Early Parenting Workshops
The Birthing Year
Plan ahead for the adjustment to motherhood or fatherhood . Our full spectrum workshops go beyond the ‘birth day’ to help you prepare for what comes next.
All workshops are free to the public and offered in convenient locations throughout Central Vermont. Scroll down for workshop descriptions.
POSTPARTUM PACKAGE (offered as a series; register for just one or all three!)
Instructor: Lauriana Campanile, CPD
Facilitated by certified postpartum doula and Good Beginnings Program Director Lauriana Campanile, these three workshops will give you the tools and information you need to prepare for the first months of parenthood. Offered as a three-part series or a one-day weekend workshop. Private sessions also possible upon request
HOW TO POSTPARTUM LIKE A BOSS
#Likeaboss means doing something amazingly well. This class will prepare you to do just that during your postpartum recovery. Learn what to expect after birth from bottom to top. How to coordinate adequate rest and recovery from birth by creating a postpartum care plan, set up a meal train, and simplify the first month. Understand postpartum body changes and how to care for your healing postpartum bits. Topics include: perineal care, sleep, exercise, relationship, cesarean recovery emotions, and postpartum simplifying, and planning your support system. Postpartum Care Plan booklet provided so you can rock your recovery by knowing how to care for yourself!
INFANT OWNER’S MANUAL
What every new parent should know about newborn babies! topics include: newborn appearance, jaundice, breathing, umbilical care, un/circumcision care, bowel + bladder functions, diapering, taking baby’s temperature, sleep crying, bathing, clothing, newborn senses, SIDS, safety, and more.This class covers the new baby basics for newbie parents and is a comprehensive review for parents expecting again.
SECURE ATTACHMENT HACKS
Straight talk on what it takes to create a secure attachment with your new baby + how anyone can achieve it. It’s not as hard as you may think. The great news is that you don’t have to be perfect, your life doesn’t have to be perfect, and secure attachment isn’t unattainable! You don’t need an advanced degree, superhuman powers, or an expensive stroller to give your child the best possible foundation in life. Learn the emotional, practical, and developmental information that you will need to achieve the secure attachment bond that you and your baby deserve.
All Birthing Year workshops are free to any expectant parent. This workshop series is made possible due to generous support by the Children’s Trust Foundation and other donors. Grant funding does not completely cover the costs associated with the series. While payment is not required, we gratefully accept donations. A suggested donation of $25 will help us continue to offer Birthing Year Workshops to all Central Vermont expectant parents, regardless of income or circumstance.