New Portland Doula Collaborative Classes

January 7, 2015

We are now offering the following classes in our space each week for you to enjoy!  Give us a call if you have questions!

 

Babywearing Group-FREE

Mondays 10:30-11:30am

 

Come join our staff and learn the basics of baby wearing.  Learn how to effectively and correctly tie your wrap or carrier to ensure proper fit in our cozy and welcoming space.  This class also talks about the many benefits to wearing your little one to help promote the parent/child bond.  This is a free group that meets every week to address challenges and come up with solutions to baby wearing and much more!

 

 

The Body Mechanics Of Having Kids-$15.00

Mondays 11:30-12:30

 

This advanced class will demo wraps and carriers, as well as find the correct fit for your body type, and child’s size.  Postural analysis is included in this class which meets every week to address the challenges that having kiddos presents to parents, both emotionally, and physically.  Other topics covered in this weekly class include body mechanics training, alternatives for carrying that heavy infant carseat, how to ward off body aches while nursing or feeding your little one, as well as postural awareness instruction for parents with multiple children at home.

 

 

Infant Massage-$15.00

Tuesdays 10-11am

 

Come learn calming and soothing techniques for your little one to help facilitate a stronger bond, help with tummy upset, gas and reflux issues, and to have fun!  This class is taught by Maine’s only certified pediatric massage therapist who has over 10 years experience in the field!  We make infant massage simple and fun!

 

 

New Mommas Group-Free

Wednesdays 10:00-11:30am

 

Come join other new moms to share your triumphs and challenges in a safe space where all our welcome to share.  Hearing what other mom’s are dealing with and sharing your thoughts on shared topics offers peace of mind, and ideas to try.  

 

 

Comfort Measures During Labor-$15.00

Wednesdays 5:30-6:30pm

 

Are you expecting?  Wondering what you and your partner can do to make labor and delivery a bit less scary, and more comforting?  This is the class for you!  Topics covered in this weekly class include comfort measures that can be used in each stage of labor including pushing and delivery, remedies for common chess and pains during pregnancy, what to bring to the hospital, what can your partner do to help, and much much more!  We suggest bringing dad along to learn.  Don’t worry we make topics easy to understand, fun, and non-intimidating for all!

 

 

Advanced Breastfeeding Class-$15.00

Thursdays 9:30-11:00am

 

This class deals with complex breastfeeding issues including tongue tie, supply regulation, returning to work, nipple and breast pain issues, nipple shield weaning strategies, nursing multiples and much more.  This class not only addresses these topics but offers simple solutions you can put in place at home to quell problems, and is facilitated by a Certified Lactation Counselor.  

 

 

Breastfeeding Support Group-$15.00

Fridays 9:30-11:00am

 

This free group meets every week to help discuss the basic challenges of breastfeeding, help to find solutions to those problems, help to refer to others when needed, and create a feeling of community for new moms.  Come weight your baby on our scale, and discuss your breastfeeding routines with your fellow moms in our comfortable space.

 

 

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