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Newborn Essentials Class

Our Newborn Essentials Class will teach you everything you need to know about caring for your newborn. If you're an expectant mother, partner, caregiver, or future adoptive parent, this class is for you!

2.5 hr class:

$80 per couple in person class

$65 per couple virtual class

Most insurance companies reimburse for classes. Make certain to check with your company to be sure they do reimburse.


Sign up for childbirth, newborn essentials and infant CPR classes to receive a free breastfeeding class! More Info

Course Topics

You will not only learn how to diaper, swaddle, burp and bathe your newborn, you will learn what happens in the first moments your baby is born. We will discuss, delayed cord clamping, APGAR Scores and what they are, Skin to Skin and why it is important. We will also discuss how your baby transitions from being inside of you and being born. What does the transition period actually mean. Discussions include choosing pediatricians as well as products for your new baby. 

Upcoming Dates

Oct 1 Sat 12:00-2:30 (In person)

Oct 6 Thu 6:30-9:00  (Virtual)

Oct 15 Sat 12:00-2:30 (In person)

Oct 27 Thu 6:30-9:00 (In person)

Nov 3 Thu 6:30-9:00 (In person)

Nov 5 Sat 12:00-2:30 (In person)

Nov 17 Thu 6:30-9:00 (Virtual)

Nov 20 Sun 12:00-2:30 (In person)

Dec 3 Sat 12:00-2:30 (In person)

Dec 8 Thu 6:30-9:00 ( In person)

Dec 15 Thu 6:30-9:00 (Virtual)

Jan 12 Thu 6:30-9:00 (In Person)

Jan 15 Sun 9:00-11:30 (In Person)

Jan 21 Sat 12-2:30 (In Person)

Jan 26 Thu 6:30-9:00 (Virtual)

Jan 29 Sun 9:00-11:30 (In Person)


 We are offering a free breastfeeding class if you sign up for Childbirth, Newborn Essentials and Infant CPR classes.

Let us know in the comments section of your order which Breastfeeding Class you would like to attend. You must sign up for all four classes at the same time.


What People Are Saying

In early 2020, my husband and I were a waiting adoptive family. Our adoption agency offered a “baby care class” for waiting families but we were unable to attend due to a scheduling conflict. However,  I thought it would be a great idea for us to take a class like this. I started searching online for options, not totally comfortable attending a class at a hospital since I wouldn’t be actually delivering a baby. I found Stork Ready and reached out to Karen and explained our situation. She was so welcoming and said the newborn essentials class would be very appropriate for us. We communicated with her several times leading up to the class. She did give us a heads up that during the class everyone would go around and share their due date etc. but told us we were free to share whatever part of our story we felt comfortable with. 

We absolutely loved the newborn essentials class we took and learned so much from feeding to diapering to bathing a baby. This class is perfect for anyone who plans to parent a newborn, in whatever way they build their family! 

In August 2020 our daughter was born. We took her home from the hospital with only a days notice and were SO thankful for all we had learned from Karen. Still today every time I give my daughter a bath, I think of Karen and what I learned over a year ago! 

Since becoming a mom, Maddy and I have attended virtual sleep support group, mommy cafes both in person and online as well as made such incredible friends. Stork ready has been a true sense of support for us in our journey. Motherhood is hard but it’s MUCH easier with a supportive mom tribe and stork ready has given me that!!! 

-Katie D.