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.

 

To Register Click HERE

 

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.

To Register Click HERE 

 

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.

 

OB Tour

An opportunity for you to see, first-hand, our Labor & Delivery and Mother-Baby Units and to learn what makes SMH a great place to have your baby. Registration is required and limited to two people per registration. Due to our infection control policy, no children under 13 are permitted on the patient units for this tour.

 

NOTE: This same OB Tour is included in all Prepared Childbirth classes.

 

Fee: Free.

 

To Register Click Here: OB TOUR 

 

 

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

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