Prenatal Education

Prenatal Online Classes for Families

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Congratulations! Soon you will be welcoming a new baby into your home. We wouldn’t be surprised if you are feeling a mix of emotions such as excitement and joy and perhaps fear and anxiety. Let the perinatal professionals at The Loved Child support you and your growing family with our LIVE online classes! Come join other experienced parents as well as parents-to-be and benefit from the highest quality workshops, consultations, and prenatal classes Cambridge, Belmont, and the entire Boston area has to offer.

 

Check out our support groups and other offerings for expecting parents below. In addition, we offer newborn classes for families once baby arrives!

Prenatal Yoga Online

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

 

This is one of our specialty prenatal classes TLC families love since it helps to both relax expectant parents and teach them techniques that will help them after birth. Class includes both discussion and practice of techniques presented.

 

We will discuss common injuries and irritations associated with pregnancy and infant care, as well as learn some exercises that are easy to incorporate into your daily routine. This helps prevent issues from arising and treat these issues if they do. 

 

Methods 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. 

 

INSTRUCTOR: Nora Dybdal

Newborn 101: Online Class

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We all have parenting instincts that kick in after our babies are born, but informing those instincts with evidence-based information and expert advice through newborn classes makes raising babies with confidence so much easier. 

 

Our Newborn 101 class helps you 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 their cues, feeding choices, diapering, bathing, soothing your baby, illness, and more!

 

Breastfeeding Your Baby: Online Class

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We find the prenatal classes that Cambridge, Belmont and Greater Boston families love most are ones that answer questions and provide practical actions & techniques that new parents need to know. That’s why our Breastfeeding Your Baby class is so popular.

 

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

 

We will discuss proper latch & 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!

Preparing For Childbirth: Online Class

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Learn what to expect with labor, birth, and the postpartum period in our Preparing for Childbirth class. Topics include:

 

  • Physical changes during pregnancy
  • Signs & stages of labor
  • When to call your provider
  • Pain relief options
  • Coping methods & comfort techniques
  • Role of the support person
  • Induction
  • Cesarean birth
  • Postpartum changes

 

There will be ample time for personal questions throughout the class as well. This 2 – session class is intended for the person expecting & a support person. 

New Grandparents Class

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These newborn classes for grandparents are designed to give key members of the family 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.

Preparing the Family for a New Baby Sibling

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

 

This two-part series is geared toward both the expectant parents and siblings (2.9 years and older). At the first 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 gifts for the new baby!)

 

At the parent-only workshop scheduled in the evening, parents will receive support and education about how best to prepare the family for the arrival of the newest baby. This workshop will include suggestions on how to prepare the sibling(s) for the separation from the parents during birth; recommendations for 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.