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Baby Boomers & Beyond: Venous Disease

Please join us for a free healthcare education seminar led by Dr. John T. Eagan Jr., Cardiologist regarding Venous Disease.

Classes Available: 1 Price: Free View Class Availbility

Big Brother/Big Sister Tour

This class is offered to help to prepare any big brothers and/or big sisters for their new sibling and make them more comfortable about Mom being in the hospital. They will also receive a tour of the OB and Mother/Baby Units. A parent or guardian is required to stay with the child(ren) throughout this class.

Location: Having Your Baby at Brookwood Classes Available: 26 Price: Free View Class Availbility

Birth Navigator Appointment

Meet your personal guide for your journey to motherhood.

When you are pregnant, you know you have a lot of really special moments ahead of you. But you also know there’s a lot. That’s why we’re proud to introduce our free Birth Navigator service, designed to help you plan for the next few months. When you meet with your Birth Navigator, she will:

– Assess your personal pregnancy needs
– Help acquaint you with all our prenatal services
– Provide information about breastfeeding and other healthy behaviors
– Discuss labor options and birth preferences
– Assist in selecting classes/groups based on your needs
– Provide a guided "tour of our facility"

Classes Available: 247 Price: Free View Class Availbility

Boot Camp for New Dads

Boot Camp for New Dads is a nationally recognized seminar that helps prepare dads for a new baby. In this three hour program you will have a chance to ask your questions, learn practical ways to partner with mom, find out about your role in breast feeding, work on a plan to help mom with baby blues and much more! For more information about the program you an check out their website at http://www.bootcampfornewdads.org/

Location: Having Your Baby at Shelby Classes Available: 4 Price: $15.00 Payment: Must pay in advance View Class Availbility

Boot Camp for New Dads

Boot Camp for new dads is a nationally-recognized seminar that helps prepare dads for a new baby. In this three hour program, you will have a chance to ask your questions, learn practical ways to partner with mom, find out about your role in breast feeding, work on a plan to help mom with baby blues and much more!For more information about the program, you can check out their website at http://www.bootcampfornewdads.org/

Location: Having Your Baby at Brookwood Classes Available: 13 Price: $15.00 View Class Availbility

Breastfeeding

This 2 hour class will introduce expectant mothers to every aspect of the breastfeeding process. The instructor will teach you how to initiate breastfeeding and explore some of the common concerns associated with breastfeeding.

*Fathers to-be are encouraged to attend. Please enroll everyone that plans to attend.

Our Refund Policy:
Refunds requested prior to 30 days of class start date will be honored. Refunds requested after that date will only be honored in the case of a medical complication of pregnancy.

Please see below for a few educational websites that may be helpful to you during your pregnancy:

www.womenshealth.gove
www.marchofdimes.com
www.lamaze.org

Location: Having Your Baby at Brookwood Classes Available: 40 Price: $15.00 View Class Availbility

Breastfeeding Class

This class will introduce expectant and new mothers to every aspect of the breastfeeding process. The instructor will teach you how to initiate breastfeeding and explore some of the common concerns associated with breastfeeding. *Fathers to-be are encouraged to attend.

Location: Having Your Baby at Walker Classes Available: 1 Price: Free View Class Availbility

Breastfeeding Preparation Class

This class is for the expectant mother and support person to gain information and knowledge of techniques and benefits of breastfeeding. Practical skills, common challenges, and solutions will be discussed to help you gain confidence for a successful breastfeeding experience. Topics include breastfeeding in the hospital and at home, nutrition, breast pumps, nutrition, breast pumps, breastfeeding concerns, and breastfeeding after returning to work. This class meets on Tuesday evenings or Saturday mornings for two hours. Fathers or other support people are encouraged to attend.

Location: Having Your Baby at Shelby Classes Available: 9 Price: $15.00 Payment: Must pay in advance View Class Availbility

Child Birth Education Classes

Saturday classes are complete, all in one day. Upon registration, you will receive a detailed letter with directions to class and schedule. A tour is included in all classes.

Tuesday classes are also available by appointment, from 6pm to 8 pm, for three consecutive Tuesdays. The cost for either class is $40.00. Steps Ahead participants will have their classes covered by Steps Ahead.

Breastfeeding classes can be scheduled, by appointment, Monday through Friday, and are free of charge.

Private tours are free, by appointment, Monday through Friday.

Register for any and all of the above by calling 205-783-7174 and leaving a message, or by emailing: Marcia.davis@BHSALA.com

Childbirth Education Classes

Child Birth Education Classes- are offered at Citizens Baptist Medical Center and sponsored by Women’s Services. Participants have an opportunity to receive a free car seat. For more information, please call (256) 761-4595

Getting Ready to Be a Grandparent

Please join us for an exciting class about how to be a grand parent and a grandparent. This class will teach you the latest trends including gender reveal parties, names for grandparents and nursery themes. You will also learn all that’s changed in child safety and childcare practices and how to be helpful once baby comes home.

*Classes will be held from 9:00am to 11:00am.
**Parking is $3.00. Please park in the Women’s Parking Deck.

Location: Having Your Baby at Brookwood Classes Available: 7 Price: $10.00 View Class Availbility

Hernia Seminar and Screening

This free event includes:
1) Education in hernia, hernia symptoms and the importance of early detection
2) A description of treatment options for hernia repair
3) An opportunity for patients to speak with physicians and ask questions,

Classes Available: 1 Price: Free View Class Availbility

Infant CPR & Child Safety

Our class is held from 6:30pm to 8pm and will teach parents and grandparents American Heart Association’s Family and Friends CPR for infants and children. This class includes information on how to manage a choking infant or child. To ensure that we have enough manikins, everyone that plans to attend need to be enrolled.

Our Refund Policy:
Refunds requested prior to 30 days of class start date will be honored. Refunds requested after that date will only be honored in the case of a medical complication of pregnancy.

Please see below for a few educational websites that may be helpful to you during your pregnancy:

www.womenshealth.gov
www.marchofdimes.com
www.lamaze.org

Location: Having Your Baby at Brookwood Classes Available: 53 Price: $15.00 View Class Availbility

Infant CPR and Safety Class

Please join us for a practice while you watch video and instructor facilitated program that covers information on how to perform the basic skills of CPR, and how to help an infant who is choking. Accident prevention and child safety will be discussed as well. The class is offered for anyone aged 12 and older who wants to learn CPR, but does not require certification.

Location: Having Your Baby at Shelby Classes Available: 9 Price: $15.00 Payment: Must pay in advance View Class Availbility

Lactation Support Group

A great way to learn more about breastfeeding is by being with other breastfeeding mothers. Six groups meet each week with a lactation consultant. Mothers can weigh their babies, talk to a consultant, and make new friends. The setting is very casual. Moms can come and go as they wish. There are no fees or obligations. Moms can bring any female with them. The groups are open to all moms who are breastfeeding or pumping for their baby.

LOCATION/DATE/TIME:
Mondays 10am-12pm
Flint Hill Baptist Church/Life Group Room 5
1630 Powder Plant Road
McCalla, AL 35022

Tuesdays 10am-12pm
First Baptist Church/Room 138 (next to the prayer room)
128 North Chalkville Road
Trussville, AL 35173

Thursdays 10am-12pm
Redstone Church
600 Montgomery Hwy
Vestavia Hills, AL 35216(parking/entrance in the back)

Mondays 1-3pm
6th Avenue Baptist Church/2nd floor in John Thomas Porter Building
1101 Martin Luther King Drive
Birmingham, AL 35211

Tuesdays 1-3pm
The Church at Brook Hills/Modular 2A (next to Worship Center)
3145 Brook Highland Parkway
Birmingham, AL 35242

Thursdays 1-3pm
Valleydale Baptist Church/room 306
2324 Valleydale Road
Hoover, AL 35244

FEE:Free

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New Parent CPR Training & Injury Prevention

Please join us for a practice while you watch video and instructor facilitated program that covers information on how to perform the basic skills of CPR, and how to help an infant who is choking. Accident prevention and child safety will be discussed as well.

Location: Having Your Baby at Walker Classes Available: 2 Price: Free View Class Availbility

OB/Hospital Tour 2017

Brookwood welcomes expectant parents to a tour of the Women’s hospital. For your convenience, this class is offered at both 5:30pm to 6:30pm and 6:30pm to 7:30pm and will provide information about the hospital and what you can expect while delivering at our facility.

*Please enroll all attending including partners, friends or family members. Everyone that will be attending the class MUST be enrolled.

Please see below for a few educational websites that may be helpful to you during your pregnancy:

www.womenshealth.gov
www.marchofdimes.com
www.lamaze.org

Location: Having Your Baby at Brookwood Classes Available: 52 Price: Free View Class Availbility

Prepared Childbirth (Mondays)

This is a 3 hour class is held on Mondays from 5pm – 8pm and is designed to help expectant parents prepare for childbirth by teaching relaxation and breathing techniques, preparation for labor and delivery, postpartum care, and infant care. A tour of the OB and mother/baby unit is included. OB Tours are included with class.

Our Refund Policy:
Refunds requested prior to 30 days of class start date will be honored. Refunds requested after that date will only be honored in the case of a medical complication of pregnancy.

Please see below for a few educational websites that may be helpful to you during your pregnancy:

www.womenshealth.gove
www.marchofdimes.com
www.lamaze.org

Location: Having Your Baby at Brookwood Classes Available: 26 Price: $25.00 View Class Availbility

Prepared Childbirth (Tuesdays)

This is a 3 hour class is held on Tuesdays from 5-8pm and is designed to help expectant parents prepare for childbirth by teaching relaxation and breathing techniques, preparation for labor and delivery, postpartum care, and infant care. A tour of the OB and mother/baby unit is included.

Our Refund Policy:
Refunds requested prior to 30 days of class start date will be honored. Refunds requested after that date will only be honored in the case of a medical complication of pregnancy.

Please see below for a few educational websites that may be helpful to you during your pregnancy:

www.womenshealth.gove
www.marchofdimes.com
www.lamaze.org

Location: Having Your Baby at Brookwood Classes Available: 13 Price: $25.00 View Class Availbility

Prepared Childbirth Saturday

This 3 hour class meets on Saturdays from 9am to 12 pm or 1pm to 4pm and is designed to help expectant parents prepare for childbirth by teaching relaxation and breathing techniques, preparation for labor and delivery, postpartum care, and infant care. A tour of the OB and mother/baby unit is included.

Our Refund Policy:
Refunds requested prior to 30 days of class start date will be honored. Refunds requested after that date will only be honored in the case of a medical complication of pregnancy.

Please see below for a few educational websites that may be helpful to you during your pregnancy:

www.womenshealth.gov
www.marchofdimes.com
www.lamaze.org

Location: Having Your Baby at Brookwood Classes Available: 28 Price: $25.00 View Class Availbility

Prepared Childbirth Series

This three class series is recommended for all first time parents-to-be. Classes meet one evening a week for three consecutive weeks. Topics discussed include pregnancy, the process of labor and delivery, options for pain relief, basic relaxation and coping tips, cesarean sections, post-partum, infant care, hospital procedures, and infant security policies. This series also includes a tour of the Women’s Center. We recommend registration during the 5th or 6th month of your pregnancy, and to begin classes during your seventh month.

*Please register only the mother-to-be.

The cost for this class is $35 per couple payable by:
– pay while registering
– cash the day of class.
– checks can be mailed to Shelby Women’s Center
1000 1st Street North
Alabaster, AL 35007
– class is free to Brookwood Baptist Health employees

Location: Having Your Baby at Shelby Classes Available: 8 Price: $35.00 Payment: Fees Vary-Check Class Listing View Class Availbility

Prepared Childbirth Series

This series includes 4 classes that meet on Mondays from 5:30pm to 7:00pm and is designed to help expectant parents prepare for childbirth by teaching relaxation and breathing techniques, preparation for labor and delivery, postpartum care, and infant care. A tour of the OB and mother/baby unit is included.

Location: Having Your Baby at Walker Classes Available: 12 Price: Free View Class Availbility

Sibling/Grandparent Tour

Welcoming a new baby can be an exciting and sometimes unsettling experience for big brothers or big sisters to be. This Saturday morning tour is recommended for children ages 2 and up and the expectant parents. The tour aims to help the big sister/big brother to feel more comfortable with our Women’s Center, review how to be a helper in caring for a new baby, and give them the opportunity to ask questions of their own. We strongly encourage discussion about a new addition within the family to help with the transition. A parent/guardian is required to stay with the child throughout the tour. Please register each child that is attending. We also encourage expectant grandparents and other adult support persons to take a tour of our Women’s Center and give us the opportunity to answer any questions you may have on our hospital policies and procedures.

Location: Having Your Baby at Shelby Classes Available: 5 Price: Free View Class Availbility

Understanding Birth eClass

Can’t come to a childbirth class in person? We’ll bring the class to you. Our online childbirth education program is the perfect alternative to in-person education.

Our online childbirth class provides the information you need.
– Learn about your changing body
– Recognize signs of labor
– Watch real life birth videos
– Discover helpful comfort techniques
– Get an overview of medical procedures
– Understand cesarean birth
– Prepare for your baby’s arrival
– Know what to expect after giving birth

To register and reserve your seat for the eClass please contact 844-623-3113

Location: Having Your Baby at Shelby Price: $50.00 Payment: Must pay in advance View Class Availbility

Understanding Birth eClass

Can’t come to a childbirth class in person? We’ll bring the class to you. Our online childbirth education program is the perfect alternative to in-person education.

Our online childbirth class provides the information you need.
– Learn about your changing body
– Recognize signs of labor
– Watch real life birth videos
– Discover helpful comfort techniques
– Get an overview of medical procedures
– Understand cesarean birth
– Prepare for your baby’s arrival
– Know what to expect after giving birth

To register and reserve your seat for the eClass please contact 844-623-3113

Location: Having Your Baby at Brookwood Classes Available: 1 Price: $50.00 View Class Availbility

Understanding Birth eClass

Can’t come to a childbirth class in person? We’ll bring the class to you. Our online childbirth education program is the perfect alternative to in-person education.

Our online childbirth class provides the information you need.
– Learn about your changing body
– Recognize signs of labor
– Watch real life birth videos
– Discover helpful comfort techniques
– Get an overview of medical procedures
– Understand cesarean birth
– Prepare for your baby’s arrival
– Know what to expect after giving birth

To register please call 844-623-3113, 24/7, 7 days a week.

Location: Having Your Baby at Walker Price: $50.00 Payment: Must pay in advance View Class Availbility

Understanding Birth eClass

Can’t come to a childbirth class in person? We’ll bring the class to you. Our online childbirth education program is the perfect alternative to in-person education.Our online childbirth class provides the information you need.- Learn about your changing body- Recognize signs of labor- Watch real life birth videos- Discover helpful comfort techniques- Get an overview of medical procedures- Understand cesarean birth- Prepare for your baby’s arrival- Know what to expect after giving birthFee $50 .

Location: Having Your Baby at Citizens Classes Available: 1 Price: $50.00 Payment: Must pay in advance View Class Availbility

Understanding Birth eClass

Can’t come to a childbirth class in person? We’ll bring the class to you. Our online childbirth education program is the perfect alternative to in-person education.Our online childbirth class provides the information you need.- Learn about your changing body- Recognize signs of labor- Watch real life birth videos- Discover helpful comfort techniques- Get an overview of medical procedures- Understand cesarean birth- Prepare for your baby’s arrival- Know what to expect after giving birthFee $50

Location: Having Your Baby at Princeton Classes Available: 1 Price: $50.00 Payment: Must pay in advance View Class Availbility

Unmedicated Birth Class

This class will discuss natural childbirth without the use of medication. Comfort techniques including water labor will be discussed. Lamaze coping strategies are taught by childbirth educators with knowledge and skills in assisting with unmedicated birth. This class is intended for experienced moms who desire unmedicated birth or first time moms who have attended Prepared Childbirth Class. A basic knowledge of labor and birth is recommended.

Please enroll only the mother to be but mother’s to be are welcome to bring a support person.

Bring 2 pillows and a blanket to class with you.

Please see below for a few educational websites that may be helpful to you during your pregnancy:

www.womenshealth.gov
www.marchofdimes.com
www.lamaze.org

Location: Having Your Baby at Brookwood Classes Available: 39 Price: Free View Class Availbility

Weekend Childbirth Series

This one day Saturday class is offered for first times parents-to-be, or for those that feel they would benefit from a childbirth education refresher, but are unable to attend a weekly series. The same information in the weekly series is covered on this Saturday from 9 am to 4 pm (7 hours). Lunch is on your own. Topics include pregnancy, the process of labor and delivery, options for pain relief, basic relaxation and coping tips, cesarean sections, post-partum, infant care, hospital procedures, and infant security policies. A tour of the Women’s Center is also included. We recommend registration during the 5th or 6th month of your pregnancy, and to take the class during your seventh month.

*Please register only the mother-to-be.

Location: Having Your Baby at Shelby Classes Available: 9 Price: $35.00 Payment: Fees Vary-Check Class Listing View Class Availbility