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Our Courses aim to educate you about your pregnancy, birth, baby, and all things in between. We have qualified professionals educating on various topics such as breastfeeding, infant sleep, and birth.

Breastfeeding 101 - Getting Started $75Purchase required to enroll

Breastfeeding 101 is the perfect introduction to breastfeeding and is recommended for all moms who are planning to breastfeed. In this class you will learn the basics of breastfeeding so you can feel prepared and confident when baby arrives! Topics include: The 6 Simple Steps to Success, latch, positioning, how to tell if baby’s getting enough, common problems (and easy solutions!), pumping and more! We will also have plenty of time for Q&A. This class is recommended for moms in their third trimester, partners are encouraged to attend!

Breastfeeding 201 - The Next Steps $75Purchase required to enroll

Breastfeeding 201 will address the most common questions and concerns related to breastfeeding in the first year of life. Topics will include: pumping, breastmilk storage, feeding a breastfed baby a bottle, returning to work, establishing a routine, how much will baby eat, ways to increase supply and more! There will also be plenty of time for Q&A. This class is best taken after baby is born. Babies are always welcome to attend!

Pregnancy, Birth & Baby - You Got This! $185Purchase required to enroll

Pregnancy is the beginning of a journey of a lifetime, and this class will empower new parents with the skills and confidence necessary to thrive in this new phase of life. Join Registered Nurse, Jennifer Grant, for this four-week class as she educates you on the tools you’ll need to be successful in the very different phases of pregnancy, labor and becoming parents. It is best to take this class in the second or third trimester.

Topics include:
· Interactive lectures on anatomy and terminology
· Preterm labor
· False versus true labor
· Signs and stages of labor
· A partner's supportive role in pregnancy and labor
· Comfort and relaxation techniques
· Hospital procedures
· Medical interventions
· Pain management
· Cesarean birth
· Postpartum care
· Newborn care 101- baby hygiene, changing diapers, bonding and ways to soothe a crying

Hypnobirthing® $350Purchase required to enroll

HypnoBirthing®, The Mongan Method, is considered the “Gold Standard” of birthing with hypnosis. It is a childbirth education method that empowers women to achieve more gentle, natural births. It is both a philosophy and a set of tools for using self-hypnosis techniques and scripts to achieve a focused awareness and level of relaxation that allows for a much more comfortable, easy birth. With HypnoBirthing® you will not be in a trance or sleep state. You will be aware and fully in control, but profoundly relaxed.

This 5-week class will be led by Julie Sullivan, a Certified Doula and Childbirth Educator. Pregnant women attend the classes with the support person of their choice: husband, life partner, family member, doula, labor companion, etc. Julie uses exciting and fun methods to engage you and your partner in the lessons and techniques. All materials included.

Staying Calm and Confident in an Emergency: Infant/Child CPR $75Purchase required to enroll

Join Bobbi Treadwell, a Nationally Registered Emergency Medical Technician, to learn all that you need to know about infant/child CPR and airway obstruction. A must for any parent or caregiver, this class will help you to feel more confident in an emergency. This class is recommended for all parents and caregivers. (Class is not for CPR certification.)

Infant Feeding : The Baby-Led Way $75Purchase required to enroll

Join Registered Dietitian Megan McNamee MPH, RDN, CLT for an info-packed class all about Baby-led Weaning (BLW), a new trend in infant feeding where babies pass on purees and self-feed real food from the start. Learn advantages of BLW, how to know when your infant is ready, what foods to offer first, how to prevent choking, and what foods to avoid altogether, plus the latest research in allergenic foods. As a bonus benefit, you will receive a menu planning guide that will help make BLW simple. Come see if BLW is right for your family! Feel free to bring snacks, infants and other caregivers. Recommended for parents of infants ages 2-8 months.

“Will I Ever Sleep Again?” Newborn Sleep Class $140Purchase required to enroll

Sleep deprivation is a serious struggle for many new families. Cara, a neonatal nurse, mom of four, and founder of Taking Cara Babies, has created a solution to help babies sleep so parents and families can thrive.

Over the past five years, Cara has helped thousands of families achieve more restful nights by teaching parents how to help their new babies sleep without crying or rigid schedules in her popular prenatal/newborn class "Will I Ever Sleep Again?" In this practical class, expectant and new parents will learn how to calm a fussy baby, read sleepy cues, set days and nights up for success, and truly thrive!

When you attend, you will observe Cara's methods in action as you see how to calm even the fussiest baby in the room. Furthermore, the live class has a special "Q and A" time where you can ask questions about your specific situation. When you leave, you will also receive access to the online class. Many parents find it helpful having the online class a quick refresher as their newborn grows and changes.

Class Details:

-Class is about 2 hours in length.

-Newborns are welcome to attend with parents.

-Price of class includes parent and partner/spouse/caregiver (although partner is not required to attend). Couple pricing is reserved for family members and caregivers who will be caring for the same baby.

-Access to the online class is included for 4 months after attendance.

-Live class offers "Q and A session" and live demonstration with newborns.

Ideal Time to Attend this Class:
Although the class is helpful anytime throughout pregnancy or within the first 12 weeks of your baby's life, Cara loves when parents attend in the first month of baby's arrival.

*This class is intended for expectant families or those with newborns 12 weeks and under. If your baby is 13 weeks or older, please email info@takingcarababies.com.

The Art of Infant Massage $75Purchase required to enroll

Join Melissa Thomson, Certified Infant Massage Instructor and Certified Child Life Specialist, to discover the rewarding benefits of infant massage. During this 1.5hr course, you will be guided in the simple massage techniques to promote optimal development and will learn how they benefit your babies specific needs. Topics include:
-Benefits and bonding
-Massage techniques
-Massage for colic and gas
-Massaging your growing child

*This class is ideal for parents of babies 1-6mo. Dolls will be available to practice with should baby be sleeping, fussy, etc.

The Dad Class $59Purchase required to enroll

Hey Dad, how are you doing with your assigned reading? You know, that long, boring book (or books) you’re supposed to get through before baby is born? (We’re all in big trouble no matter what, so no use lying about it.) Maybe a book isn’t really the best way for you to learn how to take care of your partner and your new baby…? Created and taught by Brent Simmons, registered nurse and father of 4 young whippersnappers, this class eliminates all the fluffy stuff and gets straight to the point.

In this 2.5 hour class, you will learn:
-How to hold a fragile little newborn in your powerful Shrek hands without breaking it.
-Why your partner is acting crazy all of a sudden (and why you should keep your mouth shut).
-How to keep the poop on the inside of the diaper (and what to do when that’s not possible).
-Why sleep is for wusses (actually, it’s pretty important).

Becoming a father is a huge life change, with a massive increase in responsibility, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have some fun while learning how to get there. Come meet other soon-to-be dads and get the real scoop from someone who’s been deep in the trenches of fatherhood and lived to tell the tale.

Leaping Into Toddlerhood: Loving and Practical Solutions for Toddlerhood $150Purchase required to enroll

Join Building Blocks owner, Chelsea Kunde a Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist, mom of two and sleep & discipline consultant. Chelsea has extensive experience working with families to build a strong and supportive foundation to help migrate through all life stages. She has created an all encompassing workshop on transitions, challenges, and changes associated with toddlerhood. From information on toddler sleep (nap schedules, transition to big kid bed, bedtimes, etc.), Discipline (when to start, developmentally appropriate behaviors and how to implement consequences successfully), and Potty Training (step-by-step plan of action and when to implement). *This workshop is for parents with children 18 months- 3 years old

Making The Most of Your Maternity Leave $59Purchase required to enroll

Whether you have a few weeks or a few months, your maternity leave is going to fly by. The purpose of this time is to first and foremost heal and bond with your newborn. From there, it’s a time to set yourself up for a successful return to work all the while navigating your new identity as mom.

In this 60 minute class you will learn resources for how to build in self-care rituals that translate to the life of a working mom, ways to find your mom tribe, selecting the best childcare for your family, and what to expect from your postpartum body. Every participant will leave with a ‘returning to work checklist’ and ‘best interview questions for your childcare provider’.

*This class is designed for expecting mothers and moms currently on maternity leave.

School Readiness : How You Can Help Prepare Your Child for School (FREE) Free

Readiness is the term used to describe the preparation for what comes next. Since 1990, one of the top goals nationally has been that all children will start school “Ready to Learn”. Join Certified Early Childhood Educator and former Kindergarten teacher, Jennifer Ayres-Gracanin, to learn what you can do with your child to help prepare them for school and life. This class is for parents with children ages 0-5, children in daycare/preschool, as well as those who stay at home. We will also be discussing how you can discover what your child will be learning once they start school and ways to reinforce those skills.
*Children are welcome to attend

The Fourth Trimester & Beyond $10 per classNo purchase required to enroll

Having a baby is one of the biggest life altering events in your life. It immediately changes you as an individual along with your relationships forever. Because this time is so celebrated, many moms feel shame if and when they are struggling. This is a group for moms to meet together and support one another and discusses topics such as:
-Transition to parenthood
-Changes in relationships
-Communication and connection with spouse
-Mom guilt
-Postpartum depression and anxiety

This group will be facilitated by Jamie Pattee, LMFT. Jamie works with many new parents both individually and as couples and helps them navigate through the transition of parenthood. Please know this group is for support and should not be in place of individual and couple’s therapy. We are happy to be a part of your parenting journey along with providing you referrals.

Happy Boob Group :: Breastfeeding Support Group (FREE) Free

Come to our weekly breastfeeding support group and get your breastfeeding questions answered! The Happy Boob Group is led by Nicole Beherec, CLC (Certified Lactation Counselor). This support group is the perfect place to chat with other breastfeeding moms, share your experiences, and learn from each other. Nicole can help answer your breastfeeding questions, check your latch and offer support. She will also be able to refer you to our on-site IBCLC (International Board Certified Lactation Consultant) should she feel you would benefit from more one-on-one guidance. Whether you come once or come every week, exclusively breastfeed, supplement, are a pumping mama, or are weaning, you will have a platform to share your experience.