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Preparing Couples for
Birth & Babies

We create online courses for parents to learn together and feel confident as they experience one of life's biggest changes.

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Our Courses

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Be 100% prepared for an unmedicated birth, epidural or C-section with this interactive course taught by a husband-wife birth education duo.

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The Newborn Class for Couples

A couples-focused course led by a board-certified pediatric nurse practitioner and packed with hands-on demonstrations and downloadable resources covering newborns 0-4 months.

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The Dad Class

Become a more effective father and leave lasting legacy with this self-paced, online program for men.

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Learn from practical video demonstrations and gain straightforward advice from an international-board certified lactation consultant so you can breastfeed with confidence.

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The Baby Sleep Class for Couples

Learn a balanced and holistic system from an expert baby sleep consultant to get your whole family more sleep.

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The Essentials Bundle

Bundle our birth, breastfeeding, and newborn courses and gain access to our birth footage mini-course FREE!

Meet the Team


Jessica Lagrone, CCCE

As a certified childbirth educator and doula, Jessica knows firsthand that knowledge is power for new parents. She has a passion for teaching moms how to birth with confidence and find joy no matter what circumstances they encounter. She specializes in producing balanced, evidence-based content so students are empowered to make their own informed decisions. She co-founded Balanced Families® with her husband, Ben. They have three girls and love the outdoors.

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Ben Lagrone, Ed.S

Ben is a dad coach and education expert. Transitioning to fatherhood was challenging for him. But that challenge gave him a passion to better prepare other men for the experience. Ben now develops tools and resources so partners can be proactive, supportive, and prepared for birth and parenthood. Before co-founding Balanced Families with Jessica, Ben worked in public education as a teacher and then as a K-12 instructional specialist, publishing curriculum used all across the U.S.

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Jessica Newcomb, APRN, CPNP-PC, IBCLC

Jessica has been working with women, infants and children since 2006, first as a registered nurse, and now as a pediatric nurse practitioner (PNP).  After experiencing breastfeeding challenges of her own, Jessica then became an international board certified lactation consultant (IBCLC) to help new mothers find breastfeeding success. She currently oversees the newborn nursery as a PNP at a local birthing center. Jessica and her husband, Zach, have two teenagers who keep them busy with sports and outdoor adventures.

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