Having a baby can be an anxious time, especially if you are a first-time parent. But you don’t have to go into childbirth and parenthood in the dark. It’s a milestone event in your life and you should be able to enjoy and feel confident going into even those first moments, days, and months with your new baby.
Nested offers several baby classes in the DC metro area, including newborn care, childbirth, and breastfeeding. All of our childbirth classes are meant to help prepare you for parenthood and make sure you feel comfortable during the childbirth process, as well as taking care of your baby once you’re home.
How Can Our Classes Help You?
Here at Nested, we know that quality childbirth education can make a world of difference. We also believe in providing a holistic educational experience, covering several aspects of childbirth and childcare education. Whether you need to learn infant CPR or want to know more about breastfeeding, our childcare classes will help you feel prepared to handle any aspect of taking care of your newborn.
In order to provide the best quality education and support, we have several instructors who are passionate about childbirth education, as well as experienced in the medical profession. They each have their own specialties and backgrounds that we find important, so you are welcome to read about them before taking one of their courses.
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What Do We Offer?
We offer three different classes to provide education on key aspects of childbirth and newborn care. Whether you take all three or only select one or two relevant classes, you can expect to learn valuable information from medical professionals.
Childbirth Education Boot Camp
As you approach your third trimester as a new parent, think about taking our Childbirth Education Boot Camp. In this class, we’ll cover common third trimester issues, as well as what to expect at your 36-week visit. You’ll hear how to tell when you’re going into labor and the different stages of labor you or the mother will go through.
Clinical instructors will go over various childbirth scenarios, including those you may not plan on but could be necessary. Both parents can benefit from our experienced labor doulas going over comfort techniques to use during labor to help alleviate pain.
This class is holistic in its instruction of both physical and mental health, including everything from diet and exercise, to more specific knowledge to feel prepared and empowered when going into the doctor’s office and delivery room.
Newborn Care and CPR Boot Camp
This class covers the logistics of your discharge day, continuing through the first few months at home with your newborn. We will discuss normal newborn appearance, as well as signs of newborn illness so you know when to call your pediatrician. Caring for a newborn can be scary, trying to discern when there is a problem that needs to be addressed.
You will also be shown basic techniques for newborn care, such as swaddling, soothing, and bathing. There is a lot to understand when taking care of newborns. We help make it less overwhelming by covering essential knowledge. Plus, with this class you will be given access to physical therapy videos to help with proper ergonomics and prevent musculoskeletal injury.
Beyond the medical and practical, this course will also address the family dynamics of having a newborn. Whether you have other children with whom you will be dividing time, want help setting boundaries with other family members, or tips for balancing family and work. Preparing for a new baby involves emotional as well as physical health.
For our breastfeeding classes, we have partnered with the Breastfeeding Center of Washington, a non-profit organization focused on empowering women who choose to breastfeed. Breastfeeding is the mother’s choice and it’s important to feel comfortable and empowered if and when you make that choice.
Nested is Dedicated to Empowering Women and Families
Our mission is to empower women and parents throughout the pregnancy, childbirth, and newborn caretaking stages. Whether you are first-time parents or not, it is beneficial to go into the experience well-informed so that you have confidence when making crucial decisions. The team at Nested has worked both locally and abroad to spread their knowledge and mission – come see what we can do for you in any of our three childbirth classes.
Nidhi Reva | Founder & Managing Director and Instructor
Nidhi Reva passion for working with underserved populations inspired Nested’s mission of empowerment through education. Nested LLC’s mission is to empower women and their families, both locally and abroad, by providing them with childbirth and newborn care education as well as invaluable medical and public health resources.