NORTH PORT Prepared Childbirth

1 Day Class (9am - 5pm)

This eight-hour class is designed to help you and your partner prepare for your birth experience. Topics include development of a birthing plan, how to know when you are in labor, comfort techniques, labor positioning, stages of labor, labor variations, delivery of your baby, pain relief options, and care of mother after delivery. Plan to finish this class at least 4 weeks in advance of your due date.

To Register Click Here:  North Port Prepared Childbirth

 

 For more information:

 Email: child-birth@smh.com   Phone: (941) 917-1700.

Big Brother/Big Sister Class

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 3 years old, but older children can attend with younger siblings.

 

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Email: child-birth@smh.com   Phone: (941) 917-1700.

Breastfeeding Basics

This class is for expectant parents focusing on breastfeeding basics, the benefits for mothers and babies, getting started breastfeeding, effective positioning and latch techniques, baby-led feeding, maintaining a milk supply and other practical considerations. Support persons are encouraged to attend with mothers.

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For more information:

Email: child-birth@smh.com   Phone: (941) 917-1700.

Daddy 101

 

This workshop is for dads by dads. Our returning dads come back with their babies to share their experience from the last stages of pregnancy through the big day and the first few months. Topics include responsible fatherhood, mom's changes, making time, newborn care, safety, your concerns, finances, parents and in-laws, and community resources.

"This is my third son, and I still went away with great information." - Participant, Daddy 101

Fee: Free.

 

To Register Click HERE

 

For information on other Childbirth Education classes:

Email: child-birth@smh.com   Phone: (941) 917-1700.

Baby Care Basics

This two-hour course focuses on teaching first-time parents all about newborn care. Increase your confidence and abilities with instruction on bathing and diapering, cord care, safe sleep, calming a crying baby and more. Your instructor will also share information on infant growth and development, baby communication skills, sleep cycles, and safety measures.

 

To Register Click HERE

 

Email: child-birth@smh.com   Phone: (941) 917-1700.

 

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