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Childbirth and Family Education

ISIS PARENTING UPDATE: If you are a current Isis Parenting client, BID-Plymouth will honor your Isis membership (Isis receipt required) to attend our program(s) listed below free-of-charge.

To register for a class below, click on the interested link for registration information. Most of the classes below require calling 855-424-3759 (855-4-BIDPLY) to register.

Childbirth Preparation/Lamaze

A six-week series of classes covers exercise, breathing and relaxation techniques to prepare for labor and delivery. After delivery, an additional class allows couples to discuss their childbirth experience and early parenting concerns. Register at the beginning of your second trimester to ensure a convenient class for you.

When:

Mondays and Tuesdays, Beth Israel Deaconess - Plymouth
Thursdays, Sandwich

Fee:

$135

Weekend Intensive Childbirth Preparation/Lamaze

If you need to complete a childbirth preparation course in one weekend, this program is for you. All of the components of the six-week course are included.

When:

Saturday & Sunday, every 6 weeks

Time:

9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Fee:

$150

Lamaze Refresher/Vaginal Birth after Cesarean

For couples who have previously attended Childbirth Preparation/Lamaze classes, or had a cesarean delivery. It provides information on labor, relaxation and delivery techniques, and offers answers to questions and concerns. This course is recommended the month before your due date.

When:

Scheduled as needed

Fee:

$25

Baby Care

Receive valuable guidance from a Certified Childbirth Educator on a variety of childcare topics, including baby bathing, equipment needs, infant safety, behavior patterns and choosing a pediatrician. Pre-registration is required.

When:

Second Wednesday of each month

Fee:

$15

Art of Breastfeeding

To assist and encourage women in successful breastfeeding, these classes discuss the anatomy of the breast and milk production, positioning and latch, the physical and emotional needs of parents and infants, and expectations of breastfeeding. Taught by an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant. Supportive family members are encouraged to attend. Pre-registration is preferred.  

When:

First Wednesday of each month

Fee:

$15

Combining Breastfeeding & Working

This advanced course is designed for mothers on maternity leave who are currently breastfeeding or have taken our Art of Breastfeeding course. Register before you return to work. Babies are welcome.

When:

By arrangement with lactation consultant

Fee:

$25

Breastfeeding Support Group

Meet and talk to other moms who breastfeed. Peer counselors lead the group from Beth Israel Deaconess - Plymouth’s Lactation Center.

When:

Every Monday

Time:

Noon to 2:00 p.m.

Fee:

FREE

Siblings are Special

To prepare brothers and sisters for the birth of a new member of the family; we take children on a tour of The BirthPlace, encourage them to develop an understanding of childbirth and introduce them to baby care. Parents are encouraged to attend these sessions with their child(ren). Pre-registration is required.

When:

First Sunday of each month

Fee:

$25/family

Grandparents’ Program

This program offers a review of the latest changes on childbirth and infant care and suggestions on how grandparents can become involved in caring for the newest addition to your family. Pre-registration is preferred.

When:

First Sunday of every other month

Fee:

$40/family

Boot Camp for New Dads

An innovative workshop for first-time fathers with the mission of bringing out the best in new dads. Led by Boot Camp veterans and their babies, under the direction of a trained coach, this program enables new fathers to step up to the challenges of being a dad and feel confident about bringing their new baby home. Men training other men is a powerful formula for fatherhood success. Boot Camp veterans also benefit from networking and mutual support when they return with their babies to a future workshop.

When:

Call for next class

Fee:

$15

Parenting, Birth to Birthday

The focus of this class is common concerns and questions about caring for a new infant. Topics include child care, illness, nutrition, sleep habits, infant growth and development and lifestyle changes. A Certified Childbirth Educator leads discussions. Pre-registration is preferred.

When:

Every Tuesday

Time:

9:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Fee:

$5 per class

Parenting Your Toddler

Discussions led by a Certified Childbirth Educator focus on toddler behavior, effective parenting skills and your child’s changing personality. Pre-registration is preferred.

When:

Every Monday

Time:

9:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Fee:

$5 per class

Active Parenting 1,2,3,4

Helps parents face the special challenges of caring for children ages 1 to 4. It teaches parents the basic developmental stages and non-violent discipline skills, problemprevention techniques, encouragement skills, the importance of a child’s self-esteem and parental self-care. Scheduled on an as-needed basis by Sue West at 508-830-2929.

Active Parenting of Teens

Focuses on skills parents need to communicate effectively with pre-teens and teens, to encourage better behavior, use positive discipline techniques and teach responsibility. Program includes teen developmental issues and active problem-solving techniques. Scheduled on an as-needed basis by Sue West at 508-830-2929.

Infant Massage

Learn step-by-step techniques, progressive routines and special methods to soothe and nurture your baby.

When:

Tuesday (four-week session), offered every other month

Time:

12:30 to 2:00 p.m.

Fee:

$35 per 4-class series

On Bedrest: Childbirth Preparation Kit

Childbirth educational materials can be rented for two weeks. Three videos, a childbirth preparation booklet and a CD & tape on relaxation are included. Fee is $20 for a two-week rental. A deposit of $50 is required, which will be refunded upon return of the entire kit.

Maternity Services
275 Sandwich Street
Plymouth, MA 02360

508-830-2230

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