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Unfortunately, no classes in-person in Boston have spots left, but 15 classes live online are available.

Parenting through a Jewish Lens

92nd Street Y

Parenting is a challenging and rewarding journey. Many parents are seeking models of how to transmit ethical values and traditions to their children. Judaism provides a wealth of insights that can help us navigate the paths we choose and how we parent. In PTJL, parents will come together in small group settings, learning from Jewish wisdom that enriches them and their families. This six-session program provides information and tools, while building...

Wednesday Apr 10th, 12–1pm Eastern Time

 (7 sessions)

$180

7 sessions

Becoming Parents: What You Really Need to Know

92nd Street Y

Find out what to expect, what is "normal" and where to go for help in those first few months. This session covers important topics, such as sleep, behavior, temperament, helping your child develop a schedule, balancing competing family demands and typical experiences of newborns and their parents. Price is per couple.

Tuesday Oct 24th, 6–8pm Eastern Time

$65
for 2 students

HypnoBirthing (Online)

Sakinah Birth @ Online Class

What Is HypnoBirthing - The Mongan Method? The HypnoBirthing Philosophy is simple: Birth is instinctive and can be experienced in a calm, joyful and more comfortable manner. Fear, anxiety, and anguish do not have to accompany pregnant women and their birthing experiences. Why HypnoBirthing? HypnoBirthing is a comprehensive and evidence-based childbirth education program. This amazing program teaches both mother and partner about birthing in a...

Sunday Oct 15th, 3–6pm Central Time

 (5 sessions)

$300

5 sessions

Infant Sleep Live Webinar

Birth Day Presence @ Online Classroom

Join our expert and Pediatric Sleep Consultant for an informative class full of practical advice and guidance on infant sleep. This live webinar will help expecting parents learn about all things sleep in the early days of having a newborn and provide an opportunity for Q&A.  We will cover:  understanding normal infant sleep patterns  creating a safe sleep environment for you baby  tips for new parents to maximize their...

Sunday Dec 10th, 7–8pm Eastern Time

Preparing for Postpartum

Birth Day Presence @ Online Classroom

Postpartum planning and preparation is more critical than ever during the COVID-19 pandemic. Social distancing requirements mean that new parents cannot rely on the in-person support of family, friends, and overnight care providers like postpartum doulas. You CAN do this! And planning will help make a smoother, easier transition to parenthood.  Jada Shapiro, founder of boober and Birth Day Presence, will help you learn more about what postpartum...

Thursday Oct 12th, 6–8pm Eastern Time

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Childbirth Education Basics (3 Hours)

Birth Day Presence @ Online Classroom

Birth Day Presence childbirth preparation classes are well rounded and accessible. As doulas and childbirth educators, we have assisted thousands of expectant parents through a wide range of birth choices and experiences. We welcome all types of families and individuals. Designed for the busy New Yorker. Pricing is per couple or single + support person. Class is a blend of lecture, video, demonstration and practice and will include, but not be...

Tuesday Oct 3rd, 6–9pm Eastern Time

Toddler Sleep

92nd Street Y

Imagine this: You start the bedtime routine at 6:45 pm. By 7 pm, your children are soundly sleeping, and you are running a bubble bath for yourself or cozying up on the couch for some Netflix. You can have your evenings back AND have happy, well-rested children. Toddlers can learn to fall asleep independently and to sleep all night even if they’ve never done so before! It’s not too late. In this class we’ll cover: Bedtime routines: exact...

Wednesday Nov 1st, 1–2pm Eastern Time

Pelvic Floor Preparation

Birth Day Presence @ Online Classroom

Finding Your Core & Pelvic Floor, Pre and Postpartum (Online) In this class, you will have a chance to: Connect with breath as a tool for engaging and releasing our pelvic floor Practice low impact strengthening exercises for the core and pelvic floor to promote stability and alignment Do simple, effective stretches for the upper back, neck, and shoulders to alleviate everyday tension and stress from pregnancy and mothering

Thursday Oct 26th, 6–7pm Eastern Time

How to Get Your Baby to Sleep

92nd Street Y

Whether your baby is here or you’re still expecting, baby sleep can create a lot of anxiety. But you don’t have to be afraid! Without a doubt, you will be tired in the early months, but it doesn’t have to last for long and there are a lot of things you can do to set your baby up to be a great sleeper. It may even create such great habits that “sleep training” is not necessary. We’ll cover: Sleep environment: how to optimize the...

Wednesday Nov 1st, 12–1pm Eastern Time

Online HypnoBirthing (Houston)

Born Free Birthing @ Virtual Classroom

For generations women have been conditioned to believe birth is a terrifying and painful experience. We have been bombarded with horror story after horror story, the next being more frightening than the last. Because of this, women have forgotten or just don't believe their bodies are capable of having a normal, natural birth.  This is why HypnoBirthing® is so important. I teach my mom's and their birthing companions about the Fear-Tension-Pain...

Monday Nov 6th, 6–8:30pm Central Time

 (5 sessions)

$300

5 sessions

Caring for a Newborn

92nd Street Y

An essential class for expectant and adopting families.  The instructors will discuss everything from choosing a pediatrician, PKU screening and vaccines. They will cover bathing, feeding, what the baby needs and what to expect during those first weeks at home.  Please Note: Prices are per couple.

Thursday Nov 2nd, 6:30–9:30pm Eastern Time

Lactation & Newborn Care Basics

Birth Day Presence @ Online Classroom

Our Lactation & Newborn Care Fundamentals class helps expecting families become familiar with the basics of infant care & body feeding in the early days and weeks after birth to start with confidence! Topics covered will include: Understanding normal infant behavior, communication, appearance and sleep patterns Understanding common newborn procedures in the hospital Understanding the basics of soothing, diapering, umbilical cord care,...

Tuesday Oct 10th, 6–8pm Eastern Time

Get Ready! – Feeding Your Baby

92nd Street Y

This class is an overview of ALL of the ways you can feed your newborn: breastfeeding, formula feeding, pumping, or any combination thereof. We’ll cover the basics of getting off to a good start with breastfeeding, as well as what to expect from your baby and how to know if they are getting enough. We’ll also cover how to prepare and feed your baby formula and/or pumped milk. You’ll leave with information and resources on how to best feed...

Thursday Dec 14th, 8–9pm Eastern Time

Little Sips of Selfhood: Professional Practices for the Parent Artist

Penumbra Foundation @ Virtual Classroom

Writer Natasha Randall describes looking at Twitter in between moments of mothering as taking “little sips of selfhood”— a seemingly mundane act but one that reconnects her to her community and her identity outside of motherhood.   This course aims to help parent artists restart, renew, reinvigorate, or begin their creative practice in the context of their parenthood. The class will include some readings and undemanding yet engaging...

Thursday Oct 5th, 8–10pm Eastern Time

 (6 sessions)

$465

6 sessions

Welfare: Law, Poverty, and Social Reproduction

Brooklyn Institute for Social Research @ Online Classroom

“Welfare” is often equated simply with money. In fact, it’s a body of law, implemented by administrative agencies and aimed at the regulation of working-class families. Sometimes referred to as “the criminal law for women,” the latter family regulation system, like the criminal legal system, has a long history as a state apparatus of racialized social control. As Dorothy Roberts has pointed out, “the family policing system played an...

Wednesday Nov 15th, 6:30–9:30pm Eastern Time

 (4 sessions)

$335

4 sessions

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