Labor + birth class

28-36 weeks
pregnant

The Labor + Birth Class is at the heart of Parent Craft, providing the essentials of what you need to know to prepare for labor, birth and beyond. 

We explore the fundamentals of labor and birth with an emphasis on how to promote an effective labor and navigate unexpected diversions. We develop a toolkit of techniques and resources to ready your nest and strengthen your partnerships at home and in the community as you prepare for this life-changing experience.

Topics discussed:

• What is happening during labor and birth? What are the four stages? 
• Toolkit of techniques for labor support including: positions and movement, specific partner suggestions
• Common interventions + medications; building trust with providers around these conversations
• Identifying internal and external resources
• The golden hour: initiating breastfeeding, newborn procedures
• Postpartum pearls of wisdom 

One-Day Weekend Class 10am-6pm (8 hours) OR
3 Week Weeknight Class 6:30pm-9:30pm (9 hours total)
Cost: $375* 

*Cost includes: 
-partner or support person attendance
-35-page printed booklet with abundant postpartum resources
-snack fuel & herbal tea -direct email access to Casey for pregnancy and postpartum referrals and support


Fourth trimester

take while pregnant, ideally after labor + birth class

Breastfeeding / Newborn / Postpartum Support

The days and weeks after childbirth (the Fourth Trimester) are an integral part of the complex social, emotional and physical journey into parenthood . We will discuss the day to day challenges and exciting adventures of life as a newly postpartum parenting family.

Topics Discussed: 

• What to Expect in Baby's First Days
• Basic Newborn Care and the Needs of Young Infants
• Getting Breastfeeding Off to a Good Start: Latching, Positioning and Making Milk
• Care and Nurturing of your Postpartum Body
• Common Challenges: Crying, Calming and Sleep
• Creating Sustainable Routines

Offered Monthly: 3.5-Hour Weekend Class
Cost: $175
Partner or Support Person Welcome

 

all about baby

for parent and their baby(ies) ages newborn to 6 months

 

Infant Development Classes + Workshops

All About Baby 4-Week Class Series

Our original curriculum is a rich educational experience that will leave you with a deep understanding of your baby’s development in the first year of life. This group is facilitated by an Infant Development Specialist who will act as a resource, guide the conversation, and answer your questions about baby along the way. Our goal is to empower you to thrive as a parent and enjoy the journey.

Topics discussed:

  • Temperament and responsive caregiving

  • Sleep and self/co-regulation

  • Supporting motor development

  • Feeding and play

Connect with other parents, learn, and laugh together in a supportive space. Each session will be devoted to a specific topic. Intentional small class sizes allow curriculum to be catered to your interest + needs.

Four Tuesday Sessions 1pm-2:30pm Cost: $225 Parent + Baby

All About Baby Workshops

Your Baby Understood

A baby’s first year is a time of rapid growth and development for the whole family! Learn practical information and skills to support your baby through caregiving, responsiveness and relationship.

Topics discussed:

  • attachment and how it evolves

  • how to read and respond to your baby’s communication cues

  • using caregiving tasks as opportunities for connection

  • how babies learn and how to support them

  • balancing your own needs and your baby’s

Baby Sleep in the First Year

Sleep unfolds uniquely for every family. We will demystify baby sleep by discussing how infants develop, how to support babies in this process, and how to balance our needs and theirs.

Topics discussed:

  • developmental sleep stages of the first year

  • sleep regressions: what they are and how to handle them

  • balancing your needs and your baby’s

  • understanding the roles of culture, biology, and personality in sleep

First Saturday of Each Month Cost: $75 (additional partner $15) 10am-12pm Parent + Baby


 

*The nature of Parent Craft pregnancy classwork is to create a safe, intimate space where participants are able to share freely about their pregnancy experience and strengthen connections with other Parent Craft participants. Class size is limited to a maximum of 8-10 people. Please contact us with any questions.