Preparing For Baby

For many parents, there is nothing more daunting than the first 3 months after bringing baby home. Most new parents take classes to prepare themselves for childbirth, but then there’s a strong sense of “Now what?”

Preparing for Baby answers that question – by helping to prepare you for what to expect in those first weeks and months taking sole care of your new baby. Partners and new babies more than welcome and encouraged!

This 2-hour hands-on class covers baby basics for the first three months and beyond, including :

  • Newborn care
  • Flexible schedules
  • Sleep solutions
  • Newborn development and activities
  • Depression and other postpartum mood disorders
  • Basic baby items to have on hand
  • Things you probably won’t use
  • Going back to work
  • Self care + relationship changes
  • Common concerns
  • Resources

Parents will receive take-home resources to support you in as you prepare for and welcome your little one.

Davita Flowers-Shanklin is a doula, environmental educator and activist. She works hard to support, care, and transform communities through her work as an environmental educator and in the birth world. The intersection of Environmental Justice, Birth, and Social Justice is important to Davita and her aim is to help Milwaukeeans realize their goals, power, and connection to each other and the earth.

The cost is $55  per couple.

Upcoming Sessions:

Saturday, February 16th 1:30pm – 3:30pm

Saturday, March 16th 1:30pm – 3:30pm

This class is welcoming to parents of all orientations, genders, and family structures. One need based scholarship is available per session. To inquire and apply please contact the instructor with the subject “Preparing for Baby Scholarship”.