Expecting? Welcome to McMoyler Method™ Parent Prep Series.
**Announcement** In light of the current recommendation around the prevention of the spread of COVID-19, all of our Parent Prep Classes will be held LIVE virtually.Parents will meet with Susan and each other while safely cocooned at home, with the opportunity to ask ALL of your individual questions.
All virtual class participants will also receive a copy of the coursebook in advance of the class. As a token of gratitude, all virtual participants will also receive: 20% off any future Kinspace service ($100 value) PLUS an AMAZING virtual gift bag, PLUS a complimentary 30-minute phone consultation with founder Susan Bordon, LCSW, CCE, CLEC to address any follow-up questions.
For a limited time, receive 20% off of our LIVE online Parent Prep Series. Enter BEWELL20 at checkout. Coupon must be redeemed at checkout as no retroactive discounts can be applied.
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, developed by childbirth expert Sarah McMoyler, RN. 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.
What are the benefits of a LIVE virtual class?
- up to date, current information, both in the class content as well as the new, updated course book
- ability to ask questions ( super important!) and receive individualized attention
- hands on practice with things like laboring positions, swaddling, diapering, feeding ( tips for both mom and partner), infant cpr, and feedback about that practice
- new parents will begin forming some connections with other expecting couples having a shared experience which, in my opinion, is more important than ever
- virtual goodie bag containing some awesome discounts and gifts from some of my favorites
- ANNNNDDDDD…..a gift from my heart to yours: a special code to receive 20 percent off any future Kinspace service (lactation + feeding, newborn and sleep consults, 8 week session of mama + babe, etc.). Use anytime during your parenting journey.
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.
Parent Prep 2020 Schedule
One full Saturday or two consecutive weeknights (Tues + Wed).
** If class is held online, the class will be held from 10 am - 1pm both Saturday and Sunday**
August 22, 10:00am-4:30pm
Sherith Israel, San Francisco
October 17, 10:00am-4:30pm ** see above note
Sherith Israel, San Francisco
Live Stream Online
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.
Promotional codes must be used at checkout. We are unable to provide retroactive discounts or refunds.
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.”