Connecting the Expecting

A 6-part, mostly virtual, evening series to connect with other expecting parents, learn from specialists, and explore Jewish traditional and non-traditional ways to celebrate your baby! In this series information will be shared but not pushed so that parents can decide what works best for their family. Partners are encouraged to join. Virtual Sessions are 7:00-8:30 pm. $36 per couple. Optional add-on CPR Certification, $75.

Session 1: Tuesday, February 15 | Jewish traditions around pregnancy and birth as a lifecycle event. Learn from a Rabbi and Mohel, the person who performs the Jewish ritual of circumcision, about traditional and non-traditional Jewish baby naming and bris ceremonies.

Session 2: Wednesday, February 23 | A focus on mental health. Connect with a mental health therapist (PMH-C) and OBGYN about (potential) common prenatal and postpartum mental health challenges.

Session 3: Wednesday, March 2 | Your body, nutrition, and pelvic floor health. Hear from a Physical Therapist and Dietician who specializes in pregnancy and postpartum recovery.

(Alternative session for parents who are having a baby through surrogacy or adoption will be made available.)

Session 4: Tuesday, March 8 | Building your Postpartum Support Team. Exploring different options for your support team with a postpartum doula, night nurse, and lactation specialist.

(Alternative session for second time parents: Acclimating siblings to new baby.)

Session 5: In Person: Gather and Schmooze! Couples are invited to get together in-person, outside, at a location and time determined by the group.

OPTIONAL Session 6: Sunday, April 3 at 2 pm | CPR Certification (Additional $75) An in-person CPR Training certification course for you and your partner. You will learn why CPR is important, how to administer it, and what to expect while you are providing CPR to an infant, child, and adult. A 90-minute session, in person. Vaccination is required for participation. Space is limited. Location TBA.

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All JBaby events are open to couples, single parents, parents by birth, adoption or surrogacy, families that are interfaith, LGBTQ+, and multiracial, along with families of all abilities. Let us know if you need any accommodations so that we can best serve you and your loved ones.

JBaby is a new initiative sponsored by PJ Library