Childbirth Education Series
This six week series will touch on the following topics:
|Week 1: Planning Your Birth and Healthy Pregnancy|
|Week 2: Stages of Labor and Birth|
|Week 3: Pain Management and Comfort Measures|
|Week 4: Interventions and Cesarean Birth|
|Week 5: Newborn Screening and Postpartum Care|
|Week 6: Breastfeeding Basics|
Each week you will meet a different subject expert that will walk you through different topics. This course will follow the outline in the Labor & Birth book which you will receive at the first class.
This class covers and discusses what nutrition is, why it is important during pregnancy for both mom and baby, and provides information on what is appropriate and not appropriate to eat and drink during pregnancy. We will also go over appropriate weight gain in pregnancy, provide ideas for healthy snacks, and debunk common myths and misconceptions of nutrition during pregnancy.
The class covers understanding newborn traits, newborn behaviors, crying and comfort, feeding, diapering, bathing, newborn health, and newborn safety.
Parents will learn TummyTime!™ Method and how to observe their baby’s movements to enhance parent/baby interactions. We will go over ‘movement medicine’ and discuss the benefits of repetition and consistency. This class is ideal for parents with babies 3 weeks to 12 weeks of age.
This class is intended to be attended with your infant.
ROSE Postpartum Class Series
ROSE is a 4 week series class designed as a postpartum prevention class, addressing topics such as postpartum depression vs. baby blues (class 1), managing the transition into motherhood (class 2), relationships and communication (class 3), and planning for the future (class 4).
Car Seat Safety
This class covers an overview of infant and child car seat safety. We look at 5 types of car seats, how to properly install, and basic techniques to keep every passenger safe. Car seats will not be installed during this class, however you may schedule an individual appointment with one of our car seat technicians.
Intro to Babywearing
Attend this class to feel empowered about babywearing alternatives and learn about many types of baby carrier styles and uses. Feel free to bring your own baby carrier for assistance with how to wear it properly.
Our infant massage instructor will discuss the benefits of infant massage for both infants and parents. The instructor will also instruct participants as they engage their babies in a gentle massage. This includes learning the various massage strokes and how to recognize their baby’s cues, as well as massage techniques for gassiness and colic. You are encouraged to take this class with your newborn to 6 months old baby. Please have an extra receiving blanket and a yoga mat or heavy quilt available to put the baby on during the massage.
Spinning Babies® Parent Class teaches you and your partner practical ways to prepare for a more comfortable pregnancy and an easier birth through a better understanding of anatomy and positioning. Be prepared to move and practice activities that will help your baby achieve and maintain optimal position for birth during this interactive class! Please dress comfortably and bring a water bottle. The pregnant person will need a support person or partner in attendance.
Pumping and Going Back to Work
Do you have to return to work during your breastfeeding journey? Come learn about how and when to pump, how to introduce a bottle to a breastfed baby, how much milk your little one should be drinking during your absence, and how to negotiate with your caregivers. You are encouraged to take this class at least 2 weeks prior to your return to work. Please have your pump available.
Sleep Habits and Safety for Infants
This class covers safe sleep guidelines that help to lower the risk of SIDS, as well as how to implement a good bedtime routine, and set good bedtime habits that will be helpful as your baby grows.
Introducing Solids and Teething
How do you know if your baby is ready for something besides breast milk? Take this class when your baby is between 3 and 6 months of age to learn all the cues of readiness for solid foods, what and when to introduce them, how much to give, and how to maintain your breast milk supply during this period. You will also learn some of the signs that your baby is teething and what to do to help them make it through.
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends breastfeeding for at least one year and for as long after that as desired. How do you know when you and your baby are ready for weaning? Take this class when you are planning to wean to learn how to do so gently, for both your physical comfort and baby’s mental health.
This class will focus on developmentally appropriate routines and activities as well as common challenges experienced when parenting a toddler.
Preparing Older Siblings for Baby’s Arrival
This class will focus on helping your older children to feel included when preparing for a new baby. We will discuss concerns, worries, and fears, along with what we can do to prepare and welcome the new baby.
Pelvic Floor Health
Taught by a pelvic floor therapist, this informational session will discuss the role of the core/pelvic floor in our bodies, the effect of pregnancy and childbirth on the core/pelvic floor muscles, activity/exercise during pregnancy and/or postpartum, pelvic floor preparation for childbirth, postpartum musculoskeletal recovery after vaginal or cesarean birth, common potential postpartum issues such as pelvic pain, prolapse and incontinence and role of physical therapy in managing caring for your pelvic health.
Cesarean Prep Class
This class offers information on preparing for a cesarean birth, what to expect during the surgery, and after care. You do not need to be planning a cesarean to take this class. When it comes to childbirth, it can be helpful to have the resources and information just in case you need them.
Participants will learn the benefits of signing with their baby from an early age. Participants will leave with an understanding of the most common signs that are used in everyday routines with their baby.
This class is for pregnant persons and focuses on relaxation techniques and movements that are beneficial during pregnancy, childbirth, and recovery.
Dad’s Pregnancy and Birth Preparation Class
This class is designed for support partners to help prepare them for their role during pregnancy, childbirth, and parenting.
Parent and Prenatal Workshops
Our parent workshops give participants an opportunity to attend multiple classes in one day. These workshops will cover a variety of topics from pregnancy through parenting.
The Fourth Trimester New Parent Support Workshop
This group provides a place for parents to find support and education after the baby’s arrival. Each week will provide parents with a different educational topic as well connecting them with other parents to create friendships and to develop a support network.