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Thrive After Birth

NPE – Thrive After Birth

CLASS TOPICS FOR WEEK 8: Thrive After Birth

Thrive After Birth 8-week

New Parent Education Series

and Specialty Classes

Classes in the series:

Understanding your Newborn

Newborn Care

Infant Feeding

Soothing, Swaddling, & Alternative Health Care

Safe Sleep for Everyone

Thrive After Birth

Specialty classes:


I am Becoming a Big Sister/Brother

High-Risk Pregnancy/After Cesarean Care

I’m New to this Dad Thing

Week 8: Thrive After Birth

Preparing the home

  • Product safety
  • Nursery
  • Infant clothing
  • Diaper changing area
  • Sleep room
  • Breastfeeding area
  • Formula feeding area
  • Bathroom areas
  • Medicine area
  • Laundry room
  • Car
  • Multiples
  • Unnecessary
  • New mother meals
  • Mothering
  • Physical recovery
  • Help

Baby equipment

  • Seats
  • Swings
  • Jumpers
  • Walker’s
  • Activity seats
  • Car seats
  • Bumbo seats
  • Things to consider


  • Benefits
  • Safety
  • Comfort
  • Lifestyle

Other family members

  • Older siblings
  • Grandparents
  • Pets


  • Kitchen/laundry
  • Windows
  • Rooms
  • Stairs

Mother care

  • Belly binding
  • PMAD’s
  • Nutrition
  • Self care

More class offerings can be found at:


Some resources to check out:


Postpartum Education for Parents

Consumer Reports for Babies and Kids Products

Parents.com – Babyproofing

About Thrive After Birth:

Shannon Ward is originally from the beautiful state of Colorado however presently resides in Hartford South Dakota, about 12 miles outside of Sioux Falls. She has a Bachelor of Science degree from South Dakota State University with an emphasis in Psychology.

Shannon began her journey to offer Sioux Falls and the surrounding areas postpartum support in 2017. She was able to travel to Colorado to attend a postpartum doula training with the wonderful Carolyn Butler of Doulawise in February of that year through the perinatal professional organization CAPPA. She has since taken a New Parent Educator training with them and will be furthering her education with a training as a Becoming Us Facilitator as well!

It is Shannon’s passion to help you Parent with Confidence by offering Always Friendly, Never Force Parent and Baby Support!