Having a baby is an exciting time for families. However, it can also be a time filled with many questions about labor and delivery, parenting and safety. To help prepare expecting parents, new parents and their families, I provide parent/family education program.
- Nipple preparation
- Storing and heating breast milk
- Blocked ducts and breast lumps
- Positions of comfort
- Going back to work, and more
Partners are welcome and encouraged to attend. Class fee covers mother plus one other caregiver.
Saturday, November 10, 2018 10:00 am-12:00 pm [Hybrid Course]
Expectant mothers are encouraged to bring a support person – partner, mother, best friend, etc. Topics include:
- Sights and sounds of the healthy newborn
- Eating and sleeping patterns
- Baby essentials – what you really need
- Dressing – what and how
- Cord and circumcision care
- When to introduce a bottle and/or pacifier
- Readying your home
- Traveling with a baby, and more
Saturday, December 8, 2018 4:00-6:00 pm
Saturday, February 16, 2019 4:00-6:00 pm
Saturday, April 13, 2019 10:00-12:00 pm
I’m Going to Be A Big Sister/Brother
This one-hour class for children ages 2 to 10 uses lifelike newborn dolls to help explain the birth and appearance of the new baby. One feature of the class is a “parents only” discussion about sibling adjustment while the children enjoy a supervised art project to welcome the new baby.
Course fee: $10.00
Monday, December 17, 2019 5:00-6:30 pm
Saturday February 23, 2019 9:00-11:00 am
Postpartum Mama Support Group (Mondays 10:00 am-11:15 am in Montgomery, AL)
This class is designed specifically for mamas! This support group meets once per week to help you get out of the
house and around other adults who understand where you are. You will find a relaxed atmosphere at our sessions.
This group is for anyone struggling with the challenges and mood changes that you may be feeling while trying to get pregnant, pregnancy and/or after birth. You will find a relaxed and welcoming environment during the session for discussing these unexpected feelings. Some women in the group may have a diagnosis of prenatal or postpartum anxiety or depression while others may just find the challenges of motherhood different than expected.
You are welcome to come with or without your baby! Breastfeeding is also welcomed and encouraged.
Registration is required for all classes and programs unless otherwise noted. Payment must be made at the time of registration in order to secure a space in the class. Pre-payment is required for all classes with fees, regardless of location.
A seven-day notice of cancellation is required to receive a refund or to transfer to another class/program. Refunds are not available for some classes/programs, and a voucher to enroll in a future/class program is given instead. If you require special assistance due to a disability recognized by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), please give advance notification so that accommodations can be made.