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Virtual Classrooms
(Live Instruction)

Connecting new and expecting parents from the comfort of your home.

Preparing for Your Birth

  • Preparing for Childbirth Virtual

    Preparing for Childbirth Virtual

     

    You have 2 live interactive classroom options.

     

    Preparing for Childbirth 3 week series

    Our traditional Preparing for Childbirth class covers everything you need to know to prepare for childbirth, including:  

    • The final weeks of pregnancy.
    • The birth process, including the different stages and phases of labor
    • Back labor
    • Labor and birth coping skills (including breathing and relaxation, and labor positions) with hands on practice time during class
    • Medications for comfort
    • Inductions and medical interventions
    • Cesarean birth
    • Postpartum recovery and the adjustment to parenthood

    3 weekly sessions

    Member Tuition: $112.50

    Non-Member Tuition: $125

    Tuition covers the expectant parent plus one support person.

    Preparing for Childbirth Fundamentals

    If you’re just looking for the basics, or prefer attending a shorter class, you can take our Preparing for Childbirth Fundamentals. This condensed class covers similar topics as our 3 week series, with the exception of in-depth conversations of labor variations and hands-on practice of labor and birth coping skills. Families are encouraged to practice comfort strategies on their own, or take our Labor Skills Workshop for guided hands-on practice.

    Preparing for Childbirth Fundamentals – one 4 hour session 

    Member Tuition: $81

    Non-Member Tuition: $90

    Tuition covers the expectant parent and one support person.

    Parents are encouraged to register in the fourth or fifth month of pregnancy and have their classes completed by about 36 weeks. Please note that a hospital tour is not part of prenatal classes at Amma. You can contact your birthplace directly for information about tours.

    If you desire lower intervention, non-medicated childbirth, or a more in-depth experience of hands-on skills, you will benefit from taking the Labor Skills Workshop in addition to this class. You may also consider our Natural Childbirth 5 week series as an alternative to Preparing for Childbirth.

    We ask that families read our policies before registering for classes. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

    Private childbirth classes can often be arranged upon request.  Our private classes are 3 hours and the tuition is $300 (non-members) and $270 (members).

     

  • All-In-One Express Virtual

    All-In-One Express Virtual

    This class is now a Virtual-Interactive Live Classroom!

    Pressed for time? Our All-in-One Express class teaches you the basics of the birth process, beginning breastfeeding and basic newborn care – all in a one-day class. This condensed curriculum is taken from our Preparing for Childbirth, Breastfeeding and Newborns 101 classes.

    This class highlights the essentials of each topic, but is not as comprehensive as our traditional classes.  We’ll spend the morning on childbirth preparation and the afternoon on breastfeeding and baby care.

    You’ll learn:

    • The birth process
    • Coping strategies for labor, including pain medication
    • Cesarean birth
    • Postpartum healing
    • Starting out at breastfeeding, and how to recognize signs of success
    • Newborn care procedures in the hospital and continuing care at home

    Our instructor will recommend good websites and books for more in-depth learning. Because of the nature of the class, hands-on breathing and relaxation will not be covered. Parents wanting to learn and practice breathwork and relaxation techniques should consider the Labor Skills Workshop.

    This is one of our most in-demand classes. Keep in mind its popularity and consider registering early. Also, please note that a hospital tour is not part of prenatal classes at Amma. You can contact your hospital directly for information about tours.

    Member Tuition: $180

    Non-Member Tuition: $200

    Tuition covers one expectant parent and one support person.

    We ask that families read our policies before registering for classes. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

  • Expecting Multiples Virtual

    Expecting Multiples Virtual

    This class is a Virtual-Interactive Live Classroom and Online Learning!

    Parents of twins (or triplets) need extra preparation! Caring for multiple tiny babies at once brings its own special set of joys and challenges. Join other families of multiples as we walk you through childbirth, care and feeding, and adjusting to life as a family of four or more. Spending time with a small group of other expectant parents will let you graduate with a support network of people who know just what you’re going through. A visit from a new family with multiple babies will cap off our time together.

    In this five-week series, families will learn:

    • The birth process, and how c-sections and vaginal births are modified for multiples
    • What to know about breastfeeding multiples, and how to ensure a plentiful milk supply from day one (includes information on pumping breast milk)
    • Feeding options
    • Newborn care procedures in the hospital, and care of premature babies
    • Basic care of your newborns, including bathing, diapering, swaddling, soothing, using a car seat and detecting illness
    • Self-care, sleep, and how to cope with the emotional challenges of multiple babies
    • A guest family of multiples will visit on the last night to share their experience

    Member Tuition: $189

    Non-Member Tuition: $210

    Tuition for the five-week series covers one expectant parent and one support person.

    We strongly recommend this class be completed by 32 to 34 weeks of pregnancy.

    We ask that families read our policies before registering for classes. Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions.

    Private childbirth classes can be often be arranged upon request for a tuition of $300 for a 3-hour session. If you are on bed rest with your multiples, consider our Understanding Multiples Online class. It is not specific to multiples but has excellent information.

  • Natural Childbirth Virtual

    Natural Childbirth Virtual

    This class is now a Virtual-Interactive Live Classroom!

    Natural Childbirth is the prenatal class best suited to women who wish to avoid or reduce the use of medications and interventions.

    The birth process is the foundation of the class, and each week you’ll practice coping strategies like breathing, intentional relaxation, visualization, massage, and helpful positions.  While this holistic approach makes it a good fit for women hoping for an unmedicated birth, pain medications, and supportive interventions are discussed.  With less lecture and more interactive, hands-on learning, we will explore issues like keeping a positive attitude about your body’s abilities, advocating for yourself, informed decision making, exploring emotions, and how to prepare yourself for parenthood.

    Spending time within a small group of other parents-to-be establishes a support network of other families who may become friends for life!  You’ll even have a visit from a Natural Childbirth graduate family with their baby.

    You’ll learn:

    • The complete birth process
    • Extensive coping strategies for comfort, with ample time to practice
    • Pain medication and supportive interventions
    • Cesarean birth
    • Decision making and how to advocate for yourself in a medical setting
    • Planning out a “wish list” with goals for your birth
    • Postpartum healing
    • The transition to parenthood, with breakout sessions for both mothers and support partners
    • Weekly takeaways such as journaling projects, relaxation exercises, and positive affirmations
    • How to make a plan for your care team, both in the birth setting and at home with baby
    • The last night is our “Sneak Peek” night.  You’ll be visited by a new family to prepare you for what’s ahead.

    We recommend taking this class with plenty of time before your due date to practice the techniques throughout the third trimester.  Please budget time to finish the class by about 34-36 weeks.  As always, all families are welcome regardless of where their babies will be born.  For those families birthing in a hospital, please note that a tour is not part of prenatal classes at Amma. We encourage you to contact your hospital directly for information about tours.

    Member Tuition: $189

    Non-Member Tuition: $210

    Tuition for the five-week series covers one expectant parent and one support person.

    We ask that families read our policies before registering for classes. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

  • Labor Skills Workshop Virtual

    Labor Skills Workshop Virtual

    This class is now a Virtual-Interactive Live Classroom!

    If you’re hoping for an unmedicated birth, or just want to further practice your coping strategies, this supplemental workshop is perfect for you. This is a great option for families expecting a second (or more) baby, who just want a refresher of skills.

    This specialty workshop on coping with labor pain is all hands-on . We’ll practice:

    • Breathwork patterns designed for labor
    • Visualization
    • Intentional relaxation
    • Massage
    • Positions for labor

    Perfect for moms and labor partners wanting more practice or second-time moms looking for a refresher without the lecture component. This class does not cover traditional class topics such as the birth process, medications, c-sections, and the like and is best taken as a supplement to Preparing for Childbirth or the All-In-One prenatal class.

    Please bring a blanket and pillow to class.  Dress comfortably. This class will include movement and floor work on a yoga mat.

    Member Tuition: $45

    Non-Member Tuition: $50

    Tuition covers the expectant parent and one support person.

    We ask that families read our policies before registering for classes. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

  • Private Childbirth Classes

    Private Childbirth Classes

    This class is now Virtual!
    Please contact Loretta@ammaparenting.com

    Some families prefer private birth and baby preparation. Private sessions can cover childbirth, c-section birth, starting off with breastfeeding, basic baby care, or whatever topics a family needs to know.

    Sessions are arranged at the center using our materials, DVDs, and classrooms.

    Member Tuition: $270 for 3 hours

    Non-Member Tuition: $300 for 3 hours

    If you would like information about our private sessions please contact Loretta at loretta@ammaparentingcenter.com or (952) 926-2229.

  • Free Prenatal Q & A Time

    Free Prenatal Q & A Time

    Have questions?  Chat live with an Amma Educator!

    This is a FREE Q&A for expecting parents.  Discussions vary each week depending on questions, commonly touching on informed decision making, inductions, interventions, cesarean sections, postpartum recovery, infant feeding, and newborn care. Please note, this is not intended to take the place of a prenatal class, but rather to supplement your education; and is not a substitute for medical advice.  Please contact your provider if you have specific questions regarding your pregnancy related health care.

    Tuition: Free

    Every other Wednesday from 6-7 pm. 

    April 14, 28

    May 12, 26

    Prenatal Q & A Time is being held virtual-interactive.

    The following link will give you access to an every other week session.

    Join Zoom Meeting

    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84234608945

    Meeting ID: 842 3460 8945

    No registration required.

    Please note if no one has joined in the first 15 minutes the instructor will close the meeting.

Preparing for your newborn

  • Breastfeeding Virtual

    Breastfeeding Virtual

    This class is now a Virtual-Interactive Live Classroom!

    A little bit of preparation goes a long way when you’re planning to breastfeed. Topics include:

    • How milk is produced in the breast
    • Getting started in the hospital
    • Establishing a plentiful milk supply
    • Recognizing signs of success, as well as when to seek help
    • Interpreting your baby’s hunger cues
    • Life as a nursing mother
    • Common concerns and how to handle them
    • What partners and family members need to know

    This class is designed for both the pregnant mother and her partner.

    Member Tuition: $40.50

    Non-Member Tuition: $45

    Tuition covers the expectant parent and 1 support person.

    We ask that families read our policies before registering for classes. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

  • Newborns 101 Virtual

    Newborns 101 Virtual

    This class is now a Virtual-Interactive Live Classroom!

    Newborns 101 prepares you for life with a newborn baby.  You’ll “graduate” ready to start life with your new son or daughter!

    Hear the most current information on early development, how to care for your infant, and parenting strategies for the first few months.  The mixture of video, hands-on practice and real-life scenarios go beyond what you can read in a book.

    Topics include:

    • Care procedures at birth
    • Newborn behaviors, cues, and reflexes: what they mean and how to respond
    • How to soothe and hold your baby and use swaddling products
    • Car seat installation basics
    • Using dolls, you’ll practice holding and diapering
    • Tummy time and taking a temperature will be demonstrated

     

    Member Tuition: $40.50

    Non-Member Tuition: $45

    Tuition covers one expectant parent and one support person

    We ask that families read our policies before registering for classes. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

  • Combination Breastfeeding And Newborns 101 Virtual

    Combination Breastfeeding And Newborns 101 Virtual

    This class is now a Virtual-Interactive Live Classroom!

    An easy way to complete both of these classes on the same day. All the topics from both Breastfeeding and Newborns 101 are presented in one class.

    Member Tuition: $81

    Non-Member Tuition: $90

    Tuition covers one expectant parent and one support person

    We ask that families read our policies before registering for classes. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

  • Infant CPR Virtual

    Infant CPR Virtual

    This class is now a Virtual-Interactive Live Classroom!

    We strongly encourage everyone in your baby’s caregiving circle to take an Infant CPR class, including parents, grandparents, babysitters and nannies.

    These CPR courses are not certification courses, but the curricula follow those of the American Heart Association. Our instructors are AHA certified.

    Infant CPR

    Learn how to respond in a respiratory or cardiac emergency. Demonstration of hands-on chest compressions, breaths, and choking relief on infant and child will reinforce your learning and help you understand how to act in real life.  Instructions will be sent to you on registration, of how to make a simple homemade mannequin to practice on while the instructor guides you through the process. 

    Member Tuition: $72 per couple for the 2.5 hour class

    Non-Member Tuition: $80 per couple

    If you are registering as a 2-person couple, you may use our online registration software.
    If your party includes multiple caregivers and family members, please call us directly at (952) 926-2229 and we will register your group. We offer individual registrations for $45 (member) or $50 (non-member).

    We ask that families read our policies before registering for classes. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

    In order for the class to learn effectively, we do not allow children to attend these classes. We do make exceptions for newborn infants who can sleep or hang out in their car seats during class.

  • Grandparents Class Virtual

    Grandparents Class Virtual

    This class is now a Virtual-Interactive Live Classroom!

    New grandparents, are you feeling a bit rusty? Are you wondering how to be a supportive grandparent in light of the pandemic? Refresh your memories of baby care, and get an update on today’s practices. Join other new grandparents as you prepare for this special new time of life. Topics include:

    • Safety in the home, sleep safety, and car seat basics
    • Baby cues and behaviors, and how to respond
    • Tips for providing childcare
    • Family adjustment and how to start off right, including how to support a brand new family during a pandemic, and how to keep the lines of communication open and healthy

    Member Tuition: $63 for 2.5 hour class

    Non-Member Tuition: $70

    Tuition covers both grandparents, and one set of materials will be provided. If you would like to register as a single attendant, please call us directly to purchase a single tuition (includes class materials) – Member $31.50 and Non-Member $35.

    Our CPR class is perfect for grandparents too!

    We ask that families read our policies before registering for classes. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

     

Mom and Baby Classes

  • The New Mama Class Virtual

    The New Mama Class Virtual

    This class is now a Virtual-Interactive Live Classroom!

    Calling all Amma Mamas! Do you have a brand new baby? Come see why moms tell us this class is the best thing they did for themselves. You and your newborn will meet other moms virtually, from the comfort of your home and get help on all the topics of concern to new moms: feeding, sleep, soothing, vaccinations, pediatric visits, postpartum adjustment, emotions, returning to work, and more. You won’t find a more welcoming place for help and encouragement than the New Mama Class.  The perfect way to spend maternity leave!

    The New Mama Class supports all new mothers.  Whether you’re breastfeeding or bottle feeding, parenting solo, partnered or married, adoptive or biological, have one baby or twins, you are welcome here. Being introduced to a range of parenting experiences shows us how many right ways there are to be a family.

    You’ll leave this class with confidence and friends for life.

    Our teachers are all Registered Nurses, Board Certified Lactation Consultants, or both.

    Plan to start your 6-week session when your baby will be between the ages of 1 to 8 weeks of age.  This class and its curriculum are designed specifically for mamas and their babies of this age. We recommend you register prior to the arrival of your baby. Look for a class series that begins 2 to 3 weeks after your due date. Please note: this class is intended for first-time mamas.

    *If your baby is older than 8 weeks of age at the start of the session, please consider our Beyond Newborn class.

    Member Tuition: $157.50 for six-weekly 2-hour sessions

    Non-Member Tuition: $175

    We ask that families read our policies before registering for classes. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

  • Second Time Mama Virtual

    Second Time Mama Virtual

    This class is now a Virtual-Interactive Live Classroom!

    Becoming a Mama again? It’s different this time around! We’ll meet virtually, from the comfort of your home to refresh your memory on the basics, like feeding, soothing, baby care, good sleep habits, postpartum adjustment, and returning to work. We’ll also discuss parenting more than one child, sibling issues, time and stress management, and learning how to manage a multi-kid family. Moms will be encouraged to share strategies with each other. We recommend you register prior to the arrival of your baby. Look for a class series that begins 2 to 3 weeks after your due date.

    Plan to start your 6-week session when your baby will be between the ages of 1 to 8 weeks of age.  

    Member Tuition: $158.50 for six-weekly 2-hour sessions

    Non-Member Tuition: $175

    We ask that families read our policies before registering for classes. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

  • Beyond Newborns Virtual

    Beyond Newborns Virtual

    This class is a Virtual-Interactive Live Classroom!

    Daytime and Evening options available.

    Now that your baby has outgrown the newborn months, you’re ready to take on the next stage. Many moms are wondering what to do with their babies? In your virtual class, enjoy song time and learn play ideas to foster development.

    The parenting curriculum covers topics such as sleep & naps, feeding & introducing solids, temperament, infant development, family dynamics, maintaining an identity while being a mom, returning to work or beginning at-home motherhood, and more.

    This series is for Mamas with babies ages 3, 4 and 5 months at the start of class, or direct New Mama Class graduates.

    Daytime Tuition:

    Member $171 for eight weekly 2-hour sessions.

    Non-Member Tuition: $190

    Evening Tuition:

    Member: $157.50 for six weekly 2-hour sessions

    Non-Member Tuition: $175

    We ask that families read our policies before registering for classes. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions. Please note that make-ups are not available for missed classes in the Beyond Newborns series.

  • Free Breastfeeding Q & A Time Virtual

    Free Breastfeeding Q & A Time Virtual

    Facilitated by an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, this session is a time to ask your feeding questions and connect with other parents. Discussions vary each week depending on the questions and concerns that parents bring. Common topics revolve around:
    Increasing milk production, returning to work, introducing a bottle, managing overproduction, nipple soreness, plugged ducts, latch and positioning, infant feeding behaviors, fussiness at the breast/chest, weaning off a nipple shield, exclusive pumping, starting solids, teething and more. 
    All parents are welcome and all feeding decisions are supported. Information provided is not meant to replace an individual consultation. Should the need arise for more specific care plans, we are happy to guide you to resources.
    Bring your questions or just come to listen. Share your own knowledge and feeding experiences to encourage and support other parents.

     

    Tuition: Free

    Tuesdays 1:00 – 2:00  

    Breastfeeding Q & A Time is being held virtual-interactive.

    The following link will give you access to each weekly session.

    Meeting ID: 930 2236 2666
    Passcode: AmmaBF

    No registration required.

  • Starting Solids with Baby Led Weaning

    Starting Solids with Baby Led Weaning

    This class is Virtual. 
    Baby Led Weaning is an approach to starting solids that allows baby to self-feed as opposed to be fed. Instead of purees and spoon-feeding, baby and parents can share the same foods while baby exercises his band/eye coordination, pincer grasp and ability to know when he is full. Led by New Mama instructor and IBCLC, Vickie Albright, this workshop will cover signs of readiness for solids, benefits of allowing baby to take the lead, approaches to getting started and safety concerns.
    Member Tuition: $36 for two participants
    Non-Member Tuition: $40 for two participants

     

    We ask that families read our policies before registering for classes. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions. Please note that make-ups are not available for missed classes in the Beyond Newborns series.

Parenting Workshops

  • Virtual Workshop Schedule

    Virtual Workshop Schedule

    Our ongoing series of events and workshops addresses topics of interest to new and expecting parents.

    Join us for workshops and information nights with our rotating staff of experts.

    In order for the class to learn effectively, we do not allow children to attend workshops unless they include infant participation (i.e. Baby Massage or Small Talk). We do make exceptions for newborn infants who can sleep or hang out in their car seats during class.

    This list displays one month of classes at a time. You may change the date range to include classes at an even later date.

    Amma Members receive 10% off all workshops while select workshops are free. Please check the workshop you are interested in for details.

Online Classes
(pre-recorded)

eClasses to fit your schedule. 

  • Preparing for Childbirth Online

    Preparing for Childbirth Online

    We highly recommend attending one of our virtual classes for live instruction and most up to date information. But some families prefer to learn on their own, at their own pace. Consider the Preparing for Childbirth Online class your go-to guide for answers you can trust on childbirth. This self guided online course covers essential information on labor and more, and highlights ways partners can help throughout the process. You’ll also get a sense of what labor is really like as you watch several birth stories. You’ll even have an opportunity to create your own birth plan!

    You can access this class from any computer or mobile device with an Internet connection. Allow 4-6 hours to complete.

    Chapters:

    • Pregnancy
    • Labor
    • Birth Stories
    • Comfort Techniques
    • Medical Procedures
    • Cesarean Birth
    • Newborns
    • Postpartum

    What’s included?

    • Videos, animations, and optional read-along audio
    • Quizzes, exercises, notes pages, and extended activities
    • Essential tools, including a birth plan checklist and contraction timer
    • Audio library with soothing sounds, lullabies, and relaxation exercises
    • PDF library, glossary, and web links
    • Class completion certificate

    How it works:

    • Within 72 hours of your online class(es) purchase, we will email you login instructions
    • Please note: From the time you open your email invite, you will have access to the online platform for a maximum period of 60 days.  

    Member Tuition: $112.50

    Non-Member Tuition: $125

    Please click here to enter our registration software

    We encourage you to call any time to ask questions or get help! (952) 926-2229. We ask families to read our policies before registering for any classes.

     

  • Understanding Breastfeeding Online

    Understanding Breastfeeding Online

    We highly recommend attending one of our virtual classes for live instruction and most up to date information. But some families prefer to learn on their own, at their own pace.  Consider the Understanding Breastfeeding Online class your go-to guide for answers. This self guided online course covers the essentials, including clear animation and plenty of video examples. It lets you know when to call for help and includes partner tips throughout. You will also have the opportunity to track feedings with an easy-to-use tracker!

    You can access the class from any computer or mobile device with an Internet connection. Allow 2-3 hours to complete.

    Chapters:

    • How Breastfeeding Works
    • How to Breastfeed
    • When to Feed Your Baby
    • Getting Enough Milk
    • Breast Care
    • Breastfeeding Lifestyle

    What’s included?

    • Videos, animations, and optional read-along audio
    • Quizzes, exercises, notes pages, and extended activities
    • Essential tools, including a breastfeeding and diaper log and appointment tracker
    • Audio library with soothing sounds, lullabies, and relaxation exercises
    • PDF library, glossary, and web links
    • Class completion certificate

    How it works:

    • Within 72 hours of your online class(es) purchase, we will email you login instructions
    • Please note: From the time you open your email invite, you will have access to the online platform for a maximum period of 60 days.  

    Member Tuition: $45

    Non-Member Tuition: $50

    Enter our registration software to purchase.

    We encourage you to call any time to ask questions or get help! (952) 926-2229. We ask families to read our policies before registering for any classes.

  • Understanding Your Newborn Online

    Understanding Your Newborn Online

    We highly recommend attending one of our virtual classes for live instruction and most up to date information. But some families prefer to learn on their own, at their own pace.  Consider the Understanding Your Newborn Online Class your go-to guide for infant care. This self guided online course covers essential information, including clear video examples of bathing, feeding, and diapering, and lets you know when to call the doctor.  You will also stay organized with a variety of helpful checklists and trackers!

    You can access the class from any computer or mobile device with an Internet connection. Allow 2-3 hours to complete.

    Chapters:

    • Newborn Traits
    • Newborn Behaviors
    • Crying and Comforting
    • Feeding
    • Diapering
    • Bathing, Nail Care & Dressing
    • Newborn Health
    • Newborn Safety

    What’s included?

    • Videos, animations, and optional read-along audio
    • Quizzes, exercises, notes pages, and extended activities
    • Essential tools, including a breastfeeding and diaper log, appointment and milestone trackers, and supplies and safety checklists
    • Audio library with soothing sounds, lullabies, and relaxation exercises
    • PDF library, glossary, and web links
    • Class completion certificate

    How it works:

    • Within 72 hours of your online class(es) purchase, we will email you login instructions
    • Please note: From the time you open your email invite, you will have access to the online platform for a maximum period of 60 days.  

    Member Tuition: $45

    Non-Member Tuition: $50

    Enter our registration software to purchase

    We encourage you to call any time to ask questions or get help! (952) 926-2229. We ask families to read our policies before registering for any classes.

  • Understanding Multiples Online

    Understanding Multiples Online

    We highly recommend attending one of our virtual Expecting Multiples classes for live instruction and most up to date information. But some families prefer to learn on their own, at their own pace. If that is the case, we’ve got you covered with our Understanding Multiples online class! This self guided online course covers essential information on pregnancy, both vaginal and cesarean births, postpartum, beginning breastfeeding, and caring for your babies those first weeks at home.

    You can access this class from any computer or mobile device with an Internet connection. Allow 3-5 hours to complete.

     

    Chapters:

    • Pregnancy:  Facts about multiples, anatomy, common complications, discomforts, weight gain & nutrition, reducing stress, planning ahead
    • Labor and Delivery:  Vaginal birth, comfort techniques, medical procedures, cesarean birth, what to pack, NICU
    • Breastfeeding: First feedings, latching on, simultaneous feeding positions, getting enough, expressing milk
    • Postpartum Recovery: Physical changes & warning signs, sex after birth, emotions
    • First Weeks at Home: Lifestyle changes & tips, SIDS safety, Abusive Head Trauma, car safety, honoring babies’ individuality

    What’s included?

    • Videos, animations, and optional read-along audio
    • Quizzes, exercises, notes pages, and extended activities
    • Essential pregnancy, birth, and new-parent tools
    • PDF library, glossary, and web links
    • Class completion certificate

    How it works:

    • Within 72 hours of your online class(es) purchase, we will email you login instructions
    • Please note: From the time you open your email invite, you will have access to the online platform for a maximum period of 60 days.  

    Member Tuition: $189

    Non-Member Tuition: $210

    We encourage you to call any time to ask questions or get help! (952) 926-2229. We ask families to read our policies before registering for any classes.

    Please click here to enter our registration software.

     

  • Understanding Cesarean Birth Online

    Understanding Cesarean Birth Online

    Want to feel more prepared for your upcoming cesarean birth? Whether your cesarean is planned or unplanned, Understanding Cesarean Birth will provide you with a unique online learning experience that provides comprehensive information you can trust. In this class, you’ll learn how to make your birth and recovery comfortable and joyful through instructive video clips, animations, and activities.

    You’ll also learn, through following one family’s cesarean birth story, how to make your cesarean birth more family-centered. 

    This class takes about 1 to 2 hours to complete.

    You can access this class from any computer or mobile device with an Internet connection. 

    Chapters:

      • Cesarean overview
      • Signs of Labor (sometimes the baby picks the date!)
      • Preparing for surgery
      • Anesthesia
      • Surgical procedure
      • Recovery in the hospital
      • Recovery at home (physical and emotional)

    What’s included?

    • Videos, animations, and optional read-along audio
    • Quizzes, exercises, notes pages, and extended activities including downloadable materials
    • New-parent tools, relaxation scripts, and tips for partners
    • PDF library
    • Class completion certificate

    How it works:

    • Within 72 hours of your online class(es) purchase, we will email you login instructions
    • Please note: From the time you open your email invite, you will have access to the online platform for a maximum period of 60 days.  

    Member Tuition: $45

    Tuition: $50

    Please click here to enter our registration software

    We encourage you to call any time to ask questions or get help! (952) 926-2229. We ask families to read our policies before registering for any classes.

  • Infant CPR Online

    Infant CPR Online

    Learn how to respond in a respiratory or cardiac emergency. Demonstration of hands-on chest compressions, breaths, and choking relief on infant and child will reinforce your learning and help you understand how to act in real life.  Instructions will be sent to you on registration of how to make a simple homemade mannequin to practice on while the instructor guides you through the process. 

    We strongly encourage everyone in your baby’s caregiving circle to take an Infant CPR class, including parents, grandparents, babysitters and nannies.

    These CPR courses are not certification courses, but the curricula follow those of the American Heart Association. Our instructors are AHA certified.

    You will have access to your Online class for 1 year.

    Member Tuition: $26 per couple

    Non-Member Tuition: $29 per couple

    Please click here to enter our registration software.

Clases en Español

  • Preparación para el Nacimiento de su Bebé en línea

    Preparación para el Nacimiento de su Bebé en línea

    ¿No puedes venir a una clase de preparación para el parto? Nosotros te lo llevamos. Considere la clase de Preparación para el Nacimiento de su Bebé en línea como su guía de referencia para obtener respuestas fiables sobre el parto. Este curso interactivo en línea abarca información esencial sobre el parto y otros aspectos, y destaca las formas en que las parejas pueden ayudar a lo largo del proceso. También te harás una idea de cómo es realmente el parto mientras ves varias historias de nacimientos. Incluso tendrá la oportunidad de crear su propio plan de parto.

    Puedes acceder a esta clase desde cualquier ordenador o dispositivo móvil con conexión a internet. El tiempo necesario para completar este curso es de 4 a 6 horas.

    Capítulos:

    • Embarazo
    • Trabajo de parto
    • Historias de parto
    • Técnicas de confort
    • Procedimientos médicos
    • Parto por cesárea
    • Recién nacidos
    • El Postparto

    ¿Qué incluye?

    • Vídeos, animaciones y audio de lectura opcional
    • Cuestionarios, ejercicios interactivos, páginas de notas y actividades ampliadas
    • Herramientas esenciales, como una lista de control del plan de parto y un temporizador de contracciones
    • Biblioteca de audio con sonidos relajantes, canciones de cuna y ejercicios de relajación
    • Biblioteca en PDF, glosario y enlaces web
    • Certificado de finalización de la clase

    ¿Cómo funciona?

    • En las 72 horas siguientes a la compra de la(s) clase(s) en línea, le enviaremos por correo electrónico las instrucciones de acceso.
    • Nota: Desde el momento en que abra su invitación por correo electrónico, tendrá acceso a la plataforma en línea durante un período máximo de 60 días.  

    Matrícula para miembros: $112.50

    Matrícula para no miembros: $125

    Por favor, haga clic aquí para entrar en nuestro software de registro

    ¡Le animamos a que llame en cualquier momento para hacer preguntas o recibir ayuda!

    (952) 926-2229. Les pedimos a las familias que lean nuestras políticas antes de inscribirse en cualquier clase.

     

  • Entendiendo la Lactancia Materna en línea

    Entendiendo la Lactancia Materna en línea

    Tomar la decisión de amamantar es una de las mejores cosas que puede hacer por su bebé. Como en cualquier experiencia nueva, probablemente tenga muchas preguntas. Considere la clase Entendiendo la Lactancia Materna en línea como su guía de respuestas. Este curso interactivo en línea cubre lo esencial, incluyendo una animación clara y muchos ejemplos en vídeo. Te permite saber cuándo debes pedir ayuda e incluye consejos para los compañeros. También tendrás la oportunidad de hacer un seguimiento de las tomas con un rastreador fácil de usar.

    Puedes acceder a la clase desde cualquier ordenador o dispositivo móvil con conexión a Internet. Tómese de 2 a 3 horas para completar el curso.

    Capítulos:

    • Cómo funciona la lactancia materna
    • Cómo dar el pecho
    • Cuándo alimentar a su bebé
    • Cómo obtener suficiente leche
    • Cuidados del pecho
    • Estilo de vida de la lactancia materna

    ¿Qué incluye?

    • Vídeos, animaciones y audio de lectura opcional
    • Cuestionarios, ejercicios interactivos, páginas de notas y actividades ampliadas
    • Herramientas esenciales, como un registro de lactancia y de pañales y un rastreador de citas
    • Biblioteca de audio con sonidos relajantes, canciones de cuna y ejercicios de relajación
    • Biblioteca en PDF, glosario y enlaces web
    • Certificado de finalización de la clase

    ¿Cómo funciona?

    • Dentro de las 72 horas siguientes a la compra de su(s) clase(s) en línea, le enviaremos por correo electrónico las instrucciones de acceso
    • Nota: A partir del momento en que abra su invitación por correo electrónico, tendrá acceso a la plataforma en línea durante un período máximo de 60 días.

     

    Matrícula para miembros: $45

    Matrícula para no miembros: 50 dólares

     

    Por favor, haga clic aquí para entrar en nuestro software de registro

     

    Le animamos a que llame en cualquier momento para hacer preguntas o recibir ayuda.

    (952) 926-2229. Les pedimos a las familias que lean nuestras políticas antes de inscribirse en cualquier clase.

  • Entendiendo a su Recién Nacido en línea

    Entendiendo a su Recién Nacido en línea

    ¡Felicidades por el crecimiento de su familia! Dado que los recién nacidos no vienen con un manual de instrucciones, considere la clase en línea Entendiendo a su Recién Nacido como su guía para el cuidado del bebé. Este curso interactivo en línea cubre información esencial, incluyendo claros ejemplos en vídeo sobre el baño, la alimentación y el cambio de pañales, y le permite saber cuándo debe llamar al médico.  También podrás organizarte con una serie de útiles listas de control y seguimiento.

    Puede acceder a la clase desde cualquier ordenador o dispositivo móvil con conexión a Internet. Tómese entre 2 y 3 horas para completar el curso.

     

    Capítulos:

    • Características del recién nacido
    • Comportamientos del recién nacido
    • Llanto y consuelo
    • Alimentación
    • Cambio de pañales
    • Baño, cuidado de las uñas y vestido
    • Salud del recién nacido
    • Seguridad del recién nacido

     

    ¿Qué incluye?

    • Vídeos, animaciones y audio de lectura opcional
    • Cuestionarios, ejercicios interactivos, páginas de notas y actividades ampliadas
    • Herramientas esenciales, como un registro de lactancia y de pañales, un registro de citas e hitos, y listas de control de suministros y seguridad
    • Biblioteca de audio con sonidos relajantes, canciones de cuna y ejercicios de relajación
    • Biblioteca en PDF, glosario y enlaces web
    • Certificado de finalización de la clase

     

    ¿Cómo funciona?

    • Dentro de las 72 horas siguientes a la compra de su(s) clase(s) en línea, le enviaremos por correo electrónico las instrucciones de acceso.
    • Nota: A partir del momento en que abra su invitación por correo electrónico, tendrá acceso a la plataforma en línea durante un período máximo de 60 días.

     

    Matrícula para miembros: $45

    Matrícula para no miembros: $50

     

    Por favor, haga clic aquí para entrar en nuestro software de registro

    Le animamos a que llame en cualquier momento para hacer preguntas o recibir ayuda.

    (952) 926-2229. Les pedimos a las familias que lean nuestras políticas antes de inscribirse en cualquier clase.

In Person Classes

Connecting local families in Minnesota. 

Preparing for Your Birth

  • Preparing for Childbirth

    Preparing for Childbirth

    You have 2 in person options.

     

    Preparing for Childbirth 3 week series

    Our traditional Preparing for Childbirth class covers everything you need to know to prepare for childbirth, including:  

    • The final weeks of pregnancy.
    • The birth process, including the different stages and phases of labor
    • Back labor
    • Labor and birth coping skills (including breathing and relaxation, and labor positions) with hands on practice time during class
    • Medications for comfort
    • Inductions and medical interventions
    • Cesarean birth
    • Postpartum recovery and the adjustment to parenthood

    3 weekly sessions

    Member Tuition: $112.50

    Non-Member Tuition: $125

    Tuition covers the expectant parent plus one support person.

    Preparing for Childbirth Fundamentals

    If you’re just looking for the basics, or prefer attending a shorter weekend class, you can take our Preparing for Childbirth Fundamentals. This condensed class covers similar topics as our 3 week series, with the exception of in-depth conversations of labor variations and hands-on practice of labor and birth coping skills. Families are encouraged to practice comfort strategies on their own, or take our Labor Skills Workshop for guided hands-on practice.

    Preparing for Childbirth Fundamentals – one 4 hour session 

    Member Tuition: $81

    Non-Member Tuition: $90

    Tuition covers the expectant parent and one support person.

    COVID-19 and Your In person Class

    We ask that families read our policies before registering for classes. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

    Parents are encouraged to register in the fourth or fifth month of pregnancy and have their classes completed by about 36 weeks. 

    If you desire lower intervention, non-medicated childbirth, or a more in-depth experience of hands-on skills, you will benefit from taking the Labor Skills Workshop in addition to this class. You may also consider our Natural Childbirth 5 week series as an alternative to Preparing for Childbirth.

    We ask that families read our policies before registering for classes. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

    Private childbirth classes can often be arranged upon request.  Our private classes are 3 hours and the tuition is $300 (non-members) and $270 (members).

     

  • All-In-One 3 Week Edition

    All-In-One 3 Week Edition

    Looking for a prenatal class that covers the essentials in three short sessions?  This class highlights the birth process, postpartum recovery, beginning breastfeeding, and newborn care over the course of three weekly sessions. 

     Topics covered:

    • The birth process
    • Coping strategies for labor, including pain medication
    • Partner support
    • Cesarean birth
    • Postpartum healing
    • Initiating breastfeeding, and how to recognize signs of success
    • Newborn care procedures in the hospital and continuing care at home

    Our instructor will recommend good websites and books for more in-depth learning. Because of the condensed nature of the class, hands-on breathing and relaxation will not be practiced. Parents wanting to learn and practice breathwork and relaxation techniques should consider our Labor Skills Workshop Virtual as a supplement to this class.  Infant CPR is not covered.  Please see our Infant CPR schedule for available classes.

    3 weekly sessions

    Member Tuition: $180

    Non-Member Tuition: $200

    Tuition covers one expectant parent and one support person.

    COVID-19 and Your In person Class

    We ask that families read our policies before registering for classes. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

     

Preparing for your newborn

  • Infant CPR

    Infant CPR

    We strongly encourage everyone in your baby’s caregiving circle to take an Infant CPR class, including parents, grandparents, babysitters and nannies.

    These CPR courses are not certification courses, but the curricula follow those of the American Heart Association. Our instructors are AHA certified.

    Infant CPR

    Learn how to respond in a respiratory or cardiac emergency. Demonstration and hands-on practice of chest compressions, breaths, and choking relief on infant and child mannequin will reinforce your learning and help you understand how to act in real life.

    Member Tuition: $72 per couple for the 2.5 hour class

    Non-Member Tuition: $80 per couple

    If you are registering as a 2-person couple, you may use our online registration software.

    If your party includes multiple caregivers and family members, please call us directly at (952) 926-2229 and we will register your group. We offer individual registrations for $45 (member) or $50 (non-member).

    We ask that families read our policies before registering for classes. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

    In order for the class to learn effectively, we do not allow children to attend these classes. We do make exceptions for newborn infants who can sleep or hang out in their car seats during class.

  • Combination Breastfeeding and Newborns 101

    Combination Breastfeeding and Newborns 101

    An easy way to complete both of these classes on the same day. All the topics from both Breastfeeding and Newborns 101 are presented in one class.

    Member Tuition: $81

    Non-Member Tuition: $90

    Tuition covers one expectant parent and one support person

    COVID-19 and Your In person Class

    We ask that families read our policies before registering for classes. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

     

Mom and Baby

  • The New Mama Class

    The New Mama Class

    Calling all Amma Mamas! Do you have a brand new baby? Come see why moms tell us this class is the best thing they did for themselves. Bring your newborn to a baby-friendly environment and get help on all the topics of concern to new moms: feeding, sleep, soothing, vaccinations and pediatric visits, postpartum adjustment, emotions, returning to work, and more. You won’t find a more welcoming place for help and encouragement than the New Mama Class.  The perfect way to spend maternity leave!

    The New Mama Class supports all new mothers.  Whether you’re breastfeeding or bottle feeding, parenting solo, partnered or married, adoptive or biological, have one baby or twins, you are welcome here. Being introduced to a range of parenting experiences shows us how many right ways there are to be a family.

    You’ll leave this class with confidence and friends for life.

    Our teachers are all Registered Nurses, Board Certified Lactation Consultants, or both.

    Plan to start your 6-week session when your baby will be between the ages of 1 to 8 weeks of age.  This class and its curriculum are designed specifically for mamas and their babies of this age. We recommend you register prior to the arrival of your baby. Look for a class series that begins 2 to 3 weeks after your due date. Please note: this class is intended for first-time mamas.

    *If your baby is older than 8 weeks of age at the start of the session, please consider our Beyond Newborn class.

    Member Tuition: $157.50 for six-weekly 2-hour sessions

    Non-Member Tuition: $175

    COVID-19 and Your In person Class

    We ask that families read our policies before registering for classes. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

  • Second Time Mama

    Second Time Mama

    In person classes are scheduled in the Edina location only.

    Becoming a Mama again? It’s different this time around! Bring your newborn to a baby-friendly environment. We’ll refresh your memory on the basics, like feeding, soothing, baby care, good sleep habits, postpartum adjustment, and returning to work. We’ll also discuss parenting more than one child, sibling issues, time and stress management, and learning how to manage a multi-kid family. Moms will be encouraged to share strategies with each other. We recommend you register prior to the arrival of your baby. Look for a class series that begins 2 to 3 weeks after your due date.

    Plan to start your 6-week session when your baby will be between the ages of 1 to 8 weeks of age.

    Member Tuition: $158.50 for six-weekly 2-hour sessions

    Non-Member Tuition: $175

    COVID-19 and Your In person Class

    We ask that families read our policies before registering for classes. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

  • Beyond Newborns

    Beyond Newborns

    In person classes are scheduled in the Edina location only.

    Now that your baby has outgrown the newborn months, you’re ready to take on the next stage. Many moms are wondering what to do with their babies? Bring your baby to a baby-friendly environment, to enjoy song time and learn play ideas to foster development.

    The parenting curriculum covers topics such as sleep & naps, feeding & introducing solids, temperament, infant development, family dynamics, maintaining an identity while being a mom, returning to work or beginning at-home motherhood, and more.

    This series is for Mamas with babies ages 3, 4 and 5 months at the start of class, or direct New Mama Class graduates.

    Daytime Tuition:

    Member $171 for eight weekly 2-hour sessions.

    Non-Member Tuition: $190

    We ask that families read our policies before registering for classes. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions. Please note that make-ups are not available for missed classes in the Beyond Newborns series.

  • Small Talk: Infant Sign for You and Your Hearing Baby

    Small Talk: Infant Sign for You and Your Hearing Baby

    As babies near their first birthday, language starts to develop. But until they master words, those little people can have big frustrations when no one understands them! Teaching your baby simple words in American Sign Language can give your baby a powerful new tool to communicate with you until they learn to speak. This class will teach you how to use simple signs with your pre-verbal baby, and tuition includes an instructional booklet. 

     

    This class is babies 6 months and older.  Babies welcome in class!

    Member: $36 per baby (and their twin, if they have one!) and two caregivers As

    Non-Member Tuition: $40 per baby (and their twin, if they have one!) and two caregivers

    COVID-19 and Your In person Class

    We ask that families read our policies before registering for classes. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions. Please note that make-ups are not available for missed classes in the Beyond Newborns series. 

  • Baby Massage

    Baby Massage

    This Two part Baby Massage class helps you feel confident as you tune in to your baby’s needs, communication cues, and responses.  Infant massage is a wonderful way to promote brain development through positive touch. While promoting development you may see your baby becoming calmer, happier and easier to soothe.  They may even sleep better for you!

    This hands-on class, led by an Occupational Therapist certified in infant massage, provides parents with an easy, beautiful way to learn about and care for their baby.  Relax and have fun with your baby as you both enjoy the many benefits of Baby Massage.

    Recommended for babies ages 3 weeks through cruising.

    Please bring a blanket or beach towel for baby to lie on during class.

    Member Tuition: $63 per baby (and their twin, if they have one!) and two caregivers
    Non-Member Tuition: $70 per baby (and their twin, if they have one!) and two caregivers

    COVID-19 and Your In person Class

    We ask that families read our policies before registering for classes. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions. Please note that make-ups are not available for missed classes in the Beyond Newborns series. 

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