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 that are 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, you can join at any time. The full series is roughly 10 classes with different topics each week. Parenting 101 is offered three times a year. Complete the form below to register.

 

April 27 – June 29, 2022 | Location: Zoom

 

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

What our past Parenting Class Grads have had to say: 

“This program has made me even more excited about my baby girl. As a new mom, while I was excited when I found out I was pregnant, I instantly became super nervous. This class has made me feel more prepared and ready to take care of my baby. Even the classes that I didn’t know I needed were super helpful. Topics that I never thought of and facts that I didn’t know were brought up that I had no clue about. I am really grateful for this class.”
The program was great! So many wonderful topics covered! I feel more prepared with overall infant care. I enjoyed the classes on household safety, infant care, discipline, and oral health. It was so nice to talk with others and share stories! I’m sad it’s ending!
The parenting class has given me a great education on what to expect from a number of perspectives. I like the fact that the curriculum is bible-led and faith-based and opens with prayer and has a scripture related with each lesson. It has equipped me to be a better parent by introducing aspects of parenthood that I have not considered. This helps me to create a plan that is more ready for the real world of parenthood.