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
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
firstname.lastname@example.org or call 732-557-8034.