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.
Importance of the birth environment
Immediate post-birth bonding
Infant's appearance at birth
Standard newborn procedures
Understanding the baby's cues
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 click here.