Day: Wednesdays

Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Location: Conference Center

Cost (2018): $50 per couple, per class ($250 Value Package available for Childbirth and Infant Care Series)

Cost (2019): $60 per couple, per class ($280 Value Package available for Childbirth and Infant Care Series)

Registration: 
RSVP by calling 1-888-996-9644

The Infant Care Series can be taken on its own, but we recommend taking it together with the Childbirth Series (either the one-day Saturday or three Wednesday evenings). We also offer a Value Package with a discounted rate for taking all of the classes. Please bring a bottle of water with you to the classes.

Class D - Breastfeeding
Taught by an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC), this class focuses on establishing breastfeeding and avoiding common nursing-related issues. Topics include:

  • Benefits of Breastfeeding for Mom and Baby
  • Establishing Breastfeeding and Skin-to-Skin
  • Babies’ Cues, Latching On, Feeding Frequency
  • Breastfeeding Positions
  • Partner’s Role
  • Working Mothers and Pumping for Baby

Class E - Post Partum Expectations and Realities of New Parents
Having a baby is a joyful occasion, but new parents are not always prepared for the changes in their daily routine, their emotions, or even their relationship. This class is designed to prepare parents for the changes that happen in their lives during and after the baby is born. Topics include:

  • Delivery to Discharge
  • Your Physical and Emotional Changes
  • Finding your New Normal
  • Recognizing Postpartum Depression and Anxiety
  • Community Support Services, including Pathways Support Group

Class F - Care of Your Newborn
Newborns look so fragile and delicate that caring for them can be intimidating, especially the first time around! This class helps new parents learn and get comfortable with everyday baby care. Topics include:

  • Bathing Your Baby
  • First Hours/Days of your Baby’s Life
  • Hospital Routines
  • Rashes, Jaundice, Crying
  • Burping, Swaddling, Diaper Care
  • Comfort Techniques for Baby
  • Newborn Sleep
  • Choosing Your Pediatrician

Class G - Home and Car Safety
This class covers important information on how to keep your baby safe at home and on the go. Topics include:

  • Buying Safe Toys
  • Baby-Proofing Your Home
  • Sensible and Safe Baby Equipment
  • Car Seats

2018 Infant Care Series Schedule
(*No Class 7/4/18 or 11/21/18 due to holiday)

Dates
Class D - Breastfeeding: Jan 24 Mar 14 May 2 Jun 20 Aug 15 Oct 3 *Nov 28
Class E - Postpartum: Jan 31 Mar 21 May 9 Jun 27 Aug 22 Oct 10 Dec 5
Class F - Newborn Care: Feb 7 Mar 28 May 16 *Jul 11 Aug 29 Oct 17 Dec 12
Class G - Safety: Feb 14 Apr 4 May 23 Jul 18 Sep 5 Oct 24 Dec 19

2019 Infant Care Series Schedule
(*No Class 11/27/19 due to holiday)

Dates
Class D - Breastfeeding: Jan. 30 Mar. 20 May 8 Jun. 26 Aug. 14 Oct. 2 Nov. 20
Class E - Postpartum: Feb. 6 Mar. 27 May 15 Jul. 3 Aug. 21 Oct. 9 Dec. 4*
Class F - Newborn Care: Feb. 13 Apr. 3 May 22 Jul. 10 Aug. 28 Oct. 16 Dec. 11
Class G - Safety: Feb. 20 Apr. 10 May 29 Jul. 17 Sep. 4 Oct. 23 Dec. 18