PPLD and Nurse Family Partnership are partnering to present a 6-week series that invites expecting parents to attend to learn about topics related to pregnancy, labor & delivery, the first six weeks following birth, nutrition, infant feeding, breastfeeding, and more. Each week features a different topic. Community professionals present information and are available to answer questions. The Prenatal sessions take place on Zoom on Wednesdays from 12 p.m. – 1 p.m. starting July 7, 2021. Presenters are available from 1 – 1:30 p.m. to answer additional questions. To learn more about the series and the individual sessions, please visit https://ppld.org/whats-new/prenatal-series. Registration is required; however, each session has an individual registration so expecting and new parents can select the topics that most interest them – see topics below. In addition, participants earn one entry for a $50 gift card each time they attend one of the Prenatal Series sessions. One $50 gift card will be given away at the conclusion of the July session!
Each session attended earns you an entry for a prize to be given away following the last session. You can earn up to six entries!
- July 7: Birth Plan, Labor & Delivery, and the First Week After Birth
This session will cover birth plans and alternatives to medicines. We will discuss medications you may encounter in the hospital, the first week after birth, what happens in the hospital, and more!
- July 14: Postpartum – The First 6 Weeks
Wonder what life will be like the first six weeks after your baby is born? At this session, we will discuss healing, rest, and mental health in postpartum. Learn about self-care during pregnancy and after baby’s arrival, so you can take care of yourself, too!
- July 21: Sleep and Purple Crying
Having trouble getting enough rest? Learn techniques to help you and your newborn rest. Discover what the Purple Crying Period is and tools you can use to help calm your baby. Learn about the Best Start Program and how you can get a Best Start Baby Box.
- July 28: Breastfeeding
This session will cover breastfeeding how-to’s, latching, support, education, and more!
- Aug. 4: Nutrition and Infant Feeding
Do you wonder what nutrition looks like during pregnancy and postpartum? We will discuss nutrition for mom and also look at infant feeding. Learn about WIC and the resources it offers.
- Aug. 11: Early Literacy and Prenatal Yoga
This week learn about brain development and the five early literacy practices to begin at birth. Then practice a few prenatal moves introduced by a certified yoga instructor. Finally, learn about Peak Vista’s First Visitor program.