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Parent & Child
Enrichment Center

Pregnancy to Preschool Classes & Groups

In-Person Prenatal Classes

NORWELL, MA ONLY.  See below..

In-person prenatal classes provide important information and practice that help to empower parents-to-be. The arrival of a new baby can be such an exciting and wonderful time, however it can often be stressful too. These in-person prenatal classes are taught by Certified Childbirth Educator. There will be plenty of time to have all your questions and concerns addressed.  After completing these in-person prenatal classes, many parents say they experienced less fear and anxiety during birth, and felt more confident and secure with their newborns.

*ALL 3 in-person prenatal classes also include access to the same web app (for 18 months). These web apps can be used to prepare before your in-person class and/or review information after class. 

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.

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 (IN-PERSON)

includes... our Childbirth Web App!

Fee: $225 per couple for a 5.5 hour class, IN-PERSON

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:

  • In-Person Class
  • 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
  • Meet other parents expecting a new baby
  • Access to our  Childbirth Web App. Sent to you within 24 hours of registration and good for 18 months.

Topics covered

  • In-Person Class
  • 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
  • Access to our Childbirth Web App. Sent to you within 24 hours of registration and good for 18 months.
  • Recommended for expectant parents in their 7th or 8th month of pregnancy

 

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.

 

NORWELL - Over The Moon Center

Breastfeeding Class (IN-PERSON)

includes... our Breastfeeding Web App!

Fee: $85 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.

Save $10 when you purchase the In-Person -“Prenatal Bundle.” The prenatal bundle includes 3 prenatal classes; In-Person Childbirth, In-Person Newborn Essentials, and In-Person Breastfeeding. First, select your In-Person 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
  • Access to our Breastfeeding Web App. Sent to you within 24 hours of registration and good for 18 months.

Over the Moon Parenting Center - Norwell

Newborn Essentials Class (IN-PERSON)

includes... our Newborn Essentials Web App!

Fee: $85 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
  • Access to our Newborn Essentials Web App. Sent to you within 24 hours of registration and good for 18 months.

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.

Over the Moon Parenting Center - Norwell

Infant and Child CPR Class (IN-PERSON)

South Shore Infant and Child CPR Class

Fee: IN-PERSON, $125 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. To register as an individual instead of a couple please call the center, cost for individual is $75.

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). Other common safety concerns for infants and children will also be discussed.

 

You may also be interested in our online “preparing for baby”, parenting workshops.

Over the Moon Parenting Center - Norwell only

Grandparents Essential Class (IN-PERSON)

Fee: $85 per couple for 2 hrs

Open

Congratulations Grandparents-to-be! Come meet with other Grandparents for a refresher on newborn care! This is an important time in your life as you prepare to become Grandparents to a precious new addition to your family. Learn from a newborn care expert what new changes have been implemented in baby care and the reasons why! Become more confident as you begin this journey with your family!

Topics Covered:
  • Normal newborn behavior and appearance
  • Updated feeding guidelines
  • Refresher on handling baby using a baby mannequin
  • Practice swaddling baby
  • New and time honored techniques for settling and soothing the newborn
  • Learn about the benefits of skin-to-skin
  • Refresher on burping, holding and changing diapers
  • Practice new infant massage techniques that can help soothe a gassy baby
  • Refresher on bathing a newborn
  • The updated American Academy of Pediatrics Guidelines for safe infant sleep and infant car seat safety.
  • The updated vaccination guidelines for infants


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