Childbirth Classes

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Infant Care with CPR and Safety

Taught by registered nurses using evidence-based practice, this interactive class covers basic infant care such as bathing, cord care, diapering, temperature taking, and circumcision care. Household baby-proofing and basic infant first aid are discussed along with safe sleep environment and car seat safety. Using the American Heart Association Infant CPR Anytime program, infant and child CPR and choking rescue methods will be taught. Classes are offered from 1-5 pm. This class is for educational purposes and is not a certification program.

  • Sunday, June 25, 2017
  • Sunday, July 16, 2017
  • Sunday, August 13, 2017
  • Sunday, September 24, 2017
  • Sunday, October 15, 2017
  • Sunday, November 5, 2017
  • Sunday, December 17, 2017

Fees for Combined Class: $40 per person, $60 per couple


Return to Work Pumping Class

Pumping: Making it Work: Perfect for moms returning to work while breastfeeding. Know your legal rights for pumping breaks at work! Learn how to use your breast pump and techniques to maintain milk supply. We will discuss safe milk handling and storage. You may bring your own breastpump. Sunday nights after Infant Care class (10/15, 11/5, and 12/17) Class is 6 p.m.- 8 p.m.

  • Sunday, October 15, 2017
  • Sunday, November 5, 2017
  • Sunday, December 17, 2017

Fees:$30 fee includes mother and support person.


Breastfeeding

Learn how to breastfeed with confidence. Taught by a registered nurse, this course will cover the basics of breastfeeding including advantages of breastfeeding, initiating breastfeeding, various breastfeeding positions, establishing and identifying a good latch, and feeding and pumping guidelines. This interactive class also includes a helpful book. Classes are offered from 6-8 pm.

  • Thursday, June 22, 2017
  • Thursday, July 13, 2017
  • Thursday, August 10, 2017
  • Thursday, September 21, 2017
  • Thursday, October 12, 2017
  • Thursday, November 2, 2017
  • Thursday, December 14, 2017

Fees: Classes are free if receiving prenatal care at University of Maryland Redwood office, Penn St. office, Edmonson office, or Family Medicine. For all others, the fee is $45 for mother and support person.

Moms Breastfeeding Group

Meets every Thursday from 12-1pm at 29 S. Paca St. Lower Level. 

Cost: Free

For questions email [email protected]


Tours and Sibling Class

Tour

We offer complimentary tours of the labor & delivery unit and the mother-baby unit for our expectant moms and one guest. Children are not allowed on these tours, see Sibling Class description for information on kids tours.

Registration is required for this tour. Register at [email protected]. Please include the doctor you see and your due date.

You must be pregnant to take this tour.


Childbirth Education Class

Developed for busy expecting parents, this one-day class focuses on evidence-based information that empowers parents to manage the process of labor and birth and make informed choices for their birth experience. This class provides an understanding of the stages of labor and familiarity with medical and hospital procedures. Discussion will focus on pain management options and we will practice techniques for relaxation, breathing, and pushing. Class includes what to expect in the immediate postpartum period and a tour of Labor and Delivery. Class is 9 am- 5 pm with a break for lunch. $75 fee includes mother and support person.

  • Saturday, June 24, 2017
  • Saturday, July 15, 2017
  • Saturday, August 12, 2017
  • Saturday, September 23, 2017
  • Saturday, October 14, 2017
  • Saturday, November 4, 2017
  • Saturday, December 16, 2017

Fees: $75 per individual/couple