Building Connections

Meet the Doulas

Looking for a doula but not sure where to start?

Come join other new and expectant parents to learn about the benefits of birth and postpartum doula services.  Meet the Doulas Night includes an overview of what doulas do, the benefits of doula services, and how to find the right doula for you.

Birth & postpartum doulas from the community participate to answer parents’ questions. Time will also be provided for parents to meet individually with doulas in a “speed dating” format.

There is no fee for expectant parents to attend the event, and all are welcome.  If you are not sure you want to have a doula at your birth, or are even unsure of what a doula is, this is a great opportunity to meet several local birth doulas without making any commitments towards hiring just yet.

Every 5th Tuesday of the month, 6:30PM

Upcoming Dates:

November 30, 2021

March 29, 2022

May 31, 2022

August 30, 2022

November 29, 2022

PRICING

NO FEE for expectant parents to attend

Pre-paid registration required 1 week in advance of start of session.​
Minimum:  4 couples
Maximum: 10 couples
Facilitator:  Amy Wilt, LPN, CD(DONA), CCE, APBT

 

 

Childbirth Class Series

You’re Expecting!

This class is a hands-on, 6-week series to get you fully prepared for pregnancy and birth, no matter what type of birth experience you choose.  This class is designed to adapt to the specific needs and questions of each participant.  A Prepared Childbirth handbook: InJoy's Guide to Mother & Baby Care is included for each family.

Topics Include:
©     Recognizing and understanding the labor process©     Planning for your ideal birth and preparing for the unexpected ©     Understanding your options, rights and making informed choices ©     Relaxation, comfort techniques and positioning©     Labor support©     And much more  You are asked to bring a yoga mat and pillows for comfort during relaxation, comfort techniques and positioning.  Please also bring an appropriate sized exercise ball (size 45cm, 55cm, or 65cm).  To measure appropriate ball size for the birther, ensure when sitting on ball, your knees are in-line with your hips or lower than your hips and your feet are placed comfortably on the ground.

*Please consider taking the Breastfeeding Private Class and or Baby Care Basics class for more detailed information on these topics.

UPCOMING DATES:

September 14th - October 26th @ 5:30PM  (no class on October 12th)

PRICING

​$225 per couple
*add Know Your Newborn & Baby Care Basics and SAVE $20
*add Know Your Newborn OR Baby Care Basics and SAVE $10

Pre-paid registration required 1 week prior to workshop
Private Individualized Sessions Available
Instructor: Amy Wilt, LPN, CD(DONA), CCE, APBT

Know Your Newborn

You have met your little one, now let’s get to know them.

This class is designed to learn about baby care in the first six weeks.  We will teach about the importance of baby cues, early brain growth, and bonding.  Participants will also receive INJOY’s “Guide to Newborns”.

Topics include:

  • The Magical Hour and skin to skin
  • Learn about your Newborn:
  • senses
  • appearance
  • procedures
  • reflexes
  • sleep/alert states

 

UPCOMING DATES/TIMES

October 2nd   |   10:15AM

November 2nd   |   5:30PM

PRICING

$50 per couple

Pre-paid registration required 1 week in advance of start of session.​
Minimum:  4 couples
Maximum: 10 couples
Facilitator:  Amy Wilt, LPN, CD(DONA), CCE, APBT

Baby Care Basics

We know you that meeting your little one

comes with responsibilities big and small.

Many families benefit from this interactive class filled with tricks and tips from experienced doulas and newborn care specialists. You will gain clarity and peace of mind as you learn skills that will aid in a smoother transition into your role as a parent.

Baby Care Basics class will include:

  • Holding and Swaddling
  • Diapering - cloth or disposable
  • Newborn Needs, Characteristics & Cries
  • Bathing and Dressing
  • Feeding- review of breastfeeding basics and bottle feeding safety and instruction
  • Sleep Tips & Safety
  • Well Baby Visits & Vaccinations
  • When to call the Pediatrician
  • How to keep your sanity
  • Tips for accepting help

​Class size will be limited to allow for questions and discussion.

 

UPCOMING DATES/TIMES

October 2nd  |  11:30AM

November 2nd & November 9th  |  6:45PM (two part class)

PRICING

$50 per couple
​Pre-paid registration required 1 week in advance of start of session.​
Minimum:  4 couples
Maximum: 8 couples
Instructor:  Amy Wilt, LPN, CD(DONA), CCE, APBT

Infant/Baby Massage

Learn to Massage Your Baby!

Infant Massage may be beneficial in the following areas: 

  • May help relieve discomfort from gas, colic, and constipation
  • May improve circulation
  • Aids in digestion
  • Aids in the relief of pain due to Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Enhances development of the nervous system
  • May stimulate neurological development
  • May increase / heighten awareness
  • May reduce stress hormones
  • Helps improves immune function
  • Helps increase the release of oxytocin, the nurturing hormone

PRICING

​$40 
Minimum:  2 registrations
Maximum:  10 registrations
Pre-paid registration required 1 week prior to workshop
Instructor:   Holly Keich

Elimination Communication

Elimination Communication (EC) is a natural and globally practiced alternative to diaper dependence.  It's potty learning, that can start from birth if you choose or you can start later on.  It's a simple, natural practice. It is a way of relating to your child and being in tune with your baby's hygiene needs. You don't need fancy equipment to do this practice with your little one. It is simple to learn and fun to do.

In this class, we explore:

  1. What is Elimination Communication {EC}?
  2. What are the benefits of EC?
  3. REAL LIFE- how to start, continue and wrap up EC?

UPCOMING DATES/TIMES

September 9th  |  7PM


PRICING

$8

ONLINE CLASS
Pre-Register to get your Zoom link to join us!

Minimum:  3 registrations
Maximum:  12 registrations
Instructor:  Rachel Illari, Go Diaper Free Coach

https://groups.godiaperfree.com/coaches/rachel-illari/