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.
Tiny Feet and Heartbeats Birth and Baby offers a series of courses for expectant parents. The purpose of these classes is to educate, motivate, and empower parents in their role as caregivers. Classes focus on natural birth preparation and parenting education.
- 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.
- 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
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. The children will enjoy an art project to welcome the new baby. When you register I’ll provide the list of supplies for our virtual craft and send you our free coloring sheets.
Course fee: $20.21
Heartbeats is an enriching, one-day childbirth education class. Our aim is to empower women with knowledge and information about their bodies and birthing experience. Throughout the classes we focus on the big picture attitudes of birth: our program will help you to set realistic goals for mind, body and baby; discover common myths associated with pregnancy and birth; learn relaxation techniques; manage pain relief options during labor; understand what happens during a vaginal birth, cesarean birth or a natural unmedicated breech vaginal delivery. We encourage you to join us in all or part of Heartbeats.
Virtual Postpartum Mama Support Group (Wednesday 6:00 pm 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. Siblings welcome.
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.