After nine months of waiting for your bundle of joy to arrive, it's time to hit the ground running on your parenting journey! This course covers much of what'll you need to know for the first few months of your baby's life. From diapering to nutrition—and everything in between—this course will help you get prepared for what's ahead!

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| Preparing Baby Items | Changing Diapers | Bathing Your Newborn | Instructional Video: Bath Time & Diapering  | Facts About Hair, Skin and Nails | Swaddling Your Newborn | Instructional Video: Swaddling  | Holding Your Newborn | Umbilical Cord Care | Newborn Fontanelles (Soft Spots) | SLEEP | Understanding Newborn Sleep | Stages of Sleep | Sleep Cycle Differences | Developing A Sleep Schedule | Tips To Avoid Sleep Deprivation | Co-Sleeping | Bed-Sharing | Room-Sharing | Using Pacifiers | Soothing Techniques | Video: Settling and Soothing | GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENTAL MILESTONES | Brain Development | Sensory Development | Hearing | Sight | Touch | Taste | Smell | Reflexes During Early Development | Genetics | Eye Color Development & Genetics | Charting Growth | Head Control | Body Part Functions | Nervous System | Social and Emotional Development | Cause and Effect Reactions | How to Help Your Baby Develop | NUTRITION | The Importance of Breastfeeding | Breast Milk Production | Breastfeeding Fundamentals | Expressing Breast Milk | Instructional Video: Breastfeeding | Breastfeeding Challenges | Bottle Feeding Fundamentals | Healthy Baby | Well-Baby Visits | First Month Checkup | Common Newborn Health Issues | Additional Common Newborn Health Ailments | When To Call The Doctor | Taking the Baby's Temperature | SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome) | SIDS and Grieving | Why Babies Cry | Interpreting Your Baby's Cries | Understanding Newborn Personality and Behavior | Main Types of Temperament | Secondary Types of Temperaments | Understanding and Managing Colic | 'Safe' and 'Unsafe' Germs | Toxins to Avoid | Conclusion |

 

Even though it's easy to forget about yourself in the first few months of parenthood, it is essential that a mother make her own needs a priority. In this course, you will learn how to balance taking care of your precious child while focusing on being the best version of yourself. A happy mother makes for a happier baby!

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| Practical Items | Common Fears | Combat Anxieties | Be Aware | Positive Thinking | Making Decisions | Getting the Blues | Baby Blues | Postpartum Depression | Help & Support | Danger of Not Getting Help | Postpartum OCD | Postpartum PTSD | Postpartum Psychosis | Getting Healthy | Food Preparation and Storage | Maintaining a Healthy Diet | Healthy Foods | Sample Diet | Drink Water | Placenta | Vitamins and Minerals | Foods to Avoid | Exercise | Getting Dressed | Clothes | Maternity/Nursing Bras | Clothing Styles | Support Garments | Footwear | Makeup & Skin Care | Stretch Marks and Loose Skin | Getting Out | Alcohol Consumption | Folklore vs. Fact | Alcohol Guidelines | Breastfeeding in Public | Public Breastfeeding Advocacy | Public Breastfeeding Resistance | Public Breastfeeding Decision | Nursing Covers | Getting Real | After Birth Pains | Postnatal Follow-up Visit | Intimacy | Birth Control | Conclusion |

 

There's a lot to learn before you give birth! This course will help guide you through the many decisions you'll be faced with from the beginning of your pregnancy to the delivery of the baby.

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| Preparing For The Big Day | Your Birth Plan | Alternate Birthing Location - Birthing Centers | Alternate Birthing Location - Home Delivery | Hiring A Doula | Labor Coaches and Midwives | Hiring A Baby Nurse | Baby Shower Invites | STARTING LABOR | Signs Labor Is Near | Arriving At The Hospital | Admissions Tests | Blood Tests | Inducing Labor | Labor Pain Management | Possible Side Effects Of Labor | Medicated Versus Natural Childbirth | GIVING BIRTH | Birthing Positions | Birthing Ball | Giving Birth | Fetal Positions During Delivery | Other Birthing Complications | Cesarean Section | AFTER DELIVERY | Naming Your Baby | Important Documents | Sending Out Birth Announcements | Bonding After Birth | Stimulating Oxytocin Release | Your Baby's APGAR Score | Common Procedures After Birth | Newborn Screening Tests | Hearing Tests | Circumcision

Cribs, dressers, strollers, car seats... the list of things you need to purchase for your baby seems endless, but if you take one thing at a time, you'll see it's easier than you think. This course helps you choose products and gear for your baby by informing you of the possibilities.

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| Car Seats | Stroller and Baby Carriers | Diapers | Bottles and Pacifiers | Choosing The Color Of Your Nursery | Choosing A Crib |  Federal Crib Requirements |  Crib Recalls |  Crib Safety Tips |  Choosing a Bassinet |  Baby Monitors |  Common Nursery Items |  How to Eliminate Toxic Exposure In The Nursery |  Car Seats |  Choosing The Right Car Seat |  Safety Standards For Car Seats |  Basic Parts Of A Car Seat |  Installing Car Seats |  Registering Car Seats |  Your State’s Car Seat Laws | 

When it comes to taking care of your baby, their health and safety is always the number one priority! This course outlines the important information you need to know about keeping your baby happy and healthy. It will also guide you through what to do if your child needs medical attention and teach you all about immunizations.

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| Medical Conditions, Visits, and Immunizations | Germs & Toxins  | Genetic Inheritance  | Will I have a Boy or Girl? | Your Baby's Blood Type | Hair Type and Color | Eye Color Development And Genetics | Charting Development | Important Parts Of The Body And Their Functions | Nervous System | Understanding Immunizations | When To Call The Doctor | Taking The Baby's Temperature | 'Safe' and 'Unsafe' Germs | Toxins to Avoid