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After Baby is Born

Postnatal Yoga: Mom & Me

Connect with other moms while having fun with your baby.  These classes can help you regain your pre-pregnancy shape.  You'll learn how to tone and strengthen your abdominal and pelvic floor muscles, reduce stress through breathing techniques, and relieve body aches and pains.
Schedule: Sundays, 10:45 - 11:45 am
2015: Every Sunday (call for exceptions)
Location: Baystate Education Center, 361 Whitney Avenue, Holyoke, MA
Cost: $12 per class or $60 for a six-class yoga card
Registration and More Information: Call 413-794-BABY (794-2229), 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. 
 

Breastfeeding Class - Part 2

Taken after you deliver, this class provides continued support for breastfeeding moms, including information  about returning to work, pumping techniques, and storage of breast milk.
Schedule: Tuesday evenings from 6:30-8:30pm

 

2015: Jan 13, Feb 10, Mar10, Apr 14, May 12, June 16, July 14, Aug 11, Sept 15, Oct 13, Nov 10, Dec 15.

Location: Lundy Board Room, Wesson Building, 759 Chestnut Street, Springfield
Cost: $25 for Parts 1 and 2 (if taken as stand-alone classes); included in the fee for Preparing for Childbirth
Registration and More Information: Call 413-794-BABY (794-2229), 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. 
 
Baystate's New Beginnings, Helpful Hints for Happy Babies
A gathering for new parents with a focus on how to better understand and listen to your infant.  Discussion will surround topics such as crying, soothing, sleeping and feeding cues with plenty of time for questions and answers.  Parents are encouraged to bring their babies up to 3 months.

Schedule: First and Third Wednesday of each month, 2-3pm.

Location: Square One, 1095 Main Street, Springfield.

Cost: Free
Registration and More Information: Call 413-794-BABY (794-2229), 8:00am-5:00pm, Monday through Friday.
 

It Takes a Village, New Parents Support Group

Designed for new parents and babies up to one year, the group meets on Thursday mornings at 10 am. There is no charge. Open to all parents.

Schedule: Thursdays at 10-11 am at the Greenwood Center, 231 Maple Road, Longmeadow

                  Tuesdays at 5-6 pm at the Baystate Health Education Center, 361 Whitney Ave., Holyoke- BRL Conference Room

 
Cost: Free
Registration and More Information: Call 413-794-BABY (794-2229), 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. 
 

Gathering for Breastfeeding Moms and Babies

Led by one of our lactation consultants, this group is for pregnant or breastfeeding moms and their babies. A great way to meet other breastfeeding mothers and to get breastfeeding advice and tips in a breastfeeding friendly atmosphere.

Schedule: First and third Wednesdays of each month at 2-3pm in Holyoke.

 Second and fourth Wednesday of each month at 2-3pm in Springfield.

Cost: Free, but registration is requested, if possible, but not required. Mom & babies are always welcome.
Registration and More Information: Call 413-794-BABY (794-2229), 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
 
It Takes a Village, Parents of Toddlers Support Group
This group meets in a fun, child friendly environment and is open to all parents of toddlers who are interested in discussing potty training, setting limits, temper tantrums, new sibling adjustment and more.
Schedule: Fridays at 10 am at the Greenwood Center, 231 Maple Road  Longmeadow
                 Tuesdays at 6pm at the Baystate Health Education Center, 361 Whitney Ave.,    Holyoke- BRL Conference Room 
 
Cost: Free
Registration and More Information: Call 413-794-BABY (794-2229), 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
 
Mother To Mother

Designed for mothers as a safe, non-judgmental space to meet with other moms to discuss the adjustment of motherhood and leave feeling connected, refreshed and ready to face another day! 

Learn strategies for dealing with the stress of motherhood on a physical, emotional and relational level. Run by MotherWoman trained facilitator.

Schedule: Tuesdays 6:30-8pm 

Location: Baystate Health Education Center, 361 Whitney Ave. Holyoke- BRL Conference Room

Schedule: Wednesdays 12-1:30pm 

Location: Square One, 1095 Main Street, Springfield (childcare offered)

 
Cost:Free
Registration: Call 413-794-BABY (794-2229), 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.