Classes & Events
Breastfeeding is one of the best gifts you can give your new baby, but is a skill that is learned. This 2 hour class is taught by our Stork IBCLC. This class is designed to discuss the benefits of breastfeeding as well as providing useful tips regarding infant feeding cues, positioning, and correct latch. You will have a better understanding of realistic expectations for the first few weeks and how to troubleshoot common issues. Any concerns or fears you have about breastfeeding will be addressed, as we tailor each class to our client’s learning needs.
**We also offer an on-demand version of this class available to watch anytime!**
Our experienced childbirth educator provides a perfect alternative for those parents unable to attend group classes over a period of weeks to gain the skills and knowledge for labor and birth. You have the opportunity to customize your childbirth education experience in the privacy of your own home or in our downtown office. Our educator will help you focus on building your confidence on your body’s ability to give birth. We will also discuss pain relief options, massage, relaxation methods, breathing and medications. Our educators are familiar with many types of childbirth education methods such as Birthing From Within, Hypnobirthing, Prepared Childbirth, and more. You have the option to add hospital preparation to this class.
Infant/Child CPR + Choking
This is first on every parents list. We can help you sort it all out! Every parent should be trained on emergency resuscitation of their child. A Stork Registered Nurse will teach you the basics of child CPR and the heimlich maneuver in a 1 hour class so you can have confidence should an emergent situation arise. This class is not a certification class. Most parents pair this class with Newborn Preparation.
The first weeks of having your newborn home can be mystifying, and wonderful all at the same time. Our Stork educator will help you take on this new responsibility with confidence and preparedness. This class covers all you need to know about baby’s first weeks and months at home.
This one hour class taught by a Stork Postpartum RN or Postpartum doula. It touches on all aspects related to postpartum recovery. The educator will prepare you for recovery from a vaginal or Cesarean birth. Attending this class is great for partners or caretakers to learn how to care for a new mother. This class can be customized to add developing your own postpartum care plan.
The goal of this 2 hour class is to emotionally and psychologically prepare couples on becoming parents for the first time. Our expert parenting coach educates and guides you on ways to support each other during your exciting transition as parents and help you work on effective communication skills. She provides a non-judgemental and non-clinical ear to allow vulnerability to discuss topics to strengthen your relationship.
So your darling little child is now old enough to not only have an opinion, but to voice it! Now what? How do we get our kids to listen to us, to clean up their toys, to believe in themselves, to feel capable and confident? Simply by learning the skills necessary to help children feel cooperative. When we speak to children a certain way they will be more likely to listen to us! We just need to learn how to change our words (and our attitude) to help encourage the best in our children. In our six-week workshop called How To Talk So Kids Will Listen (And Listen So Kids Will Talk) We will educate you on how to:
- Hear and understand your child’s concerns
- Help your child develop a realistic and positive self-image
- Engage your child’s willing cooperation
- Set limits while maintaining peace
- Cope with your child’s negative feelings
- Express anger without damaging or hurting
- Resolve conflicts peacefully
- Create a family atmosphere of love and respect.
Life with Baby Workshop
Our Life With Baby class is suited for any family who is new to newborn and postpartum life. This class is taught by a brilliant postpartum doula, Ashley DiStefano, who is certified to walk your family through this amazing workbook (created by Austin locals Amy Tucker and Erin Fassnacht). This class is done with your partner and will cover nutrition, sleep, mental health, and self care. Families have the option to add-on extra consulting for nursery planning and setting up your home for a smooth transition of bringing baby home. You will walk away feeling confident in your detailed and customized postpartum plan.