Our Childbirth Preparation and Newborn Care Class is a small and intimate class taught by experts - a Pediatrician and Registered Nurse/Certified Childbirth Educator, who are both International Board Certified Lactation Consultants. This class will enable the expectant mother and her support person to be fully informed of their choices in childbirth and immediate care of their newborn. It is important to note that the Lehigh Valley Breastfeeding Center at Children's HealthCare is independently-owned, so we can provide you a small, intimate class setting, where you will become a part of our LVBfC "family." We provide the most up-to-date information and advancements in obstetrics and immediate newborn treatment and care.
During our 8-hour informative class, we will guide you through each stage and phase of labor, teaching your support person how to be hands-on in assisting you with labor, delivery and postpartum care. Participants will leave class with the tools they need to have the best labor & delivery experience possible. We will provide you with the tools to actively manage your labor & delivery experience with or without medications, so you are prepared, regardless of how you choose to labor. Of course, our babies have not read the maternity textbook and some babies do not enter the world without medical interventions, so we will also discuss inductions, augmentations and cesarean sections. Our goal is to prepare you for all situations, so you are comfortable with however your baby chooses to enter the world.
After our childbirth discussions, we will delve into newborn care. In this class, you’ll learn about what happens right after your baby is born and how to make sure your baby gets off to a great start immediately after delivery. Our experts will teach you about normal newborn characteristics and care, including diapering, bathing, and safety. Early milestones and baby safety will also be reviewed. Finally, we will discuss the most common concerns of new parents and how to manage those potential issues. Our goal is to ensure every new parent has all the information they need to be successful at their new role(s) - Mommy & Daddy!
We suggest taking this class before your baby is born, preferably one to two months before the anticipated birth. The cost is $75 per family (price includes mother and one support person), but to celebrate our anniversay, we are offering this class for FREE. Pre-registration is required because space is limited. Your registration fee will be refunded within 72 hours of attending the class. Classes will be held as a one day intensive, all-you-need-to-know about childbirth and newborn care.
We look forward to you joining us!
All Childbirth Preparation & Newborn Care Classes are held in the waiting room of the Lehigh Valley Breastfeeding Center, located at The Children's HealthCare Center, 1517 Pond Road, Allentown, PA 18104
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
There is a parking lot located at 1517 Pond Road, Allentown and convenient public bus transportation within walking distance.