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Families with children from birth to 3 years are invited to start your Saturday morning with us at the Florence Gray Center in Newport! A light breakfast will be served followed by ... morearts & crafts, reading, and a special monthly presentation, along with surprises, giveaways, free books & more! Transportation is available! Contact Jennifer Gee, Program Coordinator at 401-533-1160 for more information or to register. Siblings are welcome to attend.

Hours: First Saturday of each month (Sept-May) 9:30 A.M. – 11:30 A.M.
Event Type:
Birthing / Parenting Class, Support Group
Provider:
Bradley Method Natural Childbirth Classes: Your Path to an Empowered and Informed Birth. This comprehensive eight-week series of classes will give you a deep understanding of pregnancy, ... morebirth and early postpartum. You will learn relazation and mindfulness practices, nutrition for pregnancy and exercises to prepare you for a physiologic birth. We will explore evidence based care and informed decision making. Mothers and their partners will develop a solid understanding of the process of birth and gain confidence in their skills as they prepare for the birth of their child.
Event Type:
Birthing / Parenting Class
During this time we are all called upon to dig deep, reaffirm our commitment to self health and redefine our strategies to maintain health. This is particularly important for pregnant ... moreand new moms.This 8-week program will enable you to harness the power of your inner strength and resiliency to transition to motherhood at your best while developing a community of support with other local women having babies.

Your Women's Health Specialist Leaders: 

Darcie Pervier, MSPT, PES, Newburyport Wellness, LLC
Zoe Culbertson, Licensed Acupuncturist, Seaside Family Acupuncture
Rachel Simpson, IBCLC and Infant Feeding Specialist, Simpson Lactation Services
Danielle Shea Tan, MS, CNS, CHHC - Healthy Mamas for Happy Families
Program Overview and Content:

Each week will consist of a live zoom meeting with our community. We will discuss educational content provided by one of several maternal health specialists followed by a live Q & A session. Sessions will be recorded and available to you for 9 months. You will also be invited into a closed FB group to connect, further the discussion, ask any other questions you might have and access to handouts and recorded content from other expert practitioners. This is a great program for pregnant women of all stages and newly postpartum moms! Topics will include:

How to prepare for motherhood in a time of social distancing

Understanding your rights and responsibilities as a patient 

The value of nutritional & herbal support through pregnancy and postpartum to nourish your baby and replenish your own body

Acupressure & Nutrition to curb nausea, reflux, constipation and other common issues of pregnancy

Strategies to manage back pain, pelvic pain, leg swelling and more

Empowering yourself through early education for successful breastfeeding and resolving current breastfeeding issues

Recovering from pregnancy- harnessing the power of nutrition, proper physical activity, and mindfulness
Event Type:
Birthing / Parenting Class, Support Group, Nutrition / Wellness
Where class is offered:
Online
Welcome to a positive childbirth ed workshop gear to help you feel more calm, confident and in control at your birth. This class runs Thursday's in June from 7pm-9pm for 4 weeks. It ... moreis held at virtually via zoom for everyone's safety. You and a birth partner will experience this fun and hands on workshop where we cover building confidence in your mental and emotional resilience reinforced with instruction and practice. Unlike hospital workshops I will ensure you understand your options for navigating your birth preferences in the hospital system, allowing you to feel calmer and more in control. Most importantly, we will be learning advanced comfort measures and having a full toolkit of strategies is important for you and your partner. Dress comfortably as we will be trying a lot of these comfort measures.
Event Type:
Birthing / Parenting Class
Where class is offered:
Online
Provider:
This prenatal class offers useful tips and information to get you off to a solid beginning. Have your questions answered and find out the answer to the most commonly asked question, ... more"How do I know my baby is getting enough milk? Learn positions for breastfeeding, latching techniques, as well as ways to care of yourself while breastfeeding. Learn how to establish a solid milk supply or increase it if needed. The best part of the class is personalized instruction as well as a point of contact for future questions. Partners are encouraged to attend. Cost is $75 per couple.
Event Type:
Birthing / Parenting Class
Provider:
The ultimate, all-you-need starter class for expectant parents! Interested in learning the basics of newborn care before your tiny, precious human is placed into your arms? Baby Bloom ... moreis now offering a Virtual Newborn Care Class for new and expectant mothers. Led by Tyler Lucchese, owner of Baby Bloom Newborn Care Services. We’ve got you covered from the first sponge bath to soothing and swaddling. We can’t prepare you for the diaper blowouts, but for everything else… we’ve got your back.

Topics covered in this class include:

Baby developmental milestones

Basics of breastfeeding and formula feeding

Soothing techniques for a fussy baby

Hygiene and umbilical cord care

Diapering

Safe sleep practices

Health and safety

Newborn Care Demos - So… How does this NoseFrida work? And what does a newborn sponge bath look like? We will provide practical and evidence-based feeding, hygiene and safety demonstrations that you will use when your baby arrives back home.

Basic newborn care Q&A’s - Because no mama is a like, we will have a Q&A to ensure that your unique questions are being answered.
Event Type:
Birthing / Parenting Class, Support Group
Where class is offered:
Online
$425 per couple for six 2.5 hour classes: 1) Nurturing Your Relationship through Parenthood + Maternal Mental Health with Laura Otton, LCSW... more
2) Infant and Child CPR
3) Childbirth Education 101 with Laura Siddons, Doula & Childbirth Educator, Co-Founder of The Nesting Place
4) Tools & Coping Skills for Labor (Childbirth Education 201) with Gina Morin, Hypnobirthing Instructor
5) Infant Feeding Preparation (breast + bottle) with Laura Mortiz, RN, CLC
6) Newborn Care with Melissa Carbonette, NP

If for some reason we are not able to do this in person by July we will be offering it virtually!
Event Type:
Birthing / Parenting Class
Where class is offered:
Online, In person
Provider:
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Birth is a normal and natural process. Our Childbirth class focuses on exploring the option of unmedicated birth. The class help prepare couples for childbirth utilizing a variety ... moreof visualization exercises, breathing, relaxation, massage and additional comfort measures. Stages of labor will be discussed, as well as general information about hospital policies and creating a positive communication with your health care provider. The focus of this class is on natural childbirth, however both analgesic and anesthetic pain relief options will be covered. Preparing for unexpected outcomes will be taught, as well as Cesarean Section information. Please sign up for this class in the fourth or fifth month of pregnancy so that there is ample time for practicing the techniques covered. Upcoming class is April 7th to April 15th 6:00pm - 8:30. Class is $159 per couple.
Event Type:
Birthing / Parenting Class
Provider:
Most women are given strong messages about the importance of breastfeeding for her baby’s health. Some expect it to be a natural and easy process that just happens. Others have ... moreheard all kinds of horror stories about the difficulties that can occur. Others feel pressured to try, but uncomfortable and uneasy about the idea of it. Not many of us are told that it is a joint effort between us, our body and our baby, and that like any new skill, it can take time and effort to learn and succeed at.

Join us as we explore the wide range of experiences different mothers can have and how and where to reach out for additional help when it’s needed. Class will provide information on: skin-to-skin after birth, the breast-crawl, establishing breastfeeding, understanding the hormones of bonding, milk production and milk release, nursing positions, and breast health. Resources for support with pumping, latch issues, formula feeding and going back to work with be provided.
Event Type:
Birthing / Parenting Class
Where class is offered:
Online
Please join LLL of Newport for our monthly gathering! We will be in the Program Room of the Newport Public Library offering peer to peer breastfeeding, chest feeding, and pumping support. ... moreAll of the Newport La Leche League meetings are open to any pregnant, nursing, or pumping parents, as well as their children and support people. Come with questions or just to hang out!
Event Type:
Birthing / Parenting Class, Support Group