From the experts at Parenting Resources.
At your pace.
The experts from Parenting Resources have helped tens of thousands of expectant parents and have trained countless birth and baby professionals.
They've now made their advanced expertise available to you and parents all over the world!
Have a confident birth.
Provide the best care for your baby.
Rock your new parenting journey.
Why Choose Birth & Baby University?
Learn at Your
Pace, on Your Schedule
Easy to Understand
Judgement Free &
Explore our evidence-based, comprehensive curriculum.
MODULE 1: Pregnancy
Anatomy and physiology
The pregnant body
What to expect throughout pregnancy
Nutrition and health for the pregnant parent
Birth plan creation & birth options
Current recommendations for the prenatal period
Facing fears and apprehensions
Choosing a birthing place
The role of stress during pregnancy
MODULE 2: Childbirth
All types of labor and birth
Stages of labor and what to expect
Relaxation and it's importance during labor
Challenges for the parent and family during birth
Emotional support during labor
Comfort measures throughout labor
Common procedures in the hospital and birth center settings
Common medications used during labor
MODULE 3: Positions
Natural pain relief during all stages
MODULE 4: Newborn Care
The baby's experience during all stages of labor
Hospital, birth center, and home procedures after delivery
Holding, bathing, swaddling, diapering
All major healthcare organization recommendations
Cues- hunger, sleep, communication
Cord care, intact care, circumcision care
The science behind skin to skin and practical execution
Executing the Magical Hour aka The Breast Crawl
Development and milestones
Signs of distress and illness
Issues such as colic, reflux, gas, allergies
MODULE 5: Infant Feeding
Benefits of breastmilk
Positioning, ergonomics, and latch
Creating a comfortable feeding environment
How to maximize your supply
Formula selection, preparation, safety, and use
Bottle feeding using a paced feeding method
Donor milk options
Pumps and parts knowledge, testing, and use
Recommendations for introduction of food
MODULE 6: Happy Baby= Happy Parents
Why do babies cry?
Problem solving when baby is crying
Dr. Karp's 5 S's for soothing the newborn
Attachment and Bonding
The history of babywearing
Evidence-based benefits of carrier use
Safety when carrying a newborn
Carrier selection for newborns
MODULE 7: Safety & Car Seats
Car seat safety and recommendations
Step by step car seat installation video
Setting up a safe sleep environment- crib, a co-sleeper, or bed sharing environment
In depth look at SIDS stats, risks, and guidelines
Positional asphyxiation risk reduction
MODULE 8: Postpartum & Beyond!
What to expect in the postpartum period and how to ensure a smooth transition
The 4th trimester and it's importance
Nutrition for the postpartum parent
Working as a team with your partner
Meal planning and preparation
Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders and "the baby blues"
Planning for returning to work
Choosing a day care
When to introduce solids
First food feeding options
24/7 Access Across All of Your Devices
Besides the comprehensive curriculum that
you simply won't find anywhere else,
compare the difference in taking in-person classes.
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|Option to access content for life!||✓||X|
And what about the price?
If you were to take all of the classes separately, at our brick and mortar parenting center,
you'd be paying over $700!
In person classes=
ENROLL IN BIRTH AND BABY UNIVERSITY NOW!
3 Payments of $79
Access to All 8 Modules
1 Year Access
3 Payments of $119
Access to All 8 Modules
Private Online Community
Monthly Live Group Q&A Calls with Instructors
3 Payments of $379
Access to All 8 Modules
Private Online Community
Weekly Live Group Q&A Calls with Instructors
1 Prenatal Video Consultation
1 Postnatal Video Consultation
Customized Visual Birth Plan
Access to our Webinar Vault
Frequently Asked Questions
+ Do I have to be tech savvy?
Never fear! Our online classroom allows you to navigate through the course easily. But just in case, you'll also have video tutorials, showing you around the classroom and giving clear and easy to understand instruction on how to use it.
+ I'm worried that I won't have accountability in an online class. Will I keep up?
This is a common concern that we hear. And while we encourage students to work at whatever pace works before for them, we know that's why we created ways to keep you motivated and accountable.
Optional Weekly Live Q&A Calls- For our Masters Level Members, each week, you'll have live access to intructors, who will be available to answer questions, demonstrate skills, and talk you through anything you're struggling with. If you can't make the live session, you'll be able to submit your questions and watch the answers when it's convenient to you.
Community- For our Masters Level Members, you'll can have access to our private community of other expectant and new parents where you can aks questions, share stories, and connect. And instructors are available to answer questions there as well.
+ When can I access the class?
On September 1st, 2016 the class opens and you'll be able to work through the curriculum at your pace.
+ Will this price remain the same?
No. This the price will increase.
+ What is the refund policy?
If you don't LOVE this course, contact us within 2 weeks of purchase and we'll give you a free refund- no questions asked.
+ Can I start the training if I haven't finished my payment plan?
Yes, you can get started the same day the course opens!
+I am totally in and excited about this program! However, I can't fit any of the available payment options into my budget.
Shoot us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll see if we can work it out :)
+What do the Prenatal and Postnatal Video Consultations in the Ph.D package involve?
These are 90 minute video or phone calls with the instructor of your choosing. If you want help or feedback about birth related issues, you can speak with one of our birth experts. If you are having lactation challenges, you can speak with one of our lactation experts. If you need more one on one help with your carriers, speak with our babywearing expert.
Meet Your Birth and Baby Experts
Hi, I'm Kathy!
I've taught thousands of mothers, fathers, and caregivers how to care for babies for the past 30+ years and have attended over 10,000 births!
I hold a Masters Degree in Nursing, am a Neonatal Nurse Practitioner, and am a Board Certified Lactation Consultant. I'm also a Certified Birth and Postpartum Doula and I co-own Parenting Resources, a resource center for new and expectant parents with my daughter, Kate. Yep, we're an epic mother-daughter duo and family run business. I still work in the NICU, am an expert legal witness on neonatal cases, and I speak throughout the nation as an industry expert on all things babies. But none of that can compare to the real life experience that I've acquired over the years. I can't wait to share all of it with you!
Hi, I'm Kate!
I co-founded Parenting Resources in St. Louis, Missouri with my Mom, Kathy, in 2014. I had been working with families for years as a social worker. When I was pregnant with my son Conner, I had so much anxiety surrounding simply wanting to be prepared. After I had him, I experienced every challenge under the sun, from breastmilk supply issues to postpartum depression. None of my prenatal hospital classes covered anything that I was encountering! So through my experiences, I became passionate about helping other new and expectant parents. Since then, I became a Certified Babywearing Specialist, Lactation Counselor, Postpartum Doula, Car Seat Technician, and I trained with Postpartum Support International. This comprehensive course is what I wish I would have had available to me when I was expecting and soon after having a little one.
Hi, I'm Angie!
I want to live in a world where every family feels comfortable and confident with their pregnancy and birth. As a Prenatal Yoga Instructor, and Certified Holistic Health Consultant, I have helped pregnant and postpartum women cope with the ever-changing shifts in their bodies and lives, while giving them tools to help support their systems through nutrition and wellness. As a Childbirth Educator and Birth and Postpartum Doula, I have guided many families in creating the birth experience they envision, and as a CLC have taught many expectant and new parents how to meet their breastfeeding goals.