Classes & Support Groups
SUPPORTING EACH OTHER AND BUILDING COMMUNITY
COVID-19: We're working with clients to adapt our services considering changing hospital policies and honoring "social distancing" recommendations. Please reach out for more information.
***June 2021: groups are on pause but stay tuned...we're hoping to start these up again soon -- virtually and possibly in-person in Astoria***
Do you have a new baby? Are you looking to connect? Are you excited? Isolated? Overwhelmed? Wanting to share how it’s going and get support? Birth and parenting ignite changes that are both joyful and challenging. Join in conversation and community during your postpartum time. We will follow the interest of the group; however, class topics will include the following:
*Birth and Parenthood*YOU—self image, body image, self-care
*Baby Blues vs Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorder*Sleep & Soothing
*Tummy Time and Play*Coping Skills & Techniques
*Establishing Healthy Boundaries
*Partners and sex
*Relationships—old & new, childless
*Differing Parenting Philosophies
*Returning To Work (or not)
New Parent Support
Virtual Babywearing 101
with ADC resident babywearing expert & postpartum doula, Adriane Stare
Baby carriers do good things for babies. They help with feeding cues, settle gassy stomachs, build strength, lessen crying and improve sleep. They also allow parents to keep their children close while attending to their own needs. In the city, the practical benefits are obvious - it’s simply way easier to maneuver in tight spaces like buses, stairways and shops with a carrier - oh, and your hands are free too! This class is ideal for expectant families, and families with newborns, who are interested in choosing a new baby carrier and learning about all of their babywearing options in one sitting.
Check out upcoming dates, pricing & register at: https://www.adrianestare.com/classes
Gather into our circle of support. People who are well supported have greater success meeting their breastfeeding goals—let’s be there for each other. Share what it’s been like for you, what you are needing and what you have learned. Tap into your intuition, trust yourself, your body, and your baby. We support you in finding the infant feeding methods that work best for your family.
Several of our doulas are also lactation or breastfeeding counselors and can offer prenatal breastfeeding classes or postpartum support to help you troubleshoot those early days of nursing your baby. Please contact us to learn more and for help!