Newborn Care Basics

Bringing home baby? Build confidence in caring for your newborn as you prepare to settle into parenthood. In this class we will cover what to expect immediately after your baby arrives, basic feeding expectations and have hands-on practice with diapering, bathing and swaddling. Other topics include: cord care, starting a routine, reading baby’s cues, soothing, when to call the pediatrician and discussion about postpartum transition.

Classes are limited to a small number of couples, fostering a sense of community and connection that often continues beyond the class.

Topics covered:

  • Immediate Newborn Procedures
  • Newborn Appearance
  • Cord Care
  • Bathing
  • Diapers
  • Feeding Expectations
  • Starting a Routine
  • Communication (Cues)
  • Soothing
  • Swaddling
  • When to call the Pediatrician
  • Postpartum Transition

Hilary Baxendale, Class Facilitator

Hilary Baxendale

After the birth of her first son in a large New York City Hospital, Hilary was drawn to Childbirth Education as a way to help pregnant woman have a satisfying and positive birth experience in any setting; hospital, birth center or home.

Hilary’s classes are evidenced based and non-judgmental. They incorporate many coping techniques, including pain medication, to help each family find what approach is going to

Hallie Kapner, Class Facilitator

Hallie Kapner

Hallie Kapner has been a science writer and communications professional for almost 18 years. After the birth of her son in 2011, she was motivated to take her lifelong interest in pregnancy and birth to a new level, and trained to become a childbirth educator through the Childbirth Education Association of Metropolitan New York.

Since moving to Westchester in 2013, Hallie has been fortunate to work with pregnant ...



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Repeating classes are held at:
Full Circle Women's Health
450 Mamaroneck Ave. Suite 414
Harrison, NY 10528
(914) 421-1500
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