Educational Programs

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Childbirth Classes

PLEASE NOTE: You must call 271-3100 to register for all classes below.

Childbirth Preparation Series
This weekly five- or six-part series taught by certified childbirth instructors, will help you gain confidence as you prepare for the birth your baby. The program provides information on nutrition, birth preparation exercises, common discomforts experienced during pregnancy, the birth process, relaxation, breathing and other comfort techniques. Medical procedures and C-Sections are also covered. The series concludes with our Baby Basics class. It’s also a great opportunity to meet other expectant parents!

Marathon Childbirth Education
A one-day program designed to help you prepare for the birth of your child. Topics include the birth process and comfort techniques for labor. You will also have an opportunity to tour Burdett Care Center.

Special Siblings
Help prepare your children for the arrival of a new sibling with this class designed for the three-year-old and up set. Expectant siblings view a video, interact with a life-sized infant doll and tour the childbirth center. The program concludes with a “birthday party” for the expected new baby. Participants receive a graduation certificate and gifts.

Baby Basics
Learn the ABC’s of newborn care, including newborn characteristics, bathing, diapering, immunizations and safety.

Breastfeeding
Taught by a certified lactation consultant, this class offers information on the benefits of breastfeeding and the basics of getting started with nursing.

Breastfeeding Support Group
Breastfeeding instruction and lactation support to nursing mothers and families before, during and after the birth of a baby.

Infant Massage
Certified infant massage instructors will teach you how to use the specialized techniques of infant massage to calm and comfort your baby.

To schedule a class, please call us at 271-3100.