In-person Perinatal Education Classes for Expectant Parents

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Full-Day Childbirth Education

This class will help prepare you and your partner/labor support person for the events surrounding labor and birth. It features a comprehensive overview of the birth process, including signs and stages of labor, relaxation and breathing techniques, pain management options, and the birthing experience. Length: 7.5 hours

Childbirth Education EXPRESS

The Childbirth Education Express class is a shortened version of our Full-Day Childbirth Education class, designed to accommodate parents with busy schedules or those who want to learn the very basics of childbirth. Learn to recognize the signs and symptoms of labor, when to go to the hospital and what to expect when you’re at the hospital. Information on breathing and relaxation provided, but not discussed. This is also a great refresher course for those who have already had a baby! Length: 3 hours

Natural Childbirth Education

This class is intended for patients of our midwives, but can be attended by anyone. It will provide information and help prepare you and your partner/support person for the natural process of labor and birth. You will participate in a comprehensive overview of the birth process including signs and stages of labor, relaxation and breathing techniques, nonpharmacologic comfort methods, pain management options, reasons for a cesarean section, and the overall birthing experience. Length: 7 hours

Baby Basics

This class will give you more confidence in caring for your newborn (or new grandchild). You’ll learn (or re-learn) about diapering, bathing, choosing toys and how to create a safe environment for your newborn. Length: 3 hours

Breastfeeding Basics

This class will help you learn about the basics of feeding your baby the best nutrition. You and your partner/support person will talk with lactation consultants about the what, where, when, why and how of breastfeeding. Length: 2 hours

Infant and Child CPR

This class will teach life-saving cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and how to help a choking infant and child. Parents, grandparents and childcare providers are encouraged to attend but must register separately. Note: This course does not offer a certification card. Length: 2 hours

Grandparenting 101

In this class, grandparents will learn all of the latest information and evidence-based research behind the changes in infant care practices so they can be an invaluable support to the new parents! Topics include safe sleep and SIDS prevention, infant nutrition recommendations, basic baby care and how to offer assistance to the new family. Length: 2 hours