How to Choose a Class

Are you really hoping for a natural birth, whether in a hospital, birth center or at home?

Are you planning for an epidural but want to make sure you have a great experience with it and still avoid a Cesarean?

Are you having a planned Cesarean (or high risk for a Cesarean) and still want your baby's birth to be special?

Are you striving for a vaginal birth this time (after having a Cesarean last time?)

Do you value knowledge and skills in all aspects of your life?

Wouldn’t you want to take the most comprehensive and fun class in the region!  

Don’t you deserve to learn as much as possible and enjoy doing it?  

Do know people who have taken a class elsewhere and said it was just “okay”?  Wouldn’t you rather take a class that has been called “awesome”?  

Don’t you deserve individual attention and not be just one of many in a class or group?

Are you looking for classes and groups that take you from pregnancy, through to birth, new parenthood and breastfeeding as well?  Look no more. 

  

Helping parents get the information they need to make informed decisions about pregnancy, labor, birth, newborn care and breastfeeding based on research evidence and ultimately discovering what feels best for themselves and their babies, Jeanette Mesite Frem teaches comprehensive and fun classes--they should be fun--you're having a baby, after all!

Awesome Birth Ready...for those who either want an unmedicated birth or know the value of delaying medication BUT who are happy to also learn about how to decide when interventions, medications and surgery are right for you and your baby and discuss how to make your birth awesome, no matter how it happens (the gold standard is to learn about all options).  15 hours done in THREE 5-hour sessions on Sunday afternoon/evenings. There are discounts available if you purchase several classes.  Click here to see the package pricing for taking more than one prenatal class.

Breastfeeding Ready...a one-time prenatal class, 2.5 hours

This class, taught by an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, will not only show you how to get breastfeeding and milkmaking off to a great start (and what you can do prenatally to prepare) but also how to get through the first month feeling supported and what bumps in the road to look for. We'll talk about sore nipples, tongue-tie, colostrum expression, pumping, choosing breastpumps and how to know when to call in a professional for help.  We'll also talk about what you need and don't need as far as products. What can be more fun than talking about boobs!?  Click here to see the package prices for taking more than one prenatal class.  There is also a discount if your health insurance is MassHealth.

New Baby Ready, a one-time prenatal class, 2.5 hours

This class, taught by an experienced mother, childbirth educator, birth doula, lactation consultant and parenting coach, will provide you with tons of information about easing the transition to parenthood, getting information to know how to make decisions for your baby's care, bathing, healthy products, sleep, diapers, soothing your baby and so much more.  This is hands-down the most comprehensive prenatal baby class you can find. Click here to see the package prices for taking more than one prenatal class. There is also a discount if your health insurance is MassHealth.

Online Childbirth Class...for those who can't make it to an in-person class for whatever reason but still want as much information. Babies in Common's childbirth educator has partnered with a company that makes a fantastic eClass, with videos, graphics and reading materials. You'll also get two bonus webinars made by BinC's childbirth educator. 

Move & Get Comfy for Labor...for those who took another class and were left wanting more information, for those who just realized they need a childbirth class but don't have time to fit in any other class, for those wanting a Refresher class and those hoping for a VBAC (vaginal birth after Cesarean birth this time around). 4 hour class on a Saturday.  Click here to see the package prices for taking more than one prenatal class.

VBAC Ready...if you are looking forward to having a vaginal birth this time, consider taking Move & Get Comfy for Labor or even taking the entire Natural Birth Ready series--there have been several couples who have done that and enjoyed it also as a date night!

Planned Cesarean & Postpartum...if you are planning a Cesarean but are interested in finding out what happens during a Cesarean and how to make it as comfortable, joyful and personalized as possible, this is the class for you! We'll also go through what to expect in the hospital during your stay as well as transitioning to parenthood at home and what makes that transition easier.  4 hour class. Click here to see the package prices for taking more than one prenatal class.

Private Classes...no matter what kind of birth you plan, you deserve to have an amazing birth!  And even better, I’ll come to you…I am willing to drive up to an hour for a private class, just inquire (Boston to CT to RI to West of Worcester). Or we can do them in my office.  $100/hour at Babies in Common.  $125/hour in your home.  Topics customized to what you want to learn about. This is a great option for those who don't want to do a group class, don't have time for a group class and don't want to do an online class, either.  Hey, whatever works! If I'm not available, I'll connect you with colleagues that I trust! Email me at jeanette@babiesincommon.com to arrange.

Birth Circle for Women...a special, free event where parents and parents-to-be come to talk about birth. Share your own stories, listen, ask questions, laugh and learn.

After you have your baby, come to one or more of my Breastmilk and Conversation groups (a feeding support group) and consider coming to one of the other After Baby is Here groups or classes.

  • to register online for a class, please see the page for that class and click on the "Sign me up!" to register (you can pay with a credit card or via PayPal). You are also welcome to email BinC and send a check to register for a class, group or event.
  • If you have MassHealth or are also enrolled for WIC services, you are eligible for a discount for childbirth and prenatal classes, please email me or call me at 617-686-0052 for details.

Questions?  Just want to learn more about the classes?  Feel free to call Jeanette, the owner/director of Babies in Common.  Her cell is (617) 686-0052.  She loves to chat!