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. Reserve your spot complete the form below to register.

For 2021

FALL – August 18 – October 20, 2021

Begins Wednesday, August 18, 2021 at 7 pm

Location: Christ Reformed Presbyterian Church, 1102 Montgomery Street, Laurel, MD 20707

For 2022

WINTER – January 12 – March 16, 2022

Location: TBD


SPRING – April 27 – June 29, 2022

Location: TBD

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