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Over the Moon has much to offer parents who are at home with their babies and toddlers right now.

For expectant parents, we have a complete online prenatal education unit that will prepare you for your growing family. *All Prenatal classes DISCOUNTED 15% (use code = HOME15 at checkout), during the pandemic. 

SAVE even more by first purchasing a Prenatal Package:  

For new moms, we have virtual new mothers groups, online breastfeeding consultations with Sue Simmons, IBCLC, and an online breastfeeding drop-in group on Tuesdays at 1 p.m. (Please message us on Facebook for the link.)

For parents with older babies and toddlers, we have videos of songs, crafts, and play on our Youtube channel, as well as virtual adult workshops and online parenting consultations for tricky parenting topics.

We’re here for you – let’s connect!

Find a class: Check the listings below for details and rates. Questions: Call the center M-F, 9am - 2pm (781) 347-3189.

Understanding Pregnancy Online Class

Fee: $39

Open

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE.

 

What’s included? 

  • High-quality videos
  • Colorful pages with text and photos
  • Parent’s Toolbox, including a due date calculator, trimester checklists, and prenatal appointment tracker
  • Optional weekly emails with timely tips

CONTENT INCLUDES:

  • Fetal development: Overview of trimesters, changes to mom and baby in each trimester, 3D animation of fetal development.
  • Medical care: Choosing a provider, routine appointments, ultrasounds, first trimester screening, glucose tolerance test, Group B strep test.
  • Nutrition: Extra calories, weight gain, healthy cooking and eating habits, USDA’s “MyPlate,” foods to limit or avoid, iron and folic acid, dental hygiene, prenatal vitamins, cravings, beverages, breastfeeding preparation.
  • Exercise: Guidelines, safe and unsafe activities, exercise warning signs, Kegel exercises, exercise tips by trimester.
  • Discomforts: Nausea, constipation, heartburn, faintness, round ligament pain, backache, swelling, insomnia, leg cramps, Braxton-Hicks contractions, general pregnancy warning signs, preterm labor signs.
  • Hazards: Alcohol, smoking, illegal drugs, certain medications, X-rays, hot tubs/saunas/tanning beds, tattoos, environmental hazards.
  • Emotions: Common pregnancy stressors, stress-relief tips, support, body image, relationship tips, dads, domestic abuse.

 

Notes: *You will receive an email with your class ACCESS CODE within 24 hours.

*You will receive an email with your class ACCESS CODE within 24 hours.

Understanding Childbirth Online Class

Fee: $139

Open

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE .

 

What’s included? 

  • High-quality videos
  • Colorful pages with text and photos
  • Parent’s Toolbox, including a contraction timer, birth plan, and hospital bag checklist
  • Parent polls
  • Optional weekly emails with timely tips

CONTENT INCLUDES:

  • Pregnancy: Fetal development, anatomy, discomforts, nutrition, warning signs, preterm labor, hazards, emotions, strength and stretching exercises, and more.
  • Labor: Pain theories, 4 P’s of labor, prelabor signs, onset of labor, stages of labor, and the importance of skin-to-skin contact.
  • Birth Stories: How the stages of labor unfold in real life, natural coping techniques, medicated pain relief, and partner support.
  • Comfort Techniques: Labor support, breathing, relaxation, massage, visualization, focal points, hydrotherapy, labor & pushing positions, back labor, and partner advice.
  • Medical Procedures: Birth plans, decision-making, induction, fetal monitoring, IVs, pain medication, augmentation, second-stage interventions, and nonmedical alternatives.
  • Cesarean Birth: Reasons for a cesarean, risks, anesthesia, 3D animation of surgery, recovery, reducing the risk for cesarean birth, breastfeeding, family-centered birth tips.
  • Newborns: Newborn hospital procedures, skin-to-skin contact, first feeding, newborn appearance, senses, behaviors, SIDS, abusive head trauma (shaken baby syndrome).
  • Postpartum: Involution, lochia, perineum care, rooming-in, baby blues, postpartum depression, healthy habits, breastfeeding, hunger signs, feeding frequency, effective latch, and getting support.

A video conference Zoom Q & A Session is included with this class for 30 days after purchase. When you complete your online class, you may email questions to Info@OverTheMoonParenting.com for inclusion in the next monthly Zoom Q & A with one of our certified instructors.

Notes: *You will receive an email with your class ACCESS CODE within 24 hours.

*You will receive an email with your class ACCESS CODE within 24 hours.

Understanding Newborn Essentials Online Class

Fee: $49

Open

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE.

What’s included?

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

CONTENT INCLUDES:

  • Newborn traits: Skin-to-skin contact, newborn procedures, newborn appearance, reflexes, newborn senses, play & development.
  • Newborn behaviors: States of alertness and how to interact, newborn sleep, room-sharing, gagging and choking, and breathing patterns.
  • Crying and comforting: Why babies cry, infant crying patterns, comfort techniques, coping with crying, Abusive Head Trauma, postpartum emotions (baby blues and PPD).
  • Feeding: Breastfeeding basics, latching on, when to feed, hunger cues, burping, how to tell if baby is getting enough milk.
  • Diapering: How-to, diaper rash, diaper options, diaper bag checklist, stool and urine patterns.
  • Bathing, nail care, and dressing: Sponge bathing, tub bathing, water safety, nail care, dressing.
  • Newborn health: Cord care, circumcision/penis care, signs of illness, well-baby visits, jaundice, vaccines, hand washing and visitors, taking temperature, when to call the healthcare provider.
  • Newborn safety: Car seats, heat stroke and hot car safety, SIDS, safe baby gear, pet safety, siblings, outdoor safety, childcare, infant CPR.
  • Additional resources: When to Call Your Baby’s Healthcare Provider, Car Seat Installation, Baby’s Daily Breastfeeding Log, How to Perform Infant CPR, Infant Choking First Aid, Baby Supplies Checklist.

A video conference Zoom Q & A Session is included with this class for 30 days after purchase. When you complete your online class, you may email questions to Info@OverTheMoonParenting.com for inclusion in the next monthly Zoom Q & A with one of our certified instructors.

Notes: *You will receive an email with your class ACCESS CODE within 24 hours.

*You will receive an email with your class ACCESS CODE within 24 hours.

Understanding Breastfeeding Online Class

Fee: $49

Open

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE.

What’s included?

  • High-quality videos
  • Colorful pages with text and photos
  • Parent’s Toolbox, including a feeding/diaper log, and baby comfort techniques
  • Parent polls
  • Optional weekly emails with timely tips

 

CONTENT INCLUDES:

  • How breastfeeding works: 3D breast anatomy and milk production animation, colostrum, breastmilk qualities, why breastfeeding is important, AAP exclusivity recommendations.
  • Getting the best start: Sharing breastfeeding plans with hospital staff, skin-to-skin contact, rooming-in, lactation consultants, pacifier recommendations.
  • Latching on: Reclined and upright positions, 3D animation comparing deep and shallow latches.
  • Breastfeeding positions: Laid-back, cross-cradle, football, side-lying, cradle hold.
  • When to feed your baby: Hunger and satiation cues, feeding patterns and guidelines, how to feed a sleepy baby, cluster feedings.
  • Getting enough milk: Signs of milk transfer, growth spurts, feeding and diaper log, stool and urine guidelines, weight gain, getting help.
  • Breast care: Normal breast fullness, hand expression and pumping, engorgement, nipple tenderness, mastitis and other warning signs.
  • Breastfeeding lifestyle: Partner support and involvement, feeding in public, self-care, substances to avoid, support groups, returning to work.

A video conference Zoom Q & A Session is included with this class for 30 days after purchase. When you complete your online class, you may email questions to Info@OverTheMoonParenting.com for inclusion in the next monthly Zoom Q & A with one of our certified instructors.

Notes: *You will receive an email with your class ACCESS CODE within 24 hours.

*You will receive an email with your class ACCESS CODE within 24 hours.

Understanding Mother & Baby Care Online Class

Fee: $39

Open

CLICK TO HERE TO PURCHASE.

 

What’s included? 

  • High-quality videos
  • Colorful pages with text and photos
  • Parent’s Toolbox, including a feeding/diaper log, milestone tracker, and Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale
  • Optional weekly emails with timely tips

CONTENT INCLUDES:

  • Mother care and warning signs: Lochia, afterpains, perineal healing tips, constipation, hemorrhoids, getting rest, cesarean recovery, signs of infection.
  • Baby blues and postpartum mood disorders: Tips for simplifying life during the first few weeks, signs of PPD, partner’s emotions, getting support.
  • Breastfeeding basics: Skin-to-skin contact, hunger signs, feeding guidelines, positioning and latch, engorgement, signs of mastitis, sore nipples, avoiding artificial nipples, signs of poor feeding.
  • Formula feeding: Formula preparation, feeding guidelines, feeding position, propped bottle warning
  • Baby care and warning signs: Umbilical cord and circumcision care, diapering, stools, jaundice, dehydration, signs of illness, bathing tips, playing with baby.
  • Crying: Responding to cries, abusive head trauma (shaken baby syndrome), SIDS, car seats, other safety tips.

Notes: *You will receive an email with your class ACCESS CODE within 24 hours.

*You will receive an email with your class ACCESS CODE within 24 hours.

VIRTUAL New Moms Groups

Virtual 3 week series New Moms Groups

Fee: $45/ 3 week - $60/ 4 week VIRTUAL Group

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NEW… Join us virtually for one of our VIRTUAL New Moms Groups!
  • Over The Moon Group (moms and babies 1 week to 12 weeks old)
  • Baby and Me Group (moms and babies 3 to 6 months old)
These groups will offer education, support and fun!  We will follow the same curriculum as our “in-person”  Over The Moon and Baby & Me Groups.  Join us from the safety and comfort of your own home!  Shelter-In-Place can be hard… you don’t have to manage it alone! Connect with other new moms dealing with many of the same challenges and issues during this unique time. This group will be taught by an experienced mother and baby Register Nurse. We will be using video conferencing through ZOOM.
REGISTER TODAY!
Questions or difficulties with registration please:  Email Info@OverTheMoonParenting.com.

Virtual Lactation Consultation

by Online Video Conferencing

Fee: $99 for a 30 minute Virtual In-Home Lactation Consultation

Open
VIRTUAL In-Home Lactation Consultation
EMAIL US  to schedule:   Info@OverTheMoonParenting.com
Safe and private breastfeeding support with an IBCLC (International Board Certified Lactation Consultant) at a time convenient for you and your baby in the privacy of your own home!  Meet one-on-one virtually with a breastfeeding expert.  Your private, secure Virtual In-Home Lactation Consult (via Doxy.me) will be for 30 minutes.  You and your support person will be able to discuss your concerns face-to-face with an IBCLC. She will even be able to see and observe the baby and how he/she is eating.  All of this support while safely remaining in your own home. Telehealth is a great option for receiving health care advice and support  while adhering to distancing precautions do to Covide – 19.
30 minute Virtual In-Home Lactation Consult is $99.00. (FSA/HSA money may be used.  Many health insurances provide reimbursement.)
Here is what one new breastfeeding mom had to say...
“I’m a first time mom and needed some help with breastfeeding. I was anxious about if my newborn was eating enough and struggled with latching. Working with Sue over video made all the difference. She helped me determine that my son had a lip tie and provided direction on getting it fixed. She also helped me work through getting a good latch and feeding schedule. Most importantly Sue helped relieve so much of my anxiety and helped me feel more confident and comfortable feeding my baby” ~Andrea

Virtual Parenting Consultation

For Babies (< 6months) or Child (>6 months to 5 years old)

Fee: $59/30 minute virtual consultation

Open
Dear Parents,
Are you feeling frustrated during this challenging time of Shelter-In-Place? You are not alone!
Would you like some parenting support and advice? One of our RN ‘mother & baby’ experts (for babies < 6 months) or one of our Child Development Teachers (for children > 6 months to 5 years old) are here for you!
Set up a private 30 minute Virtual Parenting Consultation. ($59) You will be asked to complete a simple questionnaire via email prior to your virtual meeting, and asked to share your main concerns and frustrations. Your parenting consultant will be ready with realistic ideas and strategies you can start using immediately!  We are all in this together! You got this!
Follow up 30 minute Virtual Parenting Consultation also available. ($39)
EMAIL US to Schedule:  Info@OverTheMoonParenting.com

Virtual Encouraging Sibling Harmony Workshop

Fee: $25 for 1.5 hour virtual parent workshop

Open
Would you like to encourage sibling harmony in your family?  Would you like to help your children get along better?
Join Ms Kim for a workshop on strategies on helping siblings to bond and develop positive relationships with less fighting, arguing and competition. We will discuss proven methods to foster better sibling relationships for kids from birth to age 8.
Share your questions and concerns during the Q & A session at the end of the presentation.

Virtual Positive Discipline 101 Workshop

1 – 5 years

Fee: $25 for 1.5 hour virtual parent workshop

Open

When it comes to behavior, life with toddlers and preschoolers can often be quite challenging!  Do you find yourself wondering how to handle difficult behaviors?  Are you wondering what behaviors are age-appropriate and which ones need disciplining? What does ‘discipline’ mean anyway? Are you wondering about ‘time-outs’, how to use them or if they are even effective? What are other discipline and limit-setting options?

Over the Moon Parenting Center - Norwell

Virtual Potty Training Workshop

Fee: $25 for 1.5 hour virtual parent workshop

Open

It’s potty time! Whether you have tried to potty train your child in the past or this is your first attempt at what can be a trying process, we will provide you with strategies and support to successfully make the transition from diapers to big kid underwear!

There will be plenty of time for questions and discussion. Our goal is for parents to leave this workshop feeling knowledgeable, ready and excited to teach their child to use the potty!

Zoom video conferencing will be used for this virtual workshop. 48 hours before the workshop, you will receive an email with your Zoom link.

Topics covered

  • Review toilet training norms and evidence-based approaches
  • Discuss signs of readiness
  • Break down the process of several popular approaches step-by-step, paying attention to each child’s unique needs
  • Discuss common potty training setbacks and how to troubleshoot

Over the Moon Parenting Center – Norwell

Virtual Visual Scheduling Workshop

Fee: $25 for 1.5 hour virtual parent workshop

Open

Early childhood educators and therapists have used picture schedules and social stories for years. Now you can learn how to use these strategies to help your own young child to adjust to change, to successfully transition to a non preferred activity (bedtime anyone?). In this workshop you will learn how using picture schedules and social stories can set your kids for success and reduce tantrums and behavioral issues.

Often for young children it is easier to understand pictures than words especially when anxious or upset. Some benefits of starting children with visual schedules at an early age…

-Allows the routine to be clear and predictable

-Reduces anxiety and behavior problems

-Helps children see how their days and routines are scheduled and gives them a tool to refer to during the day

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