Did you know select Destination Maternity superstores have Learning Studios inside? (Find a location near you.) Our Learning Studios offer a great selection of pre- and postnatal fitness and educational classes for moms and moms-to-be.
Meet Tara Poulin of Birthing Gently at our Natick, Massachusetts Destination Maternity Location. We recently chatted with Tara about where her interests as a Childbearth Educator began and why she loves working with moms-to-be in our Learning Studio.
1. What do you love about teaching educational classes like Breastfeeding, Newborn Care, Childbirth Classes and Hypnobirthing at Destination Maternity?
Teaching in a supportive & friendly atmosphere, along with the ability to teach these classes in a smaller group size to our students are by far the most enjoyable pieces. From an instructor’s perspective the students feel more comfortable & relaxed.
2. How did you come to teach this type of program, what is your background?
As the founder of “Birthing Gently” I began a relationship with Destination Maternity about seven years ago; it has continued to grow and develop over the years, allowing us to offer a variety of classes. I am a birth doula for high-risk women in the Boston and NYC area, a birth doula trainer, founder of “Birthing Gently” and mother of five children.
3. What do moms and moms-to-be enjoy most about your classes?
The feedback I receive from our students is that they love having a sense of continuity, such as knowing that after class, on break or weeks later, our instructors will take the time to answer any questions they may have or help them to connect in the community for support services. The students also love our instructors’ ability to present information in an unbiased way, allowing the families to feel supported no matter what their choices or views are surrounding all topics.
4. Why do you like teaching at the Destination Maternity Learning Studio?
The learning studio is modern and up-to-date, the staff is friendly, and the room itself is welcoming and comfortable for new moms, allowing them to create a comfortable space during class. It also allows for a little shopping on breaks, before and of course after class. Who wouldn’t love that?!
Find a Destination Maternity Learning Studio location near you!