Classes & Workshops
So much of preparing for bringing home a baby is thinking ahead about what it will be like. All my classes are designed for you to take prenatally and to get you in the right mindset through fun and often funny hands-on activities - after all - bringing a baby into your life, while hard, is also fun!
I am currently offer a variety of classes & workshops including:
Bi-Weekly Infant Feeding Support Group
From Birth to Baby: Childbirth Education + Newborn Care
Infant/Child CPR and Choking
Feeding Your Baby
Dudes to Dads: Newborn Care Essentials for Dads
Back to Work: 101
Feeding Support Group
In partnership with The Parent Collective, this twice per month feeding support group (2nd and 4th Wednesdays from 10-11:30 at 490 Westport Avenue in the Squash Building) is for Fairfield County moms who have already given birth and want to address their breastfeeding and feeding questions and/or concerns. Margot will facilitate a non-judgemental community of support around feeding your baby. You’ll get reassurance as well as tailored attention to make breastfeeding and feeding more manageable – and enjoyable. Plus, you can meet other moms facing similar challenges and swap tips about what worked for them. Margot will answer any questions around nipple pain, general nursing challenges, pumping, going back to work, and more. We will also have a milk intake scale on hand so you can find out exactly how much your baby gets during a feeding. Just bring yourself, your baby and a large swaddle blanket!
Jump out ahead of the curve by getting answers to some of your most pressing newborn baby questions. We cover everything from the first hours after delivery to growing through the 4th trimester and all the goodies in between like recovery, feeding, bathing, babywearing, diapering and more!
Big Sibling U
Price dependent on number of children
Geared for big siblings-to-be between the ages of 2 and 5 - this class covers what new babies wear, how babies communicate, how to play with new babies, and what babies need (diapers, clothes, blankets, love) in an appropriate way. Each sibling-to-be makes a newborn onesie for their new baby and a big brother/big sister shirt for themselves. Concurrently, parents learn ways to help their toddler make the transition and what they can expect their older child/children.
Taught along the American Heart Association's guidelines, this hands-on class covers infant and toddler CPR and choking safety measures. It's ideal for anyone (parents, grandparents, caregivers) who wants or needs to learn lifesaving rescue skills.
So you've heard the horror stories? This class is designed to prepare you for your personal feeding circumstances - whether breast or bottle or some combination of both. We cover things like how to maximize your supply, knowing how much your baby needs, how to latch the baby properly, avoiding sore nipples, what kinds of formula you might want to use, what bottles to buy, pumping and storing breastmilk and much more!
Dudes to Dads
Taught by me through Pre-Conceive, this is a group class especially for the guys. In it, dads and dads-to-be will learn all the basics of newborn care, from learning baby's cues, to help with bathing, diapering, and sleeping...and drink beer.
Back to Work
Taught by me through Baby Caravan, this class is for moms transitioning back to work from maternity leave. In a small group setting, it covers vital topics to help ease this transition such as: partnering with a partner (or creating your village for single moms), pumping, time management, choosing childcare and what to wear.
All classes unless otherwise noted are taught on a private, one-on-one basis and tailored to your circumstances. Prices are for one couple. If you wish to combine with other couples, this can be arranged and discounts will be applied. While I teach Dudes to Dads and Back-to-Work classes - they are subject to the terms set forth by their respective owners.