Beyond the Bump
Wellness and Parenting Education for Growing Families
The mission of Breathing Space includes supporting families during the transformative time of pregnancy, birth, and early childhood.
Beyond the Bump – Preparing for Baby
While childbirth preparation is important, the actual birth of baby is very brief compared what happens afterwards. Our prenatal Beyond the Bump workshop series covers wellness and parenting topics for new families: breastfeeding, baby care, normal infant sleep, postnatal recovery, planning for new parenthood and more.
Preparing to Breastfeed
Breastfeeding is often described as natural, but it isn’t always easy. In this class, parents will learn what to expect during the first days and weeks after birth, how to help get breastfeeding off to a good start, as well as what to do if things do not go as planned. Your instructor is an experienced International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC).
Understanding Infant Sleep
This class will help you understand why babies sleep the way they do. Information on creating safe sleep environments, parenting sleep tools, and common challenges will help your family navigate and balance everyone’s sleep needs.
Newborn Development and Care
Learn about life with a newborn, typical development, and baby care tips. Topics include soothing techniques, sleep, diapering, bathing and more. Parents will receive an extensive online resource following the class.
Planning for Postpartum
Four workshop series for $160 per couple or individual workshops for $50.
Comfort Measures and Labor Support
Yoga and Comfort Measures for Pregnancy & Labor
Prepare your partner to be your best comfort and support during the weeks leading up to and during labor. Learn birth prep partner yoga, massage and therapeutic tools to soothe physical and mental discomforts. We will cover breath work, gentle stretching, comfort measures, relaxation techniques, and enjoy one another while bonding with baby.
Beyond the Bump – Parent & Baby
During the first few months with baby, everyone is adjusting and learning. Our postnatal Beyond the Bump workshop series is part new parent support circle and part class presentation on topics of interest to new families: infant development, postnatal recovery and fitness, back-to-work planning and breastfeeding, introducing solids, postpartum mental health. Classes may be taken in any order, babies welcome.
Supporting Baby’s Development
Gain better insight about your infant’ development – motor, sensory, cognitive, language. Concerned about tummy time, milestones, or just not clear on what to look for? Join us for this informative discussion with an infant development specialist.
Sleeping Beyond the 4th Trimester
Many people are ready for the lack of sleep during the newborn period but have no idea what to expect as baby grows. We’ll talk about what’s normal for baby’s sleep after the newborn period; how sleep matures; and what you can do to support the whole family’s sleep.
Back to Work After Baby
Whether working from home, at the office, full- or part-time, parents have questions about how to manage the transition back to the work world after baby. Join an experienced lactation consultant and parent to discuss strategies and even trouble shoot specific situations.
Postpartum Mental Health and Self Care
Becoming a mom is one of the most wonderful, loving, and fulfilling experiences! It can also be a time of nonstop worry, guilt, and identity loss. We’ll talk frankly in a safe, supportive, nonjudgmental space about the emotional roller coaster new parenthood can be and learn healthy coping strategies to help you weather each storm as they come.
Your Postpartum Body
In this class, an infant development specialist will discuss current nutritional and feeding recommendations from medical community, how to know when your baby is developmentally ready to start solids, different approaches to infant feeding, how to support healthy sensory and oral motor development as it relates to feeding, and how to encourage an adventurous pallet in your child. We’ll also address and debunk some of the common myths and outdated advice still circulating about infant feeding.
Six class series for $90 or individual classes for $20. Additional discount for Baby Yoga & Play students.
Breastfeeding Support Group (free)
** Starting in June **
More Classes for After Baby Arrives
Breathing Space offers classes in infant massage and baby yoga for parents to learn activities and soothing techniques, bond with baby, and connect with other parents in a supportive environment.
Baby Yoga & Play
Each class includes dozens of fun, engaging, developmental supportive poses, activities, songs and rhymes for baby and caregiver. Learn more
Learn time-tested massage techniques in this class for pre-crawling baby and caregiver. Learn more