Parent & Child
Enrichment Center

FALL CLASS REGISTRATION OPEN!

Preparing for Baby

A new baby brings exciting and sometimes challenging transitions for growing families. Our educators built our prenatal classes curriculum to educate, empower, and guide new parents. To compliment that deep knowledge base, we’ve gathered a team of the most intuitive, compassionate, and caring souls to teach.  We know parenting requires a strong heart as well as a strong mind!

We are proud to offer pregnancy classes at Over The Moon Parenting in Norwell, and at our hospital partner locations:

New for 2019, save $10 when you purchase the “Prenatal Bundle.” The prenatal bundle includes 3 classes; One-Day Childbirth, Newborn Essentials and Breastfeeding. First select your One Day Childbirth Class, and purchase the “Prenatal Bundle”. Once purchased, then select each of your other two class dates.

Questions?  Call our center Monday to Friday, 9 am to 2 pm for assistance with this discount 781-347-3189.

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

One-Day Childbirth Class

Fee: $165 per couple for a 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

Topics covered

  • 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

New for 2019, save $10 when you purchase the “Prenatal Bundle.” The prenatal bundle includes 3 prenatal classes; One Day Childbirth, Newborn Essentials and Breastfeeding. First select your One Day Childbirth Class, and purchase the “Prenatal Bundle”. Once purchased, then select each of your other 2 class dates.

 

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.

At Checkout, please click for your purchase ONLY ONCE!

Newborn Essentials Class

Fee: $65 per couple for 2.5 hours

Open

Come to our Newborn Essentials 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!

Topics covered

  • 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

New for 2019, save $10 when you purchase the “Prenatal Bundle.” The prenatal bundle includes 3 prenatal classes; One Day Childbirth, Newborn Essentials and Breastfeeding. First select your One Day Childbirth Class, and purchase the “Prenatal Bundle”. Once purchased, then select each of your other 2 class dates.

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.

At Checkout, please click for your purchase ONLY ONCE!

Breastfeeding Class

Fee: $65 per couple for 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.

New for 2019, save $10 when you purchase the “Prenatal Bundle.” The prenatal bundle includes 3 prenatal classes; One Day Childbirth, Newborn Essentials and Breastfeeding. First select your One Day Childbirth Class, and purchase the “Prenatal Bundle”. Once purchased, then select each of your other 2 class dates.

 

Topics covered

  • 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.

At Checkout, please click for your purchase ONLY ONCE!

Express Childbirth Class

Online self-learning class, followed by a 2.5 hour in-person practice and Q & A (only in Norwell Location)

Fee: $ 215 per couple

Open

Our NEW Express Childbirth Class is the best of two worlds, including an …

  1.  Online Childbirth Class ideal for independent online learning on your schedule (4 months access). The eight-chapter Online Childbirth Class 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, the newborn and breastfeeding.  FOLLOWED by a …
  2.  Condensed In-Person Childbirth Class, an abbreviated “in-person” class taught by a Certified Childbirth Educator.  This 2.5 hour class includes a Q & A session, coverage of pain medicine options, comfort measure ideas, strategies and tips to help your labor experience,  plus a practice session of labor positions and relaxations techniques.

Express Childbirth Class is a wonderful class for people who enjoy independent online learning. You and your support person will have 4 months access to your Online Childbirth Class. Go through the the Online Childbirth Class together or separately, then discuss.  Once you have completed the Online Childbirth Class, plan to attend your live “in-person” class to address any lingering concerns you may have and ask any remaining questions.

Express Childbirth Class is also ideal for those expectant parents who have time constraints or moms-to-be on bedrest with limited mobility.  The Condensed In-Person Childbirth Class is conveniently in our Norwell location.  There is free parking right in front of the center and only a few steps into the learning center.

Click to preview the online childbirth class.

Over the Moon Parenting Center - Norwell only

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.

At Checkout, please click for your purchase ONLY ONCE!

Online Childbirth Class

Fee: $140

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.

Topics covered

  • 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.

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.

At Checkout, please click for your purchase ONLY ONCE!

Infant and Child CPR Class

South Shore Infant and Child CPR Class

Fee: $100 per couple for a 2 hour class

Open

Register for our American Heart Association “Friends and Family” South Shore Infant and Child CPR Class in Norwell.

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

This class is for anyone on the South Shore who cares for babies and children including parents, grandparents, babysitters, and neighbors.

For more classes on infant care and safety, please check out our “preparing for baby” classes and our parenting workshops.

Over the Moon Parenting Center - Norwell only

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.

At Checkout, please click for your purchase ONLY ONCE!

Yoga

Prenatal & Postnatal

Fee: $60/ 4 week series

Open
Yoga is a wonderful tool to learn how to breathe deeply and consciously relax.

Yoga can keep you limber, tone your muscles, and improve your balance and circulation – all with minimal negative impact on your joints.

4 week fall session: 9/8-10/6; skips 9/22.

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.

At Checkout, please click for your purchase ONLY ONCE!

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