Infant Care

We are pleased to restart our in-person childbirth education classes following the guidelines established by the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention and the Department of Public Health. Class size will be limited and subject to change or cancellation based upon the state recovery plan. All participants will be masked while attending and will maintain social distancing. Any person with flu-like symptoms or COVID-like symptoms will not be permitted to attend. Thank you for your cooperation as we all strive to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

Classes fill quickly. We recommend registering around week 24 of your pregnancy so you are about 32 weeks pregnant when you attend class. (Earlier if you're giving birth to twins).

IN-PERSON class held at the Steinberg Wellness Center, 310 BAKER AVE, Suite #165, Concord, Mass.

Prepare to care for the newest member of your family in this interactive class full of baby care basics, baby traits and behaviors, feeding cues, car seat and home safety, tips for soothing a fussy baby, when to call your baby's provider, time management and more. You will have the opportunity for hands-on skills practice in burping, diapering, holding, swaddling, dressing and bathing.

REGISTERING ADDITIONAL ATTENDEES

The registration fee is for a single attendee and includes the cost of materials. You may add a second attendee (a birth partner or support person) at no additional charge, but there is no discount to the fee if only one person attends. The additional attendee MUST be accounted for at the time of registration in order to reserve their spot. To do this, please choose “2” next to “attendees” in the box below when you select the date of your session. You must also fill in the details of this extra person during the registration process. The maximum number of people per registration is two.

CANCELLATIONS & WAITLIST

If a registered person cannot attend, please contact us at hfarrah@emersonhosp.org so that we may make that spot available to someone else. If you would like to be added to the waitlist for a specific class, please let us know at the above email. No refunds will be given except for the birth of the child or for medical reasons.

Location

Steinberg Wellness Center for Mind & Body
310 Baker Ave
Concord, MA
Click here for directions.


sessions

November 14
Mon 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
8 spots left
$ 50
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December 12
Mon 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
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instructor

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Helen Farrah

Helen is a graduate of Assumption College with a Bachelor of Science in nursing. Early in her career she focused on adult intensive care but found she had a passion for the smallest patients. Her practice has encompassed over 30 years, including 15 years at UMASS Memorial's Level 3 Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and 11 years in the Special Care Nursery at Emerson. Helen retired in 2012 but missed working with new parents, helping them to develop their parenting skills, build self confidence, and overcome their fears. She made the decision to return to Emerson. "I consider it an honor to help guide new parents through this most exciting time". In her free time Helen is a volunteer with the Court Appointed Special Advocates (The CASA Project) where she is appointed by the courts to cases involving children who have experienced abuse or neglect. She loves to read and spend time with family. Helen is the mother of one and grandmother of four.