The health and safety of our clients, staff and volunteers is always our top priority, especially during this COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. Nested is SUSPENDING ALL of our IN-PERSON classes: 3/15/2020 through 5/10/2020.  Nested classes are going virtual! Details coming soon…

 

Newborn Care and Infant CPR Boot Camp

Nested’s Newborn Care and Infant CPR Boot Camp is a comprehensive class that will prepare you for the moment your baby is born through the first few anxiety-provoking months. We take you on a journey from the day of discharge through your newborn’s first few months at home.

Our emphasis is setting your family up for a smooth transition, promoting a healthy baby, parents and supporting community.

  • Review normal newborn appearance and hospital discharge logistics
  • Learn signs of newborn illness and when to call your pediatrician
  • Our clinical instructors will demonstrate swaddling, soothing techniques, bathing and changing diapers
  • Parents will learn choking prevention tactics and infant CPR and demonstrate how to resuscitate a specialized CPR non responsive dolls
  • Clients will have access to physical therapy videos to address proper ergonomics to prevent musculoskeletal  injury new parents face
  • This class also incorporates the new challenges of a growing family in terms of boundaries with work and family

Ultimately, clients will be armed with a toolkit to strengthen the physical and emotional health of the entire family. This is a perfect class for biological, adoptive or foster parents, friends, caregivers, nannies and grandparents.

We recommend taking this class later in the pregnancy, after 30 weeks – mainly because we review what happens after the baby is delivered and through the first year. We find taking it closer to the due date helps keep this info “fresher” and top of mind.

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This class is taught at the Edlavitch DCJCC and the RJHN Chevy Chase, MD office. The location varies by date and is indicated on the class calendar.

 

Childbirth Education Boot Camp

Nested’s Childbirth Education Boot Camp is a comprehensive class that will prepare you for your journey through labor, delivery, and the postpartum period!

  • Review common third trimester issues and what to expect at your 36-week visit
  • Learn about the signs of labor and when to call your obstetrician
  • The clinical educators will walk you through each stage of labor and what can help alleviate and relax the mom
  • See what the hospital process will look like and what to expect from your healthcare team
  • Discuss options for pain management and potential interventions during the labor process
  • Let our clinical instructors walk you through the “typical” childbirth scenario but also prepare for the unexpected, including inductions, assisted vaginal births and c-sections.
  • Experienced labor doulas demonstrate specialized comfort techniques to help with labor pain

At Nested we know the importance of optimizing the physical and mental health of both parents during pregnancy and the postpartum period. With coping strategies, empowerment, education on diet and exercise and community resources, parents will leave feeling prepared for the doctor’s office, the delivery room and the trip back home.

We recommend taking this class on the earlier side of your pregnancy (24-39 weeks).

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This class is taught at the Edlavitch DCJCC and The Breastfeeding Center for Greater Washington. The location varies by date and is indicated on the class calendar.

Breastfeeding Classes

Nested is pleased to partner with The Breastfeeding Center for Washington to offer a superior breastfeeding educational experience. The Breastfeeding Center is a non-profit organization that’s mission is to empower women in their breastfeeding journey. 

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These classes are taught by and held at The Breastfeeding Center for Greater Washington.