Prenatal and parent classes at Women's & Children's Hospital are taught by Registered Nurses with extensive experience in caring for expectant Moms. We also have classes to help big brother and big sister get ready for their new and important role in the home.
Registration for all classes is free for those pre-registered to deliver at Women's & Children's Hospital. Registration for each expectant mother includes one guest.2017 Prenatal Class List
Preparing for Childbirth
The focus of this class is on the first-time Mom. Topics include labor, delivery, comfort measures, partner's role and a tour of the labor and delivery suite. This class is taught in a two-hour session and is offered twice a month on Tuesday evenings. Classes fill quickly, so enroll early and ask to take a class during your seventh month of pregnancy.
Childbirth Refresher Class
This class is for expectant mothers who have previously had a baby. The class reviews labor and delivery with a brief review of comfort tools and techniques for labor. Information also will be provided on how to prepare siblings for the arrival of a new baby. A tour of the labor and delivery unit will be included in the class. Classes are offered every other month on Tuesday evenings.
This class gives expectant parents an overview of breastfeeding. The class covers many topics such as nursing the baby for the first time, latch-on techniques, anatomy/physiology and prevention of breastfeeding problems.
Baby Basics Class
This class prepares parents for baby's arrival. The class focus on nursery admission procedures, baby's physical needs, bathing, diapering, dressing, feeding and preparing the home for baby. The class is taught in a two-hour session and is offered twice a month on Monday evenings.
Infant Stimulation & Development
This class is for parents and other infant caregivers. This class teaches how to stimulate the infant's five senses through play activities/appropriate toys and highlights growth and development during the first year. Parents learn how to understand infant crying behavior and how to adapt to the infant's needs. The goal is to educate participants about creating a positive environment that produces a happy baby. The class is taught in a two-hour session and is offered every other month on Tuesday evenings.
Children experience many feelings and concerns about a new member joining the family. This class helps the new big brother or sister prepare for the arrival of the new baby. Children will learn how to safely interact with the baby. This class is for children ages 3 to 9 anticipating a new brother or sister. The class is offered once a month on Tuesday evenings.
Family & Friends CPR
This class is open to people who want to learn CPR but do not need a course completion card for their job. The course teaches life saving skills for adult Hands-Only CPR, child CPR with breaths, adult and child AED use, infant CPR and relief of choking in an adult, child or infant. Skills are taught using the American Heart Association's practice-while-watching technique, with hands-on CPR practice time. Ideal for schools and students, new parents, grandparents, babysitters and others. The class is offered every other month on Wednesday evenings.