Maternity & Baby Care Classes
Frequency: Every other month - 4 Saturdays
This comprehensive, four-week class helps couples prepare for the birth process and parenthood. Class topics include: nutrition, pregnancy exercises, anatomy, stages of labor, relaxation & breathing techniques, assisted deliveries, medication options, baby care, breastfeeding, the postpartum experience and a tour of the Women and Children's Center.
This two-hour class is meant for expecting parents or parents who have just had their baby. Grandparents are also welcome to learn about changes in baby care in last several years. Focusing on infants less than one month old, class topics will include: general care, weight loss and gain, sleep patterns, skin care, umbilical cord care, circumcision care, bathing, finger nail care, baby's environment at home, and special winter and summer care. Parents will learn about babies' reflexes and senses and how to keep their babies safe (SIDS, back to sleep, shaken baby syndrome, car seat safety, warning signs and reportable symptoms). We encourage parents to bring their newborn with them (if not still pregnant).