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Star Babies Education

We invite you to come to one or more of our many classes on pregnancy and beyond. Take a look below at the classes we offer. If you see one you like, use the form on the right side of the page to sign up.

Breastfeeding Basics and Beyond

Class Duration: 1.5 hours

Come learn about the benefits of breastfeeding for you and for baby:

  • Discuss common misconceptions about breastfeeding.

  • Learn how to feed your infant.

  • How to spot infant hunger signs.

  • Explore the basics of using a breastfeeding pump. Learn the differences between electric vs. hand pump.

  • Learn how your breasts change and how your body produces milk.

  • Discuss the role of the support person and how they can help with feedings.

  • Discuss breastfeeding options for going back to work or school.

Car Seat Safety

Class Duration: 1 hour

Car seat safety. Come learn:

  • How to carefully read a car seat safety label.

  • Ways to safely install your baby's car seat.

  • When its time to upgrade to an appropriate car seat and its positioning as your child grows.

  • What items are appropriate for your baby while in a car seat.

What to bring:

If you already bought a car seat, please bring it to class for inspection and hands-on practice.

Childbirth Education

Class Duration: 4 hours

Childbirth classes prepare new mothers for the physical and emotional changes that happen during pregnancy, labor, and beyond.

Things to bring to class:

  • Nutritious lunch or snack.

  • Water or favorite beverage.

  • 2 medium pillows.

  • Light blanket or sweater.

  • Support person if possible.

Infant Care and Safe Sleep

Class Duration: 1.5 hours

Explore what to expect the first few weeks at home with a newborn baby and how to care for them:

  • How to bathe, diaper, and dress a newborn baby.

  • Know the different cries babies have and ways to soothe your baby.

  • Discuss newborn sleep patterns and how to safely put your baby to sleep.

  • Review crib safety and what is needed for baby to sleep safely.

  • Explore how to maximize support during the first few weeks.

Infant CPR (birth to 1-year old)

Class Duration: 2 hours

This is a non-certification class following the guidelines and techniques of the American Heart Association for performing CPR and how to respond if your baby is choking and/or not responding.

  • Hands on practice performing infant CPR.

  • The steps to take if your child is not breathing.

  • Discuss home safety and how to baby-proof your home.

  • Learn the 5 W's to call for help.

Becoming A Mom

Class Duration: 4.5 hours

The class combines topics from Childbirth, Breastfeeding, Infant Care/ Safe Sleep, and Car Seat Safety in a group setting.

Topics include:

  • What to expect during pregnancy.

  • Signs and symptoms of pre-term labor.

  • Birth and delivery process.

  • Postpartum care for mom and baby.

  • Postpartum blues and depression.

  • Parenting styles and communication.

  • How to set healthy boundaries and discipline.

  • How to get support and resources in the community.

  • Life changes with baby: work, school, relationships and most importantly, YOU.

* Locations vary throughout the community.