We are thrilled to offer a wide variety of childbirth and early parenting education programs, as well as community events throughout the year.
Childbirth Essentials: 4-week Series
Class 1: Late Pregnancy and Preparing for Labor
Changes of late pregnancy
Mental and physical preparation for labor
Introducing methods on coping
Class 2: Understanding Labor and Birth
Signs of Labor and what to expect
Stages of labor: what does each stage look and feel like, and how to navigate
Comfort measures for labor
Focus on partner specific comfort measures
Class 3: Birth Planning, Interventions and Complications**
Introducing potential interventions and complications
Navigating informed decision making
Class 4: Postpartum Mom and Baby
Immediate postpartum: what to expect and suggestions
Postpartum support and expectations for mom and baby
Labor Rehearsal/Contraction practice
Childbirth Essentials Express: Saturday Series
AM: Late Pregnancy, Preparing for Labor, Understanding Labor and Delivery
Condenses information provided in classes 1 and 2 of Childbirth Essentials course and introduces coping and comfort.
PM: Birth Planning, Interventions and Complications, Coping and Comfort and Postpartum Mom and Baby
Condenses information provided in class 3 and 5 with labor rehearsal/contraction practice.
Breastfeeding benefits for mom and baby
How is breast milk made and how do I make enough?
How do I latch my baby without any pain
How do I tell my baby is getting enough milk?
What are common problems and how to fix them?
Bras/pillows/pumps- essential breastfeeding needs
I made it the first two weeks- what now?!
Going back to work
Newborn Care & Safety
Characteristics of the Newborn
Routine Baby Care
Signs/Symptoms of illness
Basic car seat safety
Infant sleep strategies
Prevention & care of common injuries during the first year of life