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Nourish Baby Breastfeeding Class


WHO: Becky of Nourish-Baby

WHAT: Two hour breastfeeding class that is fun and informative. They go over positioning & latching techniques, importance of the first 24 hours, pumping essentials, milk storage, and so much more!

WHEN:  2016 : Thursday, 6pm – 8:30pm - Jan 21st, Feb 25th, Mar 17th, Apr 21st, May 19th, June 16th, July 21st

WHERE: Xpecting Maternity & Nursing Boutique

369 E. 17th St, Costa Mesa 92627

HOW MUCH: The $50 fee covers you and a significant other during the 2 hour class and a 15 minute phone consultation after your baby is born. In addition, Xpecting gives you a $50 store credit to use on any nursing products (Medela pumps, nursing bras, nursing clothes, and more). So that class is practically FREE!

Call 949.574.2184 or email to reserve your spot


Sleep Class by Melissa Brown


Join us on Thursday, Jan 9th at 6pm for a free sleep class led by Melissa Brown of Sleep Shop OC. She will cover several topics such as:

*Getting you and your baby on an eating and sleep schedule that offers not only predictability but sleep as well

*Help train you to know what your baby needs before chaos ensues

*Not only getting a baby sleeping through the night but teaching them to put themselves to sleep

*Consistency and routine help establish a healthy security for the baby – they always know their greatest needs are getting met: eat, sleep and love!

Melissa works with families in both their homes and over the phone/text/email and helps answer any and all questions that arise during this sleep training process. She offers emotional support through this often crazy yet incredible journey.

This event will fill up QUICK. Space is limited so be sure to RSVP to



Expectant Parent Series – Orange County


Join us starting September 25th for a 6 week series led by Alexandra Spitz of OC Mommy and Me. She teams up with SoCal Moms to bring you everything you need to know when expecting. They’ve handpicked the BEST local experts from all over town to come to you. We cover all of the key topics in one 6 week series. In addition to speakers on their topics, they will have an open discussion each evening to talk about any concerns or questions that have come up that week.

The group meets once a week on Wednesday evenings for 2 hours from 6-8pm beginning September 25th at Xpecting Maternity in Costa Mesa. All participants receive 20% off purchases made on Wednesdays during the Series from Xpecting, including breast pumps. Purchases must be made before class starts. Gift bags and information on the latest baby products will be given. Snacks will be provided.

Topics covered include:
Must- haves for your registry
Wellness/nutrition during pregnancy and postpartum
Sleep and your baby
Infant CPR
Maternity leave, childcare, estate & family planning
Hot topics: cord blood, vaccinations, finding the right pediatrician, natural care and wellness for your baby.

To learn more and register, visit:


Baby Sleep Class Event

Join us at Xpecting Maternity & Nursing Boutique on Thursday, January 17th at 6pm for a Sleep Class taught by Michelle S. Donaghy of Making Sweet Dreams. The class will consist of a 40 minute talk followed by a 15 minute Q&A session. Michelle will provide handouts for everyone in attendance, coupons for services, and a raffle for free attendance to her sleep workshop.

Michelle is a Pediatric Sleep Consultant and Certified Gentle Sleep Coach who offers parents a gentle and loving approach to helping their little one sleep. Through her years as a therapist, a mother and a sleep coach, Michelle’s approach offers tired parents an alternative to the ‘cry it out’ method. Her proven solutions are medically and developmentally appropriate and look at all aspects of your child.



Day 9 of Xpecting’s 12 Days of Christmas


Women always ask us when they should start using stretch mark cream. We always respond with “as soon as possible”. We don’t like to take any chances around here, so we always recommend to start lathering on stretch mark cream right when you find out you’re pregnant. A tip that most women don’t know: put the cream on your breasts also. Along with your tummy getting bigger, so are your breasts. The best time to put the cream on is after you get out of the shower. While your body is still moist, it will retain the cream a lot better.

Xpecting carries stretch mark prevention and stretch mark fading creams by Spoiled Mama and Tummy Honey.