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Parenting Workshops

Free parenting workshops available to Cornell faculty, staff, postdocs, and students.

Preparing for Baby Series

Text: Preparing for Baby Workshops; images of babies with parents
Register for the Fall 2023 series here. Please contact Ruth Merle-Doyle with questions or for more information.

      Congratulations on adding to your family! This moment is likely filled with emotions, new questions and perhaps feeling like you are navigating uncharted waters. You might be experiencing physical changes, shifts to your mental health and wellbeing, and even transitions within your relationships. 

      The Preparing for Baby Series is meant to help get your questions answered, offer moments of reflection, and help you get connected to people who are in a similar position. Pregnancy and birth experts, along with Cornell Work/Life and benefits professionals, will lead sessions that are thematic and relevant, offering many answers to typical questions related to pregnancy, birth, breastfeeding, parental leave, and much more. 

      All those in our Cornell Community (faculty, staff, postdocs, and students) and their partners/support persons are welcome to attend. 

      This series is offered via Zoom and is free of charge to participants.  

        Fall 2023 Schedule - Register

        Seassions are virtual and run from 5:30 - 7:30 pm.

        • Tuesday, September 26: Welcome to Preparing for Baby: Introductions, Group Connection, and Parental Leave/Accommodation Information 
        • Tuesday, October 3: Healthy Pregnancy and Birth Choices with Kate Dimpfl
        • Tuesday, October 10: The Labor Process and Birth Planning with Kate Dimpfl
        • Tuesday, October 17:  Beyond the Birth Day: Immediate Postpartum with Kate Dimpfl
        • Tuesday, October 24:  The Mental and Emotional Side of Pregnancy, Labor and the Postpartum Period, with Casey Benson
        • Monday, October 30 (note day change for last two sessions): Health Insurance and Benefits for New Additions and Breastfeeding Basics with Jeanette McCulloch
        • Monday, November 6 (note day change for last two sessions)Lactation Support with Ruth Merle-Doyle and Pumping with Success & Returning to Work with Jeanette McCulloch

        Additional events and activities for parents: