We provide free classes for you and your loved ones to help you feel confident and ready for your birthing experience. We recommend taking these classes to those who are planning to become pregnant, expecting, and new parents.
This class covers all aspects of 3rd trimester pregnancy, labor and delivery, and the postpartum period. Educators discuss diet, exercise, vaginal delivery and cesarean delivery, medications, medical interventions, etc. A tour of the Women's Center is included.
Although breastfeeding is natural, it's not always easy at first. This course covers everything you ever wanted to know about breastfeeding to help you get off to a good start. Educators will discuss the benefits of breastfeeding for both mother and baby, how the process of making human milk occurs, behavior of the breastfeeding baby, what to expect in the first few days and weeks after delivery and how to overcome any problems you might encounter. Mothers who attend breastfeeding class have more success at breastfeeding than those that do not. This class is taught by Certified Lactation Consultants. Since family support is important to breastfeeding success, dads are encouraged to attend and grandmothers and friends are welcome as well.
Caring for a new baby can be overwhelming, especially for first-time parents. This class helps parents understand infant care, including the basics of diapering, bathing, and handling as well as deciphering infant behavior. Parenting techniques are discussed in addition to infant temperaments and emotional responses.