Expectant Parent Education

Expectant Parent Discount Class “Bundles”

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

Registrants must sign up for these three classes together to receive the discount:

Prepared Childbirth
Newborn Essentials
Family & Friends CPR

 

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.

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.

Feeding Your Baby: Breast & Bottle

All you need to know about initiating breastfeeding after delivery. We will discuss proper latch and positioning, feeding cues, how often to feed your baby, and how to solve common breastfeeding issues. We will also discuss bottle feeding for moms not planning to or unable to breastfeed or for those women planning to return to work

Prenatal Yoga & Self-Care Workshop

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