Designed to help the expecting parents become more confident at recognizing and meeting the needs of the little one.
Rooted in prenatal and perinatal psychology, this 3-hr class explores a holistic approach to supporting the newborn's early experiences.
Newborn babies, like adults, are sentient beings with the ability to feel, perceive, reason and think.
Learning how to hold space for babies to process their birthing imprints is essential to their health and sense of safety.
By respecting their likes and dislikes, parents will not only foster the newborn's ability to regulate itself but they will create the foundation for a secure attachment pattern and a much more rewarding parenting journey for all.
Class is a mix of lecture, hands-on practice, video and discussion.
- Importance of the birth environment
- Immediate post-birth bonding
- Infant's appearance at birth
- Standard newborn procedures
- Newborn's abilities
- Understanding the baby's cues
- Breastfeeding basics
- Infant hygiene, including bathing, diapering and nail care
- Purpose of skin to skin and tummy time
- Soothing techniques, including swaddling
- Baby's first night at home
- Co-sleeping and bed-sharing
- Post-birth integration, including recovery for the birthing person
- Circles of support
Investment: $195/single or couple
Space is limited to 4 couples/class.
To register, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or use our contact form.