioning using props. The combination of up-to-date information and visual aids will give expectant parents the skills and confidence to prepare for successful nursing.

Led by a Certified Lactation Counselor, this workshop covers the most important topics to learn prenatally about breastfeeding:

  • How breastfeeding is taught in hospitals after birth, including practices that can help or hinder you
  • Normal newborn feeding patterns
  • Detailed instructions for how to latch without pain
  • How to make plenty of milk, and how to know your baby is getting enough milk
  • When to begin pumping and introducing bottles
  • When and where to get help for problems that may arise
  •  

Cost: $85

Registration Details:

One labor/support partner is welcome to attend class with each expectant mother free of charge. Participants should wear comfortable clothing that will allow for movement during class.

Schedule
Date
May 4, 2019
Location
Staff
Days
Sat
Time
2:00 - 4:30pm
$100.00
1 Session
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Safety in the 1st Year of Life: First Aid & Infant CPR/Choking Relief
May 5, 2019 - May 5, 2019
Welcome to the adventures of your baby's first year! As you prepare for childbirth and your baby's arrival, you may also have concerns about your baby's safety. Safety in the 1st Year of Life will give you the skills and information to help keep your little one safe during his or her first year.
 
 
You may be interested in this class if:
  • You are an expectant parent interested in learning infant CPR, first aid, and safety skills
  • You are the parent of an infant and are interested in learning infant CPR, first aid, and safety skills
  • You are a babysitter or caregiver of an infant You want a class that is solely focused on infant safety
  •  
 
This class follows the guide of the American Heart Association’s Friends and Family course and covers a range of topics, including injury prevention, injury assessment, and first aid. Included are best practices from the American Academy of Pediatrics, Centers for Disease Control, Safe Kids Coalition, and the American Heart Association. In addition, the class includes a detailed and thorough demonstration of infant CPR and choking relief techniques. After this interactive presentation, participants will practice their skills on mannequins and receive feedback from the instructor.
 
 
Registration Details: This is a non-certifying course geared towards expectant parents, new parents, and infant caregivers.
Schedule
Date
May 5, 2019
Location
Staff
Days
Sun
Time
1:00 - 3:00pm
$269.00
4 Sessions
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Preparing for Natural Childbirth
May 7, 2019 - May 28, 2019
 

No two births are alike! Our Preparing for Natural Childbirth class recognizes the uniqueness of each birth and offers comprehensive information on labor and delivery from a family-centered approach.

You may be interested in this class if:

  • You want to learn more about natural childbirth and explore this possibility
  • You hope to limit medications and interventions during your labor and delivery
  • You are planning natural childbirth and want techniques, tools, and coping skills for labor and delivery
  • You are planning a natural childbirth but also want to understand all available options and possible interventions
  • You are planning a natural childbirth in the hospital
  • You are birthing at home or in a birth center and wish to maximize your chances of a natural childbirth in those settings, but you want to be knowledgeable about hospital proceedures if a transfer is necessary
  • You are in your 5th to 8th month of pregnancy
  •  


In addition to the material traditionally presented in childbirth classes (such as anatomy and medical procedures), this class addresses alternative medicine for birth, negotiating a birth plan, and individualizing care according to your family's needs. This class also includes hands-on tools and strategies to prepare expectant parents for the challenges of birth. Participants will practice breathing exercises, labor positions, massage, relaxation techniques, and movements to help the baby pass more easily out of the pelvis during birth.

This class prepares expectant parents for the normal stresses of childbirth, equips them to cope with the unexpected, and empowers them to make the best decisions for their families.

Key topics include:

  • How to handle average, very long, and very short labors
  • A realistic approach to labor pain
  • The surprising role of pelvic exams in labor
  • New ways to push out a baby
  • The important roles of partners, loved ones, and doulas
  • The modern Lamaze approach
  •  

Registration Details:
Price includes mother and her labor partner. Participants should wear comfortable clothing that will allow for movement during class. Evening classes will allow for a break in the middle. Weekend classes will allow for a lunch break and bathroom breaks in between.

  
Schedule
Date
May 7, 2019 - May 28, 2019
Location
Staff
Days
Tue
Time
6:00 - 9:00pm
$189.00
1 Session
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Preparing for Childbirth
May 11, 2019 - May 11, 2019
 
Preparing for Childbirth is a comprehensive class that helps expectant parents prepare for childbirth, maintain comfort during labor, and make informed decisions around the birth of their child. First-time parents will learn all of the basic information about labor, vaginal and cesarean births, and postpartum recovery.

You may be interested in this class if:
  • You are planning to give birth in a hospital, a birth center, or at home
  • You are looking for a condensed version of a childbirth class that is concise and fits around your work schedule
  • You want tools, techniques and coping skills for labor and delivery
  • You are planning a natural childbirth but also want to understand all available options and possible interventions
  • You are in your 5th to 8th month of pregnancy
  •  

Childbirth is a normal, natural process, but it is also different for every woman and couple. Preparing for Childbirth explores the joys and challenges of labor, and also empowers parents with information and tools to prepare them for the experience of childbirth, regardless of what their experience may be. In addition, the class addresses how to consciously use intervention when needed, and what expectant parents may experience while at the hospital or at home. Instead of encouraging any one method for childbirth, this class discusses choices and options during all stages of labor and delivery.

In this balanced, down-to-earth, non-judgmental class, each individual’s desire for their birth is honored and celebrated.

The class includes discussion and overview of:
  • Stages of labor
  • Nature and purpose of contractions and what to do when you are having one
  • Assembling a support team
  • When to call your midwife or doctor
  • Relaxation and breathing techniques
  • Comfort measures
  • Pain medication options for all stages of labor
  • Medical procedures such as induction and fetal monitoring
  • Cesarean birth
  • The role of your support person or people
  •  
Registration Details:

Price includes mother and her labor partner. Participants should wear comfortable clothing that will allow for movement during class. Evening classes will allow for a break in the middle. Weekend classes will allow for a lunch break and bathroom breaks in between.
  
Schedule
Date
May 11, 2019
Location
Staff
Days
Sat
Time
10:00 - 5:00pm
$85.00
1 Session
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Comfort Measures & Optimal Positioning for Labor
May 15, 2019 - May 15, 2019

In this class expectant parents will learn and practice a variety of hands-on-methods and techniques that may help provide comfort during labor. Additionally, participants will explore the symbiotic relationship between movement and optimal positioning for labor and delivery. This class is for first-time parents as well as those with previous birth experience and is complimentary to all childbirth preparation classes.

You may be interested in this class if:

  • You are giving birth in a hospital or at home
  • You are planning a natural childbirth, planning to use medication as pain relief, or are undecided
  • You have taken a basic childbirth class and would like more methods and hands-on practice using comfort measures to prepare for labor
  • You have given birth before but would like to review comfort techniques for labor
  • You have not taken a childbirth class but are familiar with the basics of childbirth (such as anatomy and the stages of labor) and would like more specific information about comfort measures
  •  

In this class you will learn and practice:

  • Positions and movement that promote both comfort and progress in labor
  • Optimal positioning for your baby
  • How to use a rebozo
  • Massage and acupressure
  • Breathing for relaxation
  •  

Cost: $85

Registration Details: One labor/support partner is welcome to attend class with each expectant mother free of charge. Participants should wear comfortable clothing that will allow for movement during class.

Schedule
Date
May 15, 2019
Location
Staff
Days
Wed
Time
6:00 - 8:30pm
$269.00
2 Sessions
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Preparing for Natural Childbirth
Jun 1, 2019 - Jun 15, 2019
 

No two births are alike! Our Preparing for Natural Childbirth class recognizes the uniqueness of each birth and offers comprehensive information on labor and delivery from a family-centered approach.

You may be interested in this class if:

  • You want to learn more about natural childbirth and explore this possibility
  • You hope to limit medications and interventions during your labor and delivery
  • You are planning natural childbirth and want techniques, tools, and coping skills for labor and delivery
  • You are planning a natural childbirth but also want to understand all available options and possible interventions
  • You are planning a natural childbirth in the hospital
  • You are birthing at home or in a birth center and wish to maximize your chances of a natural childbirth in those settings, but you want to be knowledgeable about hospital proceedures if a transfer is necessary
  • You are in your 5th to 8th month of pregnancy
  •  


In addition to the material traditionally presented in childbirth classes (such as anatomy and medical procedures), this class addresses alternative medicine for birth, negotiating a birth plan, and individualizing care according to your family's needs. This class also includes hands-on tools and strategies to prepare expectant parents for the challenges of birth. Participants will practice breathing exercises, labor positions, massage, relaxation techniques, and movements to help the baby pass more easily out of the pelvis during birth.

This class prepares expectant parents for the normal stresses of childbirth, equips them to cope with the unexpected, and empowers them to make the best decisions for their families.

Key topics include:

  • How to handle average, very long, and very short labors
  • A realistic approach to labor pain
  • The surprising role of pelvic exams in labor
  • New ways to push out a baby
  • The important roles of partners, loved ones, and doulas
  • The modern Lamaze approach
  •  

Registration Details:
Price includes mother and her labor partner. Participants should wear comfortable clothing that will allow for movement during class. Evening classes will allow for a break in the middle. Weekend classes will allow for a lunch break and bathroom breaks in between.

  
Schedule
Date
Jun 1, 2019 - Jun 15, 2019
Location
Staff
Days
Sat
Time
10:00 - 4:00pm
$100.00
1 Session
Enroll Now
Safety in the 1st Year of Life: First Aid & Infant CPR/Choking Relief
Jun 2, 2019 - Jun 2, 2019
Welcome to the adventures of your baby's first year! As you prepare for childbirth and your baby's arrival, you may also have concerns about your baby's safety. Safety in the 1st Year of Life will give you the skills and information to help keep your little one safe during his or her first year.
 
 
You may be interested in this class if:
  • You are an expectant parent interested in learning infant CPR, first aid, and safety skills
  • You are the parent of an infant and are interested in learning infant CPR, first aid, and safety skills
  • You are a babysitter or caregiver of an infant You want a class that is solely focused on infant safety
  •  
 
This class follows the guide of the American Heart Association’s Friends and Family course and covers a range of topics, including injury prevention, injury assessment, and first aid. Included are best practices from the American Academy of Pediatrics, Centers for Disease Control, Safe Kids Coalition, and the American Heart Association. In addition, the class includes a detailed and thorough demonstration of infant CPR and choking relief techniques. After this interactive presentation, participants will practice their skills on mannequins and receive feedback from the instructor.
 
 
Registration Details: This is a non-certifying course geared towards expectant parents, new parents, and infant caregivers.
Schedule
Date
Jun 2, 2019
Location
Staff
Days
Sun
Time
1:00 - 3:00pm
$85.00
1 Session
Enroll Now
Breastfeeding Essentials: Preparing to Breastfeed Your Newborn
Jun 4, 2019 - Jun 4, 2019

This class is designed to provide expectant parents with the information needed to help prepare for successful nursing. Led by a Certified Lactation Counselor, this class addresses what happens after birth, proper latching and positioning, feeding patterns, common challenges, and the pumping and storage of breast milk. In addition, this class emphasizes learning to breastfeed by seeing how it works: we will look closely at videos and photographic books, and learn precise positioning using props. The combination of up-to-date information and visual aids will give expectant parents the skills and confidence to prepare for successful nursing.

Led by a Certified Lactation Counselor, this workshop covers the most important topics to learn prenatally about breastfeeding:

  • How breastfeeding is taught in hospitals after birth, including practices that can help or hinder you
  • Normal newborn feeding patterns
  • Detailed instructions for how to latch without pain
  • How to make plenty of milk, and how to know your baby is getting enough milk
  • When to begin pumping and introducing bottles
  • When and where to get help for problems that may arise
  •  

Cost: $85

Registration Details:

One labor/support partner is welcome to attend class with each expectant mother free of charge. Participants should wear comfortable clothing that will allow for movement during class.

Schedule
Date
Jun 4, 2019
Location
Staff
Days
Tue
Time
6:00 - 8:30pm
$89.00
1 Session
Enroll Now
Preparing for Baby
Jun 11, 2019 - Jun 11, 2019
 

A newborn baby may not come with an instruction manual, but this class will help new parents feel confidently prepared for their little one's arrival. This 3 hour class covers many aspects of newborn care, post-partum adjustment, and the transition into parenthood. Expectant parents will engage in informative discussions and practice the hands-on skills needed to care for a newborn, giving you the confidence to journey into parenthood. We recommend taking this class after the fourth month of pregnancy but before 36 weeks.

  
Schedule
Date
Jun 11, 2019
Location
Staff
Days
Tue
Time
6:00 - 9:00pm
$85.00
1 Session
Enroll Now
Comfort Measures & Optimal Positioning for Labor
Jun 19, 2019 - Jun 19, 2019

In this class expectant parents will learn and practice a variety of hands-on-methods and techniques that may help provide comfort during labor. Additionally, participants will explore the symbiotic relationship between movement and optimal positioning for labor and delivery. This class is for first-time parents as well as those with previous birth experience and is complimentary to all childbirth preparation classes.

You may be interested in this class if:

  • You are giving birth in a hospital or at home
  • You are planning a natural childbirth, planning to use medication as pain relief, or are undecided
  • You have taken a basic childbirth class and would like more methods and hands-on practice using comfort measures to prepare for labor
  • You have given birth before but would like to review comfort techniques for labor
  • You have not taken a childbirth class but are familiar with the basics of childbirth (such as anatomy and the stages of labor) and would like more specific information about comfort measures
  •  

In this class you will learn and practice:

  • Positions and movement that promote both comfort and progress in labor
  • Optimal positioning for your baby
  • How to use a rebozo
  • Massage and acupressure
  • Breathing for relaxation
  •  

Cost: $85

Registration Details: One labor/support partner is welcome to attend class with each expectant mother free of charge. Participants should wear comfortable clothing that will allow for movement during class.

Schedule
Date
Jun 19, 2019
Location
Staff
Days
Wed
Time
6:00 - 8:30pm