Parent Classes and Policies

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Rachel Hess Doula now offers both a new parent group and a second time parent group. Scroll down for descriptions and registration.

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Getting Started (For new parents and babies 0-14 weeks)

Join me in a 6 week series with other new parents and their babies. You will find support, information, and fun in these sessions. Each week parents will have a chance to share their fears, questions, and joys in a non-judgmental environment. Every week there will be a different topic of discussion as well as time to get to know each other. Topics include: Sleep, feeding, your new identity as a parent, postpartum mood adjustment, and developmental milestones.  At the end of every class we will spend some time together in a mini “circle time,” learning new ways to play with your newborn.
Join us for this exciting group.
Details:
$165 for one parent and their newborn (multiples welcome at no extra charge)
6 week 1.5 hour series
Where: Akasha Yoga Studio in Roslindale, 20 Birch Street
Spring 1: Thursday’s 1:45-3:15pm
March 14, 21, 28 and April 4, 11th, and 25th (no class April 18th)
Register here.
Spring 2: Monday’s 1:45-3:15pm
April 8th, 22nd, 29th, May 6th, 13th, and 20th (no class April 15th)
Registration up soon. 
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Second Time Parent Group (For parents and second babies 0-6 months old)

Many say that adding a second baby to your family is an even bigger transition than the first time around. Come meet other second time parents for this 6 week series.  We will spend time discussing the new challenges and joys of a growing family in a non-judgmental and supportive environment. Possible topics include: challenges with your older child as they transition to their new role as sibling, how to manage feeding and sleeping with both children, and reviewing typical baby patterns and developmental phases. We will end each class with a mini-circle time, a great way for you to bond with your new baby.Note: I find most parents get much more out of the group if they can attend without their older child. However, if childcare for your older child is a barrier to attending, please contact me and we can discuss how to make it work.

Details:
$165 for one parent and their newborn (multiples welcome at no extra charge)
6 week 1.5 hour series
Where: Akasha Yoga Studio in Roslindale, 20 Birch Street
Winter Session: Thursdays, 11:45am-1:15pm
March 14, 21, 28, April 4, 11, 25 (no class April 18)
Register here.

Questions: rachelhessdoula@gmail.com

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Rachel Hess Doula Class Policies

Cancellations: A full refund (less a $10 administrative fee) will be provided for cancellations made within 7 business days before the first day of class. No refunds will be given for cancellations made within 7 business days before the first day of class.

Weather and Instructor Illness:  If BPS is cancelled or a snow emergency is called, please check your email for information about class cancellation due to weather. I will use my best judgment based on conditions in the area. If class is cancelled due to weather every attempt will be made to reschedule the class, but I cannot guarantee it.  No refunds will be given for any cancellation relating to inclement weather. If I am sick and cannot facilitate class I will do my best to find a substitute or schedule a make-up class.

Health and Wellness: Please use your best judgment if either you or your baby is showing signs of sickness. Please do not come to class if you or your baby has had fever or vomiting within the last 24 hours.