Expectant Parent Education

Expectant Parent Class “Bundles”

The Loved Child is offering a “bundle” of TLC Expectant Parent Education classes at a discounted rate of 20%!

 

Registrants must select three classes together to receive the discount:

 

Bundle 1

Prepared Childbirth
Newborn Essentials
Family & Friends CPR

 

Bundle 2

Prepared Childbirth
Newborn Essentials
Breastfeeding Basics

 

Once you pay for the bundle, you will receive a Code and a link to schedule your classes. You will then be able to register for your selected classes by using the Code. Please contact us if you have any questions and we are happy to assist.

Prepared Childbirth

Learn what to expect with labor, birth, and the postpartum period.  Topics include:

 

  • physical changes during pregnancy
  • signs & stages of labor
  • when to call your provider
  • pain relief options
  • coping methods & comfort techniques
  • the role of the support person
  • induction
  • cesarean birth
  • postpartum changes

There will be ample time for personal questions. This class is intended for the expecting woman & a support person and offered in the TLC Family Center – in a bright, clean, non-hospital setting. Parking is free and easily accessible. This class meets once a week for 2 weeks.

Newborn Essentials

We all have parenting instincts that kick in after our babies are born, but informing those instincts with evidence-based information and expert advice makes raising babies with confidence so much easier. Please join us to learn about caring for your baby after birth. Topics include bringing baby home, infant sleep patterns and expectations, how to know what your baby wants by reading his or her cues, feeding choices, diapering, bathing, soothing your baby, and illness.

 

This class is intended for up to two of the baby’s intended caregivers.

Family & Friends CPR

The Family & Friends CPR Course teaches the lifesaving skills of adult Hands-Only CPR, adult CPR with breaths, child CPR with breaths, adult and child AED use, infant CPR, and mild and severe airway block for adults, children, and infants. Skills are taught in a dynamic group environment using the AHA’s research-proven practice-while-watching technique, which provides students with the most hands-on CPR practice time possible.

 

Family & Friends CPR is for people who want to learn CPR but do not need a CPR course completion card to meet a job requirement. This course is ideal for community groups, new parents, grandparents, babysitters, and others interested in learning how to save a life.

 

This class is intended for up to 2 caregivers.

Newborn Sleep: What to Expect

Expectant parents will learn about the science of infant sleep, from before birth through the first year. Developmentally appropriate sleep patterns and expectations, common milestones, and options to support your baby’s sleep development will also be covered.

The Benefits of Acupuncture, Acupressure & Mindfulness During Pregnancy

A brief overview of what an acupuncture treatment looks like and what it can help treat during pregnancy. You’ll get an opportunity to try a needle, and we’ll also discuss a few acupressure points (pressing certain areas with a finger or blunt object like a bead) that you can use on your own to help reduce nausea or bring a sense of calm back into your body.

Breastfeeding Basics

Knowledge is definitely power when it comes to breastfeeding success in the early days. Let us help you prepare for the arrival of your little one by discussing all you need to know about initiating breastfeeding after delivery.

We will discuss proper latch and positioning, recognizing your baby’s feeding cues, how often to feed your baby and how to solve some common breastfeeding problems. We look forward to answering all of your questions and helping you get comfortable and confident with the idea of breastfeeding your new baby!

Prenatal Yoga

Learn techniques for taking care of yourself before and after baby arrives.

 

We will discuss common injuries and irritations associated with pregnancy and infant care and learn some exercises which are easy to incorporate into your day to help prevent and treat these issues. Methods will include visualization, massage, and yoga, as well as other self care practices intended to help you cultivate a loving, accepting attitude during this amazing, challenging, and life-changing process. Class will include discussion and practice of techniques presented.

 

INSTRUCTOR: Nora Dybdal

Grandparents Class

This class is designed to give grandparents an update on recent changes in childbirth and early infant care. Back to Sleep, Tummy Time, Swaddling and Safety – we’ll get you up to speed, as well as discuss ways to support the new parents.

Welcoming the New Baby with TLC: Preparing for the Baby Sibling

Preparing the family for a new baby can be simultaneously joyful and stressful.

 

This TLC 2-part series is geared toward both the expectant parents and siblings (2.9 years and older).

 

  • At the 1-hour family workshop, we will explore what the addition of a new baby means for everyone in the family through books, a variety of hands-on activity stations, and take-home arts & crafts projects (shhhhh, families will also create a gift for the new baby too!). The class price includes all materials in addition to a new take-home picture book for the family to explore at home.

 

  • At the parent workshop the following evening, parents will receive support and education how best to prepare the family for the arrival of the newest baby. In addition, the workshop will include suggestions how to prepare the sibling(s) for the separation from the parents during birth; recommendations how to introduce the sibling(s) to the new baby; and a group discussion focused on the first weeks/months at home including possible parenting challenges. There will be time for personal questions & answers.

 

All registrations are per family, and include both the whole-family morning workshop and the parent-only evening workshop.