The Bump Class for First-Time Expectant Parents

Hybrid class for first-time expectant parents.

  • Digital content available November 8.
  • Zoom BUMP BONUS session Sunday, November 15, 6:30-8 p.m.
  • In-person review with Q&A session on Sunday, November 22, 6:30-8 p.m. in Room 204/206 (Zoom option also available)

First-time expectant parents—you have a big job ahead and we want to put some tools in your diaper bag to help you through this new season of life! These sessions will give you helpful information about how to parent as a team, divide responsibilities, and build greater bonds between your new baby and each other. Experts from the fields of marriage, parenting and family relationships lead the study in this two-week class.

The following topics are presented in the Bump workshop, and may be presented in any order based on availability of presenters:

  1. Dads are Important – A Christian perspective on how fathers contribute to the pregnancy and birth, and raising a child.
  2. Great Expectations – A nurse’s perspective on what to expect. Ever wonder what you need to REALLY BE READY for your trip to the hospital? Ever wonder how to communicate to your medical professional? Want the inside scoop on the realities of breastfeeding? Essential information!
  3. New Normal – Things change, so this session will help you be prepared. Listen to a wonderful testimony of God’s grace in dealing with postpartum depression, and talk with a couple that has faced this trial head-on.
  4. Preschool Orientation – Maybe it seems simple, but the preschool years have a lot of details. Find out what Johnson Ferry offers for young children, and learn how your newborn can easily assimilate into programs in the church.
  5. Prenatal/Postnatal Music Impact Overview - Your baby hears clearly from the sixth month in utero and moves his body rhythm to his mother’s speech. At 5 months, your baby responds to sound and melody. Calm music produces relaxation; loud music generates agitation. In this mini-session you’ll learn practical ways and songs to mold your baby’s sense of language, increase the bond between baby and parent, and how to develop comfortable environments for your baby. We’ll also offer tools to help mom and dad decrease stress.
  6. Tips from a Physical Therapist - Lisa Shaw, a specialist in children's and women's health, presents great information about helping to recover after giving birth, tips for marital relationships, and setting realistic expectations for your infant's development.

"Of all the classes I took before my precious daughter was born, the BUMP classes did the best job of helping set my expectations for postpartum reality. The honest and open dialogue about sleep, health, feeding, and postpartum depression did a great job to prepare me for my daughter’s arrival.  Additionally, I immediately felt a connection to the Preschool Ministry on the first Sunday our daughter entered a classroom. With this preparation, we were already familiar with the space, saw smiling faces we recognized, and knew that Johnson Ferry had an amazing space prepared for us."—Christina

Date & Time
11/22/2020 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
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Room 204/206 (Zoom option also available)



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