Newborn and Parenting Techniques Series
(NEWBORN TO 3 MONTHS)
For Moms and Babies
You spent months preparing for the arrival of your baby. You prepared your body and your mind for the experience of giving birth. Continue using the skills you acquired and share the journey of motherhood with other new moms in a safe, supportive, non-judgmental environment.
These 90-minute sessions will assist you as you discover and implement your vision and goals for yourself as a parent and for your baby. You will learn centering practices specific to support these early weeks and months of parenting. We will also cover topics and experience interactive activities in the realm of self-care for moms, soothing your baby, infant sleep and feeding, and new roles and relationships.
There will be time for questions each session and access to your course facilitator during the week.
8 week Series
90 minutes per session
Meets on Mondays at 11 am – 12:30 pm CT
(9 am PST, 12 pm EST)
Your Birth Story
Every birth is unique and perfect. Some births occur exactly the way you had imagined and sometimes your body and your baby had a different plan. Sharing your story is powerful. Owning your story is empowering. In this session, you will have the opportunity to give language to your experience and let go of any regrets or resentments that may be stopping you from fully embracing the miracle that you and your baby created together.
Your Beliefs about Mothering
Your Vision as a Mother
Your Vision as a Mother
You probably already have a pretty good idea of what you think makes a “good” or a “bad” mom. There are things that you will NEVER say to your own child because of your own painful memories and things that you feel you MUST do because it worked for you.
In this session, we will dismantle these preconceived ideas of motherhood in order to open up a whole new world of possibilities that will have you listen and see your child for who he/she/they are without having to parent in a specific way. You will also discover your own innate strengths and gifts that you get to offer to your child but also to yourself.
Roots and Wings
Since ancient times, rituals have been at the center of religions, sporting events, theater debuts… What makes a ritual relevant and meaningful? How does implementing rituals into your daily, weekly, monthly, or yearly practice support a strong upbringing and family dynamic? From bedtime and morning routine rituals to holidays and the changes of the seasons, you will begin to create your own sacred memories that will last a lifetime.
Many mothers become completely consumed by the needs of their babies. This is good. Our babies depend on us for their survival. But learning how to continue to care for yourself while being a committed mom is not something that anyone has ever taught you. This is the foundation for the many years ahead of you as a mother to place yourself and your wellbeing above all in order to be able to care for your child in all the ways you will want and need to in the future.
So… How’s sex these days? How are you feeling about your body? Are you keeping in touch with old friends or have you made some new ones? What are you thinking about your professional life? A LOT has changed and it is hard to pause to consider what has been going on and if it is working for you and the people you engage in your intimate life and in your communities. There is nothing wrong and there may be some questions you have or ideas worth considering to support those relationships and goals that are important to you.
Eating is something every human being has to do to survive. Our bodies fed our babies in utero and beyond. But now it is time to allow the earth and the world to nourish them. This class is to inform and assist you in creating an approach to food that will set your child up for a lifetime of nutritional wellbeing. You will discover your own beliefs about food and create new meal-time practices. Recipes and instructions included! Facilitated by Rachel Yellin and Devora Fish.
Your Parenting Style?
At Yes To Birth! we believe in kindness. As you move into a new phase with your baby there are bound to be bumps and falls along the way and this series offers your an approach to parenting that is infused with gentleness, flexibility, nurturing, and goodness. We will address various philosophies of parenting that will give you the knowledge and best practices to work with and find the approach that works best for you. We will briefly cover Positive Parenting, Attachment Parenting, Conscious Parenting, Holistic Parenting, Slow Parenting
Being a parent is about progress, not perfection. It can be exquisite and overwhelming at times. Here is where we will develop a plan to keep a supportive parenting community in place to share your concerns, questions, ideas and more as you venture out into the world with your precious child. In this session, we will generate a map of resources that you will be sourced from as new challenges arise.
All classes meet via zoom web conferencing and are facilitated by course educator, Devora Fish, unless otherwise noted.
Meet Your Facilitator
Devora has worked in the field of Family Education Since 1994. She has served professionally as a childbirth educator, doula, and postpartum doula as well as a guidance counselor, life-coach, hypnotherapist, teacher, and end-of-life caregiver. She has been responsible for designing curriculum, training educators and healthcare practitioners, facilitating new mom groups, family retreats, and workshops, and coaching parents.
Devora received her M.Ed from Lesley University in 1997 as well as post-graduate certifications and continuing education credits in Family Education, Family Yoga, Childbirth Education, Hypnotherapy, Storytelling, and Life Coaching. She continues to volunteer for numerous family-centered non-profit organizations.
Devora lives in Nashville, TN with her husband, 4 teens, and 4 dogs.