This class provides information on Cloth vs Disposables, cost comparison, reasons to choose cloth, benefits for you and your baby, cloth options, caring for your diapers and more.
$50.00/ couple about 1 hour
This is a 2 hour class designed to help parents understand the Basics of Breastfeeding and to help prepare them for the journey ahead. This class helps parents know what to expect, feel comfortable in their ability, and know when to seek help. Parents will have the opportunity to read, ask questions, watch some DVD's, see visual aids, and receive handouts and resource referrals.
This class will cover topics such as...
Understanding how milk is made and the major difference in Breastmilk vs Formula
The benefits of breastfeeding
Skin-to-Skin and The Golden Hour
What to expect the first 6-8 weeks
How birth practices affect the Breastfeeding experience
Establishing your milk supply and how to know if you're making enough
The Top up Trap
The provision of Human Milk is the best choice for your baby and we are here to help.
Handouts and information provided.
$75.00/ couple 2 hours
Near My Heart- Babywearing Class
Wearing ones baby in a pouch, carrier, or sling is an indigenous practice of many cultures around the world. It is not something special, as this western society will have you believe, but derived from a need by care takers who didn't have time to sit and entertain their baby because they had work to do. In today's society, most of us are busy and have full schedules trying to be good parents, so it just makes sense that in order to keep baby calm and get things done, the baby should be close, and wearing is an easy and simple solution.
This was a common practice prior to the early 1900's and parents (mother's) used a variety of different types of cloth and fabrics to wear their babies. This class will briefly discuss the history and benefits of baby wearing, safety when wearing, and show a few different types of carriers and how to wear a baby.
$30.00/ couple 1 hour
VBAC: Is a VBAC Right for You?
This class is designed to help parents get evidence based information and resources regarding Vaginal Birth After Cesarean. If you would like to look at your options regarding a TOLAC (Trial of Labor After Cesarean), the safety and benefits of TOLAC vs RCS (Repeat Cesarean Section), information to discuss with your provider, choosing the right provider and more, this is a great class. Even if you are unsure, this would be a good class for you to understand more about VBAC so you can decide if it is right for you.
This class is currently offered as one of our free community education classes, but if you are interested in a private class, it would be $75/couple 2 hours