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Childbirth Preparation/Education Course Listing

The following list of courses are offered...

Baby Care Basics

This two-hour course focuses on teaching first-time parents all about newborn care. Increase your confidence and abilities with instruction on bathing and diapering, cord care, feeding basics, safe sleep, calming a crying baby and more. Your instructor will also share information on infant growth and development, baby communication skills, sleep cycles, and safety measures. Fee: $45/couple.




Big Brother/Big Sister

For children who are "expecting" a new brother/sister. The children are involved in many activities including a special tour of the maternity unit. Parents are requested to stay with the children for the class. *Note: children should be at least 3 years old, but older children can attend with younger siblings. One class session. Fee: $20 for 1 sibling, $15/each additional sibling.




Breastfeeding Basics

This class is for expectant parents focusing on breastfeeding basics, the benefits for mothers and babies, getting started breastfeeding, effective positioning and latch techniques, baby-led feeding, maintaining a milk supply and other practical considerations. Support persons are encouraged to attend with mothers.. Fee: $40/couple.




Daddy 101

This workshop is for dads by dads. Our returning dads come back with their babies to share their experience from the last stages of pregnancy through the big day and the first few months. Topics include responsible fatherhood, mom's changes, making time, newborn care, safety, your concerns, finances, parents and in-laws, and community resources. "This is my third son, and I still went away with great information." - Participant, Daddy 101 Fee: Free.




For Classes after Oct 1, 2017

To register for classes that begin after October 1, 2017, plese visit our new website: http://www.smh.com/Home/Services/Pregnancy-Newborns/Childbirth-Education-Calendar




Infant CPR

This course should be considered a must for all parents, grandparents and babysitters. Infant CPR Anytime is for new parents, grandparents, family members and anyone who wants to learn lifesaving infant CPR and choking skills. It is not for certification purposes. Skills are taught in a dynamic group environment by using the AHA's research-proven practice-while-watching technique, which provides students with the most hands-on CPR practice time possible. Fee: $50/couple.




OB TOUR

An opportunity for you to see, first-hand, our Labor & Delivery and Mother-Baby Units. Registration is required and limited to two people per registration. Due to our infection control policy, no children under the age of 13 are permitted on the patient units for this Tour.

  • Fee: Free.
  • NOTE: This same tour is included in all Prepared Childbirth classes.




    Prenatal Yoga

    Prenatal Yoga is suitable for pregnant women in any trimester.

  • No Registration Required.
  • Every Tuesday Evening 7:00 - 8:15pm.
  • Just bring a yoga mat, blanket & pillow and we'll see you there.
  • Fee: FREE!




    Prepared Childbirth

    This eight-hour class is designed to help you and your partner prepare for your birth experience. Topics include development of a birthing plan, how to know hwen you are in labor, comfort techniques, labor positioning, stages of labor, labor variations, delivery of your baby, pain relief options, and care of mother after delivery. Plan to finish this class at least 4 weeks in advance of your due date. An OB Tour is also included in this class.


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