The time you’ve been waiting nine months (or longer!) for is finally here! Your baby is coming soon!
And as I’m sure you’ve noticed, everyone and their mom has “helpful” unsolicited advice to share. Never sleep with the baby, sleep train as soon as possible, pump your breastmilk, don’t pump… and the list goes on, and on… and on.
There’s a lot to know out there, and information is always changing. With new science and updates to our medical and behavior pools of knowledge, the recommendations and safety information has changed dramatically from the time of our parents and grandparents.
That’s why Doulas of Shanghai developed their newborn care workshop to answer the big questions that come with bringing a little person home with you. We bring you the most up-to-date evidence based information, so you can know you’re making the best choices for you and your family.
This workshop is designed with your busy schedule in mind. It’s only three hours long, but will teach you about:
Baby’s first latch
Baby weight loss and weight gain
How to know your baby is getting enough milk
Avoiding common early breastfeeding obstacles
Safe sleep and reducing SIDS risk
Baby’s first bath
Self care and recovery after birth
Recovery red flags after vaginal and cesarean birth
Promoting partner and baby bonding
And much more!
Newborn care classes are the first step to feeling more confident about bringing your baby home, and will help mitigate against the fear and anxiety that some parents feel when they find themselves at home and totally responsible for their baby. You’ll know just what to do, and if you don’t, you’ll know how to find the answers to your questions from helpful sources!
This workshop is taught by Holly Hurst, a certified postpartum doula, childbirth educator, and lactation counselor (University of California-San Diego). Contact Doulas of Shanghai to register for our group and private classes, both online and in-person in Shanghai.
Our next workshop is:
Monday, September 5, 2022
Contact us for more info about newborn care classes, or to talk to one of our doulas for birth or postpartum support.