The Motherhood Center believes that every woman becomes an empowered mom when she has access to childbirth, parenting information and education. We provide group classes, private classes, and information sessions on childbirth, breastfeeding, newborn care, toddler care and child care. We even offer a class for soon to be Grandparents!

All of our education classes and information sessions are taught by Certified Professionals, Registered Nurses or Physicians. We limit the group size enrollment to create a supportive environment which encourages conversations with our expert staff and other parents. Most classes last a few hours and may span one or two days depending on the type and structure of the class.

We also offer private classes in your home or at the Motherhood Center. Many of our clients take advantage of booking a private class if they are on bedrest, unable to attend a scheduled class, or prefer a private group session with their extended family or women’s group. Give us a call if you would like to schedule a private class or for more information.

Wellness & Pregnancy Packages

Congratulations, You’re Expecting!
We have created wonderful Prenatal Packages that you can purchase from our in-store boutique or online which consists of our Most Loved Classes and Services. We have the perfect fit for you!

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Pregnancy Classes & Preparing for Delivery

NATURAL CHILDBIRTH

Are you considering to have an unmedicated birth? If so, register for our natural childbirth methods class. The class will cover what to expect in labor, birth and the early postpartum period. All topics from prepared childbirth will be taught with the emphasis on having an unmedicated birth.

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PREPARED CHILDBIRTH

The Prepared Childbirth class focuses on breathing, relaxation, and delivery to help reduce fears about labor which can result in decreased tension and pain. This class will prepare the expectant mom and her partner with everything she will need before going to the hospital.

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BREASTFEEDING CLASS

The breastfeeding class at Motherhood Center offers moms and their partners information on learning the art of breastfeeding. Topics include the benefits of breastfeeding, how to get off to a great start, hospital policies and procedures and how they impact breastfeeding, latching and positioning the baby at the breast, and how to be sure your baby is getting enough milk. The class is instructed by Renee Bowling RN, Certified Lactation Educator.

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MATERNITY CONSULTATION

Make an appointment with Houston’s leading baby expert, Gabriela Gerhart. Each client gets dedicated time to discuss what to expect during her pregnancy.  From finding an OB/GYN to creating a baby registry to adjusting to new changes with baby, to planning the best pregnancy package.

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COMFORT & COPING
A LABOR SKILLS WORKSHOP

Raise your comfort level with labor coping tips and techniques in a hands-on workshop. Explore ways to incorporate breathing, relaxation, and visualization throughout each stage of labor in order to manage anxiety, tension, and pain. This class is designed for both expectant mothers and their support partners to practice and experience various coping techniques in preparation for labor and childbirth.

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PREGNANCY 101

This private class was created because our clients said they were stressed by “Online Pregnancy Information Overload”. They asked us if there was an easier way to get the information, and we answered, Yes! Pregnancy 101 answers all your questions and covers topics that impact the 4 trimesters (from pregnancy through early postpartum), and explores how each trimester affects maternal health as well as relationship dynamics. Pregnancy 101 helps you prepare physically, mentally, and emotionally for the months ahead.

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GRANDPARENT REFRESHER

Grandparents are an amazing resource for wisdom, support, and encouragement for expecting and new parents. Sometimes there’s uneasy tension between parents and the now grandparents simply because times and methods have changed. Help your parents get up to speed for the latest in newborn care and get them to register for this class. These topics, along with general newborn care tips are all covered in the grandparents refresher course.

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Preparing for Baby

NEWBORN CARE CLASS

Everything needed to prepare for baby! Topics Include: diapering, bathing, feeding techniques, sleep deprivation, proper hygiene, umbilical cord and circumcision care, calming techniques, bedtime routines and how to help understand your baby’s needs and maintain a good relationship. We offer several options to best suite your families’ needs.

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NEWBORN CARE FOR MULTIPLES

We are experts in helping parents prepare for the arrival of their multiples! Topics include: diapering, bathing, feeding techniques, sleep deprivation, proper hygiene umbilical cord and circumcision care, calming technique, bedtime routines and how to help understand your babies’ needs and maintain a good relationship. All topics will be geared for multiples.

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BABY BASICS

Baby Basics is an in-home consultation by one of our postpartum doulas with specialized training on caring for newborns. The consultations instruct parents on the most essential aspects of day to day newborn care, offer coaching for any feeding issues, and encourage mom and dad in their new role. This is ideal for parents that want a personal baby tutor who makes house calls. Fee:  $350 for 3 hour in-home consultation.

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INFANT, ADULT & CHILD CPR

This class is recommended for anyone who will be caring for infants or children. The CPR class focuses on how to prevent and handle the common childhood emergency of choking, and when to call 911 for assistance. This classroom course teaches adult Hands-Only™ CPR, adult AED use, child CPR and AED use, and infant CPR. The adult, child and infant skills are presented in three separate modules for added flexibility.

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Postnatal Care

BOUNCE BACK AFTER BABY – FITNESS SERIES

The New Baby, New You Workshop is a dynamic class series that focuses on new moms and all of the stress, worries, excitement, issues, and body changes that come with pregnancy, childbirth, and having a new baby. With a focus on mindfulness and meditation, the class will incorporate both yoga and pilates techniques in combination with breathing exercises to bring strength and recovery to the back, pelvic floor, and abdominal/core muscles.

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INFANT MASSAGE

Infant massage is a wonderful and meaningful way to physiologically and psychologically bond a caregiver with a child. Bonding with your baby through mindful touch on a regular basis has countless measurable benefits. You will learn how to safely massage baby head to toe and introduce gentle movements to alleviate various symptoms.

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POTTY TRAINING

Parents know that telling a toddler to do anything can be a challenge, and couple that up with potty training- keeping them in diapers for life looks like a good thing! Kathy Monroe has helped many Houston parents potty train their children in the comfort of their home and on-going support for two weeks.

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Complimentary Info Sessions

HOW TO SELECT A PEDIATRICIAN
INFO SESSION

During your last trimester your physician or midwife will ask if you have selected a pediatrician for your baby, and there’s a good reason for it. The hospital requires a pediatrician to be listed upon discharge! But how do you select a pediatrician. Are they a fit with your parenting decisions? Register for our Free Information Session and learn the right questions to ask a potential pediatrician.

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WHAT IS A BABY DOULA OR NIGHT NANNY?
INFO SESSION

There are many benefits that a Baby Doula/Night Nanny provides for a Mom and her newborn. A Baby Doula’s main role is to help mom recover and show mom how to care for her new baby. Are you wondering how a Baby Doula/ Night Nanny might be of assistance to you? Register for our free Information Session.

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HIRING A BABYSITTER OR NANNY
INFO SESSION

If you are hiring a nanny to stay with your little one when you return back to work or need to have a babysitter for a few hours, register for our free Information Session to learn tips on hiring a nanny or babysitter. We will also discuss about our Nanny Placement Services.

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MOM’S TALK GROUP

As a guest of the Motherhood Center, you are invited to our weekly ‘Mom’s Talk Group’ which will give you the opportunity to connect with other moms and moms-to be, get support, and learn from each other’s’ experiences. You can share your concerns, questions, joys, challenges, experiences, and practical tips.

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