In this 4.5hr workshop, parents-to-be receive practical information on caring for their newborn. Designed to increase your confidence through the transition to parenthood, this course incorporates direct instruction and hands-on practice.
This class is held at both Natural Resources and The SF Birth Center. Please carefully confirm which location you are signing up for.
The focus of this class is the first 1-2 months of your baby's life outside the womb. You'll learn how to adjust to being a parent and take care of yourself at the same time. Newborn appearance and clinical procedures will be summarized. Methods for swaddling, diapering and soothing newborns will be demonstrated and practiced.
Discussion topics include:
interpreting your baby's cues
what to expect regarding newborn behavior
feeding your baby (see note regarding breastfeeding below)
and the latest recommendations from experts in the field
The goal of this class is to make you feel better prepared to take care of your little one especially when you have not had much exposure to newborns in the past.
This class is held at both Natural Resources and The SF Birth Center. Please carefully confirm which location you have signed up for.
We recommend taking a Breastfeeding Class prior to this class if you plan to nurse your baby as this topic will NOT be discussed at length. Infant & Child First Aid and CPR is a wonderful addition as well
Participants are encouraged to dress comfortably as you will be on the floor for the hands-on portion of this class
There will be a break for lunch and some snacks will be provided but you are encouraged to bring something for lunch as there may not be enough time to order & pick up food.
As a Postpartum Doula, Perinatal Educator, Certified Lactation Consultant and Massage Therapist and Melitta has been supporting new families since 2002. Her broad knowledge and experience of the needs of the new family is reflected in her classes. She has been involved with natural resources since 1990 and is bilingual in English and German.
Beth Rees is a practicing doula and educator serving the San Francisco Bay Area. Beth has been working with women and families for over 20 years and serving as a doula since 2006. She works with moms/parents, partners and families in developing support tools that reflect the uniqueness and needs for that particular family and transition in a compassionate, nonjudgmental, mom/family centered space. Doula Beth is a Certified Doula (Natural Resources) & Certified Lactation Educator and Counselor (CLEC via UC San Diego). She has special training with Five Flavors Herbs and American School of Herbalism, Gail Tully of Spinning Babies, Rachel Yellin in “Supporting the Hypnosis-Based Birth,” “Tracking Spirit in the Birth Environment” with Isa Gucciardi, Ph.D, and UCSD Extension Lactation Educators certification with Gini Baker, RN, IBCLC, MPH, and Elizabeth Davis’ “Heart & Hands” midwifery intensive. Doula Beth is experienced in perinatal herbal medicine, acupressure, moxabustion, labor and breastfeeding massage, breastfeeding support, newborn care and parenting, mindfulness meditation, breath and vocalization techniques, and postpartum nutrition. Beth creates home in San Francisco with her spouse and 16 yr. old bonus son.
About The Host: Natural Resources is San Francisco's oldest pregnancy, birth and early parenting resource center & retail store. Serving families since 1988 years we are located in San Francisco's Mission District. Check us out at www.naturalresources-sf.com
Website Link: http://www.naturalresources-sf.com
Nearby HotelsNatural Resources, 1051 Valencia Street, San Francisco, United States