VALLEY ISLE CHILDBIRTH EDUCATION

EXPECTANT PARENT CLASSES

2012


PROVIDING QUALITY EDUCATION AND SUPPORT SERVICES FOR YOUR BABY’S FIRST YEAR!



CHILDBIRTH PREPARATION SERIES   (6 WEEKS)

Wednesdays,  6-8 pm

This six-week series of classes is Maui’s most comprehensive childbirth preparation series, taught to over 3000 island families. If you’re looking for a small class environment, this is the class for you. Its “hands-on” style of teaching will keep the learner highly motivated and eagerly awaiting the next class. It is especially designed to foster the development of childbirth preparation techniques. Learn both the Lamaze and Bradley techniques, the latest in pain reduction methods, relaxation training, coping skills with variations of labor, support care and much, much more!  Complete training packet provided.  Class size is limited to the first 8 paid couples.

                Starting Dates:                   January 4 - February 8                              July 25 - August 29

                                                                       February 22 - March 28                           September 12 - October 17 

                                                                       April 11 - May 23                                            November 7 - December 19     

                                                                       June 6 - July 18

Fee:    $160 per family -  Discount available for Kaiser and Maui Medical Group members
                 
         Or try our NEW "EARLY BIRD SPECIAL" if  5 - 7pm is a better time of day for you...


"EARLY BIRD" CHILDBIRTH PREPARATION SERIES   (6 WEEKS)

Tuesdays,  5-7 pm

This is the same series of childbirth preparation classes, only starting and ending earlier in the evening.

                Starting Dates:                    January 17 - February 21                 July 31 - September -4

                                                                        March 6 - April 10                                 September 25 - October 30

                                                                        April 24 - May 29                                   November 6 - December 18

                                                                        June 12 - July 17

Fee:   $160 per family - Discounts available for Kaiser and Maui Medical Group members

"CHILDBIRTH ESSENTIALS”    ONE DAY WORKSHOP
Saturday,  9–4 pm

This one-day workshop is for expectant families that have a demanding work schedule, unable to go to night classes, couples needing a refresher course or where a one-day class is just more convenient.  Instruction will be provided by a certified childbirth educator. Couples will also receive guidelines on how to develop the birthing techniques at home. This condensed six hour course (one and a half hour for lunch) will give the participants tools they can choose from for their labor, as well as have a through understanding of the birthing process.  Complete training packet provided.  Class size limited to the first 10 paid couples.

                Class Dates:                          January 21                           July 24

                                                                      March 17                              September 15

                                                                      May 19                                   November 17                                        

Fee:     $85 per family 



INFANT CARE  - PART ONE   "THE FIRST MONTH"   (2 WEEKS)

Thursdays, 6 - 8 pm

Topics include the following: Normal Newborn, Coping with Crying, Dr. Karp No Crying Technique, Diapering, Bathing, Layette Supplies.  Packet materials included.

             Class Dates:                          January 19 & 26                      July 5 & 12                              December 21 & 28 

                                                                    March 22 & 29
                         September 13 & 20

                                                                    May 3 & 10                                  November 1 & 8

Fee:      $60 per family


INFANT CARE - PART TWO   "BEYOND THE FIRST MONTH"  (2 WEEKS) 

Thursdays, 6-8 pm


This series focuses on topics relevant to the first year of the baby's life.  Topics include: Safety In and Around the Home, Car Seat Safety, Babies and Pets, Infant Illness, Why Breastfeed?, Bottle Feeding, Introducing Solid Foods and even How to Make Your Own Baby Foods!

                Class Dates:                        February 16 & 23                        August 9 & 16
                                                                    
                                                                    April 5 & 12                                    October 11 & 18

                                                                    June 14 & 21                                December 8 & 15
                                                                                                                             
                                                                 
Fee:      $60.00 per family

                                    
DOCTOR KARP INFANT CALMING CLASS

Wednesdays, 5 - 6 pm

Doctor Harvey Karp is a U.C.L.A. pediatrician and inventor of the famous “5 S’s” to calm a crying baby. First time parents list their baby’s crying as the #1 stressor in new parenthood, this technique will give you the skills you need to help your baby stop crying and bring calm back to the home.  Handouts included.

             Class Dates:                              January 25                              June 27                                December 5

                                                                       March 14                                   August 8

                                                                       May 9                                          October 3

                                                               

Fee:      $20 per family                                                           


                                                        

BREAST IS BEST   (1 CLASS)

Mondays, 5:30 - 8 pm

Breastfeeding is a natural part of the childbearing process but also a learned art. This class will give skills and information, which will enhance success of the nursing family. Nursing fundamentals, problem resolution, feeding positions and latch-on technique are covered, as well as the strategies and equipment needed by the nursing mother returning to work.  Special attention is given to the breastfeeding mother returning to work.  We will learn how to safely collect and store your milk, when to introduce the bottle, and organizing tips for making this important transition.  Breastpumps and supplies will also be demonstrated and can be purchased at the class site. 

                Class Dates:                            January 30                             May 21                                 September 24

                                                                         February 27                           June 57                                  October 29

                                                                        March 26                                  July 30                                   November 26

                                                                        April 23                                    August 27                              December 17

Fee:     $35 per family 



INFANT CPR   (1 CLASS)

Fridays, 6 - 8 pm

This non-certified course will provide expectant parents with the “hands-on” skills necessary to conduct proper CPR techniques for newborns. It is being taught by a certified instructor and is highly recommended to anyone who will be caring for your baby. This includes expectant parents, grandparents, family members and care providers. Handout materials included.

                Class Date:                            January 25                                 August 26

                                                                      March 30                                    October 19

                                                                      May 25                                          

Fee:        $30 per person

 



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All major credit cards and personal checks accepted for payment.

All class fees subjected to a 4% state tax.