Class size is limited. Pre-registration with payment required. Call to register 903 981 3206
Prepared Child Birth Class
Baby Calming Class
Mommy & Me Massage Class
A Prenatal Class~ Choose one of the following:
Class A: This is a two part evening Session (completed in two 2 1/2 hr sessions)
Class B: This is an all day Saturday Crash Course (a 6 hour class with a break for lunch)
Class C: Private Classes (this is arranged time between you & the instructor)
Class D: Virtual Class ~ 1 & 1/2 hours in the class room to go over general important information for you to focus on in your own Independent Study with Book provided.
All classes taken at the Happy Baby Secrets location will include the 72 page full color booklet with online access code to review video clips and printables. You will have access to the See What You Read website here www.seewhatyouread.com/
Topics Covered In Class
(the following topics will be covered in both the all day Crash Course AND the 2 part evening sessions)
Session 1 :
Ch 1 - Understanding Pregnancy, Fetal Development, Anatomy, Emotions, Discomforts, General & Preterm Labor Warning Signs, Nutrition, Hazards, Exercise & more
Ch 2 - Understanding Labor, Signs of Prelabor, Onset of Labor, Stages of Labor with 3D animation, Emotions, Skin to Skin Contact & more
Discussion: Learn "need to know" terms, utilize the 5 senses, the pain tension cycle, what happens in the stages of labor, the coaches role
Ch 3 - Follow a couple on video that have an unmedicated vaginal birth to see how the stages of labor unfold in real life, learn natural coping techniques & see examples of effective partner support
Ch 4 - Understanding Comfort Techniques, Labor Support, Breathing, Relaxation, Massage, Visualization, Focal Points, Labor & Pushing Positions, Back Labor, Advice for Partners & more
Discussion: Unmedicated pain relief, timing contractions, A birth plan, planning for a vaginal delivery, how coach can help
Ch 5 - Understanding Medical Procedures, Birth Plans, Questions to ask Care Givers, Induction, Fetal Monitoring, IV's, Pain Medication, Second Stage Interventions, Non Medical Alternatives & more
Ch 6: Understanding Cesarean Birth, Unplanned C-sections, Reasons for a C-Section, The Surgical Procedure in 3D animation, Family Centered Birth Tips, Recovery, Breastfeeding & more
Discussion: Patient Rights, What to expect with a C- Section, invasive VS non invasive procedures, Pain Medications
Final Review - Understanding Postpartum, Postpartum Warning signs, Involution, Lochia, Perineum Care, Rooming In, Baby Blues, Postpartum Depression, Newborn Hunger Signs, Getting Support & more
Discussion/Handouts : SIDS & Shaken Baby Syndrome, general information on post partum depression
Happiest Baby On The Block
Learn how to calm a crying baby in less than 5 minutes. This class will teach you the 5 S's ~ the technique and parent life-saver made famous by Dr Harvey Karp.
Take this 2 hour Class Prenatally. DVD & Soothing Sounds CD included in cost of class.
Newborn Care Class
This is a 2 hour prenatal class to prepare you for bringing the baby home.
Click here to see a list of topics covered whats_covered_in_newborn_care.pdf
Go here to check Pricing
Check class schedule here Calendar Of Classes
Price is for pregnant mother and one guest of her choice
NEW DAD'S CLASS
Happy Baby Secrets
A Dad's Class
Choose a one on one (private)/ or group session.
The private session is 2 hours arranged by appointment & designed around your specific questions, concerns & needs.
The group session is
a 3 hour class offered 2 times per year
Introductory price -FREE
Class size is limited -you must preregister
The following topics may be covered, along with links given to "Dad" resources:
Normal Newborn Appearance
What to expect at delivery
Taking baby home
Sudden Infant Death
Shaken Baby Syndrome
Car Seat Safety
Is This Normal?
The Role Of A Father
The class will end with a round table discussion time with
expectant dads, new dads and seasoned dads, sharing their own experiences and answering questions.
Call to request 2018 Schedule
for the Longview location
If you are interested in the "private" Dad Class, consider the topics above(or other topics) & request a registration form to design & schedule your personal class.
A class for new moms & dads with infants age 6 weeks - 12 months old. (Grandparents also welcome).
Happy Baby Secrets partners with The East Texas Center For Pediatric Touch Education, to provide parent education in massage for any age child. Go here to learn more. pediatrictouch.com
During this class you massage your baby while the instructor demonstrates on a doll. Any one you bring with you to class may also practice on a doll to learn all of the massage strokes
Note: You are the only one who touches your baby-.the instructor uses a doll to teach you, the parent.
Evidence based research has proven that massaging your baby will provide him/her with lifelong benefits.
It is highly recommended that you attend the Free 1 hour Parent Massage Information Meeting prior to registering for your first massage class.
If you are unable to attend the information meeting, then plan at least 20 minutes when registering in person for any massage class, so that you can receive the Prerequisite information important to know before massaging your child.
The Free Parent Massage Information Meeting is offered every other month and may be taken prenatally.
Once registered :
This is a 3 week series (once a week for 3 weeks). This class is approx. 1 hour long ~ massage oil provided.
Call for cost, dates and times of this series.
Private daytime & evening sessions are available by appointment to serve stay at home moms & working parents. Let us know if you have a special scheduling need. There is an additional charge for private sessions.
The best time to massage your baby at home is the time of day when your baby is in the "Quiet Alert" state.
Topics Covered In Class
Session 1: Introduction, recognizing babies cues, nurturing touch, benefits of infant massage, the best massage oil for baby, massage strokes for baby's legs & feet
Session 2: Massage of baby's stomach, chest & introduction to "tummy troubles" comfort routine
Session 3: Massage of baby's chest, arms & hands; face & back; developmental movements
* we do NOT teach baby yoga or stretching exercises
Classes are taught by a Registered Nurse who is also a Certified Infant Massage Trainer for parents and a Certified Pediatric Massage Therapist.
Certification & Curriculum
used are from the
Liddle Kidz Foundation.