The Boulder JCC is excited to launch our second session of Journey to Parenthood, a class for expectant parents. Each of the four sessions will feature a local expert in the fields of childbirth and newborn and postpartum care, including doula Bethany Melton, pediatrician Andrea Mertz, lactation consultant Diane Michel, and infant sleep coach Jessica Schaffer. Most importantly, we hope to connect young couples with other expectant parents with the intention to create a community that will continue to blossom after the babies are born. Our first session took place entirely over Zoom in the spring of 2021, and we have welcomed several babies since then. Our past participants were grateful to have a safe space to ask questions and express their feelings with other couples in similar life stages, particularly during a pandemic when it’s more challenging to meet people.
“The information from a diverse background of professions was overall very helpful. I liked getting to know others in a similar life stage as us as well.” -past Journey to Parenthood participant
Classes are currently scheduled to take place in person outdoors, with the potential to move indoors (masks required) due to weather, or to a virtual platform depending on rising Covid cases.
Additional classes on Jewish baby rituals and car seat safety will be scheduled based on interest.
Journey to Parenthood will meet on September 29, October 6, October 14, and October 20 from 6 -7:30 pm at Milk and Honey Farm at the Boulder JCC. For more information and registration, visit our Fall Parenting Programs online at www.boulderjcc.org. Email any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.