We help families and caregivers thrive.

Classes That Prepare Your for Your Birth and Your Baby

Get ready for the most awesome adventure of your life.
The Parenting Resources Baby Prep Squad gives you a roadmap.

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Get the evidence

No more stressing over conflicting care guidelines in Google or judgey Mom Groups. We'll guide you through the most current recommendations, while respecting your parenting decisions.

Get comfy

No need to feel intimidated by a giant class. We keep our class sizes small and intimate so that you feel like you're at home.

Get hands On

You don't just learn the most up to date recommendations, but you master the skills you need to make your transition to parenthood easier and more successful.


Take a Baby Prep Squad
Prenatal Class

Your life is about to change. Feeling prepared for your incoming bundle of joy can make that life change abundantly easier.

Our Baby Prep Squad team brings you 50+ year of combined birth + baby experience help you get off to the right start in your parenting adventure.

Choose from our Birth + Baby Prep Class or our Baby Prep 101 class and get ready to GET READY!

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Enroll Now in an Upcoming Prenatal Class

Choose from our Birth + Baby Prep or Baby Prep Only
Your registration includes 2 people- you + 1 support person

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Baby Prep Squad
Baby Prep 101 

Saturday, November 17th
Kirkwood, MO

The Baby Prep Squad
Birth + Baby Prep 101

Coming Winter 2018/2019
Get on the list to be notified
when it's scheduled


What St. Louis
Parents Are Saying...


I just wanted to say thanks again for the wonderful class on Saturday. It really was a great time for Brent and I to gain some more knowledge and get more comfortable in our soon-to-be roles. Brent was even overly satisfied with the class and that’s saying something!! 

- Megan Lengerman, MA


Anything you need to know, they can tell you, in a fun and non-judgemental environment. If they don't know the answer, they can tell you who does.

The best resource for parents, hands down. 
- Kelli Lerch


We got so much out of the Baby 101 class.

I will definitely be recommending it to others! 

- Alicia Lohmar

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You'll be

You'll be ready.

You'll have a sidekick.

The Baby Prep Squad puts on the most informative and hands on prenatal classes in St. Louis.

It's always evidence-based and always supportive of your parenting decisions

☑️ Babywearing
☑️ Bathing
☑️ Birthing positions
☑️ Bonding and attachment
☑️ Bottlefeeding
☑️ Breastfeeding
☑️ Car seat safety
☑️ Carrier selection
☑️ Childbirth preparation
☑️ Choosing an OB or Ped provider
☑️ Colic and other issues
☑️ Comfort measures during labor
☑️ Communication during birth
☑️ Communication postpartum
☑️ Crying reduction
☑️ Developing a support team
☑️ Fetal development
☑️ Hands on car seat practice
☑️ Happiest Baby on the Block©️
☑️ Having a healthy pregnancy
☑️ Home safety
☑️ Infant CPR (non certifying)
☑️ Labor positions
☑️ Medical interventions during birth
☑️ Medical interventions for babies
☑️ Newborn care essentials
☑️ Pregnancy and what to expect
☑️ Planning your desired birth experience
☑️ Postpartum adjustment
☑️ Resources for new parents
☑️ Skin to skin
☑️ Sleep safety
☑️ Swaddling
☑️ Understanding your birthing options

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Sign up for our email list and we'll send you our free Newborn Safety Visual Cheat Sheet. Print it or keep in in your phone for easy reference on keeping your baby safe in the car, carrier, and while sleeping.

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Meet The Baby Prep Squad from Parenting Resources

+Learn About Kathy Loughren, MSN, ARNP, IBCLC

Kathy has been a neonatal expert for over 30 years, serving as a Neonatal Nurse Practitioner and Board Certified Lactation Consultant. She is also the founder of Parenting Resources. She is also a Certified Birth and Postpartum Doula. She has worked around the country in NICUs, as well as serving as an expert legal witness on neonatal cases, and sees clients throughout St. Louis as a Lactation Consultant.

Kathy has attended well over 10,000 births and continues to work clinically in the St. Louis area. She is known as a gifted speaker, teacher, and excellent bedside clinician, along with being seen as a professional who cares for and includes families in their baby's care. While she impacts the lives of babies and caregivers in her practice and teaching, she also brings her vast knowledge and passion to students as a lead instructor in the Parenting Resources Professional Network certification programs including Postpartum Doulas, Birth Doulas, Newborn Care Specialists, Perinatal Health Educators, and Babywearing Specialists throughout the country and online.

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+Learn About Kate Schnetzer, MHA, CLC, CBE, CPST, CPD

Kate holds as Masters in Health Administration and is a Certified Babywearing Educator, Lactation Counselor, Postpartum Doula, Child Passenger Safety Technician, and holds Certifications in Child Welfare and has been trained by Postpartum Support International.

She has been serving families for over 10 years and is the co-founder of Parenting Resources. She brings her babywearing, safety, and business expertise to students as a lead instructor for the Parenting Resources Professional Network certification programs including Postpartum Doulas, Birth Doulas, Perinatal Health Educators, and Babywearing Specialists throughout the country and online.

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+Learn About Emma Ginder, CBD, CPD, CPST

Emma is a compassionate and knowledgable birth and postpartum doula in the St. Louis area at Emma Ginder Doula Services and also serves as Parenting Resources' lead Childbirth Educator, Child Passenger Safety Technician, CPR Instructor and all around postpartum support guru. She is also a Certified Pre and Postnatal Fitness Specialist.

She approaches birth, babies, and postpartum families with understanding, care, and tailors information and services to their specific needs and parenting goals. Her calming voice and touch are in perfect balance with her sharp mind and comprehensive knowlege of physiologic birth and evidence-based practice.


We are excited to help you embark on your new epic parenting adventure!