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Blossom Birth and Family in Palo Alto is an amazing non-profit resource for expectant and young families. They offer a wide variety of classes and information for Bay Area parents, from prenatal yoga and childbirth classes, to baby sign language and infant massage classes.
Located on California Avenue in Palo Alto, they host classes both virtually online and at nearby parks. Online options, such as hypno-birthing and intro to baby sign language, make it easy for parents to attend from the comfort of their home. They also offer some in-person classes, like prenatal and baby & me yoga classes, outdoors at local parks.
Having a baby is a life-changing experience and, as a Bay Area maternity and newborn photographer, it’s important to me to connect the families I photograph with resources for each stage that they’re in. Support during pregnancy is important, but I also want parents to know about postpartum support that’s available to them. It’s so important! Connecting with other new parents can be helpful in those early days of parenting, and Blossom Birth and Family provides so many opportunities for that.
I actually first heard about them from one of my maternity clients when she mentioned taking prenatal yoga classes there. After perusing their website, I was so excited to find out about the vast calendar of offerings they provide beyond yoga, I knew I needed to share them with all of my clients. Here’s a sample of what’s available at each age and stage.
There are so many classes to help guide you on your way to parenthood! For maternity support they have everything from prenatal yoga and childbirth prep to infant CPR and baby care basics to help you prepare for your little one.
You can also enroll in classes to learn about nutrition during pregnancy, as well as get connected with birth professionals. They even have a service to help you find a doula, and host doula meet and greets so you can be sure you’re a good match.
See their whole range of pregnancy support and preparation classes here.
During pregnancy, so much focus goes into preparing for birth, but Blossom Birth and Family continues to offer support through the major life-change adjustment that is bringing baby home. A new mom group connects moms so they can support each other during this time.
Other classes include sustainable diapering, sleep and breastfeeding support. See what’s available for postpartum support here.
Blossom Birth and Family truly connects moms at every stage, including ones less talked about such as infertility, grief and healing after loss. Grief can be lonely, and it’s wonderful that they offer a mom network and community providers to help.
Blossom Birth and Family offers a few different payment options for attending classes. See just one class that interests you? You can simply add it to your cart and enroll. For yoga and parent-baby classes, they offer drop-in rates or packages.
Interested in enrolling in many classes? You can also become a lifetime member for a one-time fee and receive 10% off all classes. This is beneficial if you’ll be participating in numerous classes, such as birthing, breastfeeding, yoga, baby sign language and more!
Now that you’ve been introduced to the wonderful resource that is Blossom Birth and Family, you can also follow them on Instagram to stay connected. It’s also a great way to be reminded about upcoming events on their calendar.
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