After you have prepared for birth, it is important to think ahead for the future with your new baby! We will cover the highlights of what to expect when the new baby gets here. This newborn basics class covers diapering, swaddling, sleeping and bathing basics. We will introduce tips for successful breastfeeding that the whole family will benefit from. It is important to discuss the schedules that babies keep and their ever-changing needs! We will cover what new families can expect in the hospital after you transfer to the Mother-Baby Unit, as well as tips for care at home. Mom’s health and recovery after this baby arrives is discussed- and ways to keep your body healthy and ideas for nutrition and sleep for Mom. We will end the class with a tour of the Mother-Baby Unit. This is a single evening class for Moms only or Moms and their birth partners- best scheduled after any of the childbirth class/sessions. Taught by Danielle Rocchi, RN and Jill Fetch, RN.
Where exactly is this class located at Deaconess? The Deaconess Maternity Center is separate from the main part of Deaconess and NOT the DHEC building where you may go for appointments. This is where you'll go to have your baby. It is on the corner of 5th and Wall and is a 3-story building. Take the Maternity Center elevator to the 2nd floor. The elevator signs say "Childbirth and Newborn Education- floor 2." Then hang a left down the hall. The classrooms are on your left and right.
Where do I park for class? We apologize that our parking is no longer offered free. You may park in the parking garage located below the Maternity Center on the corner of 5th and Wall for $3 or on the street. Again, this is NOT where you park for prenatal appointments. You can enter the parking garage driveway off of 5th avenue. There is a black sign with an arrow to look for on 5th Avenue.
I heard this class was free? It is for our Deaconess families! If you are planning to deliver at here we include it as a part of your Birth Experience. We want all parents to feel prepared and excited and ready for the birth of your baby. Please enter the Promo Code "Deaconess" AS SOON AS YOU BEGIN THE REGISTRATION PROCESS and SELECT THE CLASS DATE !! It is a sky blue tab that reads "PROMO." If it asks for your credit card information you have done it incorrectly (If YOU PLAN TO DELIVER AT DEACONESS these classes are free!!)
Danielle, RN graduated from Washington State University with her Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing. Prior to graduating, she worked on her practicum in the Mother-Baby Unit at Deaconess. Danielle enjoyed working with the Deaconess staff and soon became a full time member of the team. She believes in being a guide and support for parents on their transition home from the hospital. She hopes to return to school to achieve her Master’s in Education.
Jillian Fetch, RNC, graduated from the Washington State University nursing school with her bachelor's in science in 2011, and has been working at Deaconess ever since! Jill is a Spokane native and proud graduate of Lewis and Clark High School. She enjoys helping parents adapt to their new roles and fall in love with their little ones in our Mother-Baby unit. Jill is excited to embark on teaching "Life with Baby" and meet some great parents-to-be! She enjoys married life, outdoor adventures, and strives to create opportunities where parents can discover purpose and meaning.