Bellies is here to support you!
We offer a variety of classes to help educate and inform you every step of the way. These classes are in a group setting and are a great way to become informed on important topics, meet new moms, gain encouragement and feel a sense of community with other mommies navigating their way on this beautiful journey as well. Please check below to see what classes fit your needs.
We are always adding new classes for our community of moms, so please, check back regurlarly!
Childbirth Prep Class
This intimate and highly informative class is designed to promote birth as normal, natural and healthy. There is no “right” way to give birth, and each situation and baby is unique. Our goal is for you and your birth partner to leave feeling empowered, inspired, and prepared for your birthing experience. Using partner support, you will learn ways to achieve a “natural birth” using a variety of methods.
We also offer an exclusive, private in-home course for your comfort, and tailored specific to your needs. Contact us for more information, scheduling and pricing inquiries.
Free Pre-Natal Breastfeeding
Here at Bellies, we believe a successful breastfeeding journey starts with education. This is why we offer this prenatal class to our mommies free of charge!
In this group setting, our Lactation Educators will provide you with all the tools you need to initiate a successful start to your breastfeeding journey and build confidence with breastfeeding your baby. Some topics discussed in this class are:
- What to expect your first few weeks of nursing your baby
- Myths of nursing
- Proper latch and feeding positions
- How to increase milk supply
- How to ensure baby is getting enough
We recommend taking this class 4-6 weeks before your due date.
Mamas & Babies Series
Welcome to motherhood and congratulations on the birth of your new baby!
Bellies’ Mamas & Babies Group nurses the needs of you and your new baby in a nurturing, supportive community. Our 8-week series of classes is facilitated by a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, who is a mama herself. Each class includes a weekly topic, handouts related to parenthood and baby’s development, songs, and lots of time for discussion. Studies show postpartum support is an important contributor to the emotional and physical well-being of mothers and babies. Come join your tribe!
The Bellies Mamas & Babies class will be held at the Chevy Chase Country Club at 3067 East Chevy Chase Drive in Glendale. The Chevy Chase is known for being “The Jewel of the Canyon” with its newly remodeled Club House and Sycamore restaurant open to the public. There is self-parking outside the main entrance and stroller parking just outside the meeting room. Each Mama & Babies series consists of 8 weekly classes lasting 1.5 hours each. The cost is $290 per series payable in advance. Please see our sign up link for more information on dates and class policies.
Going Back to Work Class
Going back to work and committed to giving breastmilk to your baby? Come learn how to master pumping at work and gain valuable information on how to successfully continue breastfeeding well after maternity leave. This is a private class with a minimal fee, catered to your specific goals for managing working, pumping, and breastfeeding.
Some topics covered in this class are:
- How to prepare for your first day back at work
- Managing your time to pump at work
- Storage, supplementing and daily routines
- Helpful instructions for your nanny, daycare or grandparent
- Tips on how to be successful at working and nursing
- Products that can help make your pumping life easier
Cloth Diapering Class
Are you interested in learning more about cloth diapering your baby?
Please join us for an informative and interactive class. We’ll show the different types of diapers on the market, how to put them on your baby, and you’ll also have the opportunity to practice! You will be provided with literature on laundering techniques, or, if you prefer, options for signing up with a local cloth diaper service. This class is taught by the professionals at Luludew Organic Diaper Service.
New to Two Essential Oils Workshop
Join Bellies for our exclusive FREE workshop!
This is a must for expecting and new moms! Learn all you need to know about oils for newborns to Age 2.
Come hear Hillary, our essential oil expert, speak about how oils can ease stress, aid your health, soothe your sleep, and keep your kids calm!
A professional marriage and family therapist, Hillary advocates living an essentially oil loved life with educating moms to live a life full of creating little luxury pampering moments for yourself, while helping an overall well-being for your entire family.
Babies & Sleep Workshop
Bellies, Babies, Bosoms and SLEEP!
How to GET SLEEP NOW!
Does any of this sound familiar?
- Your child needs to nurse, bottle feed or use a pacifier in order to get to sleep
- You are waking up with your child once, twice, three (or more) times each night
- Your child needs to be rocked, bounced, or taken for a car ride in order to nap
- Your child REFUSES to nap or only sleeps for 30 minutes
- Your own lack of sleep is starting to take a toll on you and your family
Join us for our FREE Workshop with the BEST Pediatric Sleep Consultants from Pam Nease Sleep, who will be answering your questions and discussing HOW to overcome these common sleep challenges with their loving, simple, practical and FUN sleep solutions.