Thursday, September 23, 2010

Childbirth Preparation Class This Saturday

We know how challenging and overwhelming labor can be. Childbirth education is extremely important to help calm those fears.

Join us for a full childbirth education class in a nurturing, private environment.

Your body knows how to give birth and your baby knows how to be born, but that doesn't mean expectant couples don't have questions! Come join other expectant parents to gain the knowledge and confidence you will need to meet the challenges of labor. We'll prepare you for the big day, from how to write a birth plan to informing you of your choices surrounding your baby's birth.

A full childbirth preparation series, we'll discuss everything from the stages of labor, to comfort measures, to what to pack. Couples are encouraged to bring a pillow and a birth or exercise ball (if needed, instructor will have one available).

- SEPT 25 - OCT 16 - NOV 16 - DEC 4
- Given by Christina Duff, CD(DONA)
- $200 per couple
- Limited to 5 couples
- 10:30-4:30, with plenty of opportunities for breaks

Private Classes Available, call Nurture for details. Click here to register.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Infant Massage Class Starts Tomorrow!

Touch is a vital necessity to ensure a healthy, happy infant. Through a parent's loving touch, babies feel loved and secure. Numerous studies now show that infant massage plays a significant role in promoting the proper growth and healthy development of infants. Massage stimulates the nerves, increases blood flow and strengthens the immune system. In addition, massage can help to relieve many childhood complaints, from colic (rubbing baby's belly can help to relieve and gas and regulate digestion) to congestion (which can be eased through a chest massage). Infant Massage can help your baby to fuss less and sleep better. What parent wouldn't want that for their child?

You can learn more about the benefits and Infant Massage, and how to do it yourself at our Infant Massage class. Parents and babies birth through one year are welcome as well as older siblings. Please bring a baby blanket and bed size pillow.

Expectant parents are also welcome. A doll will be provided for in class practice.

Registration is required as space is limited.

Wednesdays 10:30 - 12:00
5 week session - Sept 22 - Oct 20
$75 for the session

Classes start tomorrow! You can register here.