This class was formally known as Dads Only and Expectant Partner
This class is for those who support the birth parent after the birth of the baby - partner, support person, father, mother, dad, mom, boyfriend, girlfriend, wife, husband, co-parent, grandparent, friend, family member, female and/or male
nurturer, mother figures, and anyone that wants to understand the importance of supporting the birth parent in the postpartum period.
You will learn about the early weeks of recovery after birth, postpartum health, and be able to offer support for the birth parent. Education will be provided on getting the laboring birth parent to the hospital, care for the birth parent and newborn
during the hospital stay, and the first few weeks of care and safety of the new baby at home. You will become knowledgeable in baby health, characteristics, behaviors, crying patterns, how to comfort and current safety recommendations. Baby basics:
holding, feeding, burping, bathing, diapering, and safe sleep practices will be reviewed.