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August 2020

Guide to Childbirth – July/August

August 5 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until August 5, 2020

Shawna teaching Childbirth Class

Strengthen your birth support team with this childbirth class! Together with your birthing partner, learn about the process leading up to and throughout labor and birth, as well as what to expect in the early days with a new baby. Get to know other expectant parents; use this class as a starting point for you to build community as you begin this journey into parenthood. This class will meet weekly on Wednesdays, for 6 weeks from July 1, 2020 through…

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Postpartum Cafe

August 6 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 1:00 pm on day First of the month, repeating until August 6, 2020

An event every month that begins at 1:00 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until August 20, 2020

postpartum cafe

Early parenthood can be equally stressful as it is joyful, exhausting as it is invigorating. When we know what to expect, we have an easier time navigating the downs and enjoying the ups. So, let's talk about it at Postpartum Cafe! Our postpartum cafe is led by Amanda Osowski - postpartum doula, and Stephanie Staszak - child development and social work intern. We have a loosely structured set of discussion topics to help you build a framework within which to…

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Guide to Childbirth – Comfort Measures

August 11 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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One event on August 11, 2020 at 6:30 pm

birth partner

Our stand alone comfort measures class provides the same comprehensive information in our Guide to Childbirth that hundreds of Chicago birthing parents have loved and found useful over the past 5 years. Now available to you virtually! This class focuses on coping with the intensity of labor through both medical and non-medical pain relief measures. We'll cover positions for labor, techniques and tools you can use to enhance comfort, and the medications available for pain relief during labor. The fee…

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Newborn Care Class – week 5 of Guide to Childbirth

August 12 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
newborn care

Week 5 of our Guide to Childbirth class focuses on Newborn Care. Welcoming your new baby is a joyful experience.  Knowing what to expect, and how to care for your baby ahead of time will ease any anxiety that you may have regarding the early days at home with your newborn. We can help you prepare! Taught by our child development specialist, Margarita Valbuena.  Topics covered: what to expect in the early days basic child development topics - infant development and how…

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Breastfeeding Class – week 6 of Guide to Childbirth

August 19 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
breastfeeding class

Week 6 of our Guide to Childbirth focuses on breastfeeding and lactation. Our Wednesday classes are taught by Lauren Franzen, Lactation Specialist.  Topics include: getting settled in at home supply & demand different breastfeeding positions pumps common issues that arise and how to handle them where to find professional support if needed ​$50 per family Register Here

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