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Bringing Baby Home

  • Harlem Yoga Studio 44 W 125th Street, 3rd floor New York, NY, 10027 United States (map)

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, 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.

Topics include:

  • 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

  • When to call the pediatrician

Investment: $195/single or couple

Space is limited to 4 couples/class.

To register, please go to the Harlem Yoga Studio website.

 

Earlier Event: May 1
Comfort Measures For Labor & Birth
Later Event: June 8
Bringing Baby Home