Group Workshops

 

Our group workshops are held monthly, on the first Saturday afternoon at Optimal Wellness for Life , 1812 Baltimore Blvd. Suite C, Westminster, MD 21157. OW is conveniently located on Rt. 140 between Westminster and Finksburg, near the intersection with Bethel Road.

 

Infant Care Workshop

Saturday March 3, 2018 1:00-4:00 pm

Congratulations! 

Soon you will be snuggling your sweet baby, inhaling the almost intoxicating scent of their precious little head while they doze peacefully on your chest. Or should they be in the swing, bouncer, co-sleeper, bassinet, wrap, crib or carrier. With a pacifier, or without? In a swaddle or sleep sack? 

 

We can help you answer these questions, and more! 

 

Whether you are a new parent or simply need a refresher, after our Infant Care workshop, you will be up to date on the latest baby gadget trends, professional recommendations and current safety measures. The cost for this workshop is $90.

Click here to register for our Infant Care workshop.

 
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  • Infant Feeding 

    • breastfeeding & pumping 
    • breastmilk handling & storage
    • paced bottle feeding
  • Cleaning and Diapering

    • cloth vs. disposable diapers
    • intact/circumcised penis care
    • cord stump care and bathing.
  • Safety

    • Safe sleep practices
    • Car seats
    • Baby Gadgets
    • Babyproofing
  • Infant Soothing

    • Swaddling
    • Pacifiers
    • Babywearing

Comfort Measures for Labor Workshop

Saturday may 5, 2018 1:00-4:00 pm

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No matter what your ideals and plans for labor entail, whether it's an epidural or other medicinal pain relief, or you prefer to be unmedicated, our 3 hour Comfort Measures Workshop will provide you and your partner with the tools and techniques to achieve your goals. 

Partners and support persons encouraged to attend!

This interactive 3 hour workshop will include:

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  • A brief explanation on the physiology of vaginal birth
  • Utilizing what is available: birth or peanut ball, Rebozo, squat bar
  • Stretches and exercises
  • Labor and birthing body positions

Please wear comfortable clothing that allows for your maximum (albeit pregnancy restricted) range of motion. Participants are welcome to bring a yoga/birth ball in your correct size as well as a pillow or yoga mat for floor exercises.  

 

The cost for this workshop is $90. To register, click here or email us at hello@doulasofcentralmaryland.com


Grandparent's Workshop

saturday april 7, 2018 1:00-4:00 pm

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If becoming a parent was one of your most life changing moments, seeing your child become a parent themselves, is a close second!

Our Grandparent's Workshop will ensure you or your parents have evidence based, up to date recommendations on current safety measures, infant feeding and comforting strategies. The current generation of grandparents are more involved in their grandchildren's lives than ever before; many are serving as caregivers for their grandchildren as their own sons and daughters return to the workplace. 

Not sure about the difference between a Bumbo and a Boppy? Questions about breastmilk storage, mixing formula, paced bottle feeding and sanitation? We've got you covered. 

Discussion topics for this workshop include:

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  • In the delivery room

  • The 4th Trimester

  • Supporting the new family

  • Postpartum Recovery

  • Infant Feeding
    • Paced bottle feeding
    • Breastmilk handling and storage
    • Formula preparation
  • Infant Hygeine
    • Diapering
    • Bathing
  • Bonding and Soothing
    • Skin to skin
    • Babywearing
  • Safety Measures
    • Car seats
    • baby gadgets
    • safe sleep practices

We look forward to supporting your growing family! To register to attend our Grandparent's Workshops, click here, email us at hello@doulasofcentralmaryland.com or call 410-871-8148.