Parenting 101: Pregnancy and Beyond

Quality parenting classes to equip and empower you

Parenting 101 – The ABC’s of Parenting is a series of classes is designed to educate and support first-time, expecting parents. Qualified community professionals provide instruction in a safe, comfortable group setting where parents are encouraged to learn, share, and ask questions. The three stage format is designed to walk anyone through their pregnancy and beyond. 

Although the program is split into three parts and is progressive in nature, so you can join in along the way The full series is roughly 10 classes with different topics each week. Parenting 101 is offered at least twice a year.

Parenting 101: Pregnancy and Beyond

Stage One: Pregnancy Basics

In this cluster of classes, we will address such questions as, “Now that I’m pregnant, what is going to happen to my body? What does my baby look like? What should I eat (or not eat)? Should I exercise? Is it safe to smoke?”

Some topics include

  • Fetal Development
  • Pregnancy Nutrition

Stage Two: Baby Basics

“What will labor and delivery be like? Do I want to breastfeed or bottle feed? How do I find a doctor for my baby?”

All these questions are common when preparing to bring a baby into your life. With these three classes, we hope to ease the anxiety of the unknown. We want to make sure you are equipped to enjoy the new arrival into your family.

Some topics include

  • Childbirth and Infant Care
  • Immunizations: What are they and why does my baby need them?

Stage Three: Family Basics

Building a strong foundation is important to having a healthy family, You’ll benefit from and be challenged by asking the following questions: “How important is a dad? How do I discipline my child? What do I believe about God and want to pass on to my child?”

Some topics include

  • Loving Discipline and Attachment
  • The Daddy Factor
  • Household Safety
  • Kid Friendly Menus


The LPC's ultrasound services are suspended as of Tuesday, April 20, 2021. The center is not able to provide limited obstetrical ultrasound to confirm a viable pregnancy. We can provide referrals for ultrasound services.

If you think you might be pregnant and need someone to listen to your concerns, discuss what pregnancy means for you and your life, or ask questions as you weigh your pregnancy decision. We are here to help you. Please call 301-776-9996.

If this is an emergency, please call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room.

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