Parent & Child
Enrichment Center

In-hospital & Online Prenatal Classes

Online Classes

Our newborn essentials online class and our postpartum care online class  are for busy parents needing a flexible class schedule, independent learners,  or second time parents needing a refresher course. While nothing can replace the personal connection of an on-site class with other new parents, you will  learn the same essential information.

Our online parenting classes will provide you access to comprehensive, TRUSTED information and tools to guide you through newborn essentials and post-partum care — when and how you choose! These web apps provide convenient learning from any mobile device or computer. They include essential reference tools you and your partner can access any time of day for 18 months. Our online classes will  see you through pregnancy, birth and after! Learn on-the-go, the information is always accessible, and you can just pick up where you left off.  This curriculum provides current, consistent, and research-based information from a source you can trust! So sit back, relax and start learning!

  • You will receive an email within 24 hours with your “Access Code”
  • You will have access to your Online Classes for 18 months!
Find a class: Check the listings below for details and rates. Questions: Call the center M-F, 9am - 2pm (781) 347-3189.

Understanding Breastfeeding Online Class

Fee: $49

Open

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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.

Understanding Mother & Baby Care Online Class

Fee: $39

Open

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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.

Understanding Your Newborn Online Class

Fee: $49

Open

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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.
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