Baby Care Basics
Increase your confidence and abilities as a new parent by attending this class. Newborn development, bathing, diapering, sleep behavior, methods to calm a crying baby, basic feeding and general newborn safety are discussed. It is best to take this course before the birth of your baby. Fee: $45/couple
Big Brother/Big Sister (4-10 year olds)
For children who are "expecting" a new brother/sister. The children are involved in many activities including a special tour of the maternity unit. Parents are requested to stay with the children for the class. *Note: children should be at least 4 years old, but older children can attend with younger siblings. One class session. Fee: $20 for 1 sibling, $15/each additional sibling.
Provides guidance & gives new learning skills for breastfeeding. Topics include benefits of human milk, breast structure, techniques of breastfeeding, family adjustment, and mother"s nutrition. Support persons are encouraged to attend the classes with the mothers. Fee: $40/couple.
Breastfeeding Support and Latch Clinic
This free weekly clinic provides a 'hands on' approach with an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC). You may weigh your baby, see how much milk the baby transfers while breastfeeding, get assistance with latch, ask questions about breastfeeding or simply visit with other breastfeeding mothers. No registration is needed. Fee: Free When: Every Tuesday, 2 pm - 3:30 pm at the Waldemere Medical Plaza (see map).
Veteran Dads show rookies (fathers-to-be) the ropes of fatherhood. This class uses a man-to-man approach and is an opportunity for new dads to get insight from other Dads on the changes, challenges and joys that come with fatherhood. Topics include responsible fatherhood, mom's changes, making time, newborn care, safety, your concerns, finances, parents and in-laws and community resources. Fee: Free.
This course should be considered a must for all parents, grandparents and babysitters. Infant CPR Anytime is for new parents, grandparents, family members and anyone who wants to learn lifesaving infant CPR and choking skills. It is not for certification purposes. Skills are taught in a dynamic group environment by using the AHA's research-proven practice-while-watching technique, which provides students with the most hands-on CPR practice time possible. Fee: $50/couple.
Please join us as we share the celebrations and challenges of being a new or veteran mom. Listen to stories, learn new tips and get reassurance that you really are doing the best for your baby! No registration is needed. Fee: Free When: Every Wednesday, 11 am - Noon (3 weeks - crawling) or 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm (crawling - 1 year) at the Waldemere Medical Plaza (see map).
An opportunity for you to see, first-hand, our Labor & Delivery and Mother-Baby Units. Registration is required and limited to two people per registration. Due to our infection control policy, no children under the age of 13 are permitted on the patient units for this Tour.
Fee: Free. NOTE: This same tour is included in all Prepared Childbirth classes.
Prenatal Yoga is suitable for pregnant women of all levels, from novice to expert, and in any trimester.The class focuses on a gentle flow of movement to increase your overall strength and flexibility with modifications to accommodate the various trimesters of pregnancy and assist in preparing for and providing relief during labor and birth. No Registration Required. Every Tuesday Evening 7:00 - 8:15pm. Just bring a yoga mat, blanket & pillow and we'll see you there. Fee: Free
Topics covered are: physical and emotional changes of pregnancy, the role of the labor coach, techniques for relaxation and breathing, variations in labor and delivery, cesarean birth and pain relief options. Plan to finish this class approximately 4 weeks in advance of your due date. Available in a 4-week series, 2-part Saturday and an all-day option. Fee: $75/couple. The series also includes an OB Tour.