Newborn care class
Build confidence to care for your tiny new person.
There's this moment after your baby is born when you realize you're the one in charge of this new little life.
Our Newborn Care Class is developed to help you feel centered and confident with your new baby. From fingernails and diapering to bathing, doctor's visits and sleep, we've got you covered.
Learn all the expert insider tips.
with Tiffany Bernstein, postpartum doula
Birth Kalamazoo has always offered childbirth classes, but in supporting new families we realized that something was missing — the basics of newborn care. We want you to move into parenting feeling strong and confident.
Your instructor Tiffany Bernstein and our other postpartum doulas nurture new families in the weeks and months after their babies arrive. The doulas see exactly what new parents go through, from common questions to struggles. This is your chance to prep ahead of time for a better fourth trimester experience with your sweet tiny one.
Beyond the birth... let's get ready for this baby!
Some of the topics you'll learn about in class:
- Diapering basics, including hands-on practice
- Soothing tips for fussy babes
- Bathing and hygiene
- Dressing and swaddling
- Caring for tiny fingernails — filing and clipping
- Sleep safety and encouraging good sleep habits
- Biological newborn needs and realistic expectations
- Supplies you really need (and which to skip)
- Newborn development and milestones
- Working together as a team
- Warning signs and when to reach out for help
All this happens in a warm, encouraging and hands-on classroom. You'll have the chance to connect with other families who also have a newborn on the way — we need community as we enter new adventures!
Two-parent families are strongly encouraged to attend together, and the cost of the class includes two caregivers. You can attend solo if your partner is sick or not available, of course. If you are a single parent, you are warmly welcomed to come on your own or to bring another (not-pregnant) adult who will be helping you care for your baby.
Meet Tiffany Bernstein, postpartum doula, educator, and baby whisperer.
Tiffany Bernstein has been working with postpartum families since 2017. Whether she's supporting first-timers or veteran parents, she works hard to get families to the point where they feel confident in their new roles. Tiffany loves listening deeply and diving into her toolbox to help make the fourth trimester as smooth and enjoyable as possible. She also has advanced training in grief and loss, and in breastfeeding support as a certified Lactation Education Counselor with UC SanDiego. Together with Jayni Angeli, Tiffany co-teaches Birth Kalamazoo's breastfeeding / chestfeeding class for parents. When she's not working as a doula, Tiffany enjoys spending time with her husband and their two wonderfully energetic boys, tending to their family garden, and preserving and cooking delicious food. Tiffany is a certified postpartum doula with DONA International.
Newborn Care Class
Choose your date
Sunday from 2 - 6 p.m.
February 12, 2023
April 16, 2023
June 11, 2023
August 20, 2023
November 12, 2023
Classes are held at the
Center for Psychotherapy and Wellness
2001 Hudson Ave., Kalamazoo