Are you looking for evidence-based, relevant, and practical information for your pregnancy and labor? This series of informed childbirth education classes will prepare you for upcoming labor and birth.
*When to go to your place of birth
*Phases and stages of labor
*Comfort measures and relaxation techniques for each stage and phase
*Working with the body in labor
*How to communicate with your care providers
Held in Hickory NC
Are you ready for life after the baby comes? This class is designed to prepare families for the big changes that happen after the baby is born. More than a newborn care class, it includes the physical and emotional changes for the birthing parent, changes in the family relationships, as well as what to expect from your new baby will all be covered. You are building the foundation of one of the most important relationships in your life. Let us help you do it with confidence and understanding of your baby!
* How to understand and respond to your baby’s “language”
* How to help your baby develop physically, intellectually and emotionally
* What to expect from newborn sleep, how to support infant sleep, and how to create a safe sleep environment
* Why babies cry and how to help soothe them
* What to expect from your body and emotions after the baby is born
* How to navigate changing relationships
* How to prepare for and plan for everyday life in the initial weeks after birth
This class is fast paced and fun but also full of practical information leaving you prepared for life with a new baby! The class is designed for all parents to attend together.
Taught in Hickory NC with virtual classes available.
New babies spend up to 12 hours per day eating. Are you prepared for feeding them? Babies may have built-in instincts for feeding but they have never done it before. Some new parents describe it as trying to feed an octopus. It is a new process for everyone! In this breastfeeding class we will discuss everything you need to know to have the best start to breastfeeding.
* The Importance of Breastfeeding
* How the body makes milk
*What to expect in the early weeks
* How to know when your baby is hungry (hint – it isn’t just crying!)
* How to achieve a good latch for comfort and best milk transfer
*How to know your baby is getting enough
* Common challenges
The number one indicator of breastfeeding success is partner support, this class is designed for both parents to attend together. If you do no have a partner, please bring your biggest support.
Taught in Hickory with virtual class options availble.
Becoming a big brother or sister is a time of big feelings. This class will help prepare the older siblings-to-be in your house for the new baby.
They will learn:
What babies can and can’t do
What babies look, feel, and sound like
How the new baby may make them feel
How they can play with the new baby
What life is like with a new baby in the house
This class is taught by Brenna Nance, a postpartum doula and nanny with many years of experience with young children.
Infant sleep is one of the biggest concerns of new parents. And no wonder! Infant sleep, or lack thereof, greatly impacts the life of the parents!
However, many parents don't really look for help with infant sleep until they are in the middle of a crisis. Wouldn't it be better to set up a sleepfriendly environment and routine from the beginning that could potentially prevent a crisis from happening? That is what this class is for! By understanding what to expect from normal infant sleep and setting up an environment that supports sleep biology, you can help your baby to sleep their best. While there are no guarantees since each baby has their own personality and needs, there is a lot to be done that can get you off to a better start with your nights!
This class will help you support your changing body as well as prepare your body for labor and caring for a new baby. building a strong core and keeping your pelvic floor strong yet flexible. This will help reduce the risk of incontinence and a weak core during pregnancy and after the birth of your baby. If you are planning a pregnancy, currently pregnant, or have had a baby in the last year, you will love this mat fitness class! Prepare your body and benefit from fewer complaints during pregnancy, an easier birth, and faster recovery. Reduce the risk of incontinence and a weak core during and after pregnancy. Feel confident as you journey through pregnancy and life with a new baby. Babies who are not yet crawling are welcome.
Class held Tuesday at 12;00 noon and Thursday at 5:30 PM. Register at https://www.hickorycommunityyogawellness.com/