Childbirth Education Classes
Childbirth Preparation Classes
Offered as a Condensed Saturday Program or Three-Week Program, choose one:
Condensed Saturday Program:
Every other month on a Saturday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. via Zoom or in-person every other month on a Saturday from 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Three-Week Program via Zoom only:
Offered on three consecutive Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
Reviews labor signs, birth and postpartum. Practice comfort measures and breathing. In-person class will break one hour for lunch on your own. Class followed by a tour of the Birthing Center. Recommended after 28 weeks of pregnancy.
Helping You Survive the Fourth Trimester via Zoom only:
Meet with Other New Moms Virtually for Postpartum Support
Those first few weeks home with your newborn can be both stressful and rewarding. It’s a rollercoaster of emotions. Once you’ve settled in, you may feel isolated as never before. You may wonder if anyone else is going through the same challenges.
Would you like the opportunity to meet with other new moms via Zoom to share information and struggles? Contact Diana Frankenburger, Prenatal Education Coordinator, at email@example.com to learn more or to register.
This group is free and will meet virtually on Thursdays from 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Tools for an Unmedicated Birth via Zoom only
Every other month on Thursdays, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Concentrates on non-pharmacological management of labor and supplements the Childbirth Preparation class. Review strategies for an unmedicated birth and receive a suggested practice schedule.
Baby Basics via Zoom only
Monthly on Thursdays, 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
Information on newborn appearance and care, including feeding, bathing, diapering, cord and circumcision care, and basic infant safety. Soothing techniques from Happiest Baby on the Block™ will also be reviewed to learn how to activate your baby’s calming reflex.
Infant Safety and CPR
Available via PowerPoint the first Thursday of every month or
In-person on a Thursday Evening, Quarterly from 6:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Provides safety information for caregivers, including home safety, pet preparation, safe sleep practices, and car seat information. We will practice infant choking response and infant CPR using AHA Friends and Family CPR kits. This is not a CPR certification class.
Nursing Your Infant
via Zoom on a Thursday from 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. every other month, or on a Saturday every other month from 9 a.m.-11 a.m. or
In-person on a Saturday every other alternating months from 9 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Insight into the benefits of breastfeeding, how to position and latch your infant, and changes in breastfeeding as your infant grows. Get information on hand expression, pumping and planning for a return to work. If you have already received your breast pump, bring it to class. We will discuss use, determining proper flange size, and storing milk.
Parenting for Dads and Partners via Zoom only
Every other month on Thursdays, 6:30 p.m.-7 p.m.
For fathers and partners, answers and information on the challenges and rewards of parenting. Presented by Dr. Bryan Rone, certified OB-GYN and father of four.
Grandparenting! via Zoom only
Thursdays every other month, 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Sponsored by Safe Kids. Learn to navigate new recommendations and safety measures, prepare your home for visiting grandchildren, and learn to be helpful and supportive in your new role.