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Christine Sweeney, LICSW, CLC and Marge Day, LICSW, CLC lead new Parent Classes, in Chestnut Hill and Dedham. Our experts are Licensed Clinical Social Workers and Certified Lactation Counselors, each with over 25 years of experience supporting new parents in adjusting to the amazing and often overwhelming transition to parenthood.
We create warm, welcoming and safe spaces to address the joys and challenges common in the newborn period, offering insight, information, and empathy with perspective and humor.
As Certified Lactation Counselors, we can answer many of your breastfeeding and bottle feeding questions, and are committed to empowering parent’s decision making around ALL feeding choices.
Classes cover topics such as going back to work, coping with newborn sleep patterns, newborn and infant developmental milestones, the baby blues vs postpartum mood disorders and more.
Classes also serve to help parents make connections with other parents in their community and reduce the isolation that is so common in the newborn period.
Every Monday, 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Church of the Redeemer, Chestnut Hill, MA
Please park on Suffolk Road and enter through the back entrance of the church, which is located adjacent to 65 Suffolk Road, Chestnut Hill, MA.
Every Wednesday, 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Dedham Health and Athletic Complex, 200 Providence Highway, Dedham
Working Parents and Second Time Parents Group
Meetings will continue on Zoom
Occurs two Thursdays per month, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Please note: We will be following Beth Israel Lahey Health COVID-19 guidelines for in-person group meetings. Please do not attend group if you are experiencing any symptoms of illness.
Individuals may not attend group if they have been diagnosed with COVID-19 or have been in contact with someone diagnosed with COVID-19 in the last 10 days.