PRENATAL & POSTPARTUM SUPPORT

Learn how to have happy, healthy families from pregnancy right into the first year of your child’s life. Our prenatal programs prepare you for childbirth, breastfeeding and the early weeks of parenting while our postpartum programming helps supports healthy family relationships and include activities for parents and babies to enjoy together.


FIRST THINGS FIRST

Wednesdays
7:00 - 9:00 PM
At The Hub Downtown
For expectant parents

  • July 24, 31, August 7, 14, 2019;

  • October 2, 9, 16, 23, 2019;

  • January 8, 15, 22, 29, 2020


This four-week series of prenatal classes is held on a quarterly basis to help expecting parents prepare for childbirth, breastfeeding and the early days and weeks of parenthood.

  • Week one: Childbirth preparation and strategies for relaxation and comfort

  • Week two: The medical side of childbirth; strategies for relaxation and comfort; postpartum recovery

  • Week three: Preparation for breastfeeding and emotional wellness for families

  • Week four: Newborn care and the transition to parenthood


BRINGING BABY HOME

Wednesdays
6:30 - 8:00 PM
At The Hub Downtown
For expectant couples and couples with children 0-18 months

  • June 5, 12, 19, 26, 2019;

  • November 6, 13, 20, 27, 2019;

  • March 4, 11, 18, 25, 2020

This series of classes is ideal for expectant couples and couples with children 0-18 months. Babies not yet crawling are welcome to attend with their parents. Partners should attend together.

Big changes happen when children come along! Learning how to stay connected as a couple and finding healthy ways to solve problems are important to happy and healthy relationships that last. Take some time out to connect with your partner and practice skills that you can use for a lifetime. Based on the work of Dr. John and Julie Gottman.

Week 1: Staying connected with your partner

Week 2: Your emotional bank account and being a good listener

Week 3: The Four Steps of Constructive Problem Solving

Week 4: Date Night! Preserving Intimacy and creating shared meaning as a couple


MOMS MATTER POSTPARTUM SUPPORT GROUP

Tuesdays
1:00 - 2:00 PM
At The Hub Timberlea
For expectant and new moms

Moms Matter is a drop-in support group for expectant and new moms, giving them a safe and encouraging space to learn strategies to help through the ups and downs of motherhood.

April 2: Who Am I Now? The Motherhood Role

April 9: Managing Anxiety

April 16: Building a Strong Bond with your Baby

April 23: Your Baby’s Temperament

April 30: Maternal Mental Health Week "Make and Take" surprise!

May 7: Partners: the Four Steps to Constructive Problem Solving

May 14: Healthy Sleep

May 21: Returning to Work

May 28: Pelvic Health (with special guest from Accel Physical Therapy)

June 4: Parenting and everybody else’s opinions

June 11: Ages and Stages Questionnaires for infants

June 18: I don’t Feel like Myself: PMD’s and treatment options

June 25: Picnic and Stroller Walk at Holy Trinity track*

*Bring your lunch at 12:00 followed by the stroller walk at 1:00


MINDFUL MOTHERHOOD

Thursdays
9:00 - 10:00 AM
At The Hub Downtown
For moms with infants 8 weeks to pre-crawling

  • October 3- November 14

  • February 20-March 26


Combining mom and baby yoga with mindfulness practices that can be integrated into your everyday life, Mindful Motherhood helps you stay balanced, healthy and connected with your baby. 


HEALTHY PREGNANCY FAIR

Coming Soon…

Expectant parents in Wood Buffalo come together to learn how to stay healthy during pregnancy, childbirth and baby’s first year. The day will be filled with local presenters, vendors and community partners  and a prenatal yoga class. A light lunch will be provided.