You won't want to be without this anchor during the whirlwind of early parenting. Build community as you meet other new parents, learn new skills, and get your bearings. This refreshing, relaxed and very parent-baby friendly class is perfect to support you as you navigate early parenting, your changing relationships, and growing instincts. Attend this class as early as is comfortable for you in the 0-3 month phase. It's not unusual for babies to be even days old starting this class and it's also find to wait until later if you're still healing and nesting.
Topics: Each class addresses the unique needs of the participants and usually range from the practical - such as sleep strategies, feeding solutions, baby and parent development, and infant massage - to the more thoughtful - like understanding your birth and early parenting experience, observing how your relationships with friends and family have changed, and building a filter for all of the information and advice that comes your way as a parent.
Class Flow: Classes consist of a check-in for each participant with uniquely designed questions of the day followed by resource sharing and skill building related to the topic of the day.
$70 for One Parent + Baby. This is a six (6) hour class series held over four weeks. We encourage you to plan to stay for an additional half hour after class, if you're able, for tea and conversation.
Partners: We encourage partners to join class! While classes are currently held remotely over Zoom, we ask for a suggested donation of $10 per session attended. Your donation supports the nonprofit community supported parenting work that Birth Roots brings to Greater Portland, including offering our bi-annual Baby Booty sale, our classes, and events. After completing your class registration, please visit our Donation Website if you wish to donate for sessions your partner attends. Thank you!
Please ask us about our Class Cancellation Policy (soon to be updated on our new website). Scholarships are available.
Note: Prenatal registrations are encouraged. Register based on your estimated due date and we'll work with you to find the best fit class when your babe arrives.
Classes are online through at least May 2021. Decisions about in-person or online will be made on a month by month basis after that.
All class times listed are in EASTERN TIME.