New Arrival
Educators Presents

Parent & Child
Enrichment Center

Preparing for Baby

A new baby brings exciting and sometimes challenging transitions for growing families. We provide all the resources and support you need to  make life with a little one as relaxing, enjoyable and joyous as possible. Our comprehensive prenatal classes include childbirth, breastfeeding, infant CPR and safety, newborn care, and child CPR and safety classes.

Our educators built incredible curriculum for each of our prenatal classes to educate, empower, and guide parents in their new role. To compliment that deep knowledge base, we’ve gathered a team of the most intuitive, warm, compassionate, and caring souls to teach our classes because we know parenting requires a strong heart as well as a strong mind.

We are also proud to be partnered with Oh Baby! Fitness who teach Prenatal Yoga Classes at our Over The Moon Center in Norwell, MA.  Learn more and register at OhBabyFitness.com

Browse our classes below, and call with any questions, (781) 347-3189. We always love hearing from you.

Infant and Child CPR Class *NEW FOR JANUARY 2018* 2 hours, $55/person

Open

American Heart Association “Friends and Family” Infant and Child CPR Class.

This course will teach you the skills of CPR and foreign body airway obstruction for infant (0 to 1 year old) and child (> than 1 year old).  This class is taught by a Certified American Heart Association Instructor.  It is a hands-on class. You will be practicing the life saving techniques you learn on 2 different size mannequins (baby and child).

  •  2 hour class, $55/per person
  • Call if interested in discounted price per couple ($90)   781-347-3189

Don’t see a signup button? Feel free to call the Center Monday–Friday, 9:00 – 2:00, at 781-347-3189 and we can help you find a class.

One-Day Childbirth Class

Fee: $159 per couple / 5.5 hour class

Open

Learn about labor, birth and postpartum with current, evidence-based information. Practice various coping and comfort techniques with the help of your support person and decide what works best for you! Be prepared and knowledgeable when your labor starts. Know your medical and pain management options.

Learn to confidently advocate, with the help of your support person, for what is meaningful and important to you throughout your labor, birth and postpartum experience.

Class Includes:

  • Instruction by a Certified Childbirth Educator
  • Instruction for a birthing partner
  • PowerPoint presentation and discussion
  • Viewing a birth DVD
  • Practice of various comfort techniques and labor positions

You Will Learn:

  • Includes the birth mother and her support person
  • 5.5 hour class
  • Learn the Stages and Phases of Labor, Birth and Postpartum
  • Learn when to go to the hospital and what to bring with you
  • Learn comfort techniques and other coping strategies
  • Practice breathing, relaxation and position changes
  • As a support person, learn how to best support the birth mother in each phase of labor, birth and post-partum
  • Review medical options including pain medicine
  • Explore anesthesia options
  • Discuss and prepare for the possibility of a Cesarean Birth
  • Discuss what to expect in your first hours with your baby
  • One textbook given per couple
  • Recommended for expectant parents in their 7th or 8th month of pregnancy

 

Tufts Medical Center - Boston
Tufts Women's Care South - Braintree
MetroWest Medical Center- Framingham

Don’t see a signup button? Feel free to call the Center Monday–Friday, 9:00 – 2:00, at 781-347-3189 and we can help you find a class.

Two-Part Childbirth Class

Fee: $179 per couple / 2 evenings

Open

This 2 Part Childbirth Class covers the same information as our One Day Childbirth Class.  Classes are held on 2 consecutive Tuesday evening, 6:30 pm to 9 pm at our Over The Moon ~ Parent & Child Enrichment Center in Norwell. This 2 class format gives you a your partner a little more time to understand, practice and discuss all you have learned in Childbirth Class. The second night also provides you an extra opportunity to have all your questions addressed.

Learn about labor, birth and postpartum with current, evidence-based information. Practice various coping and comfort techniques with the help of your support person and decide what works best for you! Be prepared and knowledgeable when your labor starts. Know your medical and pain management options.

Learn to confidently advocate, with the help of your support person, for what is meaningful and important to you throughout your labor, birth and postpartum experience.

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CLASS INCLUDES:

  • Instruction by a Certified Childbirth Educator
  • Instruction for a birthing partner
  • PowerPoint presentation and discussion
  • Viewing a birth DVD
  • Practice of various comfort techniques and labor positions

YOU WILL LEARN:

  • Includes the birth mother and her support person
  • 5.5 hour class
  • Learn the Stages and Phases of Labor, Birth and Postpartum
  • Learn when to go to the hospital and what to bring with you
  • Learn comfort techniques and other coping strategies
  • Practice breathing, relaxation and position changes
  • As a support person, learn how to best support the birth mother in each phase of labor, birth and post-partum
  • Review medical options including pain medicine
  • Explore anesthesia options
  • Discuss and prepare for the possibility of a Cesarean Birth
  • Discuss what to expect in your first hours with your baby
  • One textbook given per couple
  • Recommended for expectant parents in their 7th or 8th month of pregnancy
Over the Moon Parenting Center - Norwell

Don’t see a signup button? Feel free to call the Center Monday–Friday, 9:00 – 2:00, at 781-347-3189 and we can help you find a class.

Online Childbirth Class

Fee: $119

Open

Can’t come to class? We can come to you!Our Online Childbirth Class is ideal for those expectant parents who can’t attend an on-site childbirth class due to work schedules, time constraints, or medical conditions. The eight-chapter program is an interactive, web-based class that uses videos, personal birth stories, animations, activities, and games to teach all the essential information parents need to know to prepare for their birth.

Click to preview the online childbirth class.

You Will Learn:

  • Understand pregnancy – what’s happening to your body, discomforts, warning signs, nutrition, exercise, and more
  • Learn about labor – preparing for birth, pre-labor signs, onset of labor, 3D animation of labor process, and more
  • See how the stages of labor unfold – watch amazing real-life birth stories
  • Discover helpful comfort techniques – breathing, relaxation, massage, visualization, focal points, hydrotherapy, labor and pushing positions, advice for partners , and more.

Click the link above or call the Center, M–F 9am–2pm, 781-347-3189 to purchase your Online Childbirth Class.  We will then email you an online access link to your class (Good for 16 weeks!).

Don’t see a signup button? Feel free to call the Center Monday–Friday, 9:00 – 2:00, at 781-347-3189 and we can help you find a class.

Newborn Care

Fee: $59 per couple / 2.5 hours

Open

Come to our Newborn Care Class and learn from a newborn care expert what to expect during your first days and weeks at home with your New Arrival! Since babies do not come with instructions, let us help you prepare to know what to expect and to be ready.  We want you to enjoy this special time with your new baby and to feel confident. Wonderful class for grandparents, nannies or any of the baby’s caregivers!

You Will Learn:

  • Normal newborn behavior and appearance
  • Feeding guidelines
  • Hands-on care using a baby mannequin
  • How to swaddle your baby
  • Settling and soothing techniques for your newborn
  • Learn about skin-to-skin
  • Practice holding, burping, & changing a diaper
  • Practice infant massage techniques that can help soothe a gassy baby
  • Practice bathing a newborn
  • The American Academy of Pediatrics Guidelines for safe infant sleep and infant car seat safety

Tufts Medical Center - Boston
Tufts Women's Care South - Braintree
MetroWest Medical Center - Framingham
Over the Moon Parenting Center - Norwell

Don’t see a signup button? Feel free to call the Center Monday–Friday, 9:00 – 2:00, at 781-347-3189 and we can help you find a class.

Breastfeeding Class

Fee: $59 per couple / 2.5 hours

Open

Register for a Breastfeeding Class and start preparing today to successfully feed your baby. Breastfeeding is a natural and wonderful way to feed your baby! It provides many benefits for both baby and mother, but it can be challenging to figure out those first days and weeks. It is very important that a new breastfeeding mother is prepared and feels cared for and supported! Partners play a vital role during this transitional time as mom and baby are learning how to breastfeed. Partners therefore are encouraged to attend Breastfeeding Class with the mother. Come learn the basics for early
breastfeeding success!

This Breastfeeding Class includes expert instruction, discussion, a PowerPoint presentation, Instructor demonstration and hands-on practice of breastfeeding holds

You Will Learn:

  • Realistic expectations for the first weeks of breastfeeding
  • Instruction of current breastfeeding guidelines:
  • How often and how long a newborn breastfeeds
  • When to change the baby’s diaper
  • Various breastfeeding holds with the use of a baby mannequin
  • Burping the baby
  • Learn about “Demand and Supply”
  • The benefits of “skin-to-skin”
  • Benefits of “Rooming-In”
  • What baby feeding cues to look for
  • Ways to support the new mom to ensure her own healing and success in breastfeeding the baby

Tufts Medical Center - Boston
Tufts Women's Care South - Braintree
MetroWest Medical Center - Framingham
Over the Moon Parenting Center - Norwell

Don’t see a signup button? Feel free to call the Center Monday–Friday, 9:00 – 2:00, at 781-347-3189 and we can help you find a class.

Infant CPR & Safety

Fee: $89 per couple / 2 hours

Open

This is a great class for ALL the baby’s loved ones and care givers.  Attend this class and be prepared to respond if Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) or choking assistance is ever needed. Learn ways to create a safe environment for your baby.

​This class is taught by an Certified American Heart Association Instructor.  It includes instruction, discussion, American Heart Association Infant CPR Booklet, Instructor demonstration and hands-on practice of techniques taught.

You Will Learn:

  • American Heart Association Infant CPR
  • Choking Saving Skills
  • Practice Infant CPR on baby mannequin
  • Safety Hazard prevention to help keep your baby safe
  • An American Heart Association Infant CPR Booklet given to each couple
  • Taught by a Certified American Heart Association Instructor
  • Attend a class in your 7th or 8th month of pregnancy

Over the Moon Parenting Center

Don’t see a signup button? Feel free to call the Center Monday–Friday, 9:00 – 2:00, at 781-347-3189 and we can help you find a class.

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