Childbirth Education Classes
All childbirth education classes are taught by registered nurses who are certified in their respective fields.
Preparation for Childbirth – One Day Class
This 8.5 hr one-day class for expectant parents covers pregnancy through the postpartum period. This class does not include Infant Care Skills. We suggest you wear comfortable clothing suitable for light activity. Tour included. Saturdays and Sundays. Cost: $170 per couple.
This condensed 6 hour course covers signs of labor, stages of labor, the birth, medications, cesarean-and postpartum. Relaxation techniques will be introduced for you to practice at home. This class does NOT include a tour - you must register for a tour separately. Please feel free to bring a snack and drink to class and pack a lunch. No refrigeration provided. Cost $170.00 per couple.
Childbirth Class – 3 Week Class
This class contains all the same information as the 4 week or all day class. The class will be 3 hours per night from 6:30-9:30 pm. Mondays. Cost: $170.00.
Preparation for Childbirth – 4 Week Class
This four-session class for expectant parents covers pregnancy through the postpartum period, including breathing & relaxation techniques, Cesarean deliveries, medications & signs of labor. Tour included. This class is recommended for those who prefer to learn at a slower pace in a more intimate setting. Each class lasts for 2 hours. We suggest you wear comfortable clothing suitable for light activity. Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Cost: $170 per couple.
Designed for the Mother desiring an unmedicated birth. Focus on breathing , relaxation and positioning. Tour included. Class from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Cost: $170.00.
Preparing for Cesarean
For families thinking about or planning a Cesarean. Addresses surgery, anesthesia, recovery & role of the support person. Tour included. Cost: $65/couple.
Hospital Tour for Expectant Parents
To include tours of labor and delivery (when available). Registration required. No children permitted. Sundays and Wednesdays. FREE.
Infant Care Skills
Learn how to care for your newborn during the first two weeks, including infant safety, sleep, diapering & bathing. This class includes a lecture. Thursdays and Sundays. Cost: $65 per couple.
This class prepares expectant parents for a successful breastfeeding journey. In this 2 nights class/total 5 hours, the art and science of breastfeeding is presented by a Board Certified Lactation Consultant. Partners are encouraged to attend. Thursdays. Cost: $80/couple.
Breastfeeding 101 – the BasicsNEW!
This 2 1/2 hour class prepares expectant couples with the essential foundations to get breastfeeding off to a good start. Topics will include: making milk, positioning, latching, and feeding your baby in the early weeks. Cost $65.00 per couple.
Breastfeeding 102 – Beyond the BasicsNEW!
Everything else you wanted to know about breastfeeding. In this class, we will explore common breastfeeding concerns and solutions (sore nipples), managing your milk supply, diet, maternal illness, choosing a breast pump, bottle basics and returning to work. 21/2 hour class cost $65.00 per couple.
90 minute class to help expectant parents brush up on their breastfeeding skills. We will offer strategies for making the second time around even better. Cost $45.00 per couple.
It is time to introduce solids around 5-8 months. Many parents are overwhelmed at the prospect of when to start, what to offer, and how much to offer. This class will introduce the basics of complimentary foods based on recommendations of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Cost $45.00 per couple.
Refresher Childbirth ClassNEW!
For families that have experienced labor and had a vaginal birth and want to learn more about comfort techniques, relaxation and breathing. Tips for siblings also included. Cost: $50/couple.
This 1-hour interactive class helps your children, ages 2-3 (or 4-6), adjust to their mothers’ stay in the Hospital & the addition of a new sibling. Tour included. Saturdays and Sundays. Cost: $30 per child (additional children are $15 each).
The More the Merrier
Class is designed for those expecting twins or triplets. Topics will include resources and how to prepare for multiples. Class taught by RN who has multiples. 2,5 hour class. Cost: $65.00.
What grandparents should know about the newestmedical updates and safety issues. Long distance relationships discussed. Cost: $35/person.
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