Classes @ BOGA

BREASTFEEDING BASICS

Whether you’re just considering breastfeeding your baby or you’ve struggled with breastfeeding in the past, this class will teach you everything you need to know to get started with breastfeeding. Topics include: World Health Organization recommendations, latch, positioning, breastfeeding in the hospital, how to make milk, pumping and storing milk, common problems, and more. You’ll get to practice positioning with our special dolls. We recommend taking this class any time after the first trimester, and the beginning of the third trimester is optimum.

This class is held monthly and is taught by International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, Lisa Follet. Lisa brings knowledge, enthusiasm and compassion to the class! Classes are offered one Saturday a month. Space is limited and classes fill up quickly so please don’t hesitate to register today!

**DUE TO COVID-19 BOGA IS REFERRING ALL PATIENT’S WANTING THIS COURSE TO BELLINGHAM TECHNICAL COLLEGE (BTC)’S VIRTUAL BREASTFEEDING CLASS. CLASS DATES ARE LISTED BELOW ALONG WITH THE LINK TO REGISTER. SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE NOW FOR SUMMER (AND POSSIBLY FALL) CLASSES, SO YOUR CLASS MAY BE FREE OF CHARGE!**

BTC’s virtual Breastfeeding class is led by Lisa Follet, BA, LPN, IBCLC. Any questions regarding class information, feel free to contact her through her website:

https://www.rumina-lactation.com/

DATES & LINKS TO REGISTER:

Saturday June 26,2021

10:00am – 11:00am

https://secure2.btc.edu/Forms/ContinuingEd/CCE-Registration.asp?ClassID=8101C011&ClassTitle=Breastfeeding+Basics+%26+Beyond&ClassPrice=40.00&ClassDates=%207/11&ClassDays=Sa&ClassTimes=9:00a-11:30a&ClassLocation=Online

Saturday July 24, 2021

9:00am – 11:30am

https://secure2.btc.edu/Forms/ContinuingEd/CCE-Registration.asp?ClassID=8102C011&ClassTitle=Breastfeeding+Basics+%26+Beyond&ClassPrice=40.00&ClassDates=%209/12&ClassDays=Sa&ClassTimes=9:00a-11:30a&ClassLocation=Online

Saturday August 21, 2021

10:00 am – 11:00am

https://secure2.btc.edu/Forms/ContinuingEd/CCE-Registration.asp?ClassID=8102C011&ClassTitle=Breastfeeding+Basics+%26+Beyond&ClassPrice=40.00&ClassDates=%209/12&ClassDays=Sa&ClassTimes=9:00a-11:30a&ClassLocation=Online

Bellingham OB/GYN will submit a claim to your commercial insurance plan for the cost of the Lactation Education class. Your claim will be processed according to the benefits of your plan. If your insurance does not cover this class, there is a $20 fee charged.  We are unable to bill state insurance plans for this class. This class is limited to Bellingham OB/GYN patients only. To register, simply call the office at 360-671-4944, payment can be taken over the phone.

Patients can call and register with our front office staff. Spouses, partners or a support person are encouraged, but not required to attend. We do limit it to one visitor per patient during our classes.

We look forward to helping you and your baby get off to the best start possible!

CHILDBIRTH EDUCATION CLASS

Learn the essentials of the birth process and options for how to manage labor with or without pain medications. Topics include: birth partner communication, packing a hospital bag, informed decision-making, creating a birth plan, your baby’s role in labor, the labor process, stages of labor, fetal position, medical pain relief options, non-medical pain relief options and labor positions. You will have the opportunity for hands-on touch and labor position practice to help you feel more prepared and confident going into labor. This class is recommended at the end of the second trimester or beginning of the third trimester.

This class is taught by the certified childbirth educators and doulas at Doulas of Bellingham, with over 13 years combined experience in childbirth education and labor doula experience. Doulas of Bellingham approaches education from a place of unbiased support so you can feel more at ease as your labor approaches. Classes are held the second Saturday of each month from 9am to 12:30pm. Spouses, partners or a support person are encouraged, but not required to attend. We do limit it to one visitor per patient during our classes. The class is held in the waiting room of Bellingham OB/GYN. Please bring a light snack, refreshments are not provided.

This class is open to all Bellingham OB/GYN patients and patients of Family Care Network only. Patients can call and register with our front office staff. Phone number is 360-671-4944. This class is not covered by insurance. Cost for this education course is $85.00.

We look forward to helping you and your baby get off to the best start possible. See you in class!

**DUE TO COVID-19 ALL CLASSES WILL BE MOVED TO A VIRTUAL SETTING**

If you are unable to attend one of our virtual childbirth education sessions, our doulas are able to have a private class. These classes are limited to the pregnant person and one support person, everyone must remained masked throughout the entire class an practice social distancing. Please indicate if you desire a private class when scheduling.

We also have additional resources available at : visit the following site for free childbirth education resources and https://www.btc.edu/CommunityAndBusiness/ChildandFamilyStudies/index.html

Upcoming Virtual Class Dates:

  • Saturday June 12, 2021 9am – 12:30pm {Possible Virtual Class}
  • Saturday July 10, 2021 9am – 12:30pm {Possible Virtual Class}
  • Saturday August 14, 2021 9am – 12:30pm {Possible Virtual Class}

POSTPARTUM & INFANT CARE

People often spend so much time preparing for birth that postpartum is overlooked. This class prepares you to have a confident postpartum recovery by sharing what to expect with your body, as well as caring for your newborn. Topics include: the welcoming hour, bonding, newborn procedures, physical recovery from birth, support needed after birth, postpartum supplies you may need, emotional health challenges after birth, soothing & swaddling your baby, basic newborn care, PURPLE crying and introduction to breast & bottle feeding.

This class is taught by the certified childbirth a educators and Postpartum & Infant Care doulas at Doulas of Bellingham, with over 13 years combined experience in childbirth education and postpartum doula experience. Doulas of Bellingham approaches education from a place of unbiased support so you can feel more at ease as your labor approaches. Classes are held the third Tuesday of each month from 6pm to 8:30pm. Spouses, partners or a support person are encouraged, but not required to attend. We do limit it to one visitor per patient during our classes. The class is held in the waiting room of Bellingham OB/GYN. Please bring a light snack, refreshments are not provided.

This class is open to all Bellingham OB/GYN patients along with patients of Family Care Network. Patients can call and register with our front office staff. Our phone number is 360-671-4944. This class is not covered by insurance. Cost for this education course is $55.

We look forward to helping you and your baby get off to the best start possible. See you in class!

**DUE TO COVID-19 ALL CLASSES WILL BE MOVED TO A VIRTUAL SETTING**

If you are unable to attend one of our virtual childbirth education sessions, our doulas are able to have a private class. These classes are limited to the pregnant person and one support person, everyone must remained masked throughout the entire class an practice social distancing. Please indicate if you desire a private class when scheduling.

Upcoming Virtual Class Dates:

  • Tuesday June 15, 2021 6pm – 8:30pm {Possible Virtual Class}
  • Tuesday July 20, 2021 6pm – 8:30pm {Possible Virtual Class}
  • Tuesday August 17, 2021 6pm – 8:30pm {Possible Virtual Class}