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Some Help For First-Timers.

Babytalk's new crash course for expecting parents

Babies don’t come with instructions. So for those who are expecting one, Babytalk LA’s new Expecting Parents Group should be helpful. Held at its Beverly Hills location (8580 Wilshire Blvd.), the eight-week series covers topics like prenatal and postnatal wellness, breastfeeding, daycare, hiring help, how to chose a pediatrician, infant CPR and safety, navigating baby registries, reading baby cues, and tips for making postpartum life easier. Whew! The course is led by the program’s main facilitator, Erica Chidi, along with a few guest experts such as doula Lori Bregman, child safety expert Les Bronte, and breastfeeding educator Linda Hanna. The course is $400 and meets on Wednesdays from 6pm to 7pm beginning September 25; register at babytalkla.com. Expecting Parents Groups are also in the works for the Venice and Culver City locations, call to inquire.

Babytalk LA
8580 Wilshire Blvd. (close to La Cienega)
323.364.7553; babytalkla.com