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Preparing for Baby at Community Medical Center

11/21/2016

Prepared Childbirth Education offer moms and dads a variety of classes

Community Medical Center is helping both first-time parents and maternity mavens prepare for a healthy birth experience with a variety of childbirth education classes.

Prepared Childbirth Education at Community Medical Center aims to provide support, education and the highest quality care through a variety of classes for parents, siblings and grandparents, including instruction on breast feeding, an overview of the labor process, options for labor support and comfort, tips for the first few weeks of life and more. Classes available at Community Medical Center include:


Prepared Childbirth Class
This complete childbirth preparation course, offered as a four-week program or a one day session, provides an overview of the labor process, options for labor support, comfort measures and more. The four-week program, offered for $100, takes place on Mondays and Wednesdays from 7 to 9 p.m. and Thursdays from 7 to 10 p.m., with an optional fourth week breastfeeding class for $15. The one-day session is offered on Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. for $150 and includes continental breakfast and lunch.

Infant Care Class
This program, perfect for parents and grandparents, focuses on the care of a new baby, from birth to the first few weeks of life, including bathing, dressing, feeding and infant growth. Other topics discussed include development, safety and decisions about returning to work and other adjustments to life with your baby. Infant Care Class is offered on the first Tuesday of every month from 7 to 10 p.m. and costs $25.

Breast Feeding Class
During this introduction to breastfeeding, prospective mothers and fathers will learn about the process and techniques of breastfeeding, including advantages, preparation, useful tips for working mothers and the role of the family. This class takes place on the third Tuesday of every month from 7 to 9:30 p.m. and costs $25. Parents enrolled in the Prepared Childbirth Class receive $10 off.

Prepared Brothers and Sisters
This special program for children who are expecting a baby brother or sister helps involve them in the preparation process. Prepared Brothers and Sisters meets the second Tuesday of every month from 6 to 7 p.m. and costs $25 per person.

Childbirth Refresher Class
This class offers an individualized refresher course on the labor and delivery process for women who have given birth previously. The class takes place from 7 to 9:30 p.m. and is scheduled upon request. Cost is $25 per person.

Maternity Services Guided Tours
Parents-to-be can also take advantage of free guided tours of Community Medical Center’s Maternity Services, which take place select Sundays at noon and the second Tuesday of every month at 7 pm.


All classes are held at the 5E Conference Room on the Women’s Health Unit. Payment is due on the first day of class, but many insurance companies will reimburse a portion of some of these fees.

For questions, registration and more information on specific class dates, email cmcchildbirth@rwjbh.org or call 732-557-8034.

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