Newborn Essentials

Expectant parents will receive practical, hands-on tools for confidently caring for their newborn baby. Taught by a leading local doula, the topics covered in this class include:

* Hospital procedures

* Newborn appearance, senses & temperament

* Communicating with your newborn

* Daily care including bathing, feeding, sleeping, diapering & swaddling

* Babywearing

* Mother care

* Necessary (and unnecessary) equipment

 Partner or support person is encouraged to attend. 

Tuesdays:  May 21st,  July 23rd,  Sept 24,  Nov 19th      7-9pm

Class costs $65 per person or couple

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Please email Mavis at with any questions

About The Instructor

Mavis Gewant is a pre and perinatal educator and doula certified through ALACE. She has been teaching and supporting families prenatally, during birth and postpartum for 20 years. She is the owner of Gentle Care Doula Service, providing labor support, postpartum care, lactation support and counseling in Ulster, Dutchess and Orange Counties.