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Sunnyside Up Youth Pregnancy Services

Sunnyside Up

Youth Pregnancy Services

New Parent Education

The key to success

We don’t expect you to know it all. Becoming a parent for the first time can be extremely overwhelming and stressful. We have worked hard to put together some introductory classes to help you thrive and strive. You will walk away from each class feeling more empowered, supported, and educated on caring for yourself and your baby!

We offer several low-cost (or free!) educational classes and encourage you to enroll in these easy-to-follow, informative and useful classes.

All courses are taught virtually through Google Meet. You will receive more information and the link to join the class 3 days before the class starts.

All classes are intended for the pregnant parent and a support person


Classes are between two and six hours giving you the ability to take several classes in a short amount of time. Each student will be given handouts and resources to use after class to help answer any additional questions. Students will also be able to ask questions during and after class.

All classes are taught by experienced and certified educators with a wealth of knowledge and education on the classes they teach. To learn more about our educators, click here.

Parenting comes with many rewards but there are definite challenges that arise along the way. The better educated you are on becoming a new parent the better prepared you are for the unexpected. Our goal is for you to feel empowered and confident in your parenting skills.

We do our best to keep the classes as low cost as possible. Our classes are either free or $25..00. We rely on and accept donations to fund the classes and compensate our educators.

A postpartum doula is a professional trained to work with new families through the period after birth. The postpartum period is the first few months after the birth of your baby. A birth doula supports you during labor and delivery, but a postpartum doula lends a hand and offers knowledge and support once you bring your baby home.

Some certified birth doulas are also Certified Postpartum Doulas. We can work with you and your family through the birthing and postpartum process. A postpartum doula’s responsibilities change each day based on your and your family’s needs. Their role has its roots in a philosophy of women supporting other women during childbirth and parenting. A postpartum doula gives you physical and emotional support after the birth of your baby. Many doulas use evidence-based information in their approach in addition to education and experience.

Services include but are not limited to:

  • Assist in running Errands
  • Grocery shopping (keep an inventory of items and make a list each week)
  • Mail and ship items
  • Educate family members on newborn and postpartum care
  • Light Housekeeping
  • Clean and organize food/produce purchased
  • Weekly laundry
  • Hand wash dishes, run dishwasher
  • Maintain clean kitchen area (stove, sink, microwave, and refrigerator)
  • Prep food for cooking and/or cook/bake a few items weekly as directed
  • Assist in meal planning for the child and/or family

A Newborn Care Specialist usually starts with a family on the day they bring the baby home from the hospital or the day of home birth and stays typically for up to 3-4 months to guide and educate new parents and offer hands-on care to the newborn(s) to help establish feeding, routine, and healthy sleep habits. Most often, a Newborn Care Specialist will handle the overnight care so that a new parent can rest and recover from birth or adapt to new parenthood if the baby is adopted or via surrogate. To learn more about our newborn care services, check out our Be Well at Home services.

The primary duty of mental health therapists is to provide a safe, non-judgmental space for you to explore a range of issues that may be troubling you. It’s normal to feel out of sorts after birth with your mind and body trying to get back to “normal”. Our therapists are trained to help you navigate the emotional and mental changes you are experiencing after birth. Please let us know how we can help you!

Sometimes we are given donations to help cover the costs for youth to take our classes. We can sometimes cover the full cost of the class or offer a discounted rate. Scholarships are based on availability. Please contact us if you need help paying for classes or our services.