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The Early Weeks Group Classes

May 6, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm



Prepare for a Confident & Connected 4th Trimester
BE Nourished. Supported. Connected. In love.

This is our wish for your family. Designed by two postpartum doulas and mothers, our Early Weeks classes will help you create a strong and sustainable foundation to welcome your little one(s). We’ll share practical tools to nourish yourself, your partnership, and your baby. You will leave this class with a personalized postpartum plan as well as local community resources to give you the support needed to thrive in your fourth trimester.

This is not your run-of-the-mill baby care class! Together we will dive deep into life at home with a newborn. You will learn how to attune to your baby’s needs and decipher what they are communicating to you. We will cover what normal newborn behavior looks like, as well as tricks of the trade that O’Nell and Jackie have developed over the years – the best ways to handle fussy evenings, stubborn burps, and diaper blowouts!

Parents will learn the breast/chestfeeding basics to get the mother-baby dyad off to the best start possible. Interactive instruction, videos, and wisdom from experienced doulas make this class practical and memorable. If you’re planning on formula-feeding or supplementing, we cover bottle feeding basics, too.

Overwhelmed with what baby gear to buy? Do you have friends or family saying “you must have this” or “you must have that”? Let O’Nell and Jackie help you sort through what baby items on the market are a waste of money and which ones you just can’t live without! In this class, you can check out such products yourself and see what you want to invest in or add to your registry.

This two-part class is intended for the birthing parent and partner to take together in their second or third trimester of pregnancy. If you are not partnered, we encourage you to bring a support person – we will include resources and activities to support your solo/single parenting journey. If you are low income, please email us at BirthRealm@gmail.com – we often have scholarship opportunities available.


May 6, 2018
10:00 am - 2:00 pm


Shiela VanDerveer

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