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pregnancy, birth & baby: you got this!

Pregnancy is the beginning of a journey of a lifetime, and this class will empower new parents with the skills and confidence necessary to thrive in this new phase of life. Join Registered Nurse, Jennifer Grant, for this four-week class as she educates you on the tools you’ll need to be successful in the very different phases of pregnancy, labor and becoming parents.

It is best to take this class in the second or third trimester.


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hypnobirthing

HypnoBirthing®, The Mongan Method, is considered the “Gold Standard” of birthing with hypnosis. It is a childbirth education method that empowers women to achieve more gentle, natural births. It is both a philosophy and a set of tools for using self-hypnosis techniques and scripts to achieve a focused awareness and level of relaxation that allows for a much more comfortable, easy birth. With HypnoBirthing® you will not be in a trance or sleep state. You will be aware and fully in control, but profoundly relaxed.

This 5-week class will be led by Julie Sullivan, a Certified Doula and Childbirth Educator. Pregnant women attend the classes with the support person of their choice: husband, life partner, family member, doula, labor companion, etc. Julie uses exciting and fun methods to engage you and your partner in the lessons and techniques. All materials included.

*$350 per couple


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BREASTFEEDING 101: GETTING STARTED

Breastfeeding 101 is the perfect introduction to breastfeeding and is recommended for all moms who are planning to breastfeed. In this class you will learn the basics of breastfeeding so you can feel prepared and confident when baby arrives! Topics include: The 6 Simple Steps to Success, latch, positioning, how to tell if baby’s getting enough, common problems (and easy solutions!), pumping and more! We will also have plenty of time for Q&A.

This class is recommended for moms in their third trimester, partners are encouraged to attend!


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Happy Bump School: The Experts' Guide for Expecting Mamas

We are so excited to announce our newest series for expecting moms, Happy Bump School! The Happy Bump School was created to educate and prepare moms for this amazing experience we call Motherhood!

This educational class series is geared towards expecting moms and will meet one evening/month at Modern Milk Scottsdale. Not only will you learn current, expert information from our panel of speakers, but you will also make new friends along the way. Join us for an evening out each month as we bring in local baby/mom experts to discuss various parenting topics with other expectant moms.

Attend just one evening, a few that interested you, or come every month! Light appetizers and drinks included.

*Partners are welcome to attend with the purchase of an additional ticket.


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Staying Calm & Confident in an emergency: Infant/Child CPR

Join Bobbi Treadwell, a Nationally Registered Emergency Medical Technician, to learn all that you need to know about infant/child CPR and airway obstruction. A must for any parent or caregiver, this class will help you to feel more confident in an emergency. This class is recommended for all parents and caregivers.

(Class is not for CPR certification.)


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Sleep Soundly

Join Building Blocks owner, Chelsea Kunde a Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist, mom of two and sleep & discipline consultant in her Sleep Soundly Class. Sign up today to learn ways to teach infants healthy sleep skills and achieve restful nights with a baby. This is not sleep training, but instead a way to help aid your infant to learn to sleep through the night, establish naps, learn healthy sleep skills, and be well rested. Materials are provided including ways to guide infants to help soothe, sample schedules, and a plan for everyone to get restful sleep. Class is 1.5 Hours in length and baby is welcome to attend.

This class is for expectant families or families with infants under 12 weeks of age.


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The Dad Class

Hey Dad, how are you doing with your assigned reading? You know, that long, boring book (or books) you’re supposed to get through before baby is born? (We’re all in big trouble no matter what, so no use lying about it.) Maybe a book isn’t really the best way for you to learn how to take care of your partner and your new baby? Created and taught by Brent Simmons, registered nurse and father of 4 young whippersnappers, this class eliminates all the fluffy stuff and gets straight to the point.

In this 2.5 hour class, you will learn:

• How to hold a fragile little newborn in your powerful Shrek hands without breaking it. 

• Why your partner is acting crazy all of a sudden (and why you should keep your mouth shut). 

• How to keep the poop on the inside of the diaper (and what to do when that’s not possible). 

• Why sleep is for wusses (actually, it’s pretty important). 

Becoming a father is a huge life change, with a massive increase in responsibility, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have some fun while learning how to get there. Come meet other soon-to-be dads and get the real scoop from someone who’s been deep in the trenches of fatherhood and lived to tell the tale.