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Having a baby can fill you with questions. Our classes and support groups will give you the answers you need to feel prepared to bring your baby into the world and to care for them confidently.

 

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Childbirth Education (CBE)

Group class: $275.00

Private, in-home CBE: $325 (1 session) / $475 (2 sessions

This is not a traditional CBE course. While we’ll certainly cover the fundamentals–the birth process and common medical interventions–we look at this as more of a conversation. It’s a conversation between and among you, the instructor, and your partner.

The goals of this class are unique. By the time you’ve gone through the course, you will:

  • Have a clear idea of the kind of birth you are hoping for
  • Be able to adapt to any situation that arises during the course of childbirth
  • Have developed communication skills that will equip you to
    • Talk to your care providers about what you are hoping for, and ask for information you might need to better understand their recommendations
    • Have clear, open communication with your partner

In addition, you will gain a basic understanding of the birth process and common medical interventions.

CBE is offered in both group and private class options. The group class is available monthly for one, 9-hour day.

Private classes take place in your home, and this customized approach also promises the utmost discretion. This offering is available in one or two visits.

Baby Basics & Newborn Care

$75.00

This class will teach you the basics about caring for your new baby or babies. Topics include:

  • Nonjudgmental support
  • Getting to know your baby
  • Bonding
  • Types of Cries
  • Soothing
  • Swaddling
  • Bottle Prep (formula and human milk)
  • Sleep basics
  • Baby grooming: diapering, cutting baby nails, bathing
  • Top apps, resources, and baby gear

In addition, you will be able to ask your instructors–seasoned doulas and parents–about anything and everything baby-related.

Lactation 101

$125.00

Get familiar with breastfeeding/chestfeeding in our Lactation 101 class. All parents are welcome, whether this is their first time dealing with lactation or if they just need s refresher. Topics will include:

  • Human biological norms
  • Setting personal feeding goals and markers of success
  • Getting lactation off to a great start
  • Overcoming obstacles
  • Signs of trouble and success
  • Lactation tools
  • Maintaining lactation

This group class is available monthly for one, 4-hour class.

Parenting Support Group

Free

Parenting can be tough–don’t try to do it alone! Our parenting group is open to all expectant and new parents and meets weekly.

Weeknights: every 1st and 3rd Thursday, 7-9pm

Weekdays: every 2nd and 4th Friday, 10am-noon

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