Catholic and Expecting?

CBU Class Schedule Details

February 2021 CBU  | 5 Class Series:

Day Time
Thursday, February 4 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm Catholicism – Faith in Your Home

  • Catholic Family Traditions in the liturgical calendar & fostering a Catholic home
  • Prayer (with child & spouse)
  • Power of choosing your baby’s name
  • The role of godparents & your authority as parents
Saturday, February 6 9am – 1 pm Prenatal ­

  • Uterine Function
  • Signs of Pre-term Labor
  • Process of Labor and Birth
  • Videos: one with unmedicated labor another with planned epidural
  • Medications: epidural, nitrous and IV meds
Thursday, February 11  6:00 pm – 8:30 pm Journey to Parenthood – St. Raphael Counselors

  •  Discusses the imminent post-partum experience, communication skills, parental expectations and changing identities for both partners. Pregnant and non-pregnant partners will spend the evening in separate groups facilitated by skilled professionals and returning parents.
Saturday, February 13 9:00 am – 1 pm Prenatal  

  • Working with Labor (breathing, relaxation, focus movement and positioning)
  • Veteran Parents/Babies
  • Cesarean and Induction
  • Tour of Labor and Delivery
  • Postpartum: Hospital Stay and First Days at Home
Thursday, February 18  6:00 pm – 8:30 pm Baby Safety: What to Expect When You are Done Expecting!

  • Dr. Sarah Hodack will facilitate this class. This session will prepare parents for situations that arise in the first moments of life, days and weeks at home…When do you call the doctor? How do you know if your baby is getting enough to eat? How do you manage common emergencies? What about the basics like swaddling and bathing? We’ll also address safety – water safety, sun safety, and pet safety. CPR is introduced, but this is not a certification course. Resources will also be provided for couples interested understanding charting & the body with Natural Family Planning post-baby.

May 2021 CBU  |  Express Series:

Day Time
Friday, May 21 6:00 pm – 6:45 pm Welcome/Introductions Over Dinner (Provided)
6:45 pm – 8:30 pm Journey Through Parenthood w/ Dr. Langley
Saturday, May 22 8:00 am Morning Mass & Baby Blessing
8:30 am – 9:00 am Light Breakfast & Coffee (Provided)
9:00 am – 1:15 pm Prenatal Sessions with Jessica Potter
1:15 pm – 1:45 pm Lunch Break
1:45 pm – 2:45 pm Catholicism: Raising a Catholic Family w/ veteran Catholic couple
2:45 pm – 3:00 pm Break
3:00 pm – 4:15 pm Baby Safety with Dr. Hodack
4:15 pm – 4:45 pm Natural Family Planning (NFP) with Caitlin
5 pm Closing Prayer


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