Birth + Parenting Education

Upcoming Birth + Parenting Education Dates

Birth Steps Childbirth Education

Leah is currently teaching at Memorial Hospital, Pawtucket, RI.

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Mondays in January, March, May, September, and November.

Contact Memorial Hospital to register.

Preparing for the birth of your baby is an important and valuable choice. Empower yourself to make the best possible decisions by being educated about birth and possible interventions. Own your birth! Take the steps to uncover any fears that may limit you, I will help guide you to follow your heart and trust your birthing instincts.

In addition to scheduled classes, individualized, private, in-home classes as well as group series are offered. Contact Leah if you are interested.

Planning Ahead: Learn About C-Sections

C-Section Preparation Class at Mama Bird
343B Main Street, Wakefield, RI
Tuesday, October 7, 2014
7:00 – 8:30 pm

In the United States, 32.8% of babies are born by Cesarean Section. Being educated and understanding the facts will help you feel empowered whether you’re expecting and planning a vaginal birth or if you already know you’ll be having a C-Section.
Join us to learn about your options and preparing emotionally and practically for a C-Section. Get tips about recovery, nursing, postpartum support and more.
Come prepared to ask any questions you have.

Early Parenting Education

Whether this is your first baby or you are adding calming a baby, soothe a cryng baby, how to get a baby to stop crying, harvey karp, Leahs soothing skills, mother's circle soothing skills, baby in hospital blanket, how to calm a baby, how to hold a baby, how to swaddle a babyanother child to your family, this early parenting class gives you a look into bringing your baby home. Topics include what to expect physically and emotionally, how to care for yourself and your baby (babies) as well as older siblings, attachment and role and relationship changes as you become a parent or add to your family. Build confidence and trust yourself as you define your parenting style and become the parent you want to be.
Contact Leah for private, in-home early parenting education.

VBAC Education

Only 8% of moms attempt a VBAC, but of those who plan one, 80% deliver vaginally. I love supporting and educating families about VBAC, I have witnessed in others and personally experienced the healing effects and the sense of empowerment attained through a VBAC. Private, in-home education or group classes may be arranged. If you have a few friends thinking of VBAC, I’m happy to help you organize a group session. Click here to read my post, 4 Secrets of VBAC

Lactation Education

Private prenatal breastfeeding education helps you have a glimpse into what to expect and to have a general basis of breastfeeding baby, benefits of breastfeeding, children asking about breastfeeding, siblings breastfeeding, cute baby face, baby hand on faceunderstanding of breastfeeding in preparation for your baby(ies) arrival. Once your baby(ies) come home, solid, early support helps you get off to a positive, strong start.

In-home or in-hospital consultations can guide you to confident nursing and can assist in managing common early breastfeeding concerns.

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