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Baby Food Making Class

Join Touro Nutritionist Julie Fortenberry and Guest Speaker Erin Reho Pelias, Owner of ZukaBaby, for an interactive baby food making class. Introducing solid foods is a fun (and messy) milestone during your baby’s first year of life. But, it can be overwhelming for a new parent to decide what, when and how often.

We’ll teach you the basics of baby food, including: when and how to introduce solids, the benefits of making homemade baby foods, how to make and store baby foods at home, adding new flavors and combinations as your baby ages, and more! Plus enjoy baby food tastings during the class and ask your nutrition question. 

This class is FREE of charge. Click here to register.

Calm and Confident Childbirth Class
The Calm and Confident Childbirth Class is a six-class prenatal childbirth preparation series focusing on natural, family-centered birth and parenting preparation. During this “hands-on” class a range of topics will be explored and practiced. The classes stress partner involvement, birth as a natural process, knowledge of options, balancing choices, pain management, and finding the balance of family life.
Class 1 Introductions
Class 2 Here’s Baby: Transformations and early parenting
Class 3 Exercises and Labor
Class 4 Signs and Sensations of Labor
Class 5 Positions and Comfort Techniques
Class 6 Bearing Your Baby Out

There is a fee for this class. To register and for fee information, contact Jessica LeBlanc at 504-669-3143.

Childbirth Education Series
The Childbirth Education Series is a four-class series recommended at 30 weeks or 6 1/2 months gestation and can answer any looming questions. The classes address the stages of labor, recognizing early labor signs, pain management, medical interventions, cesarean birth, postpartum and newborn care.

This class is FREE of charge. Click here to register.


Hypnobirthing Childbirth Education Class
Mondays, 6 PM—8 PM | Foucher Room
HypnoBirthing is an age old childbirth education method that uses hypnosis to eliminate the fear and tension that creates pain in the birthing experience. Moms and their birth companions will learn how their mind and body can harmoniously communicate for a calmer, more confident and more comfortable birth.

There is a fee for this class. To register or for more information, please contact Bonnie Miller at 985-726-9333.

Infant/Child CPR Training
Family and Friends CPR teaches the basic technique of CPR and relief of choking for a child and infant. It is perfect for new parents, grandparents, sitters and anyone who is involved with the care of an infant. Each participant will receive a handbook and certificate of completion. The course uses guidelines created by the American Heart Association.

This class is FREE of charge. Click here to register.

Joyful Parenting: Your Personal Journey Through Newborn Care
This two hour class is designed for first time expecting parents to provide you with the information and skills you need to care for your newborn at home. Grandparents and other caregivers are also welcome to attend. The class is offered on a Saturday afternoon every other month.
The topics include:
  • Preparing for your new baby
  • Your baby’s care at birth
  • Newborn appearance and characteristics
  • Getting to know your newborn
  • Keeping your baby safe
  • Your baby’s communication
  • Growth and Development
  • Feeding your newborn
  • Taking care of you
  • Baby Basics
  • Car Seat Guidelines
This class is FREE of charge. Click here to register.

Kohl's Happiest Baby on the Block: Presented by The Parenting Center at CHNOLA
Babies don’t come with instructions… Learn how to have the happiest baby on your block! Based on Dr. Harvey Karp’s Breakthrough ideas, the parent educators at Children’s Hospital’s Parenting Center will teach pregnant couples, new parents and caregivers calming techniques proven to quickly calm crying and boost infant sleep.

Come learn how to turn on a baby’s “calming reflex” using five simple steps: the “5 S’s” – swaddle, sway, side/stomach holding and suck. It is appropriate for expecting parents as well as those with babies under 3 months.

This class is FREE of charge. Click here to register.

Prenatal Breastfeeding Class
The Lactation (Breastfeeding) Class is designed to teach mothers the basics of breastfeeding. For moms who already know they want to breastfeed and for moms who want to know more about breastfeeding.
  • Anatomy and Physiology of the Breast
  • Care and Preparation of the Breast
  • Breastfeeding Techniques
  • Pumping and Storage of Breast Milk

This class is FREE of charge. Click here to register.

Prepared and Positive Childbirth Class
The Positive and Prepared Childbirth Class is a weekend class designed to give expectant couples the confidence, knowledge and skills necessary for a safe and satisfying family-centered birth experience. The class offers birth education as well as hands-on practice of relaxation, breathing, and coping techniques for labor and birth. Partners will learn how to best comfort and support a laboring woman and moms will learn to utilize their own unique coping skills.

The classes will cover:
  • Stages of Labor
  • Communicating Birth Preferences
  • Relaxation and Breathing for Labor and Birth
  • Positions for Labor and Birth
  • Partner Participation and Comfort Measures
There is a fee for this class. To register, contact Jessica LeBlanc at 504-669-3143.

Sibling Class
The Sibling Classes are where children learn what to expect when a new baby enters the family. The class is designed for children 4 years to 11 years of age.
  • What Happens When Mom Goes to the Hospital
  • What to Expect When the Baby Comes Home
  • Explore Ways Older Siblings Cope with the New Arrival
  • Explore Ways Older Siblings can Help with the New Baby
  • Tour the Family Birthing Center
This class is FREE of charge. Click here to register.


Grandparenting 101 Class
First time grandparents, a lot has changed in newborn care over the last few decades! From tummy time to safe sleep (back only), and swaddling to car seat safety, we are here to teach you the basics.

Learn how to best support your children as new parents and feel refreshed in newborn care skills that you will quickly put to use as doting grandparents. The Grandparenting 101 class will cover:
  • Current trends in childbirth and updated standards on infant care
  • Tour the Family Birthing Center and learn important information for families
  • Important vaccination information for grandparents and caregivers
  • Advice for new grandparents including trends in parenting, raising children and conflicts in discipline styles
  • How to best support your children as new parents
  • Clarifying expectations to maintain relationships

This class is FREE of charge. Click here to register.


Healthy Mom, Healthy Baby: nutrition and wellness during pregnancy and beyond
Maintaining a healthy lifestyle is one of the most important things you can do for both yourself and baby during pregnancy and after delivery. Join Touro dietitian Julie Fortenberry and special guest Genevieve Douglass, owner of Kindred Studios, for an informative class on nutrition and wellness for expectant and new mothers.

The class will cover:
  • basics of healthy meal planning
  • eating for two
  • healthy weight gain
  • important nutrients
  • foods to avoid
  • fitness during pregnancy
  • breastfeeding nutrition
  • healthy weight loss post baby
  • body image
  • meal planning for a busy lifestyle
  • finding time for fitness after baby and more

This class is FREE of charge. Click here to register.

Understanding Your Newborn:Your Personal Journey Through Newborn Care
This two hour class is designed for first time expecting parents to provide you with the information and skills you need to care for your newborn at home. Grandparents and other caregivers are also welcome to attend.

The topics include:

  • Newborn traits
  • Newborn Behaviors
  • Crying and Comforting
  • Feeding and Diapering
  • Bathing and Dressing
  • Newborn Health and Safety

This class is FREE of charge. To register, visit www.touro.com/events or call 504-897-7319.


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