Services

Childbirth Education Classes


Search for select events and register onlineFor more information on classes and events at Memorial Hospital or to register, call 1-800-530-3244 or search and register for select events online.

Prepared Childbirth Class

Comprehensive six-week series will prepare the mother and her coach for childbirth, postpartum and early parenting experience. Information will include physical and emotional preparation for birth, signs and symptoms of labor, breathing, relaxation and other coping skills for labor, medication, anesthesia options and cesarean birth. In addition, the postpartum experience, breastfeeding and newborn care will be addressed. Includes Women’s Center tour.

Six week series-one night per week from 6:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m. Call 399-6691 for pricing.

Prepared Childbirth Crash Course

“Condensed” version of the prepared childbirth six-week series will prepare the mother and her coach for childbirth, postpartum and early parenting experience. Information will include physical and emotional preparation for birth, signs and symptoms of labor, breathing, relaxation and other coping skills for labor, medication, anesthesia options and cesarean birth. In addition, the postpartum experience, breastfeeding and newborn care will be addressed. Includes Women’s Center tour.

Friday, 6:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m. and Saturday, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Call 399-6691 for pricing.

Refresher Childbirth Course

At the Women's Center, we know not all pregnant women are first-time moms. Since you already know what labor and delivery are like, we offer refresher courses that simply review the process.

Call 399-6691 for pricing.

Breastfeeding Class

Breastfeeding your baby is a learned art between mother, baby and the family that is facilitated by instruction and preparation before deliver. This class is designed for parents who are not attending Memorial’s Prepared Childbirth course and want to prepare for breastfeeding. This class addresses such topics as proper positioning and latch on, how to determine if your baby is getting enough milk, pumping and storing milk and returning to work. Fathers are encouraged to attend.

Call 399-6691 for pricing.

Baby Care Basics Class

Designed for parents who are not attending Memorial’s Prepared Childbirth course and want to learn the basics of caring for their newborn. This course covers the appearance of the newborn, feeding, bathing and diapering the baby. In addition, sleeping patterns and common illnesses are addressed.

Call 399-6691 for pricing.

Cesarean Section Class

This class describes what to expect before, during and after a cesarean section and how to take care of yourself, postpartum. Includes Women’s Center tour.

Call 399-6691 for pricing.

Sibling Preparation Class

This class is for parents and their children, ages 3-7. Includes tour of the maternity area.

Call 399-6691 for pricing.

Breastfeeding Support Group

This session discusses topics like growth spurts, siblings, weaning, expectations, etc.

Third Friday of each month. Call 399-6691 for pricing.