Bring your partner or support person and join us for hands-on workshops, community-building and comprehensive instruction. Our bootcamp program combines our three most popular childbirth and parenting classes into an immersive, full-day experience:
We only hold 1 bootcamp every quarter, so please plan ahead for your due date!
What to Expect
Class Duration: 9 hours (8-5 p.m.)
Cost: $325 (Price includes 1 support person and lunch.)
Location: St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center in Brighton
Taught by a Labor and Delivery Registered Nurse.
You will be grouped with parents who have a due date close to yours, so you can meet and create relationships. You will also have the opportunity to browse offerings from local vendors and service providers who cater to the needs of growing families.
All attendees leave with resources to connect with Boston NAPS and other event attendees online and through Facebook, so the new baby education, community, and support you receive will continue to your due date.
Labor & Delivery
Pregnancy discomforts and remedies
Routine pregnancy testing by your doctor or midwife
Preparing for labor and knowing when to call your doctor
Contraction patterns and breathing techniques
Pain management options during labor
Vaginal deliveries and cesarean sections
Recovering after delivery
The first hour of life after delivery
Skin-to-skin contact with your baby after delivery and beyond
Initiating and sustaining a successful latch
Positioning your baby during breastfeeding
What to expect with poops and pees from a breastfed baby
Pumping and safe storage of breast milk
When to bottle feed or supplement for your baby
Feeding your baby, diapering your baby and bathing your baby
Soothing your baby with the 5 S's
Normal newborn behaviors
Newborn sleep cycle
Newborn feeding patterns and ways to feed (breastfeeding vs. bottle feeding)
Newborn safety, screening and vaccinations
Car seat safety
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