Our prenatal education classes can help you become an informed parent before your baby is even in your arms.
Healthy Start uses the centering approach to our classes. This means that the focus is on your needs and to encourage sharing of knowledge and experiences – we builds bonds between parents that can last a lifetime.
We cover a wide range of topics including pregnancy nutrition, childbirth, coping with stress, babywearing, breastfeeding, infant care, brain development and milestones, infant CPR and post-partum self-care.
These classes are designed to work in conjunction with your prenatal care; one for each trimester and then one post-partum. The goal is to see you four times during your pregnancy and post-partum period.
Healthy Start can provide help to every family, every mother, every baby. If you need more personalized support to become the mother that you want to be, we offer classes in your home that will help you achieve your goals as a mother and beyond.
“Healthy Start is there for you and helps you find the best path for you and your baby.
They care about you from the start.”
Takesha, Mom of 2
Open to Indian River County Residents
Let's discus signs of labor and birthing your baby! Planning and preparation for the big day will alleviate anxiety and contribute to a more positive birth experience. We will highlight the important role of a support person, practice breathing, and more. This is intended to be a 2-part series. Support persons are encouraged to attend!
From informed decision-making, interventions, and pain management options to positions and breathing practice...This class will help you prepare!
Whether you are a Dad, Partner, Companion or someone else Mom has chosen to share this exciting time with, your job of providing support is important. Learn how to care for Mom with confidence as we discuss your involvement, answer questions and remind you of your ability to provide the best support possible. Due to Covid-19 this class will be via google meets, a link will be sent to you the morning of the class via email.
Join us in this HypnoBirthing series where we will emphasize natural childbirth and teach self-hypnosis techniques to combat fear and pain during labor and beyond. The series consists of 4 classes, each lasting approximately 2-hours. Support persons are encouraged to attend! For comfort and relaxation, please bring a towel or yoga mat and dress comfortably!
Let's discuss and practice the fundamentals of getting breastfeeding off to a great start! A great class to learn all about breastfeeding and responding to your baby's cues. Discover some great local resources and even practice with some baby dolls ... It's fun and full of information. A must do!
To enroll in our Doula Services program,
please contact Bridgette Jerger at(772) 563-9118 ext 121.