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Expectant Parent & Family Education (Pregnancy & Childbirth)

Breastfeeding Support Group

Are you home with baby and need support with breastfeeding? Whether it is discomfort while nursing, low milk supply, sleepy babies or pumping to return to work, let us help you overcome common breastfeeding issues. You will gain confidence in breastfeeding through friendship and encouragement. This group is led by an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC). All moms and babies are welcome, regardless of birth location. NOTE: This group is for post partum moms but pregnant moms are always welcome to attend and learn about and experience breastfeeding first hand. This group will meet on the 2nd floor in the Mike and Beverly Faas Classroom.

Please note that this support group will not meet on Thursday, November 24.

Newborn Care Class

Taking your baby home and the first six weeks are exciting. Let us help you prepare!

This class will help new parents feel more confident, comfortable and prepared for the first six weeks of baby’s life. It’s also ideal for parents who are adopting a newborn. You’ll enjoy the hands-on stations to practice real-life scenarios, as well as great discussion that includes practical tips. Topics include: newborn appearance, senses and brain development, understanding baby’s communication cues, why babies cry and how to comfort them, feeding your baby, diapering, bathing, sleeping, keeping baby healthy and safe, and more! We recommend that you take this class in addition to the Childbirth Class.

*This class is $35 and is directly billed to your insurance. Your insurance will not be billed until after you have completed this class series. You are responsible for any balance not covered by insurance. If you have questions regarding insurance coverage, please contact your insurance company directly. They may ask for a diagnostic or procedure code: Newborn Care (Parenting) Class (S9444).

Breastfeeding Support Group

Are you home with baby and need support with breastfeeding? Whether it is discomfort while nursing, low milk supply, sleepy babies or pumping to return to work, let us help you overcome common breastfeeding issues. You will gain confidence in breastfeeding through friendship and encouragement. This group is led by an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC). All moms and babies are welcome, regardless of birth location. NOTE: This group is for post partum moms but pregnant moms are always welcome to attend and learn about and experience breastfeeding first hand. This group will meet on the 2nd floor in the Mike and Beverly Faas Classroom.

Please note that this support group will not meet on Thursday, November 24.

Traditional Childbirth Class

We can help you feel more confident about having a positive birth experience. Childbirth classes help you build trust in your body’s ability to give birth. You’ll have the opportunity to discuss any concerns about labor and birth with the instructor and other expectant couples. Your partner will learn how to support you on the big day – and attending together will create a special bond.

Breastfeeding Support Group

Are you home with baby and need support with breastfeeding? Whether it is discomfort while nursing, low milk supply, sleepy babies or pumping to return to work, let us help you overcome common breastfeeding issues. You will gain confidence in breastfeeding through friendship and encouragement. This group is led by an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC). All moms and babies are welcome, regardless of birth location. NOTE: This group is for post partum moms but pregnant moms are always welcome to attend and learn about and experience breastfeeding first hand. This group will meet on the 2nd floor in the Mike and Beverly Faas Classroom.

Please note that this support group will not meet on Thursday, November 24.

Infant & Child CPR + First Aid

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn what to do if your baby or child is choking or stops breathing. This life-saving course includes demonstration, hands-on practice, and discussion of CPR, choking rescue and first aid. Parents, grandparents, and anyone caring for your baby or child are highly encouraged to take this class!

NOTE: This class uses American Heart Association (AHA) resources, but this is NOT a certification class. The AHA uses the following guidelines: Infant is 1 year or less of age, Child is 1 year of age up until puberty. CPR is different for infants versus children.

Newborn Care Class

Taking your baby home and the first six weeks are exciting. Let us help you prepare!

This class will help new parents feel more confident, comfortable and prepared for the first six weeks of baby’s life. It’s also ideal for parents who are adopting a newborn. You’ll enjoy the hands-on stations to practice real-life scenarios, as well as great discussion that includes practical tips. Topics include: newborn appearance, senses and brain development, understanding baby’s communication cues, why babies cry and how to comfort them, feeding your baby, diapering, bathing, sleeping, keeping baby healthy and safe, and more! We recommend that you take this class in addition to the Childbirth Class.

*This class is $35 and is directly billed to your insurance. Your insurance will not be billed until after you have completed this class series. You are responsible for any balance not covered by insurance. If you have questions regarding insurance coverage, please contact your insurance company directly. They may ask for a diagnostic or procedure code: Newborn Care (Parenting) Class (S9444).

Breastfeeding Support Group

Are you home with baby and need support with breastfeeding? Whether it is discomfort while nursing, low milk supply, sleepy babies or pumping to return to work, let us help you overcome common breastfeeding issues. You will gain confidence in breastfeeding through friendship and encouragement. This group is led by an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC). All moms and babies are welcome, regardless of birth location. NOTE: This group is for post partum moms but pregnant moms are always welcome to attend and learn about and experience breastfeeding first hand. This group will meet on the 2nd floor in the Mike and Beverly Faas Classroom.

Please note that this support group will not meet on Thursday, November 24.

Breastfeeding Class

If you’re curious about breastfeeding or worried about how it will go, this class is a great place to start! This class is taught by an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) who has helped with breastfeeding in West Michigan for many years, both in the hospitals and out in the community. She will help you see and experience the beauty of breastfeeding – it’s normal, natural, and healthy! This class will cover the emotional and physical benefits of breastfeeding, mother and baby nutrition, practical “how-tos,” nursing as a working mother, and so much more. This class is for you and your support person – partners are encouraged to attend!

* This class is $25 and is directly billed to your insurance. Your insurance will not be billed until after you have completed this class. You are responsible for any balance not covered by insurance. If you have questions regarding insurance coverage, please contact your insurance company directly. They may ask for a diagnostic or procedure code: Breastfeeding Class (S9443).

Breastfeeding Support Group

Are you home with baby and need support with breastfeeding? Whether it is discomfort while nursing, low milk supply, sleepy babies or pumping to return to work, let us help you overcome common breastfeeding issues. You will gain confidence in breastfeeding through friendship and encouragement. This group is led by an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC). All moms and babies are welcome, regardless of birth location. NOTE: This group is for post partum moms but pregnant moms are always welcome to attend and learn about and experience breastfeeding first hand. This group will meet on the 2nd floor in the Mike and Beverly Faas Classroom.

Please note that this support group will not meet on Thursday, November 24.