Natural Childbirth Class – The Bradley Method of Husband Coached Childbirth offers intensive preparation and education for expectant parents. The class size is limited to just 5 couples so that there is plenty of individual attention. This 10 week series covers everything from the anatomy and physiology of birth to birth plans and relaxation techniques. Students learn exactly what to expect at each stage of labor and practice various scenarios. Husbands and wives work together to achieve the goal of a medication-free birth. A Student Workbook with over 130 pages and 75+ pictures is included in the price of the price of the class. Jen Berry has been a Bradley instructor for 8 years, and has helped numerous families achieve the birth they wanted.
Christian Childbirth Class– Courtney Buckley is a childbirth educator who has created a distinctly Christian childbirth series. Her class combines all the practical aspects of childbirth with an emphasis on relying on the Lord and growing spiritually through pregnancy and childbirth. The class includes specific instruction on fear and how to alleviate and release your fears. It also deals briefly with Genesis 3:16-17 and how that relates to us today. Other practical aspects of instruction include positions for labor and birth, how to write a birth plan and preparation for husbands.
Hypno Birthing – The Mongan Method is a unique method of relaxed, natural childbirth education that uses self-hypnosis techniques. Classes emphasize pregnancy and childbirth as well as pre-birth parenting and the consciousness of the pre-born baby. Women learn to use their natural instincts to achieve a safe, comfortable birth, Participants learn to view labor as hard work and pressure rather than pain. Marsha Mathes, Certified Hypnobirthing Instructor teaches the Hypnobirthing classes and limits her classes to 5 couples. Participants in the 5 week series receive the HypnoBirthing text as well as the Rainbow Relaxation CD.
Breastfeeding Class – Come learn the basics of breastfeeding from one of our staff IBCLCs! Class meets in the evening on the second Thursday of every month at 6:30 pm. $20 per couple.
Breastfeeding Multiples Class – Breastfeeding one child can be a challenge at first, but breastfeeding multiples comes with its own challenges. Come learn the basics of breastfeeding and tips to help out with the difficulties associated with nursing more than one baby! Class meets on the first Saturday of every month at 10 am. $20 per couple.
Lean Classes – This program by Dr. William Sears gives parents information about Lifestyle, Exercise, Attitude and Nutrition. Classes are available for women who are trying to get pregnant, expectant moms, and moms of children up to age 12. Classes meet in the evenings on the 3rd Thursday of every month. Cost is $25.00 per class
Infant Signs Class – COMING SOON! This class teaches you and your baby how to communicate via basic American Sign Language.
Meet-Ups Groups at ANM
Cloth Diapering Swap- This free group meets bi-monthly. Cloth diapering moms get together and swap or sell their cloth diapers. For parents interested in cloth diapering there is a class at the beginning of the swap to teach the wonders of cloth diapering. Check our Facebook page under events to see when the next swap happens. https://www.facebook.com/anurturingmoment
New and Expectant Parents Meet-up – This free group for expectant parents meets the first Thursday of each month at 6:00 pm. Learn more at NewParents.Meetup.Com
Mommy Milk Meet-Up – Nursing mothers will find support and encouragement at this group that meets the first Monday and third Saturday of each month at 10:00 am. Learn more at MommyMilk.Meetup.Com
Attachment Parenting Meet-up – Get together with other moms and babies for support, fun and sharing.
Learn more at AttachmentParenting.Meetup.Com
* If you would like more information on any of the above classes or meet-ups please contact us through our “Contact Us” page or you can call us at 256-489-2590