Prenatal and Parenting Classes by Boston NAPS

Newborn Essentials

Private $220/Group $100

Newborn Prenatal CareLearn how to care for your newborn with hands-on practice during this class.

You will also learn how to change a diaper, give a sponge bath, and perfect your newborn swaddle. Taught by an experienced Registered Nurse, this class will answer all your questions and prepare you for those first few months at home with a newborn. Topics Include:

  • The basics of a baby – understanding the difference between a baby and an adult
  • Normal newborn behaviors
  • What to expect right away after your delivery
  • Newborn care
  • The in’s-and-out’s for poops and pees
  • Newborn sleep cycle
  • Newborn feeding patterns and ways to feed (breastfeeding vs. bottle feeding)
  • Introducing bottles and pumping
  • Feeding your baby, diapering your baby and bathing your baby
  • Soothing your baby with the 5 S’s
  • Newborn safety, screening and vaccinations
  • Car seat safety

Breastfeeding Basics

Private $200/Group $75

Breastfeeding EssentialsThis class is taught by a Registered Nurse and Lactation Specialist.

This class prepares you for successfully breastfeeding your newborn. It is a valuable opportunity to discuss initiating breastfeeding, various feeding positions, skin-to-skin contact, and ensuring a successful latch. The course also includes a short video to demonstrate latching your baby during breastfeeding. Topics include:

  • The health benefits for both mothers and babies from breastfeeding
  • The anatomy and physiology of breastfeeding
  • How our bodies make milk
  • The in’s-and-out’s of poops and pees of a breastfed baby
  • The first hour of life after delivery
  • Skin to skin contact with your baby after delivery and beyond
  • Initiating and sustaining a successful latch
  • Positioning your baby during breastfeeding
  • Pumping and safe storage of breast milk
  • When to bottle feed or supplement for your baby

* For breastfeeding support after the birth of your baby, please CLICK HERE for more information about our in-home lactation visits.

Labor & Delivery Preparation

Private $325/Group $150

Childbirth PreparationLearn all you need to know for the birth of your baby in this course taught by an experienced Labor and Delivery Registered Nurse.

The course includes education, conversation and hands-on demonstration for labor and delivery, as well as ways your partner can support you through labor. Topics include:

  • Pregnancy discomforts and remedies
  • Anatomy and physiology of pregnancy
  • Routine testing done in pregnancy by your doctor or midwife
  • Preparing for labor and knowing when to call your doctor
  • Contraction patterns and breathing techniques
  • Natural childbirth
  • Pain management options during labor
  • Vaginal deliveries and cesarean sections
  • Recovering after delivery
  • This class also provides hands-on demonstrations of ways your partner can support you

Infant & Child First Aid CPR Class

Private $220/Group $100

Infant Child CPR First AidThis class is taught by a BLS certified Registered Nurse and is based on the teachings of the American Heart Association’s Family and Friends CPR Anytime program.

The course covers CPR response for an infant and child as well as what to do if an infant or child is choking. Discussion topics include first aid response for cuts, burns, anaphylaxis, head injuries, bee stings, and more. Topics include:

  • Infant CPR demonstration and hands-on practice
  • Child CPR demonstration and hands-on practice
  • Infant choking and how to respond
  • Child choking and how to respond
  • When to call 911 and what to do until help arrives
  • First Aid for cuts, burns, head injuries, and bee stings
  • How to recognize an allergic reaction and/or anaphylaxis and demonstration and practice for using an Epi-Pen