CLASSES & EVENTS

PROVIDING HOPE, HEALTH AND HEALING TO FAMILIES OF THE EASTERN SHORE

POSTPARTUM RECOVERY & INFANT CARE WORKSHOP

empowering your birth

breastfeeding basics

POSTPARTUM RECOVERY & INFANT CARE WORKSHOP

This workshop is hands on and full of fun for soon-to-be parents and experienced parents who’d like a refresher on taking care of a newborn. We will be talking about what REALLY happens when you bring your new baby home. Get ready to laugh and get comfortable as we explore topics including:

Each registration includes 2 adults and a light lunch. Class size is limited to ensure there is time to address your specific concerns and questions.

Private Infant Care Classes are also available

Bringing baby home: what to expect the first weeks
Bathing and diapering
Umbilical cord care
Circumcised and un-circumcised penis care
Baby wearing 
Infant sleeping

Bonding with your baby
Comfort techniques
Postpartum Recovery including postpartum mood disorders, healing from vaginal births and C-sections and emotional recovery 
AND MORE!

EMPOWERING YOUR BIRTH

Through insightful conversations, a hands-on approach to coping techniques, and creative exercises intended to strengthen the bond between you and your support team, you will gain the skills, wisdom and confidence needed to empower your birth experience. This is a high energy interactive workshop focused on evidence-based knowledge to help you feel empowered and confident during your birth experience. Whether you are planning a home or hospital birth, having your first or subsequent child, hoping for a natural labor, or still exploring your options, you will learn: 

We welcome families during any stage of their pregnancy – but highly recommend taking this series during your second trimester – as having time to assimilate the information, practice the techniques and build deeper connection with yourself, partner and baby during pregnancy is so helpful for your birth process. Each registration includes 2 adults. Class size is limited to ensure there is time to address your specific concerns and questions.

Comfort Measures and Techniques 
Protecting Your Birth Space
How To Make Informed Decisions Surrounding Your Labor Birth

How To Communicate Effectively with your Partner and Birth Team 
Create A Birth Plan 
And More!

Breastfeeding Basics

Whatever your breastfeeding goals are, this fun and informative workshop will prepare and empower you to use your intuition to decide what is best for you and your baby. Breastfeeding is normal but it’s not but it is not instinctual and comes with its own unique challenges. This class will help you start feeding and nurturing your newborn with confidence from their very first latch!

Learn what to expect in the first few days with your newborn, how to asses latch and positioning, how to know things are going well and when to ask for help. Like all of our workshops you will learn, discuss and get your questions answered in a supportive and non-judgmental setting. This workshop will cover: 

This class is designed for expecting mommas and their partner because a well-informed partner is an invaluable support. Expecting mommas are also welcome to come alone or along with another support person. This workshop can be taken at any point during your pregnancy, but many choose to take the course in the third trimester.

How to know if baby is getting enough.
How to trouble shoot common early nursing problems.
Going back to work and making a pumping plan.
And much more!

Receive non-judgmental and compassionate support around your birthing experience, tips for physical healing in the immediate postpartum, insight on self-care throughout the first months of mothering and beyond, and resources to support your family’s well-being. Be with an intimate group of women, create deeper friendships, and sit in a space where you can say it all, and be ALL of who you are. Crying, angelic, hungry, satiated, laughing, fussy, sleeping babies (and mothers) welcome 

So come out grab a cup of frozen yogurt and find your mom tribe. See you mommas soon!

To find the upcoming dates and locations as well as meet other moms check out our Facebook Group Here!

Please join me in a Mommy Mingle to connect about your motherhood and postpartum journey

Whatever your breastfeeding goals are, this fun and informative support group will prepare and empower you to use your intuition to decide what is best for you and your baby. Breastfeeding is normal but it is not instinctual and comes with its own unique challenges. Get your questions answered in a safe space with nonjudgmental support. Topics of interest include:


To find the upcoming dates and locations as well as meet other moms check out our Facebook Group Here!

Returning To Work: Pumping Plans

How To Trouble Shoot Common Early Nursing Problems

How Do I Know My Baby Is Getting Enough

This group was created to offer support to one another through the difficult journey of life after pregnancy loss. We recognize the limited support resources available in our local area, and strive to offer a safe and validating space for moms to connect. The grief and healing journey is part of your own unique experience and we ask that all group members are respectful of where each person is in their own journey. This space is safe, supportive, validating, and compassionate. There is no pressure to share- you do not need to take part in the dialogue of this group; it is more than OK for you to just be in the presence of other bereaved parents.

For some families, this journey extends to trying to conceive again, and subsequent pregnancies following loss (rainbow pregnancy). We recognize the continued need for support during these times and welcome families wherever they are in their journey. We also recognize that it can be painful at times to be in a space with pregnant women when your heart is so full of ache and longing. Our goal is to create a safe space for all. 

This group is not meant to offer mental health or medical advice. If you are seeking assistance in these areas, please contact us and we will help connect you to local resources

To find the upcoming dates and locations as well as meet other moms check out our Facebook Group Here!

The support group is free, peer-led and judgment-free. It meets in a confidential and safe environment for sharing stories, discussing problems and seeking solutions for women who are pregnant; or, who have recently given birth and are experiencing anxiety, depression or unwanted thoughts or behaviors.

To find the upcoming dates and locations as well as meet other moms check out our Facebook Group Here!

This group is not meant to offer mental health or medical advice. If you are seeking assistance in these areas, please contact us and we will help connect you to local resources

Becoming a mother can be the most rewarding yet overwhelming experiences in your life. Struggling with mental health can make this time in your life seem impossible to enjoy. Our Postpartum Depression and Anxiety Support Group was created to help educate, empower, and provide hope during your pregnancy and after the birth of your baby.

We offer support for women who are experiencing unexpected and challenging emotions during pregnancy and throughout the first year. These can include:

You feel like “I can’t do this.”

You feel irritated or angry. You feel resentment toward your baby, or your partner, or your friends.

You know something is wrong. You may not know you have a perinatal mood disorder, but you know the way you are feeling is NOT right.

You worry that if you reach out for help people will judge you

You feel like you can’t sleep because “something may happen to my baby”

Lower Eastern Shore NICU Families is a peer-led support group for parents of preemies and infants that experienced a prolonged NICU stay. Through in-person and online meetings, our group offers members community, support and education on topics relating to prematurely born and medically fragile children.

We strive to build a strong community where families can openly discuss their NICU experience and share together in the joys and challenges of raising prematurely born children or medically fragile children. Our goal is to ease the trauma, stigma and feelings of isolation that often accompany the birth of a preemie or NICU baby.

This group is not meant to offer mental health or medical advice. If you are seeking assistance in these areas, please contact us and we will help connect you to local resources

To find the upcoming dates and locations as well as meet other moms check out our Facebook Group Here!