“Congratulations, you’re having a baby! Now what?”
Here at Nested, we want to give you a solid foundation of knowledge through each stage of pregnancy, childbirth, and raising a newborn. Especially if this is your first child, it can be overwhelming thinking about the journey ahead. We want to help you through the process.
Why Are Childbirth Classes Beneficial?
Having a baby means a lot of change and new experiences. Building a solid foundation of knowledge, resources, and skills will help make the process easier on the whole family.
Nested Parent Education Classes Give You Confidence
Knowing what to expect at each stage will alleviate a lot of anxiety. Childbirth classes will go over essential pre-birth information, from what to look out for during pregnancy to signs of labor and even tips for how to make labor easier and more comfortable. Newborn care classes will provide information on the first few months after childbirth, when anxiety is at its height.
By understanding the steps involved and feeling comfortable with the skills and knowledge you’ll need along the way, you can head into pregnancy and parenthood feeling confident. Not only that, but you can also share that knowledge with others involved in the process so that they can provide help along the way, whether its your partner, parents, or other family members.
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Resources to Help Along the Way
At Nested, you are also provided several resources that you can download, print, and take with you along the way. They include key information from the classes, as well as information on exercise and nutrition, both during pregnancy and through the first few months post-childbirth.
We also offer tips and resources for your partner, including ways to be supportive through pregnancy and how to be helpful in sharing work during childcare. There are also online forums and books that can help the father through what to expect at each stage.
Classes Offered Through Nested
We offer parent education classes to help you through any stage of having a child. You can take them all or just focus on one area where you feel the least comfortable. Classes we currently offer include:
Newborn Care and CPR Boot Camp
From labor through the first few months, there’s a lot to take in, handle, and keep an eye out for. Understanding what to expect and what signs indicate a real problem will take away much of the anxiety involved. In this course, we’ll make sure you understand normal newborn appearance, signs of newborn illness, techniques for soothing and swaddling, and newborn CPR. We also help with how to set boundaries with other family members while you adjust to new routines and responsibilities.
This class is recommended around 30 weeks or further into pregnancy.
Childbirth Education Boot Camp
If you’ve explored natural childbirth classes but also want information on c-sections and other assisted vaginal births, this boot camp will cover all possibilities. When you go into labor, being prepared for any outcome will help take away anxiety and pressure so that you can be calmer and more present. We’ll cover the normal signs of labor as well as what to expect when you get to the hospital.
This class is recommended around 24-39 weeks into pregnancy, though taking it closer to the due date will ensure the information is fresh in your mind when you go into labor.
Learn all there is to know about breastfeeding. We partner with the Breastfeeding Center of Washington to provide comprehensive education on breastfeeding. There is a stigma around breastfeeding, despite its clear benefits – we hope to empower more women to choose this option with their newborn if it feels right to them.
If you’re more comfortable learning from the comfort of your own home, we also offer private classes for any of our boot camps. With this option, you can have a group of family members present so that you can all benefit from the knowledge we share. If you choose this option, you will simply let us know the size of your group and choose a time that’s convenient for you outside of our scheduled class times.
Get Started with One of Our Classes
Our childbirth classes are in the DC area and are offered during convenient times for most expectant parents. You can easily book any class through our online calendar or by contacting us directly if you prefer a private session. You can also review full descriptions of our classes or our FAQ page for more information before booking.
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.
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...