Parent Classes and Policies

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

Registration for Fall 2021 groups is live! Given the Delta variant of COVID and my children not yet being vaccinated Fall 1 will be a zoom group. Hopefully Fall 2 will be in person. 

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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.
Join us for this exciting group.
Details:
$160 for one parent and their newborn (multiples welcome at no extra charge)
6 week, 1.5 hour series
Where: Fall 1: Zoom.
Fall 2: Akasha Studio, 4155 Washington Street, Roslindale
Fall 1: Tuesdays from 2:30-4:00pm 
September 14th, 21st, 28th, October 5th, 12th, and 19th. 
Register here.
Fall 2: Tuesdays from 2:30-4:00pm
November 2nd, 9th, 16th, 30th, and December 7th, and 14th. (No class November 23rd). 
Register here. 
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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.

Details:
$160 for one parent and their newborn (multiples welcome at no extra charge)
6 week 1.5 hour series
Where: Akasha Studio, 4155 Washington Street, Roslindale
Fall 2: Tuesdays from 12:30-2:00pm
November 2nd, 9th, 16th, 30th, and December 7th, and 14th. (No class November 23rd).
Register here. 

Questions: rachelhessdoula@gmail.com

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Queer Parenting Group! (For any parents of babies 0-9 months old)

Join me and other queer parents for this exciting group. We will discuss some newborn/baby basics as well as what it is like to be a queer family in the world. Come build community! Join me for a 5 week series for any queer parents with babies 0-7 months old.

Details:
$100 per family
5 week 1.5 hour series
Where: Zoom. A scheduled link will be sent to you prior to the start of class.

TBD

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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. If in person groups needs to be canceled due to COVID, groups will be held on zoom.