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VALLEY ISLE CHILDBIRTH EDUCATION

EXPECTANT PARENT CLASSES

2010


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: Week of:                      January 6                                 July 21

                                                                            February 24                             September 8 

                                                                            April 14                                         October 27     

                                                                            June 2

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


"CHILDBIRTH TO THE MAX"  ONE DAY WORKSHOP

Saturday, 9am-4:30pm

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 thorough understanding of the birthing process.  Complete training packet provided.

Class size is limited to the first 10 paid couples.

Starting Dates: Week of:                    January 23                                July 24

                                                                            March 20                                    September 18

                                                                            May 22                                          November 20
                                                                                
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Fee:        $85 per family - Discount available for Kaiser members

                                                                           
"COMPREHENSIVE INFANT CARE"   (4 WEEKS)
Thursday,  6-8pm

This in-depth "hands-on" course will cover the baby's first year.  Topics will include the following: Coping with crying, bathing, diapering, newborn development, infant safety, illness infant feeding, even how to make your own baby foods!  It's a must class in helping the expectant parent gain the confidence needed to care for their newborn. Prepare to have fun and learn a lot!  Grandparents and other family members are welcome to attend also.  Complete packet materials included. 

Starting Date:                                     February 4                                       August 5

                                                                      May 6                                                  October 7                                                                                                                              

Fee:     125 per family 



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 BASIC INFANT CARE   (2 WEEKS)

Thursday,   6-8 PM

Topics include the following: Normal Newborn, Dr. Karp Infant Crying Technique, Diapering, Bathing, Infant Illness, Layette Supplies. 

Class Dates:                                            March 11 & 18                           September 9 & 16

                                                                       June 10 & 17                               December 2 & 9

                                                         **Tuesday classes added              December 7 & 14  

Fee:      $60 per family

                                    

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

DOCTOR KARP INFANT CALMING CLASS

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.

Class Dates;                                           January 27                              June 23

Wednesday, 5-6 pm                         March 17                                   August 11

                                                                       May 5                                          September 29

                                                                       November 17

Fee:      $20 per family                                                          
  

                                                    

 BREAST IS BEST   (1 CLASS)

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. The pros and cons of different types of breastpumps and equipment demonstrations will also be included.

Class Date:                                                January 25                             May 24                                 September 27

Monday, 5:45 – 8pm                       February 22                           June 28                                  October 25

                                                                        March 29                                  July 26                                   November 29

                                                                        April 26                                    August 23                              December 20

Fee:  $35 per family

 

INFANT CPR  (1 CLASS)

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.

Class Date:                                            January 23                                 July 31

Friday, 6-8 pm                                    March 27                                    September 18

                              May 22                                          November 19

Fee:        $30 per person

 

CRADLES AND CAREERS – Returning To Work  (1 CLASS)

This one night workshop is designed to ease the stress of returning to work. The class will give the expectant mother proven time management skills to ease the transition back to work. Topics include setting up childcare, organizing your schedule to include the new baby, working and breastfeeding and much more.

Class dates:                                               April 28                                       October 13

Tuesdays, 6-8 pm                                June 23                                       December 8

                                                                        August 11                                                                                             

Fee:        $35 per family


CALL EARLY TO REGISTER

572-5237

 

All major credit cards and personal checks accepted for payment.

All class fees subjected to a 4% state tax.

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