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Breastfeeding Photo Mini Sessions Free

In honor of National Breastfeeding Awareness Month, join Jocelyn of Yellow Room Photography for a 15 minute breastfeeding mini-session for you and your little one. This is a great opportunity to document this special time in your life. Print and digital options will be available for purchase. Reservations required.

Happy Mom School : The Experts' Guide to Life as Mom // Babies 0-8 Weeks Old

Happy Mom School: The Experts' Guide to Life as Mom (May/June babies) $299Purchase required to enroll

July 18, 2018 - September 5, 2018

Happy Mom School: The Experts' Guide to Life as Mom (June/July babies) $299Purchase required to enroll

August 20, 2018 - October 15, 2018

Happy Mom School: The Experts' Guide to Life as Mom (July/Aug babies) $299Purchase required to enroll

September 19, 2018 - November 14, 2018

Happy Mom School: The Experts' Guide to Life as Mom (Aug/Sep babies) $299Purchase required to enroll

October 22 - December 17 (skip week of Thanksgiving)

Happy Mom School: The Experts' Guide to Life as Mom (Sept/Oct babies) $299Purchase required to enroll

November 28 - January 23 (Skip week of Christmas)

Education

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!


Tips and Tricks to Boost your Milk Supply (FREE) Free

Hey nursing mamas! Do you struggle with your milk supply or worry that you won't be able to keep up with your growing babe? You are not alone! Milk supply is one of the top reasons moms give up on breastfeeding. We want to help you make more milk and keep nursing!

Join Nicole Beherec, Certified Lactation Counselor, for this super informative class as we discuss some tried and true ways to increase your milk supply. We will also have plenty of time for Q & A following the class.

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
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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.


Mindfulness & Motherhood: Tools to Save Your Sanity and Raise Resilient Children $59Purchase required to enroll

Stress and motherhood go together like peanut butter and jelly. Yet, no one necessarily talks about the stress of raising children, and, in the modern world, we're often left to our own devices to figure it all out! To mother in a way that we truly want, we need support & tools to keep our sanity - and spirit - intact.

In this class, you’ll learn:
  • What mindfulness is - and is not
  • How to apply mindfulness to common motherhood challenges
  • Specific strategies that will help you stay off the emotional roller coaster when your children (or spouse!) trigger you
  • Mindfulness tools for children that promote greater focus and calm

This class is for mom with children of all ages!

“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.


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.

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

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.

Q&A with the Boobie Helpers (FREE) Free

Join Modern Milk’s expert panel of IBCLC’s as we address YOUR breastfeeding concerns! Do you have questions about latch, pumping, breastmilk storage, or returning to work? This Q&A based class is where you can find those answers! This class is for prenatal or postnatal mamas. Babies are always welcome to attend!

Fitness

Prenatal Yoga $20 per classFrom $15 per visit with NAMOMSTE® 20 Class Pass passA credit card is required to enroll but isn't charged until the time of service.

A comprehensive prenatal yoga class focused on preparing women physically, mentally and emotionally for the beautiful process of childbirth and motherhood. This class will increase strength, physical and mental endurance, flexibility, breath and body awareness, while reducing fatigue and improving relaxation. Prenatal yoga can also help to reduce back pain and other common ailments associated with pregnancy such as nausea, tight hips, and heartburn. You will enjoy connecting with your baby and other mamas-to-be in this fun and relaxing class.
*This class is also perfect for non-pregnant mamas looking for a gentle practice.

Flow $20 per classFrom $15 per visit with NAMOMSTE® 20 Class Pass passA credit card is required to enroll but isn't charged until the time of service.

In a flow yoga class you can expect poses that both challenge and relax you. Linking breath and movement is the foundation of flow and will help with increasing strength, balance, and flexibility. This class is designed for all levels and is perfect for both pre/postnatal mamas.
*Childcare is available for your little one during this class.


Parent & Me Baby Yoga $20 per classFrom $15 per visit with NAMOMSTE® 20 Class Pass passA credit card is required to enroll but isn't charged until the time of service.

Parent & Me Baby Yoga is the perfect way to practice yoga with your baby. This class allows you to enjoy yoga, introduces baby to the practice and promotes parent and baby bonding. It's also a great way to meet other parents! *This class is ideal for babies ages 2 weeks to pre-crawlers

Parent & Me Movers Yoga $20 per classFrom $15 per visit with NAMOMSTE® 20 Class Pass passA credit card is required to enroll but isn't charged until the time of service.

Parent & Me Movers Yoga is the perfect way to introduce yoga to your little one! We will playfully explore yoga poses & practice fun breathing techniques, allowing your child to be as involved as they want. Prepare to be silly, move your body, and laugh with your child, as they learn yoga from the best teacher - you! *For babies crawling through 3 years.

Barre $20 per classFrom $15 per visit with NAMOMSTE® 20 Class Pass passA credit card is required to enroll but isn't charged until the time of service.

Combining Ballet, Yoga and Pilates moves, Barre is the perfect workout for pre/postnatal mamas. Get an intense workout while working every body part using lightweights and body weight for resistance. *Pre-crawlers are welcome to attend with mom! Bring a blanket so baby can hang out on the floor, bring a bouncy seat or keep baby in their carseat. You can also wear baby in a structured carrier for a great workout!

Baby Mama Bootcamp $20 per classFrom $15 per visit with NAMOMSTE® 20 Class Pass passNo purchase required to enroll

Baby Mama Body Bootcamp will take your pre and postnatal fitness to the next level. This class will combine light weights with traditional and nontraditional workout moves to increase stamina and work towards your goals of a fit bump or body after baby! This class is led by Brooke Bolek, a Certified Pre and Postnatal Corrective Exercise Specialist. Baby Mama Body Bootcamp will apply techniques that can relieve pregnancy pains, gain muscle, tone the body and get you ready for everything pregnancy and motherhood throws at you!

*Wear your sneakers! Pre-crawlers welcome to attend with mom.

Childcare $5 per classFrom $4 per visit with Childcare 20 Pack passNo purchase required to enroll

Take some time for yourself and enjoy class! We will be here making sure your little one is safe and having fun. Childcare is available for children from birth to 10 years old. *Please register in advance. Childcare with no attendance are subject to cancellation.*

To reserve a spot for your child in childcare:
-Go to your account
-Under "People You Manage", select "Manage Another Person"
-Enter your child's info
-Add your child's name to the sign up of the desired childcare time slot
-Drop ins and passes may be purchased at this time as well

Mommy & Me Fit $20 per classFrom $4 per visit with Childcare 20 Pack passNo purchase required to enroll

This moderate paced, time-based class is open to expectant and babywearing* moms. In this class we will focus on full body moves, core stability and everyday functionality. A great way to prepare for labor & delivery, getting back in shape (healthy recovery), and bonding with baby!

*Babywearing is optional. Babies can also hang out on a floor blanket, sit in a carseat/carrier or be worn in a structured carrier. Whatever works for you!

Consultations

In-Store Lactation Consultation

Breastfeeding consults by an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant - IBCLC in our comfortable lactation room, complete with a couch for dad and other family members! Our consultations usually last 1-1.5 hours allowing us time to talk and to evaluate a full feeding. We also have a very precise scale allowing us to tell how much milk baby takes in during a feeding, which most moms find helpful and reassuring. Many breastfeeding challenges can be resolved in one visit and others can be more of a work in progress. Either way, we will work with you to create a breastfeeding plan that you feel comfortable with and will follow-up with you as needed. You will receive educational information as well as a customized summary of our visit by e-mail.

We love helping moms with breastfeeding and we want to make sure you are successful with breastfeeding after your consultation. As part of the consultation, you will have unlimited advice from us via phone/email communication whenever you have questions at no additional charge. We are available to you as long as you continue to breastfeed and need our advice!