Support and education are crucial in helping new moms as well as dads and their families navigate what can be confusing and stressful times. The best way to prevent any unexpected problems or situations during or after pregnancy is to be well informed and have access to quality support.
Corewell Health, previously known as Spectrum Health offers many resources to new parents, including an emotional well-being series for women who are experiencing or have been affected by pregnancy. Jennie Mulder is a Corewell Health prenatal educator and shares the reasons these classes can prove to be so helpful for parents.
New mothers need to be well-informed about pre- and postnatal pregnancy. This makes the transition easier when having a baby.
So they know what’s normal, so they can navigate pregnancy confidently.
In preparation for the physical and the emotional strain having a baby will bring, Corewell Health offers many supportive and educational classes –like preparation for childbirth for both parents, a Dads on Deck Class that explores the fatherhood experience, Breastfeeding support groups several times a week, Infant care and CPR classes, and many others.
A new series on Emotional Wellbeing offers six virtual classes.
- Being a parent to a baby is so difficult. What is normal? How do I know when I need help? – Explain with 1-2 sentences
- Be there for the one you love
- Your relationships with your spouse, your baby and older children.
- Step-by-Step plan for self care
- Develop an emotional wellness program
- Understanding the Emotional Impact on Parenti and Covid 19.
Virtual classes meet twice per week and last six weeks. Each class costs $10.
For more information or to sign up for a class, visit spectrumhealth.org/healthiercommunities or call (616) 391-5000 and choose Option 1.
Corewell Health sponsors this segment.