This comprehensive class is taught by our RN certified Childbirth Educators and covers what new parents need to know to prepare for their upcoming labor and birth and equips them with the knowledge to feel confident to take their newborn home from the hospital. This class is a 1 day all inclusive class (9am to 4pm). The morning session will cover labor and birth and goes over topics such as:
- stages of labor and when to call the doctor
- comfort strategies including epidurals and pain medicine
- vaginal birth, c/section and potential interventions
- postpartum- what to expect in the hospital and home
The afternoon session starts with the hospital tour and topics covered are:
- newborn appearance and behaviors
- diapering, swaddling and bathing
- SIDS prevention and keepng your newborn safe
- choosing a pediatrician
- choosing infant care products
Life sized dolls are available for practicing skills.
At the end of class there is the optional additional 1 hour Infant CPR session ( 4pm to 5pm) where participants learn Infant CPR using the American Heart Association's Infant CPR Anytime program. Participants will receive an Infant CPR Anytime kit which includes the video watched in class along with a blow up mannequin to practice on. To view the kit go to www.shopcpranytime.org and look for the infant kit. Please note that this class does not provide CPR certification.
All correspondence regarding class will be sent to the email used to register. Class location will be emailed 48 hours prior to the class.
**For anyone interested in taking this class over 2 different days the 2017 Childbirth Class and tour and the 2017 Infant Care Class with optional Infant CPR is available and offers the same content as the all day inclusive.
Parking is available for a fee in the main entrance garage on 330 Brookline Ave.
Please call the office line at 617 667-4201 or email firstname.lastname@example.org prior to the class date to cancel.