by Joni Mantell on August 21, 2015 in Adoption, Family Building Options, Open Adoption, Pre-adopt, Upcoming Events
Saturday, September 19, 2015 from 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM (EDT)
Learning Center at Babies”R”Us
24-30 Union Square East
Manhattan, NY, NY
This workshop is for you if you are waiting to adopt and would like to learn about baby care.
Workshop Facilitator is Nicole Mayer RMA, RN, BSN, an IAC Center Educator, with extensive experience in infertility, OB/GYN, and newborn baby care; a specialty in educating the intended parents of gestational carrier arrangements and now pre-adoptive parents on the birth process, the hospital experience and newborn infant care.
Becoming a parent is a joyous experience. Many parents begin to feel excited yet nervous about their various expectations for the first months of having a newborn. This baby care class will help parents begin to feel more confident and comfortable prior to their new arrival. It will allow new adoptive parents to learn in a setting that allows them to feel open to asking questions and meeting others with similar stories.
You will learn about:
Necessary items for: travel, hotels, first days with infant
Car seat safety
What do you need once baby is home, the must haves and items that “would be nice” to have too.
Expectations for the hospital
Medical: newborn testing, vaccinations, procedures, care of infant while in hospital
Psychological: Adoption issues
Baby Care including: feeding, burping, diapers, swaddling/soothing, bathing, cord care
Basic medical care
Understanding your infants needs and handling a “cranky baby”
Choosing a pediatrician
You will have plenty of time to ask questions as well.