Prenatal Education

Prenatal Yoga

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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

Newborn 101

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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 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.

Breastfeeding Your New Baby

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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!

Preparing For Childbirth

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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.

New Grandparents Class

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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.

Prenatal Education “Bundles”

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The Loved Child is offering a “bundle” of our Prenatal Education classes at a discounted rate of 20%!

 

Preparing For Childbirth
Newborn 101
Breastfeeding Your New Baby

 

Please contact us if you have any questions and we are happy to assist.

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 how best to prepare the family for the arrival of the newest baby. This 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.