The Educated Mama
Birth & Education Classes in Sanford, FL
Bosom Buddies Breastfeeding Support Group
The Bosom Buddies Support Group meets every Wednesday from 10:30-12. This is a free group designed to give support to our mamas as they transition into the intimate relationship of breastfeeding with their new baby. A new topic is introduced weekly, followed by group discussion with tea and snacks. Bigger children are welcome with mama!
Helps to prepare big brother or sister (ages 3 – 10) for the arrival of new baby. This class meets on the 2nd Tuesday of each month. Class fee: $15 for 1st child – $10 for each additional child.
How to Have A Better Birth
If you have experienced a natural childbirth, come refresh those natural birthing techniques and maybe learn some new ones (Rebozo/Spinning Babies). Let Jamie, childbirth assistant at Heart 2 Heart Birth Center and mother of 3, help prepare you with relaxation techniques and comfort positions that will help you have the best birth experience you can. 3rd Saturday of each month.
Baby Sign Language
Learn to teach your baby this multi-sensory approach to many of baby’s most commonly used words. Signs used in this course are from American Sign Language (ASL). Research shows that teaching hearing babies to sign has many benefits. Teaching a baby Sign Language is as easy as playing peek-a-boo as long as you have the vocabulary and consistency. Let us show you how! 4 week course begins the first Monday of each month.
Calm Birth Series
During this thorough 5-week class, we focus on strengthening your understanding of how the body works during labor. We teach how to work with the body so labor will flow more smoothly and expecting families will have more confidence and joy. This 5-week course takes place on Wednesdays (6-8 PM) or Saturdays (9-11 AM) and is open to everyone, regardless of where the birth is planned.
Monthly Open House
Curious about what birth centers and midwives can do for you? This is a perfect time to bring your family to see the birth center before you go into labor. Then, your guests know where they are going and can ask questions about midwifery care! Come out on the first or second Saturday of every month (depending on holidays!) Meet a midwife and take a tour!
After The Stork
Covers the first 8 days of new mother and baby in detail – regarding questions that you may still have about cord care, breastfeeding, baby sleeping, and more. Parents may attend with newborn. This class meets on the 1st Saturday of the month, from 12 – 3 PM.
Eric Helms of the Orange County Fire Department, with over 11 years experience teaching CPR, and certified through the American Safety & Health Institute, as well as the American Heart Association, will be coming with his state-of-the-art equipment to train YOU in CPR! At the end of this class, you will hold a certification, valid for 2 years, in adult, child, and infant CPR. You will be trained on the AED (Automated External Defibrillator) and you will have a greater sense of confidence in your abilities to have a powerful impact on the lives of those you love. Call to Register!
DONA Doula Training
Rae Davies, BSH, BDT(DONA), LCCE, AdvCD (DONA) leads this 3-day workshop which will qualify you to apply for doula certification through DONA International. The breastfeeding course requirement is also included. Rae Davies life’s passion is reflected in her 40-year career focused on mothers and babies. She trained as a Bradley Method childbirth educator and later became a certified DONA International doula and trainer, and an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant. Next training – February 2018
Understand the role of muscles and ligaments in preparation and progress in childbirth. Effects of posterior, solutions for transverse lie, and labor patterns when baby needs to rotate in the pelvis. Reduce unnecessary cesareans due to lack of progress in labor. This workshop has been approved for 7 advanced Doula Training contact hours, 7 contact hours.
Are you considering breastfeeding your baby? The American Association of Pediatricians recommends nursing your baby to 2 years now! There are many benefits for both mom and baby, and this class will go over all of them with you. This class is really great for daddy’s to attend, since they need to be well-informed on baby’s health as well! You will learn about breast changes during pregnancy, immediately after the birth, first latch, nipple care, engorgement, signs of problems, positions and techniques, and a review of how to nurse in public!
Boot Camp for Dads
Reviews the end of pregnancy mama emotions, realistic birth signs and helpful labor techniques, what’s going happen after baby arrives, how to be helpful to your breastfeeding wife (if she chooses to nurse), diapering, and basic baby care skills. Book and pizza included with this class. 1st Thursday of each month.
PRICE: $200 ($225 at the Door)
Jennifer Randall, AKA Jenn the Doula:
has made such a difference in the birth outcomes for so many moms wanting to have a natural childbirth experience. In our culture, with medicated birth so prevalent, it takes effort, preparation and a great support team to get through natural birth. Jenn prepares moms and dads on what to expect during the labor process and gives them coping tools to get through birth without pain medication… but you also get a wonderful side benefit: you and your husband will grow closer to each other as you prepare for your birth.
BrianBrian is a proud dad of 3 beautiful children and the husband to his amazing wife, Karena. Both are teachers in elementary school here in Seminole County. Brain absolutely loves teaching in the school and also works with kids after school 3 days a week. Brian loved BOOT CAMP FOR NEW DADS ever since he first took the course when he became a new dad himself. He loved and valued the concept and the material taught in the class so much that he could not resist becoming an instructor. His laid back, very hands on teaching style encourages newly expectant dads to ask questions.
Beverly LetcherBeverly Letcher, affectionately known as “Mama Bev,” is a mother of two, and a career Registered Nurse of 45 years experience. She has been a nursing educator for 33 years, 24 years at the associate degree nursing level and currently 9+ years at the baccalaureate level. Her clinical specialties are community health, maternal child health and pediatrics. Her passion for instilling the beauty and value of breastfeeding is very apparent in the first few minutes of meeting with her. She is patient, kind, and committed to answering all questions related to breastfeeding. Mama Bev is also available as a lactation consultant scheduled here The Educated Mama or at home visits.
SarahSarah has also served as doula, prenatal fitness instructor, birth assistant and mainly OB Gyn nurse – all for which support and care for women in pregnancy and labor. Having her daughter has opened up a new love and passion for breastfeeding within her. She strives to make a difference and support mothers in their ultimate goal to breastfeed. Sarah is available for lactation counseling at home after your baby arrives!
The Educated Mama
1120 Lexington Green Ln