Expecting? Welcome to McMoyler Method™ Parent Prep Series.
$425.00 per couple
Includes one Kinspace McMoyler Method™ Parent Prep series coursebook and light refreshments during class.
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A series tailor-made for busy expectant parents.
Kinspace is exclusively offering McMoyler Method™ prenatal classes, providing expectant parents with all current best practices and options for any type of birth. Over two consecutive evenings or one Saturday, we cover topics including childbirth, newborn care, breastfeeding, and infant CPR. McMoyler Method™ is a fun, fact-based approach to childbirth education, taught by Kinspace founder, Susan Bordon, LCSW, CLEC, CCE. At the end of our series you and your partner will be informed, empowered, and prepared to cope with pain, communicate with your healthcare team, and make choices that are right for you, your baby, and your family.
The Kinspace Difference
We keep our class size limited to promote community and allow lots of time for individualized attention. During our classes, you'll have an opportunity to connect with other expectant parents. You'll learn together, exchange thoughts about your shared experience, all while you begin to create your parenting village.
Parent Prep 2023 Schedule
One full Saturday or two consecutive weeknights.
Classes are all IN PERSON unless otherwise noted. We will be following all of the latest health and safety guidelines and may adjust regulations, preventive measures and class format accordingly. All participants are required to show proof of COVID vaccination.
At this time, we are currently only offering individual courses due to the capacity of our instructors. If you are interested in doing an individual Parent Prep course with Susan, please go to this link: https://kinspacefamily.com/a-la-carte/ to fill out the consultation form and we will get back to you soon!
Congregation Sherith Israel
2266 California Street, San Francisco, CA 94115
Refund Policy: At Kinspace we recognize that life happens, plans change. If you need to cancel for any reason, up to 4 weeks before your scheduled class, we will issue you a full refund minus a 10% admin fee. We are unable to offer full refunds within 4 weeks of your class. If you need to cancel within 4 weeks of your class, we can offer a class credit for future use on a Kinspace Mama + Babe Class , minus the 10% admin fee.
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What to expect from Parent Prep:
To prepare you for the birth of your baby, we'll discuss key topics including best practices for medicated and non-medicated births, movement during labor, coping techniques, and partner support.
We'll also look at the physiology of the pregnant body, pre-term labor signs, labor terminology, breathing and vocalization techniques, medical interventions, cesarian birth, and how to communicate effectively with your birthing team.
We'll cover a range of topics to help you and your baby feel comfortable in the first few days, and first few weeks, postpartum.
Topics include swaddling and soothing; safe sleep; diapering, dressing, bathing, nail trimming and cord care; as well as prevention and treatment of postpartum depression and baby blues; and answer common questions about life post-baby.
Breastfeeding is natural, but it's not always easy. We'll demystify breastfeeding, and teach you techniques that really work. Mothers and partners will learn about newborn latching, positioning, pumping techniques, and introducing a bottle.
This CPR and choking response session is taught by a certified CPR instructor. Mothers and partners receive hands-on experience with CPR mannequins, and learn choking prevention techniques outlined in The Best Birth course book. This is crucial knowledge for all new parents. This is not a certification class.
Susan is extremely informed, but beyond that, the whole class could feel how much she cared for each of us.”
Can’t attend one of the live in-person or virtual sessions?
We recommend the McMoyler Method online course offered by The Best Birth.
The online course is taught by Sarah McMoyler RN BSN, whose teaching style is both sophisticated and humorous. In the course she covers four core topics: childbirth prep, newborn care, breastfeeding, and infant CPR. It is accessible on any device: desktop, laptop, tablet, or phone.