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Unfortunately, no classes in-person in San Francisco have spots left, but 15 classes live online are available.

Becoming Parents: What You Really Need to Know

92nd Street Y

Find out what to expect, what is "normal" and where to go for help in those first few months. This session covers important topics, such as sleep, behavior, temperament, helping your child develop a schedule, balancing competing family demands and typical experiences of newborns and their parents. Price is per couple.

Tuesday Jul 18th, 6–8pm Eastern Time

for 2 students

Now That You’re a Grandparent

92nd Street Y

Becoming a grandparent is one of life’s most joyful experiences! It may also be a minefield when it comes to the relationship with your own children. Join new and expecting grandparents and Director Emeritus of the 92NY Lipschultz Parenting Center, Sally Tannen as we discuss how to maintain healthy relationships with your children and their partners. Hear why they may not want your advice, how to help them in their new roles, and when to get...

Wednesday Jun 7th, 3–4:30pm Eastern Time

for 2 students

HypnoBirthing (Online)

Sakinah Birth @ Online Class

What Is HypnoBirthing - The Mongan Method? The HypnoBirthing Philosophy is simple: Birth is instinctive and can be experienced in a calm, joyful and more comfortable manner. Fear, anxiety, and anguish do not have to accompany pregnant women and their birthing experiences. Why HypnoBirthing? HypnoBirthing is a comprehensive and evidence-based childbirth education program. This amazing program teaches both mother and partner about birthing in a...

Saturday Jul 1st, 11am–2pm Central Time

 (5 sessions)


5 sessions

Infant Sleep Live Webinar

Birth Day Presence @ Online Classroom

Join our expert and Pediatric Sleep Consultant for an informative class full of practical advice and guidance on infant sleep. This live webinar will help expecting parents learn about all things sleep in the early days of having a newborn and provide an opportunity for Q&A.  We will cover:  understanding normal infant sleep patterns  creating a safe sleep environment for you baby  tips for new parents to maximize their...

Sunday Jun 11th, 7–8pm Eastern Time

Childbirth Education Basics (3 Hours)

Birth Day Presence @ Online Classroom

Birth Day Presence childbirth preparation classes are well rounded and accessible. As doulas and childbirth educators, we have assisted thousands of expectant parents through a wide range of birth choices and experiences. We welcome all types of families and individuals. Designed for the busy New Yorker. Pricing is per couple or single + support person. Class is a blend of lecture, video, demonstration and practice and will include, but not be...

Tuesday Jun 20th, 6:30–9:30pm Eastern Time

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Toddler Sleep

92nd Street Y

Imagine this: You start the bedtime routine at 6:45 pm. By 7 pm, your children are soundly sleeping, and you are running a bubble bath for yourself or cozying up on the couch for some Netflix. You can have your evenings back AND have happy, well-rested children. Toddlers can learn to fall asleep independently and to sleep all night even if they’ve never done so before! It’s not too late. In this class we’ll cover: Bedtime routines: exact...

Thursday Jul 13th, 1–2pm Eastern Time

Labor Skills: Movement and Positions

Birth Day Presence @ Online Classroom

The evidence shows that birthing people should be encouraged to labor and push in the positions they find most comfortable. Upright positions are associated with lower perceived pain, shorter labors, and higher satisfaction. We’ll review and explore: Movement and positions most useful for dilation (1st stage of labor) Movement and positions for pushing (2nd stage of labor) Pillows, yoga mats, chairs, birth balls, scarves will all be mentioned....

Thursday Jun 15th, 6–7pm Eastern Time

Labor Skills: Focus

Birth Day Presence @ Online Classroom

Intense focus and mental distraction techniques during labor are powerful techniques which can be used to bring the birthing person’s attention away from the sensation or pain that they are experiencing. By shifting focus our brains may experience labor sensations less painfully or uncomfortably. Shifting focus can also reduce anxiety and bring a greater sense of calm during labor. In this class, we’ll introduce you to and practice several...

Thursday Jun 22nd, 6–7pm Eastern Time

Caring for your Newborn Grandchild

92nd Street Y

A practical, hands on workshop covering all aspects of caring for a newborn, with an emphasis on today’s philosophy and techniques. From what’s changed since your children were babies to modern ideas of feeding, and sleeping, this is an essential class for any grandparent who’ll be spending time with a newborn baby. For Grandparents Only. One or both grandparents welcome.

Tuesday Jul 25th, 3–4:30pm Eastern Time

for 2 students

Pelvic Floor Preparation

Birth Day Presence @ Online Classroom

Finding Your Core & Pelvic Floor, Pre and Postpartum (Online) In this class, you will have a chance to: Connect with breath as a tool for engaging and releasing our pelvic floor Practice low impact strengthening exercises for the core and pelvic floor to promote stability and alignment Do simple, effective stretches for the upper back, neck, and shoulders to alleviate everyday tension and stress from pregnancy and mothering

Thursday Jul 27th, 6–7pm Eastern Time

Labor Skills: Breathing

Birth Day Presence @ Online Classroom

Pain-coping skills are life skills, not just labor skills. The more they are practiced, the more easily they can be accessed and used during labor. In this class, we’ll introduce you to and practice different approaches to manage labor pain, including breathing techniques and various guided visualizations. Breathing techniques during labor are typically used to bring the birthing person’s focus away from the sensation or pain that they are...

Tuesday Jun 6th, 6–7pm Eastern Time

How to Get Your Baby to Sleep

92nd Street Y

Whether your baby is here or you’re still expecting, baby sleep can create a lot of anxiety. But you don’t have to be afraid! Without a doubt, you will be tired in the early months, but it doesn’t have to last for long and there are a lot of things you can do to set your baby up to be a great sleeper. It may even create such great habits that “sleep training” is not necessary. We’ll cover: Sleep environment: how to optimize the...

Thursday Jun 15th, 7–8pm Eastern Time

Caring for a Newborn

92nd Street Y

An essential class for expectant and adopting families.  The instructors will discuss everything from choosing a pediatrician, PKU screening and vaccines. They will cover bathing, feeding, what the baby needs and what to expect during those first weeks at home.  Please Note: Prices are per couple.

Wednesday Jun 21st, 6:30–9:30pm Eastern Time

Certified Advanced Postpartum Doula Training

Birth Day Presence @ Online Classroom

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to expand your doula practice and to dive deeply into an inspiring workshop of discovery, personal growth and education. Birth Day Presence regularly hosts incredible birth and postpartum doula trainings. This training is virtual and taught by top doula and entrepreneur, Jada Shapiro, the founder of Birth Day Presence and Boober. We hope you'll join us! Covers:  Anti-Racism Birth Justice Grief &...

Tuesday Jun 13th, 9am–5pm Eastern Time

 (3 sessions)


3 sessions

Lactation & Newborn Care Basics

Birth Day Presence @ Online Classroom

Our Lactation & Newborn Care Fundamentals class helps expecting families become familiar with the basics of infant care & body feeding in the early days and weeks after birth to start with confidence! Topics covered will include: Understanding normal infant behavior, communication, appearance and sleep patterns Understanding common newborn procedures in the hospital Understanding the basics of soothing, diapering, umbilical cord care,...

Wednesday Jun 14th, 6–8pm Eastern Time

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Expecting Twins: For Couple

Twin Love Concierge @ Virtual Classroom

Due to the current COVID-19 situation, all scheduled upcoming classes will be moved to a LIVE SKYPE CLASS which will enable parents to take from home. We will continue to monitor the situation and return to locations only after it is safe to do so.  Twin Love Concierge’s Expecting Twins Classes connect you with other expecting twin parents in your local area whilst educating you on all the key areas in preparing for Twins. As certified professionals...

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for 2 students

Doula Birth and Postpartum Course

Childbirth Professionals International @ 2703 Seventh St, Berkeley, CA 94710

Course provides training to become an international certified birth and postpartum doula. You will understand how to comfort, support, and advocate for pregnant families. Gain the tools to start your doula business. Also, learn the skills to provide postpartum support. Book Required: Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn by Penny Simkin. You can use either the hard copy or ebook version. 

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4 sessions

How to Work from Anywhere: A Practical Guide

General Assembly @ Online Class Livestream, San Francisco, CA 00000

Whether you are a recent college grad looking to mix your career with adventure, an accomplished professional with a taste for more freedom, or a single parent looking to spend more time with those who matter most, we will break down the seemingly intimidating task of creating a professionally satisfying remote lifestyle, into simple actionable steps. During this class, a Digital Nomad experienced in Telecommuting and Remote Entrepreneurship/Freelancing...

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Newborn Parenting

California Pacific Medical Center @ 3698 California St, San Francisco, CA 94118

This 5 hour class provides survival tips for the early weeks with your new baby! Class includes information about normal newborn appearance and behavior as well as baby care basics with hands-on practice diapering, swaddling, temperature taking, and bathing. Offered as a one-time intensive class or as a two part series.

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Parenting Your Toddler with Early Childhood Manners

Recess Urban Recreation @ 470 Carolina St, San Francisco, CA 94107

Got Tantrums? Got No's? Join Rebecca Walsh of Early Childhood Matters to learn more about your toddler's rapidly developing brain and gain positive parenting approaches for typical toddler challenges. This workshop, intended for parents of children 18-36 months old, teaches strategies to both reduce and respond to challenging toddler behaviors (tantrums, hitting, lack of cooperation, etc), while fostering a close connection to your child and nurturing...

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Parent Cafe

Children's Council San Francisco @ 45 Church St, San Francisco, CA 94114

Join us for our popular free program, Parent Café. Build supportive relationships with other families while learning how to better manage the stress of parenting from our team of child development experts. Dinner and child care are provided. Advance registration preferred.

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Transition to Parenthood: Happy Partners, Happy Parents

California Pacific Medical Center @ 3698 California St, San Francisco, CA 94118

New parents often feel that their couple relationship suffers but there are things you can do to maximize your pleasure as parents and with each other. Learn the latest research on how to keep couple satisfaction high amid the challenges of caring for an infant and how to develop problem-solving strategies to cope with differences before they escalate.

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Potty Training 101

Recess Urban Recreation @ 470 Carolina St, San Francisco, CA 94107

Think your little one is ready for potty training? Come to this informative talk led by Aki Raymer of Parenting Paths, to find out how to make the transition to diaper free living! Learn how to tell if your child is developmentally and emotionally ready to potty train, and learn concrete strategies for reaching this big milestone. 

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Twins, Triplets and More

California Pacific Medical Center @ 3698 California St, San Francisco, CA 94118

This 3 hour class is designed to give expectant parents basic information on raising twins or more including reassuring advice and practical considerations from an expert! Topics include important aspects of prenatal care, labor and delivery, feeding issues, and preparing home and family for the arrival of multiples. This class is a great complement to our Newborn Parenting class.

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Transition to parenthood:The Emotional rollercoaster

California Pacific Medical Center @ 3698 California St, San Francisco, CA 94118

Having a baby ushers in a range of emotions, some of them not always welcome or expected. This class addresses the “baby blues”, states of stress and overwhelm, and more significant experiences of postpartum depression and anxiety. Learn about the importance of your own emotional wellbeing in effective parenting. Coping strategies and available resources for support are discussed. ...

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Newborn Care

DayOne Baby @ 3548 Sacramento St, San Francisco, CA 94118

In this course, expectant parents will gain confidence and prepare for the transition home from the hospital with a new baby. Topics of this class include newborn characteristics, helpful techniques for bathing, diapering, and soothing newborns, recognizing baby's cues to help you anticipate and respond to her needs, and basic expectations of newborn sleep. Newborn Care class should be taken in your third trimester, and partners are included in...

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Expectant Fathers Only

California Pacific Medical Center @ 3698 California St, San Francisco, CA 94118

This 3 hour class is designed especially for fathers-to-be. Topics and group discussions include helping your partner through pregnancy and childbirth, caring for a new baby, balancing work, parenting and maintaining a healthy relationship. While we encourage partners to attend most classes, the Expectant Fathers Only class is designed specifically for fathers-to-be.

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The Impact of Violence on Young Children

Children's Council San Francisco @ 45 Church St, San Francisco, CA 94114

Parents and Caregivers are invited to learn about the impact of violence on the developing brain of young children. Learn about child behaviors related to exposure to violence and trauma and what helps children become resilient. Presented by the San Francisco Child Abuse Prevention Center.

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Intro to Baby Sign Language

Recess Urban Recreation @ 470 Carolina St, San Francisco, CA 94107

This workshop introduces beginning baby signs that are based on American Sign Language (ASL). You will learn about the important benefits of signing with your baby along with the techniques on how to teach your pre-verbal baby to sign. Fun activities and songs will show you how easy it can be to integrate more than 20 simple signs into your everyday routine to jump-start your baby's verbal skills. This is the perfect introduction to our more in-depth...

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Introducing A new Sibling

Recess Urban Recreation @ 470 Carolina St, San Francisco, CA 94107

Just when you've gotten used to a little more sleep, a bit of a routine and learned your grove as a young comes a new sibling! While welcoming a new baby to your family is exciting, it also raises some important questions and concerns... How will this change impact the dynamic of our family? How will my big boy/girl handle this life-changing event? Will I really be able to love this new baby as much as I love my older child? How...

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