A new prenatal support course is launching to support and educate first-time parents on the practical and emotional aspects of being a parent.
The three-week course starts on February 21, and will be held at Over the Moon Music and More on Garth Road in Scarsdale. The objective is to educate soon-to-be parents about the journey ahead, while also enabling them to make new friends and establish a support community.
Run by a licensed clinical social worker, a birth doula and licensed massage therapist, and a lactation consultant, the course will take couples through the birthing process and offer insight that is not always provided at traditional prenatal classes operated by hospitals or doctors’ offices.
Jessica Seidel, the licensed clinical social worker who will conduct the course, said, “Nowadays, the traditional network of grandparents and parents is not always there to offer long-term support to new parents. Motherhood can be incredibly lonely at first, and being a new parent can be emotionally taxing. We will help provide these parents with coping mechanisms and a support network to aid them in the exciting journey ahead.”
One of the directors at Over the Moon Music and More, Jackie Freimor, commented, “I wish I had taken a course like this when I was a new parent. In addition to all of the other challenges, maintaining a healthy marriage when lack of sleep was involved was also a concern. A support network and tips and tools on how to negotiate my husband’s and my relationship would have been really helpful.”
Held on three consecutive Sundays for couples, the course is intended to bring together first-time parents who have similar due dates to keep everyone’s learning and knowledge aligned.
Class size will be kept to a maximum of 8 couples so parents can ask as many questions as they wish. Parents due in April can register online at www.overthemoonmusicandmore.com or call (914) 722-2025.
• Held on Sunday, February 21, Sunday, February 28, and Sunday, March 6, from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
• The cost is $300 for each couple
• Class size is limited to 8 couples (minimum, 5 couples)
For further information contact:
Rosalind Batheja, PR, firstname.lastname@example.org