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.  Our workshops and support circles offer parents a safe place to learn about caring for baby and themselves. Our individual support services offer one-on-one support through the birth and early parenting period.

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. 

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.

Next date TBD ** stay tuned

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.

Lactation Support Circle

Monthly starting in June – Free (Donations Accepted)

This support group lead by our experienced lactation consultant (IBCLC) and postpartum doulas  is open to all parents who are nursing (breastfeeding or chestfeeding) or pumping milk to give a bottle. Topics will depend on the needs of the group may include anything related to lactation and breastfeeding babies. This is also a great opportunity for you to connect, share and form friendships with other parents. 

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

Infant Massage

Learn time-tested massage techniques in this class for pre-crawling baby and caregiver. Learn more

Baby Sign Language

Sign language workshop for parents of nearly 6 month old babies through talking. Learn more

“My 4-month-old and I enjoyed the peaceful experience of infant massage class.  I learned new ways to interact with and help her and enjoyed the opportunity to meet other new parents.  She loved the of attention and looking around at the other babies.”
- Kristen, Infant Massage parent

Upcoming Classes

May 30 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm St. March Church (Dance Studio)
Does it seem that just when you have gotten the hang of breast or bottle feeding baby, it’s time to start thinking about solid food? flickr user DevinF / cc license In this class, an… Continue Reading Birth & Baby
Jun 11 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm TBD (Eastern Market)
Whether planning to work 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, including the practicalities of breastfeeding while working.… Continue Reading Birth & Baby
Jun 11 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm Christ Church
We’ve all heard that it takes a village to raise a child. Unfortunately, new parents sometimes feel like they’ve been stranded a dessert island instead. Let’s start building that village. Join us or stay after… Continue Reading Birth & Baby
Jun 13 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm St. Marks Church
This support group is open to all parents who are nursing (breastfeeding or chestfeeding) or pumping milk to give a bottle. Topics will depend on the needs of the group may include anything related to… Continue Reading Birth & Baby
Jun 16 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm Hill Center
Massage is a great way to connect to your baby and has been shown to help babies sleep better, gain weight, reduce fussiness, improve health and relax. Our classes teach parents massage techniques in a… Continue Reading Birth & Baby
Jun 18 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm Christ Church
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:… Continue Reading Birth & Baby
Jun 23 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm Hill Center
Massage is a great way to connect to your baby and has been shown to help babies sleep better, gain weight, reduce fussiness, improve health and relax. Our classes teach parents massage techniques in a… Continue Reading Birth & Baby
Jun 30 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm Hill Center
Massage is a great way to connect to your baby and has been shown to help babies sleep better, gain weight, reduce fussiness, improve health and relax. Our classes teach parents massage techniques in a… Continue Reading Birth & Baby
Jul 9 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm Christ Church (Nursery)
Massage is a great way to connect to your baby and has been shown to help babies sleep better, gain weight, reduce fussiness, improve health and relax. Our classes teach parents massage techniques in a… Continue Reading Birth & Baby
Jul 13 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Capitol Hill TBD - confirming this week
Most children begin to communicate through speech at 15-18 months of age. With the use of sign language, families are now developing closer bonds with their children as they begin to communicate as early as… Continue Reading Birth & Baby
Jul 18 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm St. Marks Church
This support group is open to all parents who are nursing (breastfeeding or chestfeeding) or pumping milk to give a bottle. Topics will depend on the needs of the group may include anything related to… Continue Reading Birth & Baby
Aug 14 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm Christ Church (Nursery)
Massage is a great way to connect to your baby and has been shown to help babies sleep better, gain weight, reduce fussiness, improve health and relax. Our classes teach parents massage techniques in a… Continue Reading Birth & Baby
Aug 15 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm St. Marks Church
This support group is open to all parents who are nursing (breastfeeding or chestfeeding) or pumping milk to give a bottle. Topics will depend on the needs of the group may include anything related to… Continue Reading Birth & Baby
Sep 12 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm St. Marks Church
This support group is open to all parents who are nursing (breastfeeding or chestfeeding) or pumping milk to give a bottle. Topics will depend on the needs of the group may include anything related to… Continue Reading Birth & Baby
Sep 24 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm Christ Church
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:… Continue Reading Birth & Baby
Sep 25 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Shenanigans Art Space
Massage is a great way to connect to your baby and has been shown to help babies sleep better, gain weight, reduce fussiness, improve health and relax. Our classes teach parents massage techniques in a… Continue Reading Birth & Baby
Sep 26 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm St. March Church (Dance Studio)
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… Continue Reading Birth & Baby
Oct 6 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm Hill Center
Massage is a great way to connect to your baby and has been shown to help babies sleep better, gain weight, reduce fussiness, improve health and relax. Our classes teach parents massage techniques in a… Continue Reading Birth & Baby
Oct 17 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm St. Marks Church
This support group is open to all parents who are nursing (breastfeeding or chestfeeding) or pumping milk to give a bottle. Topics will depend on the needs of the group may include anything related to… Continue Reading Birth & Baby
Nov 12 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am St. Marks Church (Dance Studio)
Massage is a great way to connect to your baby and has been shown to help babies sleep better, gain weight, reduce fussiness, improve health and relax. Our classes teach parents massage techniques in a… Continue Reading Birth & Baby
Nov 21 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm St. Marks Church
This support group is open to all parents who are nursing (breastfeeding or chestfeeding) or pumping milk to give a bottle. Topics will depend on the needs of the group may include anything related to… Continue Reading Birth & Baby
Dec 19 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm St. Marks Church
This support group is open to all parents who are nursing (breastfeeding or chestfeeding) or pumping milk to give a bottle. Topics will depend on the needs of the group may include anything related to… Continue Reading Birth & Baby
      

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Flickr photo credits: baby bump by Tatiana VbB, new family by beglen, momma and babe by terencenance, mom commuting with stroller by foris ossterveld, / cc license

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