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IN-HOME CLASSES AND CONSULTATION
I offer a variety of classes to make sure you have all the information you need in order to make informed decisions. It is my goal to prepare you well for your upcoming birth and postpartum period. If you have questions once your baby is born, I recommend you call me for a consultation or take one of the support groups mentioned below.
I truly believe in 'Happy Mama & Papa, Happy Baby!'
PRIVATE CHILDBIRTH PREPARATION CLASS
PRIVATE NEWBORN CARE CLASS
PRIVATE BREASTFEEDING CLASS
Mix between Lamaze, Bradley, and Hypnobirthing. This class will cover alleviation of problems during pregnancy, signs and stages of labor, coping techniques including breathing, many different hospital procedures, ways of pushing, birth plan, immediate newborn procedures, initial breastfeeding, questions to ask to make an informed decision, and many more.
4-6 hours split up according to your needs, educational materials included, $125/hr. I will provide videos, birth ball etc. for teaching and hands - on practice. Or refresher class of 2-3 hours split up tailored to your needs.
I will go over techniques for diapering, bathing, swaddling, burping, many soothing techniques that work, cord and circumcision care, newborn feedings, elimination, slings, SIDS, different parenting styles, siblings, pets, warning signs, questions to ask to make an informed decision, and many other things.
2-3 - hour class one time, educational material included, $125/hr. I will provide videos, dolls, blankets etc. for teaching and hands - on practice.
We will be talking about benefits of breastfeeding, basic anatomy and physiology (let down, supply and demand), infant's contribution and readiness to breastfeed (reflexes and feeding cues), latch, positions, early breastfeeding challenges (engorgement, nipple soreness, milk supply), etc.
2-3 - hour class one time, educational material included, $125/hr. I will provide videos, dolls, and breastfeeding supplies for teaching and hands - on practice.
I will go over all the questions you have in detail, i.e. my baby is not napping well, what can I do? I'm going back to work, but I'm still exclusively breastfeeding, how do I pump? My baby is up at night and I need more sleep, how can I get my baby to sleep more? My baby doesn't like the bath, what do I need to change? Just to name a few.
This consultation is excellent if you feel like you don't necessarily need a postpartum doula on a regular basis, but you still have questions you would like to get answered. $150/hr, usually 2 - 4 hours one time visit depending on your questions. Follow up phone calls for free.