Aviva Lowe, M.D., F.R.C.P.(C)
To Whom It May Concern:
As a pediatrician and as a new mother, I can say with a high level of confidence that Sandi Cole’s “After Baby Comes” post-natal class is a highly informative and comfortable forum for new mothers.
Sandi clearly brings to the class a vast expertise in many important issues including infant feeding, infant sleeping, infant fussiness, childproofing, infant health concerns, as well as maternal health and well-being. In the cozy atmosphere of her home, she brings together women and their babies who are undergoing one of life’s most awesome experiences – becoming a mother.
The experience of new motherhood brings many questions and unknowns. Sandi encourages questions in a non-judgmental way and treats each question with respect. She even keeps the door open to future questions by inviting participants to call her with questions after the seven sessions are finished. In the world of newborns, not every question has a black and white answer. Sandi always makes sure to impart new research, to provide written literature, and to explain that there is more than one way of doing things.
Sandi’s class brings more than just useful information to new mothers. At every class, there is always a selection of delicious refreshments. The sleep-deprived and busy participants greatly appreciate this gesture. Equally important is the fact that “After Baby Comes” provides a new network of friends for those participating. It is common for the group of new mothers to continue to meet on a social basis long after the class is finished. These friends become a vital support group of mothers undergoing similar experiences.
Despite being trained as a pediatrician, Sandi Cole taught me a lot about parenting, motherhood, and newborns. Sandi Cole’s “After Baby Comes” class is a wonderful resource to new mothers that I highly recommend.